W. Eric Martin
The winners of the 2018 As d'Or — France's "game of the year" award — were announced on Thursday, February 22 on the eve of the 2018 Festival International des Jeux:
• Michael Kiesling's Azul from Plan B Games (and soon from Next Move Games, as explained here) took home the big prize, beating out Dice Forge, Flamme Rouge, and Twin it!
• In the "expert" category, Jacob Fryxelius' Terraforming Mars from FryxGames and Stronghold Games beat Great Western Trail and Arkham Horror: The Card Game.
• In the "children's" category, Outfoxed! from Shanon Lyon, Marisa Pena and Gamewright won over Kullerhexe and Boom, Bang, Gold.
The winners on stage following the final announcement
Our livestream game demonstrations from the show on BGG's Twitch channel resume at 10:30 local time (GMT+1), which is 4:30 a.m. EST. Here is the current broadcast schedule, with more publishers being added as they stop by our booth or I catch them in the hallway.