Deutscher Spiel Preis 2005

The second major game award for this year has been announced today. Louis XIV turns out to be the winner, with Niagara second and Manila third. I still haven’t managed to play Louis yet but it looks a worthy winner to me. Niagara and Manila are both good games, although there are others in the top ten I prefer (Shadows Over Camelot and 80 Days). The full list is:

1. LOUIS XIV (alea/Ravensburger) 2. NIAGARA (Zoch Verlag) 3. MANILA (Zoch Verlag) 4. UBONGO (Kosmos) 5. HIMALAYA (Tilsit Éditions)   6. IN 80 TAGEN UM DIE WELT (Kosmos) 7. SCHATTEN ÃœBER CAMELOT (Days of Wonder)   8. JAMBO (Kosmos) 9. DAS ZEPTER VON ZAVANDOR (Lookout Games) 10. VERFLIXXT! (Ravensburger)