15th Annual Dice Tower Awards - The Best Games of 2021!
The 15th Annual Dice Tower Awards have been announced! Watch the announcement here.
These awards are for games released in the USA in 2021. They were voted on by a wide array of reviewers, podcasters, many of which are not affiliated with The Dice Tower. The voting does NOT include Tom Vasel. Votes are tabulated and scored in Jason Levine's secret hideout. Full disclosure, I (Jordan Shoenberger), did vote on these awards, but it does not appear that many of my selections won in their respective categories. But thus is life.
On to the winners!
Best Party Game - So Clover , designed by François Romain, published by Repos Production
Nominees: Doodle Dash, Mystic Paths, Snakesss, Super Mega Lucky Box
Small Publisher (5 or fewer games) - Canvas, designed by Jeff Chin and Andrew Nerger, published by Road to Infamy Games
Nominees: The Initiative, Oath, Mind MGMT, Stardew Valley
Best Game New Designer - Ark Nova, designed by Mathias Wigge, published by Capstone Games
Best Cooperative Game - Sleeping Gods, designed by Ryan Laukat, published by Red Raven Games
Nominees: Adventures of Robin Hood, Paleo, So Clover, Unfathomable
Best Reprint - Great Western Trail, designed by Alexander Pfister, published by eggertspiele
Nominees: Galaxy Trucker, Kemet: Blood and Sand, Summoner Wars, Ticket to Ride Europe 15th anniversary
Best Solo Game - Final Girl, designed by Evan Derrick and A.J. Porfirio, published by Van Ryder Games
Nominees: Ark Nova, Cascadia, Hadrian’s Wall, Sleeping Gods
Best 2-Player Game - Radlands, designed by Daniel Piechnick, published by Roxley Games
Best Welcoming Game - Canvas, designed by Jeff Chin and Andrew Nerger, published by Road to Infamy Games
Nominees: 7 Wonders Architects, Cascadia, Picture Perfect, Super Mega Lucky Box
Best Expansions - Lost Ruins of Arnak: Expedition Leaders, designed by Min and Elwen, published by CGE
Nominees: Endangered: New Species, Parks: Nightfall, Sleeping Gods: Tides of Ruin, Unmatched: Battle of Legends Volume Two
Best Artwork - Canvas, designed by Jeff Chin and Andrew Nerger, published by Road to Infamy Games
Nominees: Ankh: Gods of Egypt, Bitoku, Meadow, Sleeping Gods
Best Production Values - Ankh: Gods of Egypt, designed by Eric M. Lang, published by CMON
Nominees: 7 Wonders Architects,Canvas, Maglev Metro, Sleeping Gods
Best Strategy Game - Ark Nova, designed by Mathias Wigge, published by Capstone Games
Nominees: Anno 1800, Furnace, Maglev Metro, Terraforming Mars: Ares Expedition
Best Theming - Final Girl, designed by Evan Derrick and A.J. Porfirio, published by Van Ryder Games
Nominees: Ark Nova, Horrified: American Monsters, Roll camera! The Filmmaking Board Game, Sleeping Gods
Most Innovative - Picture Perfect, designed by Anthony Nouveau, published by Arcane Wonders
Nominees: Merchant’s Cove, Mind MGMT, Sleeping Gods, So Clover
Game of the Year - Ark Nova, designed by Mathias Wigge, published by Capstone Games
- Nominees: 7 Wonders Architects, Cascadia, Hadrian’s Wall, Maglev Metro, Meadow, Merchant’s Cove, Mind MGMT, Sleeping Gods
Congratulations to all the nominees and winners.