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Origins Awards

The Origins Awards are presented annually for the previous year at the Origins event in Columbus, Ohio. Captured here are the boardgame and cardgame specific awards for the year shown. Origins Awards are also given for role-playing games, miniatures, and gaming publications.

Best of 2011

Category
Winner
Role Playing Game
The Dresden Files Roleplaying Game, Volume 1: Your Story
Role Playing Supplement
The Dresden Files Roleplaying Game, Volume 2: Our World
Board Game
Dungeons & Dragons: Castle Ravenloft Board Game
Traditional Card Game
Back to the Future: The Card Game
Family, Party, or Children's Game
Zombie Dice
Gaming Accessory
Cthulhu Dice Bag
Miniatures Rules
DC HeroClix Blackest Night Starter Game
Historical Board Game
Catan Histories: Settlers of America – Trails to Rails
Game-related Publication
Zombie Dice
Play-By-Mail / Play-By-Email Game
The One Ring (A Legends Module)

Best of 2009

Category
Winner
Historical Miniature Figure or Line
Wings of War: Albatross D.III
Historical Miniature Game Rules Supplement
Flames of War: North Africa
Historical Miniature Game Rules
Wings of War: WWII, Deluxe Edition
Historical Board Game
Conflict of Heroes: Storms of Steel! – Kursk 1943
Game-Related Book
BattleTech: 25 Years of Art & Fiction
Game Accessory
Knights of the Dinner Table
Miniature Figure or Line
Marvel HeroClix Hammer of Thor Expansion
Miniature Game Rules
BattleTech: Strategic Operations
Role Playing Game Supplement
Big Damn Heroes Handbook
Role Playing Game
Eclipse Phase
Children’s, Family or Party Game
Are You the Traitor?
Traditional Card Game
Poo
Board Game
Space Hulk (third edition)

Best of 2007

Category
Winner
Board Game or Expansion of the Year
StarCraft: The Board Game
Miniatures Rules of the Year
Classic Battletech
Traditional (Non-Collectable) Card Game of the Year
Zombie Fluxx
Collectible Card Game of the Year
Legend of the Five Rings
Game Accessory of the Year
Call of Cthulhu Dice Set by Q-Workshop
Historical Miniatures Game of the Year
Check Your 6!
Historical Board Game of the Year
Age of Empires III: The Age of Discovery
Non-Fiction Publication of the Year
Hobby Games: The 100 Best
Miniature or Miniatures Line of the Year
Titanius Fury by Dragonfire Laser Crafts Inc.

Best of 2006

Category
Winner
Board Game of the Year
Treehouse
Miniatures Game or Expansion of the Year
Hordes:
Non-Collectable Card Game or Expansion of the Year
Munchkin Impossible
CCG or Expansion of the Year
Davy Jones' Curse
Game Accessory of the Year
Catan: Event Cards
Historical Miniatures Game of the Year
Vlad the Impaler
Historical Board Game of the Year
Commands & Colors: Ancients
Non-Fiction Publication of the Year
Dragon Magazine
Miniature or Miniatures Line of the Year
D&D Miniatures Colossal Red Dragon
Vanguard Award
Pieces of Eight
Vanguard Award
Larry Bond's Harpoon 3 by Matrix Games

Best of 2005

Category
Winner
Board Game of the Year
Parthenon: Rise of the Aegean
Collectable Card Game or Expansion of the Year
Magic: The Gathering: Ravnica: City of Guilds expansion
Traditional Card Game of the Year
Gloom
Historical Board Game of the Year
Lock 'n Load: Band of Heroes

Best of 2004

Category
Winner
Historical Board Game
The Sword of Rome: Conquest of Italy, 362-272 BC
Board Game
Ticket to Ride
Collectible Card Game
Shadowfist: Seven Masters Vs. The Underworld
Traditional Card Game
Cthulhu 500

Best of 2003

Category
Winner
Game of the Year
Indy HeroClix
Fantasy Miniature Rules
Warmachine
Fantasy Miniature Series
Warmachine
Short Fiction
Podo and the Magic Shield
Periodical
Dragon Magazine
Historical Miniatures Rules
El Cid
Miniatures Accessories or Terrain
Aurora Class Drop Ship
Science Fiction Miniatures Rules
Shadowrun Duels
Science Fiction Miniatures Series
Liao Incursion
Abstract Board Game
Zendo
Board Game Expansion
Zombies!!! 3: Mall Walkers
Card Game Expansion
A Game of Thrones CCG: Fire & Ice Expansion
Card Game Design
BANG!
Board Game Design
A Game of Thrones
Historical Board Game
Attack!
Tradeable Card Game
.hack//ENEMY
Traditional Board Game
A Game of Thrones
Traditional Card Game
BANG!
Gamers' Choice Award Board Game
A Game of Thrones (first edition)
Gamers' Choice Award Card Game
Munchkin Fu
Gamers' Choice Award Role-Playing Game
Savage Worlds
Gamers' Choice Award Miniatures
Warmachine
Gamers' Choice Award Game Aid
Bag o'Zombies
Gamers' Choice Award Historical
The Settlers of the Stone Age
Hall of Fame
Squad Leader
Hall of Fame
The Settlers of the Stone Age
Hall of Fame
Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader
Hall of Fame
Ed Greenwood
Hall of Fame
Larry Bond
Hall of Fame
Loren K. Wiseman
Hall of Fame
Bob Charrette
Hall of Fame
Reiner Knizia
Hall of Fame
Klaus Teuber

Best of 2002

Category
Winner
Abstract Board Game
Kingdoms
Historical Board Game
Sid Meier's Civilization: The Boardgame
Card Game Expansion Or Supplement
Munchkin 2: Unnatural Axe
Trading Card Game
A Game of Thrones CCG: Westros Edition
Traditional Card Game
Star Munchkin
Graphic Presentation Of A Card Game Product
Chez Geek

Best of 2001

Category Winner
Abstract Board Game
Cosmic Coasters
Historical Board Game
Axis & Allies: Pacific
Science Fiction or Fantasy Board Game
Risk 2210 A.D.
Card Game Expansion or Supplement
Apples to Apples: Expansion Set #3
Trading Card Game
The Lord of the Rings Trading Card Game
Traditional Card Game
Munchkin
Graphic Presentation of a Board Game
Zombies!!!
Graphic Presentation of a Card Game
The Lord of the Rings Trading Card Game

Best of 2000

Category Winner
Abstract Board Game
Martian Chess
Card Game Expansion or Supplement
Brawl: Club Foglio
Graphic Presentation of a Board Game
The Hills Rise Wild
Graphic Presentation of a Card Game
Brawl: Club Foglio
Historical Board Game
Axis & Allies: Europe
Science Fiction or Fantasy Board Game
The Great Brain Robbery
Trading Card Game
Sailor Moon CCG
Traditional Card Game
Chrononauts

Best of 1999

Category Winner
Best Abstract Board Game
Button Men
Best Card Game Expansion or Supplement
7th Sea Collectible Card Game: Strange Vistas
Best Graphic Presentation of a Board Game
Button Men
Best Graphic Presentation of a Card Game or Supplement
7th Sea Collectible Card Game: No Quarter!
Best Historical Board Game
Great War at Sea: 1904-1905, The Russo-Japanese War
Best Science Fiction or Fantasy Board Game
Knights of the Dinner Table: Orcs at the Gates
Best Trading Card Game
7th Sea Collectible Card Game: No Quarter!
Best Traditional Card Game
Chez Geek

Best of 1998

Category Winner
Best Abstract Board Game
What Were You Thinking?
Best Historical Board Game
Great War at Sea: U.S. Navy Plan Orange
Best Science Fiction or Fantasy Board Game
Crimson Skies
Best Graphic Presentation of a Board Game
Crimson Skies
Best Trading Card Game
Deadlands: Doomtown
Best Traditional Card Game
Guillotine
Best Card Game Expansion or Supplement
Magic: The Gathering: Urza's Saga
Best Graphic Presentation of a Card Game
Deadlands: Doomtown

Best of 1997

Category Winner
Best Abstract Board Game
Kill Doctor Lucky
Best Historical Board Game
Successors (second edition)
Best Science Fiction or Fantasy Board Game
RoboRally: Grand Prix
Best Graphic Presentation of a Board Game (tie)
Wadjet
Best Graphic Presentation of a Board Game (tie)
Successors (second edition)
Best Trading Card Game
Shadowrun: The Trading Card Game
Best Traditional Card Game
Give Me the Brain!
Best Card Game Expansion or Supplement
Legend of the Five Rings: Time of the Void
Best Graphic Presentation of a Card Game
Shadowrun: The Trading Card Game

Best of 1996

Category Winner
Best Pre-20th Century Board Game
Age of Renaissance
Best Modern-Day Board Game
Harpoon 4
Best Fantasy or Science Fiction Board Game
The Settlers of Catan
Best Card Game of 1996 (three-way tie)
Legend of the Five Rings: Battle of Beiden Pass
Best Card Game of 1996 (three-way tie)
Lunch Money
Best Card Game of 1996 (three-way tie)
Mythos
Best Graphic Presentation of a Card Game or Expansion
Middle-Earth: The Dragons

Best of 1995

Category Winner
Best Pre-20th Century Board Game (tie)
Colonial Diplomacy
Best Pre-20th Century Board Game (tie)
The Three Days Of Gettysburg - First Edition
Best Modern-Day Board Game
Empire of the Rising Sun
Best Fantasy or Science-Fiction Board Game
Dragon Dice
Best Graphic Presentation of a Board Game
RoboRally: Armed and Dangerous
Best Card Game
Middle-Earth: The Wizards

Best of 1994

Category Winner
Best Pre-20th Century Boardgame
Roads to Gettysburg
Best Modern-Day Boardgame
Australian Rails
Best Fantasy or Science Fiction Boardgame
RoboRally
Best Graphic Presentation of a Boardgame
RoboRally
Best Card Game
Illuminati: New World Order

Best of 1993

Category Winner
Best Pre-20th Century Boardgame
History of the World
Best Modern-Day Boardgame
Hacker II: The Dark Side
Best Fantasy or Science Fiction Boardgame
Magic: The Gathering
Best Graphic Presentation of a Boardgame
Magic: The Gathering
Best Miniatures Rules
Warhammer 40,000, 2nd Edition
Best Vehicular Figure Series of 1993
BattleTech Series from Ral Partha
Best Amateur Adventure Gaming Magazine
Berg's Review of Games
Product Hall of Fame Inductees
Ace of Aces: Handy Rotary Series
Diplomacy
Designer Hall of Fame Inductees
Michael Stackpole
Donald F. Featherstone

Best of 1992

Category Winner
Best Pre-20th Century Boardgame
SPQR
Best Modern-Day Boardgame
Hacker
Best Fantasy or Science Fiction Boardgame
Nuclear Proliferation
Best Graphic Presentation of a Boardgame
BattleTech, 3rd Edition

Best of 1991

Category Winner
Best Pre-20th Century Boardgame
Blackbeard
Best Modern-Day Boardgame
EastFront
Best Fantasy or Science Fiction Boardgame
Cosmic Encounter
Best Graphic Presentation of a Boardgame
HeroQuest

Best of 1990

Category Winner
Best Pre-20th Century Boardgame
The Republic of Rome
Best Modern-Day Boardgame
Eurorails
Best Fantasy or Science Fiction Boardgame
Space Hulk: Genestealer Expansion

Source: Origins Award Archive
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