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Subject: 11th Annual Golden Geek Awards - Nominees Announced for 2016 - Vote Now! rss

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The nominees for the 2016 Golden Geek Awards have been chosen by you! The voting is now open via these links:

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* Select the appropriate category from the buttons at the top of the page.
* Rank the items by clicking on the box and selecting the rank.
* Duplicate rankings are OK if you think the items are equivalent.
* Change a rank to N/A if you have no opinion on an item. Any other games you rate will be considered higher ranked.
* 1 is Highest - 15 is Lowest (in the case where there are more than 15 nominees the highest number is still the lowest)

Your votes are recorded immediately and may be changed up until the time voting closes (11:59 PM CST - March 6, 2017).

The final voting will resolved using the Schulze method - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schulze_method

As usual, voting is restricted to either supporting users (having a supporter badge from any year is sufficient) or voters who pay a one-time 20 GeekGold fee, or users who have purchased an avatar.

Some categories have more than 15 nominees and some have less. In the former there were ties, and the latter there weren't enough nominees to fill the category.

Here's the list of nominees, and congratulations!

Board Game


Board Game of the Year
Arkham Horror: The Card Game
Captain Sonar
Clank!: A Deck-Building Adventure
The Colonists
A Feast for Odin
Flamme Rouge
Great Western Trail
Inis
The Manhattan Project: Energy Empire
Mansions of Madness: Second Edition
Mechs vs. Minions
Quadropolis
Scythe
Star Wars: Rebellion
Terraforming Mars


2-Player Game
13 Days: The Cuban Missile Crisis
Agility
Arkham Horror: The Card Game
The Blood of an Englishman
Hanamikoji
Hands in the Sea
Hero Realms
Odin's Ravens (second edition)
One Deck Dungeon
Star Wars: Destiny
Star Wars: Rebellion
Stronghold (2nd edition)
Tak
Thunder & Lightning
Tides of Madness


Artwork & Presentation
Arkham Horror: The Card Game
Evolution: Climate
Flamme Rouge
Inis
Islebound
Kanagawa
Kodama: The Tree Spirits
Lotus
Mansions of Madness: Second Edition
Mechs vs. Minions
Pandemic Iberia
Scythe
Star Wars: Rebellion
Vinhos Deluxe Edition
World's Fair 1893


Card Game
51st State: Master Set
Archaeology: The New Expedition
Arkham Horror: The Card Game
The Castles of Burgundy: The Card Game
Clank!: A Deck-Building Adventure
Fabled Fruit
Fuji Flush
Harry Potter: Hogwarts Battle
Hero Realms
Honshu
Kodama: The Tree Spirits
Millennium Blades
Mystic Vale
Star Wars: Destiny
Sushi Go Party!


Cooperative Game
Aeon's End
Arkham Horror: The Card Game
Beyond Baker Street
Black Orchestra
Dead of Winter: The Long Night
Harry Potter: Hogwarts Battle
Legendary Encounters: A Firefly Deck Building Game
London Dread
Mansions of Madness: Second Edition
Mechs vs. Minions
One Deck Dungeon
Pandemic Iberia
Pandemic: Reign of Cthulhu
Project: ELITE
Star Trek Panic


Expansion
7 Wonders Duel: Pantheon
Alchemists: The King's Golem
Betrayal at House on the Hill: Widow's Walk
Concordia: Gallia / Corsica
Dead of Winter: The Long Night
Deus: Egypt
Dominion: Empires
The Grizzled: At Your Orders!
Istanbul: Letters & Seals
Oh My Goods!: Longsdale in Revolt
Orléans: Trade & Intrigue
Pandemic: The Cure – Experimental Meds
Russian Railroads: American Railroads
T.I.M.E Stories: A Prophecy of Dragons
T.I.M.E Stories: Under the Mask


Family Game
Animals on Board
Clank!: A Deck-Building Adventure
Codenames: Pictures
Cottage Garden
Dream Home
Fabled Fruit
Flamme Rouge
Harry Potter: Hogwarts Battle
Ice Cool
Imhotep
Junk Art
Kingdomino
Oceanos
Quadropolis
Via Nebula
World's Fair 1893


Innovative
Adrenaline
Captain Sonar
Clank!: A Deck-Building Adventure
Cry Havoc
Fabled Fruit
Ice Cool
Mansions of Madness: Second Edition
Mechs vs. Minions
Millennium Blades
Mystic Vale
Pyramid Arcade
Roll Player
Scythe
SeaFall
Vast: The Crystal Caverns


Party Game
America
Captain Sonar
Codenames: Pictures
Dead Last
Happy Salmon
Ice Cool
Insider
Joking Hazard
Junk Art
Secret Hitler


Print & Play
1572: The Lost Expedition
30 Rails
Haze Islands
Mini Rogue
Star Trek: The Dice Game


Solo Game
Aeon's End
Arkham Horror: The Card Game
Bios: Genesis
The Castles of Burgundy: The Card Game
The Colonists
Comanchería: The Rise and Fall of the Comanche Empire
Dawn of the Zeds (Third edition)
Falling Sky: The Gallic Revolt Against Caesar
A Feast for Odin
Mansions of Madness: Second Edition
Nautilion
One Deck Dungeon
Scythe
Silent Victory: U.S. Submarines in the Pacific, 1941-45
Star Trek: Frontiers
Terraforming Mars


Strategy Game
The Colonists
Cry Havoc
Evolution: Climate
A Feast for Odin
First Class
Great Western Trail
Guilds of London
Inis
Lorenzo il Magnifico
The Manhattan Project: Energy Empire
Mechs vs. Minions
The Oracle of Delphi
Railroad Revolution
Scythe
Star Wars: Rebellion
Terraforming Mars
Vinhos Deluxe Edition


Thematic Game
Adrenaline
Arkham Horror: The Card Game
Captain Sonar
Clank!: A Deck-Building Adventure
Conan
Cry Havoc
Dead of Winter: The Long Night
Harry Potter: Hogwarts Battle
Mansions of Madness: Second Edition
Mechs vs. Minions
Millennium Blades
The Others
Scythe
Star Wars: Rebellion
Vast: The Crystal Caverns


Wargame
Comanchería: The Rise and Fall of the Comanche Empire
Conflict of Heroes: Guadalcanal – The Pacific 1942
Falling Sky: The Gallic Revolt Against Caesar
Hands in the Sea
Last Blitzkrieg
Liberty or Death: The American Insurrection
Silent Victory: U.S. Submarines in the Pacific, 1941-45
Silver Bayonet: The First Team in Vietnam, 1965 (25th Anniversary Edition)
Talon
Warfighter: The WWII Tactical Combat Card Game


Best Podcast
Blue Peg, Pink Peg
Board Games Insider
Brawling Brothers Boardgaming Podcast
CARDBOARD! with Rich Sommer (2015)
Ding & Dent
Dukes of Dice
Flip the Table
Heavy Cardboard
Low Player Count
Ludology
Perfect Information
Punching Cardboard
Rahdo Talks Through
Rolling Dice & Taking Names
Shut Up & Sit Down: The Podcast!
The What Did You Play This Week Podcast Thing


Best Board Game App
Agricola: All Creatures Big and Small
Baseball Highlights 2045
Castles of Mad King Ludwig
Colt Express
Lanterns: The Harvest Festival
Mansions of Madness
Paperback
Patchwork
Pathfinder Adventures
Twilight Struggle


RPG


Game of the Year
7th Sea (Second Edition)
FAITH: A Garden in Hell – Starter set
Masks: A New Generation
Wrath of the Autarch


Best Artwork & Pres.
7th Sea Core Rulebook
FAITH: A Garden in Hell – Starter set
Masks: A New Generation
Pulp Cthulhu
Volo's Guide to Monsters


Best Supplement
20 Dungeon Starters
AMP: Year Three
The Burning Wheel Codex
Convicts & Cthulhu
Curse of Strahd
Dungeonology
FAITH: A Garden in Hell – Starter set
Forged in Battle
Horse-lords of Rohan
Maze of the Blue Medusa
Pulp Cthulhu
Savage Spirits
Special Modifications
Volo's Guide to Monsters
World War Cthulhu: Cold War


Best Podcast
The Adventure Zone
Campaign – The One Shot Podcast
Discern Realities
The Gauntlet Podcast
One Shot


Video Game


Game of the Year
Battlefield 1
Civilization VI
Dark Souls III
DOOM (2016)
Final Fantasy XV
Firewatch
Overwatch
Stardew Valley
Uncharted 4: A Thief's End
XCOM 2


Best Visuals/Artwork
ABZÛ
Battlefield 1
Dark Souls III
DOOM (2016)
Firewatch
Inside (2016)
Ori and The Blind Forest: Definitive Edition
Overwatch
Uncharted 4: A Thief's End
XCOM 2


Best Indie Game
ABZÛ
Firewatch
Inside (2016)
Ori and The Blind Forest: Definitive Edition
Oxenfree
SHENZHEN I/O
Starbound
Stardew Valley
SUPERHOT
The Witness (2016)


Best Mobile/Handheld
Baseball Highlights 2045
Clash Royale
Paperback
Patchwork
Pathfinder Adventures
Pokémon GO
Pokémon Sun and Moon
Super Mario Run
Tsuro
Twilight Struggle


Most Innovative Game
ABZÛ
Firewatch
No Man's Sky
Overwatch
Pokémon GO
Stardew Valley
SUPERHOT
The Witness (2016)
XCOM 2


Best PC Game
Battlefield 1
Civilization VI
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DOOM (2016)
Firewatch
Overwatch
Stardew Valley
Stellaris
The Witness (2016)
XCOM 2


Best XBox One Game
Battlefield 1
Dark Souls III
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
Far Cry: Primal
Final Fantasy XV
Forza Horizon 3
Gears of War 4
Overwatch
Quantum Break
Titanfall 2


Best PS4 Game
Battlefield 1
Dark Souls III
Dishonored 2
DOOM (2016)
Dragon Quest Builders: To Revive Alefgard
Final Fantasy XV
No Man's Sky
Overwatch
Ratchet & Clank (2016)
Uncharted 4: A Thief's End


Best Wii U Game
LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Paper Mario: Color Splash
Star Fox Zero + Star Fox Guard


Best 3DS Game
Hyrule Warriors Legends
Kirby: Planet Robobot
Pokémon Sun and Moon
Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse
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During 2016 I was convinced that this would be an average year in gaming (which is still very good in the overall quality we have by now come to expect).
Seeing these lists, I would like to change my vote to 'awesome', retrospectively.
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For me, Board Games - Innovation is a particularly exciting group of games.
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Just voted for the categories I know about.
But what a great year was 2016. Star Wars: Rebellion, Scythe, Terraforming Mars, Great Western Trail, Mansions of Madness 2nd, Captain Sonarr.
Hopefully this year will be as good!
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Railroad Revolution nominated for strategy game Nice!

Flamme Rouge nominated a couple of times

Oceanos and Dream Home nominated for best family game

Nautilion nominated for best solo game

Hit Z Road not nominated for best artwork. Strange.

The Castles of Burgundy: The Card Game nominated for card game. I liked that one. Didn't like Power Grid: The Card Game as much, and it didn't make it to the nomination list.

13 Days: The Cuban Missile Crisis nominated for 2-player game
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Super thrilled to see both my games of 2016 nominated: Flamme Rouge and 13 Days: The Cuban Missile Crisis.

Thanks to all for the support. Very honoured!

Happy nuking and happy racing!
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I am excited to see small (but awesome!) indie games like "Aeon's End" on the list and keep my fingers crossed that not only the big names are going to do well.
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We should have an Abstract category next year
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van00uber wrote:
We should have an Abstract category next year


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Agreed. There should also be a video category next year in addition to the podcast category.
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I've played a whopping 3 of those games.
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SuperGLS wrote:
I've played a whopping 3 of those games.


Yeah, I could barely answer any of these questions.
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van00uber wrote:
We should have an Abstract category next year

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Would also like to see a Miniatures game category.
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bill_andel wrote:
van00uber wrote:
We should have an Abstract category next year

Pyramid Arcade


Nominated Most Innovative this year.
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van00uber wrote:
We should have an Abstract category next year

There used to be one, bit it got nixed due to lack of participation.
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Neil Thomson wrote:
For me, Board Games - Innovation is a particularly exciting group of games.
Me too... and then I see a game with "2nd Edition" in the title and wonder... what the heck is going on here?!?!
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Scythe is innovative?
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Wow, how did Descent: Journeys in the Dark (Second Edition) – Road to Legend not make the cut for Best Boardgame App? I know a lot of people are playing it. FFG said their sales of the physical products tripled after the app was released.
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Scythe is innovative?


It has nice art and miniatures. whistle
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So just to be clear, if you wanna hate vote, leave it at NA and rate everything else even if you don't know it.

For instance...
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clydeiii wrote:
So just to be clear, if you wanna hate vote, leave it at NA.


Correct.
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Or more that I think about it, would the ultimate hate vote be rating all games a 1 then keeping the hate vote at NA?
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Will giving a game a 15 or an N/A lower its standing more?
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Really surprised that Dice Tower was not in the list of Podcasts.
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