Game publisher Abacusspiele has won the top German game design award--the Spiel des Jahres or "Game of the Year"--for its cooperative fireworks card game Hanabi. Kosmos, meanwhile, received the nod for the more gamer-targeted Kennerspiel des Jahres for its fantasy adventure epic Die Legenden von Andor. The children’s game award, Kinderspiel des Jahres was awarded to Drei Magier Spiele’s Der verzauberte Turm.
The Spiel des Jahres jury chose Hanabi over the other two nominated games, Qwixx and Augustus. Hanabi was designed by Antoine Bauza (who also designed the critically-acclaimed 7 Wonders). The name refers to the Japanese word for fireworks, which is the theme of this cooperative card game. Players must work together to assemble a fireworks show, by playing their cards in the best possible order, while holding their hands so only the other players can see their cards.
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'Die Legenden von Andor' is 'Kennerspiel des Jahres'
Posted by ICv2 on July 10, 2013 @ 4:17 pm CT
Steven Kimball Promoted to Director of Special Projects
August 5, 2021
Asmodee Group appointed Sophie Gravel as the new Head of Studio at Z-Man Games. Steve Kimball, her predecessor, was promoted to the position of Asmodee's Director of Special Projects.