The Spiele des Jahres (SdJ) is the prestigious German prize for Game Of The Year. The main winner this year is Dixit, the popular story-telling game, with original artwork being a major selling point. The SdJ is a jury prize, and it’s the boardgame equivalent of the Mann Booker prize, minus the £50k cheque. But the winner will sell half a million copies in Germany in the first year alone. It’s a highly coveted prize because the public knows that whatever the game is about, it will be a good family game, accessible by all and fun.