Origins Game Fair 2018 may be over, but the tabletop gaming fun continues onward and there’s plenty of awesome games to play before Origins 2019. A selection of those awesome games are winners of the 2018 Origins Award, presented June 16, 2018 at the Origins Game Fair in Columbus, Ohio. The Origins Awards are presented by the Academy of Adventure Gaming Arts and Design for outstanding games in the industry. Winners in each category are voted on by members of the Academy of Adventure Gaming Arts and Design and presented at the annual Origins Game Fair.
Outstanding games in the industry
Voted the best games in their categories, the 2018 Origins Award winners represent a wide variety of products to satisfy the gaming itch for anyone. Here’s a rundown of all the winners at 2018’s Origins Game Fair.
Best Board Game, Fan Favorite, and Game of the Year
Gloomhaven from Cephalofair Games
Best Card Game
Ex Libris – Renegade Game Studio
Fan Favorite Card Game
Hero Realms – White Wizard Games
Best Miniatures Game and Fan Favorite
Warhammer 40,000 8th Edition – Games Workshop
Best Collectible Game and Fan Favorite
Star Wars Destiny: Awakenings Booster – Fantasy Flight Games
Best Family Game and Fan Favorite
Azul – Plan B Games
Best Game Accessory and Fan Favorite
Terraforming Mars Organizer – The Broken Token
Best Role-Playing Game Supplement and Fan Favorite
Best Role-Playing Game
Adventures in Middle Earth – Cubicle 7
Fan Favorite Role-Playing Game
“We are honored, and humbled, to be chosen as the best RPG of the year by our fans. As game designers, winning any award is always gratifying, but fan-voted awards are especially meaningful. Fans are the people who play our games, and without players, the games themselves don’t serve much purpose. We want to thank everyone who voted for Starfinder, as well as every fan who plays Starfinder, talks about the game with friends, and helps make Starfinder’s player base a vibrant community.” – Starfinder Design Leads Robert G. McCreary and Owen K.C. Stephens, in a press release
Nominations for the 2019 Origins Awards are now being accepted.
Do you have any of these award-winning games in your collection? What are your favorites? What other great games are you excited about, either ones already on the market or coming later in 2018?
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