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2016 Spiel des Jahres Nominees

Posted Monday, 23-May-2016

What is Spiel des Jahres?

The Spiel des Jahres is a coveted title (German for “Game of the Year”) awarded by several board game critics to the best “family-style” game of the year.

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

  1. Game concept: Playability & originality
  2. Rule structure: Clearness & comprehensibility
  3. Layout: Board, box, & rules
  4. Design: Workmanship & 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
2016 Spiel des Jahres

Here are the 2016 Spiel des Jahres nominees:

 

Codenames

2-8+ Players ♠ 15 Minutes  ♠ Ages 9 & Up

 

Codenames Spiel des Jahres Nominee
Codenames Spiel des Jahres Nominee

 

So far, Codenames is the 4th most popular game on BoardGamePrices.com for 2016.  It definitely dominated the charts during the 2015 holiday season.

Ready to buy? Find the best store to buy Codenames at BoardGamePrices.com.

 

 

Imhotep

2-4 Players ♠ 40 Minutes  ♠ Ages 10 & Up

 

Imhotep Spiel des Jahres Nominee
Imhotep Spiel des Jahres Nominee

 

So far, Imhotep is the 2,493rd most popular game on BoardGamePrices.com for 2016.  To be fair, the game isn’t widely released yet.  Once it goes to market in June 2016, it will likely climb its way up the charts VERY fast!

Ready to buy? Find the best store to buy Imhotep at BoardGamePrices.com.

 

 

Karuba

2-4 Players ♠ 40 Minutes  ♠ Ages 8 & Up

 

Karuba Spiel des Jahres Nominee
Karuba Spiel des Jahres Nominee

 

So far, Karuba is the 40th most popular game on BoardGamePrices.com for 2016.

Ready to buy? Find the best store to buy Karuba at BoardGamePrices.com.

 

 

Here are the 2016 Kennerspiel des Jahres nominees:

 

Isle of Skye: From Chieftain to King

2-5 Players ♠ 60 Minutes  ♠ Ages 8 & Up

 

Isle of Skye Spiel des Jahres Nominee
Isle of Skye Kennerspiel des Jahres Nominee

 

So far, Isle of Skye:From Chieftain to King is the 56th most popular game on BoardGamePrices.com for 2016.

Ready to buy? Find the best store to buy Isle of Skye: From Chieftain to King at BoardGamePrices.com.

 

 

Pandemic Legacy: Season 1

2-4 Players ♠ 60 Minutes  ♠ Ages 13 & Up

 

Pandemic Legacy Season 1
Pandemic Legacy Season 1 Kennerspeil des Jahres Nominee

 

So far, Pandemic Legacy: Season 1 is the 7th most popular game on BoardGamePrices.com for 2016.

Ready to buy? Find the best store to buy Pandemic Legacy: Season 1 at BoardGamePrices.com.

 

Time Stories

2-4 Players ♠ 90 Minutes  ♠ Ages 12 & Up

 

Time Stories Spiel Des Jahres Nominee
Time Stories Kennerspiel Des Jahres Nominee

 

So far, Time Stories is the 19th most popular game on BoardGamePrices.com for 2016.

Ready to buy? Find the best store to buy Time Stories at BoardGamePrices.com.

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