August 14, 2006

IGA 2006 Finalists announced

by Ed Rozmiarek

The International Gamers Awards committee announced the finalists for the 2006 IGA in the General Strategy category over the weekend. This complete list of this year's nominees includes:

    GENERAL STRATEGY GAMES - Multi Player category

    Designer: Mac Gerdts
    Publisher: Eggertspiele & Rio Grande Games

    Blue Moon City
    Designer: Reiner Knizia
    Publisher: Kosmos & Fantasy Flight Games

    Designer: William Attia
    Publisher: Ystari Games & Rio Grande Games

    The End of the Triumverates
    Designers: Max Gabrian & Johannes Ackva
    Publisher: Lookout Games & Z-Man Games

    Designer: Wolfgang Kramer
    Publisher: Hans im Gluck & Rio Grande Games

    Designers: Joris Wiersinga & Jeroen Doumen
    Publisher: Splotter Spellen

    Jenseits von Theben
    Designer: Peter Prinz
    Publisher: Prinz Spiele

    Designer: Nicolas Oury
    Publisher: Ystari Games & Rio Grande Games

    Railroad Tycoon
    Designers: Glenn Drover & Martin Wallace
    Publisher: Eagle Games

    Thurn und Taxis
    Designers: Andreas & Karen Seyfarth
    Publisher: Hans im Gluck & Rio Grande Games

    To Court the King
    Designer: Tom Lehmann
    Publisher: Amigo & Rio Grande Games

    GENERAL STRATEGY GAMES - 2 Player category

    Designer: Thorsten Gimmler
    Publisher: Queen Games & Rio Grande Games

    Travel Blokus
    Designer: Bernard Tavitian
    Publisher: Educational Insights

    Designer: Kris Burm
    Publisher: Don & Co. & Rio Grande Games

    Twilight Struggle
    Designers: Ananda Gupta & Jason Matthews
    Publisher: GMT Games

    War of the Ring: Battles of the 3rd Age
    Designers: Marco Maggi, Francesco Nepitello & Roberto Di Meglio
    Publisher: Nexus & Fantasy Flight Games

    For a detailed look at the nominated games, as well as the committee members and their qualifications, please visit the International Gamers Awards website at:

    The International Gamers Awards were created to recognize outstanding games and designers, as well as the companies that publish them. The awards are truly international in scope, with committee members representing countries throughout the world. The goal is to give greater exposure for these wonderful games to more and more people and help spread the word of the "wonderful world of gaming" on a global scale.

    For more information, contact:
    Greg J. Schloesser

Posted by Ed Rozmiarek at August 14, 2006 10:53 AM


I'm with you Susan. I am surprised that Elasund didn't make the cut into the nomination list. Such rave reviews from the likes of Greg S. and all.

Mike C. --

Posted by: Mike C. -- on August 14, 2006 12:43 PM
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