Category: Game awards

  • Austrian Game of the Year awards

    Mik Svellov (of brilliant Brett’n’Board) announced the Austrian Spiel des Spiele awards for this year. There’s a list of award winners either at his SDS page or my GeekList. While I don’t really care about the award (it has very short history and none of the effect of Spiel des Jahres awards), there’s something quite […]

  • International Gamers Awards 2004 nominees

    It’s time for International Gamers Awards again. You can find the nominees for 2004 awards in multiplayer and two-player categories (historical simulation was awarded earlier) at the IGA nominee page or at the Geek in the IGA nominee GeekList I made. The lists are impressive and picking the winners will be difficult. I’m rooting for […]

  • Carcassonne vs Settlers of Catan — winner is clear

    As I mentioned in an earlier entry, Finnish Game of the Year awards are very interesting this year as both Carcassonne and Settlers of Catan are competing for the award. Well, looks like that competition is already done: Catan didn’t make it to the final four. Carcassonne did, and is competing against Yundao, Triominds and […]

  • Spiel des Jahres 2004: Ticket to Ride!

    Ticket to Ride is the Spiel des Jahres 2004. Congratulations to Alan R. Moon and Days of Wonder! I haven’t tried the other nominees (yet), but I can certainly agree with this decision by the jury, as Ticket to Ride is a brilliant game.

  • Bruno Faidutti’s Game of the Year 2004

    As Iain already noticed, it’s once again time for Bruno Faidutti to announce his Game of the Year award. This year the winner is Ticket to Ride — not a huge surprise to anyone, I imagine. I agree, and I certainly find myself in agreement with Bruno’s earlier choices as well. I’ve enjoyed all of […]

  • The Sumo Counter Hall of Fame

    The Sumo Counter Hall of Fame is a hall of fame for modern classic boardgames. Modern means anything younger than 50 years. Current list is indeed quite impressive. Anyway, they’re voting in two new games this year. Everyone is invited to participate — the more voters they have, the better are the results. Voting form […]

  • Finnish Players’ Picks 2003

    Finnish gamers have made their choice: Puerto Rico is the best game they have played during the last year. 125 voters, 222 games. Puerto Rico was listed by 47 voters, so it was quite a victory. Second spot went to Carcassonne with 37 votes. See the best games as a geeklist. The Finnish result page […]

  • Finnish Game of the Year awards 2003

    Finnish Game of the Year awards have been given. Finnish Toy Association has chosen following winners: Best children’s game is Kissa ja hiiret by Ravensburger. Best family game is Blokus and the best game for adults is Cranium. Interesting choices. I can’t say I care much about the results, though…

  • Deutscher SpielePreis

    I’ve done my duty and voted for the Deutscher SpielePreis awards. My final list of five candidates were Age of Steam, Amun-Re, Coloretto, Balloon Cup and New England.

  • Spiel des Jahres 2003

    Spiel des Jahres 2003 award winners have been chosen! Winner of the main award is Alhambra by Dirk Henn. Best children’s game is Viva Topo! by Manfred Ludwig. Congratulations to the winners!