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2005 Origins Awards Announced

At Origins in Columbus

Published: 07/05/2006 12:00am

The Academy of Adventure Gaming Arts and Design announced the winners of the 2005 Origins Awards at the recently completed Origins International Game Expo.  The Game of the Year award went to Warmachine, from the red-hot Privateer Press.  Some small press surprises joined perennial winners like Magic The Gathering in a wide-ranging list.   

 

Retailers can use the Origins Awards as a merchandising theme, and as a source of ideas on games that have not been widely disseminated that are worth considering as stock items. 

 

2005 Game of the Year

WARMACHINE: Apotheosis

Privateer Press, LLC

 

Board Game of the Year

Parthenon: Rise of the Aegean

Siren Bridge Publishing, Inc. & Z-Man Games, Inc

 

Collectable Card Game or Expansion of the Year

Ravnica: City of Guilds expansion for Magic: The Gathering

Wizards of the Coast

 

Traditional Card Game of the Year

Gloom

Atlas Games

 

Role-Playing Game of the Year

Artesia

Archaia Studios Press 

 

Role-Playing Game Supplement of the Year

GURPS Infinite Worlds 4th Edition

Steve Jackson Games

 

Miniatures Game or Expansion of the Year

ATZ - All Things Zombie

Two Hour Wargames

 

Miniatures of the Year

Wargods of Aegyptus: Harbingers of Bast

Crocodile Games

 

Historical Board Game of the Year

Lock 'N Load: Band of Heroes

Matrix Games

 

Historical Miniature Game or Expansion of the Year

Gutshot

Hawgleg

 

Historical Miniatures of the Year

10mm WWII Personality Set

Game Figures, Inc.

 

Nonfiction Publication of the Year

Historical Miniature Gamer Magazine

Legio X, Inc.

 

Game Accessory of the Year

The 13th Hour - Roleplaying Soundtrack

Midnight Syndicate (booth 607)

 

Vanguard Innovative Game Awards

Darter

Future Magic Games

 

Perplex City

Mind Candy

 

Polarity

Temple Games, Inc.

 

XIG: The Four Elements

GT2 Fun & Games Inc. (740)

 

Vanguard Unique Game Awards

Battleground: Fantasy Warfare

Your Move Games, Inc.

 

Infinite Armies

BTRC

 

World at War

Matrix Games

 

Rocketmen: Axis of Evil

WizKids

 

Gamer's Choice Best Board Game of the Year

Shadows Over Camelot

Days of Wonder

 

Gamer's Choice Best Collectible Card Game of the Year

Anachronism

TriKing Games

 

Gamer's Choice Best Traditional Card Game of the Year

Paranoia: The Mandatory Card Game

Mongoose Publishing

 

Gamer's Choice Best Historical Game of the Year

Axis and Allies Collectible Miniatures Game

Avalon Hill/Wizards of the Coast

 

Gamer's Choice Best Role Playing Game of the Year

Serenity

Margaret Weis Productions (booth 211)

 

Gamer's Choice Best Miniatures of the Year

WARMACHINE: Apotheosis

Privateer Press, LLC

 
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