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2017 International Gamers Awards

Greetings from the International Gamers Awards! 

We are excited to announce the finalists for the 2017 International Gamers Awards.  The International Gamers Awards were created to recognize outstanding games and designers, as well as the companies that publish them. The awards are truly international in scope, with committee members representing countries throughout the world. The goal is to give greater exposure for these wonderful games to more and more people and help spread the word of the “wonderful world of gaming” on a global scale.


GENERAL STRATEGY GAMES – Multi Player category
Tite Designer(s) Publisher(s)
A Feast for Odin Uwe Rosenberg Feuerland Spiele
Century: Spice Road Emerson Matsuuchi Plan B Games
First Class Helmut Ohley Hans im Glück
Gloomhaven Isaac Childress Cephalofair Games
*Great Western Trail Alexander Pfister eggertspiele
Key to the City: London Sebastian Bleasdale,Richard Breese R&D Games
Lorenzo il Magnifico Flaminia Brasini, Virginio Gigli, Simone Luciani Cranio Creations
Magic Maze Kasper Lapp Sit Down!
Scythe Jamey Stegmaier Stonemaier Games
Terraforming Mars Jacob Fryxelius Fryx Games, Stonemaier Games
The Colonists Designer Tim Puls Lookout Games
Ulm Günter Burkhardt HUCH!
Yokohama Hisashi Hayashi OZAKU Brand

*In the multi-player category, the award goes to Great Western Trail, the creation of award winning designer Alexander Pfister and published by eggertspiele. Great Western Trail sets players as ranchers in 19th century America. Players herd their cattle from Texas to Kansas City, earning money and victory points. However, the “Great Western Trail” not only requires that you keep your herd in good shape, but also that you wisely use the various buildings along the trail. Players will seek to hire capable staff: cowboys to improve their herd, craftsmen to build their own buildings, or engineers for the important railroad line. This is the second consecutive IGA for designer Pfister and publisher eggertspiele.


GENERAL STRATEGY GAMES – 2 Player category
Title Designer(s) Publisher(s)
*Arkham Horror: The Card Game Nate French, Matthew Newman Fantasy Flight Games
Caverna:  Cave vs. Cave Uwe Rosenberg Lookout Games
Holmes:  Sherlock & Mycroft Diego Ibanez Devir
Santorini Gordon Hamilton Roxley
Star Wars: Destiny Corey Konieczka, Lukas Litzsinger Fantasy Flight Games

*The award in the 2-player category goes to Arkham Horror: The Card Game by designers Nate French and Matthew Newman. The game, published by Fantasy Flight Games, recreates the mythos created by legendary writer H.P. Lovecraft. Players become characters within the quiet New England town of Arkham. Players will find both strengths and weaknesses reflected in their custom deck of cards, and these cards will be their resources as they work cooperatively to unravel the world’s most terrifying mysteries. Each adventure carries players deeper into mystery, where they will find cultists and foul rituals, haunted houses and strange creatures. And they may find signs of the Ancient Ones straining against the barriers to our world…


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