We here at Pandasaurus HQ are beside ourselves as our beloved Machi Koro is officially one of three games nominated for the top gaming honor of 2015 Spiel Des Jahres (Game of the Year)! For anyone wondering what the SDJ is, it’s kind of like the Oscars of tabletop gaming. Previous winners include grail games such as Ticket to Ride, Catan, Quirkle, Carcassonne, Dominion and Hanabi among many very notable others.
The two phenomenal games nominated alongside Machi are The Game and Colt Express. Thus, we know we’ve got some stiff and very deserving competition, but that makes the nomination all the better. It has been our great honor to bring the work of Machi’s brilliant designer, Masao Suganuma, and the visually incomparable artist, Noboru Hotta, to the United States.
Machi Koro is the first Japanese game to ever be nominated, so having just come back from visiting with the brains behind MK, we know that this means the world to the Japanese gaming community.
Winners will be announced soon, so stay tuned and thanks most of all to all of y’all for spreading the Machi love and letting the world know about this little game from Tokyo!