The awards are presented by the Academy of Adventure Gaming Arts and Design for outstanding games in the industry. This year, the Awards had thirteen categories.
The Origins Awards are the oldest and only peer-based award system for the hobby games market.
The winner of each category will be voted on by members of the Academy of Adventure Gaming Arts and Design. In addition, the Origins attendees will have the chance to vote on the Fan Favorite in each category. The winners will be presented their awards by the Academy at the Origins Awards Ceremony on Saturday, June 6th at 7:00pm at Origins.
Lets take a look at those nominees:
Best Board Game
Abyss Asmodee, designed: by Bruno Cathala, Charles Chevallier
The Battle of Five Armies Ares Games, designed by: Roberto DiMeglio, Marco Maggi, and Francesco Nepitello
Cash N Guns 2nd Edition Repos Production, designed by: Ludovic Maublanc
Dead of Winter: A Crossroads Game Plaid Hat Games, designed by: Jonathon Gilmour, Isaac Vega
Sheriff of Nottingham Arcane Wonders, designed by: Sergio Halaban, Bryan Pope, Andre Zatz
Best Card Game
Among the Stars Stronghold Games, designed by: Antonis Papantoniou, Odysseas Stamoglou Linko!-Ravensburger Spieleverlag GmbH, designed by: Michael Kiesling, Wolfgang Kramer
Star Realms White Wizard Games, designed by: Robert Dougherty, Darwin Kastle
Splendor Asmodee, designed by: Marc Andre
Sushi Go! Gamewright, designed by: Nan Rangisma, Tobias Schweiger, Phil Walker-Harding
To see the full list visit: Origin Awards
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