The Wandering Towers, a game from Michael Kiesling and Wolfgang Kramer which garnered a lot of attention at Essen Spiel 2022, won the family game of the year category.
Wandering Towers’ win means it has done the double of Dutch language awards this year, having already scooped the 2023 Nederlandse Spellenprijs for best family game.
The Gouden Ludo has been awarded each year since 2009, when Matt Leacock’s Pandemic became the first to win the prize. This year’s awards took place at at Spel 2023 games fair at Antwerp Expo.
Entries must be Dutch-language games which are relatively easy to find on the Flemish market, including specialised stores and web shops.
A jury narrows down publishers entries each year, which are then voted on by members of the Forum Federation and other Flemish gaming clubs.
Full winners and nominees, 2023:
Winner: The Enchanted Towers (Hot Games)
Nominated: Flamecraft (White Goblin Games)
Nominated: Queensland (999 Games)
Expert Games –
Winner: Woodcraft (Jumping Turtle Games)
Nominated: The Hunger (Geronimo Games)
Nominated: Genotype (Happy Meeple Games)