The latest episode of the Strange Assembly podcast is now available for download! In our 2016 end of year episode, Chris and Jay run down the top games of 2015 and the top games of 2016 (based on what we’ve played so far), and present the Strange Assembly Game of the Year award for 2015 and name the preliminary Game of the Year for 2016.
2016 Preliminary Game of the Year: Terraforming Mars (Stronghold Games)
Runner Up: Mansions of Madness (Fantasy Flight Games)
2nd Runner Up: Star Wars Destiny (Fantasy Flight Games)
Honorable Mentions: Scythe (Stonemaier Games), Arkham Horror: The Card Game (Fantasy Flight Games), Star Wars Rebellion (Fantasy Flight Games)
Others Receiving Votes: Mechs v. Minions (Riot Games), Secret Hitler (Goat Wolf & Cabbage), A Feast for Odin (Z-Man Games), Dead of Winter: The Long Night (Plaid Hat Games), Tyrants of the Underdark (Gale Force Nine), Fabled Fruit (Stronghold Games), Celestia* (BLAM!), Millennium Blades (Level 99 Games)
* No, Celestia is not really a 2016 game, but it got a vote anyway, presumably based on the 2016 English language release.
2015 Game of the Year: Pandemic Legacy: Season 1 (Z-Man Games)
Runner Up: 7 Wonders Duel (Repos Production)
2nd Runner Up: Codenames (CGE)
Honorable Mentions: T.I.M.E. Stories (Space Cowboys), A Game of Thrones The Card Game Second Edition (Fantasy Flight Games), Signorie (What’s Your Game)
Other Games Receiving Votes: Stockpile (Nauvoo Games), Food Chain Magnate (Splotter Spellen), Forbidden Stars (Fantasy Flight Games), Warhammer Quest: The Adventure Card Game (Fantasy Flight Games), Magic the Gathering: Arena of the Planeswalkers (Wizards of the Coast), Between Two Cities (Stonemaier Games), Runebound Third Edition (Fantasy Flight Games), XCOM The Board Game (Fantasy Flight Games), Ashes: Rise of the Phoenixborn (Plaid Hat Games), Blood Rage (CMON), Nippon (What’s Your Game), Champions of Midgard (Grey Fox Games), Monikers (Palm Court), Epic Card Game (White Wizard Games), Exploding Kittens (Exploding Kittens)