Nomination Station: A compilation of awards/nominations for Game of the Year 2009
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Another year in nomination/awards for best board games from around the world is upon us. The year is not over but the nominations (over 300 entries in so far!) for game of the year is pouring in - and some awards have already been handed out. I'll be updating the list until all awards of the year have been handed out so if you're interested in keeping track on which games get the accolades and which get to be bridesmaid.

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The list includes categories "Game of The Year"; "Adult/Expert Game of the Year", "Family Game of the Year" and the likes (it does not e.g. include best CCG, best RPG or best artwork), it considers awards given during the year 2009 even if the awards would de facto concern games released in 2008; or if the name of the award refers to next year (2010) or the previous year (2008).

Legend:
* Award
** Nomination/shortlisted
*** Recommendations


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A year of awards 2008
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1. Board Game: 2 de Mayo [Average Rating:6.92 Overall Rank:1499]
Board Game: 2 de Mayo
Designer: Daniel Val

Nominations/Recommendations
** Dice Tower Gaming Awards, Best Small Publisher Game, Nominee (Gen X Studios)
** Dice Tower Gaming Awards, Best New Designer, Nominee
** International Gamers Awards, 2-player category, Finalist
** Golden Geek Awards 2009, 2-Player Game, Nominee
** Golden Geek Awards 2009, War Game, Nominee
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2. Board Game: The 3 Commandments [Average Rating:5.48 Overall Rank:18336]
Board Game: The 3 Commandments
Designer:
Fraser Lamont
Friedemann Friese
Gordon Lamont

Nominations/recommendations
** Golden Geek Awards 2009, Party Game, Nominee
 
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3. Board Game: 6 nimmt! Junior [Average Rating:5.67 Overall Rank:14171]
Board Game: 6 nimmt! Junior
Designer: Wolfgang Kramer

Nominations/Recommendations
*** Spiele des Jahres, Recommendation, Children's Game of the Year
 
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4. Board Game: A to Z [Average Rating:6.09 Overall Rank:8616]
Board Game: A to Z
Designer: Uncredited

Awards
* Årets Spil (Denmark), Adult Game of the Year, Winner


Nominations/Recommendations

** Guldbrikken, Family Game of the Year, Nominee
 
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5. Board Game: Ad Astra [Average Rating:6.87 Overall Rank:1260]
Board Game: Ad Astra
Designer(s):
Bruno Faidutti
Serge Laget

Awards
** Lucca Games' Best of Show, Best Board Game 2009, Winner
 
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6. Board Game: After the Flood [Average Rating:6.87 Overall Rank:2433]
Board Game: After the Flood
Designer: Martin Wallace

Nominations/Recommendations
** Meeples Choice Award, Game of the Year, Nominee
**'Spiel des Josh' Award, Nominee
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7. Board Game: Age of Conan: The Strategy Board Game [Average Rating:6.66 Overall Rank:1830]
Board Game: Age of Conan: The Strategy Board Game
Designer(s):
Francesco Nepitello
Marco Maggi
Roberto Di Meglio

Awards
* Ludoteca Ideale 2009, Games of the Year
* Lucca Games' Best of Show, Side Award for Best Editorial Project, Winner
 
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8. 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
Designer: Glenn Drover

Awards
* Ludoteca Ideale 2009, Games of the Year


Nominations/Recommendations

** Nederlandse Spellenprijs, Game of the Year, Finalist
 
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9. Board Game: Agricola [Average Rating:7.94 Overall Rank:32]
Board Game: Agricola
Designer: Uwe Rosenberg

Awards
* As d'Or 2009, Winner, Special Jury Prize
* Gra Roku, Polish Game of the Year 2009, Winner
* Jogo do Ano, Game of the Year, Winner
* Wyróznienie Graczy, Gamers'Choice Award 2009, Winner
* Ludoteca Ideale 2009, Games of the Year
* Nederlandse Spellenprijs, Game of the Year, Winner
* Lucca Games' Best of Show, Side Award Best Game Mechanic, Winner
* Les 3 Lys, "Lys Passionné" (Hobbyist Lily), Winner
* boardgamer.ru Awards, Game of the Year, Winner

Nominations/Recommendations
** 35th Annual Origins Awards, Board Game of the Year, Finalist
** Dice Tower Gaming Awards, Best Game of the Year, Nominee
** Japan Boardgame Prize, Game of the Year, Nominee
** Speelgoed van het Jaar 2009 (Netherlands), Toy of the Year, Nominee
** Juego del Año Tico 2009 (Costa Rica), Game of the Year, Nominee
** Games Magazine Awards, Best Advanced Strategy Game, Nominee
** Goldener Fuchs 2009, Game of the Year, Finalist
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10. Board Game: Alias [Average Rating:5.84 Overall Rank:7089]
Board Game: Alias
Awards
* boardgamer.ru Awards, Party Game of the Year, Winner
 
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11. Board Game: Amerigo [Average Rating:5.86 Overall Rank:12245]
Board Game: Amerigo
Designer: Din Li Tsan

Awards
* Games Magazine Awards, Best Family Card Game, Winner
 
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12. Board Game: Android [Average Rating:6.74 Overall Rank:1326]
Board Game: Android
Designer: Kevin Wilson

Nominations/Recommendations
** Dice Tower Gaming Awards, Most Innovative Game, Nominee
** Golden Geek Awards 2009, Innovative Game, Nominee
 
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13. Board Game: Aquaretto [Average Rating:6.98 Overall Rank:1255] [Average Rating:6.98 Unranked]
Board Game: Aquaretto
Designer: Michael Schacht

Nominations/Recommendations
** Boardgames Australia, Best International Game 2009, Nominee
** Meeples Choice Award, Game of the Year, Nominee
** Golden Geek Awards 2009, Children's Game, Nominee
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14. Board Game: Are You the Traitor? [Average Rating:5.04 Overall Rank:20423]
Board Game: Are You the Traitor?
Designer:
Andrew Looney

Nominations/recommendations
** Golden Geek Awards 2009, Party Game, Nominee
 
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15. Board Game: Army of Zero [Average Rating:5.06 Unranked]
Board Game: Army of Zero
Designer: Steve Mainprize

Nominations/Recommendations
* UK Games Expo Awards, Best Family/Children's Game, Nominee
 
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16. Board Game: Aronda [Average Rating:5.86 Overall Rank:13153]
Board Game: Aronda
Designer(s): Jens-Peter Schliemann, Michail Antonow

Nominations/recommendations
** Games Magazine Awards, Best Abstract Strategy Game, Nominee
 
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17. Board Game: Around the World in 80 Days [Average Rating:6.57 Overall Rank:1759]
Board Game: Around the World in 80 Days
Designer: Michael Rieneck

Nominations/recommendations
** Juego de Año, Game of the Year, Finalist
** Hra Roku (Czech Republic), Game of the Year, Nominee
** Premio del Público al Juego del Festival Córdoba 2009, Nominee
 
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18. Board Game: Automobile [Average Rating:7.33 Overall Rank:470]
Board Game: Automobile
Designer: Martin Wallace

Nominations/Recommendations
** UK Games Expo Awards, Best New Boardgame, Nominee
** International Gamers Awards, Multi-player category, Finalist
** Golden Geek Awards 2009, Gamers' Game, Finalist (Top 3)
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19. Board Game: Axis & Allies Anniversary Edition [Average Rating:7.44 Overall Rank:866]
Board Game: Axis & Allies Anniversary Edition
Designer: Lawrence H. Harris

Awards
* Prêmio JoTa, Best Wargame, Winner

Nominations/Recommendations
** Golden Geek Awards 2009, War Game, Nominee
 
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20. Board Game: Backseat Drawing [Average Rating:6.17 Overall Rank:8345]
Board Game: Backseat Drawing
Designer: Peggy Brown


Nominations/Recommendations
** 35th Annual Origins Awards, Best Children’s, Family, and Party Games, Finalist
 
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21. Board Game: Bakong [Average Rating:5.54 Overall Rank:16022]
Board Game: Bakong
Designer: Antoine Bauza

Nominations/recommendations
** Spiel der Spiele, "Spiele Hit für Viele" (Game Hits for Family), Recommendation
 
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22. Board Game: Los Banditos [Average Rating:6.34 Overall Rank:5511]
Board Game: Los Banditos
Recommendations/nominations
** Trophée Flip Editeurs 2009, Prix du Public, Divertissement, Nominee
 
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23. Board Game: Barbarossa: Kiev to Rostov, 1941 [Average Rating:7.80 Overall Rank:4331]
Board Game: Barbarossa: Kiev to Rostov, 1941
Designer: Tony Curtis
Vance von Borries


Nominations/Recommendations

** International Gamers Awards, Historical Simulations category, Finalist
** BGG Wargamers' Award, Best Wargame, Nominee

 
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24. Board Game: Batavia [Average Rating:6.40 Overall Rank:3230]
Board Game: Batavia
Designer: Grzegorz Rejchtman, Dan Glimne

Nominations/recommendations
** Games Magazine Awards, Best Family Strategy Game, Nominee
 
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25. Board Game: Batik [Average Rating:5.92 Overall Rank:7066]
Board Game: Batik
Designer: Kris Burm

Nominations/Recommendations
** Årets Spill (Norway), Children's Game of the Year, Nominee
 
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