The State of Games, Ep. 170 – The One About the Best Things of 2019

stateofgameslogonewIt’s hard to believe that another year of gaming has passed, but here we are! It’s been a bit of a strange year for us here at Dice Hate Me – a bit less gaming, busier schedules – but we were still able to play so many of the thousands of amazing titles that came out, and a few great blasts from the past. In this podcast we’re presenting our usual Discoveries and Games of the Year, but we’re also spicing it up with some special one-choice categories for games and things that needed the spotlight. So sit back, relax, and enjoy the curated picks from the year that was.


gotyawardUnpub Network

Copenhagen: Roll & Write

Just One

Fantastic Factories

It’s a Wonderful World

Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective

Foodies

Old West Empresario

ShipShape

 

 

WARNING: SPOILERS BELOW!

 Favorite Publisher of the Year

Darrell – Keymaster Games

TC – Fantasy Flight Games

Chris – Capstone Games

 

Favorite Heavy Game of the Year

Darrell -WarCry

TC – Teotihuacan

Chris – Gentes

 

Biggest Surprise of the Year

Darrell – Horrified

TC – Taverns of Tiefentahl

Chris – Horrified

 

Best Reprint

Darrell – Irish Gauge

TC – Trajan

Chris – Egizia

 

Best Graphic Design/Illustration of the Year

Darrell – Parks

TC – Parks/Wingspan

Chris – Artemis Project

 

Our Discoveries of the Year

Darrell

  1. Western Legends
  2. Warhammer: Age of Sigmar
  3. Irish Gauge

T.C.

  1. Western Legends
  2. Godfather: A New Don

Chris

  1. Western Legends
  2. Gold West
  3. Quacks of Quedlinburg

 

Our Games of the Year

Darrell

  1. Fleet: The Dice Game
  2. Wingspan
  3. Journeys in Middle Earth

T.C.

  1. Fleet: The Dice Game
  2. Wingspan
  3. Carpe Diem

Chris

  1. Wingspan
  2. Fleet: The Dice Game
  3. Artemis Project

 

Game of the Decade

Darrell – Panamax

TC – Panamax

Chris – Alien Frontiers

 

Ethan Louder’s Family Game of the Year

  1. Hiyagi

 

 

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