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Ark Nova Wins 2022 DSP Award

The results of the Deutscher Spiele Preis (DSP), Germany’s second most important gaming award, were recently announced.  The winner is Ark Nova, Mathias Wigge’s first published design, which beat out the SdJ-winning Cascadia for the honor.  This isn’t a particularly … Continue reading

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Carnegie, Ark Nova, and Cascadia Win 2022 IGA Awards

The winners of the 2022 International Gamers Awards (IGAs) have just been announced.  Here are the results, together with the designers and publishers of the winning games: Best Multiplayer Experience:  Carnegie (Xavier Georges), Quined Games Best 2-Player Experience:  Ark Nova … Continue reading

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International Gamers Awards Announces Its Nominated Games for 2022

The International Gamers Awards (IGA) just announced their nominated games for 2022.  The IGA jury gives awards for the following three categories:  Best Multiplayer Experience, Best 2-Player Experience, and Best Solo Experience.  Here are this year’s nominees, together with each … Continue reading

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Ark Nova, Cascadia, and Mission Deep Sea Win 2021 Meeples Choice Awards!

The Meeples Choice Awards (MCA) for the 2021 calendar year have been announced.  The voters’ three favorite games from last year are: ARK NOVACASCADIATHE CREW:  MISSION DEEP SEA Imperial Steam was the closest contender to the winning games.  The other … Continue reading

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Nominees for 2021 Meeples Choice Awards Announced

The Meeples Choice Awards is one of the oldest annual game awards in the hobby, with winners that stretch back all the way to 1995.  Each year, three games are chosen as Meeples Choice Award winners.  The list of nominated … Continue reading

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Gaming Timeline:  1980-1984

This five year period began with a game that simulates the spread of civilization and ended with one based on a war that almost ended civilization as we know it.  In between, there were plenty of other notable titles, including … Continue reading

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