[AUGA] 2004 Annual Unity Games Awards
- It's that time of year again. Time to vote for the 2004 AUGAs (Annual Unity
Game Awards). Hopefully most people have had a chance to play the games
released at the end of 2004 and haven't completely forgotten about the games
released at the beginning of the year.
The AUGAs were originally concieved by Andrew Watson and are now run by
Craig Massey and myself.
There are 4 AUGAs give out every year. There is an all inclusive Best Game
of the Year Award, given to the game the Unity Game Community thinks is the
best. There are also 3 smaller awards given to the Best 2-Player Game, the
Best Multi-Player Board Game and Best Multi-Player Card Game.
It is possible (and likely) that the Best Overall Game will also win one of
the other 3 awards.
When you fill out your ballot you need to list a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place
choice for each of the 4 awards. So you should have 12 games on the list,
at least 9 of which should be unique. You are allowed to repeat the games
for the overall award from the other categories, but you are not required
to. Points will awarded for votes (4 for first, 2 for second and 1 for
third). Which ever game has accumulated the most points will win the award.
In order for a game to be eligible it must have been originally released in
2004. Generally re-prints and re-themings are not allowed unless there are
significant changes to the game play. Expansions are not allowed, but
spin-off stand-alone games are allowed. Some examples: Colossal Arena is
not eligible, because it is a re-release of Titan the Arena which was
released prior to 2004. Power Grid is listed, because it has significantly
different game play than it precursor Funkenschlag. Carcassonne: The Count
is not eligible because it is an expansion. Carcassonne: The City is
eliigible because it is a stand-alone game that was released in 2004.
Some people will ask, what we mean by "Best Game". Is it most fun? Is it
most creative or inspired design? Is it most engaging theme? We don't try
and define it for you. Best means whatever you want it to mean. And it's
perfectly fine if "Best Game" means different things to different people.
At the end of this email will be a list of eligible game entries. It is not
a complete list, but will serve as a guideline for potential games to vote
for. The list was generated from the BoardGameGeek, using a rating cutoff
and filtered for pure wargames and miniatures. It was then circultated to a
handful of people to see if there were any glaring omissions. Feel free to
vote for any games that are not on this list, so long as they meet the
We'll give people a few weeks to get their ballots in order, so the deadline
for ballot submissions will be March 16. Right between the Ides of March
and St. Patrick's Day. You need to send your ballot to me at adamsmiles @
hotmail.com. Please put an [AUGA] tag in the subject line. Also please
send it to me directly and not to the entire list.
I think that covers just about everything. If you have any questions,
please let Craig or I know.
-Adam & Craig
Adam & Eva
Atlas & Zeus
Multi-Player Board Games:
Around the World in 80 Days
Betrayal at House on the Hill
Candamir: The First Settlers
Carcassonne: The City
Das Zepter von Zavandor
Der Untergang von Pompeji
Doom: The Boardgame
Heart of Africa
Maharaja: Palace Building in India
Marco Polo Expedition
Oltremare - Merchants of Venice
Shadow of the Emperor
Struggle of Empires
Tanz der Hornochsen
Ticket to Ride
War of the Ring
Multi-Player Card Games:
David & Goliath
Early American Chrononauts
Im Auftrag des K�nigs
Victory & Honor
Who�s the Ass?
Wings of War - Famous Aces