Vanguard & Rising Star Awards.

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Rising Star Award.

The Rising Star Award is intended to honor individuals who are in the early stages of their careers and have demonstrated exceptional ability in their work, By honoring the achievements of our newer colleagues, we hope to inspire them and others to continue creating things that players love.

 
 

Jamey Stegmaier

awarded 2019

Jamey co-founded and runs Stonemaier Games. His lifelong passion for board games have led to the creation of Scythe, Charter- stone, and more titles. He shares his observations, experiments, and opinions with other creators on his crowdfunding/entrepreneurship blog and his game design YouTube channel.

 
 
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Vanguard Award.

The Vanguard Award is given to exceptionally innovative products. This award recognizes products deemed by the Academy to be unique and pioneering in the game industry.

 

All Wound Up

Twilight Creations
Awarded 2005

Battleground: Fantasy Warfare

Your Move Games
awarded 2006

Polarity

Temple Games
awarded 2006

Larry Bond’s Harpoon 3

Matrix Games
awarded 2007

The Pathfinder Adventure Card Game

Paizo
awarded 2015

Fire as She Bears! 2.1

Starboard Tack Press
awarded 2005

Darter

Future Magic Games
awarded 2006

Rocketmen: Axis of Evil

WizKids
awarded 2006

Pieces of Eight

Atlas Games
awarded 2007

Flames of War

Battlefront Miniatures
awarded 2005

Infinite Armies

BTRC
awarded 2006

World at War

Matrix Games
awarded 2006

Flames of War: Firestorm Campaign

Battlefront Miniatures
awarded 2009

Pirates of the Spanish Main

WizKids
awarded 2005

Perplex City

Mind Candy
awarded 2006

XIG: The Four Elements

GT2 Fun & Games
awarded 2006

Marvel Dice Masters

WizKids
awarded 2015