Spiel des Jahres and Kenner predictions 2020
TL/DR: I'd like to belive it's an educated guess (Final thoughts in comments!)
I’ve created a spread sheet where I collect SdJ opinions/predictions from a variety of sources. SdJ discussion forums here on the geek, Reddit threads about SdJ, SdJ tweets from jury members, but mostly YouTube lists (German) and comments on those videos.
Every time a game is mentioned it’s “hype-value” is increased (SdJ hotness?). I then remove all mentioned games that are not eligible. Mostly because they haven’t had a German release yet or eligibility was last year.
When the game are sorted I "kind of" follow the real world process that the jury follows. First I create a “recommended list”.
10 games with different styles, player counts and mechanics.
Weirdly enough, this means that it might not be the top10 games that are recommended. They need to be different.
From these 10 games I pick 3 as my prediction for the nominees.
I base it on hype, my own plays with different groups, how easy the rules are to read and teach.
And lastly. From the three I guess the winner.
Kenner: Same hype-list. But then I just pick three likely nominees from the most hyped. (As the jury don’t provide a recommend list for the Kenner).
Enjoy the list!
Lastly. This year more games then usual are mentioned as both SdJ AND Kenner nominees (I.e Will “The Crew” end up as SdJ or Kenner? I don’t know, but to make the lists more interesting I chose not to have games picked for SdJ be part of my guess for the Kenner).
- [+] Dice rolls