2020 Game Awards Summary

With the announcement yesterday of the Meeples Choice Awards results, the last of the 2020 primary and secondary Game of the Year awards have now been set. So this seems like a good time to summarize which titles have been honored by the various awards over the course of the year.

  • SdJ Family:
    • Spiel des Jahres – MicroMacro: Crime City
    • Kennerspiel – Paleo
    • Kinderspiel – Dragomino
  • DSP – Lost Ruins of Arnak
  • IGA Family:
    • Multiplayer – Lost Ruins of Arnak
    • Two Player – My City
    • Solo – Under Falling Skies
  • a la carte (best card game) – Fantasy Realms
  • Golden Geek Family:
    • Light Game – MicroMacro: Crime City
    • Medium Game – Lost Ruins of Arnak
    • Heavy Game – Gloomhaven: Jaws of the Lion
  • Dice Tower – The Crew
  • Meeples Choice Awards:
    • Beyond the Sun
    • Lost Ruins of Arnak
    • Dune: Imperium

Clearly, the most honored game of the year was Lost Ruins of Arnak. It took two major awards (the DSP and IGA), got an SdJ nomination, and also won the Golden Geek and MCA awards. In addition, it won the Dice Tower Best Strategy game category, giving it very close to a clean sweep. Congratulations to designers Michaela Stachova and Michal Stach, as well as the entire creative team of publisher CGE, for coming up with a game that delighted so many of us.

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2 Responses to 2020 Game Awards Summary

  1. Andrea Ligabue says:

    I can add to this list the two main Italian Awards:
    – Gioco dell’Anno (Italian Game of the Year) – My City
    – Goblin Magnifico (Italian Gamers Award) – Gloomhaven: Jaws of The Lion
    Good play

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