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The nominees for the 2015 Golden Geek Awards have been chosen by you! The voting is now open via these links:

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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. Any other games you rate will be considered higher ranked.
* 1 is Highest - 15 is Lowest (in the case where there are more than 15 nominees the highest number is still the lowest)

Your votes are recorded immediately and may be changed up until the time voting closes (11:59 PM CST - March 18, 2016).

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.

Some categories have more than 15 nominees and some have less. In the former there were ties, and the latter there weren't enough nominees to fill the category.

Here's the list of nominees, and congratulations!

Board Game


Board Game of the Year
7 Wonders Duel
Above and Below
Blood Rage
Codenames
Elysium
Food Chain Magnate
The Gallerist
Isle of Skye: From Chieftain to King
Kingdom Death: Monster
Mombasa
Mysterium
Orléans: Deluxe Edition
Pandemic Legacy: Season 1
T.I.M.E Stories
Through the Ages: A New Story of Civilization
The Voyages of Marco Polo


2-Player Game
7 Wonders Duel
Ashes: Rise of the Phoenixborn
Baseball Highlights: 2045
Bottom of the 9th
Dungeons & Dragons Dice Masters: Battle for Faerûn
Epic Card Game
A Game of Thrones: The Card Game (Second Edition)
Raptor
Risk: Star Wars Edition
Star Realms: Colony Wars
Star Wars: Armada
Stronghold (2nd edition)
Summoner Wars: Alliances Master Set
Tides of Time
Trambahn


Artwork & Presentation
Above and Below
Arboretum
Ashes: Rise of the Phoenixborn
Blood Rage
The Bloody Inn
Discoveries
Elysium
Flick 'em Up!
The Gallerist
The Grizzled
Kingdom Death: Monster
Mysterium
Steampunk Rally
T.I.M.E Stories
Trickerion: Legends of Illusion


Card Game
7 Wonders Duel
Arboretum
Ashes: Rise of the Phoenixborn
Baseball Highlights: 2045
Best Treehouse Ever
The Bloody Inn
Epic Card Game
A Game of Thrones: The Card Game (Second Edition)
The Game
The Grizzled
Mottainai
Oh My Goods!
Pax Pamir
Tides of Time
Warhammer Quest: The Adventure Card Game


Expansion
Abyss: Kraken
Colt Express: Horses & Stagecoach
Concordia: Salsa
Elder Sign: Gates of Arkham
Evolution: Flight
Five Tribes: The Artisans of Naqala
Imperial Settlers: Atlanteans
Istanbul: Mocha & Baksheesh
Orléans: Invasion
Roll for the Galaxy: Ambition
Russian Railroads: German Railroads
Snowdonia: Trans-Australian Railway & The Daffodil Line
T.I.M.E Stories: The Marcy Case
Takenoko: Chibis
Ticket to Ride Map Collection: Volume 5 – United Kingdom & Pennsylvania


Family Game
Above and Below
Best Treehouse Ever
Between Two Cities
Broom Service
Burgle Bros.
Cacao
Codenames
Favor of the Pharaoh
Flick 'em Up!
Isle of Skye: From Chieftain to King
Karuba
Lanterns: The Harvest Festival
Loony Quest
Mysterium
New York 1901


Innovative
504
Above and Below
Baseball Highlights: 2045
Between Two Cities
Churchill
Codenames
Flick 'em Up!
Food Chain Magnate
The Grizzled
Kingdom Death: Monster
Mysterium
Pandemic Legacy: Season 1
Steampunk Rally
T.I.M.E Stories
XCOM: The Board Game


Party Game
Bad Medicine
Codenames
Exploding Kittens
Flick 'em Up!
I Hate Zombies
Loony Quest
Loopin' Chewie
Mafia de Cuba
Monikers
Mysterium
One Night Revolution
One Night Ultimate Vampire
One Night Ultimate Werewolf Daybreak
Timeline Challenge
Unusual Suspects


Print & Play
Agent Decker
Austerity
Beyond Baker Street
The Court of Xiang Chi
Deep Space D-6
Dune: The Dice Game
Dungeon Solitaire: Tomb of the Four Kings


Solo Game
Airborne Commander
Baseball Highlights: 2045
Burgle Bros.
Castellion
Conflict of Heroes: Eastern Front – Solo Expansion
Enemy Action: Ardennes
The Gallerist
The Game
Hostage Negotiator
Kingdom Death: Monster
Neanderthal
Sylvion
Tiny Epic Galaxies
Warhammer Quest: The Adventure Card Game
Zombicide: Black Plague


Strategy Game
7 Wonders Duel
Blood Rage
Churchill
Elysium
Food Chain Magnate
Forbidden Stars
The Gallerist
Grand Austria Hotel
Isle of Skye: From Chieftain to King
Mombasa
Nippon
Pandemic Legacy: Season 1
Through the Ages: A New Story of Civilization
Tiny Epic Galaxies
The Voyages of Marco Polo


Thematic Game
Above and Below
Blood Rage
Burgle Bros.
Cthulhu Wars
Flick 'em Up!
Forbidden Stars
Fury of Dracula (third edition)
The Grizzled
Kingdom Death: Monster
Mysterium
Pandemic Legacy: Season 1
Specter Ops
Star Wars: Armada
T.I.M.E Stories
XCOM: The Board Game


Wargame
Airborne Commander
Churchill
Conflict of Heroes: Eastern Front – Solo Expansion
D-Day at Peleliu
Enemy Action: Ardennes
Genesis: Empires and Kingdoms of the Ancient Middle East
The Great War
The Greatest Day: Sword, Juno, and Gold Beaches
HoldFast: Korea 1950-1951
Plan Orange: Pacific War 1930 - 1935
They Come Unseen
Triumph & Tragedy
The U.S. Civil War
W1815
Wing Leader: Victories 1940-1942


Best Podcast
Blue Peg, Pink Peg
Board Games Insider
Dukes of Dice
Flip the Table
Gaming Rules!
Garrett's Games and Geekiness
Heavy Cardboard
The Long View
Low Player Count
Ludology
The Podcast of Nonsensical Gamers
Punching Cardboard
Rahdo Talks Through
Rolling Dice & Taking Names
The Secret Cabal Gaming Podcast
Shut Up & Sit Down: The Podcast!


Best Board Game App
Ascension: Dawn of Champions
Boss Monster
Brass
Camel Up
Card Crawl
Coup
Galaxy Trucker
Le Havre: The Inland Port
Sentinels of the Multiverse: Expansion Season Pass 1
Splendor
Star Realms: Gambit
Steam: Rails To Riches
XenoShyft


RPG


Game of the Year
Baker Street
Blades in the Dark
The Cypher System
Deluxe Tunnels & Trolls
Downfall
FAITH: The Sci-Fi RPG
Fall of Magic
Fantasy AGE
Feng Shui 2
HeroQuest Glorantha
Lone Wolf Adventure Game
Lovecraftesque
Ten Candles
Urban Shadows
The Warren


Best Artwork & Pres.
Cthulhu Britannica: London
The Dracula Dossier: Director's Handbook
Fall of Magic
Feng Shui 2
Lone Wolf Adventure Game
Mouse Guard (2nd Edition)
Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Bestiary 5
Pathfinder Unchained
Ruins of the North
Star Wars: Force and Destiny Beginner Game
Star Wars: Force and Destiny Core Rulebook
Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide
Symbaroum Core Rulebook
The Warren


Best Supplement
Cthulhu Britannica: London
The Dracula Dossier: Director's Handbook
Dracula Unredacted
Dungeon Master's Screen (D&D 5e)
Pathfinder Unchained
Star Wars: Force and Destiny Game Master's Kit
Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide


Best Podcast
Discern Realities
Fear the Boot
The Gauntlet Podcast
The Good Friends of Jackson Elias
The Jank Cast
Ken and Robin Talk About Stuff
The Misdirected Mark Podcast
Miskatonic University Podcast
NPC Cast
One Shot
Play On Target


Video Game


Game of the Year
Batman: Arkham Knight
Bloodborne
Darkest Dungeon
Fallout 4
LEGO Dimensions
Life is Strange
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
Pillars of Eternity
Rise of the Tomb Raider
Rocket League
Splatoon
Star Wars: Battlefront (2015)
Super Mario Maker
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt


Best Visuals/Artwork
Batman: Arkham Knight
Bloodborne
Darkest Dungeon
Fallout 4
Grim Fandango Remastered
Life is Strange
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
Ori and the Blind Forest
Pillars of Eternity
Rise of the Tomb Raider
Splatoon
Star Wars: Battlefront (2015)
Until Dawn
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
Yoshi's Woolly World


Best Indie Game
Axiom Verge
The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth
Broforce
Darkest Dungeon
Helldivers
Her Story
Life is Strange
Ori and the Blind Forest
Pillars of Eternity
Prison Architect
Rocket League
Shadowrun: Hong Kong
The Talos Principle: Deluxe Edition
Undertale


Best Mobile/Handheld
Alphabear
Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer
Card Crawl
Fallout Shelter
Fire Emblem Fates: Limited Edition
Lara Croft GO
The Legend of Zelda: Triforce Heroes
Lifeline (2015)
Neko Atsume
Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes
Warhammer 40,000: Deathwatch - Tyranid Invasion
XenoShyft
You Must Build A Boat


Most Innovative Game
ARK: Survival Evolved
Darkest Dungeon
Her Story
Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes
LEGO Dimensions
Life is Strange
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
Rocket League
Splatoon
Super Mario Maker
Until Dawn


Best PC Game
Cities: Skylines
Darkest Dungeon
Fallout 4
Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes
Life is Strange
Ori and the Blind Forest
Pillars of Eternity
Rise of the Tomb Raider
Rocket League
Shadowrun: Hong Kong
Star Wars: Battlefront (2015)
StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void
Undertale
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt


Best XBox One Game
Batman: Arkham Knight
Fallout 4
Halo 5: Guardians
LEGO Dimensions
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
Ori and the Blind Forest
Rise of the Tomb Raider
Star Wars: Battlefront (2015)
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt


Best PS4 Game
Bloodborne
Destiny: The Taken King
Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance
Fallout 4
LEGO Dimensions
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
Rocket League
Star Wars: Battlefront (2015)
UNCHARTED: The Nathan Drake Collection
Until Dawn
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt


Best Wii U Game
LEGO Dimensions
LEGO Jurassic World
Splatoon
Super Mario Maker
Xenoblade Chronicles X
Yoshi's Woolly World


Best 3DS Game
Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer
Code Name: S.T.E.A.M.
Fire Emblem Fates: Limited Edition
The Legend of Zelda: Triforce Heroes
LEGO Jurassic World
Pokémon Picross
Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2 Record Breaker


Best PS Vita Game
Axiom Verge
LEGO Jurassic World
Persona 4: Dancing All Night
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Some great selections making it difficult to choose. Overall, I would say a great year in new games.

Good luck to all of the nominations.

Cheers,
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Aldie, will you make the award graphic available again this year?
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Aldie wrote:
Your votes are recorded immediately and may be changed up until the time voting closes (11:59 PM CST - February 22, 2015).

Awww, now we have to own a working time machine to vote? These crackdowns on voter fraud are really getting out of hand.
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tumorous wrote:
Aldie wrote:
Your votes are recorded immediately and may be changed up until the time voting closes (11:59 PM CST - February 22, 2015).

Awww, now we have to own a working time machine to vote? These crackdowns on voter fraud are really getting out of hand.


Oops - copy paste error.
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Cthulhu Wars has no nom for artwork/presentation?

Seriously?
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Whoo! I have an avatar, I can vote this year!
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EYEL1NER wrote:
Whoo! I have an avatar, I can vote this year!


It's a Brave New World brother
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Great nominations!

Must check out Kingdom Death: Monsters, have not heard of that.

And let's see if Rocket League can win best video game.
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If Pandemic Legacy doesn't win game of the year, some people got some explaining to do.
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Oh ye gods, there's an embarrassment of riches in the Game of the Year and Artwork categories. Decisions, decisions (I mean, after I select KD:M as #1 in both, of course).

EDIT: ...and then we get to the party category, the only one where I've done multiple votes at the same number (all 15).
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For podcasts, were certain shows ineligible if they won in previous years?
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What a good year for gaming - congrats to all the nominees!
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Just put in my votes, and good luck to all of the game publishers and designers!
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Huh... one thing I like about the 1 through 15 or whatever rating system is even if you only played one of the games on any given list (like I have on several pages ), you can still submit a 'meaningful vote'.


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Whoo! I have an avatar, I can vote this year!
Avatar, but no uber/geekbadge?
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solidonelove wrote:
Cthulhu Wars has no nom for artwork/presentation?

Seriously?


Not many people own it, so likely not a lot of nominations.
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For podcasts, were certain shows ineligible if they won in previous years?


I heard somewhere that if a podcast wins one year, they're not allowed to be nominated the following year.
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Cthulhu Wars has no nom for artwork/presentation?

Seriously?


Not many people own it, so likely not a lot of nominations.


Kingdom Death: Monster has a lot of noms though. whistle

In all seriousness, it might have more to do with the fact that the only notable aspect of CW is the miniatures. They're awesome, but the actual artwork and graphic design that you see during the game is less than memorable. Voters may have put a higher emphasis on that; in fact, the majority of the games nominated have no minis, and those that do have - subjectively speaking of course - fantastic artwork (like, again, KD:M).
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Congratulations to all the nominees!
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The Schulze method confuses me a bit. Let's say there are 10 nominees, I've played 5 of them I like 4 of them and absolutely hated the 5th. Should I fill out the games 1,2,3,4,10 or 1,2,3,4,5, or 1,2,3,4 or does it not matter?
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TheOriginalJwoo wrote:
The Schulze method confuses me a bit. Let's say there are 10 nominees, I've played 5 of them I like 4 of them and absolutely hated the 5th. Should I fill out the games 1,2,3,4,10 or 1,2,3,4,5, or 1,2,3,4 or does it not matter?

Good question! I was wondering that, too.
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So many great games on these lists. Tough to decide which is best in some games.
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No Co-op category ?
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