2016 Meeples Choice Award Winners

The Spielfrieks user group has selected its three winners of the Meeples Choice Awards.  70 voters participated in the election and the winners are:

TERRAFORMING MARS
GREAT WESTERN TRAIL
YOKOHAMA

TM and GWT had a comfortable lead over the rest of the pack.  Yokohama narrowly edged out Scythe.

Yokohama is the first game outside of Europe and the U.S. to win an MCA.  In fact, it’s one of the few games from the Far East to seriously challenge for an award (Love Letter finished fourth in 2012).

This is the first MCA win for each three of the designers, Jacob Fryxelius, Alexander Pfister, and Hisashi Hayashi.  Pfister has produced six MCA-nominated games over the past three years; now that’s a hot streak!

Here are the complete vote tallies for the final round.  The first number after the game listing is the number of votes received during the last round, while the number in parentheses is the votes accumulated during the preliminary round.  Congratulations to all the winning games!

  1. Terraforming Mars – 26 (40)
  2. Great Western Trail – 24 (32)
  3. Yokohama – 19 (24)
  4. Scythe – 17 (22)
  5. A Feast for Odin – 13 (21)
  6. Fabled Fruit – 8 (17)
  7. Lorenzo il Magnifico – 8 (11)
  8. Star Wars: Rebellion – 8 (11)
  9. First Class – 7 (16)
  10. Imhotep – 7 (7)
  11. Kingdomino – 7 (8)
  12. The Oracle of Delphi – 6 (14)
  13. Arkham Horror: The Card Game – 5 (7)
  14. Clank! – 5 (16)
  15. Flamme Rouge – 5 (10)
  16. Oh My Goods! – 5 (8)
  17. The Colonists – 5 (12)
  18. Captain Sonar – 4 (8)
  19. Santorini – 4 (7)
  20. Colony – 3 (7)
  21. Mansions of Madness: Second Edition – 3 (8)
  22. Tramways – 3 (7)
  23. Fuji Flush / Doppelt und Dreifach – 2 (8)
  24. Honshu – 2 (7)
  25. Mystic Vale – 2 (8)
  26. Railroad Revolution – 2 (9)
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