Cafe del Gatto, a family-focused drafting game about cat baristas competing to serve customers drinks, has won this year’s Austrian game of the year prize.
Thomas Bareder from the Austrian Game Academy called Cafe del Gatto a highly successful family game, was a pleasure to touch and look at and had a brisk rhythm and low barrer to entry.
He added that the game’s transparency offered “a lot of freedom for tactical considerations without being overwhelming”.
The Schmidt-published game, from Dragon’s Breath co-designer Lena Burkhardt and new designer Julia Wagner, is not yet available in English, although an English version of the rulebook is available here.
Friedemann Friese’s Fancy Feathers won card game of the year, while ‘Trend’ game of the year went to Uwe Rosenberg’s Atiwa, a game about attracting fruit bats to help develop a small community in Ghana.