Spiel des Jahres Announces Nominated for Games for 2022

Wondering what this year’s Game of the Year will be? Well, today the Spiel des Jahres has announced their nominations for this prestigious award. The award is given to family-friendly games that excel in design and usually boosts sales for that game; making the award coveted by publishers.

This year’s nominees are:

Cascadia  by Randy Flynn
Flatout Games/AEG/Kosmos
Illustration: Beth Sobel
Nature-related placement game for 1 to 4 players aged 10 and up

Scout by Kei Kajino
Oink Games
Illustration: Rie Komatsuzaki and Jun Sasaki
Artistic card laying for 3 to 5 people aged 9+

Top ten by Aurélien Picolet
Cocktail Games
Illustration: Aurélien Picolet
Creative party game for 4 to 9 players aged 12 and over

The awards ceremony for Spiel des Jahres 2022 will take place on July 16, 2022 . You can watch the annoucement here on youtube:

The Spiel des Jahres jury also recommends:

7 Wonders: Architects by Antoine Bauza  (Repos Production)
Echoes: The Dancer by Dave Neale and Matthew Dunstan  (Ravensburger)
Magic Rabbit by Julie Dutois, Romaric Galonnier, Ludovic Simonet and Cécile Ziégler (Funbot)
My Gold Mine by Michael Loth, Christof Schilling and Hans Joachim Höh  (Kosmos)
So Kleever by François Romain (Repos Production)
Trek 12: Himalaja by Bruno Cathala and Corentin Lebrat (Lumberjacks Studio)


Learn more about the Spiel des Jahres at

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