A Spiel des Jahres Press Release
May 19, 2014 - 11:53am
CAMEL UP, ISTANBUL & ROKOKO nominated by the Spiel des JahresPegasus Spiele Online recently posted a press release where they announced that Camel Up has been nominated for the Spiel des Jahres, Rokoko and Istanbul have been nominated for the Kennerspiel des Jahres, and Love Letter and Guildhall have been given recommendations: Friedberg / Berlin, May 19th 2014: Early this morning the nine-member jury "Spiel des Jahres" nominated this year’s Spiel des Jahres (game of the year) and the Kennerspiel des Jahres (expert game of the year) and released a list of recommendations for both categories. One of the games nominated for the Spiel des Jahres is CAMEL UP (eggertspiele) by Steffen Bogen. ROKOKO (eggertspiele) by the designer trio Matthias Cramer, Louis Malz and Stefan Malz is nominated for the Kennerspiel des Jahres. Also nominated in this category is ISTANBUL by Rüdiger Dorn. The card games LOVE LETTER by Seiji Kanai and GUILDHALL by Hope S. Wang received recommendations from the jury. With the nominations and recommendations Pegasus Spiele’s success story concerning the "Spiel des Jahres" continues: After the nominations of PANDEMIE (Matt Leacock, 2009), IM WANDEL DER ZEITEN: DAS WÜRFELSPIEL – BRONZEZEIT (Matt Leacock, 2010) and STRASBOURG (Stefan Feld, 2011) and the award “Kennerspiel des Jahres 2012” for VILLAGE by Inka and Markus Brand, this year for the first time three games of Pegasus Spiele are nominated at once.
“We put a lot of work in our games and we are very pleased that this work is reflected in the numerous nominations in recent years” says Karsten Esser, one of the two CEOs of Pegasus Spiele. Andreas Finkernagel, the other CEO of Pegasus Spiele, adds enthusiastically: “We are thrilled to be nominated with three games this year and with two more games on the recommendations list. This is already an incredible success for us. Many thanks to our editorial partners eggertspiele and our editorial team for their outstanding work!”
The Spiel des Jahres is the biggest and most important games award worldwide, granted annually since 1979. Its goal is to provide guidance particularly for family gamers in the ever growing gaming market. Since 2001 the Kinderspiel des Jahres (children's game of the year) is also awarded regularly. With the Kennerspiel des Jahres a third award, aimed at more experienced players, joined the “Spiel des Jahres”-awards in 2011. You can read the remainder of the article here.