At the Origins Game Fair in Columbus, Ohio, the Academy of Adventure Gaming Arts and Design has announced the winners of the 37th Annual Origins Awards. The winners were chosen by attendees at the Origins show from a list of nominees selected by hobby game retailers attending the GAMA Trade Show in March from a short list in each category prepared by a jury of hobby game professionals and knowledgeable enthusiasts (see “37th Annual Origins Awards Nominees” for a complete list of the games that were honored with a nomination).
The winners of the 37th Annual Origins Awards are:
Best Board Game: Dungeons & Dragons: Castle Ravenloft designed by Bill Slavicsek, Rob Heinsoo, Peter Lee, and Mike Mearls, and published by Wizards of the Coast.
Best Historical Board Game: Catan Histories: Settlers of America Trails to Rails designed by Klaus Teuber with art by David Cochard, Pete Fenlon, Harald Lieske, and Mark Zug, published in the U.S. by Mayfair Games.
Best Family, Children’s, or Party Game: Zombie Dice designed by Steve Jackson and published by Steve Jackson Games.
Best Roleplaying Game Supplement: Dresden Files: Our World (Dresden Files RPG) designed by Leonard Balsera, Jim Butcher, Genevieve Cogman, Robert Donoghue, Fred Hicks, Kenneth Hite, Ryan Macklin, Chad Underkoffler, and Clark Valentine, and published by Evil Hat Productions.
Best Gaming Publication: Shadowrun: Spells and Chrome edited by John Helfers and published by Catalyst Game Labs.
Best Hobby Game Accessory: Cthulhu Dice Bag, designed by Alex Fernandez and produced by Steve Jackson Games.
Best Play by Mail or Play By Email Game: The One Ring (A Legends Module).