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Japan Boardgame Prize

The Japan Boardgame Prize is an award sponsored by U-more, an organization whose goal is to spread the culture of board games in Japan.

Awards

The rationales for the awards from 2002-2007 are as follows:

  • The Best Foreign Game for Beginners - "its rule is relative easy, and playing time is short, so that everyone can enjoy themselves immediately, regardless of experience"
  • The Best Advanced Game - "more advanced and can be played by those who are accustomed to play games"
  • The Best Japanese Game - "published in Japanese package"
  • The Best Childgame - "its illustration and components are designed for children, easy to play for children less than nine years old, and also quite enjoyable for parents"

In 2008 U-More combined the previous four categories and nominated no games. Voters selected up to five favorites from a list of 154 titles, which were sold in Japan from October 2007 to September 2008.
They added up for each voter 5 points to the first favorite, 4 points to the second ... 1 point to the fifth.
There are a total of 317 voters from 32 Prefectures in cooperation with many boardgame circles and shops.

Winners

Year, Award
Winner
Designers
Publisher
2007
The Best Foreign Game for Beginners
Zooloretto
Michael Schacht
Abacusspiele
The Best Advanced Game
Die Säulen der Erde
Michael Rieneck, Stefan Stadler
Kosmos Verlag
The Best Japanese Game
Bursa
(Uncredited)
Learning Design Association, Inc.
The Best Childgame
Hüpf Hüpf Hurra!
Heinz Meister
Ravensburger Spieleverlag GmbH
2006
The Best Foreign Game for Beginners
HEY! That's my fish!
Günter Cornett, Alvydas Jakeliunas
Phalanx Spiele
The Best Advanced Game
Thurn und Taxis
Karen Seyfarth, Andreas Seyfarth
Hans im Glück Verlags-GmbH
The Best Japanese Game
Ticket to Ride
Alan R. Moon
Bandai
The Best Childgame
Giro Galoppo
Jürgen P. Grunau
Selecta Spielzeug
2005
The Best Foreign Game for Beginners
Diamant
Bruno Faidutti, Alan R. Moon
Schmidt Spiele
The Best Advanced Game
Shadows over Camelot
Serge Laget, Bruno Cathala
Days of Wonder
The Best Japanese Game
Q-Jet 21XX
Wolfgang Riedesser
Möbius Games
The Best Childgame
Mago Magino
Reiner Knizia
Selecta Spielzeug
2004
The Best Foreign Game for Beginners
Einfach Genial
Reiner Knizia
KOSMOS
The Best Advanced Game
Ticket to Ride
Alan R. Moon
Days of Wonder
The Best Japanese Game
San Juan
Andreas Seyfarth
alea, Möbius Games
The Best Childgame
Geistertreppe
Michelle Schanen
Drei Magier Spiele
2003
The Best Foreign Game for Beginners
Coloretto
Michael Schacht
Abacus Spiele
The Best Advanced Game
Edel, Stein & Reich
Reinhard Staupe
alea, Ravensburger Spieleverlag GmbH
The Best Japanese Game
Apples to Apples
Matthew Kirby & Mark Alan Osterhaus
Beverly Enterprises, Inc.
The Best Childgame Viva Topo!
Manfred Ludwig
Selecta Spielzeug
2002
The Best Foreign Game for Beginners
Trans America
Franz-Benno Delonge
Winning Moves
The Best Advanced Game
Puerto Rico
Andreas Seyfarth
alea, Ravensburger Spieleverlag GmbH
The Best Japanese Game
Blokus
Bernard Tavitian
Beverly Enterprises, Inc.
The Best Childgame
Die Maulwurf Company
Virginia Charves & Bertram Kaes
Ravensburger Spieleverlag GmbH

Winners

2010

1st prize : Cat & Chocolate
2nd prize : Power Grid / Funkenschlag
3rd prize : Race for the Galaxy
4th prize : Le Harve
5th prize : GiftTrap
6th prize : Thunderstone
7th prize : Fresco
8th prize : Ubongo 3D
9th prize : Die Speicherstadt
10th prize: Barbarossa

Winners

2009

1st prize : Dominion
2nd prize : Pandemic
3rd prize : Agricola
4th prize : Le Harve
5th prize : Dōbutsu Shōgi (Let's catch the lion!)
6th prize : Small World
7th prize : Dominion: Intrigue
8th prize : Galaxy Trucker
9th prize : Aber Bitte mit Sahne: Das Joker-Stück
10th prize: Domemo

2008

1st prize : Witch's Brew
2nd prize : Stone Age
3rd prize : Race for the Galaxy
4th prize : Agricola
5th prize : Handelsfürsten: Herren der Meere
6th prize : In the Year of the Dragon
7th prize : Keltis
8th prize : O-saki ni Sitsurei Shima-su!!
9th prize : Kakerlaken-Salat
10th prize: Blokus 3D
10th prize: Patrician

Runners Up

2007

The Best Foreign Game for Beginners


Thebes
Chateau Roquefort
Bungee, Code Knacker

The Best Advanced Game

Notre Dame
Thebes
Yspahan

The Best Japanese Game

Goita
Moji Pittan Cardgame
Tenplus

The Best Childgame

Chateau Roquefort
Moji Pittan Cardgame
Make 'n' Break Extreme

2006

The Best Foreign Game for Beginners

Cloud 9
Bucaneers
Great Wall of China

The Best Advanced Game

Caylus
Hacienda
Rum & Pirates

The Best Japanese Game

6 nimmt!
R-ECO
Runebound

2005

The Best Foreign Game for Beginners

Cochroach Poker
Niagara
Piranha Pedro

The Best Advanced Game

Ticket to Ride - Europe
Louis XIV
Manila

The Best Japanese Game

Simpei
Blokus Travel
Fairy Tale

The Best Childgame

Buddel Company
Pick a Dilly
Snorta

2004

The Best Foreign Game for Beginners

Coyote
King Me!
Fab Fib

The Best Advanced Game

St. Petersburg
Modern Art
Goa

2003

The Best Foreign Game for Beginners

Werewolf
Alhambra

The Best Advanced Game

Amun-Re
Alhambra

The Best Japanese Game

Saga
Oval Trick

The Best Childgame

Midnight Party
Russelbande

2002

The Best Foreign Game for Beginners

The Bucket King
Vabanque

The Best Advanced Game

Magellan
Industrial Waste

The Best Japanese Game

Word Basket
Catan

The Best Childgame

Zapp Zerapp
Midnight Party

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