The five finalists in each category of the Origins Awards were announced at the GAMA Trade Show in Las Vegas last week.  The finalists were chosen by retailers from a list drawn from publisher/creator submissions with a jury review (see 'Origins Awards Include Retailer Vote').  Some ties for last place ended up with six finalists.  Juries for Historical and Play by Mail categories will make the finalist selections.


Board Game or Expansion of the Year

BattleLore by Days of Wonder

Hey!  That's My Fish by Mayfair Games

Oshi by WizKids, Inc.

Shear Panic by Mayfair Games

Treehouse by Looney Labs


Miniatures Game or Expansion of the Year

Dreamblade Game Mat by Gale Force 9

Dreamblade:  Rules by Wizards of the Coast

Heavy Gear Blitz:  Rules by Dream Pod 9

Hordes:  Primal by Privateer Press

Rezolution:  Shadow War by Aberant


Miniature or Miniatures Line of the Year

Colossal Red Dragon by Wizards of the Coast

Hordes:  Monstrous Miniatures Combat by Privateer Press

Easley Dragon by Dark Sword

Ptolus:  Minotaur Priest by Paizo Publishing

Rezolution:  Shadow War by Aberant


Non-Collectable Card Game or Expansion of the Year

Cowpoker by Steve Jackson Games

High School Drama by Shifting Skies

Knights of Charlemagne by Playroom Entertainment

Munchkin Impossible by Steve Jackson Games

Treasures & Traps by Studio 9 Games


CCG or Expansion of the Year

Anachronism by TriKing Games

Magic the Gathering:  Time Spiral by Wizards of the Coast

Pirates:  Davy Jones' Curse by WizKids

The Spoils by Tenacious Games

UFS by Sabertooth Games

World of Warcraft by Upper Deck


Game Accessory of the Year

Campaign Cartographer by ProFantasy Software

Dungeon Tiles I by Wizards of the Coast

GameMastery Combat Pad by Paizo/Open Mind Games

Hero Lab by Lone Wolf Development

Settlers of Catan Event Deck by Mayfair Games


Fiction Publication of the Year

Horus Heresy:  Horus Rising by Black Library/Games Workshop

Horus Heresy:  False Gods by Black Library/Games Workshop

A Practical Guide to Dragons by Wizards of the Coast

Dungeon Magazine by Paizo Publishing

Three Shades of Night by White Wolf


Non-Fiction Publication of the Year

The Art of Warhammer 40,000 by Black Library/Games Workshop

Art of Dragon by Paizo Publishing

Dragon Magazine by Paizo Publishing

Games Quarterly Magazine by Matthew Simmons Markeitng

No Quarter by Privateer Press


Roleplaying Game of the Year

Burning Empires by Burning Wheel

Exalted, 2nd Edition by White Wolf

Faery's Tale by Firefly Games

Hollow Earth Expedition by Exile Game Studio

RuneQuest by Mongoose Publishing


Roleplaying Game Supplement of the Year

Deadlands Reloaded by Pinnacle/Great White Games

GURPS Bio-Tech by Steve Jackson Games

Out in the Black by Margaret Weis Productions

Ptolus by Sword & Sorcery

Tome of Battle:  Book of Nine Swords by Wizards of the Coast