Nominees

The Game Manufacturers Association (GAMA) announces the 33rd Annual Origins Awards Nominees. The nominated products are social games and their accessories and expansions.

The Nominees are determined through a jury of experts selecting the top ten entries from each category and presenting that list to the retail store attendees at GAMA’s trade show held in the spring. Those retailers pick their top five and those products are awarded the silver award for the year.

This list will be presented to the attendees of the Origins International Game Expo (Origins) in Columbus, OH (July 5-8, 2007) for their votes on the top products in each category. The winners will be announced at a ceremony on Saturday night of the convention and will receive the gold award of being named the product of the year in their category.

Please see http://www.originsgames.com/aagad for more information on the awards and http://www.originsgames.com/ for more information on Origins.

Board Game or Expansion of the Year

BattleLore by Days of Wonder http://www.daysofwonder.com

            Designed by Richard Borg

Hey! That's My Fish by Mayfair Games http://www.mayfairgames.com

            Designed by Alvydas Jakeliunas

Oshi by WizKids, Inc. http://www.wizkidsgames.com

            Designed by Tyler Bielman, Jon Leitheusser, Ethan Pasternack, and Jordan Weisman

Shear Panic by Mayfair Games http://www.mayfairgames.com

            Designed by The Lamont Brothers

Treehouse by Looney Labs http://www.looneylabs.com

            Designed by Andrew Looney

 

Miniatures Game or Expansion of the Year

Dreamblade Game Mat by Gale Force 9 http://www.gf9.com

            Designed by Gale Force Nine & Wizards of the Coast

Dreamblade: Rules by Wizards of the Coast http://wizards.com/

            Designed by Jonathan Tweet, Rob Heinsoo, and Brian Tinsman

Heavy Gear Blitz: Rules by Dream Pod 9 http://www.dp9.com

            Designed by John Buckmaster and Philippe F. LeClerc

HORDES: Monstrous Miniatures Combat by Privateer Press http://www.privateerpress.com

            Designed by Matt Wilson

Rezolution: Shadow War by Aberrant Games http://www.aberrantgames.com

            Designed by Simon Mackenzie

 

Miniature or Miniatures Line of the Year

Colossal Red Dragon by Wizards of the Coast http://wizards.com/

            Designed by Andy Collins, Jesse Decker, David Noonan, Chris Perkins; Art Directed by Robert Raper

HORDES: Monstrous Miniatures Combat line by Privateer Press http://www.privateerpress.com

            Designed and Sculpted by Mike McVey and Matt Wilson

Easley Dragon by Dark Sword http://www.DarkSwordMiniatures.com

            Designed by Jeff Easley, Sculpted by Dave Summers

Ptolus: Minotaur Priest by Paizo Publishing http://www.paizo.com

            Sculpted by Neil McKenzie

Rezolution: Shadow War by Aberrant Games http://www.aberrantgames.com

            Designed and Sculpted by Steve Saunders and James Van Schaik

 

Non-Collectable Card Game or Expansion of the Year

Cowpoker by Steve Jackson Games http://www.sjgames.com/

            Designed by James Ernest and Mike Selinker

High School Drama! by Shifting Skies Games http://www.shiftingskies.com

            Designed by Boyan Radakovich

Knights of Charlemagne by Playroom Entertainment http://www.playrooment.com

            Designed by Reiner Knizia

Munchkin Impossible by Steve Jackson Games http://www.sjgames.com/

            Designed by Steve Jackson

Treasures & Traps by Studio 9 Games http://www.treasuresandtraps.com/

            Designed by C. Aaron Kreader

 

CCG or Expansion of the Year

Anachronism: Set 7 by TriKing Games http://www.trikinggames.com

            Designed by Michael Brown, Steven McLaughlin, and Jeremy Holcomb

Magic the Gathering: Time Spiral by Wizards of the Coast http://wizards.com/

            Designed by Brian Tinsman, Devin Low, Aaron Forsythe, and Mark Rosewater

Pirates: Davy Jones' Curse by WizKids http://www.wizkidsgames.com

            Designed by Mike Mulvihill

The Spoils by Tenacious Games http://www.thespoils.com

            Designed by Patrick Meehan, Josh Lytle, and Dylan Mayo

Universal Fighting System (UFS) by Sabertooth Games http://www.sabertoothgames.com

            Designed by David Freeman, Erik-Jason Yaple, and Seth Morrigan

World of Warcraft: Heroes of Azeroth by Upper Deck http://www.ude.com

            Designed by Mike Hummel, Brian Kibler, and Danny Mandel

 

Game Accessory of the Year

Campaign Cartographer by ProFantasy Software http://www.profantasy.com

            Designed by Simon Rogers, Mark Fulford, Michael Riddle, and Peter Olsson

Dungeon Tiles I by Wizards of the Coast http://wizards.com/

            Designed by Chris Perkins; Art Directed by Ryan Sansaver

GameMastery Combat Pad by Paizo/Open Mind Games http://paizo.com/paizo

            Designed by Ryan Thomas

Hero Lab by Lone Wolf Development http://www.wolflair.com

            Designed by Rob Bowes and Colen McAlister

Settlers of Catan Event Deck by Mayfair Games http://www.mayfairgames.com

            Designed by Klaus Teuber

 

Fiction Publication of the Year

A Practical Guide to Dragons by Wizards of the Coast http://wizards.com/

            Designed and Written by Lisa Trutkoff Trumbauer, Nina Hess, and Kate Irwin

Dungeon Magazine by Paizo Publishing http://paizo.com/paizo

            Published by Erik Mona Edited by James Jacobs

Horus Heresy: Horus Rising by Black Library/Games Workshop http://www.blacklibrary.com/

            Written by Dan Abnett

Horus Heresy: False Gods by Black Library/Games Workshop http://www.blacklibrary.com/

            Written by Graham McNeill

Three Shades of Night by White Wolf http://www.white-wolf.com/

            Designed and Written by Janet Trauvetter, Sarah Roark, Myranda Sarro, and Tim Bradstreet

 

Non-Fiction Publication of the Year

The Art of Warhammer 40,000 by Black Library/Games Workshop http://www.blacklibrary.com/

             Written by Matt Ralphs; Edited by Marc Gascoigne

Art of Dragon by Paizo Publishing http://paizo.com/paizo

            Published by Erik Mona; Art Direction by Sean Glenn

Dragon Magazine by Paizo Publishing http://paizo.com/paizo

            Published by Erik Mona; Edited by Jason Bulmahn

Games Quarterly Magazine by Matthew Simmons Marketing http://www.gamesquarterly.net/catalog.htm

            Published by Mark Simmons; Edited by Erin Zimmer

No Quarter by Privateer Press http://www.privateerpress.com

            Edited by Nathan Letsinger

 

Roleplaying Game of the Year

Burning Empires by Burning Wheel http://www.burningwheel.com

            Designed by Chris Moeller, Luke Crane, Thor Olavsrud, and Radek Drozdalski

Exalted, 2nd Edition by White Wolf http://www.white-wolf.com/

            Designed by John Chambers

Faery's Tale by Firefly Games http://www.firefly-games.com

            Designed by Patrick Sweeney, Christina Stiles, Sandy Antunes, Spike Y Jones, and Robin D. Laws

Hollow Earth Expedition by Exile Game Studio http://www.exilegames.com

            Designed by Jeff Combos, Jason Carl, Jim Cook, Christopher Goe, and Tyler Running Deer

RuneQuest by Mongoose Publishing http://www.mongoosepublishing.com

            Designed by Matthew Sprange

 

Roleplaying Game Supplement of the Year

Deadlands Reloaded by Pinnacle/Great White Games http://www.peginc.com

            Designed by Shane Lacy Hensley and B D Flory

GURPS Bio-Tech by Steve Jackson Games http://www.sjgames.com/

            Designed by David Pulver and David Morgan-Mar

Out in the Black by Margaret Weis Productions http://www.margaretweis.com

            Designed by Tracy and Laura Hickman

Ptolus: The City by the Spire by White Wolf/Sword & Sorcery http://www.white-wolf.com

            Designed by Monte Cook

Tome of Battle: Book of Nine Swords by Wizards of the Coast http://wizards.com/

            Designed by Richard Baker, Matt Sernett, and Frank Brunner

 

Historical Miniature Game of the Year

Command Decision: Test of Battle by Test of Battle Games http://testofbattle.com/

            Designed by Frank Chadwick and Glenn Kidd

General Quarters, 3rd Edition by Old Dominion Game Works http://www.odgw.com/

            Designed by Lonnie L. Gill

Polemos Napoleonics by Baccus 6mm http://www.baccus6mm.com/

            Designed by Chris Grice and Peter Berry

Victory at Sea by Mongoose Publishing http://www.mongoosepublishing.com

            Designed by Matthew Sprange

Vlad the Impaler by Warhammer Historical http://www.warhammer-historical.com/

            Designed by John Bianchi, Steve Schifani, Dan Minculescu, and Rob Broom

 

Historical Miniatures Line of the Year

28mm Carlists from the Spanish Civil War line by Anglian Miniatures http://www.anglianminiatures.co.uk/

            Sculpted by Paul Hicks

28mm Musketeers and Swashbucklers line by Brigade Games http://www.brigadegames.com/

            Sculpted by Paul Hicks

28mm British and Welsh Kingdoms line by Gripping Beasts http://www.grippingbeast.com/

            Sculpted by Soapy

28mm Medieval Polish/Lithuanian line by Molniya Miniatures http://members.aol.com/molniyafigs/

            Sculpted by Sergei Sharenko

40mm American Civil War line by Sash and Saber http://www.sashandsaber.com/

            Sculpted by Chris Hughes

 

Historical Board Game of the Year

Command & Colours Ancients by GMT Games http://www.gmtgames.com/

            Designed by Richard Borg, Pat Kurivial, and Roy Grider

Epic of the Peloponnesian War by Clash of Arms Games http://www.clashofarms.com/

            Designed by Clash of Arms Games

Italia by Phalanx Games http://www.phalanxgames.nl/index.php?language=en

            Designed by Andreas Steding

Napoleon at the Crossroads by Operation Studies Group http://www.napoleongames.com/

            Designed by Kevin Zucker

Wavell’s War by GRD http://hmsgrd.com/

            Designed by Frank Watson and Arthur Goodwin

 

We’ll see you at Origins in Columbus, OH (July 5-8, 2007) for the voting on the top products and for thousands of game demos, tournaments, casual gaming; and a suburb exhibit hall, art show, auction, and more! Please see http://www.originsgames.com/ for more information on Origins.

Jury Voting Totals for Sellectees

BOARD GAMES  
Hey! That's My Fish! 47
Gheos 38
Downfall of Pompeii, The 33
Easter Island 23
Oshi 19
BattleLore 15
Shear Panic 15
Threehouse 15
Leonardo daVinci 12
Darkness Falls on Sevinpold 10
Elasund 10
Dead Man's Treasure 9
Seismic 7
Gloria Mundi 6
Order of the Stick Adventure Game: Dungeon of Dorukan 5
XIG-The Sorcerers Sword 4
Card Football Premiere Edition 3
HeroCard (Rise of the Shogun) 3
Great Space Race, The 1
10 Days in Europe 0
Death by Dice 0
Kill Dr. Lucky 0
Lords of the Spanish Main 0
Martian Coasters 0
Pit Fighter 0
   
TCGs  
Magic the Gathering: Time Spiral 29
UFS 27
World of Warcraft 24
Pirates: Davy Jones' Curse 21
Vampire: The Eternal Struggle 17
The Spoils 15
Anachronism 12
Battlestar Galactica 10
Conan CCG 6
Naruto: Path to Hokage 2
   
GAME ACCESSORIES  
GameMastery Combat Pad 28
Campaign Cartographer 3 26
Dungeon Tiles I 21
Hero Lab 21
AstroSynthesis v2.0 11
Fire & Explosion Markers 11
Deluxe Galleon 10
Blood of the Dragon 7
Dragon Dice & Cup Set 6
Hold-it! Game Card Organizer 6
Out of the Darkness 6
Settlers of Catan Event Deck 6
Magnetic Adapters 5
Carnival of Lost Souls 1
BagO'Zombie Babes 0
Conflict Chips Horse Set 0
Confrontation Token Set 0
Flames of War Magnetic Base Starter Set 0
Flames of War Range Finder 0
Monster Tiles 0
Pirates! Booty Finder 2-Player Accessory Pack 0
Rezolution Blast & Spray Template 0
Rezolution Token Pack 0
Trollblood Faction Dice 0
Warmachine Token Set: Skarre 0
   
FICTION PUBLICATIONS  
The Armour of Contempt 26
A Practical Guide to Dragons 24
Horus Heresy - False Gods 24
Horus Heresy - Horus Rising 24
DRAGON Magazine 16
Warrior's Heart 15
Three Shades of Night 9
The Killing Song (The Dragon Below, Book 3) 8
The Wolf Hunters 7
Faith & Fire 6
Witch Killer 5
Orcslayer 1
Cardinal Crimson 0
Darkblade, Reaper of Souls 0
Guildpact: Ravnica Cycle, Book 2  0
Ravenor Returned 0
Rivals 0
Shadowbred (The Twilight War, Book 1) 0
The Return of Gord 0
The Soul Drinkers Omnibus 0
   
NON-FICTION PUBLICATIONS  
Armchair General Magazine 27
The Art of Warhammer 40,000 26
Art Of DRAGON 23
Pyramid 17
Historical Miniature Gamer 16
The Guild Companion 14
DUNGEON Magazine 13
No Quarter 11
Harbinger 6
Roleplaying With Kids 6
DRAGON Magazine 5
Games Quarterly 1
Polymancer magazine 0
   
MINIATURE GAMES  
Hordes: Primal 38
5150 31
Heavy Gear Blitz: Hammer of Faith 29
Heavy Gear Blitz: Rules 28
Dreamblade: Rules 24
Rezolution: Shadow War 22
Pummel  16
Metal Storm  14
Dreamblade Game Mat 9
   
MINATURES  
Colossal Red Dragon 38
Parkinson Dragon 34
Hordes: Kaya the Wildborne 33
Easley Dragon 31
Rezolution: Shadow War 26
Hordes: Skorne Titan Gladiator 23
Hordes: Teraph 22
Hordes: Trollblood Kriel Warrior 19
Ships of the kikoku 11
Ptolus: Minotaur priest 10
City Block and Ruins 8
Dreamblade: Minis 5
Elmore Amazon 2
Heroclix: Supernova 2
Battleground: Dwarves 0
Battleground: Elves 0
Ptolus: Dwarf rifleman 0
   
RPGs  
Hollow Earth Expedition 32
Burning Empires 25
Spirit of the Century 24
Panty Explosion 21
Zorcerer of Zo 21
Esoterrorists 20
Exalted, 2nd Ed. 18
OVA 18
RuneQuest 15
Faery's Tale 14
Dawning Star 7
Chronicles of Ramlar 3
Mortal Coil 2
   
RPG Suppliments  
Ptolus 34
Deadlands: Reloaded 28
Dictionary of Mu 16
GURPS Bio-Tech 15
Out in the Black 15
Tome of Battle: Book of Nine Swords 12
Tome of Corruption 12
Renegade Crowns 9
Terror in Talabheim 9
GURPS Traveller: Intersteller Wars 8
Dread Crypt of Srihoz 7
Promethean 6
Legends of the Twins 6
Realms of Power: Infernals 6
DCC#29 6
Runepunk 5
Children of the Horned Rat 4
Dragons of Autumn 4
Price of Courage 4
   
CARD GAMES  
Knights of Charlemagne 43
Figaro 40
You’ve Been Sentenced 29
Take Stock 21
High School Drama 21
Treasures & Traps 21
Megastar 20
Cowpoker 19
Munchkin Impossible 19
Mimic 11
Hex Hex Next 10
Ruse & Bruise 8
Zzzymble 6
King's Blood 3
Villiany 2
Twisted Fish 2
Chez Guevara 0
Dungeoneer: Call of the Lich Lord 0
Abridged 0
Quest Cards, Game Set 2 0
Munchkin 4: Need for Steed 0
Super Munchkin 2: The Great S Cape 0
   
HISTORICAL BOARDGAMES  
Italia by Phalanx Games 44
Epic of the Pelopponesian War by Clash of Arms Games 42
Command & Colours Ancients by GMT Games 42
Wavell's War by GRD 40
Napoleon at the Crossroads by Operational Studies Group 27
War in the Pacific by Decision Games 15
East Front, Eurofront by Columbia Games 21
Imperial by Rio Grande Games 8
Forge of Freedom CD-Rom by Matrix Games 3
Baltic Arena, scenarios for WW II Naval Warfare by Clash of Arms Games 9
   
HISTORICAL MINIATURES  
28mm Medieval Polish/Lithuanian line by Molniya Miniatures 33
28mm British and Welsh Kingdoms by Gripping Beast 31
28mm Musketeers and Swashbucklers by Brigade Games 30
40mm ACW Line by Sash and Saber 29
28mm Carlists from the Spanish Civil War line by Anglian Miniatures 27
28mm Legionary Tent by Baueda Wargames 25
20mm Modern U.S. Infantry by Liberation Miniatures 24
15m WW II U.S. Marines by Resistant Roosters 24
15mm Ottoma-Balcan Yaya by Baueda Wargames 24
28mm Mob Wars by Brigade Games 11
   
HISTORICAL MINIATURES RULES  
Command Decision: Test of Battle by TOB Games 42
General Quarters, 3rd Edition by ODGW 34
Victory at Sea by Mogoose Publishing 33
Vlad the Impaler by Warhammer Historical 30
Polemos Napoleonics by Baccus 6mm 29
The Face of Battle scenario book by Gammazon Publishing 21
FNG by Two Hour Wargames 21
The Art of War by Warhammer Historical 19
Baltic Arena, scenarios for WW II Naval Warfare by Clash of Arms Games 12
Brown Water Navies CD-Rom by CSS Chicora 8
Gloire by Rattrap Productions 4
Comat Storm by Strategy Wave Studios 4