Trajan and Agricola: All Creatures Win IGA; Targi takes a la carte

The results of the International Gamers Awards (IGA) have been announced and Stefan Feld’s Trajan (published by Ammonit Spiele) is the winner of the multi-player game award, while Uwe Rosenberg’s Agricola: All Creatures Big and Small (from publishers Lookout Games and Z-Man Games) takes the two-player award.

After numerous nominations over the years, Feld finally wins a major award.  Other nominees which received strong consideration for the multi-player award were Eclipse, Village, Ora et Labora, and Mage Knight.  Creatures is Rosenberg’s third IGA award.  It narrowly nosed out Summoner Wars: Master Set for the victory.

Fairplay magazine also recently announced the results of the a la carte award, which the magazine conducts to recognize the best card game of the year.  The winner is Targi, the debut design of Andreas Steiger.  The two-player game, which is published by Kosmos, had earlier been nominated for the SdJ Kennerspiel and the IGA.  Targi therefore joins an illustrious group of former a la carte winners, including Race for the Galaxy, Dominion, Jaipur, and 7 Wonders.  The top 10 results for this year are as follows:

1. Targi (Andreas Steiger)
2. Ruhm für Rom (Carl Chudyk)
3. Rapa Nui (Klaus-Jürgen Wrede
4. The City (Tom Lehmann)
5. Friday (Friedemann Friese)
6. Die Tore der Welt: Das Kartenspiel (Walter Schranz)
7. Drecksau (Frank Bebenroth)
8. Mogel Motte (Emily and Lukas Brand)
9. Kleine Fotosafari (Tanja Triminek)
10. Bullenparty (Wolfgang Kramer)

This entry was posted in Best Of. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply