The best "Kinderspiel des Jahres" game award winners and nominees 2022

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 2022:"

This list was last updated on November 28, 2022. We compared 226 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
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 5 - 15 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  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
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 10 - 20 Minutes
    • 5+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Rhino Hero: Super Battle

    • YouTube Review for the game "Rhino Hero: Super Battle" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  3. Rhino Hero

    All details for the board game Rhino Hero and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards.

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    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 5 - 15 Minutes
    • 5+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  4. Outfoxed!

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    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    More details for Outfoxed!
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 5+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  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
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for ICECOOL

    • YouTube Review for the game "ICECOOL" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  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
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 4+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  7. Dragomino

    All details for the board game Dragomino and similar games

    Nominated for 7 awards and won 4.

    ⭐️ Kinderspiel des Jahres 2021

    🔥 Deal: 16% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!

    More details for Dragomino
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 5+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    🔥 Great price!15€ atAmazon.de
  8. 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

    More details for The Magic Labyrinth
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 - 30 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!34€ atAmazon.de
  9. 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
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 5+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!10€ atAmazon.de
  10. Time's Up! Kids

    All details for the board game Time's Up! Kids and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Time's Up! Kids
    • 2 - 12 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 4+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  11. 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

    More details for Viva Topo!
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 - 30 Minutes
    • 4+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  12. 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

    More details for Ghost Fightin' Treasure Hunters
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    🔥 Great price!30€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Ghost Fightin' Treasure Hunters

    • YouTube Review for the game "Ghost Fightin' Treasure Hunters" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  13. Concept Kids: Animals

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

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    More details for Concept Kids: Animals
    • 2 - 12 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 4+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!24€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Concept Kids: Animals

    • YouTube Review for the game "Concept Kids: Animals" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  14. Go Slow!

    All details for the board game Go Slow! and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 15 - 20 Minutes
    • 4+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  15. My First Stone Age

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

    Nominated for 8 awards and won 5.

    ⭐️ Kinderspiel des Jahres 2016

    More details for My First Stone Age
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 5+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for My First Stone Age

    • YouTube Review for the game "My First Stone Age" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  16. SOS Dino

    All details for the board game SOS Dino and similar games
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 25 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  17. Quacks & Co.: Quedlinburg Dash

    All details for the board game Quacks & Co.: Quedlinburg Dash and similar games

    Nominated for 6 awards and won 4.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2022

    More details for Quacks & Co.: Quedlinburg Dash
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 25 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  18. Monster-Bande

    All details for the board game Monster-Bande and similar games
    • 2 - 8 Players
    • 25 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!18€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Monster-Bande

    • YouTube Review for the game "Monster-Bande" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Monster-Bande" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  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
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!11€ atAmazon.de
  20. Inspektor Nase

    All details for the board game Inspektor Nase and similar games
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  21. Wizardry to the Power of Three

    All details for the board game Wizardry to the Power of Three and similar games
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 20 - 30 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Wizardry to the Power of Three

    • YouTube Review for the game "Wizardry to the Power of Three" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  22. Slide Quest

    All details for the board game Slide Quest and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Slide Quest
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 15 - 45 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  23. 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
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 15 - 20 Minutes
    • 5+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  24. 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
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 10 - 20 Minutes
    • 5+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  25. 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: 20% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!

    More details for The Enchanted Tower
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 15 - 25 Minutes
    • 5+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    🔥 Great price!26€ atAmazon.de
  26. 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
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!17€ atAmazon.de
  27. Magic Mountain

    All details for the board game Magic Mountain and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    ⭐️ Kinderspiel des Jahres 2022

    More details for Magic Mountain
    • 1 - 6 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 5+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!27€ atAmazon.de
  28. 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
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 20 - 25 Minutes
    • 4+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  29. 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
    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  30. Spooky Stairs

    All details for the board game Spooky Stairs and similar games

    Nominated for 7 awards and won 5.

    ⭐️ Kinderspiel des Jahres 2004

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2004

    More details for Spooky Stairs
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 10 - 15 Minutes
    • 4+ years old
    • Immediately playable

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