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.