The Games Tin / Spiel des Jahres
There's no prize money in winning a Spiel des Jahres award. No shortcut to fame and fortune. No sudden glory. The winner may use the logo for their marketing although there are licensing costs for doing so and the economic benefits in terms of sales is considerable. However, the Spiel des Jahres prize has, in its 30 year history, become the biggest and most sought after award in the world for table top games.