Episode 214: Kennerspiel des Jahres 2015
Release Date: July 5, 2015
Running Time: 183 min.
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Expert. Connoiseur. Strategy. Take your pick.
The Kennerspiel des Jahres has something of a split personality. The central idea is an award for the best "gamer's game" of the year.
The games nominated for the 2015 Kennerspiel des Jahres span these various definitions and reflect the wide spectrum of complexity and strategy in modern board games today.
Broom Service is a light role selection game about delivering potions based on a previously nominated game.
Elysium is a card drafting game about building legends with Greek gods and goddesses. It draws its core set collecting mechanics from Rummy.
Orleans is a worker placement game that uses a blind draw from a drawstring bag to determine which workers will help you establish the most influence across the Loire valley in medieval France.
We give each nominated game a full review and place each game under the scrutiny of the jury's criteria. Armed with this knowledge, we try to predict the winner.
Kennerspiel des Jahres Nominees: Orleans, Elysium, Broom Service
Recommended Games List: The Voyages of Marco Polo, Deus, Fields of Arle
Complete Show Notes continue after the break.
Spiel des Jahres Recommended Games
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