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2015 Meeples Choice Award Winners

The voting for the Meeples Choice Awards has ended.  30 games were nominated during the preliminary round and during the final round, the following three games were chosen: CODENAMES FOOD CHAIN MAGNATE THE VOYAGES OF MARCO POLO Codenames was the … Continue reading

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Nominees for 2015 Meeples Choice Awards

Well, the Spielfrieks user group just finished the first round of voting for the 2015 Meeples Choice Awards (using our spanking new voting application).  There was a 7-way tie for 24th, so we wound up with 30 nominated games.  It’s a … Continue reading

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The 2015 Meeples Choice Awards Voting Have Begun!

Just a reminder that the voting for the first round of the Meeples Choice Awards has begun on the Spielfrieks User Group (http://games.groups.yahoo.com/group/spielfrieks/).  Right now, we’ve got a list of 195 games.  Everyone gets to vote for their 10 favorites, with … Continue reading

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Larry’s 2016 Gathering Adventure

Once again, the Gathering proved to be a week-long extravaganza of gaming and great fellowship.  It’s always the highlight of my year and I can’t thank Alan Moon and all the other folks who work hard to make it happen … Continue reading

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2015 Designer of the Year Award

2016:  the Year of Decision.  After so much anticipation, we finally select a winner.  Who will it be?  Will bombast and glitz win out over quiet competence?  Will it be a front-runner or someone unexpected?  Last time, for the first … Continue reading

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Castles of Mad King Ludwig is Games Magazine’s Game of the Year

Last year, Games Magazine did not do their Games 100, their annual feature in which they honored their favorite games of the year.  It appeared that the tradition was over, but for now, at least, we have a replacement.  The … Continue reading

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Machi Koro Wins a la carte Award as Best Card Game

Better late than never!  That applies both to this announcement and its subject. On October 8, the German gaming magazine Fairplay announced the results of their a la carte award, given annually to what the voters consider the best card game … Continue reading

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Tasty Knizia Children’s Game Wins Austria’s Spiel der Spiele!

The Spiel der Spiele, Austria’s Game of the Year awards, have been awarded since 2001.  The judges have always had a thing for lesser known Reiner Knizia designs (previous winners include King Arthur, Tal der Abenteuer, and Ramses Pyramid) and … Continue reading

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Marco Polo and Wir sind das Volk take IGA Awards!

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 … Continue reading

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Voyages of Marco Polo Wins the DSP Award!

The 2015 Deutscher Spielepreis (DSP) awards for best game of the year were announced earlier today and the winner is The Voyages of Marco Polo, by Simone Luciani and Daniele Tascini, published by Hans im Glück.  Marco Polo might have been … Continue reading

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