Episode 212: Kinderspiel des Jahres 2015

Release Date: June 8, 2015

Running Time:   125 min.

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For kids. And kids at heart.

We review Spinderella, Treasure Trouble and Push-a-Monster, the three nominees for the Kinderspiel des Jahres, the best Children's Game of the Year, and try to predict the winner. 

From magnetic spiders, wooden monsters and pirate chests full of booty, each nominated game highlights spatial awareness and concentration skills in vastly different ways.

Spinderella features magnetic spiders swooping down from a 3-D board to pick up ants. In Push-a-Monster, players slide wooden creatures onto a mini-table trying not to knock others off. Treasure Trouble puts players in charge of cramming a chest full of oddly shaped loot as fast as they can. 

Tune in to learn about each game and see which one we think will walk away with the trophy this year!

Kinderspiel des Jahres Nominees: Spinderella, Treasure Trouble, Push-a-Monster

Recommended Games List: Schau Mal, Was Ist Anders?, Fröschlein aufgepasst!, Joe's Zoo, Fliegenschmaus, Honigbienchen, Der Verdrehte Sprch-Zoo, Chef Alfredo

Complete Show Notes continue after the break.

Spiel des Jahres Recommended Games

Schau Mal, Was Ist Anders?   Amigo  |  BGG

Honigbienchen   Amigo  |  BGG

Fröschlein aufgepasst!   Noris  |  BGG

Der Verdrehte Sprach-Zoo  Ravensburger  |  BGG

Joe's Zoo  Piatnik  |  BGG

Chef Alfredo  Queen Games   |  BGG

Fliegenschmaus  HABA   |  BGG

Nominee #1

Spinderella   Zoch |  BGG | Amazon.de

Nominee #2

Schatz Rabatz (Treasure Trouble)    Noris |  BGG  |  Amazon.de

Nominee #3

Push-a-Monster   Queen |  BGG  |  Amazon.de



Music credits include:

The Oomphalapompatonium  by Leonard Solomon  |  link

Penny Lane  by Snoopy's Beatles Classiks  |  the album

Live and Let Die  by Pato Fu  |  the song

Pattycake  by Self  |  the song

Memphis  by Pianosaurus  |  the song

Toy Music  by Pascal Ayerbe  |  the song

What A Fool Believes  by Self  |  the song


I'm sure there are some goofs in there somewhere

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