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Starting the nomination thread for 2016 tabletop games...

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Re: Readers Choice Awards: 2016 Game of the Year Nominations (tabletop)
« Reply #1 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.

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Re: Readers Choice Awards: 2016 Game of the Year Nominations (tabletop)
« Reply #2 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...
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Re: Readers Choice Awards: 2016 Game of the Year Nominations (tabletop)
« Reply #3 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...

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Re: Readers Choice Awards: 2016 Game of the Year Nominations (tabletop)
« Reply #4 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.

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Re: Readers Choice Awards: 2016 Game of the Year Nominations (tabletop)
« Reply #5 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.
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Re: Readers Choice Awards: 2016 Game of the Year Nominations (tabletop)
« Reply #6 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.

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Re: Readers Choice Awards: 2016 Game of the Year Nominations (tabletop)
« Reply #7 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.

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Re: Readers Choice Awards: 2016 Game of the Year Nominations (tabletop)
« Reply #8 on: April 03, 2016, 06:06:57 PM »
Best reprint - Mexica

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Re: Readers Choice Awards: 2016 Game of the Year Nominations (tabletop)
« Reply #10 on: May 25, 2016, 11:16:49 PM »
Best Family Game - Quadropolis

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Re: Readers Choice Awards: 2016 Game of the Year Nominations (tabletop)
« Reply #11 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 :)
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Re: Readers Choice Awards: 2016 Game of the Year Nominations (tabletop)
« Reply #12 on: August 15, 2016, 07:59:07 AM »
RPG = Call of Cthulhu 7th edition.

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Re: Readers Choice Awards: 2016 Game of the Year Nominations (tabletop)
« Reply #13 on: September 01, 2016, 07:47:27 AM »
MBT - GMT Games

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Re: Readers Choice Awards: 2016 Game of the Year Nominations (tabletop)
« Reply #14 on: September 01, 2016, 07:56:19 AM »
Old School Tactical - Flying Pig Games.
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