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The best board games of 2017, as chosen by the Board Game Geek community

March 14,2018 15:13

The members of Board Game Geek, the largest online community of board game fans, have selected the winners of the 2017 Golden Geek Awards. This year the big winner is Gloomhaven, the diceless dungeon crawler. Other award-winning titles include The 7th ...


The members of Board Game Geek, the largest online community of board game fans, have selected the winners of the 2017 Golden Geek Awards. This year the big winner is Gloomhaven, the diceless dungeon crawler.
Other award-winning titles include The 7th Continent, Codenames Duet and Scythe: The Wind Gambit.
In addition to its massive community, Board Game Geek is an exceptional gaming resource. It aggregates virtually all of the information available about every board game, new and old, including errata and links out to videos and articles around the internet. This is the 12th year that the community has come together to vote on the Golden Geek Awards, celebrating the best games of the year in many categories, broadly including board games, role-playing games and video games.
Here’s all the winners, by category. For more details and links on all of the games, check out Board Game Geek’s original post.

Board game of the year
Winner – Gloomhaven
Runner Up - Azul
Runner Up - The 7th Continent
2-player game
Winner – Codenames Duet
Runner Up – Caverna: Cave vs. Cave
Runner Up – The Fox in the Forest

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Winner – Photosynthesis
Runner Up – Azul
Runner Up – Sagrada
Card Game
Winner – Century: Spice Road
Runner Up – Clank! In! Space!
Runner Up – Ethnos
Cooperative Game
Winner – Gloomhaven
Runner Up – The 7th Continent
Runner Up – Pandemic Legacy: Season 2

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Winner – Scythe: The Wind Gambit
Runner Up – Terraforming Mars: Hellas & Elysium
Runner Up – Terraforming Mars: Venus Next
Family Game
Winner – Azul
Runner Up – Sagrada
Runner Up – Century: Spice Road
Innovation
Winner – Gloomhaven
Runner Up – The 7th Continent
Runner Up – Magic Maze
Party Game
Winner – Werewords
Runner Up – Spyfall 2
Runner Up – Tortuga 1667

Print & Play
Winner — My Little Scythe
Runner Up – A4 Quest
Runner Up – Doctor Who: Solitaire Story Game (Second Edition)
Solo Game
Winner — Gloomhaven
Runner Up – The 7th Continent
Runner Up – Nemo’s War (Second Edition)
Strategy Game
Winner – Gloomhaven
Runner Up – Clans of Caledonia
Runner Up – Azul
Thematic Game
Winner – Gloomhaven
Runner Up – The 7th Continent
Runner Up – This War of Mine: The Board Game
Wargame
Winner – 878 Vikings – The Invasion of England
Runner Up – Time of Crisis
Runner Up – Pendragon: The Fall of Roman Britain

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