Root Wins The Dice Tower Award’s Game of the Year!

The results of The Dice Tower Gaming Awards for 2018 have just been announced.  The Game of the Year is Root!  This gives it a clean sweep of the two major American-based gaming awards (earlier this year, the Golden Geeks also selected Root).

Root was chosen from a pool of 10 nominated games.  Here are the other nominated titles, in alphabetical order:

  • Architects of the West Kingdom
  • Brass: Birmingham
  • Chronicles of Crime
  • Everdell
  • Rising Sun
  • Teotihuacan
  • The Mind
  • Underwater Cities
  • Western Legends

The voters also chose winners in 13 gaming categories.  Interestingly, Root did not win any of the major categories, such as Best Strategy Game or Best Family Game, which is unusual.  Teotihuacan beat it out for Best Strategy Game.  Here are the category winners:

  • Strategy Game – Teotihuacan
  • Family Game – Fireball Island: The Curse of Vul-Kar
  • Party Game – Just One
  • Co-op Game – Chronicles of Crime
  • Two-Player Game – KeyForge: Call of the Archons
  • Game Theming – Detective: A Modern Crime Board Game
  • Most Innovative – Chronicles of Crime
  • Game Artwork – Everdell
  • Production – Rising Sun
  • Expansion – Scythe: The Rise of Fenris
  • New Designer – Wolfgang Warsch (The Quacks of Quedlinburg)
  • Reprint – Fireball Island: The Curse of Vul-Kar
  • Small Publisher – Leder Games (Root)

Congratulations to Cole Wehrle and Leder Games for winning with Root, along with all the other nominated and winning designers and publishers!

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2 Responses to Root Wins The Dice Tower Award’s Game of the Year!

  1. Pingback: Root Wins The Dice Tower Award’s Game of the Year! – Herman Watts

  2. Wonder if voters tried to avoid the “Gloomhaven effect” this year by spreading their votes around.

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