Hamburg. It is already clear: “The game of 2021” will be a co-op game that will be played together rather than against each other. On Monday, the Spiel des Jahres Association performed The Adventures of Robin Hood (Michael Menzel / Cosmos), “Micro Macro: Crime City” (Johannes Chick / Edition Spielis and Pegasus Spy) and “Zombie Teens Evolution (Evolution)”. Nominated, Favorite Game of Thrones 2021 “These provide social experiences in several episodes – sometimes in a hidden object city, sometimes in Nottingham’s sheriff and sometimes in the fight against the undead,” Harold Schroppers, chairman of “Game of the Year”, said Monday.
For advanced players, board games in June include “The Lost Ruins of Arnac” (Michael deer Attacho and Michael “Elven” ach touch / Czech version / Heidelber game), “Fantastic parts” (Bruce Glasgow / Strohman game) and “Paleo” Peter Rustmeier / Hans im Glck) Nominated for “Kennerspeel des Zahres”. In these board games, players are invited to a brave invention, fantastic card combinations and a Stone Age struggle for survival. The winners of these two categories will be announced on July 19.
At the beginning of June 14, it will be announced which of the three recommended children’s games has convinced the jury the most. Choices for “Children’s Games of the Year” are “Tracomino” (Bruno Catala, Mary & Wilfried Castle / Pegasus Spile), “Babelweldon” (Mary & Wilfried Castle / Lifestyle Board Games) or “Mia London” (Antoine Posa and Correntine / Scorpion Mask).
“These three stood a little higher than the best list because they were all well thought out and had extraordinary attitudes,” said jury coordinator Christoph Schlevinsky. For example, “Kingomino” elegantly transforms the family game “Kingino” into a children’s game, “Babelweldon” attracts a lot of interactive fairy tales, a lot of laughter and communication, and “Mia London” offers high quality memory work in which adults try to interact with the little ones. A total of about 100 new products were tested and tested by experts, children and families.