With this year’s Virtually Expo fast approaching (21st-23rd August), we are excited to announce that six of our board games have been shortlisted for awards! As usual there will be two winners in each category: Judge’s Choice and People’s Choice. Make sure to tune in and cast your vote!
Best Abstract Game: Gembatan
First on the list for shortlisted games for best abstract game is MindWare’s Gembatan! Armed with amulet tiles and dual-direction gems, your goal is to align colours to score points.
You may only lay a tile if you have a matching gem to place within it, so plan your moves wisely. Earn the most points and you will be richly rewarded as the victor!
Best Euro-Style Board Game: Taverns
Schmidt’s The Taverns of Tiefenthal is the next nomination, after being shortlisted for best euro-style board game!
In the village of Tiefenthal, you take the role of tavern host to attract new and wealthy guests. Which tavern expansion is best? Do you need more tables? A larger beer warehouse? Skilfully choose the dice to develop your personal deck and become as profitable as possible!
Best Board Game (Strategic): Ishtar
IELLO’s stunning game Ishtar has been nominated for best strategic board game! Within Ishtar, play the role of a gardener aiming to transform the dry desert into the Lost Hanging Gardens of Babylon!
To accomplish your mission, you must plant flowers to gather precious gems, buy trees to earn you points or purchase upgrades. Choose carefully and plan ahead to become the best gardener!
Best Card Game (Strategic): Break the Code
Next to join the list is IELLO’s Break the Code, which has been nominated for best strategic card game! Oh my code! Within this calculated game, your goal is to guess the numbers and colours of the cipher tiles. Ask the best questions and be the first player to decipher the code to win! Will you break the code before your opponents?
Best New Dice Game: Kingdomino Duel
Blue Orange’s Kingdomino Duel has been shortlisted for the best new dice game! Roll the dice, create your domino and watch your kingdom grow! Domino by domino fill in your map while entrusting the territories of your kingdom to loyal nobles. Use the power of the wizards to cast spells and strengthen your domain!
Best Party Game: Three Things
MindWare’s Three Things has been nominated for best party game! This will keep you and your friends & family entertained for hours! Accidentally super glued your hand to your face? Lost your swimsuit while surfing? All you need is a monocle, a voodoo doll, and a box of wine! In this deadly serious training program to prepare your mind and body for any situation, quickly choose between bizarre – and bizarrely helpful – objects to improvise the perfect survival strategy.
We hope to see you all at the Virtual UKGE Awards this year! Be sure to tell us you are coming to Virtually Expo and claim your Dragon Badge here!