The Spiel des Jahres committee has selected World Without End from Mayfair Games and Kosmos for the special Spiel des Jahres Plus award. This award is given to an outstanding game that the committee feels deserves special recognition, but which is more complex than the family style of games usually chosen for the Spiel des Jahres award. Earlier winners of this award include Agricola, Shadows Over Camelot, and Caylus.
World Without End is a boardgame based on the novel of the same name by Ken Follett. The game was designed by Michael Rieneck and Stefan Stadler. Illustrated by Michael Menzel. More about the game can be found here: 'World Without End' Board Game.