The best "Kinderspiel des Jahres" game award winners and nominees 2021

We have picked out the games awarded with the german board game Award "Kinderspiel des Jahres". In our list we recommend only the best ones.

What is the "Kinderspiel des Jahres" Award?

The "Kinderspiel des Jahres" (Children's Game of the Year) is awarded every year from 2001 on by a five-member jury. Until then, there was the "Special Children's Game Prize", which was awarded by the Spiel des Jahres starting in 1989. In May of each year, the nominees are first announced - and in June, the winner "Kinderspiel des Jahres" is chosen.

The core target group for the award is children of kindergarten to elementary school age - in other words, children between the ages of 4 and 9. However, most of the games can also be played wonderfully by adults.

We have selected the best board games for you that were nominated for the Children's Game of the Year or won the title. In addition, we have also added the board games included on the "Recommendation List Children's Game of the Year".

All "Spiel des Jahres" years listed individually as well.

The Spiel des Jahres has been awarded since 1979. We have therefore created separate lists for all years, all award types (Spiel des Jahres, Kennerspiel, Kinderspiel) and all nominees:

List with the best children's game of the year games

Enclosed now the list with the best "Kinderspiel des Jahres" board games you can buy 2021:"

This list was last updated on June 22, 2021. We compared 205 board games for this list and selected the top 30. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Zombie Kidz Evolution

    All details for the board game Zombie Kidz Evolution and similar games

    Nominated for 6 awards and won 3.

    More details for Zombie Kidz Evolution
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime5 - 15 Minutes
    • Age7+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    👍 Good price!20€ atAmazon.de
  2. Rhino Hero: Super Battle

    All details for the board game Rhino Hero: Super Battle and similar games

    Nominated for 5 awards and won 3.

    More details for Rhino Hero: Super Battle
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime10 - 20 Minutes
    • Age5+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy

    Video reviews for Rhino Hero: Super Battle

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Rhino Hero: Super Battle" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Rhino Hero: Super Battle" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  3. Rhino Hero

    All details for the board game Rhino Hero and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Rhino Hero
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime5 - 15 Minutes
    • Age5+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    🔥 Great price!7€ atAmazon.de
  4. Outfoxed!

    All details for the board game Outfoxed! and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    More details for Outfoxed!
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age5+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  5. ICECOOL

    All details for the board game ICECOOL and similar games

    Nominated for 14 awards and won 6.

    Kinderspiel des Jahres 2017

    More details for ICECOOL
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age6+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    👍 Good price!14€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for ICECOOL

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "ICECOOL" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "ICECOOL" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  6. Animal Upon Animal

    All details for the board game Animal Upon Animal and similar games

    Nominated for 5 awards and won 1.

    Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2005

    More details for Animal Upon Animal
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime15 Minutes
    • Age4+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  7. The Magic Labyrinth

    All details for the board game The Magic Labyrinth and similar games

    Nominated for 13 awards and won 6.

    Kinderspiel des Jahres 2009

    Kinderspiel des Jahres 2009

    Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2009

    🔥 Deal: 30% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!
    More details for The Magic Labyrinth
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime20 - 30 Minutes
    • Age6+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    🔥 Great price!21€ atAmazon.de
  8. Ribbit

    All details for the board game Ribbit and similar games

    Nominated for 4 awards.

    Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2005

    Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2005

    More details for Ribbit
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age5+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    👍 Good price!8€ atAmazon.de
  9. Viva Topo!

    All details for the board game Viva Topo! and similar games

    Nominated for 4 awards and won 3.

    Kinderspiel des Jahres 2003

    Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2003

    🔥 Deal: 25% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!
    More details for Viva Topo!
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime20 - 30 Minutes
    • Age4+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    🔥 Great price!15€ atAmazon.de
  10. Ghost Fightin' Treasure Hunters

    All details for the board game Ghost Fightin' Treasure Hunters and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    Kinderspiel des Jahres 2014

    🔥 Deal: 25% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!
    More details for Ghost Fightin' Treasure Hunters
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    🔥 Great price!28€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Ghost Fightin' Treasure Hunters

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Ghost Fightin' Treasure Hunters" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Ghost Fightin' Treasure Hunters" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  11. Monster-Bande

    All details for the board game Monster-Bande and similar games
    • Players2 - 8 Players
    • Playtime25 Minutes
    • Age7+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy

    Video reviews for Monster-Bande

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Monster-Bande" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Monster-Bande" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Monster-Bande" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Monster-Bande" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  12. Dragomino

    All details for the board game Dragomino and similar games

    Nominated for 6 awards and won 3.

    Kinderspiel des Jahres 2021

    More details for Dragomino
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime15 Minutes
    • Age5+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  13. Slide Quest

    All details for the board game Slide Quest and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Slide Quest
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime15 - 45 Minutes
    • Age7+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  14. SOS Dino

    All details for the board game SOS Dino and similar games
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime25 Minutes
    • Age7+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    👍 Good price!26€ atAmazon.de
  15. My First Stone Age

    All details for the board game My First Stone Age and similar games

    Nominated for 7 awards and won 4.

    Kinderspiel des Jahres 2016

    More details for My First Stone Age
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime15 Minutes
    • Age5+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    👍 Good price!59€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for My First Stone Age

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "My First Stone Age" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "My First Stone Age" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  16. Concept Kids: Animals

    All details for the board game Concept Kids: Animals and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    🔥 Deal: 16% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!
    More details for Concept Kids: Animals
    • Players2 - 12 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age4+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    🔥 Great price!18€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Concept Kids: Animals

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Concept Kids: Animals" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Concept Kids: Animals" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  17. Dragon's Breath

    All details for the board game Dragon's Breath and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 2.

    Kinderspiel des Jahres 2018

    More details for Dragon's Breath
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime15 - 20 Minutes
    • Age5+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  18. Hedgehog Roll

    All details for the board game Hedgehog Roll and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    Kinderspiel des Jahres 2020

    More details for Hedgehog Roll
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime20 - 25 Minutes
    • Age4+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  19. Sleeping Queens

    All details for the board game Sleeping Queens and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 1.

    More details for Sleeping Queens
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    👍 Good price!10€ atAmazon.de
  20. Nacht der Magier

    All details for the board game Nacht der Magier and similar games

    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
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime10 - 20 Minutes
    • Age5+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  21. Wizardry to the Power of Three

    All details for the board game Wizardry to the Power of Three and similar games
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime20 - 30 Minutes
    • Age6+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    👍 Good price!16€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Wizardry to the Power of Three

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Wizardry to the Power of Three" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Wizardry to the Power of Three" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  22. The Enchanted Tower

    All details for the board game The Enchanted Tower and similar games

    Nominated for 7 awards and won 3.

    Kinderspiel des Jahres 2013

    Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2013

    🔥 Deal: 12% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!
    More details for The Enchanted Tower
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime15 - 25 Minutes
    • Age5+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    🔥 Great price!22€ atAmazon.de
  23. Leo

    All details for the board game Leo and similar games

    Nominated for 5 awards and won 2.

    Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2016

    More details for Leo
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age6+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    👍 Good price!14€ atAmazon.de
  24. Foto Fish

    All details for the board game Foto Fish and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2020

    More details for Foto Fish
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime15 - 20 Minutes
    • Age4+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    👍 Good price!15€ atAmazon.de
  25. Cheating Moth

    All details for the board game Cheating Moth and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 2.

    More details for Cheating Moth
    • Players3 - 5 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age7+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  26. Spooky Stairs

    All details for the board game Spooky Stairs and similar games

    Nominated for 6 awards and won 5.

    Kinderspiel des Jahres 2004

    Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2004

    More details for Spooky Stairs
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime10 - 15 Minutes
    • Age4+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  27. Curli Kuller

    All details for the board game Curli Kuller and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2009

    Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2009

    More details for Curli Kuller
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age5+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    👍 Good price!25€ atAmazon.de
  28. Mia London and the Case of the 625 Scoundrels

    All details for the board game Mia London and the Case of the 625 Scoundrels and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2021

    More details for Mia London and the Case of the 625 Scoundrels
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime10 - 15 Minutes
    • Age5+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  29. Spinderella

    All details for the board game Spinderella and similar games

    Nominated for 4 awards and won 4.

    Kinderspiel des Jahres 2015

    More details for Spinderella
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age6+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    🔥 Great price!22€ atAmazon.de
  30. Giro Galoppo

    All details for the board game Giro Galoppo and similar games

    Nominated for 4 awards and won 1.

    Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2006

    More details for Giro Galoppo
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age6+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy

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