2015 Origin Awards Winners Announced

Every year at the Origins Game Fair the Academy of Adventure Gaming Arts & Design presents the winners of the Origins Awards for that year. The winners are chosen from a pool of 5 nominees and voted on by the Academy members. These nominees are pulled from a pool of games that publishers and designers can submit eligible products to. Additionally attendees of the Origins Game Fair are asked to vote for the Fan Favorite winner.
This year’s winners in their respective categories are:

sheriff          Dead_of_Winter_elk4wu

Best Board Game:
Sheriff of Nottingham from Arcane Wonders, designed by: Sergio Halaban, Bryan Pope, Andre Zatz
Fan Favorite: Dead of Winter from Plaid Hat Games, designed by: Jonathon Gilmour

splendor       star realms

Best Card Game:
Splendor from Asmodee, designed by: Marc Andre
Fan Favorite: Star Realms from White Wizard Games, designed by Robert Dougherty, Darwin Kastle

hare and tortoise   

Best Children’s, Family, & Party Game:
The Hare and the Tortoise from Iello, designed by: Gary Kim
Fan Favorite: Gravwell: Escape from the 9th Dimension from Renegade Game Studios, designed by Corey Young

Best Collectible Card Game:
Magic: the Gathering Khans of Tarkir from Wizards of the Coast, designed by: Wizards of the Coast R&D
Fan Favorite: The Spoils from The Spoils USA, designed by Ken Pilcher, Josh Lytle

Best Game Accessory:
Wings of Glory Mat from Ares Games, designed by: Ares Games
Fan Favorite: Counter Ring from Crit Success, designed by Aaron Laniewicz

Best Historical Board Game:
Heroes of Normandie from Iello, designed by: Yann and Clem
Fan Favorite: Heroes of Normandie from Iello, designed by: Yann and Clem

Best Historical Miniature Figure/Line:
Sails of Glory Series 2 from Ares Games, designed by: Andrea Angiolino, Andrea Mainini
Fan Favorite: Sails of Glory Series 2 from Ares Games, designed by: Andrea Angiolino, Andrea Mainini

Best Historical Miniature Rules:
Sails of Glory from Ares Games, designed by: Andrea Angiolino, Andrea Mainini
Fan Favorite: Sails of Glory from Ares Games, designed by: Andrea Angiolino, Andrea Mainini

Best Historical Miniature Rules Supplements:
Battleground Europe from Osprey Publishing/Warlord, designed by: Ryan Miller, Rick Priestley and Alessio Cavatore
Fan Favorite: Flames of War: Barbarossa from Battlefront Miniatures, designed by: Battlefront Miniatures

Best Miniature Figure Rules:
Golem Arcana from Harebrained Schemes, designed by: Jordan Weisman, Mike Mulvihill, Brian Poel
Fan Favorite: Marvel HeroClix: Guardians of the Galaxy Starter Set from Wizids, designed by: WizKids Games

Best Role Playing Game:
Dungeon & Dragons Players Handbook, designed by: Wizards of the Coast R & D
Fan Favorite: Dungeon & Dragons Players Handbook, designed by: Wizards of the Coast R & D

Best Role Playing Supplement:
Dungeons & Dragons Monster Manual from Wizards of the Coast, designed by: Wizards of the Coast R &D
Fan Favorite: Dungeons & Dragons Monster Manual from Wizards of the Coast, designed by: Wizards of the Coast R&D

Some excellent games in this list and they are all worth checking out.

Congratulations to all the winners.