The Nominees for the 2019 Spiel des Jahres Awards were announced on May 20th, 2019. The ultimate winners of this year’s awards will be announced on July 22nd, 2019 in Berlin.
The nominees for each respective category (along with their designer(s)) are:
Spiel des Jahres (Game of the Year):
Just One (Ludovic Roudy and Bruno Sautter)
Kinderspiel des Jahres
(Children’s Game of the Year):
Fabulantica (Marco Teubner)
Go Gecko Go! (Jurgen Adams)
Valley of the Vikings (Marie and Wilfried Fort)
Kennerspiel des Jahres (Connoisseur – Enthusiast Game of the Year):
Carpe Diem (Stefan Feld)
Detective: A Modern Crime Board Game (Ignacy Trzewiczek, Przemysław Rymer, Jakub Łapot)
Wingspan (Elizabeth Hargrave)
In addition to the nominees, the selection jury also published a list of recommended games/honorable mentions for each award category.
The official announcement regarding the 2019 nominees can be viewed here.