Kinderspiel des Jahres 2019 | The nominees

The Kinderspiel des Jahres is awarded to the best children’s board game by German critics. In fact, this award is to children’s games what the Spiel des Jahres is to family games.

It’s a great honor for the designers of the games to be awarded, as the Kinderspiel des Jahres are really prestigious and are considered to define the quality of board games’ production in german-speaking countries.

The nominations for the Kinderspiel des Jahres 2019 are the following;

  1. Fabulantica
  2. Go Gecko Go!
  3. Valley of the Vikings

Let’s see a short description of each game and their basic characteristics.

Kinderspiel des Jahres 2019 | The nominees | Fabulantica

The fabulous world of Fabulantica is hit by a terrible storm. As the storm sets in the next morning, the inhabitants find themselves scattered across the country. They went far to ancient towers in order to protect themselves from the weather flagyl conditions. You are residents of Fabulantica and you have to find your friends and return to your home. Your means of transportation are donkeys, horses, camels, ships even a magic carpet!

First you have to look for the residents pictured in the lower part of the open order cards, then their friends in the upper part of the card. But every time you found a resident, the figure moves to another location. Small stories help to remember who has moved to where.

Fabulantica is an awesome memory and running game with fresh look at known mechanisms. Don’t miss the chance to enter in its magical , adventurous world!

  • Designer: Marco Teubner
  • Publisher: Pegasus Spiele
  • Age: 7+
  • Players: 2-5
  • Playing time: 25 minutes

Kinderspiel des Jahres 2019 | The nominees | Go Gecko Go!

box of go gecko go nominee of Kinderspiel des jahres 2019

Everything is topsy-turvy at the big swimming competition. The frog paddles on top of the crocodile. And the turtle is a great raft for any gecko! But beware: There’s a bridge ahead! Duck your head! Otherwise…… Splat!

If you aim too high, you’ll splash into the water and fail. You’ll end up ahead if you stack your animals cleverly, assess the heights correctly and thus slip under bridges where others hit their head.

A clever and fast-paced three-dimensional playing experience, where especially the smallest ones show real greatness.

-From publisher Zoch

  • Author: Jürgen Adams
  • Publisher: Zoch
  • Age: 6+
  • Players: 2-4
  • Playing time: 20 minutes

Kinderspiel des Jahres 2019 | The nominees | Valley of the Vikings

box of the valley of vikings kinderspiel des jahres 2019 nominee

In the Valley of the tramadol Vikings, the annual barrel bowling contest is taking place. Now courage, skill and risk-taking are required so that the players use the ball to knock down the right barrels, and cleverly position their Vikings on the dock. But the player who ventures too far and is first to fall in the water goes away empty-handed. The player who captures the most gold coins wins.

Valley of the Viking is a fantastic game with an immersive extra large game board and 3D Viking ships of great quality.

-From publisher Haba

  • Author: Wilfried and Marie Fort
  • Publisher: Haba
  • Age: 6+
  • Players: 2-4
  • Playing time: 20 minutes

We are looking forward in finding out the winners of the Kinderspiel des Jahres 2019. They will be announced on June 24th 2019.  

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