List of Origins Award Nominees

March 26, 2010

The Academy of Adventure Gaming Arts and Design announced the following nominees for the 36th Annual Origins Awards:

Card Game

The Isle of Dr. Necreaux – Alderac Entertainment Group

Martian Fluxx – Looney Labs

Poo – Catalyst Game Labs

The Stars are Right – Steve Jackson Games

Thunderstone – Alderac Entertainment Group

Board Game

Castle Panic – Fireside Games

Endeavor – Z-Man Games

Small World – Days of Wonder

Space Hulk – Games Workshop

Steam – Mayfair Games

Children’s, Family, or Party Game

Are You The Traitor? – Looney Labs

Duck! Duck! SAFARI! – APE Games

Pack and Stack – Mayfair Games

Ren Faire – Atlas Games

Word on the Street – Out of the Box Publishing

Roleplaying Game

Doctor Who: Adventures in Time and Space – Cubicle 7 Entertainment

Eclipse Phase – Catalyst Game Labs

FantasyCraft – Crafty Games

A Song of Ice And Fire – Green Ronin Publishing

Supernatural Roleplaying Game – Margaret Weis Productions

Roleplaying Game Supplement

Big Damn Heroes Handbook – Margaret Weis Productions

The Day After Ragnarok – Atomic Overmind Press

Seattle 2072 – Catalyst Game Labs

Warriors & Warlocks – Green Ronin Publishing

Weird War II – Pinnacle Entertainment Group

Miniatures Figure or Line of Figures

Duke Rathar, Dragon Lord – Fantization Miniatures

Kings of War: Elves – Mantic Games

Marvel HeroClix: Hammer of Thor Expansion – WizKids

Monsterpocalypse Series 4 – Privateer Press

Warhammer Armies: Skaven – Games Workshop

Miniatures Rules

BattleTech: Strategic Operations – Catalyst Game Labs

HAVOC: Tactical Miniatures Warfare – Voodoo Ink Publishing

Larger Than Life – Two Hour Wargames

Warhammer 40K: Planetstrike – Games Workshop

Warmachine Prime Mk II – Privateer Press

Game Accessory

Arkham Horror Dice Set – Q-Workshop/Fantasy Flight Games

d20Pro – Mindgene, LLC

Forsaken Lands Poster Map – Maps of Mystery

Fortress of Redemption – Games Workshop

Knights of the Dinner Table – Kenzer and Company

Game-Related Book

BattleTech: 25 Years of Art and Fiction – Catalyst Game Labs

The Best of All Flesh – Elder Signs Press

Cthulhu 101 – Atomic Overmind Press

Deluge – Pinacle Entertainment Group

Legend of the Five Rings: Death at Koten – Alderac Entertainment Group

Historical Board Game or Expansion

The Hell of Stalingrad – Clash of Arms Games

Richard III: War of the Roses – Columbia Games

Conflict of Heroes: Storms of Steel – Academy Games

D-Day at Omaha Beach – Decision Games

Unhappy King Charles – GMT Games

Historical Miniatures Figure or Line of Figures

Wings of War Albatross D.III – Fantasy Flight Games

15mm Parachute Rifle Company – Battlefront Miniatures

15mm Ming Chinese – Old Glory Miniatures

28mm British Napoleonic Infantry – Victrix Miniatures

28mm World War I: Great War in Africa – Brigade Games

Historical Miniatures Rules

Flames of War: Open Fire – Battlefront Miniatures

Wings of War: World War II, Deluxe Edition – Fantasy Flight Games

Napoleon’s Battles, 3rd Edition – Lost Battalion Games

“La Salle” Napoleonic Tactical Wargame Rules – Sam Mustafa

Warlord Games Black Powder Rulebook – Warlord Games

Historical Miniatures Rules Supplement

Flames of War: North Africa – Battlefront Miniatures

Eternal Empire: The Ottomans at War – Osprey Publishing

Battles of the Seven Years War: Austria vs. Prussia – Test of Battle Games

Fields of Battle: Atacar es Vencer! – Spanish Civil War 1936 – Iron Ivan Games

Commonwealth Skirmish Scenarios – Southern Maryland Press

Congratulations to all of the nominees and thank you to everyone who participated.

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36th Annual Origins Awards – Nomination Ballot Presentation

March 23, 2010

The Academy of Adventure Gaming Arts and Design today presented the Retail Members of GAMA with the nomination ballot for the 36th Annual Origins Awards. “I am very happy to be here at the GAMA Trade Show to present the Academy’s selections,” said Paul Tevis, Academy Chair.  “The games and other products on this ballot represent some of the finest work our industry produced in 2009.”

The ballot was created by six different juries voting in nine different categories. It will be voted on by GAMA’s Retail Members attending the GAMA Trade Show. These votes will be combined with the votes of the juries to determine the five nominees for each of the Origins Awards categories.

“I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has helped us get to this point in the 36th Annual Origins Award cycle,” Tevis added. “Between the jurors, the GAMA staff, and the Academy volunteers, more than fifty people were involved in producing this ballot. To all of them: Thank you.”

The nominees for the 36th Annual Origins Awards will be announced after voting at the GAMA Trade Show has concluded.


2010 Origins Game Fair – just 3 months away!

March 18, 2010

The 2010 Origins Game Fair is just three months away and promises to be one of the most memorable.  If you haven’t signed up yet, here are a few more reasons you don’t want to miss it!

  • Origins 35th Anniversary special: 35 years and still rolling! Prize support for every event!
  • The new Theme Bar! Join us at our very own German Beer house.  Beer, brats’, pretzels and fun! Sponsored by Mayfair Games & the Elevator Brewery.
  • Breakfast with the celebs! Come and meet our industry celebs for brunch Thursday through Saturday in the Origins theme area! Join our guests as they host a table for a good old-fashioned sit down breakfast conversation!
  • Murder Mystery Dinner! Open to the public, join us in the new Battelle Hall on Thursday & Friday nights to see if you can solve the mystery!

Check out Origins Game Fair information on both Facebook and Twitter.com/OriginsGames. Make sure to sign up to follow show updates and other information!