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Overview

The Dice Tower Awards are an annual award giving, hosted by the Dice Tower Network. Games are nominated by a committee of prominent podcasters and bloggers from the board gaming hobby.

There are 15 categories:
  • Game of the Year
  • Best Family Game
  • Best New Designer
  • Best Game Reprint
  • Best Production Value(starting with 2009)
  • Best Small Publisher
  • Best Party Game(starting with 2009)
  • Best Game Expansion
  • Most Innovative Game
  • Best Game Artwork
  • Best Game Theming(starting with 2011)
  • Best Two-Player Game(starting with 2013)
  • Best Co-op Game(starting with 2013)
  • Best Strategy Game(starting with 2013)
  • Best Solo Game(starting with 2019)
Discontinued:
  • Best War Game(2009-2012)
The purpose of the awards is to:


  • Encourage new developments and innovations in the board game industry.
  • Promote board and card games to a larger audience
  • Award the best games in different categories released each year.
  • Present a slate of games with wide appeal from a variety of genres.
  • Point out games that are simply fun!

Source

Awards

The Dice Tower Gaming Awards 2018
The Dice Tower Gaming Awards 2017
The Dice Tower Gaming Awards 2016
The Dice Tower Gaming Awards 2015
The Dice Tower Gaming Awards 2014
The Dice Tower Gaming Awards 2013
The Dice Tower Gaming Awards 2012
The Dice Tower Gaming Awards 2011
The Dice Tower Gaming Awards 2010
The Dice Tower Gaming Awards 2009
The Dice Tower Gaming Awards 2008
The Dice Tower Gaming Awards 2007

Best Game of the Year

2019
2018
2017
2016
2015
Board Game: Wingspan

Board Game: Root

Board Game: Gloomhaven

Board Game: Scythe

Board Game: Pandemic Legacy: Season 1
Wingspan
Root
Gloomhaven
Scythe
Pandemic Legacy: Season 1


2014
2013
2012
2011
2010
Board Game: Dead of Winter: A Crossroads Game

Board Game: Caverna: The Cave Farmers

Board Game: Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures Game

Board Game: Eclipse

Board Game: 7 Wonders
Dead of Winter: A Crossroads Game
Caverna: The Cave Farmers
Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures Game
Eclipse
7 Wonders


2009
2008
2007
Board Game: Small World

Board Game: Dominion

Board Game: Race for the Galaxy

Small World
Dominion
Race for the Galaxy

Best Family Game

2019
2018
2017
2016
2015
Board Game: Point Salad

Board Game: Fireball Island: The Curse of Vul-Kar

Board Game: Azul

Board Game: ICECOOL

Board Game: Codenames
Point Salad
Fireball Island: The Curse of Vul-Kar
Azul
ICECOOL
Codenames


2014
2013
2012
2011
2010
Board Game: Splendor

Board Game: Forbidden Desert

Board Game: Love Letter

Board Game: King of Tokyo

Board Game: Forbidden Island

Splendor
Forbidden Desert
Love Letter
King of Tokyo
Forbidden Island


2009
2008
2007
Board Game: Small World

Board Game: Formula D

Board Game: Zooloretto

Small World
Formula D
Zooloretto

Best New Designer

2019
2018
2017
2016
2015
Board Game: Wingspan

Board Game: The Quacks of Quedlinburg

Board Game: Gloomhaven

Board Game: Terraforming Mars

Board Game: T.I.M.E Stories

Wingspan
The Quacks of Quedlinburg
Gloomhaven
Terraforming Mars
T.I.M.E Stories
Elizabeth Hargrave
Wolfgang Warsch
Isaac Childres
Jacob Fryxelius
Manuel Rozoy


2014
2013
2012
2011
2010
Board Game: Alchemists

Board Game: Freedom: The Underground Railroad

Board Game: Space Cadets

Board Game: Flash Point: Fire Rescue

Board Game: Alien Frontiers

Alchemists
Freedom: The Underground Railroad
Space Cadets
Flash Point: Fire Rescue
Alien Frontiers
Matúš Kotry
Brian Mayer
Brian Engelstein Geoff Engelstein Sydney Engelstein
Kevin Lanzing
Tory Niemann


2009
2008
2007
Board Game: Summoner Wars: Master Set

Board Game: Dominion

Board Game: Duel in the Dark

Summoner Wars
Dominion
Duel in the Dark
Colby Dauch
Donald X. Vaccarino
Friedemann de Pedro

Best Game Reprint

2019
2018
2017
2016
2015
Board Game: Prêt-à-Porter

Board Game: Fireball Island: The Curse of Vul-Kar

Board Game: Downforce

Board Game: Mansions of Madness: Second Edition

Board Game: Through the Ages: A New Story of Civilization

Prêt-à-Porter
Fireball Island: The Curse of Vul-Kar
Downforce
Mansions of Madness: Second Edition
Through the Ages: A New Story of Civilization


2014
2013
2012
2011
2010
Board Game: Ticket to Ride: 10th Anniversary

Board Game: Ogre

Board Game: Android: Netrunner

Board Game: Confusion:  Espionage and Deception in the Cold War

Board Game: Survive: Escape from Atlantis!

Ticket to Ride: 10th Anniversary
Ogre
Android: Netrunner
Confusion: Espionage and Deception in the Cold War
Survive: Escape from Atlantis!


2009
2008
2007
Board Game: Tales of the Arabian Nights

Board Game: Formula D

Board Game: Thebes

Tales of the Arabian Nights
Formula D
Thebes

Best Production Value

2019
2018
2017
2016
2015
Board Game: Cloudspire

Board Game: Rising Sun

Board Game: Photosynthesis

Board Game: Mechs vs. Minions

Board Game: Blood Rage

Cloudspire
Rising Sun
Photosynthesis
Mechs vs. Minions
Blood Rage


2014
2013
2012
2011
2010
Board Game: Star Wars: Imperial Assault

Board Game: BattleLore: Second Edition

Board Game: Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures Game

Board Game: Mansions of Madness

Board Game: Dust Tactics

Star Wars: Imperial Assault
BattleLore: Second Edition
Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures Game
Mansions of Madness
Dust Tactics


2009
Board Game: Space Hulk (Third Edition)

Space Hulk (Third Edition)

Best Small Publisher

2019
2018
2017
2016
2015
Board Game: Res Arcana

Board Game: Root

Board Game: Gloomhaven

Board Game: Roll Player

Board Game: Stockpile

Res Arcana
Root
Gloomhaven
Roll Player
Stockpile
Sand Castle Games
Leder Games
Cephalofair Games
Thunderworks Games
Nauvoo Games


2014
2013
2012
2011
2010
Board Game: Star Realms

Board Game: Euphoria: Build a Better Dystopia

Board Game: Mice and Mystics

Board Game: Flash Point: Fire Rescue

Board Game: Alien Frontiers

Star Realms
Euphoria: Build a Better Dystopia
Mice and Mystics
Flash Point: Fire Rescue
Alien Frontiers
Wise Wizard Games
Stonemaier Games
Plaid Hat Games
Indie Boards & Cards
Clever Mojo Games


2009
2008
2007
Board Game: Summoner Wars: Master Set

Board Game: Snow Tails

Board Game: Cutthroat Caverns

Summoner Wars
Snow Tails
Cutthroat Caverns
Plaid Hat Games
Fragor Games
Smirk & Dagger Games

Best Party Game

2019
2018
2017
2016
2015
Board Game: Wavelength

Board Game: Just One

Board Game: Magic Maze

Board Game: Captain Sonar

Board Game: Codenames

Wavelength
Just One
Magic Maze
Captain Sonar
Codenames


2014
2013
2012
2011
2010
Board Game: Spyfall

Board Game: One Night Ultimate Werewolf

Board Game: Love Letter

Board Game: Dixit: Odyssey

Board Game: Wits & Wagers Family

Spyfall
One Night Ultimate Werewolf
Love Letter
Dixit: Odyssey
Wits & Wagers Family


2009
Board Game: Dice Town

Dice Town

Best Game Expansion

2019
2018
2017
2016
2015
Board Game: The Quacks of Quedlinburg: The Herb Witches

Board Game: Scythe: The Rise of Fenris

Board Game: Star Wars: Rebellion – Rise of the Empire

Board Game: 7 Wonders Duel: Pantheon

Board Game: Ticket to Ride Map Collection: Volume 5 – United Kingdom & Pennsylvania

The Quacks of Quedlinburg: The Herb Witches
Scythe: The Rise of Fenris
Star Wars: Rebellion – Rise of the Empire
7 Wonders Duel: Pantheon
Ticket to Ride Map Collection: Volume 5 – United Kingdom & Pennsylvania


2014
2013
2012
2011
2010
Board Game: Viticulture: Tuscany – Expand the World of Viticulture

Board Game: Lords of Waterdeep: Scoundrels of Skullport

Board Game: Core Worlds: Galactic Orders

Board Game: Summoner Wars: Master Set

Board Game: Dominion: Prosperity

Viticulture: Tuscany – Expand the World of Viticulture
Lords of Waterdeep: Scoundrels of Skullport
Core Worlds: Galactic Orders
Summoner Wars: Master Set
Dominion: Prosperity


2009
2008
2007
Board Game: Pandemic: On the Brink

Board Game: Descent: The Road to Legend

Board Game: Memoir '44: Air Pack

Pandemic: On the Brink
Descent: The Road to Legend
Memoir '44: Air Pack

Most Innovative Game

2019
2018
2017
2016
2015
Board Game: Detective: City of Angels

Board Game: Chronicles of Crime

Board Game: The 7th Continent

Board Game: Captain Sonar

Board Game: T.I.M.E Stories

Detective: City of Angels
Chronicles of Crime
The 7th Continent
Captain Sonar
T.I.M.E Stories


2014
2013
2012
2011
2010
Board Game: Tragedy Looper

Board Game: Terror in Meeple City

Board Game: Space Cadets

Board Game: Risk Legacy

Board Game: Catacombs

Tragedy Looper
Terror in Meeple City
Space Cadets
Risk Legacy
Catacombs


2009
2008
2007
Board Game: Tobago

Board Game: Space Alert

Board Game: Cutthroat Caverns

Tobago
Space Alert
Cutthroat Caverns

Best Game Artwork

2019
2018
2017
2016
2015
Board Game: PARKS

Board Game: Everdell

Board Game: Near and Far

Board Game: Scythe

Board Game: Ashes Reborn: Rise of the Phoenixborn

PARKS
Everdell
Near and Far
Scythe
Ashes Reborn: Rise of the Phoenixborn


2014
2013
2012
2011
2010
Board Game: Abyss

Board Game: Eldritch Horror

Board Game: Mice and Mystics

Board Game: The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game

Board Game: 7 Wonders

Abyss
Eldritch Horror
Mice and Mystics
The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game
7 Wonders


2009
2008
2007
Board Game: Small World

Board Game: Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game

Board Game: StarCraft: The Board Game

Small World
Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game
StarCraft: The Board Game

Best Game Theme

2019
2018
2017
2016
2015
Board Game: Horrified

Board Game: Detective: A Modern Crime Board Game

Board Game: This War of Mine: The Board Game

Board Game: Captain Sonar

Board Game: T.I.M.E Stories

Horrified
Detective: A Modern Crime Board Game
This War of Mine: The Board Game
Captain Sonar
T.I.M.E Stories


2014
2013
2012
2011
Board Game: Dead of Winter: A Crossroads Game

Board Game: Freedom: The Underground Railroad

Board Game: Mice and Mystics

Board Game: Flash Point: Fire Rescue

Dead of Winter: A Crossroads Game
Freedom: The Underground Railroad
Mice and Mystics
Flash Point: Fire Rescue

Best Two-player Game

2019
2018
2017
2016
2015
Board Game: Watergate

Board Game: KeyForge: Call of the Archons

Board Game: Santorini

Board Game: Star Wars: Rebellion

Board Game: 7 Wonders Duel

Watergate
KeyForge: Call of the Archons
Santorini
Star Wars: Rebellion
7 Wonders Duel


2014
2013
Board Game: Star Realms

Board Game: BattleLore: Second Edition

Star Realms
BattleLore: Second Edition

Best Co-op Game

2019
2018
2017
2016
2015
Board Game: Horrified

Board Game: Chronicles of Crime

Board Game: Gloomhaven

Board Game: Mansions of Madness: Second Edition

Board Game: Pandemic Legacy: Season 1

Horrified
Chronicles of Crime
Gloomhaven
Mansions of Madness: Second Edition
Pandemic Legacy: Season 1


2014
2013
Board Game: Dead of Winter: A Crossroads Game

Board Game: Freedom: The Underground Railroad

Dead of Winter: A Crossroads Game
Freedom: The Underground Railroad

Best Strategy Game

2019
2018
2017
2016
2015
Board Game: Maracaibo

Board Game: Teotihuacan: City of Gods

Board Game: Gloomhaven

Board Game: Terraforming Mars

Board Game: Blood Rage

Maracaibo
Teotihuacan: City of Gods
Gloomhaven
Terraforming Mars
Blood Rage


2014
2013
Board Game: Five Tribes

Board Game: Russian Railroads

Five Tribes
Russian Railroads

Best Solo Game

2019
Board Game: The Lord of the Rings: Journeys in Middle-Earth

The Lord of the Rings: Journeys in Middle-Earth

Best War Game(Discontinued)

2012
2011
2010
2009
Board Game: 1812: The Invasion of Canada

Board Game: A Few Acres of Snow

Board Game: Labyrinth: The War on Terror, 2001 – ?

Board Game: Richard III: The Wars of the Roses

1812: The Invasion of Canada
A Few Acres of Snow
Labyrinth: The War on Terror, 2001 – ?
Richard III: The Wars of the Roses
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