The Academy of Adventure Gaming Arts and Design Announces 37th Annual Origins Awards Nominees

COLUMBUS, OH (April 12, 2011) The Academy of Adventure Gaming Arts and Design is proud to announce the nominees for the 37th Annual Origins Awards.


Best Board Game

Castle Ravenloft – Wizards of the Coast

Designer: Bil Slaviciek, Mike Mearls


Defenders of the Realm – Eagle Games

Designer: Richard Launius


Fresco – Queen Games

Designer: Wolfgang Panning, Marco Ruskowski, Marcel Süßelbeck


Lords of Vegas – Mayfair Games

Designer: James Ernest, Mike Selinker


Nuns on the Run – Mayfair Games

Designer: Fréderic Moyersoen


Best Family, Party or Children’s Game

Ligretto Dice – Playroom Entertainment

Designers: Inka Brand, Markus Brand


Telestrations – USAopoly, Inc.

Designer: USAopoly


Wits and Wagers Family Edition – North Star Games

Designer: Dominic Crapuchettes


Word on the Street Junior – Out of the Box Publishing

Designer: Jack Degnan


Zombie Dice – Steve Jackson Games

Designer: Steve Jackson


Best Historical Board Game

Warlords of Europe – GameBuilders

Designers: Ken Griffin, Kyle Battle, Russ Rupe


Conflict of Heroes: Price of Honour Poland 1939 – Academy Games

Designer: Uwe Eickect


Catan Histories – Settlers of America: Trails to Rails – Mayfair Games

Designer: Klaus Teuber


Panzer General: Allied Assault – Petroglyph Games, Inc.

Designers: Chuck Kroegel, George Chastain


Best Traditional Card Game

Ascension: Chronicle of the Godslayer – Gary Games

Designer: Justin Gary


Back to the Future: The Card Game – Looney Labs, Inc.

Designer: Andrew Looney


Hecho – Glowfly Games

Designers: Brian Knudsen, Brent Knudsen


Hex Hex XL – Smirk & Dagger Games

Designers: Curt Covert, Justin Brunetto


Railways of the World: The Card Game – Eagle Games

Designer: James Eastham, Steve Ellis


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