Japan Boardgame Prize 2012
We announce the 11th Japan Boardgame Prize! It is divided into two categories, namely, U-more Award and Voters' Selection.
We award a good game for beginners and families, named "U-more Award". The jury consists of seven administlators of our family gaming society. After 3 months of discussion and selection, we decided "KLACK!" as game of the year and two nominees.
U-more Award - Game of the Year:
DOBBLE (Japanese edition) (Denis Blanchot / Hobby JAPAN)
VEGAS ( Rüdiger Dorn / alea, Ravensburger dist.by Mobius Games)
And Voters' Selection: 297 boardgamers from 36 prefectures took part in the award, in cooperation with many boardgame circles and shops. They selected upto five favorites from a list of 235 titles, which were sold in Japanese market within the last one year. We added up for each voter 5 points to the first favorit, 4 points to the second ... 1 point to the fifth.
As a result "Love Letter" won the Japan Board Game Prize 2012.
Voters' Selection - 1st Prize:
Love Letter (Seiji Kanai / KANAI-FACTORY)
Vorpals (DaibakushouCurry / I was game)
K2 (Japanese edition) (Adam Kałuża / Ten days games)
7th: King of Tokyo (Japanese edition) (Richard Garfield / Hobby Japan)
8th: Ese Geijutsuka New York e Iku (Jun Sasaki / Oink Games)
9th: Kingdom builder (Donald X. Vaccarino / Queen dist.by Mobius Games)
10th: Mogel Motte (Emely Brand, Lukas Brand / Drei Magier dist.by Mobius Games)
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