Best Board Game

Abyss-Asmodee, designed: by Bruno Cathala, Charles Chevallier

The Battle of Five Armies-Ares Games, designed by: Roberto DiMeglio, Marco Maggi, and Francesco Nepitello

Cash n Guns 2nd Edition-Repos Production, designed by: Ludovic Maublanc
Dead of Winter: A Crossroads Game-Plaid Hat Games, designed by: Jonathon Gilmour, Isaac Vega

Sheriff of Nottingham-Arcane Wonders, designed by: Sergio Halaban, Bryan Pope, Andre Zatz


Best Card Game

Among the Stars-Stronghold Games, designed by: Vangelis Bagiartakis

Linko!-Ravensburger Spieleverlag GmbH, designed by: Michael Kiesling, Wolfgang Kramer

Star Realms-White Wizard Games, designed by: Robert Dougherty, Darwin Kastle

Splendor-Asmodee, designed by: Marc Andre

Sushi Go!-Gamewright, designed by: Nan Rangisma, Tobias Schweiger, Phil Walker-Harding


Best Children’s, Family, & Party Game

Archer: The Danger Zone! Board Game- Cryptozoic Entertainment, designed by: Matt Hrya

Gravwell: Escape from the 9th Dimension-Renegade Game Studios, designed by: Corey Young

The Hare and the Tortoise-Iello, designed by: Gary Kim


Best Collectible Card Game

Magic: the Gathering Khans of Tarkir- Wizards of the Coast, designed by: Wizards of the Coast R&D

Pokemon XY Phantom Forces-The Pokemon Company Intl., designed by: Creatures Inc.

Siege: Heart of Darkness-AEG, designed by: Bryan Rose

The Spoils-The Spoils USA, designed by: Ken Pilcher, Josh Lytle


Best Game Accessory

Battletech Lance Pack: Assault Lance- Catalyst Game Labs, designed by: Arrastia, Randall N. Bills

Counter Ring-Crit Success LLC. Designed by: Aaron Laniewicz

Pathfinder Battles: Reign of Winter Standard Booster 8 Ct. Brick-WizKids Games, designed by: WizKids Games

Wings of Glory Mat-Ares Games, designed by: Ares Games



Best Historical Board Game

Armada Invincible-Zvezda LLC, designed by: Konstantin Krivenko

Heroes of Normandie-Iello, designed by: Yann and Clem

Last Chance for Victory-Multi-Man Publishing, designed by: Dean Essig

1066, Tears to Many Mothers-Tristan Hall, designed by: Tristan Hall


Best Historical Miniature Figure/Line

D-Day Firefight-Osprey Games/Warlord, designed by: Osprey Games/Warlord

Early Crusade & Outremer-Gripping Beast, designed by: Gripping Beast

Rorke’s Drift-Warlord Games, designed by: Warlord Games

Sails of Glory Series 2-Ares Games, designed by: Andrea Angiolino, Andrea Mainini

101st Airborne-Collectors Battlefield, designed by: Collectors Showcase


Best Historical Miniature Rules

Across A Deadly Field: Regimental Rules for Civic War Battles- Osprey Publishing, designed by: John Hill

The Crescent & The Cross- Studio Tomahawk/Gripping Beast, designed by: Alex Buchel and Andy Sherwell

Lion Rampant: Medieval Wargaming Rules- Osprey Publishing, designed by: Daniel Mersey

On the Seven Seas: Wargaming Rules for the Age of Piracy and Adventures c. 1500-1730-Osprey, designed by: Osprey Games

Sails of Glory-Ares Games, designed by: Andrea Angiolino, Andrea Mainini


Best Historical Miniature Rules Supplements

Battleground Europe- Osprey Publishing/Warlord, designed by:  Ryan Miller, Rick Priestley and Alessio Cavatore

Battlegroup Barbarossa-Ironfist Publishing, designed by: Warwick Kinrade and Piers Brand

D-Day: Battle of Carentan-Collectors Battlefield, designed by:Collectors Showcase

Flames of War: Barbarossa- Battlefront Miniatures, designed by: Battlefront Miniatures

Bolt Action: Tank War- Osprey Publishing, designed by: Ryan Miller, Rick Priestley and Alessio Cavatore



Best Miniature Figure Line

Archangel Raphael-Dark Age, designed by: David Doust

Dungeons & Dragons: Attack Wing-WizKids Games, designed by: Andre Parks, Manny O’Donnell

Imperial Knight-Games Workshop, designed by: Games Workshop Design Studio

Kukulkani Cabrakan-Dark Age, designed by: David Doust

Nagash- Games Workshop, designed by: Games Workshop Design Studio


Best Miniature Figure Rules

Battletech: Alpha Strike Companion-Catalyst Game Labs, designed by: Ray Arrastia, Herbert A. Beas II

A Fistful of Kung Fu- Osprey Publishing, designed by: Andrea Sfiligoi

Golem Arcana-Harebrained Schemes, designed by: Jordan Weisman, Mike Mulvihill, Brian Poel

Marvel HeroClix: Guardians of the Galaxy Starter Set- WizKids Games, designed by: WizKids Games

Warhammer 40,000- Games Workshop, designed by: Games Workshop Design Studio


Role Playing

Best Role Playing Game
Atomic Robo: The Role playing Game- Evil Hat Productions, LLC, designed by: Mike Olson, Brian Clevinger

Dungeons & Dragons Players Handbook-Wizards of the Coast, designed by: Wizards of the Coast R&D

Firefly Role-playing Game-Margaret Weis Productions, designed by: Margaret Weis, Cam Banks, Monica Valentinelli, Mark Diaz Truman, Brendan Conway, Jack Norris and Dean Gilbert.

ICONS: Superpowered Roleplaying: The Assembled Edition-Green Ronin, designed by: Steve Kenson

The Strange-Monte Cook Games LLC, designed by Bruce R. Cordell, Monte Cook


Best Role Playing Supplement

D&D Monster Manual-Wizards of the Coast, designed by: Wizards of the Coast R&D

Emerald City: Mutants & Masterminds- Green Ronin, designed by: Darren Bulmer, Walt Ciechanowski, Seth Johnson, Steve Kenson, Jon Leitheussr, Christopher McGlothlin, Jack Norris, and Aaron Sullivan

Hobbit Tales: From The Green Dragon Inn-Cubicle 7, designed by: Francesco Nepitello
Mummy The Curse: Book of the Deceived-Onyx Path, designed by: C.A. Suleiman

The One Ring: Darkening of Mirkwood-Cubicle 7, designed by: Francesco Nepitello

The Strange: Bestiary-Monte Cook Games, LLC, designed by: Monte Cook G, Bruce R. Cordell, Monte Cook, Robert J. Schwalb