The best "Deutscher Spielepreis"🇩🇪 award winners and nominees 2021

The "Deutscher Spielepreis" (German Game Award), which has been awarded since 1990, is presented annually for 10 family and 10 adult games. Unlike the Spiel des Jahres, however, this is not awarded by critics but by a professional audience (individual players, game circles, journalists, retailers). It is also called the "player" award - by players for players.

Since 1992, the German Children's Games Award has also been awarded - here, only children's games are honored.

All "Deutscher Spielepreis" years listed individually

The German Game Award has been awarded since 1990, we have listed them again for you separately by year: German Games Award broken down by year.

You can find more info on the official website of the "Deutscher Spielepreis".

More game awards from all over the world

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

List with the best "Deutscher Spielepreis" 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 of the "Deutscher Spielepreis" winners since 1990, which you can buy 2021:

This list was last updated on March 3, 2021. We compared 75 board games for this list and selected the top 30. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Azul

    All details for the board game Azul and similar games

    Nominated for 29 awards and won 19.

    Spiel des Jahres 2018

    More details for Azul
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 - 45 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    👍 Good price!25€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Azul

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Azul" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
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  2. The Crew: The Quest for Planet Nine

    All details for the board game The Crew: The Quest for Planet Nine and similar games

    Nominated for 12 awards and won 6.

    Kennerspiel des Jahres 2020

    More details for The Crew: The Quest for Planet Nine
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    👍 Good price!9€ atAmazon.de
  3. Wingspan

    All details for the board game Wingspan and similar games

    Nominated for 22 awards and won 15.

    Kennerspiel des Jahres 2019

    More details for Wingspan
    • Players1 - 5 Players
    • Playtime40 - 70 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for Wingspan

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Wingspan" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Wingspan" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  4. Terraforming Mars

    All details for the board game Terraforming Mars and similar games

    Nominated for 26 awards and won 13.

    Nominated for Kennerspiel des Jahres 2017

    More details for Terraforming Mars
    • Players1 - 5 Players
    • Playtime120 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium

    Video reviews for Terraforming Mars

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Terraforming Mars" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Terraforming Mars" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  5. PitchCar

    All details for the board game PitchCar and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 2.

    Spiel des Jahres 1996

    More details for PitchCar
    • Players2 - 8 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age6+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    😕 Questionable price58€ atAmazon.de
  6. 7 Wonders

    All details for the board game 7 Wonders and similar games

    Nominated for 33 awards and won 19.

    Kennerspiel des Jahres 2011

    More details for 7 Wonders
    • Players2 - 7 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    💸 Too expensive!55€ atAmazon.de
  7. The Castles of Burgundy

    All details for the board game The Castles of Burgundy and similar games

    Nominated for 8 awards and won 2.

    More details for The Castles of Burgundy
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 - 90 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium

    Video reviews for The Castles of Burgundy

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "The Castles of Burgundy" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "The Castles of Burgundy" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  8. Carcassonne

    All details for the board game Carcassonne and similar games

    Nominated for 8 awards and won 5.

    Spiel des Jahres 2001

    More details for Carcassonne
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime30 - 45 Minutes
    • Age7+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    💸 Too expensive!30€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Carcassonne

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Carcassonne" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Carcassonne" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  9. Dominion

    All details for the board game Dominion and similar games

    Nominated for 32 awards and won 17.

    Spiel des Jahres 2009

    More details for Dominion
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  10. Pandemic

    All details for the board game Pandemic and similar games

    Nominated for 29 awards and won 8.

    Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2009

    More details for Pandemic
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for Pandemic

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Pandemic" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Pandemic" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Pandemic" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Pandemic" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  11. 6 nimmt!

    All details for the board game 6 nimmt! and similar games

    Nominated for 5 awards and won 3.

    More details for 6 nimmt!
    • Players2 - 10 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  12. Stone Age

    All details for the board game Stone Age and similar games

    Nominated for 22 awards and won 3.

    Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2008

    More details for Stone Age
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime60 - 90 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for Stone Age

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Stone Age" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Stone Age" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  13. Puerto Rico

    All details for the board game Puerto Rico and similar games

    Nominated for 11 awards and won 7.

    Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2002

    More details for Puerto Rico
    • Players3 - 5 Players
    • Playtime90 - 150 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
    😕 Questionable price30€ atAmazon.de
  14. Modern Art

    All details for the board game Modern Art and similar games

    Nominated for 6 awards and won 3.

    More details for Modern Art
    • Players3 - 5 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  15. The Voyages of Marco Polo

    All details for the board game The Voyages of Marco Polo and similar games

    Nominated for 13 awards and won 7.

    More details for The Voyages of Marco Polo
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime40 - 100 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium

    Video reviews for The Voyages of Marco Polo

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "The Voyages of Marco Polo" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "The Voyages of Marco Polo" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  16. El Grande

    All details for the board game El Grande and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 3.

    Spiel des Jahres 1996

    More details for El Grande
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime60 - 120 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
    💸 Too expensive!70€ atAmazon.de
  17. San Juan

    All details for the board game San Juan and similar games

    Nominated for 6 awards and won 2.

    More details for San Juan
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime45 - 60 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for San Juan

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "San Juan" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "San Juan" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "San Juan" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "San Juan" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  18. Agricola

    All details for the board game Agricola and similar games

    Nominated for 25 awards and won 14.

    Spiel des Jahres 2008

    More details for Agricola
    • Players1 - 5 Players
    • Playtime30 - 150 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: hard
    👍 Good price!45€ atAmazon.de
  19. Terra Mystica

    All details for the board game Terra Mystica and similar games

    Nominated for 17 awards and won 13.

    More details for Terra Mystica
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime60 - 150 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: hard

    Video reviews for Terra Mystica

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Terra Mystica" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Terra Mystica" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  20. Saint Petersburg

    All details for the board game Saint Petersburg and similar games

    Nominated for 7 awards and won 1.

    Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2004

    More details for Saint Petersburg
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime45 - 60 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    🔥 Great price!90€ atAmazon.de
  21. Alhambra

    All details for the board game Alhambra and similar games

    Nominated for 10 awards and won 4.

    Spiel des Jahres 2003

    More details for Alhambra
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime45 - 60 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  22. Catan

    All details for the board game Catan and similar games

    Nominated for 9 awards and won 7.

    Spiel des Jahres 1995

    More details for Catan
    • Players3 - 4 Players
    • Playtime60 - 120 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    👍 Good price!24€ atAmazon.de
  23. Thurn and Taxis

    All details for the board game Thurn and Taxis and similar games

    Nominated for 12 awards and won 5.

    Spiel des Jahres 2006

    More details for Thurn and Taxis
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    👍 Good price!60€ atAmazon.de
  24. Russian Railroads

    All details for the board game Russian Railroads and similar games

    Nominated for 10 awards and won 4.

    More details for Russian Railroads
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime90 - 120 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
    👍 Good price!100€ atAmazon.de
  25. Troyes

    All details for the board game Troyes and similar games

    Nominated for 9 awards and won 1.

    🔥 Deal: 67% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!
    More details for Troyes
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime90 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
    🔥 Great price!50€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Troyes

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Troyes" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Troyes" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  26. Village

    All details for the board game Village and similar games

    Nominated for 16 awards and won 7.

    Kennerspiel des Jahres 2012

    More details for Village
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime60 - 90 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium

    Video reviews for Village

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Village" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Village" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  27. Fresco

    All details for the board game Fresco and similar games

    Nominated for 19 awards and won 2.

    More details for Fresco
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  28. Notre Dame

    All details for the board game Notre Dame and similar games

    Nominated for 8 awards.

    More details for Notre Dame
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime45 - 75 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
    💸 Too expensive!40€ atAmazon.de
  29. Manila

    All details for the board game Manila and similar games

    Nominated for 6 awards.

    More details for Manila
    • Players3 - 5 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    🔥 Great price!25€ atAmazon.de
  30. Vikings

    All details for the board game Vikings and similar games

    Nominated for 5 awards.

    More details for Vikings
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
    😕 Questionable price90€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Vikings

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Vikings" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Vikings" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache

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