Marco Polo and Wir sind das Volk take IGA Awards!

The winners of the 2015 International Gaming Awards (IGAs) have been announced.  Finishing first in the Multiplayer category is The Voyages of Marco Polo, which beat out La Granja 11-7 in the final round of voting.  Marco Polo therefore takes two of the three major gaming awards, having won the DSP voting earlier this year.  Congratulations to designers Simone Luciani and Daniele Tascini, who came close to an IGA win two years ago with Tzolk’in, which finished behind Terra Mystica.

The victory means that Hans im Glück has won the last two IGA awards, as Russian Railroads was the multiplayer selection last year.  HiG becomes the first publisher to win 3 multiplayer IGA’s, having won for St. Petersburg back in 2004.  (Lookout Games has won the most IGA’s, with 4 awards, two multiplayer and two 2-player wins, all of which were Uwe Rosenberg games.)

In the 2-player category, the winner is Wir sind das Volk, which bested Star Realms 7-5 in the last round of voting.  Congratulations to designers Peer Sylvester and Richard Sivél, as well as publisher Histogame.

For more information about the results of the award, you can check out the IGA website at www.internationalgamersawards.net.

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2 Responses to Marco Polo and Wir sind das Volk take IGA Awards!

  1. reixou says:

    Would it be possible to have the detail of the rounds of voting ? I am surprised that La Granja went so far. Imo the was one of the weakest games of the selection.
    But you choose 2 worthy winners.

  2. huzonfirst says:

    I was also a little surprised La Granja did as well as it did, Olivier. But in my case, it was a pleasant surprise, as I listed it second on my ballot, behind Marco Polo. Nice to see that many of my fellow voters felt the same way. Anyway, here are the details of the voting for both awards.

    **Multiplayer**
    The first preferences of the voters were the following:

    Marco Polo – 4
    La Granja – 4
    Roll for the Galaxy – 3
    Quartermaster General – 3
    Orleans – 2
    Elysium – 1
    Hyperborea – 1

    As the games were eliminated, their preferences transferred as follows:

    Hyperborea –> Marco Polo
    Elysium –> Marco Polo
    Orleans –> La Granja x 2
    Quartermaster General –> Marco Polo x 2; Roll for the Galaxy
    Roll for the Galaxy –> Marco Polo x 3; La Granja

    Marco Polo beats La Granja, 11-7

    **2-Player**
    The first preferences of the voters were the following:

    Wir sind das Volk – 4
    Star Realms – 2
    Fields of Arle – 2
    Baseball Highlights – 2
    Patchwork – 1
    Star War Armada – 1

    As the games were eliminated, their preferences transferred as follows:

    Star War Armada –> Wir sind das Volk
    Patchwork –> Star Realms
    Baseball Highlights –> Wir sind das Volk; Star Realms
    Fields of Arle –> Wir sind das Volk; Star Realms

    Wir sind das Volk beats Star Realms 7-5

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