Tabletop party game, Codenames has been crowned the winner of the 2016 Spiel des Jahres awards.
The title, created by designer Vlaada Chvatil beat the likes of 2016 awards-favourite Imhotep, to be named Germany’s game of the year in a competition designed to highlight outstanding design in board gaming.
Codenames now joins a hall of fame of previous winners, including 2015’s Colt Express, 2010’s Dixit and 2004’s Ticket to Ride.
Meanwhile, Isle of Skye: From Chieftain to King has been named the winner of the 2016 Kennerspiel des Jahres, an award aimed at game enthusiasts looking for a more technical title.
Both Codenames and Isle of Skye: From Chieftain to King are distributed within the UK by Esdevium Games.