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The nominees for the 2008 Golden Geek Awards have been chosen! The final voting is now open.

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geekawards.php?action=vote

Instructions:

* Select the appropriate category from the buttons at the top of the page.
* Rank the games by clicking on the box and selecting the rank.
* Duplicate rankings are OK if you think the games are equivalent.
* Change a rank to N/A if you have no opinion on a game.
* 1 is Highest - 15 is Lowest

Your votes are recorded immediately and may be changed up until the time voting closes (11:59 PM CST - October 31, 2008).

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

Vote Now: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geekawards.php?action=vote

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.

Gamers' Game
1960: The Making of the President
Age of Empires III: The Age of Discovery
Agricola
Brass: Lancashire
Cuba
Galaxy Trucker
Hamburgum
In the Year of the Dragon
Notre Dame
Pandemic
Race for the Galaxy
Stone Age
Thebes
Through the Ages: A Story of Civilization
Tribune: Primus Inter Pares

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Advanced Squad Leader: Starter Kit #3
Asia Engulfed
Conflict of Heroes: Awakening the Bear! – Russia 1941-42
Duel in the Dark
España 1936
FAB: The Bulge
Field Commander: Rommel
Hannibal: Rome vs. Carthage
Manoeuvre
Napoleon's Triumph
StarCraft: The Board Game
The Devil's Cauldron: The Battles for Arnhem and Nijmegen
Tide of Iron
Warriors of God
World at War: Eisenbach Gap

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1960: The Making of the President
Agricola
The Battle for Hill 218
Cold War: CIA vs KGB
Duel in the Dark
Hannibal: Rome vs. Carthage
Manoeuvre
Napoleon's Triumph
Pandemic
Pick & Pack
Race for the Galaxy
Shanghaien
TZAAR
Tide of Iron
Warriors of God

Family Game
Agricola
Airships
Aquaretto
Colosseum
Felicity: The Cat in the Sack
Galaxy Trucker
Jamaica
Kingsburg
Metropolys
Oregon
Pandemic
Stone Age
Thebes
Ticket to Ride: Nordic Countries
Vikings

Artwork / Presentation
1960: The Making of the President
Age of Empires III: The Age of Discovery
Agricola
Colosseum
Cuba
El Capitán
Galaxy Trucker
Jamaica
Kingsburg
Last Night on Earth: The Zombie Game
Pandemic
Race for the Galaxy
StarCraft: The Board Game
Stone Age
Thebes

Children's Game
Aquaretto
Battleground: Crossbows & Catapults War Chest Starter Set
Beppo der Bock
Bobbin' Bumblebee
Castle Knights
Château Roquefort
Cheeky Monkey
Felicity: The Cat in the Sack
Kitty Bitty
Gumball Rally
Heroscape Marvel: The Conflict Begins
Heroscape Master Set: Swarm of the Marro
Jamaica
Penguin
RattleSnake

Card Game
BANG! The Bullet!
The Battle for Hill 218
Before the Wind
Cold War: CIA vs KGB
Cutthroat Caverns
Felicity: The Cat in the Sack
Mü & Lots More
Pacific Typhoon
Race for the Galaxy
The Red Dragon Inn
Biblios
Slide 5
Through the Ages: A Story of Civilization
Ticket to Ride: The Card Game
Zombie Fluxx

Party Game
BANG! The Bullet!
Ca$h 'n Gun$: Live
Cineplexity
Cutthroat Caverns
Felicity: The Cat in the Sack
Galaxy Trucker
Last Night on Earth: The Zombie Game
Pandemic
The Red Dragon Inn
Say Anything
Time's Up! Deluxe
Time's Up! Title Recall!
Ubongo Extreme
Ultimate Werewolf: Whitebox Edition
Unspeakable Words
Zombie Fluxx
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It's actually kind of sad. I haven't played a single game on the entire list! cry
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It's on! But, as usual, I've barely played any of the nominees.
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Howitzer_120mm wrote:
It's actually kind of sad. I haven't played a single game on the entire list! cry
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It's on! But, as usual, I've barely played any of the nominees.


You have 5 weeks and 2 days to try out Say Anything.





Now get cracken!

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I am curious as to the treatment of the no opinion votes. In the wikipedia article linked, it states:

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When a given voter does not rank all candidates, then it is presumed that this voter strictly prefers all ranked candidates to all not ranked candidates and that this voter is indifferent between all not ranked candidates.

Is this how the no opinon votes will be counted? That is a much different interpretation from "no opinion". Or will they be handled in some other way?
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I'll have to let the full list sink in a bit. It is too daunting and yummy to digest in one sitting. But first I'll reread about the 2007 and 2006 awards on the BoardGameGeek Golden Geek wiki.

The tension is already mounting...
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Man, people dropped the ball with the "Gamers Game" nominations. Turning into a big mound of Cotton Candy in here lately.
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I am curious as to the treatment of the no opinion votes. In the wikipedia article linked, it states:

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When a given voter does not rank all candidates, then it is presumed that this voter strictly prefers all ranked candidates to all not ranked candidates and that this voter is indifferent between all not ranked candidates.

Is this how the no opinon votes will be counted? That is a much different interpretation from "no opinion". Or will they be handled in some other way?


That's not how it worked last year, and when the discrepancy was pointed out, Daniel said something along the lines of either they'd fix it this year, or link to a different explanation...and since that's the *same* explanation...

I think it would be nice if the point was explicitly clarified.
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Man, people dropped the ball with the "Gamers Game" nominations. Turning into a big mound of Cotton Candy in here lately.


I suspect it's an Agricola dominance thing. And the games are lighter this year...? Recall that once you're nominate for this stage, you're out of contention. So some games might still be really good, but they won't be represented on this year's Geekies.
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Thank you Aldie and Derk for running the awards again this year. Very kewl.

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Howitzer_120mm wrote:
It's actually kind of sad. I haven't played a single game on the entire list! cry


Oh dude. I'm sorry.
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This is outrageous! How did Agricola not get nominated for Card game? It's got what, like 400 cards? And how many does Race for the Galaxy have? That's what I thought.

I'm also very sad to see it not nominated on the Children's game list. I mean, how many other games on that list involve making children? Have you ever tried to win Agricola without making children?

Last, there's the party list. Look, if you're going to throw a party and you're going to play board games, we all know you're going to play Agricola. I suppose it might be more fair to allow these other warm-up games a chance to win, but still, Agricola deserves its turn in the spotlight.

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This is outrageous! How did Agricola not get nominated for Card game? It's got what, like 400 cards? And how many does Race for the Galaxy have? That's what I thought.

I'm also very sad to see it not nominated on the Children's game list. I mean, how many other games on that list involve making children? Have you ever tried to win Agricola without making children?

Last, there's the party list. Look, if you're going to throw a party and you're going to play board games, we all know you're going to play Agricola. I suppose it might be more fair to allow these other warm-up games a chance to win, but still, Agricola deserves its turn in the spotlight.

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And it was entirely omitted from the wargame category, when everyone knows Agricola is a subtle allegory on the Russian Civil War.
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Well, well...

Of the 15 games in each category, I've played:
11 of the Gamer's Games
8 of the 2-Player Games
7 of the Wargames
5 of the Family Games
None of the Children's Games
3 of the Party Games (But Pandemic and Galaxy Trucker... Party Games? Really?)
2 of the Card Games
11 of the Artwork/Presentation list.

Cheers!

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Cool! Lots of voting to do other than wargames! I've played:

Gamers Game - Played 14, Own 14
Wargame - Played 2, Own 6
Two Player - Played 9, Own 12
Family Game - Played 13, Own 13
Artwork/Presentation - Played 15, Own 13
Children's Game - Played 10, Own 7
Card Game - Played 9, Own 10
Party Game - Played 7, Own 6
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domcrap wrote:
Howitzer_120mm wrote:
It's actually kind of sad. I haven't played a single game on the entire list! cry
waffel wrote:
It's on! But, as usual, I've barely played any of the nominees.


You have 5 weeks and 2 days to try out Say Anything.





Now get cracken!



That's awesome Dom. You can post my free copy of Say Anything to...

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Fun!

Gamers Game - 14 out of 15
Wargame - 0 out of 15
2 Player - 4 out 15
Family - 10 out of 15
Artwork/Presentation - 11 out of 15
Children's - 2 out of 15
Card Game - 8 out of 15
Party - 9 out of 15
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There's only one of the gamers games I haven't played. Some of the other categories: not so many. I didn't vote for games I haven't played, except for the Best Artwork category.
 
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WHAT???

Where is Case Blue??? If it managed to win a Charles S. Roberts award for best WW2 wargame it should at least be nominated... shake
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Very disappointed Wabash and Container are not on this list. shake

That the gamer's games category is full of non-gamer's games is indicative of the failures of the deomocratic process as it currently exists.

I actually think this would be a perfect place to test out a weighted voting system, where each person gets a vote based upon their actual knowledge.

Otherwise, Settlers or Ticket to Ride might win "gamer's game" next year.
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OK, let's get all my credentials out there:

..........Played.........Watched/Opened Box.....Own
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Gamer's Game...............6.......................2.............3
Wargame.....................1*......................0.............0
Two-Player...................5.......................2.............0
Family...........................6.......................2.............4
Presentation.................6.......................5.............3
Kids...............................2.......................2.............0
Card Game....................6.......................2.............1#
Party.............................3.......................2.............2


* Yes, it's Duel in the Dark and no, it's not a wargame.
# Yes, it's Cutthroat Caverns and I don't think it's a card game - but I can understand this one more.

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Mmmh here:

Gamers Games: played 11, own 4
Wargames: played 1 (that's Starcraft), own 0
2 Player: played 5 (I do not play heavy 2-player games), own 4
Family: played 10, own 2
Artwork: played 11 (nice-looking games are kinda magnetic in game conventions), own 4
Children: played 3, own 0
Card Game: played 4, own 3 (I actually own Mü and never played it)
Party: played 2, own 0
 
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Slightly confusing, rate from 1 to 15 with 1 highest, wouldn’t 1 to 10, 10 highest like normal game ratings be easier? Or is it deliberate to stop people just copying their game ratings?

Oh and

Gamers game 10
Wargame 0
2 player 3 (but only 2 as 2 player games!)
Family game 6
Artwork/Presentation 6
Children’s game 1
Card game 2
Part game 3
 
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Ok here we go -

d10-1 Gamer's Games - Played 4 / Own 3 (must admit some are looking lightish)

d10-2 Wargames - Played 0 / Own 2

d10-3 2 Player - Played 5 / Own 4

d10-4 Family Game - Played 8 / Own 7 (guess that sums me up)

d10-5 Artwork / Presentation - Played 8 / Own 6 (I do like a pretty game too)

d10-6 Children's Game - Played 4 / Own 4

d10-7 Card Game - Played 5 / Own 5

d10-8 Party Game - Played 5 / Own 4 (Some strange ones in there too)

All in all middle ground I guess.
 
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Last night on earth is a party game?
Do people just throw random shit out there?


Most of the games on the party games list felt wrong. Pandemic? Red Dragon Inn? How can games that support up to four players be "party" games? They're both fun games, but they're not party games.

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