HE “Game of the Year 2019” wanted “Only one”. This was announced by a jury of critics from the Spiel des Jahres association in Berlin on Monday. Prize “Kennerspiel des Jahres 2019” a “wing kick”.

Game of the Year: Just One

There can only be one: “Only one” It is the game of the year 2019. The Spiel des Jahres critics jury awarded Ludovic Roudy and Bruno Sautter’s crazy wordplay among hundreds of innovations of the year. “Box, cube, leisure, fun. What can these terms connotatively describe? Clean up! It’s a game! I’m a collaborator “Only one” one of the players must always guess a term”so die Jury: Only one it is especially ingenious because of its simplicity. It stands out because it creates enormous appeal: Anyone who plays it in public will quickly attract audiences who want to play it together. And they do this often because the barrier to entry is so low that anyone can easily overcome it.”

“Only one” Suitable for three to seven players ages eight and up. A game takes about 20 minutes. The game costs around 25 euros and is published by Repos Production (Distribution: Asmodee).

“Only one” “Lama” recently nominated by Reiner Knizia (Cheerleading, for two to six players, ages eight and up, about eight euros) and Ted Alspach’s “Werworte” (Ravensburger, players four to ten, ages ten) prevailed over him. up, about 13 Euros).

Kennerspiel des Jahres: Wing blade

A game begins: “wing kick” by Elizabeth Hargrave, Kennerspiel des Jahres 2019. “Board games and ornithology – so sexy and dusty? Not at all! flap it doesn’t present itself with a messy feather, but it’s fresh and trendy”so die Jury: “Here, author Elizabeth Hargrave has created an almost flawless work of art. The catchy gameplay mechanics, the simple process, and the high timing of key decisions make Wingbeat a true high-flyer.”

“wing kick” Published by Verlag Feuerland. It is suitable for two to five players from the age of ten and costs around 50 euros.

The Kennerspiel des Jahres award was given for the ninth time. Intended for experienced players. “wing kick” “Carpe Diem” nominated by Stefan Feld (alea/Ravensburger, aged twelve and over, approx 40 euros for two to four players) and “Detective” by Ignacy Trzewiczek, Przemysław Rymer and Jakub Łapot (Portal Games/ Pegasus) prevailed over their games. games, for one to five players, aged 16 and over, about 40 Euros).

The 2019 Children’s Game of the Year award was already given in June. The prize was awarded to “Tal der Vikings” by writers Wilfried and Marie Fort (Haba, approximately 20 Euros for two to four players aged six and over).

“Germany is a game country”, Minister of State for Culture Monika Grütters said in her welcoming speech at the awards ceremony. And the jury honoring him on his 40th anniversary…

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