Today the winners of the Spiel des Jahres, one of the biggest board game prices, have been announced. Codenames
is the big winner this year. This game from Czech Games Edition
can call itself the Spiel des Jahres 2016 from now on. This party game divides the players into two teams who have to identify their agents in a group of people using a few good instructions from the leader. But be aware, if the other team finds your agents, they might try to kill them!
In addition to this prize, there is also the Kennerspiel des Jahres, this is the game for the more 'hardcore' players. This year, this price goes to Isle of Skye: From Chieftain to King. In this game, players are tribe leaders and try to start and develop a great kingdom using building tiles.
This winner was however very surprising as it was against two titans of games, namely Pandemic Legacy Season 1 and T.I.M.E Stories.
More information about the Spiel des Jahres and winning games can be found on the official website: http://www.spiel-des-jahres.com/de/codenames-ist-das-spiel-des-jahres-2016.