Last Thursday over on the Geek they announced the winners of their annual awards: the Golden Geeks. So we thought this week we would share the list of winners, give a hardy congratulations, and see what everyone else thought about the list of winners: Were there any surprises? snubs? head-scratchers? Let's take a look!
The list of tabletop games looks like this:
Game of the Year: Terra Mystica
Best Abstract Game: Tash-Kalar: Arena of Legends
Best Card Game: Love Letter
Best Wargame: 1775: Rebellion
Best Children's Game: Forbidden Desert
Best Party Game: Love Letter
Best Print and Play Game(s): Tiny Epic Kingdom and Coin Age
Best Two Player Game: Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures Game
Best Strategy Game: Terra Mystica
Best Thematic Game: Robinson Crusoe: Adventure on the Cursed Island
Best Family Game: Love Letter
Best Expansion: Lords of Waterdeep: Scoundrels of Skullport
Best Art & Presentation: Mice and Mystics
Most Innovative: Love Letter
Love Letter walked away with four Geeks this year, the most of any other game. Love Letter is certainly basking in the golden light of last week's announcement; we've definitely seen some polarizing opinions on the game, including our own Firestone's review of the game. While many of the games on the list are no shock, there are also a few games that didn't make the list that made our Top Ten list this year, including the Spiel des Jahres winner Hanabi. So we'd like to hear from you: What games got snubbed, what games are you picking up after seeing this list of winners, and what games surprised you by walking away with a Geek this year?
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