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The Tabletop for Two Podcast's 2016 Enthusiastic Seals of Approval
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As has become tradition (tradition meaning it's the second straight year we've done it), our final show of the year is dedicated to handing out our 2 player seals of approval from the past year in gaming.

Rather than list the games in award order, I have them sorted alphabetically with any honors listed in the geeklist item. These awards aren't intended to be comprehensive (after all, we can only give honors to games we actually played!) and we are evaluating the games based on the 2-player experience specifically.

Check out the podcast to hear our thoughts on each game! If you're curious to find our show, you can do so here. You can also find the podcast on iTunes, Google Play Music, or whichever podcatcher app you use.

Each category has a winner and two runners up with the exception of Game of the Year where we did a top 10. Here are the categories we awarded this year:

Best Strategy Game
Best Cooperative Game
Best Exclusively 2 Player Game
Best Thematic Game
Best Card Game
Best Abstract Game
Best Kickstarter Game
Favorite Reprint/New Edition
Favorite Game that was New to Us in 2016
Tabletop for Two's 2016 Game of the Year
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1. Board Game: 13 Days: The Cuban Missile Crisis [Average Rating:7.71 Overall Rank:609]
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Best Kickstarter Game - Second Runner-Up

Best Exclusively 2-Player Game - Winner

Game of the Year - Second Runner-Up
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2. Board Game: Agamemnon [Average Rating:7.11 Overall Rank:3663]
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Best Abstract Game - Second Runner-Up
 
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3. Board Game: Arkham Horror: The Card Game [Average Rating:8.41 Overall Rank:25]
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Best Cooperative Game - Winner (tie, Brad's selection)

Best Card Game - Second Runner-Up

Game of the Year - #10
 
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4. Board Game: Baseball Highlights: 2045 [Average Rating:7.70 Overall Rank:347]
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Favorite Game that was New to Us in 2016 - Winner
 
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5. Board Game: Claustrophobia [Average Rating:7.61 Overall Rank:150]
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Favorite Game that was New to Us in 2016 - Second Runner-Up (tie, Emily's Selection)
 
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6. Board Game: A Feast for Odin [Average Rating:8.27 Overall Rank:44]
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Best Strategy Game - Winner

Game of the Year - Runner-Up
 
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7. Board Game: KLASK [Average Rating:7.67 Overall Rank:737]
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8. Board Game: Mansions of Madness: Second Edition [Average Rating:8.31 Overall Rank:21] [Average Rating:8.31 Unranked]
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Favorite Reprint/New Edition - Second Runner-Up

Best Thematic Game - Second Runner-Up (tie, Emily's Selection)
 
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9. Board Game: Mechs vs. Minions [Average Rating:8.38 Overall Rank:22]
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Best Cooperative Game - Winner (tie, Emily's Selection)

Game of the Year - #9
 
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10. Board Game: Millennium Blades [Average Rating:8.00 Overall Rank:323]
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Best Kickstarter Game - Winner (tie, Emily's Selection)

Best Card Game - Winner

Best Thematic Game - Winner (tie, Emily's Selection)

Game of the Year - #5
 
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11. Board Game: Onitama [Average Rating:7.64 Overall Rank:215]
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Best Abstract Game - Runner-Up
 
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12. Board Game: The Others [Average Rating:7.71 Overall Rank:574]
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Best Thematic Game - Winner (tie, Brad's Selection)

Game of the Year - #7
 
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13. Board Game: Santorini [Average Rating:8.06 Overall Rank:62]
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Best Abstract Game - Winner
 
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14. Board Game: Scythe [Average Rating:8.33 Overall Rank:7]
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WINNER - Tabletop for Two's 2016 Game of the Year

Second Runner-Up - Best Strategy Game

Best Kickstarter Game - Winner (tie, Brad's selection)

 
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15. Board Game: Sola Fide: The Reformation [Average Rating:6.60 Overall Rank:3732]
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Best Exclusively 2-Player Game - Second Runner-Up
 
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16. Board Game: Targi [Average Rating:7.62 Overall Rank:131]
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Favorite Game that was New to Us in 2016 - Runner-Up
 
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17. Board Game: Through the Ages: A New Story of Civilization [Average Rating:8.73 Overall Rank:2]
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Best Strategy Game - Runner-Up

Favorite Reprint/New Edition - Winner

Game of the Year - #4
 
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18. Board Game: Thunder & Lightning [Average Rating:7.36 Overall Rank:1799]
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Best Exclusively 2-Player Game - Runner-Up

Best Card Game - Runner-Up

Favorite Reprint/New Edition - Runner-Up

Game of the Year - #8
 
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19. Board Game: Zombicide: Black Plague [Average Rating:7.97 Overall Rank:97] [Average Rating:7.97 Unranked]
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Best Cooperative Game - Second Runner-Up

Best Thematic Game - Second Runner-Up (tie, Brad's Selection)

Game of the Year - #6
 
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