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The winners of the 11th Annual Golden Geek Awards for 2016 have been determined by the users of BoardGameGeek, RPGGeek, and VideoGameGeek. Here is the complete list of winners and runners up in all categories.

Congratulations to all the nominees and winners!



2016 BoardGameGeek Winners & Runners Up

Board Game of the Year
Winner - Scythe
Runner Up - Terraforming Mars
Runner Up - Star Wars: Rebellion


2-Player Game
Winner - Star Wars: Rebellion
Runner Up - Arkham Horror: The Card Game
Runner Up - Hero Realms


Artwork & Presentation
Winner - Scythe
Runner Up - Mechs vs. Minions
Runner Up - Inis


Card Game
Winner - Arkham Horror: The Card Game
Runner Up - Sushi Go Party!
Runner Up - Clank!: A Deck-Building Adventure


Cooperative Game
Winner - Mechs vs. Minions
Runner Up - Mansions of Madness: Second Edition
Runner Up - Arkham Horror: The Card Game


Expansion
Winner - 7 Wonders Duel: Pantheon
Runner Up - T.I.M.E Stories: A Prophecy of Dragons
Runner Up - Dead of Winter: The Long Night


Family Game
Winner - Codenames: Pictures
Runner Up - Imhotep
Runner Up - Quadropolis


Innovative
Winner - Captain Sonar
Runner Up - Scythe
Runner Up - Vast: The Crystal Caverns


Party Game
Winner - Codenames: Pictures
Runner Up - Captain Sonar
Runner Up - Secret Hitler


Print & Play
Winner - Star Trek: The Dice Game
Runner Up - Mini Rogue
Runner Up - 30 Rails


Solo Game
Winner - Scythe
Runner Up - Terraforming Mars
Runner Up - Arkham Horror: The Card Game


Strategy Game
Winner - Scythe
Runner Up - Terraforming Mars
Runner Up - Great Western Trail


Thematic Game
Winner - Scythe
Runner Up - Star Wars: Rebellion
Runner Up - Mansions of Madness: Second Edition


Wargame
Winner - Falling Sky: The Gallic Revolt Against Caesar
Runner Up - Liberty or Death: The American Insurrection
Runner Up - Comanchería: The Rise and Fall of the Comanche Empire


Best Podcast
Winner - Shut Up & Sit Down: The Podcast!
Runner Up - Rahdo Talks Through
Runner Up - Ludology


Best Board Game App
Winner - Twilight Struggle
Runner Up - Patchwork
Runner Up - Mansions of Madness


2016 RPGGeek Winners & Runners Up

Game of the Year
Winner - 7th Sea (Second Edition)
Runner Up - Masks: A New Generation
Runner Up - FAITH: A Garden in Hell – Starter set


Best Artwork & Pres.
Winner - Volo's Guide to Monsters
Runner Up - 7th Sea Core Rulebook
Runner Up - Pulp Cthulhu


Best Supplement
Winner - Volo's Guide to Monsters
Runner Up - Curse of Strahd
Runner Up - Horse-lords of Rohan


Best Podcast
Winner - One Shot
Runner Up - The Adventure Zone
Runner Up - Campaign – The One Shot Podcast


2016 VideoGameGeek Winners & Runners Up

Game of the Year
Winner - Civilization VI
Runner Up - XCOM 2
Runner Up - Overwatch


Best Visuals/Artwork
Winner - Overwatch
Runner Up - Firewatch
Runner Up - Ori and The Blind Forest: Definitive Edition


Best Indie Game
Winner - Stardew Valley
Runner Up - Firewatch
Runner Up - The Witness (2016)


Best Mobile/Handheld
Winner - Twilight Struggle
Runner Up - Pokémon GO
Runner Up - Patchwork


Most Innovative Game
Winner - Pokémon GO
Runner Up - SUPERHOT
Runner Up - Firewatch


Best PC Game
Winner - Civilization VI
Runner Up - XCOM 2
Runner Up - Overwatch


Best XBox One Game
Winner - Overwatch
Runner Up - Final Fantasy XV
Runner Up - Titanfall 2


Best PS4 Game
Winner - Uncharted 4: A Thief's End
Runner Up - Overwatch
Runner Up - Final Fantasy XV


Best Wii U Game
Winner - Paper Mario: Color Splash
Runner Up - LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Runner Up - Star Fox Zero + Star Fox Guard


Best 3DS Game
Winner - Pokemon Sun and Moon
Runner Up - Hyrule Warriors Legends
Runner Up - Kirby: Planet Robobot


Here's a list of all the 2016 Golden Geek Nominees

Winners can use this image to show off their award: Official Golden Geek Award Winner.

Nominees can use this image: Official Golden Geek Award Nominee.

Thanks to everyone who voted, and congratulations to the winners!
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Oh my goodness, thanks everyone!
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Imhotep- always a brides maid, never a bride.

Also, clearly the Scythe players were out in force. TM just kept coming in second.
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I guess now we can all breathe a Scythe of relief!

Go Stonemaier! Well deserved.
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Winner - Scythe

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Congratulations Scythe!
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Results are like I predicted - according to current games popularity.
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Might need to go back and experience how thematic Scythe can be...





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Boring and completely predictable. Scythe for GOTY, Strategy and Thematic? Plus solo, and runner up for Innovative (!)... it's pretty much a repeat of last year. I said it then with Pandemic Legacy and I'll say it again now: I know it's people's choice and all, but as long as the voting system remains this way and *any* vote is better than N/A, the most popular/hyped game of the year will win every category every time. Oh well.

Can't wait to see what the 2017 one will be, if not Pandemic Legacy Season 2.
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Thanks, BGG! I'm happy that some people have had fun playing Scythe.

I'm very fortunate to work with an amazing solo designer (Morten Monrad Pedersen), a brilliant artist and worldbuilder (Jakub Rozalski), Chris at Panda Game Manufacturing, all of the playtesters and Kickstarter backers, and everyone else who helped me bring Scythe to life.
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Let the butt-hurt commence devil
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I guess I need to go listen to One Shot, because it must be mind-blowing if it beat out The Adventure Zone.
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Good on GMT taking the wargame slots, LoD and FS are great. It was good to see Hands in the Sea and Bios Genesis in the running too.
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Does anyone know how to contact Aldie? Or is there any place he expains why he chooses the current voting mechanism?

The voting mechanism for these awards is extremely questionable. I've tried to contact him a bunch of times already but he never replies. As it is these awards are a joke sadly. Games which are more familiar and easier to get a play of are heavily advantaged. A game with limited sales has a big disadvantage.

Hopefully Aldie can reply or at least defend the choice for the Schulze method for these awards.
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Oh my goodness, thanks everyone!
Big fan of the show. Well deserved.
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Pffft.

I didn't find this edifying at all.
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ze_stom wrote:
Imhotep- always a brides maid, never a bride.

Also, clearly the Scythe players were out in force. TM just kept coming in second.
I tried my best to hate vote it out of the lead, but it was just too popular.
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Markwerf wrote:
Does anyone know how to contact Aldie? Or is there any place he expains why he chooses the current voting mechanism?

The voting mechanism for these awards is extremely questionable. I've tried to contact him a bunch of times already but he never replies. As it is these awards are a joke sadly. Games which are more familiar and easier to get a play of are heavily advantaged. A game with limited sales has a big disadvantage.

Hopefully Aldie can reply or at least defend the choice for the Schulze method for these awards.


If it really contended for game of the year (for example), it wouldn't have limited sales...
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well at least it's not the a complete embarrassment like last year.
good job on not being irrideemingly terrible, bgg
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motoyugota wrote:
If it really contended for game of the year (for example), it wouldn't have limited sales...


Marvel Dice Masters: Avengers vs. X-Men had limited sales in 2014 but did got a nominee anyway.
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I'm just glad the Hitler game didn't win.
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PlaneGuy wrote:
well at least it's not the a complete embarrassment like last year.
good job on not being irrideemingly terrible, bgg


True. But boring then one game wins that many categories, eg. both best strategy game and best thematic game.
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I don't know that there's anything in Scythe truly innovative to even have it up for consideration of that award, but the rest of the awards and runner-ups are all pretty good choices.
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I concede Scythe for some things but just kind of shake my head on others. People who voted it for innovative clearly didn't play something like Vast and are going to get their mind blown when they play Gloomhaven. It is almost like anything not a pure retread is innovative these days.
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