Design is a tricky category because everybody has different artistic tastes. Some think simple is beautiful, some prefer abstract, some swear by realism. There’s a lot of camps, and it’s hard to pick one game as the Best Design. We’re only human, after all, and we often get things wrong. That said, we here at oprainfall believe in the democratic process, so we voted and we stand by that vote. The following 5 games were all contenders for Best Design of 2017. Here they are in alphabetical order.