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Best Australian Game is awarded to the best new game with Australian creative content.

Eligibility for the Best Australian Game award:

Games are eligible to be considered for the Best Australian Game award if they meet the general eligibility criteria, and have creative content from designers, developers or illustrators generated by an Australian citizen or permanent resident. Games can appear two years in a row.

In selecting a winner, the judges will look for a game that:

  • has rules that are clear and not overly complex
  • maintains the interest of players throughout the game
  • provides the opportunity to make interesting decisions or to do clever and imaginative things
  • can be replayed many times with enjoyment
  • rewards skill but has sufficient luck, or a handicapping system, to allow any family member a chance of winning
  • has sturdy and attractive components
  • represents good value for money
  • is different from other games
  • has a manageable playing time (ideally under 90 minutes)
  • scales well with different numbers of players (ideally for 2 to 6 players)


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