Best International Game

Awarded to the best new game available on the Australian market that is suitable for families.

In selecting a winner, the judges will look for a game that:

  1. has rules that are clear and not overly complex
  2. maintains the interest of players throughout the game
  3. provides the opportunity to make interesting decisions or to do clever and imaginative things
  4. can be replayed many times with enjoyment
  5. rewards skill but has sufficient luck, or a handicapping system, to allow any family member a chance of winning
  6. has sturdy and attractive components
  7. represents good value for money
  8. is different from other games
  9. has a manageable playing time (ideally under 90 minutes)
  10. scales well with different numbers of players (ideally for 2 to 6 players)

Year Winner Short List Details
2018 Azul Azul, Century: Spice Road, Downforce, Kingdomino, Word Slam 2018 Short List
2017 Oceanus Agricola Family Edition, Not Alone, Oceanos 2017 Details
2016 Stockpile, Codenames 2016 Details
2015 Sheriff of Nottingham Camel Up, Machi Koro 2015 Details
2014 Bruges Bang: The Dice Game, Thebes: The Tomb Raiders 2014 Details
2013  Guildhall  Divinaire, Dominant Species, King of Tokyo, Sewer Pirats
2011/2  Cargo Noir  7 Wonders, The Adventurers: the Pyramid of Horus, Forbidden Island, Hawaii, Kingdom Builder, Quarriors!, Takenoko, Tschak!
2010  Dice Town  Abandon Ship, The Adventurers, Bridge Troll, Cyclades, Finca, Macao, Pack & Stack, Roll Through the Ages: the Bronze Age, Small World,Tobago
2009  Pandemic  Aquaretto, Fast Flowing Forest Fellers, Ilium, Master Labyrinth, Metropolys, Oregon, Pick & Pack, Red November, Ticket to Ride: the card game, Witch’s Brew
2008  10 Days in Asia  Chang Cheng, Notre Dame, Portobello Market, Qwirkle, Thebes, Vikings, Zooloretto