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Origins Award Winners

The Game Manufacturers Association (GAMA) and the Academy of Adventure Gaming Arts & Design announced the winners of the Origins Awards 2024 at Origins Game Fair on Friday, June 21.  Some really great games got the nod this year.

Origins Award Best Gateway Game – Wandering Towers

Get your wizards to the keep first, by running, using magical moving towers and potions to your advantage, all while trapping other wizards along the way. A fun, almost party level game of racing, memory, and chaos. There’s a lot to like here: laugh out loud fun, wide player count suitability, fast playing, and amazing table presence.

1-6 Players, 8+, 30 Minutes, 7.4 Rating

Check out the copy in our Game Library (goes great with a burger and a beer!)

Image of the box of the board game Wandering Towers - Origins Award winner

Origins Award Best Light Strategy Game – Leaf

You are the wind, guiding leaves to the forest floor. Each fallen leaf connects to other fallen leaves, and each connection creates an action you can use to build up a collection of acorns. Collect the most acorns, and you win, Wind!

1-4 Players, 8+, 30-45 Minutes, 7.5 Rating

Image of the cover of the board game Leaf - Origins Award winner

Origins Award Best Heavy Strategy Game – Dune Imperium – Uprising

Dune: Imperium Uprising is a standalone spinoff to Dune: Imperium that expands on that game’s blend of deck-building and worker placement, while introducing a new six-player mode that pits two teams against one other in the biggest struggle yet.

1-6 Players, 13+, 60-120 Minutes, 8.7 Rating

Image of the box of the board game Dune Imperium Uprising - Origins Award winner

Origins Award Best Cooperative Game – Sky Team

Sky Team is a game exclusively for two players, in which you play a pilot and co-pilot at the controls of an airliner. Your goal is to work together as a team to land your airplane in different airports around the world.
2 Players, 12+, 15 Minutes, 8.2 Rating
Image of the cover of the box of the board game Sky Team - Origins Award winner

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