Origins Awards Winners Announced

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Jun 8th, 2015
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There were a lot of things going on over the weekend. Arguably the biggest was Origins. Part of the festivities included the prestigious Origins Awards, presented by the Academy of Adventure Gaming Arts and Design. Along with the official voting, fans are able to vote for who they think should win in the various categories as well. So, the votes were cast, tallied, and the winners announced. You can see the list below the cut.

Best Board Game:
Sheriff of Nottingham (Arcane Wonders), designed by Sergio Halaban, Bryan Pope, Andre Zatz

Best Card Game:
Splendor (Asmodee), designed by Marc Andre

Best Children’s, Family, & Party Game:
The Hare and the Tortoise (Iello), designed by Gary Kim

Best Collectible Card Game:
Magic: the Gathering Khans of Tarkir (Wizards of the Coast), designed by Wizards of the Coast R&D

Best Game Accessory:
Wings of Glory Mat (Ares Games), designed by Ares Games

Best Historical Board Game:
Heroes of Normandie (Iello), designed by Yann and Clem

Best Historical Miniature Figure/Line:

Sails of Glory Series 2 (Ares Games), designed by Andrea Angiolino, Andrea Mainini

Best Historical Miniature Rules:
Sails of Glory (Ares Games), designed by Andrea Angiolino, Andrea Mainini

Best Historical Miniature Rules Supplements:
Battleground Europe (Osprey Publishing/Warlord), designed by Ryan Miller, Rick Priestley and Alessio Cavatore

Best Miniature Figure Rules:
Golem Arcana (Harebrained Schemes), designed by Jordan Weisman, Mike Mulvihill, Brian Poel

Best Role Playing Game:
Dungeon & Dragons Players Handbook (Wizards of the Coast), designed by Wizards of the Coast R & D

Best Role Playing Supplement:
Dungeons & Dragons Monster Manual (Wizards of the Coast), designed by Wizards of the Coast R &D

And what did the fans have to say about it? Well, the Fan Favorite winners in the categories were:

Best Board Game:
Dead of Winter (Plaid Hat Games), designed by: Jonathon Gilmour

Best Card Game:
Star Realms (White Wizard Games), designed by Robert Dougherty, Darwin Kastle

Best Children’s, Family, & Party Game:
Gravwell: Escape from the 9th Dimension (Renegade Game Studios), designed by Corey Young

Best Collectible Card Game:
The Spoils (The Spoils USA), designed by Ken Pilcher, Josh Lytle

Best Game Accessory:
Counter Ring (Crit Success), designed by Aaron Laniewicz

Best Historical Board Game:
Heroes of Normandie (Iello), designed by Yann and Clem

Best Historical Miniature Figure/Line:
Sails of Glory Series 2 (Ares Games), designed by Andrea Angiolino, Andrea Mainini

Best Historical Miniature Rules:
Sails of Glory (Ares Games), designed by Andrea Angiolino, Andrea Mainini

Best Historical Miniature Rules Supplements:
Flames of War: Barbarossa (Battlefront Miniatures), designed by Battlefront Miniatures

Best Miniature Figure Rules:
Marvel HeroClix: Guardians of the Galaxy Starter Set (WizKids Games), designed by WizKids Games

Best Role Playing Game:
Dungeon & Dragons Players Handbook (Wizards of the Coast), designed by WotC R & D

Best Role Playing Supplement
Dungeons & Dragons Monster Manual (Wizards of the Coast), designed by Wizards of the Coast R&D

Interesting to see where the fans voted. Do you agree with the winners? Let us know.

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  • TGN_Jared

    I already wanted to play Sails of Glory, but after seeing the awards, I REALLY want to play it. Congrats to all the winners!