Already for the 18th time the association Spiel des Jahres e.V. awarded the prize for the best Children’s Game of the Year. In 2018, the award goes to “Funkelschatz” from HABA. Nominated were also “Emojito!” from the publisher Günzburger HUCH! as well as “Panic Mansion”, published by the publisher French Blue Orange.

Board games are part of our cultural heritage. In order to spread these in family and society, the association Verein Spiel des Jahres e.V. has been awarding prizes for extraordinary game ideas for adults and children since the 1970s. With “Funkelschatz”, HABA’s fourth game in total was selected “Children’s Game of the Year” in Hamburg on 11 June.

“A game adventure that mesmerizes children over and over again”

This year’s winner is about dragon children who come across a treasure of sparkling stones frozen in an ice column. Only the dragon father, who melts the column with his breath of fire, can help. The expert jury, consisting of five independent specialist journalists and two advisory boards, justified their decision as follows: “This dragon daddy not only melts ice, but also children’s hearts. Here the whole Family is thrilled. A daughter and father team, the authors Lena and Günter Burkhardt, combine a story suitable for children, a classic mechanism and fascinating material into a game adventure that mesmerizes children over and over again. When estimating and collecting, keeping cool, a little bit of of luck and tact are required. Daddy (dragon) is the best.”

HABA "Spiel des Jahres 2018"
“Children’s Game of the Year 2018” – HABA “Funkelschatz”

Award for best game idea and design

All new releases in the area of children’s games of the current and previous year were taken into account for the election procedure. The jury selected a total of three outstanding children’s games from these new releases, which were nominated for the Children’s Game of the Year award. In addition to the game idea, the rules, the design and the overall layout were also assessed. Moreover, the jury simultaneously publishes a list of recommendations indicating further successful children’s games. The “Game of the Year 2018” and “Connoisseur’s Game of the Year 2018” awards will be presented in Berlin on July 23, 2018.

License fees for the use of the logo

To allow publishers to use the logo for advertising, they pay license fees to the association. With these fees the association finances, among other things, a scholarship for game authors or playful projects within the framework of promotional programs.


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