The best "Hungarian Board Game Award🇭🇺" winners and nominees 2021

Looking for a good game that won or was nominated for the "Hungarian Board Game Award"? Then we have just the thing for you: a list of the best "Hungarian Board Game Award" winners and games that were on the nomination list.

What is the Hungarian Board Game Award?

The "Hungarian Board Game Award" is an award for dice, card & board games. The award originates from 🇭🇺Hungary, was established in 2010 and is chosen by a jury.

Every year, a new five-member jury is elected by the members of the Hungarian Board Game Society in order to maintain the freshness, objectivity and competence of the jury. The awarding process is supervised and organized by a three-member committee.

The Hungarian Board Game Award (also "Magyar Társasjátékdíj") was established with the aim of helping Hungarian customers - by awarding the best recently published family board games that are also available in Hungary.

Requirements for nomination:

  • Each nominated game must be fully translated into Hungarian. (At least the components and rules are fully translated and there is a Hungarian description text on the box).
  • Only games published in the previous two years are eligible for nomination. The Hungarian publication date is normative in the conformity check.

Award Principles:

The Hungarian Board Game Award focuses on finding the best games for families and casual players. Since families usually do not necessarily have the time to spend hours learning complex rules and playing epic length games, the award focuses on finding games with easy to learn and clear rules, relatively short playing time (about 30-60 minutes) and high replayability. The quality of the translation is also critical in the evaluation, as families cannot be expected to read rules in foreign languages or otherwise fix translation errors. The game mechanism itself must represent something unique and new on the Hungarian market, our goal is to award games with a different, entertaining game experience.

Hungarian Board Game Award Categories

The Hungarian Board Game Award is given every year in the following categories:

  • A díj fődíjas társasjátéka (Hungarian Game of the Year).
  • Különdíjas társasjáték (Special Award)

More info can be found on the official Hungarian Board Game Award homepage.

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 of best Hungarian Board Game Award winners & nominees 2021:

This list was last updated on April 3, 2021. We compared 45 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

    Video reviews for Azul

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Azul" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Azul" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  2. Patchwork

    All details for the board game Patchwork and similar games

    Nominated for 11 awards and won 3.

    More details for Patchwork
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime15 - 30 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for Patchwork

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Patchwork" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Patchwork" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Patchwork" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Patchwork" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  3. The Quacks of Quedlinburg

    All details for the board game The Quacks of Quedlinburg and similar games

    Nominated for 14 awards and won 9.

    Kennerspiel des Jahres 2018

    More details for The Quacks of Quedlinburg
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for The Quacks of Quedlinburg

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "The Quacks of Quedlinburg" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "The Quacks of Quedlinburg" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  4. Kingdomino

    All details for the board game Kingdomino and similar games

    Nominated for 17 awards and won 7.

    Spiel des Jahres 2017

    More details for Kingdomino
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime15 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    😕 Questionable price10€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Kingdomino

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Kingdomino" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Kingdomino" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  5. Dixit

    All details for the board game Dixit and similar games

    Nominated for 20 awards and won 9.

    Spiel des Jahres 2010

    More details for Dixit
    • Players3 - 6 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    💸 Too expensive!22€ atAmazon.de
  6. Codenames: Pictures

    All details for the board game Codenames: Pictures and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 3.

    More details for Codenames: Pictures
    • Players2 - 8 Players
    • Playtime15 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    👍 Good price!15€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Codenames: Pictures

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Codenames: Pictures" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Codenames: Pictures" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  7. For Sale

    All details for the board game For Sale and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for For Sale
    • Players3 - 6 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  8. Ticket to Ride: Europe

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

    Nominated for 4 awards and won 2.

    More details for Ticket to Ride: Europe
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime30 - 60 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    👍 Good price!27€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Ticket to Ride: Europe

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Ticket to Ride: Europe" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Ticket to Ride: Europe" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  9. 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
  10. Splendor

    All details for the board game Splendor and similar games

    Nominated for 21 awards and won 12.

    Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2014

    More details for Splendor
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for Splendor

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Splendor" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Splendor" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. Mysterium

    All details for the board game Mysterium and similar games

    Nominated for 14 awards and won 6.

    More details for Mysterium
    • Players2 - 7 Players
    • Playtime42 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  14. Camel Up

    All details for the board game Camel Up and similar games

    Nominated for 13 awards and won 2.

    Spiel des Jahres 2014

    More details for Camel Up
    • Players2 - 8 Players
    • Playtime20 - 30 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  15. 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
  16. Escape: The Curse of the Temple

    All details for the board game Escape: The Curse of the Temple and similar games

    Nominated for 9 awards and won 1.

    More details for Escape: The Curse of the Temple
    • Players1 - 5 Players
    • Playtime10 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    😕 Questionable price38€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Escape: The Curse of the Temple

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Escape: The Curse of the Temple" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Escape: The Curse of the Temple" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  17. Colt Express

    All details for the board game Colt Express and similar games

    Nominated for 18 awards and won 8.

    Spiel des Jahres 2015

    More details for Colt Express
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime30 - 40 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    👍 Good price!19€ atAmazon.de
  18. Fauna

    All details for the board game Fauna and similar games

    Nominated for 9 awards and won 2.

    Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2009

    Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2009

    More details for Fauna
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime45 - 60 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    👍 Good price!28€ atAmazon.de
  19. Cacao

    All details for the board game Cacao and similar games

    Nominated for 8 awards.

    More details for Cacao
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    😕 Questionable price23€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Cacao

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Cacao" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Cacao" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  20. Dragon Castle

    All details for the board game Dragon Castle and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards.

    More details for Dragon Castle
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 - 45 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for Dragon Castle

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Dragon Castle" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Dragon Castle" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  21. Between Two Cities

    All details for the board game Between Two Cities and similar games
    • Players1 - 7 Players
    • Playtime25 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  22. Luxor

    All details for the board game Luxor and similar games

    Nominated for 5 awards and won 1.

    Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2018

    More details for Luxor
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  23. The Little Prince: Make Me a Planet

    All details for the board game The Little Prince: Make Me a Planet and similar games
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime25 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    🔥 Great price!30€ atAmazon.de
  24. Tobago

    All details for the board game Tobago and similar games

    Nominated for 15 awards and won 2.

    Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2010

    More details for Tobago
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    💸 Too expensive!36€ atAmazon.de
  25. Qwirkle

    All details for the board game Qwirkle and similar games

    Nominated for 12 awards and won 2.

    Spiel des Jahres 2011

    Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2011

    Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2011

    More details for Qwirkle
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age6+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    🔥 Great price!22€ atAmazon.de
  26. Carcassonne: South Seas

    All details for the board game Carcassonne: South Seas and similar games
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime35 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for Carcassonne: South Seas

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Carcassonne: South Seas" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Carcassonne: South Seas" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  27. Photosynthesis

    All details for the board game Photosynthesis and similar games

    Nominated for 10 awards and won 4.

    More details for Photosynthesis
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 - 60 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    👍 Good price!27€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Photosynthesis

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Photosynthesis" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Photosynthesis" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Photosynthesis" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Photosynthesis" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  28. Finca

    All details for the board game Finca and similar games

    Nominated for 7 awards and won 3.

    Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2009

    More details for Finca
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    💸 Too expensive!60€ atAmazon.de
  29. Marrakech

    All details for the board game Marrakech and similar games

    Nominated for 6 awards and won 3.

    Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2008

    More details for Marrakech
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age6+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  30. Cottage Garden

    All details for the board game Cottage Garden and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Cottage Garden
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime45 - 60 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for Cottage Garden

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Cottage Garden" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Cottage Garden" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache

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