Japan Boardgame Prize 2014
We announce the 13th 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 "Speed Cups" as game of the year and two nominees.
U-more Award - Game of the Year:
Splendor (Marc André / Space Cowboys dist.by Hobby Japan)
Koboldbande (Gina Manola / AMIGO Spiel dist.by Brother Jordan)
And Voters' Selection: 313 boardgamers from 40 prefectures took part in the award, in cooperation with many boardgame circles and shops. They selected upto five favorites from a list of 216 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 "Splendor" won the Japan Board Game Prize 2014.
Voters' Selection - 1st Prize:
Recipe (Hopper entertainment)
CONCORDIA (Japanese edition) (Mac Gerdts / New Games Order LLC)
CAMEL UP (Steffen Bogen / eggertspiele dist.by Hobby Japan)
7th:Istanbul (Rüdiger Dorn / Pegasus Spiele dist.by Hobby Japan)
8th:DUNGEON OF MANDOM (I Was Game / Oink Games)
9th:Fünf gurken (2F spiele dist.by Gamestore Banesto)
10th:RUSSIAN RAILROADS (Helmut Ohley,Leonhard Orgley / Hans im Glück dist.by Mobius Games)
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