The International Gamers Awards committee is extremely proud to announce the recipients for the 2011 IGA in the General Strategy category:
In the multi-player category, the award goes to 7 Wonders, the creation of Antoine Bauza and originally published by Repos Productions. The game has since been published by other companies, including Asmodee. 7 Wonders created quite the stir when being tested during its development stages, and that enthusiasm grew even greater upon its release. The game combines the excitement and challenge of building an ancient civilization with a fast-playing card game that is accessible by both dedicated gamers and families alike. This is the first IGA for both Antoine Bauza and Repos Productions.
The award in the 2-player category goes to A Few Acres of Snow by prolific designer Martin Wallace and Treefrog Games. The setting is the French and British conflict that occurred in North America during the colonization period. Bitter warfare embroiled the continent, as both European powers struggled for dominance. This quasi war game is intense and plays fast, yet is filled with tough decisions that will affect the fate of the world. Wallace has earned numerous IGA plaques, a testament to his designing excellence.
The International Gamers Awards were founded in 1999 for the express purpose of recognizing outstanding games, their designers, and the companies which publish them. The awards have gained widespread acclaim and have helped bring these outstanding games to the public’s attention.
The individuals who serve on our General Strategy and Historical Simulation committees are extremely qualified, knowledgeable and respected within the gaming hobby. Each and everyone have extensive experience in the playing, reviewing and critiquing of games.
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So a game that has been proven to be broken and another one that is the latest one appealing to the “I don’t want to play anything longer than 30 minutes!” crowd. These are the International Gamer’s Awards?
Well, if A Few Acres of Snow is broken, I say, “Give me more broken games!”. :-)
You want more games where one side has an unbeatable strategy?
“You want more games where one side has an unbeatable strategy?”
Sure. I love playing my foolproof Hospice strategy in Puerto Rico!
(Translation: the cited thread came out less than one week ago. Let’s let the issue have much more coverage before we decide whether this strategy is truly unbeatable or not.)
I’m interested in hearing what the fix is going to be; it sounds like Martin has one in mind that he’ll release after playtesting.