Qwirkle scoops Spiel des Jahres 2011 award

The game, distributed in the UK by the Green Board Game Company, has won Germany's major toy award.
Publish date:

The Spiel des Jahres (Game of the Year) was founded in 1978 with the stated purpose of rewarding excellence in board and card game design and promoting top-quality games in the German market.

It is said that the award is one of the major drivers of the quality of games from Germany. A Spiel des Jahres winner can usually expect to sell 300,000 to 500,000 copies.

The award is given by a jury of German-speaking board game critics (from Germany, Austria, Switzerland), who review games released in Germany in the preceding twelve months

The criteria on which a game is evaluated include game concept (originality, playability, game value); rule structure (composition, clearness, comprehensibility); layout (box, board, rules) and design (functionality, workmanship).

Qwirkle has been sold in the UK by The Green Board Game Company for the last four years. Players have to match colours and shapes, but tactical moves and well-planned strategy is also needed.

To celebrate Qwirkle’s award, The Green Board Game Company is offering a free copy for every 23 games purchased in July and August.


Featured Jobs

Copyrights Group

Marketing Manager

The Copyrights Group is one of the licensing arms within The Vivendi Group. Acquired by Vivendi in 2016 Copyrights manages the licensing for a portfolio of properties to include Paddington Bear. Some of the other companies within the Vivendi Group include Universal Music Group, and their licensing arm Bravado, Gameloft and Studiocanal to name a few.