Jury of the italian Game of the Year, Gioco dell’ anno, was seduced by Kingdomino and awarded it the best board game 2017. The jury’s arguments: easy to understand, easy to play, easy to explain and nicely illustrated. The final selection gathered Magic Maze, Topiary, La Casa dei Sogni, Unlock and Kingdomino.
The game of the year is a competition organized by Lucca Comics & Games since 2013 to promote board games culture in the country. The prize has quickly become the main Italian award to offer a selection of the best, exciting and easy-to-play titles that allow casual gamers, families and the general public to get together around a table.
In Denmark, the Guldbrikken jury decided to reward Kingdomino as the best family game of the year. Among the nominees: Kuna Yala, Tokaido, Patchwork and Kingdomino. To be selected in the family category, the games must be for the whole family and can be played by adults or children. The rules must be in Danish.