Spiel des Jahres 2023 Nominations Announced!

May 23, 2023 by brennon

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The Spiel des Jahres 2023 nominations have been announced. If you're looking for some board games to test out over the rest of the year at events like UK Games Expo and Essen SPIEL, these are the games to dive into!


Spiel des Jahres 2023 Nominations

We start with the coveted Game Of The Year award, the Spiel des Jahres, which focuses in on some awesome games that would be excellent to add to your collection. The primary aim of these awards is to highlight board games that are welcoming to families which means they should have a broad appeal.

The nominations for Spiel des Jahres 2023 are...

Dorf Romantik The Board Game - Pegasus Spiele

Dorfromantik: The Board Game // Pegasus Spiele

Fun Facts - Repos Production

Fun Facts // Repos Production

Next Station London - Blue Orange Games

Next Station: London // Blue Orange Games

For those looking to dive into the options for board games that are a little bit heavier, there are also the three nominations for the Kennerspiel des Jahres 2023. The choices for this category are as follows...

Challengers - Z Man Games

Challengers // Z-Man Games



Planet Unknown - Adams Apple Games

Planet Unknown // Adams Apple Games

The final set of nominations is for the Kinderspiel des Jahres which are focused on young board gamers who are getting introduced to tabletop games. If you're looking to introduce your kids to the world of hobby board games, these are definitely worth having a look at.

Carla Caramel - Loki

Carla Caramel // Loki

Gigamon - Studio H

Gigamons // Studio H

Mysterium Kids Captain Echos Treasure - Libellud

Mysterium Kids: Captain Echos Treasure // Libellud

There are some great options for you to consider as part of this year's awards. I am particularly intrigued by Dorfromantik: The Board Game which seems like a faithful adaptation of the calming computer game. I do enjoy a good tile-laying game and if it's able to replicate the computer game experience, I am all for it. I will be giving that a shot when I head to UK Games Expo if it's there.

Will you be checking out some of these board games for 2023? Have you played any of them already?

"...these are the games to dive into!"

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