The Academy of Adventure Gaming Arts & Design (AAGAD) is a peer based network of gaming industry professionals whose mission is to promote innovation and excellence in design and production of games and game related materials.
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 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.
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.