The revolution in tabletop gaming revealed and reviewed, in this entertaining and informative look at over 40 years of award-winning games.
The annual Spiel des Jahres (Game of the Year) Awards are like the Oscars of the tabletop. Acclaimed British author and games expert James Wallis investigates the winners and losers of each year’s contest to track the incredible explosion in amazing new board games. From modern classics like CATAN, Ticket to Ride, and Dixit to once-lauded games that have now been forgotten (not to mention several popular hits that somehow missed a nomination), this is a comprehensive yet hugely readable study of the best board games ever made, penned by one of the most knowledgeable commentators on the hobby.
About the Author
JAMES WALLIS is an award-winning games designer, author and critic. He has been designing and reviewing games for three decades and is best known for Once Upon a Time and The Extraordinary Adventures of Baron Munchausen. James has also been a national newspaper columnist, TV presenter, magazine editor and novelist. He lives in London with his wife and 1D4-1 children.
"An inherently nostalgic trip down memory lane and a 'must' for all truly dedicated gamers" — Midwest Book Review
"Pick this book up, then grab some friends and family members and play a board game!" — Witty & Sarcastic Bookclub
"A perfect place to start a journey into the hobby – or as a guide to head back and find the classics." — Tabletop Gaming
"Much more than just a dry description of each year’s winning game, this is full of wit and warmth, and its many digressions and anecdotes are as enjoyable as the descriptions of the games themselves." — Track of Words