The winners are...
The 2020 Spiel des Jahres winner is Pictures by Daniela and Christian Stöhr, publisheed by PD-Verlag.
Pictures is a quick-playing family game with very simple rules. Form the image on your secret picture card with one set of components, either shoelaces, color cubes, icon cards, sticks and stones or building blocks in such a way that the other players guess what image you have pictured.
The players get points for correctly guessing other players images and for other players guessing their image. The most points wins!
The other nominees were My City by Reiner Knizia (Kosmos) and Nova Luna by Uwe Rosenberg and Corné van Moorsel.
The 2020 Kennerspiel des Jahres winner is The Crew: The Quest for Planet Nine by Thomas Sing, published by Kosmos.
The Crew is a co-operative trick-taking game, where players must complete "missions." During each mission, it is not the amount of tricks, but the right tricks at the right time that count. The team wins only if every single player is successful in fulfilling their tasks.
The other nominees were Cartographers: A Roll Player Tale by Jordy Adan and The King's Dilemma by Hjalmar Hach, Lorenzo Silva and Carlo Burelli.