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Meeples Choice Awards: Getting Started
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huzonfirst@comcast.net [spielfrieks]
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As a society, we have a great deal of admiration for pairs of things. Peanut butter and jelly, Simon and Garfunkel, Abbott and Costello—we just can’t get enough of our dynamic duos. But here at Spielfrieks, we like to go one step further and emphasize the trio. Bacon, lettuce, and tomato; Peter, Paul, and Mary; and...well, I can’t think of any notable comic threesomes, but if you pick any three politicians at random, I guarantee you’ll get some good laughs. The point is, we’re all about the Power of Three. And our favorite ménage à trois is the triplet of results coming each year from those three lovely words: Meeples Choice Awards!



As I’m sure you’ve all figured out by now, this is Larry Levy sending out the word that it’s time to start the process whereby the Spielfrieks user group selects our three favorite games of last year. We’ve been doing it for 15 years or so and it’s always a lot of fun. Moreover, we make some pretty great picks, if I do say so myself. Just check out these threesomes from the past few years:



2015: Codenames; Food Chain Magnate; The Voyages of Marco Polo

2014: Roll for the Galaxy; Castles of Mad King Ludwig; Splendor

2013: Russian Railroads; Bora Bora; Concordia

2012: Terra Mystica; Tzolk'in; Keyflower

2011: The Castles of Burgundy; Ora et Labora; A Few Acres of Snow



If you want to check out all of the winners, here's a link to the Meeples Choice page on the BGG Wiki: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/wiki/page/Meeples_Choice#.



So let’s get to specifics. Everyone on the Spielfrieks user group is eligible to vote in this election. If you know of someone who isn’t a member who’d like to participate, no worries. Just have them send an email to spielfrieks-owner AT yahoogroups DOT com and the mysterious masters at that address will set them up lickity-split.



So what games are eligible? Basically anything that was first released during 2016. RPGs and video games aren’t included, of course, but board games, card games, dexterity games, co-ops, wargames, party games...pretty much the whole shebang can be voted for. Pure expansions aren’t eligible, but standalone expansions are. The games have to be published ones, so Print ‘n’ Play or web-published games are excluded.



My basic source for eligible titles is BGG’s list of 2016’s non-expansion games, but there are some additional ones eligible. If a game first appeared in an earlier year in a form that limited its exposure (for example, a limited print run or non-English language release), but a more accessible version was published last year, it can be voted for. The only restriction is that no games nominated for the second round of voting in an earlier year can be voted on this year. You only get one bite at that MCA apple.



In order to come up with our winning entries, we’ll use our time-honored three-step process (there’s that number three again!). First, we’ll decide which games will be part of our initial election. Then, we’ll conduct that election, with every voter choosing their 10 favorite games. This will give us our list of nominated games, which will consist of the 25 (plus ties) games that receive the most votes from the first election. Finally, we’ll vote one more time, with everyone picking their three favorites from the nominated games. The three games that get the most votes from that second election will be crowned the winners of the Meeples Choice Awards!



To help us conduct those elections, we will once again be using our exclusively designed app, created by our fellow Spielfriek, the very generous and talented Wei-Hwa Huang. This proved to be very popular when it was introduced last year and Wei-Hwa is adding a few more features even as we speak, to make the voting experience even more enjoyable. I’ll discuss how to use the application once we’ve settled on the games for our first election, but it’s very intuitive, so my instructions will resemble the rule set for No Thanks! more than Die Macher.



So for now, your mission, should you decide to accept it, is to help us come up with the initial list of games. I went to the Geek and came up with a group of 185 leading games from last year. That’s a whole bunch of games, but I certain there are some I’ve missed. That’s where you come in. I’ve listed the games at the end of this note. Please go through them and post any titles from 2016 that have a good chance of making your top 10 from the year. Make sure you include any designs that debuted before last year, but which you think hadn’t been truly accessible until 2016. List your reasons for why you feel that game should be included this year and I’ll make the judgement call on each of them. But I’ll try to be accommodating, since the goal is to let everyone vote for their top 10 games of the year during the first election. Either post your suggestions here or, for folks who don’t have access to the user group, send them to me at huzonfirst AT gmail DOT com. I’d also appreciate it if you could point out any of the games I listed that you don’t think should be eligible this year.



So that’s the task for the next few days. After that, I’ll add your suggestions and provide the list of games for our first round of voting. If you want the current list in a form you can manipulate, check out the spreadsheet I’ve uploaded. For each game, I’ve listed its Game Rank on the Geek, together with its Average Rating and Number of Ratings (based on what was showing a couple of weeks ago, when I gathered the stats from the Geek). There are two tabs, one sorted by Game Rank, and one in alphabetical order of the games. If you don’t want to be bothered with that, I’ll list the games in alphabetical order at the end of this note.



It’s Meeples Choice Award time, people! Let’s have some fun with it for the next few weeks! Thanks in advance for your participation and I look forward to hearing your suggestions in the days to come.





13 Days: The Cuban Missile Crisis

51st State: Master Set



A Feast for Odin

A Game of Thrones: Hand of the King

Adrenaline

Aeon's End

Agamemnon

Agricola (revised edition)

Agricola: Family Edition

America

Animals on Board

Archaeology: The New Expedition

Argo

Arkham Horror: The Card Game

Around the World in 80 Days

Automobiles

Ave Roma

Avenue



Beyond Baker Street

Black Orchestra

Blood Bowl (2016 edition)

Bohemian Villages

Bonanza: The Duel



Capital

Captain Sonar

Carcassonne: Amazonas

Chariot Race

Clank!

Coal Baron: The Great Card Game

Codenames: Pictures

Codex: Card-Time Strategy – Deluxe Set

Colony

Comanchería

Conan

Conflict of Heroes: Guadalcanal

Cottage Garden

Covert

Crisis

Cry Havoc



Dale of Merchants 2

Days of Ire: Budapest 1956

Dead of Winter: The Long Night

Dice Stars

Die Baumeister des Colosseum

Dokmus

DOOM: The Board Game

Dream Home

Dynasties



Escape Room: The Game

Evolution: Climate

Evolution: The Beginning

Exceed: Red Horizon

EXIT: The Game – The Abandoned Cabin

EXIT: The Game – The Pharaoh's Tomb

EXIT: The Game – The Secret Lab

Explorers of the North Sea



Fabled Fruit

Factory Funner

Falling Sky

Fields of Green

Fight for Olympus

First Class

Flamme Rouge

Fuji Flush



Game of Thrones: The Iron Throne

Great Western Trail

Guilds of London

Guns & Steel: Renaissance



Habitats

Hands in the Sea

Harry Potter: Hogwarts Battle

Hellas

Hero Realms

Hit Z Road

HMS Dolores

Honshu



Ice Cool

Imhotep

In the Name of Odin

Inis

Insider

Islebound



Jórvík

Junk Art



Kanagawa

Kepler-3042

Key to the City – London

Kingdomino

Knit Wit

Kodama: The Tree Spirits



La Granja: No Siesta

Legendary Encounters: Firefly

Liberty or Death

London Dread

Lorenzo il Magnifico

Lunarchitects



Mansions of Madness: Second Edition

Mare Nostrum: Empires

Martians: A Story of Civilization

Mea Culpa

Mechs vs. Minions

Millennium Blades

Mystic Vale

Mythos Tales



New Angeles

New Bedford

Nina & Pinta

Noch mal!

North American Railways

Not Alone



Oceanos

One Deck Dungeon

Order of the Gilded Compass



Pandemic Iberia

Pandemic: Reign of Cthulhu

Papà Paolo

Pathfinder Card Game: Mummy's Mask

Pax Renaissance

Phalanxx

Plague Inc.: The Board Game

Port Royal Unterwegs!

Power Grid: The Card Game

Project: ELITE



Quadropolis

Quartermaster General – Peloponnesian War

Quartermaster General: 1914

Qwixx Deluxe



Railroad Revolution

Really Bad Art

Robo Rally (2016)

Roll Player

Round House



Santorini

Scythe

SeaFall

Secret Hitler

Silent Victory: U.S. Submarines in the Pacific

Smash Up: It's Your Fault!

Snowblind: Race for the Pole

Sola Fide: The Reformation

Solarius Mission

Spheres of Influence

Star Trek Panic

Star Trek: Ascendancy

Star Trek: Frontiers

Star Wars: Destiny

Star Wars: Rebellion

Stronghold (2nd edition)

Sushi Go Party!



Tak

Tavarua

Tempel des Schreckens

Terraforming Mars

The Blood of an Englishman

The Castles of Burgundy: The Card Game

The Colonists

The Flow of History

The Game: Extreme

The Lamps Are Going Out

The Manhattan Project: Chain Reaction

The Manhattan Project: Energy Empire

The Networks

The Oracle of Delphi

The Others

The Walking Dead: All Out War

Ticket to Ride: Rails & Sails

Tides of Madness

Tin Goose

Tiny Epic Western

Tramways

Tyrants of the Underdark



Ulm



Valeria: Card Kingdoms

Vast

V-Commandos

Via Nebula

Vikings on Board

Villages of Valeria

Vinhos Deluxe Edition



Warfighter

Wind the Film!

Word Slam

World's Fair 1893



X nimmt!



Yokohama
Anye Freer anye.freer@gmail.com [spielfrieks]
2017-06-19 17:17:09 UTC
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Aw, Larry, you're killing me... what about Larry, Moe and Curly?
(I don't find them all that funny personally but they're certainly notable!)


Thanks,
Anye M. Freer
Post by ***@comcast.net [spielfrieks]
As a society, we have a great deal of admiration for pairs of things. Peanut
butter and jelly, Simon and Garfunkel, Abbott and Costello—we just can’t
get enough of our dynamic duos. But here at Spielfrieks, we like to go
one step further and emphasize the trio. Bacon, lettuce, and tomato;
Peter, Paul, and Mary; and...well, I can’t think of any notable comic
threesomes, but if you pick any three politicians at random, I guarantee
you’ll get some good laughs. The point is, we’re all about the Power of
Three. And our favorite ménage à trois is the triplet of results coming
each year from those three lovely words: Meeples Choice Awards!
As I’m sure you’ve all figured out by now, this is Larry Levy sending out
the word that it’s time to start the process whereby the Spielfrieks user
group selects our three favorite games of last year. We’ve been doing it
for 15 years or so and it’s always a lot of fun. Moreover, we make some
pretty great picks, if I do say so myself. Just check out these
2015: Codenames; Food Chain Magnate; The Voyages of Marco Polo
2014: Roll for the Galaxy; Castles of Mad King Ludwig; Splendor
2013: Russian Railroads; Bora Bora; Concordia
2012: Terra Mystica; Tzolk'in; Keyflower
2011: The Castles of Burgundy; Ora et Labora; A Few Acres of Snow
If you want to check out all of the winners, here's a link to the Meeples
Choice page on the BGG Wiki: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/
wiki/page/Meeples_Choice#.
So let’s get to specifics. Everyone on the Spielfrieks user group is
eligible to vote in this election. If you know of someone who isn’t a
member who’d like to participate, no worries. Just have them send an
email to spielfrieks-owner AT yahoogroups DOT com and the mysterious
masters at that address will set them up lickity-split.
So what games are eligible? Basically anything that was first released
during 2016. RPGs and video games aren’t included, of course, but board
games, card games, dexterity games, co-ops, wargames, party games...pretty
much the whole shebang can be voted for. Pure expansions aren’t
eligible, but standalone expansions are. The games have to be published
ones, so Print ‘n’ Play or web-published games are excluded.
My basic source for eligible titles is BGG’s list of 2016’s non-expansion
games, but there are some additional ones eligible. If a game first
appeared in an earlier year in a form that limited its exposure (for
example, a limited print run or non-English language release), but a more
accessible version was published last year, it can be voted for. The
only restriction is that no games nominated for the second round of voting
in an earlier year can be voted on this year. You only get one bite at
that MCA apple.
In order to come up with our winning entries, we’ll use our time-honored
three-step process (there’s that number three again!). First, we’ll
decide which games will be part of our initial election. Then, we’ll
conduct that election, with every voter choosing their 10 favorite games.
This will give us our list of nominated games, which will consist of the
25 (plus ties) games that receive the most votes from the first election.
Finally, we’ll vote one more time, with everyone picking their three
favorites from the nominated games. The three games that get the most
votes from that second election will be crowned the winners of the Meeples
Choice Awards!
To help us conduct those elections, we will once again be using our
exclusively designed app, created by our fellow Spielfriek, the very
generous and talented Wei-Hwa Huang. This proved to be very popular when
it was introduced last year and Wei-Hwa is adding a few more features even
as we speak, to make the voting experience even more enjoyable. I’ll
discuss how to use the application once we’ve settled on the games for our
first election, but it’s very intuitive, so my instructions will resemble
the rule set for No Thanks! more than Die Macher.
So for now, your mission, should you decide to accept it, is to help us
come up with the initial list of games. I went to the Geek and came up
with a group of 185 leading games from last year. That’s a whole bunch
of games, but I certain there are some I’ve missed. That’s where you
come in. I’ve listed the games at the end of this note. Please go
through them and post any titles from 2016 that have a good chance of
making your top 10 from the year. Make sure you include any designs that
debuted before last year, but which you think hadn’t been truly accessible
until 2016. List your reasons for why you feel that game should be
included this year and I’ll make the judgement call on each of them. But
I’ll try to be accommodating, since the goal is to let everyone vote for
their top 10 games of the year during the first election. Either post
your suggestions here or, for folks who don’t have access to the user
group, send them to me at huzonfirst AT gmail DOT com. I’d also
appreciate it if you could point out any of the games I listed that you
don’t think should be eligible this year.
So that’s the task for the next few days. After that, I’ll add your
suggestions and provide the list of games for our first round of voting. If
you want the current list in a form you can manipulate, check out the
spreadsheet I’ve uploaded. For each game, I’ve listed its Game Rank on
the Geek, together with its Average Rating and Number of Ratings (based on
what was showing a couple of weeks ago, when I gathered the stats from the
Geek). There are two tabs, one sorted by Game Rank, and one in
alphabetical order of the games. If you don’t want to be bothered with
that, I’ll list the games in alphabetical order at the end of this note.
It’s Meeples Choice Award time, people! Let’s have some fun with it for
the next few weeks! Thanks in advance for your participation and I look
forward to hearing your suggestions in the days to come.
13 Days: The Cuban Missile Crisis
51st State: Master Set
A Feast for Odin
A Game of Thrones: Hand of the King
Adrenaline
Aeon's End
Agamemnon
Agricola (revised edition)
Agricola: Family Edition
America
Animals on Board
Archaeology: The New Expedition
Argo
Arkham Horror: The Card Game
Around the World in 80 Days
Automobiles
Ave Roma
Avenue
Beyond Baker Street
Black Orchestra
Blood Bowl (2016 edition)
Bohemian Villages
Bonanza: The Duel
Capital
Captain Sonar
Carcassonne: Amazonas
Chariot Race
Clank!
Coal Baron: The Great Card Game
Codenames: Pictures
Codex: Card-Time Strategy – Deluxe Set
Colony
Comanchería
Conan
Conflict of Heroes: Guadalcanal
Cottage Garden
Covert
Crisis
Cry Havoc
Dale of Merchants 2
Days of Ire: Budapest 1956
Dead of Winter: The Long Night
Dice Stars
Die Baumeister des Colosseum
Dokmus
DOOM: The Board Game
Dream Home
Dynasties
Escape Room: The Game
Evolution: Climate
Evolution: The Beginning
Exceed: Red Horizon
EXIT: The Game – The Abandoned Cabin
EXIT: The Game – The Pharaoh's Tomb
EXIT: The Game – The Secret Lab
Explorers of the North Sea
Fabled Fruit
Factory Funner
Falling Sky
Fields of Green
Fight for Olympus
First Class
Flamme Rouge
Fuji Flush
Game of Thrones: The Iron Throne
Great Western Trail
Guilds of London
Guns & Steel: Renaissance
Habitats
Hands in the Sea
Harry Potter: Hogwarts Battle
Hellas
Hero Realms
Hit Z Road
HMS Dolores
Honshu
Ice Cool
Imhotep
In the Name of Odin
Inis
Insider
Islebound
Jórvík
Junk Art
Kanagawa
Kepler-3042
Key to the City – London
Kingdomino
Knit Wit
Kodama: The Tree Spirits
La Granja: No Siesta
Legendary Encounters: Firefly
Liberty or Death
London Dread
Lorenzo il Magnifico
Lunarchitects
Mansions of Madness: Second Edition
Mare Nostrum: Empires
Martians: A Story of Civilization
Mea Culpa
Mechs vs. Minions
Millennium Blades
Mystic Vale
Mythos Tales
New Angeles
New Bedford
Nina & Pinta
Noch mal!
North American Railways
Not Alone
Oceanos
One Deck Dungeon
Order of the Gilded Compass
Pandemic Iberia
Pandemic: Reign of Cthulhu
Papà Paolo
Pathfinder Card Game: Mummy's Mask
Pax Renaissance
Phalanxx
Plague Inc.: The Board Game
Port Royal Unterwegs!
Power Grid: The Card Game
Project: ELITE
Quadropolis
Quartermaster General – Peloponnesian War
Quartermaster General: 1914
Qwixx Deluxe
Railroad Revolution
Really Bad Art
Robo Rally (2016)
Roll Player
Round House
Santorini
Scythe
SeaFall
Secret Hitler
Silent Victory: U.S. Submarines in the Pacific
Smash Up: It's Your Fault!
Snowblind: Race for the Pole
Sola Fide: The Reformation
Solarius Mission
Spheres of Influence
Star Trek Panic
Star Trek: Ascendancy
Star Trek: Frontiers
Star Wars: Destiny
Star Wars: Rebellion
Stronghold (2nd edition)
Sushi Go Party!
Tak
Tavarua
Tempel des Schreckens
Terraforming Mars
The Blood of an Englishman
The Castles of Burgundy: The Card Game
The Colonists
The Flow of History
The Game: Extreme
The Lamps Are Going Out
The Manhattan Project: Chain Reaction
The Manhattan Project: Energy Empire
The Networks
The Oracle of Delphi
The Others
The Walking Dead: All Out War
Ticket to Ride: Rails & Sails
Tides of Madness
Tin Goose
Tiny Epic Western
Tramways
Tyrants of the Underdark
Ulm
Valeria: Card Kingdoms
Vast
V-Commandos
Via Nebula
Vikings on Board
Villages of Valeria
Vinhos Deluxe Edition
Warfighter
Wind the Film!
Word Slam
World's Fair 1893
X nimmt!
Yokohama
huzonfirst@comcast.net [spielfrieks]
2017-06-19 17:18:35 UTC
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In the words of another comic genius: D'oh!
Dave Peters davepeters@gmail.com [spielfrieks]
2017-06-19 18:31:02 UTC
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While I've no conviction that either would receive more than the single
vote, my top 10 for last year would include both of Ni-Ju (a ferocious
little nestorgames abstract) and 1859 (the 18xx title in last year's
Winsome Essen Set.)
huzonfirst@comcast.net [spielfrieks]
2017-06-19 19:28:02 UTC
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No worries, Dave. For the Meeples Choice, one vote is all that's required; One is decidedly NOT the loneliest number. I've added both games to the list. Thanks!
Jacob Lee jacobjslee@gmail.com [spielfrieks]
2017-06-20 05:16:32 UTC
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This list covers everything I would have suggested so it's more than enough
for me to pick from. Thanks!

Jacob
Post by ***@comcast.net [spielfrieks]
As a society, we have a great deal of admiration for pairs of things. Peanut
butter and jelly, Simon and Garfunkel, Abbott and Costello—we just can’t
get enough of our dynamic duos. But here at Spielfrieks, we like to go
one step further and emphasize the trio. Bacon, lettuce, and tomato;
Peter, Paul, and Mary; and...well, I can’t think of any notable comic
threesomes, but if you pick any three politicians at random, I guarantee
you’ll get some good laughs. The point is, we’re all about the Power of
Three. And our favorite ménage à trois is the triplet of results coming
each year from those three lovely words: Meeples Choice Awards!
As I’m sure you’ve all figured out by now, this is Larry Levy sending out
the word that it’s time to start the process whereby the Spielfrieks user
group selects our three favorite games of last year. We’ve been doing it
for 15 years or so and it’s always a lot of fun. Moreover, we make some
pretty great picks, if I do say so myself. Just check out these
2015: Codenames; Food Chain Magnate; The Voyages of Marco Polo
2014: Roll for the Galaxy; Castles of Mad King Ludwig; Splendor
2013: Russian Railroads; Bora Bora; Concordia
2012: Terra Mystica; Tzolk'in; Keyflower
2011: The Castles of Burgundy; Ora et Labora; A Few Acres of Snow
If you want to check out all of the winners, here's a link to the Meeples
Choice page on the BGG Wiki: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/
wiki/page/Meeples_Choice#.
So let’s get to specifics. Everyone on the Spielfrieks user group is
eligible to vote in this election. If you know of someone who isn’t a
member who’d like to participate, no worries. Just have them send an
email to spielfrieks-owner AT yahoogroups DOT com and the mysterious
masters at that address will set them up lickity-split.
So what games are eligible? Basically anything that was first released
during 2016. RPGs and video games aren’t included, of course, but board
games, card games, dexterity games, co-ops, wargames, party games...pretty
much the whole shebang can be voted for. Pure expansions aren’t
eligible, but standalone expansions are. The games have to be published
ones, so Print ‘n’ Play or web-published games are excluded.
My basic source for eligible titles is BGG’s list of 2016’s non-expansion
games, but there are some additional ones eligible. If a game first
appeared in an earlier year in a form that limited its exposure (for
example, a limited print run or non-English language release), but a more
accessible version was published last year, it can be voted for. The
only restriction is that no games nominated for the second round of voting
in an earlier year can be voted on this year. You only get one bite at
that MCA apple.
In order to come up with our winning entries, we’ll use our time-honored
three-step process (there’s that number three again!). First, we’ll
decide which games will be part of our initial election. Then, we’ll
conduct that election, with every voter choosing their 10 favorite games.
This will give us our list of nominated games, which will consist of the
25 (plus ties) games that receive the most votes from the first election.
Finally, we’ll vote one more time, with everyone picking their three
favorites from the nominated games. The three games that get the most
votes from that second election will be crowned the winners of the Meeples
Choice Awards!
To help us conduct those elections, we will once again be using our
exclusively designed app, created by our fellow Spielfriek, the very
generous and talented Wei-Hwa Huang. This proved to be very popular when
it was introduced last year and Wei-Hwa is adding a few more features even
as we speak, to make the voting experience even more enjoyable. I’ll
discuss how to use the application once we’ve settled on the games for our
first election, but it’s very intuitive, so my instructions will resemble
the rule set for No Thanks! more than Die Macher.
So for now, your mission, should you decide to accept it, is to help us
come up with the initial list of games. I went to the Geek and came up
with a group of 185 leading games from last year. That’s a whole bunch
of games, but I certain there are some I’ve missed. That’s where you
come in. I’ve listed the games at the end of this note. Please go
through them and post any titles from 2016 that have a good chance of
making your top 10 from the year. Make sure you include any designs that
debuted before last year, but which you think hadn’t been truly accessible
until 2016. List your reasons for why you feel that game should be
included this year and I’ll make the judgement call on each of them. But
I’ll try to be accommodating, since the goal is to let everyone vote for
their top 10 games of the year during the first election. Either post
your suggestions here or, for folks who don’t have access to the user
group, send them to me at huzonfirst AT gmail DOT com. I’d also
appreciate it if you could point out any of the games I listed that you
don’t think should be eligible this year.
So that’s the task for the next few days. After that, I’ll add your
suggestions and provide the list of games for our first round of voting. If
you want the current list in a form you can manipulate, check out the
spreadsheet I’ve uploaded. For each game, I’ve listed its Game Rank on
the Geek, together with its Average Rating and Number of Ratings (based on
what was showing a couple of weeks ago, when I gathered the stats from the
Geek). There are two tabs, one sorted by Game Rank, and one in
alphabetical order of the games. If you don’t want to be bothered with
that, I’ll list the games in alphabetical order at the end of this note.
It’s Meeples Choice Award time, people! Let’s have some fun with it for
the next few weeks! Thanks in advance for your participation and I look
forward to hearing your suggestions in the days to come.
13 Days: The Cuban Missile Crisis
51st State: Master Set
A Feast for Odin
A Game of Thrones: Hand of the King
Adrenaline
Aeon's End
Agamemnon
Agricola (revised edition)
Agricola: Family Edition
America
Animals on Board
Archaeology: The New Expedition
Argo
Arkham Horror: The Card Game
Around the World in 80 Days
Automobiles
Ave Roma
Avenue
Beyond Baker Street
Black Orchestra
Blood Bowl (2016 edition)
Bohemian Villages
Bonanza: The Duel
Capital
Captain Sonar
Carcassonne: Amazonas
Chariot Race
Clank!
Coal Baron: The Great Card Game
Codenames: Pictures
Codex: Card-Time Strategy – Deluxe Set
Colony
Comanchería
Conan
Conflict of Heroes: Guadalcanal
Cottage Garden
Covert
Crisis
Cry Havoc
Dale of Merchants 2
Days of Ire: Budapest 1956
Dead of Winter: The Long Night
Dice Stars
Die Baumeister des Colosseum
Dokmus
DOOM: The Board Game
Dream Home
Dynasties
Escape Room: The Game
Evolution: Climate
Evolution: The Beginning
Exceed: Red Horizon
EXIT: The Game – The Abandoned Cabin
EXIT: The Game – The Pharaoh's Tomb
EXIT: The Game – The Secret Lab
Explorers of the North Sea
Fabled Fruit
Factory Funner
Falling Sky
Fields of Green
Fight for Olympus
First Class
Flamme Rouge
Fuji Flush
Game of Thrones: The Iron Throne
Great Western Trail
Guilds of London
Guns & Steel: Renaissance
Habitats
Hands in the Sea
Harry Potter: Hogwarts Battle
Hellas
Hero Realms
Hit Z Road
HMS Dolores
Honshu
Ice Cool
Imhotep
In the Name of Odin
Inis
Insider
Islebound
Jórvík
Junk Art
Kanagawa
Kepler-3042
Key to the City – London
Kingdomino
Knit Wit
Kodama: The Tree Spirits
La Granja: No Siesta
Legendary Encounters: Firefly
Liberty or Death
London Dread
Lorenzo il Magnifico
Lunarchitects
Mansions of Madness: Second Edition
Mare Nostrum: Empires
Martians: A Story of Civilization
Mea Culpa
Mechs vs. Minions
Millennium Blades
Mystic Vale
Mythos Tales
New Angeles
New Bedford
Nina & Pinta
Noch mal!
North American Railways
Not Alone
Oceanos
One Deck Dungeon
Order of the Gilded Compass
Pandemic Iberia
Pandemic: Reign of Cthulhu
Papà Paolo
Pathfinder Card Game: Mummy's Mask
Pax Renaissance
Phalanxx
Plague Inc.: The Board Game
Port Royal Unterwegs!
Power Grid: The Card Game
Project: ELITE
Quadropolis
Quartermaster General – Peloponnesian War
Quartermaster General: 1914
Qwixx Deluxe
Railroad Revolution
Really Bad Art
Robo Rally (2016)
Roll Player
Round House
Santorini
Scythe
SeaFall
Secret Hitler
Silent Victory: U.S. Submarines in the Pacific
Smash Up: It's Your Fault!
Snowblind: Race for the Pole
Sola Fide: The Reformation
Solarius Mission
Spheres of Influence
Star Trek Panic
Star Trek: Ascendancy
Star Trek: Frontiers
Star Wars: Destiny
Star Wars: Rebellion
Stronghold (2nd edition)
Sushi Go Party!
Tak
Tavarua
Tempel des Schreckens
Terraforming Mars
The Blood of an Englishman
The Castles of Burgundy: The Card Game
The Colonists
The Flow of History
The Game: Extreme
The Lamps Are Going Out
The Manhattan Project: Chain Reaction
The Manhattan Project: Energy Empire
The Networks
The Oracle of Delphi
The Others
The Walking Dead: All Out War
Ticket to Ride: Rails & Sails
Tides of Madness
Tin Goose
Tiny Epic Western
Tramways
Tyrants of the Underdark
Ulm
Valeria: Card Kingdoms
Vast
V-Commandos
Via Nebula
Vikings on Board
Villages of Valeria
Vinhos Deluxe Edition
Warfighter
Wind the Film!
Word Slam
World's Fair 1893
X nimmt!
Yokohama
huzonfirst@comcast.net [spielfrieks]
2017-06-20 17:08:09 UTC
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So after promising to upload a spreadsheet listing the games to be voted on, I promptly forgot to do so! Man, it's a bitch getting old! I have now uploaded the file.


It includes our latest additions, based on some notes sent to me. Games added include Oh My Goods!, Lander Toppen!, Suspicion, and ButaBabel. Oh My Goods! came out in 2015, but the Mayfair version didn't appear until last year and that seems to be sufficient justification to include it again.


Finally, the Fuji Flush entry now reads "Fuji Flush / Doppelt und Dreifach". Doppelt und Dreifach is the name of the game that Friedemann Friese sent anonymously to a number of gamers, to see if their reaction to the game would differ if they didn't know the designer. The rules were changed slightly in the published version, Fuji Flush. Combining the two into one entry seems to be the most logical way of handling this situation.


If you have any other suggestions, please send them on! Thanks!
dkeisen@gmail.com [spielfrieks]
2017-06-20 19:49:10 UTC
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A couple more entries, at least one of which I will be voting for:

1822: The Railways of Great Britain
Chicago & NorthWestern


Dave.
huzonfirst@comcast.net [spielfrieks]
2017-06-20 20:57:50 UTC
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I'll add them to the list, Dave. I should probably always include all of the new Winsome games each year, just as a matter of course.
richard@trouty.com [spielfrieks]
2017-06-20 02:32:28 UTC
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First time in this process for me.

My choices are pretty mainstream I'm afraid, but they're what I've played enough to feel comfortable recommending: Mechs vs Minions and Scythe.


Even 6 months into this year, many of these titles are in very limited supply or not yet available in Australia.
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