The jury "game of the year" in 2010, a luxury problem: Find out the many good game releases five chosen ones that make for further intensive examination, a winner among them. The five referred to games, "Dixit", "ID", "fresco "," A la Carte "and" In the change of times - the dice are "is at first sight apparently is not the first choice of players - county, at least not the online community, which now have blogs, the Spielbox Forum Twitter and Facebook is very well networked with each other.
New "is the title of" Game of the Year PLUS ", provided for the doors of the world ". Aha? a depreciation of the price "Game of the Year? me so now I buy the" game of the year or the "game of the year PLUS" where everything is better, atmosphere, implementation, gameplay, idea, accompanying story, etc.? Since the publishers are aggressively advertise in trade all the red Pömpel, it could happen that the printing Game of the Year Plus "of the not so experienced (mass) of buyers will be misunderstood.
This raises again the question of the total target group: who is the Game of the Year Award interesting? For me, this is still the helpless mother standing in front of the shelf (or the father, grandparents, relatives, etc.) that their child wants to buy a game and decide whether or not the great diversity can. A game with the seal of "Game of the Year" or at least the confused like "list Game of the Year" and then in the future probably also the additional "PLUS", understood as "better than the actual game of the year" is here a preferred choice be.
Back to luxury problem. Good games, it was enough in the year of publication. Many of them have a high level of play and design quality. Some were made as a safe candidate for the nomination, there have finally the following five games:
For us this is no real surprise, though the date is wrong. The game would have been earned in 1990 his place on the shortlist, it finished second in the same year in the elections to the German Games Prize least square In this respect, the jury in the new edition of the much improved graphics and have the material rewards.
It will not be for everyone to get involved in his intuition. In this respect, the potential this game has to be among the less sophisticated purchasers have the keeper shelf. Zugutehalten have to him that a group of teenagers with a different temperament is sure to be played, as with students or adults. Some games of this kind carry around with them but as a problem that the players know too well or not well enough and so quickly that an imbalance in the game concluded.
A painting game, in which much must be said, and in which there is a lot to laugh, so a time / communication game. Ident circulating in many games - as experts tip and is sure his fans. For us it recalls a kind of Pictionary for the advanced.
Fresco met in terms of equipment and design in all cases, the requirements for an entertaining, interesting and atmospheric board game. The theme is also unusual and new. These criteria suggest a nomination as well as two others: A good rule of the game and a good feeling thanks to the not-too-complex mechanisms.
In the course of time - the game throws
Yes, the luck factor. Actually, this is a basic component of most really good and also of many award-winning board games. that have a pure game of dice in addition to this element of luck and tactical elements (can the backgammon players will be able to confirm this), shows the changing times - the dice game. However, we consider the game as a miscast on the nomination list, since even Pegasus Games has released this year, better games.
The jury seems to aim to show diversity in the game elements. We have succeeded, because I buy all five games, I have a bunch of colorful game pieces together and get a lot of fun and variety. However, it would have deserved some other games as well, ending up on the nomination list (definitely Tobago!) Or at least to be recommended. As would be at least Vasco da Gama, Munchkin Quest (!), Havana, The warehouse district, and Mystery Dungeon Lords Express call.
Incidentally, we have " The gates of the world "with the family (three generations played) ... .. Was super! ... Has all fallen, even the occasional board players, even beginners ... .. Definitely the game of the year of the heart, at least with us.