The Games Manufacturers Association revealed their finalists for the 2023 Origins Awards.

The finalists for the Origins Awards were chosen in 14 different categories. The number of categories were expanded in 2022 (see "Categories for 2022") to reflect the new board structure and membership. The winners will be announced at Origins Game Fair that occurs between June 21-25, 2023, and list of finalists in each category is as follows:

Board Games

Social/Light Strategy        

Castle Panic: Crowns and Quests Expansion by Fireside Games

Creature Comforts by Kids Table Board Gaming

Flamecraft by Lucky Duck Games

Long Shot: The Dice Game by Perplext

The Finest Fish by Last Night Games


Evergreen by Horrible Guild

Foundations of Rome by Arcane Wonders

Hoplomachus: Victorum by Chip Theory Games

Planet Unknown by  Adam's Apple Games

Three Sisters by 25th Century Games


Dead Reckoning by Alderac Entertainment Group (AEG)

Merchants of the Dark Road by Elf Creek Games

My Father's Work by Renegade Game Studios

Tokyo Sidekick by Japanime Games

Wonderland War by Druid City Games

Card Games

Cat in the Box by Bezier Games

Scout  by One More Game!

Sea Salt & Paper by Studio Bombyx

Turing Machine by Hachette Boardgames

Undaunted: Stalingrad by Osprey Games          

Children's Game    

Castle Panic: Second Edition by Fireside Games

Disney A Goofy Game by Funko Games

HONK! by Sinister Fish Games

The Lunch Room Game by EAP Toys and Games

Turtle Splash by Lucky Duck Games          


Flesh and Blood - Uprising by Legend Story Studios

Magic: The Gathering - The Brothers War Collection by Wizards of the Coast

Magic: The Gathering - Universes Beyond Warhammer 40,000 by Wizards of the Coast

Heroclix: Hellfire Gala by WizKids

Unmatched: Houdini vs the Genie by Restoration Games          

Miniatures Game   

Lion Rampant: Second Edition by Osprey Games

Northgard: Uncharted Lands by Hachette Boardgames

Omicron Protocol by Dead Alive Games

Polyversal Sci-Fi Miniatures System by Collins Epic Wargames

Rapture by Gravity Bay          

RPG Core    

Blackbirds by Andrews McMeel Publishing

Bladerunner the Roleplaying Game by Free League Publishing

Coyote & Crow by Coyote & Crow

Teatime Adventures by Snowbright Studio

The One Ring by Free League Publishing          

RPG Supplements

Agents of Dune by Modiphius

Blade Runner Starter Box by Free League Publishing

Fallout Starter Box by Modiphius Entertainment

Warhammer Fantasy: Enemy Within Volume 5 by Cubicle 7 Entertainment

Zweihander Starter Box by Andrews McMeel Publishing          


Call to Adventure Art Decks by Brotherwise Games

Deluxe Board Game Train Sets by Little Plastic Train Co.

Power Rangers Zordon Dice Tower & GM's Screen by Renegade Game Studios

The Deck of Many Animated Conditions by Hit Point Press

The Deck of Many Animated Illusions by Hit Point Press          

2D Art & Illustration

7 Sinners by  Mana Project Studios

Cowboys with Big Hearts by Bully Pulpit Games

Cult of the Deep by B.A. Games

Everyday Heroes - The Hunt by Evil Genius Games

Galaxy Trucker - Keep on Truckin by Czech Games Edition          

3D Art           

Fallout: Wasteland Warfare - Super Mutants: Swan by Modiphius Entertainment

Frostgrave - Fireheart Elk by Osprey Games

Omicron Protocol - Jugger the Elephant by Dead Alive Games

Time Capsules by Red Cat Games          

Graphic Design      

Defiant RPG  by Game Machinery

Dulce  by Indie Game Studios/ Stronghold Games

Norse Grimoire by Mana Project Studio

Pathfinder Savage Worlds Boxed Set by Pinnacle Entertainment Group

Tome of Chaos by R. Talsorian Games, Inc.          


Doctors & Daleks Player Guide

Doctor Who The Roleplaying Game

Grant's Greatest Games of November by Grant's Game Recs

Mind MGMT Review by Board Game Quest

The Best of Origins Game Fair from Grants Game Recs by Grant's Game Recs