BGGers Guesses on the Spiel des Jahres Nominees
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After getting the nomination date incorrectly, some BGGers began discussing what the Spiel des Jahres Nominees this year will be.

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Don't know if we want to do a vote or not, if you do feel free to thumb your which games you think will be nominated.
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1. Board Game: Fresco [Average Rating:7.32 Overall Rank:248] [Average Rating:7.32 Unranked]
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Potentially too complex
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2. Board Game: The Speicherstadt [Average Rating:7.06 Overall Rank:591]
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3. Board Game: Forbidden Island [Average Rating:6.84 Overall Rank:587]
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No German version, so this is off the list!
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4. Board Game: Tobago [Average Rating:7.13 Overall Rank:389]
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5. Board Game: Seeland [Average Rating:6.95 Overall Rank:1101]
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6. Board Game: Hansa Teutonica [Average Rating:7.63 Overall Rank:108]
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I expect Hansa Teutonica to get nominated, but not win. My 9 year old daughter can play it pretty easily, so it's not too complex for nominations.
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7. Board Game: The Golden City [Average Rating:6.63 Overall Rank:1672]
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Released April 2010 in English, according to BGN and has respectable BGG ratings. Not too heavy, board looks appealing.
 
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8. Board Game: At the Gates of Loyang [Average Rating:7.39 Overall Rank:239]
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Too heavy for SdJ or not?
 
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9. Board Game: Jaipur [Average Rating:7.53 Overall Rank:106]
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Too light for SdJ?
Released Dec 2009 in English
 
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10. Board Game: World Without End [Average Rating:7.29 Overall Rank:453]
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11. Board Game: Vasco da Gama [Average Rating:7.30 Overall Rank:441]
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12. Board Game: Endeavor [Average Rating:7.45 Overall Rank:202]
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Released Aug 2009 in English. When was German version released?
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13. Board Game: Gonzaga [Average Rating:6.59 Overall Rank:2318]
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This may have a shot.
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14. Board Game: Jäger und Sammler [Average Rating:6.72 Overall Rank:2796]
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It won't win but it has a chance to be nominated. Light, big box, family fun with beautiful artwork.
 
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15. Board Game: Titania [Average Rating:6.41 Overall Rank:3768]
 
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Maybe only a recommendation, but this game is really a lot better than its current BGG average. Light, colorful, but enough to explore after the tenth game as well.
 
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16. Board Game: Macao [Average Rating:7.44 Overall Rank:243]
 
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17. Board Game: Schweinebande [Average Rating:6.01 Overall Rank:5235]
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It looks like a kids game, but it´s a light family game.
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18. Board Game: Long Shot [Average Rating:6.72 Overall Rank:1303]
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Another light one, but most nominees are.
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19. Board Game: Don Quixote [Average Rating:6.06 Overall Rank:4191]
 
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It doesn´t have great ratings and I don´t think it´s a great game. But this could be the "surprise" nominee.
 
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20. Board Game: Mosaix [Average Rating:6.60 Overall Rank:2746]
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Würfel Bingo 2.0, another "surprise" candidate.
 
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21. Board Game: Ra: The Dice Game [Average Rating:6.76 Overall Rank:1121]
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A crazy bet for nomination (not for a win) : it was released last summer so it's eligible. It has a fair rating and is light. It scales well. It has appeared on 4 of last year's "best new game you played this month and why" lists. There are not too many dice games that get a better rating than this here. And it's rated 7 by jury member Udo Bartsch.
 
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