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Nominees Announced for the 2021 International Gamers Awards

W. Eric Martin
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The International Gamers Awards, which named long-time game reviewer Alan How president in October 2020, has announced its nominees for the 2021 IGA Awards, with these nominees being divided into three categories:

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Anno 1800
Beyond the Sun
Dune: Imperium
Hallertau
Lost Ruins of Arnak
Nidavellir
Paleo
Praga Caput Regni

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Botanik
Gloomhaven: Jaws of the Lion
Imperium: Classics & Imperium: Legends
Jekyll vs. Hyde
Let's Make a Bus Route: The Dice Game
MicroMacro: Crime City
My City
Undaunted: North Africa

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Calico
Cantaloop: Book 1 – Breaking into Prison
Clever Cubed
Hallertau
Imperium: Classics & Imperium: Legends
MicroMacro: Crime City
Sleeping Gods
Under Falling Skies

While I'm officially a member of the IGA, I have not participated in voting in more than a decade — which is probably a good thing considering that I've played exactly three of the titles listed above, so I'd hardly be able to meaningfully play all of the nominees and vote on finalists. (BGG owner Scott Alden is also an IGA member, but I don't know whether he votes or not.)

As for how these nominees are determined, jury members are invited to submit a list of ten games in each category, with five games in each list being starred. Starred games receive 2 points and unstarred games 1 point, and whichever games receive the most points are nominated. Jury members are free to list games in which categories feel appropriate based on their personal experience, which is how you end up with, say, Hallertau being listed in both the multiplayer and the solo lists.

Congratulations to all of the nominees!
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