The best "Deutscher Kinderspielepreis"🇩🇪 award winners and nominees 2024

The "German Children's Game Award", which has been awarded since 1992, is presented annually for one children's game. Unlike the Kinderspiel des Jahres, however, this is not awarded by critics but by an expert audience (individual players, game circles, journalists, retailers).

Since 1990, the Deutscher Spielepreis (German Games Award) has also been awarded - here, family & grown-up games are honored.

Other game awards from all over the world

There are many more game awards from around the world, you can find a list at the bottom of this page.

List with the best "German Children's Game Award" winners and nominees of all years:

But of course you can also compare the best of the best with each other. Here now our list with the card & board games recommendations among all "Deutscher Kinderspielepreis" winners since 1992, which you can buy 2024:

This list was last updated on May 13, 2024. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. ICECOOL

    All details for the board game ICECOOL and similar games

    ICECOOL is an energetic and playful flicking game set in a penguin school, where players assume the roles of rascally penguins trying to snatch fish and the vigilant Hall Monitor trying to maintain order.

    Nominated for 14 awards and won 6.

    ⭐️ Kinderspiel des Jahres 2017

    More details for ICECOOL
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for ICECOOL

    • YouTube Review for the game "ICECOOL" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  2. Quacks & Co.: Quedlinburg Dash

    All details for the board game Quacks & Co.: Quedlinburg Dash and similar games

    Nominated for 8 awards and won 4.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2022

    More details for Quacks & Co.: Quedlinburg Dash
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 25 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!Check for best price now atAmazon*
  3. Memoarrr!

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    Nominated for 3 awards and won 2.

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 10 - 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!Check for best price now atAmazon*
  4. Concept Kids: Animals

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    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    More details for Concept Kids: Animals
    • 2 - 12 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 4+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Concept Kids: Animals

    • YouTube Review for the game "Concept Kids: Animals" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  5. Chicken Cha Cha Cha

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    Chicken Cha Cha Cha is a delightful and engaging memory game that combines the whimsy of chickens learning to dance with the challenge of strategic movement and memory. Players become chickens vying to out-memorize and outmaneuver their opponents around a circuitous path, aiming to collect the tail feathers of their rivals by accurately recalling the images hidden on octagonal tiles.

    Nominated for 4 awards and won 4.

    ⭐️ Spiel des Jahres 1998

    More details for Chicken Cha Cha Cha
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 15 - 20 Minutes
    • 4+ years old
    • Immediately playable
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  6. Leo

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    Nominated for 5 awards and won 2.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2016

    More details for Leo
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  7. Nacht der Magier

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    Nominated for 13 awards and won 5.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2006

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2006

    More details for Nacht der Magier
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 10 - 20 Minutes
    • 5+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  8. Cheating Moth

    All details for the board game Cheating Moth and similar games

    Cheating Moth is a mischievously fun card game where cheating isn't just allowed, it's necessary to win! Players aim to get rid of all their cards, but traditional card play is only part of the strategy. You'll also need to cleverly cheat by secretly dropping cards without getting caught. Each round begins with players holding eight cards and trying to play a card onto the discard pile that is exactly one number higher or lower than the top card. But here's the twist: certain cards, like the Cheating Moth cards, can't be discarded normally and must be slyly disposed of through cheating.

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 2.

    More details for Cheating Moth
    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!Check for best price now atAmazon*
  9. Burg Appenzell

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    Nominated for 13 awards and won 6.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2007

    More details for Burg Appenzell
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  10. Dodo

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    Nominated for 5 awards and won 3.

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 10 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  11. Spinderella

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    Nominated for 4 awards and won 4.

    ⭐️ Kinderspiel des Jahres 2015

    More details for Spinderella
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  12. Andor: The Family Fantasy Game

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    Nominated for 3 awards and won 1.

    More details for Andor: The Family Fantasy Game
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  13. Whoowasit?

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    Nominated for 2 awards and won 2.

    ⭐️ Kinderspiel des Jahres 2008

    More details for Whoowasit?
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable
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  14. Kayanak

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    Nominated for 2 awards and won 2.

    ⭐️ Spiel des Jahres 1999

    More details for Kayanak
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 4+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!Check for best price now atAmazon*
  15. Bugs in the Kitchen

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    Nominated for 7 awards and won 4.

    ⭐️ Kinderspiel des Jahres 2013

    More details for Bugs in the Kitchen
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 15 - 20 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!Check for best price now atAmazon*
  16. Akaba

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    Nominated for 3 awards and won 1.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2005

    More details for Akaba
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 5+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  17. Feuerdrachen

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    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    More details for Feuerdrachen
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 5+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  18. Monster Trap

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    Nominated for 10 awards and won 4.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2011

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2011

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2011

    More details for Monster Trap
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  19. Die Ritter von der Haselnuss

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    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    More details for Die Ritter von der Haselnuss
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  20. Schloss Schlotterstein

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    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    More details for Schloss Schlotterstein
    • 1 - 6 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 5+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  21. Zapp Zerapp

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    Nominated for 4 awards and won 2.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2001

    More details for Zapp Zerapp
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  22. Highly Suspect

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    Nominated for 3 awards and won 1.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2002

    More details for Highly Suspect
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  23. Hallo Dachs!

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    Nominated for 2 awards and won 2.

    More details for Hallo Dachs!
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  24. Galloping Pigs

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    Nominated for 2 awards and won 2.

    ⭐️ Spiel des Jahres 1992

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    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  25. Pete the Pirate

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    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    More details for Pete the Pirate
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  26. Dawn Under

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    Nominated for 3 awards and won 1.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2004

    ⭐️ Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2004

    More details for Dawn Under
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  27. Husch Husch kleine Hexe

    All details for the board game Husch Husch kleine Hexe and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    More details for Husch Husch kleine Hexe
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 3+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!Check for best price now atAmazon*
  28. Kraken-Alarm

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    Nominated for 6 awards and won 2.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2010

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2010

    More details for Kraken-Alarm
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 5+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  29. Mirror Mansion

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    Nominated for 4 awards and won 1.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2009

    More details for Mirror Mansion
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable

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