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2022 Board Game Award Nominees

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2022 Board Game Awards

Welcome to our 10th annual Board Game Quest Board Game Awards. Each year we take some time to honor the best and most creative new tabletop games from the previous years. For those wondering, we usually wait until spring to announce our nominees to give us time to play games that came out late in the winter.

As usual, we have a total of 11 award categories this year, with 5 nominees in each. Our editorial team has spent a ton of time playing games, and has chosen a group of titles from last year that we consider really outstanding. It’s from among these nominations that we will choose a winner. However, since we wouldn’t be doing this without you, our awesome readers, you also get a vote!

Below is a poll for each of the 11 categories for which you can vote. Our readers here will collectively get one vote, and along with each member of our editorial staff, the winner will be chosen. The voting will be open until April 12th, 2022 and the winners will be announced shortly after that.

Congratulations to all of this year’s nominees!

2022 Board Game Award Nominees

Best Cooperative Game

2022 Best Cooperative Board Game
Lobotomy 2
Lobotomy 2: Manhunt
Designers: Judgement Dave,
Sebastian Kozak
Titan Forge Games
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Oathworn
Oathsworn: Into the Deepwood
Designer: Jamie Jolly
Shadowborne Games
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ISS Vanguard
ISS Vanguard
Designers: Andrzej Betkiewicz,
Krzysztof Piskorski, Paweł Samborski, Marcin Świerkot
Awaken Realms
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Star Wars The Clone Wars
Star Wars: The Clone Wars
Designer: Alexandar Ortloff
Z-Man Games
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Aeon Trespass Odyssey
Aeon Trespass: Odyssey
Designer: Marcin Wełnicki
Into the Unknown
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Note: The editorial team wanted to include Paint the Roses as a nominee this year. However, due to a potential conflict of interest, we decided not to nominate it. Yet we would still like to give it a shout-out for being an exceptionally good game.

 

Best Game Expansion

2022 Best Game Expansion
Outer Rim Unfinished Business
Star Wars: Outer Rim – Unfinished Business
Designers: Tony Fanchi, Corey Konieczka
Fantasy Flight Games
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Days of Future Past
Marvel United: X-Men – Days of Future Past
Designers: Andrea Chiarvesio, Eric Lang, Francesco Rugerfred Sedda
CMON Games
Wingspan Asia
Wingspan: Asia
Designer: Elizabeth Hargrave
Stonemaier Games
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Return to Dark Tower
Return to Dark Tower Alliances
Designers: Isaac Childres, Noah Cohen, Rob Daviau, Justin D. Jacobson, Brian Neff
Restoration Games
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Bullet Star
Bullet:
Designer: Joshua Van Laningham
Level99 Games
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Best Production Values

2022 Best Production Values
Return to Dark Tower
Return to Dark Tower
Designers: Tim Burrell-Saward,
Isaac Childres, Noah Cohen, Rob Daviau,
Justin D. Jacobson, Brian Neff
Restoration Games
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Frostpunk: The Board game
Frostpunk: The Board Game
Designer: Adam Kwapiński
Glass Cannon Unplugged
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Foundations of Rome
Foundations of Rome
Designer: Emerson Matsuuchi
Arcane Wonders
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Oathworn
Oathsworn: Into the Deepwood
Designer: Jamie Jolly
Shadowborne Games
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Wonderlands War
Wonderlands War
Designers: Tim Eisner, Ben Eisner,
Ian Moss
Druid City Games
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Best Thematic Game

2022 Best Thematic Game
Return to Dark Tower
Return to Dark Tower
Designers: Tim Burrell-Saward,
Isaac Childres, Noah Cohen, Rob Daviau,
Justin D. Jacobson, Brian Neff
Restoration Games
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Heat: Pedal to the Metal
Heat: Pedal to the Metal
Designers: Asger Harding Granerud,
Daniel Skjold Pedersen
Days of Wonder
ISS Vanguard
ISS Vanguard
Designers: Andrzej Betkiewicz,
Krzysztof Piskorski, Paweł Samborski, Marcin Świerkot
Awaken Realms
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Undaunted Stalingrad
Undaunted: Stalingrad
Designers: Trevor Benjamin,
David Thompson
Osprey Games
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War of the Ring The Card Game
War of the Ring: The Card Game
Designer: Ian Brody
Ares Games
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Best Strategy/Euro Game

2022 Best Euro Game
Foundations of Rome
Foundations of Rome
Designer: Emerson Matsuuchi
Arcane Wonders
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Planet Unknown
Planet Unknown
Designers: Ryan Lambert, Adam Rehberg
Adams Apple Games
Ark Nova
Ark Nova
Designer: Mathias Wigge
Capstone Games
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Wonderlands War
Wonderlands War
Designers: Tim Eisner, Ben Eisner,
Ian Moss
Druid City Games
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Tiletum
Tiletum
Designers: Simone Luciani, Daniele Tascini
Board and Dice

 

Best Card Game

2022 Best Card Game
Kites
Kites
Designer: Kevin Hamano
Floodgate Games
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War of the Ring the Card Game
War of the Ring: The Card Game
Designer: Ian Brody
Ares Games
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Cat in the Box
Cat in the Box: Deluxe Edition
Designer: Muneyuki Yokouchi
Bézier Games
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Sea Salt and Paper
Sea Salt, and Paper
Designers: Bruno Cathala, Théo Rivière
Bombyx
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Marvel Remix
Marvel: Remix
Designer: Bruce Glassco
WizKids
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Best Game from a Small Publisher

2022 Best Game from a Small Publisher
Blood on the Clocktower
Blood on the Clocktower
Designer: Steven Medway
The Pandemonium Institute
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Planet Unknown
Planet Unknown
Designers: Ryan Lambert, Adam Rehberg
Adams Apple Games
Frostpunk: The Board game
Frostpunk: The Board Game
Designer: Adam Kwapiński
Glass Cannon Unplugged
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Flamecraft
Flamecraft
Designer: Manny Vega
Cardboard Alchemy
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Mindbug
Mindbug: First Contact
Designers: Skaff Elias, Richard Garfield, Marvin Hegen, Christian Kudahl
Nerdlab Games
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Best Two Player Game

2022 Best Two Player Game
Undaunted Stalingrad
Undaunted: Stalingrad
Designers: Trevor Benjamin,
David Thompson
Osprey Games
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Splendor Duel
Splendor: Duel
Designers: Marc André, Bruno Cathala
Space Cowboys
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Boop
Boop
Designer: Scott Brady
Smirk & Laughter
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Beer and Bread
Beer and Bread
Designer: Scott Almes
Capstone Games
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Caper Europ
Caper: Europe
Designer: Unai Rubio
Keymaster Games
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Best Family Game

2022 Best Family Game
Longshot: The Dice Game
Long Shot: The Dice Game
Designer:
Chris Handy
Perplext
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Scooby Doo
Scooby-Doo! The Board Game
Designers: Guilherme Goulart, Fred Perret
CMON Games
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Star Wars The Clone Wars
Star Wars: The Clone Wars
Designer: Alexandar Ortloff
Z-Man Games
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Flamecraft
Flamecraft
Designer: Manny Vega
Cardboard Alchemy
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Coraquest
Coraquest
Designers: Dan Hughes, Cora Hughes
Bright Eye Games
Get Your Copy

 

Best Reprint/Reimplementation

2022 Best Reprint
Return to Dark Tower
Return to Dark Tower
Designers: Tim Burrell-Saward,
Isaac Childres, Noah Cohen, Rob Daviau,
Justin D. Jacobson, Brian Neff
Restoration Games
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Scout
Scout
Designer: Kei Kajino
Oink Games
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Cat in the Box
Cat in the Box: Deluxe Edition
Designer: Muneyuki Yokouchi
Bézier Games
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Longshot: The Dice Game
Long Shot: The Dice Game
Designer: Chris Handy
Perplext
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Vengeance Roll and Fight
Vengeance: Roll and Fight
Designers: Gordon Calleja,
Noralie Lubbers, Dávid Turczi
Mighty Boards
Get Your Copy

 

Game of the Year

2022 Game of the Year
Foundations of Rome
Foundations of Rome
Designer: Emerson Matsuuchi
Arcane Wonders
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Wonderlands War
Wonderlands War
Designers: Tim Eisner, Ben Eisner,
Ian Moss
Druid City Games
Get Your Copy
Return to Dark Tower
Return to Dark Tower
Designers: Tim Burrell-Saward,
Isaac Childres, Noah Cohen, Rob Daviau, Justin D. Jacobson, Brian Neff
Restoration Games
Get Your Copy
Planet Unknown
Planet Unknown
Designers: Ryan Lambert, Adam Rehberg
Adams Apple Games
Ark Nova
Ark Nova
Designer: Mathias Wigge
Capstone Games
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Note: Whichever game wins Game of the Year will automatically be removed from any of the above categories except Best Production Values. Our reasoning is if a game wins Game of the Year, chances are it should win any of the other categories by default. That just seemed a bit redundant. If a game wins Game of the Year, you know it is really good.


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