On Monday the nominees for the Spiel des Jahres 2019 will get published. Time for the Opinionated Gamers to post their yearly predictions for both awards (the Spiel des Jahres and the Kennerspiel des Jahres):
As has become our habit, we will do this in two parts. This first survey is done prior to the actual release of the lists, when just about any game was open for consideration. Once the lists are out, we will then do a second round of voting, limited only to the actual nominees.(Source: Opinionated Gamers Blog)
The usual caveats still apply. It’s hard for us to know which late releases in 2019 make the cut for eligibility. Also, as we only have two or three active OG writers in Germany, there are probably a few games that are big over there that we simply don’t know about as there is no English version.
As always it is an interesting read and also a kind of review of the (more casual) games that were hot and important in the last year.
But even more interesting will be the final list of nominees on Monday. As always we will try to bring as many of them as possible to the UK Games Expo.
Link: Spiel des Jahres website