Spiel des Jahres 2022


[Auch schon clever | Board Game | BoardGameGeek] (Auch schon clever | Board Game | BoardGameGeek) - Baby Ganz

Mit Quacks & Co. nach Quedlinburg | Board Game | BoardGameGeek - Baby Quacks

Magic Mountain | Board Game | BoardGameGeek

Normal SdJ

Cascadia | Board Game | BoardGameGeek

SCOUT | Board Game | BoardGameGeek

Top Ten | Board Game | BoardGameGeek

Advance (Kenner)

Cryptid | Board Game | BoardGameGeek

Dune: Imperium | Board Game | BoardGameGeek

Living Forest | Board Game | BoardGameGeek

Some more details here including other reccomends:

Spiel des Jahres Nominations for 2022: Cascadia, Scout, and Top Ten | BoardGameGeek News | BoardGameGeek

I have no idea about Top Ten. I’d like Scout to win the normal one - I think Cascadia has a good shout though but I think it’d be the super safety choice.

Of the non nominated recommends I really want to try Khora,


Since some of these were published before 2022, do they appear here because they were released in Germany in 2022?


Yeah, the qualifying year is the year a game gets it’s German language edition published. Maybe that’s the only criteria for inclusion, I can’t remember if other stuff affects but I think it’s just that.


Yeah I think this is correct. It’s based on the previous year and released in German. I think with Cryptid they were right to take their time and get the translations right.


Two nominations for Wolfgang Warsch in the kids section is good to see, enjoy his games a lot. Look forward to his next big box game.

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Interestingly, in 2018 Wolfgang Warsch got two nominations for both of the parent games.

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It’s mind boggling the same man made The Mind - basically as close to an abstract activity you can get while still being a game - Ganz Shon Clever - the most naked distilation of euro combo games and Quacks - some weird silliness!


The winners are:

Kids: Magic Mountain


Advance: Living forest.

I’m not really surprised by any of these. Glad living forest got the nod. Cascadia I can see how it won but it’s a bit of a bland game imo.


have you played Living Forest? it is the one game I have not played…

I’ve only played it on board game arena. I really like it -this nice trio of tasks which each relate to separate win conditions but each one requires a tiny bit of involvement in the other two.

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