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The winners of the 2012 Golden Geek Awards were announced Saturday night at BGG.CON. Here is the complete list of winners in all categories.

Congratulations to all the winners!

BoardGameGeek Golden Geek Winners!

2012 Game of the Year
Eclipse

2012 Best Abstract Game
Kingdom Builder

2012 Best Card Game
Android: Netrunner

2012 Best Wargame
Sekigahara: The Unification of Japan

2012 Best Children's Game
King of Tokyo

2012 Best Party Game
King of Tokyo

2012 Best Print and Play Game
D-Day Dice: Free Trial Version

2012 Best Two Player Game
Android: Netrunner

2012 Best Strategy Game
Eclipse

2012 Best Thematic Game
Mage Knight Board Game

2012 Best Family Game
King of Tokyo

2012 Best Expansion
Alien Frontiers: Factions

2012 Best Art & Presentation
Takenoko

2012 Most Innovative
Risk Legacy



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RPGGeek Golden Geek Winners!

2012 Best RPG
Dungeon World

2012 Best Podcast
Ken and Robin Talk About Stuff

2012 Best Artwork & Presentation
The One Ring: Adventures over the Edge of the Wild

2012 Best Supplement
Fiasco Companion



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VideoGameGeek Golden Geek Winners!

2012 VGG Game of the Year
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

2012 Best Indie Game
FTL: Faster Than Light

2012 Best Mobile/Handheld Game
Summoner Wars

2012 Best Visuals
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

2012 Most Innovative
Journey (PS3)



Winners can use this image to show off their award: Official 2012 Golden Geek Award Winner

Thanks to everyone who voted, and congratulations to the winners!
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Eclipse as game of the year looks good to me!
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I guess in light of the technical difficulties on Saturday night, it's only fitting that these are on BGG.com 47 hours later!

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Good job all around. Loved the "voice projecting" during the ceremony.
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Shouldn't the D-Day Dice link go to D-Day Dice: Free Trial Version? D-Day Dice is not a print & play.
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Kaffedrake wrote:
Shouldn't the D-Day Dice link go to D-Day Dice: Free Trial Version? D-Day Dice is not a print & play.


Yes, thanks for correcting me.
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Kaffedrake wrote:
Shouldn't the D-Day Dice link go to D-Day Dice: Free Trial Version? D-Day Dice is not a print & play.

I might be preaching to the choir here, but I'm pretty sure the "free trial version" isn't what actually won the game the award...
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The Chaz wrote:
I might be preaching to the choir here, but I'm pretty sure the "free trial version" isn't what actually won the game the award...


Well, it's not a 2012 game in the first place. But it is undeniably a print and play.
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If a version of Risk was going to win game of the year, it should have been Risk: Legacy.
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Kaffe:
I get that there is a Pnp version available.
That the merits (and players) of the PnP earned (voted for) this award is entirely deniable!

Didn't I read somewhere about a voting campaign on the DDDice website that linked to the full game?
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The Chaz wrote:
Kaffe:
I get that there is a Pnp version available.
That the merits (and players) of the PnP earned (voted for) this award is entirely deniable!


Yeah, I wasn't contradicting you, just pointing out that each of the two BGG entries has its own snag when it comes to being eligible for the prize.
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No offense to the designers of D-Day Dice, but that's the only one on this list I disagree with. BSG : Express was probably the best PnP of the decade, but I don't think enough people on here play high component PnPs to know about its perfection.

EDIT: I submit, maybe not "the decade" as there are games like Doctor Who : The Solitaire game out there too that are equally perfect
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Congrats to Sekigahara! It's a great game and I'm happy to see it win.
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Congrats to all winners, with an except for the abstrac. Kingdom Builder? really?
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Wow ... Eclipse as best strategy. Poor Stefan, with his 2/3 chance.

As much as I am a fan of original Netrunner, I'm glad to see its newer cousin getting some nice press. Shame, though, I was hoping Morels would take something home, but it didn't even make the finalists. soblue

And I agree about Kingdom Builder, btw.
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Overall, a pretty decent list. I feel like it must have been a sparse year for expansions for Factions to take that though ... Really, there was nothing better?
Kudos to King of Tokyo taking so many awards. It's about the only dice-game I actually enjoy, and I enjoy it very much.
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Noctemsorrow wrote:
Congrats to all winners, with an except for the abstrac. Kingdom Builder? really?


Yes - it's pretty abstract.
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Wow, great choices. I think each of these award winners has earned the award it was given.

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Aldie wrote:
Noctemsorrow wrote:
Congrats to all winners, with an except for the abstrac. Kingdom Builder? really?


Yes - it's pretty abstract.

Abstract? Yes.
Best abstract game of the year? Must have been a slow year for abstracts.
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Hats off to Takenoko, one of the most striking visual presentations I've seen this year. Happy to see them win.
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Yay for Skyrim (twice)

But as for King of Tokyo...I just don't enjoy that game. Must be in the minority though.
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The Chaz wrote:
Aldie wrote:
Noctemsorrow wrote:
Congrats to all winners, with an except for the abstrac. Kingdom Builder? really?


Yes - it's pretty abstract.

Abstract? Yes.
Best abstract game of the year? Must have been a slow year for abstracts.


Perhaps it won because it was the only abstract a lot of people played? The voting method might be a little flawed if that's the case. For shame too, Fealty is infinitely better.
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But as for King of Tokyo...I just don't enjoy that game. Must be in the minority though.


My issue is fun per dollar spent. I will gladly kill time playing someone else's copy while I wait for a real game
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Perhaps it won because it was the only abstract a lot of people played? The voting method might be a little flawed if that's the case. For shame too, Fealty is infinitely better.



Agreed.


Also--wow, a list of winners I can agree with! (Well, you can keep Kingdom Builder.) This is completely refreshing, I look at a lot of awards lists like SdJ and Origins and feel like I'm not even part of the same hobby. But these winners? Full of WIN. Congrats to all the publishers and designers!
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Yay for Skyrim (twice)
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Congrats to Richard Garfield - seems like it was his year. 5 awards with King of Tokyo and Netrunner
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