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2008 Meeples Choice Awards - Gaming News & Views - Pair O’ Dice Games

2008 Meeples Choice Awards

Spielfrieks user group, of which I am now a member, has narrowed their choices for the Meeples Choice Award down to 25 selections. The original lists were quite extensive so while this may still look a bit unwieldy it’s certainly better than what came before.

The list is as follows:

  • After the Flood
  • Aquaretto
  • Battlestar Galactica
  • Chicago Express
  • Conflict of Heroes: Awakening the Bear!
  • Cosmic Encounter
  • Diamonds Club
  • Dominion
  • Ghost Stories
  • Le Havre
  • Lost Cities: The Board Game
  • Manoeuvre
  • Metropolys
  • Municipium
  • Pandemic
  • Planet Steam
  • Powerboats
  • Royal Palace
  • Say Anything
  • Snow Tails
  • Space Alert
  • Steel Driver
  • Stone Age
  • Tinners’ Trail
  • Wealth of Nations

Members were to choose three of these and I chose: Battlestar Galactica, Pandemic and Le Havre. It was a tough choice between Le Havre (which I think is conceptually awesome but I have not played much of) and Cosmic Encounter (which I have played a fair amount of and think is solid but not exactly mind-blowing), on the other hand the other two were easy choices.

Still, I find it bothersome that games like Space Alert are included in this year’s list. If Space Alert is available in the US it has just become available and thus I have not yet had a chance to play it. Stone Age and Snow Tails are also games I have not played but think I would enjoy if I did. In a way, any vote for something could be considered a vote against everything else and I find it difficult voting against something I don’t know enough about. Perhaps voting systems like this should actually let you cast a certain number of negative votes? Probably against the spirit of it I suppose.

If you are interested, join Spielfrieks, and when that doesn’t work send them an e-mail at spielfrieks-owner@yahoogroups.com and simply ask for admission to the group.

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    Lists like these are neat, and could very well be helpful to me down the road, but I’m such a late-adopter these days there’s no way I could vote.

    Or rather I could vote, but I would be casting votes without having played most of the list 🙂