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Here's a list of the winners of the 2009 Golden Geek Awards. Congratulations to all the nominees and winners!


Game of the Year
Dominion

Gamer's Game
Le Havre

Family
Pandemic

2-Player
Space Hulk (third edition)

Wargame
Combat Commander: Pacific

Party
Time's Up! Deluxe

Children's Game
Sorry! Sliders

Card Game
Dominion

Artwork & Presentation
Space Hulk (third edition)

Expansion
Pandemic: On the Brink

Print & Play
Dune Express

Innovative
Space Alert
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Congrats to all!

Now where's the hot chick to deliver the statues?


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Amiral wrote:
Now where's the hot chick to deliver the statues?


Be careful what you ask for. You'll probably get Derk in his kilt.


See this thread for link to photo stream where Picture is located

EDIT: added attribution of photo stream
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spizio wrote:
Be careful what you ask for. You'll probably get Derk in his kilt.


I shudder to think about what other pics you may have on your hard drive.


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Grats to those designers and Artist. Thank you for bringing us some much fun and good times.
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I find it interesting that at game that is owned by 156 users and got 93 ratings won the party game section. Obviously it was not a popular section or it was a very tight affair
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Congrats to all winners.
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victoryzine wrote:
I find it interesting that at game that is owned by 156 users and got 93 ratings won the party game section. Obviously it was not a popular section or it was a very tight affair


Oh man you are embarrassing all us Liverpool supporters. We don't whine we suffer in silence.

Congrats to all the winners.

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victoryzine wrote:
I find it interesting that at game that is owned by 156 users and got 93 ratings won the party game section. Obviously it was not a popular section or it was a very tight affair

That's because it's merely a slight update of the original game which has 1500 owners and ratings.
Look for your scandal elsewhere.

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Thanks for the clarification!
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Very well deserved win for Le Havre in probably the most important category.
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Aldie wrote:
Here's a list of the winners of the 2009 Golden Geek Awards. Congratulations to all the nominees and winners!

Print & Play
Dune Express


Dune Express is a fantastic way to get into the world of print and play gaming, and it's free! Do yourself a favor, and print off this award winning game.

Congrats to the designer, BGG's own Felbrigg Herriot.
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victoryzine wrote:
I find it interesting that at game that is owned by 156 users and got 93 ratings won the party game section. Obviously it was not a popular section or it was a very tight affair

That's because it's merely a slight update of the original game which has 1500 owners and ratings.


"The original game" itself being a direct publication of an old public domain game.
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Is there a "Golden Geek Winning Game Designer" microbadge I can buy?
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FNH1 wrote:
Is there a "Golden Geek Winning Game Designer" microbadge I can buy?


I hope so, you have totally earned it.

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For my take on all this, check out my blog:

The Golden Geek Awards 2009: Fluff Daddy Does Commentary
http://akapastorguy.blogspot.com/2009/11/golden-geek-awards-...
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I bow to the greater geek wisdom and congratulate the winners! Thanks for the games.

Even the ones I disagree with.
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Aldie wrote:

Game of the Year
Dominion


Booooooooo!
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Can we get an award category for softboard games?
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I feel Artwork and Presentation was tight contest between Android and Space Hulk. Both are incredibly well put together and are just bleeding theme.

The artwork for Android seems a little abstract at first, but as one plays the game it begins to fit in perfectly. The absolute dichotomy of expressions between the characters' good and bad cards is very chilling to see. The board is beautifully designed as well with very well chosen pictures and titles for major locations. Add in the flavor from the rulebook and you have a complete game experience that fully immerses the player into the Android world.

Space Hulk, first of all, was reprinted on very thick cardboard and covered in a gloss coat of the highest quality (something many more games should have these days). All of the counters have been redesigned with the same thick cardboard and glossy coating. In addition, this edition includes 12 fully customized terminators; each clearly holding the weapons (many more weapons in this edition) that they are equipped with. Even the genestealers have been molded with many new poses. The mission book is also crawling with theme.


In the end, I believe the large amount of quality placed into the Space Hulk remake was what most likely tipped the vote.
 
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Congrats to the winners!

I'm promising myself that Le Havre will be played by the end of the year now.
 
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Well, I guess I can't fault Dominion as a choice for Game of the Year, as it won the Spiel Des Jarres. But in a year that saw so many good games, I just don't know.

Pleased with the choice of Pandemic as Family GOTY, and On the Brink as ExOTY.

Congratulations to the winners!
 
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I would like Le Havre a lot more if it didn't take so long as anything but a 2 player game. You know how Agricola feels like there isn't enough time when it's over? Le Havre feels just the opposite to me. I find myself wishing it were over 3 or 4 rounds before the end. Still a great game though.
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Spleen wrote:
Aldie wrote:

Game of the Year
Dominion


Booooooooo!


Who let Kanye in?
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