41st Annual Origins Awards Nominees

April 25, 2015 - 8:42pm
origins awards banner The nominees for the Origins awards have been announced, following are the thirteen categories and the nominees within each.  The academy will vote on these choices and the winners will be announced at the award ceremony at Origins which is currently set for Saturday June 6th at 7pm. Best Board Game Abyss - Asmodee, designed: by Bruno Cathala, Charles Chevallier The Battle of Five Armies - Ares Games, designed by: Roberto DiMeglio, Marco Maggi, and Francesco Nepitello Cash 'n' Guns 2nd Edition - Repos Production, designed by: Ludovic Maublanc Dead of Winter: A Crossroads Game - Plaid Hat Games, designed by: Jonathon Gilmour, Isaac Vega Sheriff of Nottingham - Arcane Wonders, designed by: Sergio Halaban, Bryan Pope, Andre Zatz Best Card Game Among the Stars - Stronghold Games, designed by: Antonis Papantoniou, Odysseas Stamoglou Linko! - Ravensburger Spieleverlag GmbH, designed by: Michael Kiesling, Wolfgang Kramer Star Realms - White Wizard Games, designed by: Robert Dougherty, Darwin Kastle Splendor-Asmodee, designed by: Marc Andre Sushi Go! - Gamewright, designed by: Nan Rangisma, Tobias Schweiger, Phil Walker-Harding Best Children’s, Family, & Party Game Archer: The Danger Zone! Board Game - Cryptozoic Entertainment, designed by: Matt Hrya Gravwell: Escape from the 9th Dimension - Renegade Game Studios, designed by: Corey Young The Hare and the Tortoise - Iello, designed by: Gary Kim Best Collectible Card Game Magic: the Gathering Khans of Tarkir - Wizards of the Coast, designed by: Wizards of the Coast R&D Pokemon XY Phantom Forces - The Pokemon Company Intl., designed by: Creatures Inc. Siege: Heart of Darkness - AEG, designed by: Bryan Rose The Spoils - The Spoils USA, designed by: Ken Pilcher, Josh Lytle Best Game Accessory Battletech Lance Pack: Assault Lance - Catalyst Game Labs, designed by: Arrastia, Randall N. Bills Counter Ring - Crit Success LLC. Designed by: Aaron Laniewicz Pathfinder Battles: Reign of Winter Standard Booster 8 Ct. Brick - WizKids Games, designed by: WizKids Games Wings of Glory Mat - Ares Games, designed by: Ares Games Best Historical Board Game Armada Invincible - Zvezda LLC, designed by: Konstantin Krivenko Heroes of Normandie - Iello, designed by: Yann and Clem Last Chance for Victory - Multi-Man Publishing, designed by: Dean Essig 1066, Tears to Many Mothers - Tristan Hall, designed by: Tristan Hall Best Historical Miniature Figure/Line D-Day Firefight - Osprey Games/Warlord, designed by: Osprey Games/Warlord Early Crusade & Outremer - Gripping Beast, designed by: Gripping Beast Rorke’s Drift - Warlord Games, designed by: Warlord Games Sails of Glory Series 2 - Ares Games, designed by: Andrea Angiolino, Andrea Mainini 101st Airborne - Collectors Battlefield, designed by: Collectors Showcase Best Historical Miniature Rules Across A Deadly Field: Regimental Rules for Civic War Battles - Osprey Publishing, designed by: John Hill The Crescent & The Cross - Studio Tomahawk/Gripping Beast, designed by: Alex Buchel and Andy Sherwell Lion Rampant: Medieval Wargaming Rules - Osprey Publishing, designed by: Daniel Mersey On the Seven Seas: Wargaming Rules for the Age of Piracy and Adventures c. 1570-1730 - Osprey, designed by: Osprey Games Sails of Glory - Ares Games, designed by: Andrea Angiolino, Andrea Mainini Best Historical Miniature Rules Supplements Battleground Europe - Osprey/Warlord, designed by: Ryan Miller, Rick Priestley and Alessio Cavatore Battlegroup Barbarossa - Ironfist Publishing, designed by: Warwick Kinrade and Piers Brand D-Day: Battle of Carentan - Collectors Battlefield, designed by:Collectors Showcase Flames of War: Barbarossa - Battlefront, designed by: Battlefront Miniatures Bolt Action: Tank War - Osprey Publishing, designed by: Ryan Miller, Rick Priestley and Alessio Cavatore Best Miniature Figure Line Archangel Raphael - Dark Age, designed by: David Doust Dungeons & Dragons: Attack Wing - WizKids, designed by: Andre Parks, Manny O’Donnell Imperial Knight - Games Workshop, designed by: Games Workshop Design Studio Kukulkani Cabrakan - Dark Age, designed by: David Doust Nagash - Games Workshop, designed by: Games Workshop Design Studio Best Miniature Figure Rules Battletech: Alpha Strike Companion - Catalyst Game Labs, designed by: Ray Arrastia, Herbert A. Beas II A Fistful of Kung Fu - Osprey Publishing, designed by: Andrea Sfiligoi Golem Arcana - Harebrained Schemes, designed by: Jordan Weisman, Mike Mulvihill, Brian Poel Marvel HeroClix: Guardians of the Galaxy Starter Set - WizKids, designed by: WizKids Games Warhammer 40,000 - Games Workshop, designed by: Games Workshop Design Studio Best Role Playing Game Atomic Robo: The Role playing Game - Evil Hat Productions, LLC, designed by: Mike Olson, Brian Clevinger Dungeons & Dragons Players Handbook - Wizards of the Coast, designed by: Wizards of the Coast R&D Firefly Role-playing Game - Margaret Weiss Productions, designed by: Margaret Weiss, Monica Valentinelli, Mark Diaz Truman, Brendan Conway, Jack Norris and Dean Gilbert. ICONS: Superpowered Roleplaying: The Assembled Edition - Green Ronin, designed by: Steve Kenson The Strange - Monte Cook Games LLC, designed by Bruce R. Cordell, Monte Cook Best Role Playing Supplement D&D Monster Manual - Wizards of the Coast, designed by: Wizards of the Coast R&D Emerald City: Mutants & Masterminds - Green Ronin, designed by: Darren Bulmer, Walt Ciechanowski, Seth Johnson, Steve Kenson, Jon Leitheussr, Christopher McGlothlin, Jack Norris, and Aaron Sullivan Hobbit Tales: From The Green Dragon Inn - Cubicle 7, designed by: Francesco Nepitello Mummy The Curse: Book of the Deceived - Onyx Path, designed by: C.A. Suleiman The One Ring: Darkening of Mirkwood - Cubicle 7, designed by: Francesco Nepitello The Strange: Bestiary - Monte Cook Games, LLC, designed by: Monte Cook G, Bruce R. Cordell, Monte Cook, Robert J. Schwalb