Japan Boardgame Prize 2020
We announce the 19th 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.
However, this year, due to the influence of COVID-19, administlators could not perform enough test play for selection, so we decided to forgo the selection of "U-more Award".
And Voters' Selection: 236 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 265 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 "IT'S A WONDERFUL WORLD" won the Japan Board Game Prize 2020.
Voters' Selection - 1st Prize:
IT'S A WONDERFUL WORLD (Japanese edition)
(Frédéric Guérard / Engames)
JUST ONE (Japanese edition)
(Ludovic Roudy, Bruno Sautter / Arclight Games)
THE CREW: THE QUEST FOR PLANET NINE (Japanese edition)
(Thomas Sing / GP inc.)
Tenka Meidou (Rumble Nation)
(Yogi Shinichi / Hobby Japan)
GLOOMHAVEN (Japanese edition) ( Isaac Childres / Arclight Games)
7th:LITTLE TOWN BUILDERS(Little Town) (Shun&AYA(Studio GG) / Arclight Games)
8th:WINGSPAN (Japanese edition) (Elizabeth Hargrave / Arclight Games)
9th:BARRAGE (Japanese edition) (Tommaso Battista, Simone Luciani / Ten days games)
10th:AEON'S END (Japanese edition) (Kevin Riley / Arclight Games)
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