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The contest is back for the third year in a row!

The Spiel des Jahres (SdJ) and Kennerspiel des Jahres (KdJ) nominees will be announced on May 23, and the winner will be announced this summer. In each of the last two years, I held a contest for Geek Gold to see who had a brain that most resembled that of the jury. I'm doing it again this year, with a few modifications.

Post your guesses below. Pick six games: three for the SdJ and three for the KdJ. For each one selected as a nominee (there will be three nominees for each), you get 1 point. If you pick either of the winners, you get 3 additional points each. (In other words, there are twelve points possible.) Tiebreaker will be first to post a guess with the winner of the SdJ, so get your nominations in early!

The SdJ and KdJ do not appear to have firm cutoff dates, but it seems to be around this time of year (i.e. mid-April to mid-April). If you have more info, let me know. As helpful advice to those not familiar with the awards, the games must be widely released in Germany during the designated timeframe.

The prize will be 400 Geek Gold (donated by me), unless somebody wants to offer up a more awesome prize.

Cutoff for entries will be noon on May 16.
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My guesses this year...

Spiel des Jahres:
Codenames
Karuba
Mysterium

Kennerspiel des Jahres:
Council of Four
Pandemic Legacy
T.I.M.E Stories
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Spiel des Jahres:
Codenames "Winner"
7 Wonders Duel
Isle of Skye: From Chieftain to King

Kennerspiel:
Pandemic Legacy: Season 1 "Winner"
T.I.M.E Stories
Grand Austria Hotel
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Feel like I'm echoing here, but oh well.

SDJ:
Codenames (Winner)
Spyfall
Lanterns

KDJ:
Pandemic Legacy (Wins, a nod to jury's previous misses on Leacock's work)
Mysterium (as perhaps a tad too complex for SDJ)
7 Wonders Duel (ditto)
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Demon Jim wrote:

Wow, read my mind. Except I would have guessed Isle of Skye for SdJ winner.
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Spiel des Jahres

Codenames (Winner)
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Lanterns


Kennerspiel des Jahres

Mysterium (Winner)
The Grizzled
Marco Polo
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PizzaAroma wrote:
Demon Jim wrote:

Wow, read my mind. Except I would have guessed Isle of Skye for SdJ winner.
Great minds think a like cool
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Spiel des Jahres:
Karuba "winner"
Codenames
Flick Em Up


Kennerspiel:
Pandemic Legacy: Season 1 "Winner"
7 Wonders Duel
Voyages of Marco Polo
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Spiel des Jahres:
Codenames "Winner"
7 Wonders: Duel
Isle of Skye: From Chieftain to King

Kennerspiel:
Pandemic Legacy: Season 1 "Winner"
T.I.M.E Stories
Mysterium
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The Voyages of Marco Polo was a recommendation from last year's awards, I doubt it'll get another shot.
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Spiel des jahres
Karuba
Codenames
Isle of Skye

Karuba could win.

Kennerspiel
T.I.M.E stories
Pandemic legacy
Mysterium

They should vote for Pandemic, but they can be a little off the wall with decisions, so I'd say that TIME Stories will win.
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Spiel des jahres
Karuba (Win)
Codenames
Mysterium


Kennerspiel
Quadropolis (Win)
Mombasa
Dynasties
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I was wondering when somebody would mention Quadropolis! I had it on my short list. It should be a contender.

I didn't specify my winners above (you don't need to), but my bet is on Codenames and Pandemic Legacy.
 
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Spiel des Jahres
Imhotep
Karuba
Codenames



Kennerspiel
Isle of Sky
Mysterium
T.I.M.E. Stories
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SdJ:

Codenames
Mysterium
Karuba

KennerSdJ:

Isle Of Skye
T.I.M.E. Stories
Mombasa
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A little over a week left for entries!

Here are the current top five in each category:

SdJ:
Codenames - 11
Karuba - 6
Isle of Sky - 4
Mysterium - 3
7 Wonders DUel - 3

Isle of Sky and 7 Wonders Duel strike me as a bit "heavy" for the award. I'm a bit surprised nobody has mentioned Medieval Academy or Animals on Board yet.


KdJ:
Pandemic Legacy - 7
TIME Stories - 7
Mysterium - 5
Grand Austria Hotel - 2
7 Wonders Duel - 2
Mombasa - 2
Isle of Sky - 2

Looking forward to more entries!
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SdJ:

Codenames
Animals on Board
Karuba

KennerSdJ:

Isle Of Skye
Grand Austria Hotel
Pandemic Legacy

Kenner Recommended:
Mombasa

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SdJ
Quadropolis (winner)
Codenames
Laterns

KdJ
Pandemic Legacy (winner)
Mombasa
Grand Austrian Hotel
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SdJ:
Karuba
Mysterium
plus one that nobody here ever heard about (like The Game last year)

KdJ:
Quadropolis
7 wonders duel
Isle of skye ? (though I doubt it)

I don't think any of Pandemic legacy, Time Stories or Codenames will make any top 3 though. Recommendation maybe, but even then not for Time Stories.
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SDJ

Codenames - Winner
Mysterium
Medieval Academy

KDJ

Pandemic Legacy - Winner
7 Wonders: Duel
TIME Stories
 
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Spiel des Jahres

Karuba
Animals on Board (winner)
Codenames

Kennerspiel

Isle of Skye (winner)
7 Wonders: Duel
Grand Austria Hotel
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SDJ:
Karuba (winner)
Codenames
Lanterns

KDJ:
Quadropolis (winner)
Grand Austria Hotel
Mombasa
 
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SDJ
Codenames (winner)
Karuba
Mysterium

KDJ
Grand Austria Hotel (winner)
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Sonderpreis fantastisches Spiel ("special award fantasy game")
TIME stories
 
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Spiel des Jahres:
Codenames
Mysterium
Karuba

Kennerspiel des Jahres:
Imhotep
Isle of Skye
Quadropolis
 
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SDJ
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Codenames (winner...boo. BUT will it's PG13ish rating kill it's chances!?)

Karuba (not played it but seen a lot of love for it. so really just throwing this one out there)

Lanterns: the Harvest Festival (my pick for familystyle but Codenames is a juggernaut)



KDJ
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Quadropolis (winner. Not as visually appealing to me as most Days of Wonders games but gameplay is top notch)

7 Wonder Duel (love love love this game. I hope it wins but I think it's 2 player only might hamper it's chances)

Isle of Skye (like Karuba, a random guess BUT it has been on my shortlist to try)

Pandemic Legacy and T.I.M.E.Stories will be snubbed due to Pandemic's legacy mechanic and TS's one and done wait for a new story module approach
 
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