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The results of the 13th Annual Golden Geek Awards are out!
Root won 4 awards:
- Board Game of the Year
- Artwork & Presentation
- Innovative
- Thematic Game

Congrats to all the people at Leder games!
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Re: Root wins 4 Golden Geeks!
Wow! Great!

Root has had my vote in these four categories so I am pleased it won!
 
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Re: Root wins 4 Golden Geeks!
Amazing. Totally deserved! Congratulations to everyone at Leder Games!
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Re: Root wins 4 Golden Geeks!
I am as always on the fence about the word "innovation" and declaring something "innovative" when in reality it's not (it just remixes existing things) but aside from this gripe of mine how humans misuse words:

Congratulations to this great game.
I am totally behind these community decisions.
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Re: Root wins 4 Golden Geeks!
It was my top game in 2018, so I think its well deserved. I agree though that its a stretch on the innovative category.
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Re: Root wins 4 Golden Geeks!
El Bastardo wrote:
I am as always on the fence about the word "innovation" and declaring something "innovative" when in reality it's not (it just remixes existing things) but aside from this gripe of mine how humans misuse words:

Congratulations to this great game.
I am totally behind these community decisions.
Almost all innovation is a remix of existing things. That's practically the meaning of innovation.

Congratulations to Root on all 4 wins!
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Re: Root wins 4 Golden Geeks!
gavken wrote:
It was my top game in 2018, so I think its well deserved. I agree though that its a stretch on the innovative category.
It packs a lot of complex war game mechanics into a fairly approachable design; the components are basic and uniform among the factions, but utilized in unique ways; and my experience with the PNP factions and maps (and the sheer variety of fan-made content for both of these) suggests that the game is practically infinitely expandable. Variety is also found in simply changing the factions and number of players in a game, not to mention various paths to victory each faction can pursue. While there isn’t a wealth of new-new ideas present, I’d say that its implementation of those ideas counts as innovative.

Edit: Ninja’d! Need to be more brief in my thoughts.
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Re: Root wins 4 Golden Geeks!
Should've won best wargame too. devil
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Awesome. Congrats Cole and Patrick. I need underworlds now meeple
 
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Re: Root wins 4 Golden Geeks!
Congrats Root! I voted for you as #1 Innovative and Thematic, and #2 on the other two. So I'm quite pleased. All four wins are well-deserved!
 
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Well deserved and very awesome!
 
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