Kennerspiel des Jahres

The German Kennerspiel des Jahres, first awarded in 2011, expands the prestigious Spiel des Jahres to recognize the "connoisseur/expert game of the year". ("Kenner" can be translated as both "connoisseur" and "expert", among other terms.) These are games which are meant for a more experienced audience, and where the Spiel des Jahres typically recognizes the best games for the entire family, the Kennerspiel des Jahres is more for gamers looking for games which present more of a challenge. According to the committee's description, "The award is intended to give guidance to those people who have already been playing games for a longer time and are experienced in learning new rules."

 

 

 2017 Winner:

Exit

Exit

 

2017 Nominee:

Terraforming Mars

Terraforming Mars

 

2017 Nominee:

Räuber der Nordsee

 

2016 Winner:

Isle of Skye

Isle of Skye

 

2016 Nominee:

Pandemic Legacy

 

 

Pandemic Legacy

2016 Nominee:

T.I.M.E. Stories

T.I.M.E. Stories

2015 Winner:

Broom Service

Broom Service

 

 

2015 Nominee:

Elysium

Elysium

 

 

2015 Nominee:

Orleans

Orleans