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Title: Readers Choice Awards: 2016 Game of the Year Nominations (tabletop)
Post by: bayonetbrant on January 01, 2016, 11:27:03 AM
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Starting the nomination thread for 2016 tabletop games...

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Title: Re: Readers Choice Awards: 2016 Game of the Year Nominations (tabletop)
Post by: mirth on January 14, 2016, 02:24:36 PM
What are the guidelines for nominations? Next War: India-Pakistan is technically a 2015 release, but it only started shipping on 12/14.
Title: Re: Readers Choice Awards: 2016 Game of the Year Nominations (tabletop)
Post by: bayonetbrant on January 14, 2016, 03:46:01 PM
it's 2015.  It's like The Revenant - got released in '15, it's a '15er for awards purposes...
Title: Re: Readers Choice Awards: 2016 Game of the Year Nominations (tabletop)
Post by: mirth on January 17, 2016, 04:08:25 AM
it's 2015.  It's like The Revenant - got released in '15, it's a '15er for awards purposes...

Yeah, but the Academy hands out awards in February...
Title: Re: Readers Choice Awards: 2016 Game of the Year Nominations (tabletop)
Post by: Nefaro on January 17, 2016, 03:28:27 PM
Kinda puts a damper on things when they're released so late in '15 that almost nobody has played them until '16.
Title: Re: Readers Choice Awards: 2016 Game of the Year Nominations (tabletop)
Post by: bayonetbrant on January 17, 2016, 04:16:13 PM
it's 2015.  It's like The Revenant - got released in '15, it's a '15er for awards purposes...

Yeah, but the Academy hands out awards in February...

So do we.
Title: Re: Readers Choice Awards: 2016 Game of the Year Nominations (tabletop)
Post by: LongBlade on February 10, 2016, 09:53:01 AM
What are the guidelines for nominations? Next War: India-Pakistan is technically a 2015 release, but it only started shipping on 12/14.

Yeah, Brant's correct. This happened to one of the Combat Mision titles several years ago. They had the misfortune to release it on something like December 28th. It may have picked up the Kwanzaa voters but missed the Hanukkah/Christmas crowd. As a result, despite being a fantastic game, it simply failed to move the needle because it arrived too late for it to build a successful base.

That's probably the biggest problem with a reader-driven poll: not enough people may get behind a game. But that's also its strength - a game that builds a huge following may blow through "professional" writers' opinions and get a huge response where the "pros" may have panned it.

Game publishers/devs know this. It's a risk they take.
Title: Re: Readers Choice Awards: 2016 Game of the Year Nominations (tabletop)
Post by: mirth on February 10, 2016, 10:01:51 AM
You'd think devs would pay more attention to the Grogheads Readers Choice Awards voting when releasing their games.
Title: Re: Readers Choice Awards: 2016 Game of the Year Nominations (tabletop)
Post by: Arctic Blast on April 03, 2016, 06:06:57 PM
Best reprint - Mexica
Title: Re: Readers Choice Awards: 2016 Game of the Year Nominations (tabletop)
Post by: mirth on May 25, 2016, 09:28:22 AM
Operation Dauntless - GMT Games
Title: Re: Readers Choice Awards: 2016 Game of the Year Nominations (tabletop)
Post by: Arctic Blast on May 25, 2016, 11:16:49 PM
Best Family Game - Quadropolis
Title: Re: Readers Choice Awards: 2016 Game of the Year Nominations (tabletop)
Post by: bayonetbrant on July 25, 2016, 04:34:27 AM
My son is going to nominate LNLP's "Hollow Cell" for whatever category it ends up in :)
Title: Re: Readers Choice Awards: 2016 Game of the Year Nominations (tabletop)
Post by: airboy on August 15, 2016, 07:59:07 AM
RPG = Call of Cthulhu 7th edition.

Card Game/Tabletop = Munchkin Marvel
Title: Re: Readers Choice Awards: 2016 Game of the Year Nominations (tabletop)
Post by: mirth on September 01, 2016, 07:47:27 AM
MBT - GMT Games
Title: Re: Readers Choice Awards: 2016 Game of the Year Nominations (tabletop)
Post by: Barthheart on September 01, 2016, 07:56:19 AM
Old School Tactical - Flying Pig Games.
Title: Re: Readers Choice Awards: 2016 Game of the Year Nominations (tabletop)
Post by: jwoodall04 on September 01, 2016, 08:31:52 PM
I haven't played anything from 2016...
Title: Re: Readers Choice Awards: 2016 Game of the Year Nominations (tabletop)
Post by: Bison on September 10, 2016, 11:55:58 AM
Me either.  A bunch of new games but not one that was released in 2016.
Title: Re: Readers Choice Awards: 2016 Game of the Year Nominations (tabletop)
Post by: Arctic Blast on September 25, 2016, 07:24:53 PM
Best reprint - Mare Nostrum : Empires
Title: Re: Readers Choice Awards: 2016 Game of the Year Nominations (tabletop)
Post by: Pinetree on October 17, 2016, 04:31:11 PM
Operation Dauntless - GMT Games
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Title: Re: Readers Choice Awards: 2016 Game of the Year Nominations (tabletop)
Post by: mirth on October 17, 2016, 04:35:02 PM
Operation Dauntless - GMT Games
+1

A very groggy game.
Title: Re: Readers Choice Awards: 2016 Game of the Year Nominations (tabletop)
Post by: Pinetree on October 17, 2016, 04:39:50 PM
Yeah, the only downside to it is that the quality of the map printing is not great. Otherwise, great package, lots of chrome, lots of tactical choices to make.
Title: Re: Readers Choice Awards: 2016 Game of the Year Nominations (tabletop)
Post by: mirth on October 17, 2016, 04:43:07 PM
Hmm. I'll have to check my map. I don't recall it being subpar, but I may have beem too focused on processing the rules ;)
Title: Re: Readers Choice Awards: 2016 Game of the Year Nominations (tabletop)
Post by: Pinetree on October 17, 2016, 04:49:56 PM
Yeah, it's a nitpick I know. :P I didn't like how the seams were already showing noticeable damage when it was brand new. Down to the quality of paper I guess, and seeing that after being pretty impressed by the rest of the contents.
Title: Re: Readers Choice Awards: 2016 Game of the Year Nominations (tabletop)
Post by: mirth on October 17, 2016, 04:52:26 PM
Yeah. The reference material is amazing.
Title: Re: Readers Choice Awards: 2016 Game of the Year Nominations (tabletop)
Post by: Arctic Blast on October 21, 2016, 12:00:27 AM
Best New Game - Terraforming Mars
Best New Game - Cry Havoc
Best Reprint - 51st State Master Set
Title: Re: Readers Choice Awards: 2016 Game of the Year Nominations (tabletop)
Post by: Bison on November 14, 2016, 10:11:18 AM
I've only played one game released in 2016.  Evolution: Climate.  Its good, but I don't think its game of the year material.  I really need to get more up to date on my game collection.  :P
Title: Re: Readers Choice Awards: 2016 Game of the Year Nominations (tabletop)
Post by: Cyrano on December 14, 2016, 07:32:08 PM
Can't quite decide if it's a reprint (which it is) or a totally new game (which, in a measure, it is) but:

BEST REPRINT:  "Silver Bayonet, 25th Anniversary Edition": GMT

BEST GAME:  "Falling Skies": GMT

Title: Re: Readers Choice Awards: 2016 Game of the Year Nominations (tabletop)
Post by: mirth on December 15, 2016, 10:45:19 AM
Wing Leader: Supremacy 1943-1945 - GMT
Title: Re: Readers Choice Awards: 2016 Game of the Year Nominations (tabletop)
Post by: Barthheart on December 15, 2016, 10:55:28 AM
Wing Leader: Supremacy 1943-1945 - GMT

Did you get yer copy already?!?  :o
Title: Re: Readers Choice Awards: 2016 Game of the Year Nominations (tabletop)
Post by: mirth on December 15, 2016, 10:57:25 AM
Wing Leader: Supremacy 1943-1945 - GMT

Did you get yer copy already?!?  :o

No, but if it doesn't get nominated now it could end up missing the cutoff. And I am confident it deserves to be nominated.
Title: Re: Readers Choice Awards: 2016 Game of the Year Nominations (tabletop)
Post by: Barthheart on December 15, 2016, 11:06:03 AM
Wing Leader: Supremacy 1943-1945 - GMT

Did you get yer copy already?!?  :o

No, but if it doesn't get nominated now it could end up missing the cutoff. And I am confident it deserves to be nominated.

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Title: Re: Readers Choice Awards: 2016 Game of the Year Nominations (tabletop)
Post by: James Sterrett on December 15, 2016, 05:27:33 PM
Star Wars: Rebellion
Title: Re: Readers Choice Awards: 2016 Game of the Year Nominations (tabletop)
Post by: Pinetree on December 17, 2016, 08:36:16 PM
Can't quite decide if it's a reprint (which it is) or a totally new game (which, in a measure, it is) but:

BEST REPRINT:  "Silver Bayonet, 25th Anniversary Edition": GMT

BEST GAME:  "Falling Skies": GMT


Silver Bayonet gets my vote with Op Dauntless a close second.
Title: Re: Readers Choice Awards: 2016 Game of the Year Nominations (tabletop)
Post by: btrain on December 28, 2016, 09:08:29 PM

Balkan Gambit: DG
Binh Dinh '69: One Small Step

If technically-a-reprints are allowed (especially if they are massive graphic and systemic upgrades), then:

The Scheldt Campaign: Hollandspiele
Algeria: One Small Step
War Plan Crimson: Tiny Battle Publishing

Brian
Title: Re: Readers Choice Awards: 2016 Game of the Year Nominations (tabletop)
Post by: bayonetbrant on December 28, 2016, 09:22:04 PM
We usually get enough reprint / re-release nominations for a reprint category
Title: Re: Readers Choice Awards: 2016 Game of the Year Nominations (tabletop)
Post by: airjudden on December 28, 2016, 11:57:17 PM
Best new game:

Hands in the Sea - Knightworks
Festung Europa - Compass Games
Title: Re: Readers Choice Awards: 2016 Game of the Year Nominations (tabletop)
Post by: James Sterrett on January 02, 2017, 09:05:30 PM
Captain Sonar
Title: Re: Readers Choice Awards: 2016 Game of the Year Nominations (tabletop)
Post by: bayonetbrant on January 17, 2017, 10:15:10 AM
Voting is now open for Game-Year 2016

http://tinyurl.com/GH2016RCvote

Note that you will need a Google acc't to vote this time around, since we're using Google Forms for the survey.
Being extorted by SurveyMonkey last year was a pretty painful experience for us.