The 2008 Dice Tower Awards were revealed last week. For those of you that don't know the Dice Tower is a podcast hosted by Tom Vassal and covers board and card games. It's a good listen with some good humour and lots of information on new and old games.
This year I was asked to be on the panel and I jumped at the offering. After the initial selections were made we all had to vote on the different categories. I managed to get plays in on most of the games in the categories which helped out.
Anyway, the categories and winners are
- Best Game of the Year , Dominion
- Small Publisher of the Year, Fragor Games for Snow Tails
- Best New Designer, Donald Vaccarino for Dominion
- Best Reprint, Formula D
- Most Innovative, Space Alert
- Best Expansion, Descent : Road to Legend
- Best Artwork, Battlestar Gallactica
- Best Family Game, Formula D
Formula D also did very well, its another good game that has benefited from the reprint. I wanted it to win Best Artwork as well but Battlestar is a worthy winner.
Gaming has been a little light at the moment, but a session has been planned for next week so hopefully some new games will hit the table. I am dying to give Dominion: Intrigue a play, so we shall see.