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Origins 2016 Game Design Award Winners

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Jun 19 2016

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The 2016 Origin Game Fair has just awarded it’s annual best games in categories from miniatures games to boardgames. Come see!

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Origins Awards

Each year the Academy presents the Origins Awards at the Origins Game Fair in June. The purpose of the Origins Awards is to reward excellence in game design.

The Top 5 products in each category, as determined by the Academy Jury, are announced after the GAMA Trade Show in March. The Top 5 nominees are voted on by all members of the Academy. The Academy vote determines the winner of the Origins Award. The Top 5 products are also voted on by attendees of the Origins Game Fair for a chance to win the Fan Favorite award in each category. The winners are announced at the Origins Awards ceremony during Origins in June.


2016 Winners

The Academy would like to extend its heartfelt thanks to the jury members, GAMA staff, and everyone who submitted a product to the 42nd annual Origins Awards.

Please congratulate these companies and designers:


Game of the Year: 

Codenames (Czech Games) Designed by Vlaada Chváti


Board Games

Star Wars: Imperial Assault (Fantasy Flight Games) Designed by Justin Kemppainen, Corey Konieczka, Jonathan Ying

 Also winner of the Origins Fan Favorite award!



Card Games

7 Wonders Duel (Repos Productions) Designed by Antoine Bauza , Bruno Cathala

 Also winner of the Origins Fan Favorite award!


Collectible Games

DC Comics Dice Masters: War of Light (WizKids) Designed by Mike Elliott, Eric M. Lang

 Also winner of the Origins Fan Favorite award!



Family Games

Codenames (Czech Games Edition) Designed by Vlaada Chvatil

 Also winner of the Origins Fan Favorite award!


Game Accessories 

Terrain Tiles (Lost Battalion Games) Designed by Becky Siebe

Fan Favorite Winner: 

Castle Panic: The Dark Titan (Fireside Games) Designed by Justin De Witt


Miniatures Games

Star Wars Armada (Fantasy Flight Games) Designed by James Kniffen Christian T. Petersen

 Also winner of the Origins Fan Favorite award!



Role-Playing Games

Star Wars: Force and Destiny (Fantasy Flight Games) Designed by Jay Little

 Also winner of the Origins Fan Favorite award!

~Give it up for the winners!


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