Press Service - Kennerspiel des Jahres 2019

The "Kennerspiel des Jahres 2019" has not been elected yet, the jury of "Spiel des Jahres" will announce on Monday, July 22nd 2019 the winner of the "Kennerspiel des Jahres 2019".

The nominees are (in alphabetical order):

Carpe Diem

For 2 to 4 players from 12 years

By Stefan Feld
Illustration: Lalanda Hruschka
Publisher: alea/Ravensburger Spieleverlag (Ravensburg)

Press contact: Ravensburger, Katrin Hanger
+49 (0) 751 - 86 16 36;


For 1 to 5 players from 16 years

By Ignacy Trzewiczek, Przemysław Rymer, Jakub Łapot
Illustrations: Aga Jakimiec, Ewa Kostorz, Rafał Szyma
Publisher: Portal Games/Pegasus Spiele (Friedberg)

Press contact: Pegasus Spiele, Peter Berneiser
+49 (0) 6031 - 72 179 15;


For 2 to 5 players from 12 years

By Elizabeth Hargrave
Illustrations: Natalia Rojas, Ana María Martínez Jaramillo und Beth Sobel
Publisher: Feuerland-Spiele (Eppstein-Bremthal)

Press contact: Feuerland-Spiele, Frank Heeren
+49 (0) 6198 - 59 59 335;

You can find a comment of the jury chairman Harald Schrapers on the current year here.

The press kit for the award ceremony in June will soon follow here as a pdf download.

The rights for the cover pictures lie with the respective publishers. The use is free of charge provided the source is acknowledged. The rights for all other press material are held by Spiel des Jahres. The use of texts is permitted in quotation form or as a whole, provided that the source and context are clearly stated. Please indicate where the material was used. We would be very pleased to receive a specimen copy.

Covershots 3D

Carpe Diem
Pack shot Carpe Diem 72 dpi (jpg, 99 KB)

Pack shot Detective 300 dpi (jpg, 510 KB)

Heaven & Ale
Pack shot Flügelschlag 300 dpi (jpg, 1,4 MB)

Recommendation list

The Jury has also published a list of 4 recommended games.

Press contact at Spiel des Jahres association: 
Bernhard Löhlein
Phone: +49 151 - 19 63 56 55