I helgen arrangerades Origins Game Fair av Game Manufacturers Association (GAMA) i Columbus, Ohio. Origins har funnits sedan 1975 och är ett av USA:s största brädspelskonvent.

Sedan 1987 tilldelar de Origins Award för föregående års ”outstanding work in the game industry”. Årets Origins Award gick till följande spel.

Best Board Game

Sheriff of Nottingham (Arcane Wonders), designed by Sergio Halaban, Bryan Pope, Andre Zatz

Best Card Game

Splendor (Asmodee), designed by Marc Andre

Best Children’s, Family, & Party Game

The Hare and the Tortoise (Iello), designed by Gary Kim

Best Collectible Card Game

Magic: the Gathering Khans of Tarkir (Wizards of the Coast), designed by Wizards of the Coast R&D

Best Game Accessory

Wings of Glory Mat  (Ares Games), designed by Ares Games

Best Historical Board Game

Heroes of Normandie (Iello), designed by Yann and Clem

Best Historical Miniature Figure/Line

Sails of Glory Series 2 (Ares Games), designed by Andrea Angiolino, Andrea Mainini

Best Historical Miniature Rules

Sails of Glory (Ares Games), designed by Andrea Angiolino, Andrea Mainini

Best Historical Miniature Rules Supplements

Battleground Europe (Osprey Publishing/Warlord), designed by Ryan Miller, Rick Priestley and Alessio Cavatore

Best Miniature Figure Rules

Golem Arcana (Harebrained Schemes), designed by Jordan Weisman, Mike Mulvihill, Brian Poel

Best Role Playing Game

Dungeon & Dragons Players Handbook (Wizards of the Coast), designed by Wizards of the Coast R & D

Best Role Playing Supplement

Dungeons & Dragons Monster Manual (Wizards of the Coast), designed by Wizards of the Coast R &D

Deltagarnas röster

Deltagarna på Origins Game Fair brukade själva rösta fram vinnarna av Origins Awards tidigare år, men i år var de priserna valda av en jury bestående av the Academy. I stället tilläts deltagarna rösta fram egna favoriter i följande publikkategorier.

Fan Favorites–Best Board Game

Dead of Winter (Plaid Hat Games), designed by: Jonathon Gilmour

Fan Favorites–Best Card Game

Star Realms (White Wizard Games), designed by Robert Dougherty, Darwin Kastle

Fan Favorites–Best Children’s, Family, & Party Game

Gravwell: Escape from the 9th Dimension (Renegade Game Studios), designed by Corey Young

Fan Favorites–Best Collectible Card Game

The Spoils (The Spoils USA), designed by Ken Pilcher, Josh Lytle

Fan Favorites–Best Game Accessory

Counter Ring (Crit Success), designed by Aaron Laniewicz

Fan Favorites–Best Historical Board Game

Heroes of Normandie (Iello), designed by Yann and Clem

Fan Favorites–Best Historical Miniature Figure/Line

Sails of Glory Series 2 (Ares Games), designed by Andrea Angiolino, Andrea Mainini

Fan Favorites–Best Historical Miniature Rules

Sails of Glory (Ares Games), designed by Andrea Angiolino, Andrea Mainini

Fan Favorites–Best Historical Miniature Rules Supplements

Flames of War: Barbarossa (Battlefront Miniatures), designed by Battlefront Miniatures

Fan Favorites–Best Miniature Figure Rules

Marvel HeroClix: Guardians of the Galaxy Starter Set (WizKids Games), designed by WizKids Games

Fan Favorites–Best Role Playing Game

Dungeon & Dragons Players Handbook (Wizards of the Coast), designed by WotC R & D

Fan Favorites–Best Role Playing Supplement

Dungeons & Dragons Monster Manual (Wizards of the Coast), designed by Wizards of the Coast R&D