VOTING PROCEDURE AND RULES
Everyone who is interested in games in the German language and lives in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland can vote for the DEUTSCHE SPIELE PREIS. It doesn't matter if you simply want to vote for your favorite game, or if you're a critic or journalist contributing your professional opinion on games, or if you work in a game store: This award is voted for by all of you.
Games published in German between May 1st and April 30th of the following year are eligible.
VOTING FOR THE DEUTSCHE SPIELE PREIS TAKES PLACE FROM MAY 15TH TO AUGUST 15TH, 2023.
THE VOTED GAMES ARE CONVERTED INTO POINTS:
1st place = 5 points
2nd place = 4 points
3rd place = 3 points
4th place = 2 points
5th place = 1 point
The best children's game = 1 point
Voting takes place online at www.spiel-essen.de/dsp
Each person can vote once for up to five best and the one best children's game.
Only votes with full name and address are valid.
Only votes from persons who have confirmed their e-mail address will be counted.
Only votes from people living in Germany, Austria or Switzerland will be counted.
Duplicate votes will be sorted out and will not be counted.
All incoming votes will be rated equally.
- Merz Verlag first publishes a list of the ten family and adult games with the most points, as well as the three best-placed children's games, both on its website and for the media in August.
- Places 4 to 10 are sorted by points.
- From this top ten list, Merz Verlag names the three top-ranked family and adult games and the three top-ranked children's games in alphabetical order.
- At the SPIEL press conference, the 3rd through 1st place of the family and adult games and the 1st place of the children's game will be announced and presented.
- Afterwards, the results will be published on the website as well as for the media.
WINNER OF THE MAIN PRIZE
AND WINNER OF THE DEUTSCHE SPIELE PREIS 2022 IS THE GAME:
BY MATTHIAS WIEGE (FEUERLAND)
WINNER OF THE DEUTSCHE KINDERSPIELE PREIS 2022 IS
MIT QUACKS & CO. NACH QUEDLINBURG
BY WOLFGANG WARSCH (SCHMIDT SPIELE)
Top ten list of the DEUTSCHEN SPIELE PREIS 2022 with all outstanding titles including authors and publishers:
1. ARCHE NOVA by Mathias Wiege (Feuerland)
2. CASCADIA by Randy Flynn (Kosmos / Flatout Games / AEG)
3. DUNE IMPERIUM by Paul Dennen (Dire Wolf / Vertrieb: Asmodee)
4. LIVING FOREST by Aske Christiansen (Pegasus Spiele)
5. DIE ROTE KATHEDRALE by Sheila Santos und Israel Cendrero (Kosmos Verlag and Devir Games)
6. WITCHSTONE by Martino Chiacchiera and Dr. Reiner Knizia (R&R Games / Huch!)
7. BEYOND THE SUN by Dennis K. Chan (Strohmann Games)
8. SCOUT by Kei Kajino (Oink Games)
9. GOLEM by Flaminia Brasini, Virginio Gigli und Simone Luciani (Cranio Creations / Vertrieb: Asmodee)
10. TERRAFORMING MARS – ARES-EXPEDITION by Jacob Fryxelius, Nick Little and Sydney Engelstein (Schwerkraft Verlag)