The best "Jogo do Ano🇵🇹" winners and nominees 2024

Looking for a good game that won or was nominated for the "Jogo do Ano" award? Then we have just the thing for you: a list of the best "Jogo do Ano" winners and games that were on the nomination list.

What is the "Jogo do Ano" game award?

The "Jogo do Ano" is an award for dice, card & board games. The award originates from 🇵🇹Portugal, was created in 2006 and is chosen by a jury.

Jogo do Ano is an award of the Portuguese game industry.

Each member of SpielPortugal selects ten games of their choice. From all the listings emerge the five nominees of the year, which are evaluated by each member of the jury according to established parameters:

  • Production (15%)
  • Theme (10%)
  • Mechanics (10%)
  • Replay value (10%)
  • Interaction (5%)
  • Time / Fun (50%)

Jogo do Ano Categories

The Jogo do Ano award is given every year in only one category:

  • Jogo do Ano

More info can be found on the official Jogo do Ano homepage or the Wikipedia contribution of Jogo do Ano.

Other game awards from around 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 Jogo do Ano winners & nominees 2024:

This list was last updated on May 13, 2024. We compared 81 board games for this list and selected the top 30. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Dune: Imperium

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    Dune: Imperium is a strategic deck-building game inspired by the iconic Dune universe, incorporating elements from both the recent film adaptation and the classic novels. Players lead one of the Great Houses in the interstellar political landscape of the Landsraad.

    Nominated for 19 awards and won 7.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kennerspiel des Jahres 2022

    More details for Dune: Imperium
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 120 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  2. Terraforming Mars

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    Terraforming Mars is a strategic board game set in the 2400s, where players, representing giant corporations, embark on the colossal task of terraforming Mars. Sponsored by the World Government on Earth, each corporation competes to contribute most effectively to raising the planet's temperature, oxygen level, and ocean coverage to make Mars habitable. While players work together in the terraforming process, they also compete for victory points awarded for their contributions to terraforming, advancing human infrastructure throughout the solar system, and other notable achievements.

    Nominated for 27 awards and won 14.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kennerspiel des Jahres 2017

    More details for Terraforming Mars
    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 120 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

    Video reviews for Terraforming Mars

    • YouTube Review for the game "Terraforming Mars" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  3. Concordia

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    Concordia is a peaceful yet strategic board game set in Roman times, focusing on economic development and expansion. It is designed for 2-5 players aged 13 and up.

    Nominated for 7 awards and won 2.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kennerspiel des Jahres 2014

    More details for Concordia
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 100 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

    Video reviews for Concordia

    • YouTube Review for the game "Concordia" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Concordia" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  4. Ark Nova

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    Ark Nova is a strategic board game where players take on the role of zoo planners, aiming to build and manage the most successful modern zoo.

    Nominated for 23 awards and won 11.

    More details for Ark Nova
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 90 - 150 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Hard to learn
  5. Scythe

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    In the turbulent 1920s Europa, a period overshadowed by the aftermath of the first great war, a city-state known as "The Factory" stands at the center of attention. This capitalistic powerhouse, renowned for its heavily armored mechs that fueled the war, has mysteriously closed its doors, leaving neighboring nations vying for its secrets.

    Nominated for 21 awards and won 10.

    More details for Scythe
    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 90 - 115 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

    Video reviews for Scythe

    • YouTube Review for the game "Scythe" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  6. Grand Austria Hotel

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    Step into the bustling Viennese modern age, where prestigious cafés vie for customers in the midst of inspiring artists, influential politicians, and global tourists. In Grand Austria Hotel, your task is to elevate your modest café into a world-renowned hotel. Hire a dedicated staff, cater to your guests' desires, and secure the favor of the emperor to transform your establishment into the illustrious Grand Austria Hotel.

    Nominated for 4 awards.

    More details for Grand Austria Hotel
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 120 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

    Video reviews for Grand Austria Hotel

    • YouTube Review for the game "Grand Austria Hotel" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  7. Great Western Trail

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    Great Western Trail is a strategic board game set in 19th-century America, where players take on the roles of ranchers herding cattle from Texas to Kansas City.

    Nominated for 20 awards and won 7.

    More details for Great Western Trail
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 75 - 150 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Hard to learn

    Video reviews for Great Western Trail

    • YouTube Review for the game "Great Western Trail" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Great Western Trail" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Great Western Trail" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  8. The Voyages of Marco Polo

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    The Voyages of Marco Polo is a captivating board game that allows players to relive the epic journey of Marco Polo. Set in 1271, players follow Marco Polo’s path from Venice to Kublai Khan’s court in China, navigating through ancient cities and traversing the famed Silk Road.

    Nominated for 13 awards and won 7.

    More details for The Voyages of Marco Polo
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 40 - 100 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

    Video reviews for The Voyages of Marco Polo

    • YouTube Review for the game "The Voyages of Marco Polo" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  9. Underwater Cities

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    Underwater Cities is a strategy board game where players become the world's brightest minds, tasked with creating the most livable underwater habitats. The game is notable for its card placement mechanism and offers a richly strategic experience that scales in duration with the number of players.

    Nominated for 11 awards and won 3.

    More details for Underwater Cities
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 80 - 150 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Hard to learn

    Video reviews for Underwater Cities

    • YouTube Review for the game "Underwater Cities" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  10. Clans of Caledonia

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    Embark on a captivating journey to 19th-century Scotland in Clans of Caledonia, where the winds of change sweep across the Scottish landscape. As the country transitions from agriculture to industrialization, historic clans play a pivotal role in shaping its destiny. Against this backdrop, players take on the mantle of clan leaders, each with unique abilities, competing to thrive in this era of economic transformation. The game unfolds as a strategic dance of production, trade, and export, with the coveted Scottish whisky at the center of economic endeavors. Now, let's delve into the intricacies of gameplay that define this immersive economic board game.

    Nominated for 12 awards and won 2.

    More details for Clans of Caledonia
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 120 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  11. Android: Netrunner

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    Android: Netrunner is an asymmetrical Living Card Game for two players, set in a cyberpunk future. It involves strategic card play, where one player controls a megacorporation and the other plays as a lone runner.

    Nominated for 6 awards and won 3.

    More details for Android: Netrunner
    • 2 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  12. Brass: Lancashire

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    Brass: Lancashire is a compelling economic strategy game set during the industrial revolution in Lancashire. The game chronicles the story of competing cotton entrepreneurs and requires players to develop, build, and expand their industries and networks to capitalize on the growing demand for iron, coal, and cotton.

    Nominated for 5 awards and won 1.

    More details for Brass: Lancashire
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 120 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Hard to learn

    Video reviews for Brass: Lancashire

    • YouTube Review for the game "Brass: Lancashire" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  13. Yokohama

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    In Yokohama, set during the Meiji era's transformative period, you step into the role of a merchant in the rapidly modernizing city of Yokohama. As the city evolves from a quaint fishing village into a bustling trade hub, you are at the forefront, capitalizing on this economic boom.

    Nominated for 5 awards and won 1.

    More details for Yokohama
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 90 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  14. Keyflower

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    Keyflower is a strategic board game designed for 2-6 players that spans over four rounds, each representing a different season: spring, summer, autumn, and winter. The game combines elements of auction, tile placement, and resource management set in a medieval world. Players start with a "home" tile and a team of workers, using them to bid for new tiles, gather resources, and build their village.

    Nominated for 8 awards and won 3.

    More details for Keyflower
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 90 - 120 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  15. Ginkgopolis

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    Ginkgopolis is a futuristic city-building board game that blends strategic tile placement, resource management, and card drafting into an engaging and environmentally-themed experience.

    Nominated for 3 awards.

    More details for Ginkgopolis
    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  16. Root

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    Root is an engaging board game of adventure and strategy designed for 2 to 4 players (expandable to 1 to 6 with the 'Riverfolk' expansion). Set in a vast wilderness, the game offers a unique experience where each player embodies a different faction with its own distinctive abilities and victory conditions. With beautifully designed multi-use cards, Root brings a rich asymmetrical gameplay to the table.

    Nominated for 24 awards and won 14.

    More details for Root
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 90 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Hard to learn
  17. Village

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    Village is a board game that captures the essence of life in a medieval village, where each player manages a family's journey through generations, seeking fame and glory in various ways. The game is renowned for its innovative handling of the passage of time and the inevitability of death, making it a unique and tactically rich experience.

    Nominated for 16 awards and won 7.

    ⭐️ Kennerspiel des Jahres 2012

    More details for Village
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 90 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

    Video reviews for Village

    • YouTube Review for the game "Village" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  18. Agricola

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    Agricola is a strategic board game where players become farmers aiming to build thriving homesteads. Manage resources, expand your home, and feed your family to win.

    Nominated for 25 awards and won 14.

    ⭐️ Spiel des Jahres 2008

    More details for Agricola
    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 30 - 150 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Hard to learn
  19. Russian Railroads

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    Russian Railroads is a strategic board game where players compete to build the most extensive and advanced railway network in Russia. The game combines worker placement with track building and resource management elements, offering players various paths to victory.

    Nominated for 10 awards and won 4.

    More details for Russian Railroads
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 120 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  20. Tzolk'in: The Mayan Calendar

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    Tzolk'in: The Mayan Calendar is a unique board game that introduces a dynamic worker placement mechanism set against the backdrop of the ancient Mayan civilization.

    Nominated for 20 awards and won 9.

    More details for Tzolk'in: The Mayan Calendar
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 90 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Hard to learn
  21. Viscounts of the West Kingdom

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    Viscounts of the West Kingdom is set in the turbulent era around 980 AD, a time when the once powerful monarchy begins to falter. Players, as viscounts, navigate this uncertain period, striving to maintain loyalty to the weakening king while also gaining favor with the people, preparing for any sudden shifts in power.

    Nominated for 3 awards.

    More details for Viscounts of the West Kingdom
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 90 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  22. Troyes

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    Troyes is a strategy board game set in the historic city of Troyes in France's Champagne region. Players immerse themselves in the development of the city over four centuries, balancing the demands of religious, military, and civil responsibilities.

    Nominated for 9 awards and won 1.

    More details for Troyes
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 90 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

    Video reviews for Troyes

    • YouTube Review for the game "Troyes" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  23. 1960: The Making of the President

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    1960: The Making of the President is a captivating and strategic two-player board game that immerses players in the historical and intense presidential election of 1960 between John F. Kennedy and Richard M. Nixon.

    Nominated for 4 awards.

    More details for 1960: The Making of the President
    • 2 Players
    • 90 - 120 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  24. Terra Mystica

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    Welcome to the diverse and captivating land of Terra Mystica, where 14 distinct peoples inhabit seven unique landscapes. In this strategic board game, each group is intrinsically tied to its own home environment, and to expand and flourish, they must transform neighboring terrains into their native habitats, all while competing against rival factions.

    Nominated for 17 awards and won 13.

    More details for Terra Mystica
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 60 - 150 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Hard to learn

    Video reviews for Terra Mystica

    • YouTube Review for the game "Terra Mystica" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  25. Tiletum

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    Tiletum transports players back to the splendor of the Renaissance, a period marked by the flourishing of trade and the arts across Europe. In this game, players embody wealthy merchants traversing from Flanders to Venice, engaging in commerce, constructing cathedrals, and currying favor with noble families to establish themselves as preeminent figures of the era.

    Nominated for 7 awards and won 1.

    More details for Tiletum
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 100 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  26. Le Havre

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    Le Havre is a strategic board game that simulates harbor management, focusing on resource distribution, building construction, and economic development.

    Nominated for 15 awards and won 4.

    More details for Le Havre
    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 30 - 150 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Hard to learn
  27. Eclipse: New Dawn for the Galaxy

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    Eclipse: New Dawn for the Galaxy is a grand strategy board game set in a vast, peaceful galaxy that's on the brink of a major interstellar conflict. Players take control of one of the major spacefaring civilizations, navigating through a tense period of growing discord and shifting alliances after a long-lasting peace enforced by the Galactic Council. The game challenges players to expand their civilization's influence through exploration, technological advancement, and warfare, while carefully balancing their strategies against the actions of rival civilizations.

    Nominated for 17 awards and won 7.

    More details for Eclipse: New Dawn for the Galaxy
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 60 - 180 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Hard to learn
  28. Gaia Project

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    Gaia Project is a strategy game that builds upon the success of its predecessor, Terra Mystica, offering a complex and immersive experience in a sci-fi setting. Players lead factions on a quest to expand and develop their presence across different types of planets.

    Nominated for 10 awards and won 2.

    More details for Gaia Project
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 150 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Hard to learn
  29. Maracaibo

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    Maracaibo is a strategy game for 1-4 players, crafted by the renowned game designer Alexander Pfister. Set in the vibrant backdrop of the Caribbean during the 17th century, it promises a rich blend of strategic depth and thematic immersion. Over four rounds, taking approximately 40 minutes per player, you'll navigate the complexities of influence and power among three different nations.

    Nominated for 11 awards and won 1.

    More details for Maracaibo
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 120 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Hard to learn

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