The nominees for the 2015 Origins Awards have been announced by the Academy of Adventure Gaming Arts & Design.  The Academy will be giving awards in 13 game categories this year.  The awards will be presented during the annual Origins Awards Ceremony, held on Saturday, June 6.

All members of the Academy will vote for the winner in each category.  An additional “Fan Favorite” award will also be given in each category.  This award is chosen by all of the attendees at the Origins Game Fair.

Best Board Game

  • Abyss - Asmodee, Designers:  Bruno Cathala & Charles Chevallier
  • The Battle of Five Armies - Ares Games, Designers:  Roberto DiMeglio, Marco Maggi, & Francesco Nepitello
  • Cash n Guns 2nd Edition - Repos Production Designer:  Ludovic Maublanc
  • Dead of Winter:  A Crossroads Game - Plaid Hat Games Designers:  Jonathon Gilmour & Isaac Vega
  • Sheriff of Nottingham - Arcane Wonders, Designers:  Sergio Halaban, Bryan Pope, & Andre Zatz

Best Card Game

  • Among the Stars - Stronghold Games, Designers:  Antonis Papantoniou & Odysseas Stamoglou
  • Linko! - Ravensburger Spieleverlag GmbH, Designers:  Michael Kiesling & Wolfgang Kramer
  • Star Realms - White Wizard Games, Designers:  Robert Dougherty & Darwin Kastle
  • Splendor - Asmodee, Designer:  Marc Andre
  • Sushi Go! - Gamewright, Designers:  Nan Rangisma, Tobias Schweiger, & Phil Walker-Harding

Best Children’s, Family, & Party Game

  • Archer:  The Danger Zone! Board Game - Cryptozoic Entertainment, Designer:  Matt Hrya
  • Gravwell: Escape from the 9th Dimension - Renegade Game Studios, Designer: Corey Young
  • The Hare and the Tortoise - Iello, Designer:  Gary Kim

Best Collectible Card Game

  • Magic: the Gathering Khans of Tarkir - Wizards of the Coast, Designer:  Wizards of the Coast R&D
  • Pokemon XY Phantom Forces - The Pokemon Company Intl., Designer:  Creatures Inc.
  • Siege: Heart of Darkness - AEG, Designer:  Bryan Rose
  • The Spoils-The Spoils USA, Designers:  Ken Pilcher & Josh Lytle

Best Game Accessory

  • Battletech Lance Pack:  Assault Lance - Catalyst Game Labs, Designers:  Arrastia & Randall N. Bills
  • Counter Ring - Crit Success LLC., Designer:  Aaron Laniewicz
  • Pathfinder Battles: Reign of Winter Standard Booster 8 Ct. Brick - WizKids Games, Designer:  WizKids Games
  • Wings of Glory Mat - Ares Games, Designer:  Ares Games

Best Miniature Figure Line

  • Archangel Raphael - Dark Age, Designer:  David Doust
  • Dungeons & Dragons:  Attack Wing - WizKids, Designers:  Andre Parks & Manny O’Donnell
  • Imperial Knight - Games Workshop, Designer:  Games Workshop Design Studio
  • Kukulkani Cabrakan - Dark Age, Designer:  David Doust
  • Nagash - Games Workshop, Designer:  Games Workshop Design Studio

Best Miniature Figure Rules

  • Battletech:  Alpha Strike Companion - Catalyst Game Labs, Designers:  Ray Arrastia & Herbert A. Beas II
  • A Fistful of Kung Fu - Osprey Publishing, Designer: Andrea Sfiligoi
  • Golem Arcana - Harebrained Schemes, Designers:  Jordan Weisman, Mike Mulvihill, & Brian Poel
  • Marvel HeroClix:  Guardians of the Galaxy Starter Set - WizKids, Designer:  WizKids Games
  • Warhammer 40,000 - Games Workshop, Designer: Games Workshop Design Studio

Best Role Playing Game

  • Atomic Robo:  The Roleplaying Game - Evil Hat Productions, LLC, Designers:  Mike Olson & Brian Clevinger
  • Dungeons & Dragons Players Handbook - Wizards of the Coast, Designer:  Wizards of the Coast R&D
  • Firefly Role-playing Game - Margaret Weiss Productions, Designers:  Margaret Weiss, Monica Valentinelli, Mark Diaz Truman, Brendan Conway, Jack Norris, & Dean Gilbert
  • ICONS:  Superpowered Roleplaying:  The Assembled Edition - Green Ronin, Designer:  Steve Kenson
  • The Strange - Monte Cook Games LLC, Designers:  Bruce R. Cordell & Monte Cook

Best Role Playing Supplement

  • D&D Monster Manual - Wizards of the Coast, Designer:  Wizards of the Coast R&D
  • Emerald City:  Mutants & Masterminds - Green Ronin, Designers:  Darren Bulmer, Walt Ciechanowski, Seth Johnson, Steve Kenson, Jon Leitheussr, Christopher McGlothlin, Jack Norris, & Aaron Sullivan
  • Hobbit Tales:  From The Green Dragon Inn - Cubicle 7, Designer:  Francesco Nepitello
  • Mummy The Curse:  Book of the Deceived - Onyx Path, Designer:  C.A. Suleiman
  • The One Ring:  Darkening of Mirkwood - Cubicle 7, Designer:  Francesco Nepitello
  • The Strange:  Bestiary - Monte Cook Games, LLC, Designers:  Monte Cook, Bruce R. Cordell, & Robert J. Schwalb

Best Historical Board Game

  • Armada Invincible - Zvezda LLC, Designer:  Konstantin Krivenko
  • Heroes of Normandie - Iello, Designers:  Yann and Clem
  • Last Chance for Victory - Multi-Man Publishing, Designer:  Dean Essig
  • 1066, Tears to Many Mothers - Tristan Hall, Designer:  Tristan Hall

Best Historical Miniature Figure/Line

  • D-Day Firefight - Osprey Games/Warlord, Designer:  Osprey Games/Warlord
  • Early Crusade & Outremer - Gripping Beast, Designer:  Gripping Beast
  • Rorke’s Drift - Warlord Games, Designer:  Warlord Games
  • Sails of Glory Series 2 - Ares Games, Designers:  Andrea Angiolino & Andrea Mainini
  • 101st Airborne - Collectors Battlefield, Designer:  Collectors Showcase

Best Historical Miniature Rules

  • Across A Deadly Field:  Regimental Rules for Civic War Battles - Osprey Publishing, Designer:  John Hill
  • The Crescent & The Cross - Studio Tomahawk/Gripping Beast, Designers:  Alex Buchel & Andy Sherwell
  • Lion Rampant:  Medieval Wargaming Rules - Osprey Publishing, Designer:  Daniel Mersey
  • On the Seven Seas:  Wargaming Rules for the Age of Piracy and Adventure c. 1570-1730 - Osprey, Designer:  Osprey Games
  • Sails of Glory - Ares Games, Designer:  Andrea Angiolino & Andrea Mainini

Best Historical Miniature Rules Supplement

  • Battleground Europe - Osprey/Warlord, Designers:  Ryan Miller, Rick Priestley, & Alessio Cavatore
  • Battlegroup Barbarossa - Ironfist Publishing, Designers:  Warwick Kinrade & Piers Brand
  • D-Day:  Battle of Carentan - Collectors Battlefield, Designer:  Collectors Showcase
  • Flames of War:  Barbarossa - Battlefront, Designer:  Battlefront Miniatures
  • Bolt Action:  Tank War - Osprey Publishing, Designers:  Ryan Miller, Rick Priestley, and Alessio Cavatore