The Academy of Adventure Gaming Arts and Design announced the winners of the 2005 Origins Awards at the recently completed Origins International Game Expo.  The Game of the Year award went to Warmachine, from the red-hot Privateer Press.  Some small press surprises joined perennial winners like Magic The Gathering in a wide-ranging list.   


Retailers can use the Origins Awards as a merchandising theme, and as a source of ideas on games that have not been widely disseminated that are worth considering as stock items. 


2005 Game of the Year

WARMACHINE: Apotheosis

Privateer Press, LLC


Board Game of the Year

Parthenon: Rise of the Aegean

Siren Bridge Publishing, Inc. & Z-Man Games, Inc


Collectable Card Game or Expansion of the Year

Ravnica: City of Guilds expansion for Magic: The Gathering

Wizards of the Coast


Traditional Card Game of the Year


Atlas Games


Role-Playing Game of the Year


Archaia Studios Press 


Role-Playing Game Supplement of the Year

GURPS Infinite Worlds 4th Edition

Steve Jackson Games


Miniatures Game or Expansion of the Year

ATZ - All Things Zombie

Two Hour Wargames


Miniatures of the Year

Wargods of Aegyptus: Harbingers of Bast

Crocodile Games


Historical Board Game of the Year

Lock 'N Load: Band of Heroes

Matrix Games


Historical Miniature Game or Expansion of the Year




Historical Miniatures of the Year

10mm WWII Personality Set

Game Figures, Inc.


Nonfiction Publication of the Year

Historical Miniature Gamer Magazine

Legio X, Inc.


Game Accessory of the Year

The 13th Hour - Roleplaying Soundtrack

Midnight Syndicate (booth 607)


Vanguard Innovative Game Awards


Future Magic Games


Perplex City

Mind Candy



Temple Games, Inc.


XIG: The Four Elements

GT2 Fun & Games Inc. (740)


Vanguard Unique Game Awards

Battleground: Fantasy Warfare

Your Move Games, Inc.


Infinite Armies



World at War

Matrix Games


Rocketmen: Axis of Evil



Gamer's Choice Best Board Game of the Year

Shadows Over Camelot

Days of Wonder


Gamer's Choice Best Collectible Card Game of the Year


TriKing Games


Gamer's Choice Best Traditional Card Game of the Year

Paranoia: The Mandatory Card Game

Mongoose Publishing


Gamer's Choice Best Historical Game of the Year

Axis and Allies Collectible Miniatures Game

Avalon Hill/Wizards of the Coast


Gamer's Choice Best Role Playing Game of the Year


Margaret Weis Productions (booth 211)


Gamer's Choice Best Miniatures of the Year

WARMACHINE: Apotheosis

Privateer Press, LLC