Best Family Board Game of the Year – Spiel des Jahres Winner 2011
The Spiel des Jahres winner for 2011 was announced last week. And we’re happy to see that the winner for best family board game of the year went to Kingdom Builder!
(It’s the one I was hoping would win.)
Kingdom Builder really is a great board game for families. It has simple rules, straightforward game play, and variable scoring conditions so every game has a unique mix to offer.
The designer of Kingdom Builder is Donald X. Vaccarino – the designer behind Dominion which also won the Spiel des Jahres award the year it was published. So now he has another hit on his hands. Way to go!
The whole purpose behind the Spiel des Jahres is to “promote games as a cultural asset to encourage gaming amongst family and friends”.
And we’d agree that Kingdom Builder hits that mark!
It’s a great board game to play with family and friends.