Episode 305 – BGA Awards 2020

2020 has been a year unlike any other! For most things, that’s not a ringing endorsement, but for board games, it’s been a pretty solid year! Listen as we rundown our Games of the Year in eight categories, with nominees including:

Best Online Implementation:
Santorini, Teotihuacan, 7 Wonders Duel, Potion Explosion

Best App:
Root, Spirit Island, Wingspan, Roll for the Galaxy

Family Game:
Mariposas, Trekking the World, Mysterium Park, Fort

Heavy Strategy Game:
On Mars, Tekhenu, Food Chain Magnate: The Ketchup Mechanism & Other Ideas, Trickerion: Dawn of Technology/Dahlgaard’s Academy

Most Overlooked Gem:
Tokyo Tsukiji Market, Sonora , Sanctum, Tungaru

Best Kickstarter:
On Mars, 18Chesapeake, Streets, Clinic Deluxe Edition: The COVID 19

Best 2.0 Release:
Gloomhaven: Jaws of the Lion, Imperial Struggle, 7 Wonders & Expansions, The Fox in the Forest Duet

Game of the Year:
Lost Ruins of Arnak, Beyond the Sun, Fort, On Mars

Click here to see all the winners!

We also answer our question of the week: have you ever had to confront anyone about their AP, or cheating, or etc.? (Thank you AC for the question suggestion!)

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    Anthony lives and plays games in Pittsburgh, PA. A lover of complex strategy, two player war games, and area control, Anthony is always eager to try a new game, even if he's on rule-reading duty.

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