Origins 2016 – Awards

Origins 2016 took place on June 15-19 2016 and below is a list of nominees and winners of the Origins Awards.

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Board Games

Champions of Midgard
By Grey Fox Games
Designed by Ole Steiness

La Granja
By Stronghold Games
Designed by Michael Keller (II) and Andreas Odendahl

New York 1901
By Blue Orange Games
Designed by Chenier LaSalle, Vincent Dutrait

By Tasty Minstrel Games
Designed by Reiner Stockhausen

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

Winner: Star Wars: Imperial Assault
Fans Favourite: Star Wars: Imperial Assault


Card Games

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

Ashes Rise of the Phoenixborn
By Plaid Hat Games
Designed by Issac Vega

The Grizzled
By Cool Mini or Not
Designed by Fabien Riffaud , Juan Rodriguez

Medieval Academy
Designed by Nicolas Poncin

Welcome to the Dungeon
Designed by Masato Uesugi

Winner: 7 Wonders Duel
Fans Favourite: 7 Wonders Duel

Miniatures Games

By Osprey Publishing
Designed by Joseph McCullough

Guild Ball
By Steamforged
Designed by Mat Hart, Richard Loxam

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

Warhammer: Age of Sigmar
By Games Workshop
Designed by Games Workshop Design Studio

Wrath of Kings
By Cool Mini or Not
Designed by Michael Shinall

Winner: Star Wars Armada
Fans Favourite: Star Wars Armada


Collectible Games

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

Force of Will
By Force of Will
Designed by Eiji Shishido

Yugi’s Legendary Decks
By Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc
Designed by Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc.

Winner: DC Comics Dice Masters: War of Light
Fans Favourite: DC Comics Dice Masters: War of Light

Family Games

By Czech Games Edition
Designed by Vlaada Chvatil

By Ares Games
Designed by Lorenzo Silva

By Thames & Kosmos
Designed by Klaus Teuber

By Renegade Game Studios
Designed by Kane Klenko

Me Want Cookies
Designed by Roberto Fraga

Winner: Codenames
Fans Favourite: Codenames


Game Accessories

Blowing Up the Movies
By Atlas Games
Designed by Robin D. Laws

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

Feng Shui 2 GM Screen: A Fistful of Fight Scenes
By Atlas Games
Designed by Robin D. Laws, Morgan Ellis,T.S. Luikart, Hal Mangold, Rick Neal, Jack Norris

Pathfinder Battles: Dungeons Deep
By WizKids
Designed by Paizo Inc. and WizKids

Terrain Tiles
By Lost Battalion Games
Designed by Becky Siebe

Winner: Terrain Tiles
Fans Favourite: Castle Panic: The Dark Titan


Role-Playing Games

Cthulhu Britannica London Boxed Set
By Cubicle 7
Designed by Dominic McDowell-Thomas, Jon Hodgson, Stuart Boon, Paula Dempsey, Steve Dempsey, Scott Dorwood, Bert Kramer, David Wade, James Wallis, Andrew Kenrick, Peter Wright, Paul Fricker, Mark A. Latham, James King, Alistair Montgomery, Marc Torley, David Walker

Dracula Dossier Director’s Handbook
By Pelgrane Press
Designed by Kenneth Hite, Gareth Ryder-Hanrahan

Fall of Magic
By Heart of the Deernicorn
Designed by Ross Cowman

Lone Wolf Adventure Game
By Cubicle 7
Designed by Joe Dever, August Hahn, Vincent Lazzari, Richard Harrison, Gary Astleford, Andrew Kenrick

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

Winner: Star Wars: Force and Destiny
Fans Favourite: Star Wars: Force and Destiny

Game of the Year

The award for Game of the Year went to Codenames!