Spiel des Jahres 2003 winner announced

Winners and nominee lists are here. Most of this year’s nominees are relative unknowns here in the states, although I’ve seen Amun-Re get plenty of play on the strength of the Knizia name. Shortlist nominee Clans is the only other one with an identifiable English edition. This is the second year in a row that the SdJ jury has selected a relatively simple and approachable game for its winner: odds are we’ll hear an announcement soon about Alhambra from Rio Grande or someone like them.