I, and the staff of Gone Gaming, are proud to announce the Gone Gaming: Board Game Internet Awards for 2006.
This award will honor the best of the world of online board gaming as nominated by our readers, and includes the following categories:
Best game resource site
Best publisher site
Best game club site
Best online magazine
Best online gaming site
Best new site (2006)
Best strategy article (2006)
Best review article (2006)
Best session report (2006)
Best industry article (2006)
Best humorous article (2006)
Best article series (2006)
Best downloadable board game
How this works
I will post separate entries on this blog, one for each of the above categories. To nominate a site or article, simply respond to the appropriate post with your nomination before the deadline (see the rules, below). Note that it is ok to nominate your own article or site.
After receiving the nominations, the staff of Gone Gaming will review the nominated sites and vote on them. The votes will be collated and ranked, and the winners will be posted to this site.
Winners and runners-up will be able to place an image proclaiming their win on their site. There may be up to five runners-up in each category.
1. Valid sites for this award should primarily cover modern board gaming, including Euro-style and wargaming. Sites that primarily cover old-style board games (such as Chess), CCGs, RPGs, poker, or miniatures are not eligible. In case of doubt, the Gone Gaming staff will decide on the validity of a site.
1a. Sites that require payment to access will not be considered.
1b. Sites that require registration to access may be considered.
2. Sites will be judged based on their English language content. Unfortunately, we are not able to judge non-English content at this time.
3. A site nomination will be deemed invalid if the Gone Gaming staff says so. Invalid nominations will be removed, in order to avoid clutter.
4. You can nominate a site in more than one category. However, please nominate a site in a category only if it is appropriate.
5. A site should only be nominated once in a category. Before nominating a site, please check to see whether or not it has already been nominated. Duplicate nominations will be removed, in order to avoid clutter. Remember: you are not voting for a site, you are only nominating a site.
6. The Gone Gaming blog may not be nominated. Sites by Gone Gaming members may be nominated.
7. A nomination must be in the following format:
For a site:
URL with hyperlink
For an article:
Post URL with hyperlink
8. If your site is nominated but you do not want it to be in the voting, please send me an email (shadejon-[at]-gmail-[dot]-com) with your site name, URL, and a statement that you do not wish to be nominated.
9. Nominations close at midnight (EST) at the end of Saturday, Dec 30. The awards will be announced by midnight (EST) at the end of
The Gone Gaming Staff
Update: Best Humorous Article re-added due to popular demand.