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The winners of the 2011 Golden Geek Awards were announced Saturday night at BGG.con. Here is the complete list of winners in all categories.

Congratulations to all the winners!

BoardGameGeek Golden Geek Winners!

2011 Game of the Year
Dominant Species

2011 Best Abstract Game
Paris Connection

2011 Best Card Game
7 Wonders

2011 Best Wargame
A Few Acres of Snow

2011 Best Children's Game
Animal Upon Animal: Balancing Bridge

2011 Best Party Game
Dixit Odyssey

2011 Best Print and Play Game
The Thing

2011 Best Two Player Game
A Few Acres of Snow

2011 Best Strategy Game
Dominant Species

2011 Best Thematic Game
Mansions of Madness

2011 Best Family Game
7 Wonders

2011 Best Expansion
Twilight Imperium (Third Edition): Shards of the Throne

2011 Best Art & Presentation
Merchants & Marauders

2011 Most Innovative
A Few Acres of Snow



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RPGGeek Golden Geek Winners!

2011 Best RPG
Apocalypse World

2011 Best Podcast
The Walking Eye Podcast

2011 Best Artwork & Presentation
Mouse Guard Roleplaying Game Box Set

2011 Best Supplement
Bookhounds of London



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VideoGameGeek Golden Geek Winners!

2011 VGG Game of the Year
Portal 2

2011 Best Indie Game
Minecraft

2011 Best Mobile/Handheld Game
Ascension: Chronicle of the Godslayer

2011 Best Visuals
L.A. Noire

2011 Most Innovative
Minecraft



Winners can use this image to show off their award: Official 2011 Golden Geek Award Winner

Thanks to everyone who voted, and congratulations to the winners!
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Congratulations to the winners!
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Rui Serrabulho
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You have to, at least from a distance, look as if you know what you're doing, and I can manage that.
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Congratulations to all winners.
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Congratulations to the winners - nice to see Merchants and Maurauders getting something. And well done to the hexless wargame for getting a hat trick!

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Great stuff here.

Looks like I need to try some new games.
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I've never heard of Paris Connection until now, so forgive my ignorance. How is a "railroad game" an abstract? I mean, obviously all games are an abstraction of what their theme, but it would seem that "abstract" games wouldn't have a theme...
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Congrats to all the winners. Glad to see a GMT Game winning GotY!
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RiffRaff14 wrote:
I've never heard of Paris Connection until now, so forgive my ignorance. How is a "railroad game" an abstract? I mean, obviously all games are an abstraction of what their theme, but it would seem that "abstract" games wouldn't have a theme...

Abstract strategy game in the sense of no chance and no (low? it's been a while) hidden information. Analogous to Through the Desert.

EDITED TO ADD: OK, it seems it has some hidden information. So it's indeed dubiously an abstract both by the "themeless" notion and by the "no chance, no hidden info" notion.
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Congrats to the winners! Especially to my own personal favorites. But now I for sure need to try Dominant Species and 7 Wonders.
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Congratulations to the winners - nice to see Dominant Species, A Few Acres of Snow and Merchants/Maurauders win something!
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Congrats to the winners.

Sorry I stole the Award list after my set, Aldie.

Thanks for the time and the great crowd, sirs.

FANTASTIC CON - AWAITING 2012!
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Oh, I am so pleased by this. Dominant Species is my all time favourite! Congratulations to Chad and all the other winning game designers!
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Congratulations!! And two times to Dominant Species, 7 Wonders (and Minecraft) and three times to A Few Acres of Snow. Surprised that 7 Wonders didn´t won Game of the Year.
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Congrats to all the winners!

Nice to see Minecraft on there
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A hearty congrats to all. I loved 7 Wonders this year, but got to play Dominant Species for the first time yesterday, and I agree that it's pretty fantastic!
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I think this is the first year where I've looked at the entire list of winners and went, "Hmm, yeah, alright, cool." A very agreeable list.

EDIT: Okay, well, I have no idea what Paris Connection is, but you can't win them all.
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Congratulations!
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Congratulations to the winners, and especially congratulations to Mark for winning the Print and Play category!
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It would be great if we would all quit using the word "abstract" to mean so many different things. Best would be if the word were gone completely, and instead we used more descriptive words that at leaast people agree what they mean, e.g. no real-world theme, deterministic. Not sure how to make traction on that though.
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Congratulations to everyone
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Love Dominant Species, just ordered the Thing from Artscow - very excited to try it out. Congrats to all the winners.
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Wow, a game of substance won out over a retheme of a game several years old.

Great job BGG. You might have the best board gaming awards out there with these selections.
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Congratulations to the winners!
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Great selection of winners there! And thanks to everyone who voted too, especially from the VGG side - being a fledgling community, everybody's input on our voting was greatly appreciated!
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Yay! Congrats to the winners!
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