Spiel des Jahres 2017

Spiel des Jahres 2017

Is it really that time of the year again already? I could swear we just had an Essen fair, and suddenly the jury is announcing Spiel des Jahres nominees. Time does fly when you’re having more new boardgame releases than anyone could ever play. But here it is, and so we’re going to do what I guess most of you want: tell you about the nominees!

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Oltre Mare

Not every that has merchants as a theme need to be a complex trading game. On the contrary, Oltre Mare is a light game where you don’t worry about the price development of olive oil but instead need to think about the best use of your cards.

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Elfenland

This week we have a nostalgic look at Elfenland, a game about the invention of route planner software and a game from the US that made it to the German market before that was a common occurence.

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Wizard

I doesn’t actually take a lot of rules to create a great game. A very small set of simple rules plus one minimal twist is all it takes. A minimal twist like requiring you to predict the future. Welcome to Wizard.

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