The results of the Deutscher Spielepreis award were announced a couple of days ago. This is the German game award which focuses more on heavier games than the SdJ does. Terraforming Mars, designed by Jacob Fryxelius and published by FryxGames, emerged as the winner, beating out Alexander Pfister’s Great Western Trail. Here are the results of the top games:
- Terraforming Mars
- Great Western Trail
- A Feast for Odin
- First Class
- Raiders of the North Sea
- Fabled Fruit
- Captain Sonar
- Magic Maze
- The Quest for El Dorado
Kingdomino and Raiders of the North Sea tied for sixth place. I guess the DSP committee believes in friendly ties, because they listed the next four games as finishing from 7th to 10th! I’ve restored the rankings to the more accurate ones, but it’s good to know that El Dorado finished just out of the top 10.
There seems to be a growing consensus that TM and GWT were the two leading strategy games from last year. They finished 1-2 in the Meeples Choice Awards (TM won that battle as well, although both won awards, along with Yokohama) and they figure to battle it out for the IGA’s which will be announced sometime in October. Scythe, which won the Golden Geeks and the Dice Tower Awards earlier in the year, seems to be fading a bit in gamers’ estimations.
Congratulations to Jacob Fryxelius and the rest of the FryxGames team for this significant honor!
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Scythe ? Fading ? You’re kidding, right ?
Only with respect to where it was a few months ago. It’s still popular, but it seems to have lost ground to both TM and GWT. But maybe that’s not true everywhere.