Spiel des Jahres 2020: Board Game Excellence Unveiled 🏆
Diving into the Winning Game and Its Stellar Competitors
Are you eager to learn about the prestigious Spiel des Jahres 2020 award and the games that vied for the title? Join us as we revisit the winner and its fellow nominees, and explore what made them shine in the realm of board gaming. 🌟
A Family Bond through Spiel des Jahres 🏅
One of our cherished games is Carcassonne, a winner of this prestigious award in 2001. This tile-placing game captivates everyone with its straightforward rules and beautifully evolving world around a medieval city, ensuring each game is unique. Carcassonne is the game that got our parents hooked on board games. We knew they were in it for life when one day, we, Jure and Gašper, wanted to play, but the game was nowhere to be seen. It seems our parents had borrowed it for their own gaming session!
Nova Luna: A Celestial Puzzle 🌌
Nova Luna, a nominee for the 2020 Spiel des Jahres, is an abstract tile-laying game set amidst a celestial backdrop. Players strive to efficiently place square tiles to complete the maximum number of goals depicted on them. Featuring a clever buying mechanic based on a moon wheel, the game rewards frugality, with the most thrifty player getting the next turn and choice of tiles.
My City: Building Your Urban Dream 🌃
My City, another 2020 Spiel des Jahres nominee, is a legacy game where players construct cities over multiple sessions, with each game evolving and incorporating new goals and elements. With a total of 24 individual games, players permanently modify their personal landscape boards using stickers, creating their own unique and evolving game board.
Pictures: Creativity Unleashed 🎨
Pictures, the ultimate winner of the 2020 Spiel des Jahres, is a creative party game by the author duo Daniela and Christian Stöhr. Players must reconstruct photos using unconventional materials such as shoelaces, building blocks, sticks, and stones. The game encourages experimentation and creativity, with each set of materials presenting a different challenge.
And the Winner Is... Pictures! ✨
Pictures triumphed as the winner of the 2020 Spiel des Jahres, captivating the judges with its innovative gameplay and creative use of materials. In the jury's statement, they praised the game for its clever material choice and the enormous incentive to experiment.
Judges' Quote: "Each set challenges the players in a different way, and so the incentive to experiment is enormous."
🤔 What's your take on the Spiel des Jahres 2020 winner and nominees? Have you played Pictures, Nova Luna, or My City? Share your thoughts and experiences in the comments below! 🎲👇