Games of the Year of the Year 2008: A compilation of awards
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A year in prizes around the world: Some odd ones, some expected ones, some unknowns and some blasts from the past.


The list includes categories "Game of The Year"; "Adult/Expert Game of the Year", "Family Game of the Year" and the likes, it considers awards given in 2008 even if the awards would by name be 2007/2009 (or the latest edition of awards).

Also see Children's Games of the Year 2008: A compilation of awards
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1. Board Game: 10 Days in Asia [Average Rating:6.68 Overall Rank:2511]
Board Game: 10 Days in Asia
* Designers: Aaron Weissblum, Alan R. Moon
* Mfg suggested # of Players: 2 - 4 players
* Playing Time: 30 Minutes

* Boardgames Australia Awards, Winner, International Game of the Year
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2. Board Game: 1960: The Making of the President [Average Rating:7.61 Overall Rank:206]
Board Game: 1960: The Making of the President
*Designed By: Christian Leonhard, Jason Matthews
*Mfg suggested # of Players: 2 players
*Playing Time: 90 Minutes

* International Gamers Award, Winner, General Strategy; Two-player
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3. Board Game: Age of Empires III: The Age of Discovery [Average Rating:7.54 Overall Rank:220]
Board Game: Age of Empires III: The Age of Discovery
* Designed By: Glenn Drover
* Mfg suggested # of Players: 2 - 6 players
* Playing Time: 120 Minutes

* Mon jeu de l'année (Bruno Faidutti), Winner
* Origins Awards, Winner, Historical Board Game of the Year
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4. Board Game: Agricola [Average Rating:7.94 Overall Rank:32]
Board Game: Agricola
*Designer: Uwe Rosenberg
* Mfg suggested # of Players: 1 - 5 players

* BoardGameGeek Golden Geek, Winner, Game of The Year
* Deutscher Spiele Preis (Germany), Winner, Game of the Year
* Hra roku (Czech republic), Winner, Game of the Year
* International Gamers Award, Winner, General Strategy/Multi-player
* Juego del Año (Spain), Winner, Game of the Year
* Meeples Choice Award, Game of the Year
* Spiel der Spiele (Austria), Spiele Hit für Experten
* Spiel des Jahres (Germany) Special award: Complex game
* Tric Trac d'or , Winner, Game of the Year
* J.U.G., JogoEu User's Game, Winner, Game of the Year
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5. Board Game: AmuseAmaze [Average Rating:5.78 Overall Rank:13590]
Board Game: AmuseAmaze
* Designed By: Ethan Goffman
* Mfg suggested # of Players: 2 - 6 players
* Playing Time: 40 Minutes

* Mensa Select, Winner
 
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6. Board Game: Asia Engulfed [Average Rating:7.56 Overall Rank:2881] [Average Rating:7.56 Unranked]
Board Game: Asia Engulfed
* Designed By: Jesse Evans, Rick Young
* Mfg suggested # of Players: 2 players
* Playing Time: 480 Minutes

* International Gamers Award, Winner, Historical Simulation
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7. Board Game: Bausack [Average Rating:6.82 Overall Rank:1166]
Board Game: Bausack
* Designer: Klaus Zoch
* Mfg suggested # of Players: 1 - 10 players
* Playing Time: 45 Minutes

* Vuoden Perhepeli (Finland), Winner, Game of the Year
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8. Board Game: Bet Your Brain [Average Rating:4.73 Overall Rank:20022]
Board Game: Bet Your Brain
* Designer: Gitte Engel
* Mfg suggested # of Players: 2 players

* Årets Spil (Denmark), Winner, Best Adult Game
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9. Board Game: Blox [Average Rating:6.57 Overall Rank:3918]
Board Game: Blox
* Designed By: Hans Raggan, Jürgen P. Grunau, Wolfgang Kramer
* Mfg suggested # of Players: 2 - 4 players
* Playing Time: 45 Minutes

* Spiel der Spiele (Austria), Spiele Hit für Familien
* Spiel des Jahres (Germany), Nominated
 
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10. Board Game: Brass: Lancashire [Average Rating:8.18 Overall Rank:19]
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* Designer: Martin Wallace
* Mfg suggested # of Players: 3 - 4 players

* Meeples Choice Award
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11. Board Game: Cuba [Average Rating:7.14 Overall Rank:538]
Board Game: Cuba
* Designers: Michael Rieneck, Stefan Stadler
* Mfg suggested # of Players: 2 - 5 players

* Nederlandse Spellenprijs (The Netherlands), Winner, Game of the Year
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12. Board Game: Deukalion [Average Rating:5.95 Overall Rank:10194]
Board Game: Deukalion
* Designed By: Arno Steinwender
* Mfg suggested # of Players: 2 - 4 players

* Spiel der Spiele (Austria), Spiele Hit für Familien
 
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13. Board Game: Drachen Wurf [Average Rating:5.89 Overall Rank:9235]
Board Game: Drachen Wurf
* Designed By: Wolfgang Panning
* Mfg suggested # of Players: 2 - 6 players
* Playing Time: 30 Minutes

* Spiel der Spiele (Austria), Spiele Hit für Familien
 
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14. Board Game: Dragon Parade [Average Rating:5.78 Overall Rank:7871]
Board Game: Dragon Parade
* Designed By: Reiner Knizia
* Mfg suggested # of Players: 2 - 5 players
* Playing Time: 30 Minutes

* Spiel der Spiele (Austria), Spiele Hit für Familien
 
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15. Board Game: Eye Know [Average Rating:6.06 Overall Rank:10473] [Average Rating:6.06 Unranked]
Board Game: Eye Know
Designed By: George Sinclair, Paul Berton
Mfg suggested # of Players: 2 players
Playing Time: 60 Minutes

* Mensa Select, Winner
 
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16. Board Game: Galaxy Trucker [Average Rating:7.40 Overall Rank:196]
Board Game: Galaxy Trucker
* Designer: Vlaada (Vladimír) Chvátil
* Mfg suggested # of Players: 2 - 4 players

* Spiel der Spiele (Austria), Spiele Hit mit Freunden
 
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17. Board Game: Globalissimo [Average Rating:6.60 Overall Rank:6946]
Board Game: Globalissimo
* Designed By: Günter Burkhardt
* Mfg suggested # of Players: 2 - 6 players

* Spiel der Spiele (Austria), Spiele Hit für Familien
 
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18. Board Game: Hannibal: Rome vs. Carthage [Average Rating:7.80 Overall Rank:244]
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* Designed By: Mark Simonitch
* Mfg suggested # of Players: 2 players
* Playing Time: 150 Minutes

*BoardGameGeek Golden Geek, Winner, Best 2-player Game
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*BoardGameGeek Golden Geek, Winner, Best Wargame
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19. Board Game: Ice Flow [Average Rating:6.41 Overall Rank:2870]
Board Game: Ice Flow
* Designers: Dean Conrad, John Streets
* Mfg suggested # of Players: 2 - 4 players
* Playing Time: 60 Minutes

* UK Games Expo Awards, Winner, Best Boardgame
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20. Board Game: Jumbulaya [Average Rating:6.08 Overall Rank:14347]
Board Game: Jumbulaya
Designed By: Julie Archer
Mfg suggested # of Players: 2 - 4 players
Playing Time: 60 Minutes

Mensa Select, Winner
 
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21. Board Game: Keltis [Average Rating:6.42 Overall Rank:1709]
Board Game: Lost Cities: The Board Game
* Designer: Reiner Knizia
* Mfg suggested # of Players: 2 - 4 players
* Playing Time: 30 Minutes

* Spiel des Jahres (Germany), Winner, Game of the Year
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22. Board Game: Key Harvest [Average Rating:6.76 Overall Rank:1859]
Board Game: Key Harvest
Designed By: Richard Breese
Mfg suggested # of Players: 2 - 4 players
Playing Time: 90 Minutes

* Games 100, Winner, Best Advanced Strategy Game
 
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23. Board Game: Marrakech [Average Rating:6.68 Overall Rank:1429]
Board Game: Marrakech
* Designer: Dominique Ehrhard
* Mfg suggested # of Players: 2 - 4 players
* Playing Time: 30 Minutes

* As d'Or (France), Winner, Game of the Year
* Spiel der Spiele (Austria), Winner, Game of The Year
* * Spiel des Jahres (Germany), Nominated
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24. Board Game: Modern Art [Average Rating:7.41 Overall Rank:222]
Board Game: Modern Art
* Designer: Reiner Knizia
* Mfg suggested # of Players: 3 - 5 players

* Vuoden Perhepeli (Finland), Winner, Adult Game of the Year
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25. Board Game: Niagara [Average Rating:6.49 Overall Rank:1439]
Board Game: Niagara
* Designer: Thomas Liesching
* Mfg suggested # of Players: 3 - 5 players
* Playing Time: 45 Minutes

* Årets Spel (Sweden), Winner, Best Family Game
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