- Battle Line/Schotten Totten
- High Society
- Ingenious/Einfach Genial
- Loco!/Quandary/Thor/Flinke Pinke
- Lost Cities
- Royal Turf/Winner's Circle
For comparison, the top five games from 2002:
This category was the site of one of my biggest mistakes last time. I divided the games myself into "lite" & "heavy" and ended up leaving Lost Cities with no nomination. That was corrected this time around by allowing the Apple Pickers to assign their nominations to either "lite" or "heavy." (They had 7 slots to use in each category.)
When it came to multiple editions (and Knizia has plenty of those), the Apple Pickers preferred the older versions of the games. Royal Turf won out over Winner's Circle, Schotten-Totten over Battleline, and Quandary over any other version of the game.
I also need to mention that the rules of two of the nominated games have undergone some odd tweaks in their most recent American editions: Circus Flohcati & Colossal Arena are both better played by the rules from their earlier counterparts.
Please note: the results for the "heavier" games of Dr. K. will be released tomorrow morning.
Labels: Designer's Best