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2015 Spiel des Jahres Nominees

Posted Tuesday, 19-May-2015

What is Spiel des Jahres?

Everybody loves a winner, and what better board game to play than a Spiel des Jahres winner?  This coveted award (German for “Game of the Year”) is awarded by a jury of German board game critics to the best “family-style” game.

Being crowned since 1978, Spiel des Jahres games are judged and decided yearly on four main criteria:

  1. Game concept (including playability and originality)
  2. Rule structure (based on clearness and comprehensibility)
  3. Layout (based on the board, box and rules)
  4. Design (workmanship and functionality)

Nominated Spiel de Jahres games typically receive a sales spike of anywhere from 500-3000 copies sold, while the winner can expect to sell an additional 300,000 to 500,000 units.

2015 Spiel des Jahres
2015 Spiel des Jahres

Here are the 2015 Spiel des Jahres nominees:

Colt Express

Spiel des Jahres nominee Colt Express
Spiel des Jahres nominee Colt Express

Playing time:  30 minutes

# of Players:  2-6 players

Gaming Mechanics:   Memory, Hand-Management, Train Game

Prices from $24.99

 

Machi Koro

Spiel des Jahres nominee Machi Koro
Spiel des Jahres nominee Machi Koro

Playing time: 30 minutes

# of Players: 2-4

Gaming Mechanics: City-building, card game, dice game

Prices from $18.99

 

The Game

Spiel des Jahres nominee The Game
Spiel des Jahres nominee The Game

Playing time:  20 minutes

# of Players:  1-5 players

Gaming Mechanics:  Card game

 

Here are the 2015 Kennerspiel des Jahres nominees:

 

Broom Service

Kennerspiel des Jahres nominee Broom Service
Kennerspiel des Jahres nominee Broom Service

 

Playing time:  75 minutes

# of Players:  2-5 players

Gaming Mechanics:  Hand Management, Bluffing, Card game

Prices from $31.99

 

Elysium

Kennerspiel des Jahres nominee Elysium
Kennerspiel des Jahres nominee Elysium

Playing time:  60 minutes

# of Players:  2-4 players

Gaming Mechanics:  Card drafting, Set collection

Prices from $41.39

 

Orleans

Kennerspiel des Jahres nominee Orleans
Kennerspiel des Jahres nominee Orleans

Playing time:  90 minutes

# of Players:  2-4 players

Gaming Mechanics:  Deck-building, Worker placement

 Prices from $40.77

 

Published by BoardGamePrices.com



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