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And the winners are...

Game of the Year
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Winner - Agricola
First Runner Up - Race for the Galaxy
Second Runner Up - Through the Ages: A Story of Civilization

Gamer's Game
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Agricola

2-Player Game
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Hannibal: Rome vs. Carthage

Card Game
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Race for the Galaxy

Family Game
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Thebes

Children's Game
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Château Roquefort

Party Game
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Say Anything

Wargame
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Hannibal: Rome vs. Carthage

Artwork/Presentation
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Jamaica

Congratulations to the designers and publishers of this year's winning games.

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Wow! Advertising really does work.

Hurray! I guess I can retire this poster now:



These seem like some excellent choices. Well done, geeks!
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Congratultions to the winners!

I don't recall if this is how I voted, but it is how I expected it to all fall into place.
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Yep. Pretty much as I expected.

I expected it to be good.
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The 2008 Golden Geek Winner in the categories of 2-Player Game and Wargame is... a game released in 1996. Yup, that makes a lot of sense.
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I'd like to know how close Hannibal and 1960 were in the 2-player game category...
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The 2008 Golden Geek Winner in the categories of 2-Player Game and Wargame is... a game released in 1996. Yup, that makes a lot of sense.


I was trying to figure this one out too.
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cwsipe wrote:
Jonny5 wrote:
The 2008 Golden Geek Winner in the categories of 2-Player Game and Wargame is... a game released in 1996. Yup, that makes a lot of sense.


I was trying to figure this one out too.


Just wait till Titan wins next year.
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cwsipe wrote:
Jonny5 wrote:
The 2008 Golden Geek Winner in the categories of 2-Player Game and Wargame is... a game released in 1996. Yup, that makes a lot of sense.


I was trying to figure this one out too.

Because it was re-released within the past year by Valley Games. And that made it eligible.
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Predictable, logical, and makes the Spiel des Jarres awards look ridiculous.
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Predictable, logical, and makes the Spiel des Jarres awards look ridiculous.


??? The Spiel des Jahres aims to award a game with broad appeal; in practical terms, a family game. The 2007 Golden Geek Family game winner was Zooloretto - the 2007 SdJ award winner. The 2008 GG Family game winner was Thebes - nominated for the 2007 SdJ.
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Phrim wrote:
I'd like to know how close Hannibal and 1960 were in the 2-player game category...


Really really close.
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Congrats to Uwe and Agricola as well as every other game and designers meeple

Does that mean that Uwe is gonna issue a W-deck for Agricola for his win on the 2008 Golden geek survey?

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At last Agricola and Race for the Galaxy have gotten some attention!
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Aldie wrote:
Phrim wrote:
I'd like to know how close Hannibal and 1960 were in the 2-player game category...


Really really close.


I bet 1960 would have won if we used an electoral college instead of a popular vote.
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At last Agricola and Race for the Galaxy have gotten some attention!


Heh... nice one.
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Wow... this year, I'm 100% positive about this list. Something is VERY, very wrong.
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The story here seems to be that the only games truly in the running for Game of the Year are the three top Gamers' Game vote getters.
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Maybe I've been out of the loop on this one, but I consider the results of the two-player game category to be a shocking upset. 1960 is a Top 20 game, for goodness sake, and while Hannibal is equally highly ranked, it is a 12-year-old design. I guess the original had been so hard to get that the remake allowed a lot of people to experience it for the first time. Still, it was very surprising; I'd considered a 1960 victory to be in the "sun rises in the east" and "Agricola wins GotY" category. That, as they say, is why they play the games.

Of course, this means that 1960 is now eligible to win the award next year! Kookie, no?
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First award for Valley Games I believe? Congratulations go out to them.

They seemed to have had quite the journey in getting Hannibal out so it looks like the effort was worth it.

 
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Aldie wrote:
Phrim wrote:
I'd like to know how close Hannibal and 1960 were in the 2-player game category...


Really really close.


But was it really, really, REALLY close?
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And what was the runner-up in the wargames category?

Btw: congrats to valley games for Hannibal, even though I think a new game should have won. Maybe a new category: Best Rerelease?
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Maybe I've been out of the loop on this one, but I consider the results of the two-player game category to be a shocking upset. 1960 is a Top 20 game, for goodness sake, and while Hannibal is equally highly ranked, it is a 12-year-old design.


No ... Hannibal is ranked at 15, 5 higher than 1960 ... and after 12 years that's a hell of a rank.

It's rank rose after the Valley Games re-release (IIRC)

They're both good games, but 1960 sits on the shelf after a year ... Hannibal doesn't.


Don't disrespect Hannibal, if you're a gamer, seek it out and give it a try. You'll be glad you did.
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domcrap wrote:
Aldie wrote:
Phrim wrote:
I'd like to know how close Hannibal and 1960 were in the 2-player game category...


Really really close.


But was it really, really, REALLY close?

I demand a recount!
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O NOES!! A WARGAME GOTZ AN AWARD!


NOOOOOOO!


I mean, really - must a Eurogame win every award?
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