Japan Boardgame Prize 2016
We announce the 15th 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 "KARUBA" as game of the year and two nominees.
U-more Award - Game of the Year:
KARUBA (Rüdiger Dorn / HABA dist.by SUGOROKUYA)
Dr.EUREKA (Roberto Fraga / Blue Orange Games dist.by Ten days games)
COMPLETTO (Heinz Meister / Schmidt Spiele dist.by Mobius Games)
And Voters' Selection: 254 boardgamers from 37 prefectures took part in the award, in cooperation with many boardgame circles and shops. They selected upto five favorites from a list of 284 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 "CODENAMES (Japanese edition)" won the Japan Board Game Prize 2016.
Voters' Selection - 1st Prize:
CODENAMES (Japanese edition) (Vlaada Chvátil / Hobby Japan)
PANDEMIC LEGACY: SEASON 1 (Japanese edition) (Matt Leacock, Rob Daviau / Hobby Japan)
Auf den Spuren von Marco Polo (Japanese edition) (Simone Luciani, Daniele Tascini / Arclight Games)
7th:FOOD CHAIN Magnate (Japanese edition) (Jeroen Doumen, Joris Wiersinga / New Games Order LLC)
8th:Isle of Skye From Chieftain to King (Andreas Pelikan, Alexander Pfister / Mayfair Games dist.by GP Inc.)
9th:INSIDER (Jun Sasaki / Oink Games)
10th:THROUGH the AGES: A New Story of Civilization (Japanese edition) (Vlaada Chvátil / New Games Order LLC)
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