Episode 211: Spiel des Jahres 2015 - Part 1

Release Date: May 25, 2015

Running Time:   125 min.

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The Jury is in session. So are we!

The Spiel des Jahres is Germany's Game of the Year. It's an award for the best family game. And it is the most prestigious award in the board game world, spawning satellite awards for kid's games (Kinderspiel) and strategy games (Kennerspiel).

Over the next four episodes, we will review games nominated for the Kinder, Kenner and Spiel des Jahres, see how they stack up against the jury's criteria, and try to predict the winners.

Part 1 of our Spiel des Jahres coverage includes reviews of two nominated games, Machi Koro and Colt Express, plus a look at the recommended games list.

Spiel des Jahres Nominees: Machi Koro, Colt Express, The Game
Recommended Games List: One Night Ultimate Werewolf, Cacao, Loony Quest, Ugo, Patchwork, Simsala Boom

Complete Show Notes continue after the break.

Spiel des Jahres Recommended Games

One Night Ultimate Werewolf   Bezier Games  |  BGG

Cacao   Abacusspiele  |  BGG

Loony Quest   Libellud  |  BGG

Ugo!  Play This One Games  |  BGG

Patchwork  Mayfair Games  |  BGG

Simsala Boom / Abraca What?  Pegasus Spiele  |  Z-Man   |  BGG

Nominee #1

Machi Koro   KOSMOS  |  IDW  |  BGG

Nominee #2

Colt Express    Ludonaute  |  Asmodee |  BGG


Music credits include:

Lunchtrays & Goldfish  by Mucca Pazza  |  the song

Spottie  by Hypnotic Brass Ensemble  |  the song

Subtle Frenzy  by Mucca Pazza  |  the song

Sexy Bull  by Mucca Pazza  |  the song

Boss Taurus  by Mucca Pazza  |  the song


I'm sure there are some goofs in there somewhere

Let us know if (when?) you find one:

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