Announcing the 2017 Dice Tower Awards Nominees

May 4, 2018 - 6:42am
Each year the Dice Tower and it's contributors vote for the games worthy of an award among a variety of categories, not the least of which is the best game of the previous year. 2017 was an awesome year for gaming with lots of surprising games from new designers and independent publishers, so the awards this year have many deserving nominees yet only so many could be elected for each category. The nominees have been chosen, and the winners will be announced July 5th during Dice Tower Con. Congratulations to all the nominees, and good luck!! May the best games win! Without further ado, the nominees are:

Most Innovative: Gloomhaven Charterstone The 7th Continent Fog of Love DropMix

Best Strategy Game: Anachrony Spirit Island Near and Far Gloomhaven Dinosaur Island

Best Reprint: Nemo's War (second edition) Colosseum Stop Thief! Twilight Imperium (Fourth Edition) Downforce

Best Party Game: Magic Maze Word Slam Werewords Meeple Circus Rhino Hero: Super Battle

Best Game from a Small Publisher: Century: Spice Road Sagrada The 7th Continent Gloomhaven Azul

Best Game from a New Designer: Gloomhaven Photosynthesis Spirit Island Dragon Castle Too Many Bones

Best Family Game: Azul Bärenpark Century: Spice Road Downforce Sagrada

Best Expansion: Scythe: The Wind Gambit Terraforming Mars: Venus Next Star Wars: Rebellion – Rise of the Empire Xia: Embers of a Forsaken Star Champions of Midgard: Valhalla

Best Cooperative Game: Gloomhaven Flip Ships Spirit Island Pandemic Legacy: Season 2 The 7th Continent

Best Board Game Production: Twilight Imperium (Fourth Edition) Photosynthesis Azul Wasteland Express Delivery Service Charterstone

Best Game Artwork: Near and Far Lisboa Charterstone Century: Golem Edition Yamataï

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