The best "Diana Jones Award for Excellence in Gaming🇺🇸" winners and nominees 2021

Looking for a good game that won or was nominated for the Diana Jones Award for Excellence in Gaming? Then we have just the thing for you: A list of the best "Diana Jones Award for Excellence in Gaming" winners and games that were on the nomination list.

What is the Diana Jones Award for Excellence in Gaming?

The "Diana Jones Award for Excellence in Gaming" is an award for dice, card & board games. The award originates from 🇺🇸USA, was established in 2001 and is voted for by a panel of judges.

Anyone and anything within the game industry and hobby is eligible to win the Diana Jones Award. This includes, but is not limited to: Individuals, products, publications, publishers, distributors, retailers, clubs, organizations, conventions, events, trends, innovations and concepts.

The award will be decided by a panel of individuals who are active in all areas and at all levels of the hobby game business, all of whom have excelled in their field. It is up to each member of the panel to decide whether to disclose their membership, but the full list of members is not published. Most members of the Diana Jones Jury Committee are anonymous, but Peter Adkison, Matt Forbeck, John Kovalic and James Wallis have all disclosed their membership. New members are invited at the discretion of existing members.

Diana Jones Award for Excellence in Gaming Categories.

The Diana Jones Award is presented each year in the following categories:

  • Diana Jones Award for Excellence in Gaming

More info can be found on the official Diana Jones Award homepage or the Wikipedia article of Diana Jones Award for Excellence in Gaming.

list of top Diana Jones Award winners & nominees 2021:

This list was last updated on September 1, 2021. We compared 17 board games for this list and selected the top 15. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Pandemic Legacy: Season 1

    All details for the board game Pandemic Legacy: Season 1 and similar games

    Nominated for 21 awards and won 12.

    Nominated for Kennerspiel des Jahres 2016

    More details for Pandemic Legacy: Season 1
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
    👍 Good price!45€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Pandemic Legacy: Season 1

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Pandemic Legacy: Season 1" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
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      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Pandemic Legacy: Season 1" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Pandemic Legacy: Season 1" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Pandemic Legacy: Season 1" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Pandemic Legacy: Season 1" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Pandemic Legacy: Season 1" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  2. Love Letter

    All details for the board game Love Letter and similar games

    Nominated for 14 awards and won 7.

    More details for Love Letter
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy

    Video reviews for Love Letter

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Love Letter" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Love Letter" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  3. The Mind

    All details for the board game The Mind and similar games

    Nominated for 19 awards and won 9.

    Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2018

    More details for The Mind
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  4. Ticket to Ride

    All details for the board game Ticket to Ride and similar games

    Nominated for 16 awards and won 10.

    Spiel des Jahres 2004

    More details for Ticket to Ride
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime30 - 60 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    👍 Good price!30€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Ticket to Ride

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Ticket to Ride" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Ticket to Ride" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  5. 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
  6. 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
    👍 Good price!29€ atAmazon.de
  7. Gloomhaven

    All details for the board game Gloomhaven and similar games

    Nominated for 22 awards and won 10.

    More details for Gloomhaven
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime60 - 120 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: hard
    👍 Good price!121€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Gloomhaven

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Gloomhaven" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Gloomhaven" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Gloomhaven" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
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  8. Catacombs

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    Nominated for 3 awards and won 1.

    More details for Catacombs
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime30 - 60 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  9. Risk Legacy

    All details for the board game Risk Legacy and similar games

    Nominated for 5 awards and won 1.

    More details for Risk Legacy
    • Players3 - 5 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium

    Video reviews for Risk Legacy

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Risk Legacy" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Risk Legacy" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  10. ROFL!

    All details for the board game ROFL! and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for ROFL!
    • Players3 - 7 Players
    • Playtime30 - 45 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  11. Charterstone

    All details for the board game Charterstone and similar games

    Nominated for 7 awards.

    More details for Charterstone
    • Players1 - 6 Players
    • Playtime45 - 75 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
    🔥 Great price!46€ atAmazon.de
  12. 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
    👍 Good price!51€ atAmazon.de

    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
  13. Magic: The Gathering

    All details for the board game Magic: The Gathering and similar games

    Nominated for 9 awards and won 6.

    More details for Magic: The Gathering
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  14. Holding On: The Troubled Life of Billy Kerr

    All details for the board game Holding On: The Troubled Life of Billy Kerr and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime45 - 60 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    👍 Good price!11€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Holding On: The Troubled Life of Billy Kerr

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Holding On: The Troubled Life of Billy Kerr" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Holding On: The Troubled Life of Billy Kerr" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  15. PerplexCity: The Boardgame

    All details for the board game PerplexCity: The Boardgame and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    More details for PerplexCity: The Boardgame
    • Players2 - 16 Players
    • Playtime120 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

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