BoardGameGeek Wins the Diana Jones Award

Posted by on Aug 6, 2010 in awards | 3 Comments

On Wednesday evening at Jillian’s in Indianapolis, BoardGameGeek was deservedly awarded the Diana Jones Award for Excellence in Gaming among a field of nominees that included BoardGameGeek, board game Chaos in the Old World, and roleplaying games Kagematsu and Montsegur 1244.

Matt Forbeck presented the award:

Thing 027 from Things We Think About Games is about awards:

Awards for games can mean a lot of things.

Some awards reflect informed opinions of play and popularity. Other awards just mean the game won a popularity contest, or just that a lot of people had heard of that game.

The argument that awards don’t many anything is well known. We can probably stop having that argument now.

The thing I like about the Diana Jones Award is that it’s not limited to recognizing games. BoardGameGeek is a great example of something great in our industry that ought to be honored. I’m glad to see that it was.

3 Comments

  1. Jason Morningstar
    August 6, 2010

    A well-deserved award for BGG in a strong, eclectic field this year.

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  2. John Nephew
    August 6, 2010

    Thanks for posting this video, Jeff. Michelle and I were sorry to miss the gathering at Jillian’s this year — but we will be flying to Indy tomorrow morning (and back home Sunday evening) so that we will catch a bit of Gen Con and have a chance to introduce the twins to the industry. 🙂

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  3. Carl Klutzke
    August 8, 2010

    Thanks for posting the video, Jeff. I _was_ at the awards but couldn’t hear a darned thing!

    Without dishonoring any of the other nominees, I can say that I too am very glad BGG won the award. Of them all, it’s the one that I get the most value from by far. Many of my friends seem to use it every day.

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