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The nominees for the 2010 Golden Geek Awards have been chosen! The final voting is now open.

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* Select the appropriate category from the buttons at the top of the page.
* Rank the items by clicking on the box and selecting the rank.
* Duplicate rankings are OK if you think the items are equivalent.
* Change a rank to N/A if you have no opinion on an item.
* 1 is Highest - 10 is Lowest

Your votes are recorded immediately and may be changed up until the time voting closes (11:59 PM CST - October 31, 2010).

The final voting will resolved using the Schulze method - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schulze_method

As usual, voting is restricted to either supporting users (having a supporter badge from any year is sufficient) or voters who pay a one-time 20 GeekGold fee, or users who have purchased an avatar.

Here's the list of nominees!

Board Game

Board Game: 2-Player Game
Arena: Roma II
Battles of Westeros
Campaign Manager 2008
Claustrophobia
Jaipur
Mr. Jack in New York
Stronghold
Summoner Wars
Warhammer: Invasion
Washington's War


Board Game: Abstract Game
Ablaze!
Adaptoid
Court of the Medici
FITS
Genial Spezial
Kraby
Level X
Mosaix
Qwirkle Cubes
Ubongo 3D


Board Game: Artwork & Presentation
The Adventurers: The Temple of Chac
Chaos in the Old World
Cyclades
Dungeon Lords
Forbidden Island
Fresco
Small World
Tales of the Arabian Nights
Tobago
War of the Ring Collector's Edition


Board Game: Card Game
11 nimmt!
Ascension: Deckbuilding Game
Campaign Manager 2008
Haggis
Innovation
Jaipur
Railways of the World: The Card Game
Summoner Wars
Thunderstone
Warhammer: Invasion


Board Game: Children's Game
6 nimmt! Junior
The Adventurers: The Temple of Chac
Castle Panic
duck! duck! SAFARI!
Forbidden Island
My First Carcassonne
The Magic Labyrinth
Wits & Wagers Family
Word on the Street Junior
Zoowaboo


Board Game: Expansion
Agricola: Farmers of the Moor
Dixit Quest
Dominion: Alchemy
Dominion: Intrigue
Dominion: Prosperity
Dominion: Seaside
Ghost Stories: White Moon
Kingsburg: To Forge a Realm
Race for the Galaxy: Rebel vs Imperium
Race for the Galaxy: The Brink of War


Board Game: Family Game
The Adventurers: The Temple of Chac
Castle Panic
Finca
FITS
Forbidden Island
Fresco
Ra: The Dice Game
Roll Through the Ages: The Bronze Age
Small World
Tobago


Board Game: Innovative
Catacombs
Chaos in the Old World
Claustrophobia
Dungeon Lords
Hansa Teutonica
Innovation
Macao
Roll Through the Ages: The Bronze Age
Summoner Wars
Tobago


Board Game: Party Game
Ugg-Tect
Bunny Bunny Moose Moose
Dice Town
Long Shot
Nanuk
The Resistance
Telestrations
Wits & Wagers Family
Word on the Street
Zombie Dice


Board Game: Print & Play
Agricola Express
Airborne In Your Pocket: Free Trial Version
Chunky Fighters
D-Day Dice: Free Trial Version
The d6 Shooters
Delve: The Dice Game
Doctor Who: Solitaire Story Game
Infection Express
The Resistance
Zombie in my Pocket


Board Game: Strategy Game
Carson City
Chaos in the Old World
Dungeon Lords
Endeavor
Hansa Teutonica
Homesteaders
Macao
Power Grid: Factory Manager
Small World
Steam


Board Game: Thematic Game
The Adventurers: The Temple of Chac
Chaos in the Old World
Claustrophobia
Defenders of the Realm
Dungeon Lords
Dungeons & Dragons: Castle Ravenloft Board Game
Middle-Earth Quest
Runewars
Tales of the Arabian Nights
War of the Ring Collector's Edition


Board Game: Wargame
Battles of Westeros
Chaos in the Old World
Conflict of Heroes: Storms of Steel! – Kursk 1943
D-Day at Omaha Beach
Maria
Richard III: The Wars of the Roses
Small World
Stronghold
War of the Ring Collector's Edition
Washington's War


RPG

RPG: Game of the Year
Diaspora
Doctor Who: Adventures in Time and Space
Dragon Age
The Dresden Files Roleplaying Game
Dungeons & Dragons (4th Edition)
Fiasco
Pathfinder Roleplaying Game
A Penny for My Thoughts
Time & Temp
Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay (3rd Edition)


RPG: Best Artwork & Pres.
The Armitage Files
Dark Sun Campaign Setting
DC Adventures Hero's Handbook
Doctor Who: Adventures in Time and Space: The Roleplaying Game (10th Doctor)
The Dresden Files Roleplaying Game, Volume 1: Your Story
The Dresden Files Roleplaying Game, Volume 2: Our World
Eclipse Phase Core Rulebook
Legend of the Five Rings 4th Edition RPG
Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Core Rulebook
Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay Core Set


RPG: Best Supplement
The Burning Wheel: Adventure Burner
The Armitage Files
Big Damn Heroes Handbook
Cthulhu Invictus (2nd edition)
Dark Sun Campaign Setting
The Day after Ragnarok (Savage Worlds)
Eureka: 501 Adventure Plots to Inspire Game Masters
Player's Handbook 3 (D&D 4e)
Shadows over Filmland
Tomb of Horrors


RPG: Best Free Game
44: A Game of Automatic Fear
The Bremen Town Musicians
Eclipse Phase Core Rulebook
Ghost/Echo
GRIMDARK
Gym, Tanning, Laundry: The Jersey Shore Role-playing game
Lady Blackbird
The One Page Dungeon Codex 2009
Retrospect
Shakespearead


RPG: Best Podcast
2d6 Feet in a Random Direction
Actual People, Actual Play
The Canon Puncture Show
Dungeons & Dragons Podcast
Fear the Boot
Narrative Control
Theory From the Closet
The Voice of the Revolution
The Walking Eye Podcast
YSDC: Lovecraftian Media

We have a separate RPG discussion thread which can be used to discuss the RPG nominations, etc.
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I HAD already VOTED! whistle
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That was the primary. Now it's the general election.
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I've got a 'write-in' candidate then: "NONE of the ABOVE!" robot
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I would suggest separating Art/Graphics from Graphic Design in the future. Is that too advanced for BGG? There are games that I give a 10 for art/graphics and a 1 for graphic design. It's pretty tough to rate them under a single topic.
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RPardoe wrote:
That was the primary. Now it's the general election.


I vote hope and change.... gulp shake

Post removed for political commentary in one.... two.... three..... cool
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blush I ONLY figured that for 'moi', then I'm not the least bit qualified to ADJUDGE upon anything, as I've not the least bit of experiences for plenty or any , with THAT constituting on what I consider mitigating THE 'Factoid' JACKTOID!
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Here's MY innovative 'solution': BUY MY VOTE
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Wow. I made a point of playing lots of different games this year, to help me with the IGA voting, but I can't believe how many of these nominated games I've never played.
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Larry Levy wrote:
...I can't believe how many of these nominated games I've never played.

I can't believe how few of these games I WANT to play, or the fact that the selection is so poor that games were even added to inappropriate categories just to fill them with something.
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Tough crowd!
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Aldie wrote:
Tough crowd!
shake do not TAUNT "tough crowd" nor stare directly at 2 of its 3 AYES...

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THERE ARE NOT 4 AYES
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I thought the Thematic category was pretty rockin, personally.

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Perhaps, but the wargame one is even more of a joke than last year, terrible.
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Octavian wrote:
I thought the Thematic category was pretty rockin, personally.


I agree, and I will enjoy some of the tough decisions presented. I have played many of the games on the list this year, and think that the categories sorted out pretty nicely.

Aldie - thank you for your hard work on this!
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Perhaps, but the wargame one is even more of a joke than last year, terrible.


You just say that because you haven't played that archetypal wargame, Chaos in the Old World.

Oh, wait...
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hey now! "Plays ALONG well with others" is the credo, I'm afraid's~OH! surprise
 
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Note that the actual range of voting values is 1-10, not 1-15 as documented...



In the grand annual tradition of whining about miscategorized games: I'm personally bemused by a couple of the "Abstract" games which don't sound abstract at all from what I can tell:

Ablaze!: a coop game where "players are firefighters trying to contain a spreading wildfire"

Court of the Medici: "a casual card game of politics and intrigue at the Medici court."

Both games of chance with theme in mechanics and component art...?
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Dire, absolutely dire. These awards are becoming more and more a joke...

Just out of curiosity, how many nomination votes would a game have needed to get nominated?
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No Cyclades anywhere but artwork and presentation? Weak.
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Quote:
The nominees for the 2010 Golden Geek Awards have been chosen!


Board Game: Abstract Game
Court of the Medici

Board Game: Children's Game
The Adventurers: The Temple of Chac
Castle Panic

Board Game: Wargame
Battles of Westeros
Chaos in the Old World
Small World
Stronghold
War of the Ring Collector's Edition


Bwhahaaa... You guys, hilarious...shake

Here, have a dictionary:

http://dictionary.reference.com/

I think for next year, we'll just go by "random_ word_game_of_the_year", e.g. Carrot Game of the Year: Small World; Echinate Game of the Year: The Adventurers etc. Makes as much sense...
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Most categories require 150-200 nominations to make the top 10.
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There voting and waiting for the result! There are some really great titles in there!
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Keltis: Neue Wege, Neue Ziele not getting a nomination for best expansion shows the majority of the voters is still from the USA.
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Aldie wrote:


Everyone of these is a strong contender! I think it'll be close between D-Day and Zombie...
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ibn_ul_khattab wrote:
Perhaps, but the wargame one is even more of a joke than last year, terrible.

Holy Words...
We really should reform the whole "wargame" idea that goes around in this site... Chaos in the Old World, Battle of Westeros, Smallworld and Stronghold are NOT Wargames. Perhaps Battle of Westeros but I have strong doubts...
The nominees should be screened much more accurately.
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