The best "MinD Games Award🇩🇪" winners and nominees 2021

You are looking for a good game that won the "MinD-Spielepreis" or was nominated for it? Then we have just the thing for you: A list with the best "MinD-Spielepreis" winners and games that were on the nomination list.

What is the "MinD-Spielepreis" game award?

The "MinD-Spielepreis" is an award for dice, card & board games. The prize originates from 🇩🇪Germany, was created in 2010 and is chosen by a jury.

The MinD ("Mensa in Germany") Games Award is the award of the German Mensa organization (since 2010), chosen by a vote of the members.

MinD Game Award Categories

The MinD Award is presented every year in the following categories:

  • From 2015 to present
    • 2-person games
    • Complex games
    • Short games
  • from 2010 till 2014
    • MinD Game Award
    • MinD game tip

For more info, check out the official MinD award homepage or the [Wikipedia article of MinD game award](https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/MinD game award).

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 MinD award winners & nominees 2021:

This list was last updated on April 3, 2021. We compared 119 board games for this list and selected the top 30. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Codenames

    All details for the board game Codenames and similar games

    Nominated for 27 awards and won 15.

    Spiel des Jahres 2016

    More details for Codenames
    • Players2 - 8 Players
    • Playtime15 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    🔥 Great price!12€ atAmazon.de
  2. 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
  3. Decrypto

    All details for the board game Decrypto and similar games

    Nominated for 14 awards and won 7.

    More details for Decrypto
    • Players3 - 8 Players
    • Playtime15 - 45 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    💸 Too expensive!24€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Decrypto

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Decrypto" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Decrypto" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  4. 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
  5. Watergate

    All details for the board game Watergate and similar games

    Nominated for 7 awards and won 3.

    More details for Watergate
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime30 - 60 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    💸 Too expensive!24€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Watergate

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Watergate" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Watergate" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  6. Santorini

    All details for the board game Santorini and similar games

    Nominated for 6 awards.

    More details for Santorini
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    💸 Too expensive!32€ atAmazon.de
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Concordia

    All details for the board game Concordia and similar games

    Nominated for 7 awards and won 2.

    Nominated for Kennerspiel des Jahres 2014

    More details for Concordia
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime100 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
    👍 Good price!36€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Concordia

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Concordia" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Concordia" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Concordia" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Concordia" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  10. Mandala

    All details for the board game Mandala and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Mandala
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    👍 Good price!21€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Mandala

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Mandala" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Mandala" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  11. Orléans

    All details for the board game Orléans and similar games

    Nominated for 12 awards and won 4.

    Nominated for Kennerspiel des Jahres 2015

    More details for Orléans
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime90 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
    👍 Good price!40€ atAmazon.de
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. Pictures

    All details for the board game Pictures and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    Spiel des Jahres 2020

    More details for Pictures
    • Players3 - 5 Players
    • Playtime20 - 30 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    👍 Good price!30€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Pictures

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Pictures" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Pictures" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  16. Great Western Trail

    All details for the board game Great Western Trail and similar games

    Nominated for 19 awards and won 7.

    More details for Great Western Trail
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime75 - 150 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: hard
    👍 Good price!34€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Great Western Trail

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Great Western Trail" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Great Western Trail" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Great Western Trail" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Great Western Trail" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Great Western Trail" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Great Western Trail" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  17. 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
  18. NMBR 9

    All details for the board game NMBR 9 and similar games

    Nominated for 4 awards.

    More details for NMBR 9
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    👍 Good price!15€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for NMBR 9

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "NMBR 9" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "NMBR 9" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  19. Nova Luna

    All details for the board game Nova Luna and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2020

    More details for Nova Luna
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 - 60 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for Nova Luna

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Nova Luna" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Nova Luna" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  20. Galaxy Trucker

    All details for the board game Galaxy Trucker and similar games

    Nominated for 8 awards and won 1.

    More details for Galaxy Trucker
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  21. Magic Maze

    All details for the board game Magic Maze and similar games

    Nominated for 14 awards and won 3.

    Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2017

    More details for Magic Maze
    • Players1 - 8 Players
    • Playtime15 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    👍 Good price!18€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Magic Maze

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Magic Maze" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Magic Maze" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Magic Maze" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Magic Maze" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  22. The Voyages of Marco Polo

    All details for the board game The Voyages of Marco Polo and similar games

    Nominated for 13 awards and won 7.

    More details for The Voyages of Marco Polo
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime40 - 100 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
    💸 Too expensive!49€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for The Voyages of Marco Polo

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "The Voyages of Marco Polo" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "The Voyages of Marco Polo" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  23. Word Slam

    All details for the board game Word Slam and similar games

    Nominated for 4 awards and won 3.

    More details for Word Slam
    • Players3 - 99 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    💸 Too expensive!88€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Word Slam

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Word Slam" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Word Slam" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  24. Ingenious

    All details for the board game Ingenious and similar games

    Nominated for 14 awards and won 7.

    Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2004

    More details for Ingenious
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  25. Concept

    All details for the board game Concept and similar games

    Nominated for 13 awards and won 3.

    Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2014

    More details for Concept
    • Players4 - 12 Players
    • Playtime40 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    👍 Good price!22€ atAmazon.de
  26. Hive

    All details for the board game Hive and similar games

    Nominated for 4 awards and won 2.

    More details for Hive
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age9+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    👍 Good price!24€ atAmazon.de
  27. La Boca

    All details for the board game La Boca and similar games

    Nominated for 10 awards and won 3.

    Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2013

    More details for La Boca
    • Players3 - 6 Players
    • Playtime40 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  28. Clans of Caledonia

    All details for the board game Clans of Caledonia and similar games

    Nominated for 12 awards and won 2.

    More details for Clans of Caledonia
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 - 120 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  29. Rajas of the Ganges

    All details for the board game Rajas of the Ganges and similar games

    Nominated for 5 awards and won 1.

    More details for Rajas of the Ganges
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime45 - 75 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
    👍 Good price!36€ atAmazon.de
  30. 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

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