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The nominees for the 2017 Golden Geek Awards have been chosen by you! The voting is now open via these links:

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* 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 8, 2018).

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
The 7th Continent
Anachrony
Azul
Century: Spice Road
Charterstone
Clans of Caledonia
Dinosaur Island
Gaia Project
Gloomhaven
Lisboa
Near and Far
Pandemic Legacy: Season 2
Rajas of the Ganges
Sagrada
Spirit Island


2-Player Game
13 Minutes: The Cuban Missile Crisis
878: Vikings – Invasions of England
Caverna: Cave vs Cave
Codenames Duet
Colonial Twilight: The French-Algerian War, 1954-62
The Cousins' War
Fog of Love
The Fox in the Forest
Fugitive
Legend of the Five Rings: The Card Game
LYNGK
Tak
Tao Long: The Way of the Dragon
Techno Bowl: Arcade Football Unplugged
Triplock
Warhammer Underworlds: Shadespire


Artwork & Presentation
The 7th Continent
Anachrony
Azul
Charterstone
Dice Forge
Dinosaur Island
Ex Libris
Gloomhaven
Lisboa
Near and Far
Photosynthesis
Sagrada
Spirit Island
Tiny Epic Quest
Yamataï


Card Game
Aeon's End: War Eternal
Alien Artifacts
Century: Spice Road
Clank! In! Space!
Custom Heroes
Ethnos
The Fox in the Forest
Fugitive
Herbaceous
Jump Drive
Legend of the Five Rings: The Card Game
London (second edition)
The Lost Expedition
Majesty: For the Realm
Villages of Valeria


Cooperative Game
The 7th Continent
Aeon's End: War Eternal
Codenames Duet
The Dresden Files Cooperative Card Game
First Martians: Adventures on the Red Planet
Flip Ships
Gloomhaven
Kitchen Rush
The Lost Expedition
Magic Maze
Pandemic Legacy: Season 2
Pandemic: Rising Tide
Spirit Island
This War of Mine: The Board Game
Too Many Bones


Expansion
Aeon's End: War Eternal
Arkham Horror: The Card Game – The Dunwich Legacy: Expansion
Between Two Cities: Capitals
Champions of Midgard: Valhalla
Splendor: Cities of Splendor
Clank!: Sunken Treasures
Legendary: X-Men
One Deck Dungeon: Forest of Shadows
Scythe: The Wind Gambit
Spirit Island: Branch & Claw
Star Wars: Rebellion – Rise of the Empire
Terraforming Mars: Hellas & Elysium
Terraforming Mars: Venus Next
Ticket to Ride Map Collection: Volume 6 – France & Old West
Tiny Epic Galaxies: Beyond the Black
Xia: Embers of a Forsaken Star


Family Game
Azul
Bärenpark
Century: Spice Road
Dice Forge
Downforce
Ethnos
Magic Maze
Majesty: For the Realm
Meeple Circus
NMBR 9
Photosynthesis
Queendomino
The Quest for El Dorado
Rhino Hero: Super Battle
Sagrada


Innovative
The 7th Continent
Anachrony
Azul
Charterstone
Dice Forge
Fog of Love
Gloomhaven
Magic Maze
Near and Far
NMBR 9
Photosynthesis
Sagrada
Sidereal Confluence: Trading and Negotiation in the Elysian Quadrant
Spirit Island
This War of Mine: The Board Game


Party Game
The Chameleon
Crossfire
CrossTalk
DropMix
Go Nuts for Donuts
Leaders of Euphoria: Choose a Better Oppressor
Muse
One Night Ultimate Alien
Pit Crew
Secrets
Spyfall 2
That's a Question!
Tortuga 1667
Werewords
Wordsy


Print & Play
A4 Quest
Ada Lovelace: Consulting Mathematician
Adamastor
Black Sonata
Doctor Who: Solitaire Story Game (Second edition)
My Little Scythe
Pocket Landship
Raging Bulls
Snowbirds
Welcome To DinoWorld


Solo Game
The 7th Continent
Finished!
Gaia Project
Gloomhaven
Hostage Negotiator: Crime Wave
The Lost Expedition
Nemo's War (second edition)
One Deck Dungeon: Forest of Shadows
Sagrada
Spirit Island
SUPERHOT: The Card Game
This War of Mine: The Board Game
Tiny Epic Quest
Too Many Bones
Xia: Embers of a Forsaken Star


Strategy Game
Anachrony
Azul
Charterstone
Clans of Caledonia
Dinosaur Island
Ethnos
Gaia Project
Gentes
Gloomhaven
Heaven & Ale
Lisboa
Pandemic Legacy: Season 2
Rajas of the Ganges
Spirit Island
Twilight Imperium: Fourth Edition


Thematic Game
The 7th Continent
Anachrony
Dinosaur Island
Fallout
Fog of Love
Gloomhaven
The Godfather: Corleone's Empire
Near and Far
Nemo's War (second edition)
Pandemic Legacy: Season 2
Spirit Island
This War of Mine: The Board Game
Tiny Epic Quest
Twilight Imperium: Fourth Edition
Wasteland Express Delivery Service


Wargame
1754: Conquest – The French and Indian War
878: Vikings – Invasions of England
B-17 Flying Fortress Leader
Baptism By Fire: The Battle of Kasserine
Colonial Twilight: The French-Algerian War, 1954-62
The Cousins' War
Enemy Coast Ahead: The Doolittle Raid
Fields of Despair: France 1914-1918
Here I Stand (500th Anniversary Reprint Edition)
Holland '44: Operation Market-Garden
Next War: Poland
Pendragon: The Fall of Roman Britain
Pericles: The Peloponnesian Wars
Supply Lines of the American Revolution: The Northern Theater, 1775-1777
Table Battles
Target for Today
Time of Crisis


Best Podcast
Blue Peg, Pink Peg
Board Game Blitz
Board Games Insider
Brawling Brothers Boardgaming Podcast
Ding & Dent
Dukes of Dice
Flip the Table
Gaming Rules!
Heavy Cardboard
Low Player Count
Ludology
Punching Cardboard
Rahdo Talks Through
Rolling Dice & Taking Names
This Game Is Broken


Best Board Game App
7 Wonders
Burgle Bros
Eight-Minute Empire
Friday
Jaipur
Lords of Waterdeep - Undermountain
Lotus
Mysterium (2017 / Mobile)
Onirim
Potion Explosion
Race for the Galaxy
Star Wars: Imperial Assault
Terra Mystica
Through the Ages
Tokaido


RPG


Game of the Year
Genesys
Legacy of Dragonholt
Paranoia (Rebooted)
Sentinel Comics: The Roleplaying Game
Star Trek Adventures
Starfinder Roleplaying Game
Tales from the Loop
Torg Eternity
Unknown Armies (3rd Edition)


Best Artwork & Pres.
Bluebeard's Bride
Handler's Guide
Sentinel Comics: The Roleplaying Game – Starter Kit
Starfinder Core Rulebook
Tales from the Loop
Xanathar's Guide to Everything


Best Supplement
Critical Role: Tal'Dorei Campaign Setting
Handler's Guide
The Grand Grimoire of Cthulhu Mythos Magic
Tales from the Yawning Portal
Xanathar's Guide to Everything


Best Podcast
+1 Forward
The Adventure Zone
Dragon Talk - An Official Dungeons & Dragons Podcast
The Gauntlet Podcast
The Good Friends of Jackson Elias
The Secret Cabal Presents: The Lords of the Dungeon


Video Game


Game of the Year
Assassin's Creed: Origins
Call of Duty: WWII
Divinity: Original Sin II
Horizon Zero Dawn
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Mass Effect: Andromeda
NieR: Automata
Prey (2017)
Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 5
Super Mario Odyssey


Best Visuals/Artwork
Assassin's Creed: Origins
Cuphead
Gorogoa
Guild Wars 2: Path of Fire
Horizon Zero Dawn
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
The Long Dark
NieR: Automata
Night in the Woods
Prey (2017)
Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 5
Super Mario Odyssey


Best Indie Game
Cuphead
Golf Story
Gorogoa
Hand of Fate 2
Hollow Knight
The Long Dark
Night in the Woods
Opus Magnum
Oxygen Not Included
The Sexy Brutale
What Remains of Edith Finch


Best Mobile/Handheld
7 Wonders
Age of Rivals
Eight-Minute Empire
Hearthstone: Kobolds and Catacombs
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Monument Valley 2
Onirim
Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon
Race for the Galaxy
Reigns: Her Majesty
Super Mario Odyssey
Through the Ages
Tokaido


Most Innovative Game
ARMS
Horizon Zero Dawn
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle
NieR: Automata
PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS
Super Mario Odyssey


Best PC Game
ARK: Survival Evolved
Cuphead
Divinity: Original Sin II
Fortnite
Guild Wars 2: Path of Fire
The Long Dark
NieR: Automata
Night in the Woods
PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS
Prey (2017)
Stellaris: Utopia
Torment: Tides of Numenera
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus


Best XBox One Game
Assassin's Creed: Origins
Cuphead
Forza Motorsport 7
Mass Effect: Andromeda


Best PS4 Game
Assassin's Creed: Origins
Horizon Zero Dawn
Horizon Zero Dawn - Complete Edition
NieR: Automata
NioH
Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 5
UNCHARTED: The Lost Legacy


Best Wii U Game
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle
RiME
Yooka-Laylee


Best Nintendo Switch Game
ARMS
Fire Emblem Warriors
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle
Splatoon 2
Super Mario Odyssey
Xenoblade Chronicles 2


Best 3DS Game
Ever Oasis
Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
Fire Emblem Warriors
Layton's Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaires' Conspiracy
Mario Sports Superstars
Metroid: Samus Returns
Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon
Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World
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I get "Final voting will begin soon" on the page for voting for board games -- now really open for voting
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JeffyJeff wrote:
I get "Final voting will begin soon" on the page for voting for board games


Good catch! blush
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wow I haven't been a member of the cult of the new for quite a while.. but never have I been so far out when the only games I've played out of all the nominations are:

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JeffyJeff wrote:
wow I haven't been a member of the cult of the new for quite a while.. but never have I been so far out when the only games I've played out of all the nominations are:

Bärenpark
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You got 2 weeks
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JeffyJeff wrote:
wow I haven't been a member of the cult of the new for quite a while.. but never have I been so far out when the only games I've played out of all the nominations are:

Bärenpark
Dice Forge
Ethnos


Playing Gloomhaven with cover you for most categories. whistle
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Can we all please define innovative? I like a lot of titles on both board game and video game innovative lists, but "oh look,a legacy game, but you can play it twice" or "oh look, an open world game, but with robot dinosaurs" ... C'mon people.

Well, let's see who gets second place behind gloomhaven and Zelda in any category...
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Can we all please define innovative?

well one of the tiny number of the games I played one of them was in that catagory... Dice Forge.. I consider it innovative as I've never seen a game before using dice where you upgrade/change the sides of the dice.
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Only 1 of the 4 board gaming podcasts I listen to were on the list, and I'd have expected at least two of them to be among the most listened to out there.

Also, I wonder if there should be some kind of category for best video creators?
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How was Shut Up & Sit Down not nominated for best podcast?
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There really aren't a lot of innovative games on that innovative list. Mario Odyssey is Mario mixed with Kirby, and Mario Rabbids is watered-down XCOM in a weird setting. (I like both games a lot, but seriously.)

My vote went to ARMS, followed by the best-polished open world experience ever, which is my game of the year but also really isn't innovative. Really, Snake Pass is the No. 1 most innovative game this last year, even though it really isn't that good of a game. (I stole that opinion from GMTK on YouTube.) Now that I think about it, PUBG is relatively innovative, probably more than ARMS, despite its mixed execution.

Anyways: I'm having no luck voting on the Switch category. Is there a bug there somewhere or did I miss something? I can vote everywhere else that I tried.
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How are

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle
RiME
Yooka-Laylee

Wii U games?
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marstiller wrote:
How was Shut Up & Sit Down not nominated for best podcast?


Previous winners can’t be nominated.
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marstiller wrote:
How was Shut Up & Sit Down not nominated for best podcast?


Previous winners are ineligible.
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Only 1 of the 4 board gaming podcasts I listen to were on the list, and I'd have expected at least two of them to be among the most listened to out there.

Also, I wonder if there should be some kind of category for best video creators?

Yea, regarding podcast, I miss (kind of in order) So Very Wrong About Games, Miles High Game Guys, The Deep End, The Long View, etc. They have clear formats, good chemistry and/or awesome contents. Not that the nominees are not good, one third of them are great, but the rest either do not suit my taste (most of them) or I haven't listen to.

I haven't played most if not all of these games as I'm not a fan of Cult of the New. Granted, I've been into this hobby for a year and a half, so I still have plenty of great classics to catch up. So I'm sad that I can't vote on much.

Concur that may as well consider video creators.
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Hmm... Is there something wrong with Shut Up & Sit Down's entry? Seems missing from the 2016 Awards. Also can't search it in the BGG database.

Is it related to this video?
 
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JeffyJeff wrote:
wow I haven't been a member of the cult of the new for quite a while.. but never have I been so far out when the only games I've played out of all the nominations are:

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I'm with Jeff! I haven't played all that many of these nominees (maybe 5 or 6) but the thing I was most struck by was how many repeats there are! I don't remember so many games being in so many categories! Crazy!!
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Oh my goodness!

I doubt these two obscure games are going to stand much chance against such great competition, but it's truly an honor just to be nominated, folks - this kinda made my day!
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Oh my goodness!

I doubt these two obscure games are going to stand much chance against such great competition, but it's truly an honor just to be nominated, folks - this kinda made my day!


Very much my feelings on the podcast category. Massive thanks to all the people who nominated This Game is Broken. I can imagine a lot of puzzled looks from people seeing our names on there (and possibly even more if they try listening to us)
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So heartwarming to see my game, Ada Lovelace: Consulting Mathematician in the Print & Play category - especially among so many other cool titles. Thanks!
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Blimey, I’m out of touch. Max I could vote for in board games was four!
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I miss Otys and Santa Maria in the list. Otherwise great list of games here.
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Sometimes I find it hard to compare different styles of boardgames with each other, but then I look at the Handheld category in video games and see the 7 Wonders app compared to Zelda Breath of the Wild and suddenly those boardgames don't seem so different after all.laugh
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...and voted!
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Can't believe Too Many Bones didn't get nominated for best board game!!
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