Articles about awards

International Gamers Awards

[]These awards are given since 2000, by a jury composed of expert gamers from around the world. There are three categories: general strategy games for two players, general strategy games for multiple players, and historical simulations (i.e. wargames). In each category, the jury first nominates several games and then ...

Hall of Games

18 December 2008 14 November 2015 awards

Since 1985, the members of the Spiele Kreis Wien (Viennese Game Club) vote at all evening meetings (i.e. every 2–3 weeks) for their favourite games. The most voted game gets 5 points, down to 1 point for the 5th most voted game. When a game accumulates 50 points ...

Spiel der Spiele

The awards of the Wiener Spiele Akademie (Viennese Game Academy) started in 2001 and aim at recommending good games for playing with family and friends. Games must be commercially available in Austria, and must have been published in German in the previous 12 months. Any gamer can nominate games; a ...

GAMES Hall of Fame

GAMES, a magazine which is actually more about puzzles than games, started the Hall of Fame in 1984 to

“honour games that have met or exceeded the highest standards of quality and play value and have been continuously in production for at least 10 years; i.e., classics”.

As you ...

Deutscher Spiele Preis

The German Game Award started in 1990 and is based on popular vote. Ballots are sent to gamers, readers of the spielbox and Fairplay magazines, dealers, game clubs, etc. throughout Germany, Austria and Switzerland, but anyone can vote on the official site. Anonymous votes are not accepted, in order to ...

Spiel des Jahres

Awarded since 1979, Germany’s Game of the Year is probably the best known and most important award for the game industry. This award is aimed at family games, not “gamer’s games”. The winner is chosen by a jury (composed only of independent, specialized game journalists) from 5 games ...

Game awards

In an age where even the most humble product or business has to be award-winning, the gaming industry is no exception. In future posts I will present some of the awards given out every year, sometimes to the usual suspects, sometimes not. As it happens with any award, the public ...

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