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


Previous editions of this list:
A year of awards 2008
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51. Board Game: Cartagena: Die Meuterei [Average Rating:6.44 Overall Rank:6546]
Board Game: Cartagena: Die Meuterei
Designer: Michael Rieneck


Nominations/recommendations

** Bruno Faidutti's Mon jeu de l'année 2009, Nominee
 
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52. Board Game: A Castle for All Seasons [Average Rating:6.74 Overall Rank:1454]
Board Game: A Castle for All Seasons
Designer(s):
Inka Brand
Markus Brand


Nominations/Recommendations
** Bruno Faidutti's Mon jeu de l'année 2009, Nominee
** Games Magazine Awards, Best Family Strategy Game, Nominee
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53. Board Game: Catan Geographies: Germany [Average Rating:6.86 Overall Rank:2982]
Board Game: Catan Geographies: Germany
Designer: Klaus Teuber

Nominations/recommendations
** Games Magazine Awards, Best Family Strategy Game, Nominee
 
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54. Board Game: Château Roquefort [Average Rating:6.84 Overall Rank:1490]
Board Game: Château Roquefort
Designer(s):
Bernhard Weber
Jens-Peter Schliemann

Awards
* As d'Or 2009; Children's Game of the Year, Winner


Nominations/Recommendations

** Guldbrikken, Children's Game of the Year, Nominee
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55. Board Game: Chicago Express [Average Rating:7.24 Overall Rank:462]
Board Game: Chicago Express
Designer: Harry Wu

Nominations/Recommendations
** Dice Tower Gaming Awards, Best Reprint, Nominee
** Meeples Choice Award, Game of the Year, Nominee
** Nederlandse Spellenprijs, Game of the Year, Finalist
** Golden Geek Awards 2009, Gamers' Game, Nominee
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56. Board Game: Chinatown [Average Rating:7.33 Overall Rank:361]
Board Game: Chinatown
Designer: Karsten Hartwig

Nominations/Recommendations
** Dice Tower Gaming Awards, Best Reprint, Nominee
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57. Board Game: Cir*Kis [Average Rating:5.28 Overall Rank:19984]
Board Game: Cir*Kis
Nominations/Recommendations
* Trophée Flip Editeurs 2009, Prix du Public, REFLEXION, Nominee
 
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58. Board Game: Circus Maximus [Average Rating:6.00 Overall Rank:9562]
Board Game: Circus Maximus
Designer: Jeffrey D. Allers

Recommendations/Nominations
** FAIRPLAY Magazine, A la carte award-Card Game of the Year, Nominee
 
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59. Board Game: Cities [Average Rating:6.41 Overall Rank:2993]
Board Game: Cities
Designer: Martyn F.

Nominations/Recommendations
***Spiele des Jahres 2009, Recommendation
** Nederlandse Spellenprijs, Game of the Year, Finalist
** Games Magazine Awards, Best Family Game, Nominee
 
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60. Board Game: Clash of Monarchs [Average Rating:7.13 Overall Rank:4091]
Board Game: Clash of Monarchs
Designer: Bob Kalinowski

Awards
* Walter Luc Haas Award 2009 (The Gesellschaft für historische Simulation (GHS)), Best Simulation Game, Winner (tied)
 
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61. Board Game: Cockroach Salad [Average Rating:6.16 Overall Rank:2981] [Average Rating:6.16 Unranked]
Board Game: Cockroach Salad
Designer: Jacques Zeimet

Nominations/Recommendations
** Japan Boardgame Prize, Game of the Year, Nominee

 
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62. Board Game: The Color Dwarfs [Average Rating:6.38 Unranked]
Board Game: The Color Dwarfs
Designer(s):
Dr. habil
Gerhard Friedrich
Viola de Galgóczy

Awards
* Middle East Toy Fair, Winner, Best Board Game
 
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63. Board Game: COLORS [Average Rating:6.08 Overall Rank:15143]
Board Game: COLORS
Designer(s):
Magdalene Vrijland
Matthew Hall
Simon Hall
Terry Shaw

Nominations/Recommendations
* UK Games Expo Awards, Best Abstract Game, Nominee
 
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64. Board Game: Combat Commander: Pacific [Average Rating:8.09 Overall Rank:672]
Board Game: Combat Commander: Pacific
Designer: Chad Jensen

Awards
** Golden Geek Awards 2009, War Game, Winner

Nominations/Recommendations
** Charles S Robert Award, Best World War II Board Game, Nominee
** Golden Geek Awards 2009, 2-player Game, Finalist (Top 3)
** BGG Wargamers' Award, Best Wargame, Nominee
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65. Board Game: Comuni [Average Rating:6.70 Overall Rank:2607]
Board Game: Comuni
Designer: Acchittocca

Awards
* Ludoteca Ideale 2009, Games of the Year

Recommendations/Nominations
** Games Magazine Awards, Best Advanced Strategy Game, Nominee
 
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66. Board Game: Conflict of Heroes: Awakening the Bear! – Russia 1941-42 [Average Rating:7.51 Overall Rank:633]
Board Game: Conflict of Heroes: Awakening the Bear! – Russia 1941-42
Designer: Uwe Eickert


Awards
* 35th Annual Origins Awards, Best Historical Board Game, Winner
* Charles S Robert Award, Best World War II Board Game, Winner

Nominations/Recommendations
** Dice Tower Gaming Awards, Best New Designer, Nominee
** Meeples Choice Award, Game of the Year, Nominee
** International Gamers Awards, 2-player category, Finalist
** International Gamers Awards, Historical Simulations category, Finalist
** JogoEu Users Game '09, Game of the Year, Finalist
** Golden Geek Awards 2009, 2-player Game, Finalist (Top 3)
** Golden Geek Awards 2009, War Game, Finalist (Top 3)
** BGG Wargamers' Award, Best Wargame, Nominee
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67. Board Game: Conflict of Heroes: Storms of Steel! – Kursk 1943 [Average Rating:7.71 Overall Rank:991]
Board Game: Conflict of Heroes: Storms of Steel! – Kursk 1943
Designer(s):
Dana Lombardy
John Hill
Uwe Eickert

Nominations/Recommendations
** Golden Geek Awards 2009, War Game, Nominee
** Games Magazine Awards, Best Historical Simulation, Nominee
 
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68. Board Game: Confucius [Average Rating:6.81 Overall Rank:2898]
Board Game: Confucius
Designer: Alan Paull


Nominations/Recommendations
** Bruno Faidutti's Mon jeu de l'année 2009, Nominee
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69. Board Game: Consensus [Average Rating:6.29 Overall Rank:13875]
Board Game: Consensus
Designer: ?

Nominations/recommendations
** Games Magazine Awards, Best Party Game, Nominee
 
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70. Board Game: Consensus Movie Edition [Average Rating:6.74 Overall Rank:12849]
Board Game: Consensus Movie Edition
Designer: ?

Nominations/recommendations
** Games Magazine Awards, Best Party Game, Nominee
 
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71. Board Game: Cornerstone [Average Rating:7.20 Overall Rank:5003]
Board Game: Cornerstone
Designer: Matt Mette

Awards
* Mensa Select Winner 2009

Nominations/recommendations
** Games Magazine Awards, Best Abstract Strategy Game, Nominee
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72. Board Game: Cosmic Encounter [Average Rating:7.54 Overall Rank:148] [Average Rating:7.54 Unranked]
Board Game: Cosmic Encounter
Designer(s):
Bill Eberle
Bill Norton
Jack Kittredge
Kevin Wilson
Peter Olotka

Nominations/Recommendations
** Dice Tower Gaming Awards, Best Reprint, Nominee
** Meeples Choice Award, Game of the Year, Nominee
** Golden Geek Awards 2009, Gamers' Game, Nominee
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73. Board Game: Cro-Magnon [Average Rating:5.34 Overall Rank:18603]
Board Game: Cro-Magnon
Designer: Olivier Mercier

Nominations/Recommendations
** Speelgoed van het Jaar 2009 (Netherlands), Toy of the Year, Nominee
 
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74. Board Game: Crunch: The Game for Utter Bankers [Average Rating:5.60 Overall Rank:17430]
Board Game: Crunch: The Game for Utter Bankers
Designer(s):
Andrew Sheerin
Andrew Tompkins

Nominations/Recommendations
* UK Games Expo Awards, Best Card Game, Nominee
 
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75. Board Game: Cuba: El Presidente [Average Rating:7.68 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.68 Unranked]
Board Game: Cuba: El Presidente
Recommendations/Nominations
** Games Magazine Awards, Best Advanced Strategy Game, Nominee
 
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