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2015 Readers’ Choice Digital Awards Voting!

Vote now for your 2015 Readers’ Choice Awards winners ~

This year, we have separate polls covering digital and tabletop gaming.  All the games listed were nominated by you, our readers and forum-goers.  Don’t see your pick for the 2015 games of the year?  You should’ve nominated it!  Check out our forums where you can start now with your nominations for the 2016 games of the year, both digital and tabletop. (click through to vote)

GrogHeads Reader Feedback Survey, Fall 2015

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The GrogHeads Reader Feedback Survey

3 April 2015

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We’ve got a quick-and-easy 10-item feedback survey here, on a few different pages.  We want to know what you think about us, and a little about your game-playing and -buying habits, to help us align some of our coverage to better match our audience.  Take 5 minutes and give us some feedback, please.  Thanks!

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2014 Readers Choice Awards WINNERS

Who took home the coveted Readers Choice titles for games released in 2014?  Charge on and see!


Unconditional Surrender (Tabletop Strategy / Historical Game)
Dead of Winter (Tabletop Sci-Fi / Fantasy Game of the Year)
EH – Mountains of Madness (Tabletop Expansion of the Year)
Thunder Alley (Tabletop Euro / Casual Game of the Year)
Imperial Settlers (Tabletop 4X Game of the Year)
The Hunters (2d printing) (Tabletop Reprint / Reissue of the Year)
Unconditional Surrender (Tabletop Game of the Year)
East Prussia ’14 (Digital Strategy / Historical Game of the Year)
Distant Worlds: Universe (Digital Sci-Fi / Fantasy Game of the Year)
EUIV – Art of War (Digital Expansion / DLC of the Year)
Dragon Age: Inquisition (Digital RPG / Action Game of the Year)
East Prussia ’14 (Digital Game of the Year)

Our Readers’ Choice Awards process isn’t hard to figure out – it’s all up to you!  All year long we take your nominations in the forum threads we keep open for the whole year, and any game that’s nominated (and that was released within that calendar year) gets included.  Our editorial team helps group some of the categories together, but if you nominated it, it’s here somewhere – we only edit out the games that don’t qualify based on their release dates.

This year, we saw some excellent games nominated, and some excellent games not nominated (looking at you, Divinity!), but overall, the readership seems to have conferred the coveted “Readers Choice” titles on some outstanding games

Our bread-and-butter, the Tabletop Strategy / Historical Game, didn’t see a ton of nominations.  But to be fair it was a down year overall for tabletop wargame releases.  GMT’s Unconditional Surrender handily won with 40% of the vote. For the second year in a row, a COIN system game finished second, as Fire in the Lake had a strong showing.  Third and fourth place were both DVG games, with Fleet Commander Nimitz claiming the final spot in this category.

The Tabletop Sci-Fi / Fantasy Game of the Year voting would have been a runaway in any other year, with Dead of Winter taking over half the vote.  Xia: Legends of a Drift System finished second, and Run, Fight or Die tied with Mars Attacks for third.

2015 GrogHeads Readers’ Choice Awards – Voting

ed note: After the shutdown of, our polls disappeared, so you’ll see a lot of headers, but no polls, on older Readers Choice posts.  We’re using someone new now, so perhaps the older polls will still be visible.

All year long we asked for your input and your nominations for the best in gaming throughout 2014.  These polls are your polls, and let our readers vote on their own nominations.  Think we missed something?  Well, we’re already looking for nominations for 2015’s best in strategy gaming.

Polls are open now, and close on 28 January, so you’ve got 2-1/2 weeks to make your voice heard.  If you nominated ’em, we’ve got ’em in a poll somewhere.  All we did was weed out the non-2014 releases and then sort them into categories.

Tabletop Games

Historical / Strategy Game

Sci-Fi / Fantasy Game