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Belratti Wins a la carte Award

Fairplay Magazine has announced the results of their annual a la carte award for the best card game of the year.  The winner is Belratti, designed by Michael Loth.  Here are the top 10 finishers: Belratti (Michael Loth) L.A.M.A. (Reiner … Continue reading

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2019 DSP and IGA Award Winners Announced

Two of the major Game of the Year awards announced their results recently. The Deutscher Spiele Preis (DSP) award was announced last month.  This is widely viewed as the German-based award that honors heavier games, at least when compared to … Continue reading

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Barrage (Game Review by Larry Levy)

Designers: Simone Luciani, Tommaso Battista Artist: Antonio De Luca Publisher: Cranio Creations Players: 1-4 Time: 75-150 minutes Times Played: 3, all with four players This is a review of one of the most controversial games of the year.  The game … Continue reading

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My Favorite Games of 2018: The Dirty Dozen

So it’s July of 2019.  Why am I coming out with an article listing my favorite 2018 titles at this late date? Well, first of all, it takes a while to try enough games from a calendar year to make … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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2018 Meeples Choice Award Winners

The voting for the Meeples Choice Awards has ended and the following three games were chosen by the Spielfrieks user group: THE QUACKS OF QUEDLINBURG TEOTIHUACAN BRASS: BIRMINGHAM Root, which figured to be one of the favorites prior to the … Continue reading

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Nominated Games for the 2018 Meeples Choice Awards

The Spielfrieks user group has finished their first week of voting for the Meeples Choice Awards.  26 games have received nominations.  During the coming week, the voters will select their favorites from that group and the top three vote getters … Continue reading

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Meeples Choice Preliminary Round Voting Has Started

So the Spielfrieks user group has started voting for the Meeples Choice Awards, in which we select our three favorite games of the previous calendar year.  Right now, we’re choosing our 25 nominated games.  Next week, we’ll vote to weed … Continue reading

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2018 Meeples Choice Award Voting Process Is Beginning

Every year, the Spielfrieks user group conducts our Meeples Choice Awards voting, in which we select our three favorite games from the previous calendar year.  The process is beginning, as we’re deciding on the pool of games to vote on … Continue reading

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2018 Designer of the Year Award

Well, I guess it’s that time of the year again.  As you all know, there are several jillion awards for Game of the Year, from different organizations or representing different nations.  But there’s no formal award for the designers, the … Continue reading

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