Best of Show is an italian gaming industry award bestowed since 1993.
Awarded in October/November - during the Lucca Games convention - by a jury of operators from the gaming industry.
From 1993 to 1999 the convention took place twice a year, in spring and autumn, therefore the Best of Show was also awarded twice a year.
In the first two editions the prize was awarded by visitor's voting, instead of by a jury.
In the early years of the 21st century Best of Show underwent several changes aimed at making the prize more professional and representative of the fast growing italian gaming industry.
Currently (2010) nine prizes are awarded.
* Four Main Awards: Best Board Game, Best Card Game, Best Role-Play Game
* Four Side Awards: Best Concept Art, Best Family Game, Best Game Mechanic, Best Publishing Project, Best Educational Game
* Lifetime Achievement Award