Monday, January 16, 2006

Gone Gaming: Board Game Internet Awards nominations are closed


The Gone Gaming: Board Game Internet Awards nominations are now closed. A big thank you to everyone who participated in the nomination process. You have nominated a diverse range of excellent material. The nominations in each category are listed below.

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Some nominations were disqualified for one or more of the following reasons (all of which were listed in the rules before nominations began):

- No English content: Unfortunately, we cannot judge non-English sites. We tried to be as liberal as possible with this if the sites still contain content or features useful for English-only speakers.

- Not "new board game" related: Sites that only feature Chess, Checkers, Go, Backgammon, Bridge, Dominoes, Scrabble, and Poker were disqualified.

- Not from 2005.

- Improperly formatted to the point of incomprehensibility.

- Not in the correct category.

- The Gone Gaming site and posts exclusively on the Gone Gaming site were ineligible.


The Gone Gaming staff will now retreat to our secret location to discuss and vote on our picks for each category. The results will be published around January 28, 2005. Good luck to all nominees.

The Gone Gaming staff


The valid nominations are as follows:

Best Game Publisher Site:

Black Powder Games: http://www.esprawl.com/bpg
Dan Verssen Games: http://www.dvg.com
Days of Wonder: www.daysofwonder.com
Edition Erlkoenig: http://www.erlkoenig.net
Fantasy Flight Games: http://www.fantasyflightgames.com
Gaissa.com: http://www.gaissa.com
GMT Games: http://www.gmtgames.com
Histogames: http://www.histogame.de/e_index.html
Memoir '44: http://www.memoir44.com
Rio Grande Games: http://www.riograndegames.com
Simmons Games: http://www.simmonsgames.com
Table Tactics: http://www.tabletactics.com
Z-man Games: http://www.zmangames.com

Best Game News Site:

About: Boardgames: http://boardgames.about.com
Board Game Geek: http://www.boardgamegeek.com
Board Game News: http://www.boardgamenews.com
Consimworld: http://www.consimworld.com
Gaissa.com: Board Game & Co.: http://www.gaissa.com/Gaissa_game/Gaissa_enter.htm
GameFest: http://www.GameFest.com

Best Game Information Site:

Board Game Geek: http://www.boardgamegeek.com
Board Game News: http://www.boardgamenews.com
Gaissa: http://www.gaissa.com
Memoir '44: http://www.memoir44.com
Spotlight on Games: http://spotlightongames.com
The Dice Tower: http://www.thedicetower.com

Best Game Community Site:

Board Game Designer's Forum: http://www.bgdf.com
Board Game Geek: http://www.boardgamegeek.com
Consimworld: http://talk.consimworld.com
Harris Game Design: http://www.harrisgamedesign.com
La Tana dei Goblin: http://nuke.goblins.net/index.php?newlang=english
Talk Blood Bowl: http://www.talkbloodbowl.com

Best Game Club Site:

Billabong Boardgamers: http://members.optusnet.com.au/dacoutts/Billabong
Billygames and Stuff: http://coljenngamer.blogspot.com
Board Gamers Anonymous: http://www.bg-anon.co.uk
Columbia Strategic Simulation Society: http://www.columbia.edu/cu/csss
East Tennessee Gamers: http://www.easttennesseegamers.com
Game Club of Maryland: http://www.gamesclubofmd.org
Globetrotter Games: http://www.globetrotter-games.com
Houston Gamers: http://www.houstongamers.org
International Blood Bowl Players Society: http://www.bloodbowl.net
San Antonio Board Gamers: http://saboardgamers.blogspot.com
Weekly Amateur Gaming Society: http://wagsociety.blogspot.com

Best Online Game Journal/Magazine:

Indepth: http://www.libogroup.com/indepth.htm
The Games Journal: http://www.thegamesjournal.com

Best Online Gaming Site:

Biskai: http://yinsh.biskai.de and http://punct.biskai.de
Blue Gecko: http://www.bluegecko.ro
Brettspielwelt: http://www.brettspielwelt.de
CCG Workshop: http://www.ccgworkshop.com
Days of Wonder: http://www.daysofwonder.com/index.php?t=play
Game Table Online: http://www.gametableonline.com
Little Golem: http://www.littlegolem.net
Puerto Rico Game: http://www.pr-game.com
Richard's PBem Server: http://www.gamerz.net/pbmserv
Scheming Mind: http://www.schemingmind.com
SpielByWeb: http://www.spielbyweb.com
Super Duper Games: http://superdupergames.org
VASSAL: http://www.vassalengine.org
Youplay.it: http://www.youplay.it

Best New Site (2005):

Axis&Allies "Rune Blade's" 'A&A' Gamemaps: http://axisandallies.metalsaber.com
Black Powder Games: http://www.esprawl.com
Blue Gecko Entertainment: http://www.bluegecko.ro
Board Games with Scott: http://boardgameswithscott.blogspot.com
Board Game News: http://www.boardgamenews.com
Gaissa.com: http://www.gaissa.com
Gathering of Engineers: http://pdxgaming.blogspot.com
Grog Blog: http://grogsgamesblog.blogspot.com
Grog's "GLOG" for 'Fortress America': http://grogsglogforfortressamericax.blogspot.com
Tao of Gaming: http://gaming.powerblogs.com
The Game Table: http://ekted.blogspot.com
Gathering of Engineers: http://pdxgaming.blogspot.com

Best Strategy Article (2005):

Board Game Geek - Princes of Florence, The: From the Library to the Laboratory (Linnaeus, 3 part article): http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/79193
Board Game Geek - Yehuda's Response to "Why, Why Can't I get this game?" (E&T): http://www.boardgamegeek.com/article/498259#498259
The Game Table - Carcassonne: The Math: http://ekted.blogspot.com/2005/09/carcassonne-math.html
The Game Table - Forces: http://ekted.blogspot.com/2005/11/forces.html

Best Promotional/Advocacy Article (2005):

Chris Farrell - So you want to play Civilization?: http://homepage.mac.com/c_farrell/iblog/C2097221587/E20051116234109/index.html
Gamefest - Rick Thornquist's Essen 2005 Preview on Caylus: http://www.gamefest.com/news/feature_detail/3255_0_3_0_C/#ystarigames1
HourCNY TV news show - Scott Nicholson: http://scottnicholson.com/games/hourcny.html
The London Free Press - Board Game Boom: http://lfpress.ca/newsstand/Today/2005/12/19/1359325-sun.html

Best Humorous Game Article (2005):

Gamefest/Boardgamenews - New Misadventures in Gaming: http://www.gamefest.com/news/feature_detail/2514_0_3_0_C/
or http://www.boardgamenews.com/index.php/boardgamenews/comments/the_new_misadventures_in_gaming_1
Board Game Geek - Intelligence Report on Subject #M33P135: The Meeples.: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist.php3?action=view&listid=10585
Gamefest - Tom Vasel: The Meeple Wars, Part One: The Meeple Revolt: http://www.gamefest.com/news/blog_detail/3343_0_15_0_C/
The Game Table - Ode to Carcassonne: http://ekted.blogspot.com/2005/10/ode-to-carcassonne.html
Yehuda - A Mad Game Club: http://jergames.blogspot.com/2005/03/mad-game-club.html
Yehuda - BGG Con: Thursday, Oct 27: http://jergames.blogspot.com/2005/10/bggcon-thursday-oct-27.html
Yehuda - d6 or not d6: http://jergames.blogspot.com/2005/11/d6-or-not-d6.html

Best Article Series (2005):

About Board Games - Four Questions With...: http://boardgames.about.com/b/a/187466.htm
Gamefest/Boardgamenews - New Misadventures in Gaming: http://www.gamefest.com/news/feature_detail/2514_0_3_0_C/
or http://www.boardgamenews.com/index.php/boardgamenews/comments/the_new_misadventures_in_gaming_1
Mikko Saari - Reports on Essen 2005: http://www.melankolia.net/gameblog/archives/session_reports/essen_2005
Mr Nizz - Metagaming Nostalgia: http://mrnizz.blogspot.com/2005/12/metagaming-microgame-nostalgia-part-1.html
The One Hundred (Stephen Glenn & Mark Jackson): http://fluffysnoop.blogspot.com
Tom Vasel - Interviews by an Optimist: http://www.thedicetower.com/interviews/int001.htm
Tom Vasel (and friends) - Musings On...: http://www.thedicetower.com/musings/musings9.htm
Yehuda - BGG Con: Thursday, Oct 27: http://jergames.blogspot.com/2005/10/bggcon-thursday-oct-27.html

Best Session Report (2005):

Mikko Saari - Reports on Essen 2005: http://www.melankolia.net/gameblog/archives/session_reports/essen_2005
Yehuda - BGG Con: Thursday, Oct 27: http://jergames.blogspot.com/2005/10/bggcon-thursday-oct-27.html

Best Game Blog:

&games: http://andgames.blogspot.com
Best of Boardgames: http://boardgames.blogsome.com
Chris Brooks: http://www.chrisbrooks.org
Chris Farrell's blog: http://homepage.mac.com/c_farrell/iblog
Defective Yeti: http://www.defectiveyeti.com
Gathering of Engineers: http://pdxgaming.blogspot.com
Grog Blog: http://grogsgamesblog.blogspot.com
Grog's "GLOG" for 'Fortress America': http://grogsglogforfortressamericax.blogspot.com
Mikko Saari's Gameblog: http://www.melankolia.net/gameblog
Musings, Ramblings, And Things Left Unsaid: http://tajmahalfred.blogspot.com
Naturelich Games: http://www.naturelich.com/games
Pawnstar: http://fellonmyhead.blogspot.com
Rick's Boardgame Blog: http://boardgameblog.blogspot.com
The Game Table: http://ekted.blogspot.com
The Tao of Gaming: http://gaming.powerblogs.com
Tom Vasel: Real Men play boardgames: http://www.thedicetower.com/tomvasel.html
Yehuda: http://jergames.blogspot.com

Best Game Blog Post (2005):

Chris Farrell - Shadows Over Camelot review: http://homepage.mac.com/c_farrell/games/reviews/ShadowsOverCamelot.html
Chris Farrell - So you want to play Civilization?: http://homepage.mac.com/c_farrell/iblog/C2097221587/E20051116234109/index.html
Gamewire - Jeremy Avery: Confessions of a gaming brute: http://www.gamefest.com/news/blog_detail/2786_0_23_0_C/
Gamewire - Jeremy Avery: The Jedi of Puerto Rico: http://www.gamefest.com/news/blog_detail/2821_0_23_0_C/index.php/cPath/21
Rick's Board Game Blog - Analysis Paralysis: When You're Not Smart or Decisive Enough: http://boardgameblog.blogspot.com/2005/09/analysis-paralysis-when-youre-not.html
San Antonio Board Gamers - Kung Fu Fighters of Gorillas with Machine Guns?: http://saboardgamers.blogspot.com/2005/11/kung-fu-fighters-or-gorillas-with.html
The Tao of Gaming - Never get involved in a land war in Mordor: http://gaming.powerblogs.com/posts/1106689381.shtml
The Tao of Gaming - "Truly, you have a dizzying intellect": http://gaming.powerblogs.com/posts/1106603883.shtml
The Game Table - Ode to Carcassonne: http://ekted.blogspot.com/2005/10/ode-to-carcassonne.html
Yehuda - BGG Con: Thursday, Oct 27: http://jergames.blogspot.com/2005/10/bggcon-thursday-oct-27.html

Best Game Podcast/Videocast:

Board Game Speak: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgamespeak.php
Boardgames to Go: http://www.boardgamestogo.com
Board Games with Scott: http://boardgameswithscott.blogspot.com
Have Games Will Travel: http://havegameswilltravel.libsyn.com
Pulp Gamer: http://www.pulpgamer.com
The Dice Tower: http://www.thedicetower.com

Best Game Podcast/Videocast Episode (2005):

Board Game Geek - BoardGameSpeak 2005-03-12 (Interview with Reiner Knizia): http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geekforum.php3?action=viewthread&threadid=58128
Board Game Geek - BoardGameSpeak 2005-06-05 (Knizia at KublaCon): http://files.boardgamegeek.com/boardgamespeak.php?id=31
Boardgames To Go - Episode 29 (The Wife Show): http://libsyn.com/media/boardgamestogo/BGTG_29_2005-08-07.mp3
Boardgames To Go - Episode 30 (Game Presentation with Greg Wilzbach): http://libsyn.com/media/boardgamestogo/BGTG_30_2005-08-11.mp3
Boardgames To Go - Episode 38 (Interview with Mike Siggins): http://boardgamestogo.com/2005/10/bgtg-38a-oct-4-2005-eurowargame.html
Boardgames To Go - Episode 42 (Boardgamegeek.Con with Aldie and Derk): http://libsyn.com/media/boardgamestogo/BGTG_42_2005-11-06.mp3
The Dice Tower - Episode 26 (CCGs and Miniatures): http://www.boardgamenews.com/thedicetower/TheDiceTower-Episode26.mp3

Best New Game Blog/Podcast/Videocast (2005):

Best of Board Games: http://boardgames.blogsome.com
Board Game News Regular Columnists: http://www.boardgamenews.com/index.php/boardgamenews/C29/
Boardgamers' Pastime: http://www.boardgamerspastime.com
Boardgames To Go: http://www.boardgamestogo.com
Boardgames with Scott: http://www.boardgameswithscott.com
Gathering of Engineers: http://pdxgaming.blogspot.com
Have Games, Will Travel: http://havegameswilltravel.libsyn.com
Pulp Gamer: http://www.pulpgamer.com
The Dice Tower: http://www.thedicetower.com
The Game Table: http://ekted.blogspot.com
The Tao of Gaming: http://gaming.powerblogs.com

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