Tag: Vuoden peli

  • Finnish Game of the Year awards 2010

    Finnish Game of the Year awards were published today. Lautapelit.fi scored a double victory. Best children’s game: Muumien purnukkajahti (a Moomin game, I know nothing else). Best family game: Dixit Best adult game: Mallorca (aka Finca) Lautapelit.fi published Dixit and Mallorca, the Moomin game is a Finnish game (I guess) by Egmont. Dixit of course […]

  • Finnish Game of the Year awards

    Finnish Game of the Year (“Vuoden peli”) awards have been given. The finalists were chosen August 5th and the winners the next day, but for some reason both weren’t published until today. Bizarre. The adult game category was won by the official prize winner of the season, Dominion. The finalists were Pandemic and Stone Age. […]

  • Finnish Game of the Year winners 2007

    Last year was a disaster, now things look much better! The Finnish Adult Game of the Year for 2007 is Thurn und Taxis, the Finnish Family Game of the Year is Ubongo and the Finnish Kids Game of the Year is Piikkisiili. The list of finalists was very impressive, too, but I think they chose […]

  • Quick touch with Pentago

    I played Pentago, the Finnish game of the year, yesterday with Johanna. My darling wife was amazed when she heard that was the winner. She may not be a hardcore gamer, but she isn’t clueless either! The game sucks, simply put. It’s your typical naughts-and-crosses on six by six board; one board quadrant is rotated […]

  • Finnish Game of the Year awards

    Finnish Game of the Year awards for 2006 are out now, and what a huge disappointment they are! Best children’s game is Build-a-Burger (I would’ve given the award to Das kleine Gespenst, but I don’t know anything about Build-a-Burger). Best family game is Quackle, which seems to be a clone of Snorta!, or at least […]

  • Finnish Game of the Year winners 2005

    Finnish Game of the Year winners have been declared. They reflect the Spiel des Jahres awards closely. Best children’s game is Geistertreppe, 2004 Kinder Spiel des Jahres winner. Kids loved the ghost mechanism and thought the game was funny and exciting. What’s more to ask? Best family game is Ticket to Ride, 2004 Spiel des […]

  • Finnish Game of the Year finalists

    Finalists for the Finnish Game of the Year awards are out. Children’s games: Mighty Magpies (Harakkavarkaat) — Tactic Geistertreppe (Kummitusportaat) — Marektoy / Drei Magier Schatz der Drachen (Lohikäärmeen aarre) — Marektoy / Winning Moves Family games: Cranium CADOO — Danspil Ticket to Ride (Menolippu) — Lautapelit.fi / Days of Wonder Verflixxt (Sellaista sattuu) — […]

  • Finnish Game of the Year candidates

    Finnish Game of the Year candidates haven’t been published yet, but I happen to have inside contacts and thus knowledge. Finnish readers can check the list of the candidates for the best adult and family games from the Boardgame Society forum, here’s a quick overview: Best kids’ game: the most interesting entrants are Geistertreppe, the […]

  • Finnish Game of the Year 2004: Carcassonne

    Carcassonne wins the Finnish Game of the Year 2004 award. As we all know, Settlers of Catan didn’t make it, not even to the finals. However, it got a special mention as an interesting, new kind of game. So basically, I think that reads great game, but too complicated for the award. Finalists included Yundao, […]

  • Carcassonne vs Settlers of Catan — winner is clear

    As I mentioned in an earlier entry, Finnish Game of the Year awards are very interesting this year as both Carcassonne and Settlers of Catan are competing for the award. Well, looks like that competition is already done: Catan didn’t make it to the final four. Carcassonne did, and is competing against Yundao, Triominds and […]