Clank! Nominated for Dice Tower Award!

San Diego, CA (May 8th, 2017) Each year, the staff at the Dice Tower Network chooses their favorite games of the year in several different categories. These nominees have just been posted and we are proud to announce that Clank! A Deck-Building Adventure has been included on the list of Most Innovative Games. 

Congratulations to all the other nominees and good luck! 

From the Dice Tower Press release:
The Dice Tower Network is proud to announce the nominees for the best games of 2016. A jury of more than seventy Dice Tower staff, prominent bloggers and reviewers went through all the games released in English in 2016, and chose the five best in each category – with ten games nominated for best game of the year.

The winners of each category will be announced at the Dice Tower Convention in Orlando, Florida. Congratulations to all the publishers and designers who were nominated, and we hope that gamers will have a list of truly excellent games to seek out and play.

See the complete listing with pictures at http://www.dicetowerawards.com

Best Game from a New Designer:

Note:  The game has to be the designer’s first or second published game to qualify for this award. 

·      Kingdom Death: Monster – designed by Adam Poots; published by Kingdom Death

·      Vast: The Crystal Caverns – designed by David Somerville; published by Leder Games

·      Adrenaline – designed by Filip Neduk; published by CGE

·      Terraforming Mars – designed by Jacob Fryxelius; published by Stronghold Games

·      The Manhattan Project: Energy Empire – designed by Luke Laurie; published by Minion Games

Best Artwork

·      Arkham Horror: The Card Game – illustrated by Christopher Hosch, Ignacio Bazán Lazcano, Henning Ludvigsen, Mercedes Opheim, Zoe Robinson, and Evan Simonet; published by Fantasy Flight Games

·      Inis – illustrated by Dimitri Bielak & Jim Fitzpatrick; published by Matagot

·      Islebound – illustrated by Ryan Laukat; published by Red Raven Games

·      Kanagawa – illustrated by Jade Mosch; published by Iello

·      Scythe – illustrated by Jakub Rozalski; published by Stonemaier Games

Best Theming

·      Black Orchestra – designed by Philip duBarry; published by Game Salute

·      Captain Sonar – designed by Roberto Fraga & Yohan Lemonnier; published by Matagot

·      Roll Player – designed by Keith Matejka; published by Thunderworks Games

·      SeaFall – designed by Rob Daviau; published by Plaid Hat Games

·      Terraforming Mars – designed by Jacob Fryxelius; published by Stronghold Games & FryxGames

Best Two-Player Game

·      13 Days: The Cuban Missile Crisis – designed by Asger Harding Granerud & Daniel Skjold Pedersen; published by Jolly Roger Games

·      Arkham Horror: The Card Game – designed by Nate French & Matthew Newman; published by Fantasy Flight Games

·      Codex: Card Time Strategy – designed by David Sirlin; published by Sirlin Games

·      Star Wars: Destiny – designed by Corey Konieczka & Lukas Litzsinger; published by Fantasy Flight Games

·      Star Wars: Rebellion – designed by Corey Konieczka; published by Fantasy Flight Games

Best Reprint

·      51st State: Master Set – designed by Ignacy Trzewiczek; published by Portal Games

·      Escape from Aliens in Outer Space – designed by Mario Porpora, Pietro Righi Riva, Luca Francesco Rossi, & Nicolò Tedeschi; published by Osprey Games

·      Mansions of Madness, 2nd Edition – designed by Nikki Valens; published by Fantasy Flight Games

·      Arkwright – designed by Stefan Risthaus; published by Capstone Games

·      Robinson Crusoe – designed by Ignacy Trzewiczek; published by Portal Games

Best Expansion

·      7 Wonders Duel: Pantheon – designed by Antoine Bauza & Bruno Cathala; published by Repos Production

·      Scythe: Invaders from Afar – designed by Jamey Stegmaier; published by Stonemaier Games

·      Stockpile: Continuing Corruption – designed by Brett Sobol & Seth Van Orden, published by Nauvoo Games

·      TIME Stories: Prophecy of Dragons – designed by Manuel Rozoy; published by Space Cowboys

·      TIME Stories: Under the Mask – designed by Guillaume Montiage & Manuel Rozoy; published by Space Cowboys

Best Party Game

·      Codenames: Pictures– designed by Vlaada Chvátil; published by Czech Games Edition

·      Captain Sonar – designed by Roberto Fraga & Yohan Lemonnier; published by Matagot

·      Happy Salmon – designed by Ken Gruhl & Quentin Weir; published by North Star Games

·      Junk Art – designed by Jay Cormier & Sen-Foong Lim; published by Pretzel Games

·      Secret Hitler – designed by Mike Boxleiter, Tommy Maranges, & Max Temkin; published by Goat Wolf & Cabbage

Best Cooperative Game

·      Arkham Horror: The Card Game – designed by Nate French & Matthew Newman; published by Fantasy Flight Games

·      Harry Potter: Hogwarts Battle – designed by Forrest-Pruzan Creative, Kami Mandell, & Andrew Wolf; published by USAopoly

·      Mansions of Madness, 2nd Edtion – designed by Nikki Valens; published by Fantasy Flight Games

·      Mechs vs. Minions – designed by Chris Cantrell, Rick Ernst, Stone Librande, Prashant Saraswat, & Nathan Tiras; published by Riot Games

·      Pandemic: Reign of Cthulhu – designed by Matt Leacock & Chuck D. Yager; published by Z-Man Games

Best Family Game

·      Harry Potter: Hogwarts Battle – designed by Forrest-Pruzan Creative, Kami Mandell, & Andrew Wolf; published by USAopoly

·      Ice Cool – designed by Brian Gomez; published by Brain Games

·      Junk Art – designed by Jay Cormier & Sen-Foong Lim; published by Pretzel Games

·      Karuba – designed by Rüdiger Dorn; published by HABA

·      Sushi Go Party! – designed by Phil Walker-Harding; published by Gamewright

Best Strategy Game

·      A Feast for Odin – designed by Uwe Rosenberg; published by Z-Man Games

·      Great Western Trail – designed by Alexander Pfister; published by Stronghold Games & eggertspiele

·      Scythe – designed by Jamey Stegmaier; published by Stonemaier Games

·      Star Wars: Rebellion – designed by Corey Konieczka; published by Fantasy Flight Games

·      Terraforming Mars – designed by Jacob Fryxelius; published by Stronghold Games & FryxGames

Best Board Game Production

·      Conan – designed by Frédéric Henry, Antoine Bauza, Pascal Bernard, Bruno Cathala, Croc, Ludovic Maublanc, & Laurent Pouchain; published by Monolith

·      The Others – designed by Eric M. Lang; published by Cool Mini or Not

·      Mechs vs. Minions – designed by Chris Cantrell, Rick Ernst, Stone Librande, Prashant Saraswat, & Nathan Tiras; published by Riot Games

·      Scythe – designed by Jamey Stegmaier; published by Stonemaier Games

·      Star Wars: Rebellion – designed by Corey Konieczka; published by Fantasy Flight Games

Most Innovative Game

·      Captain Sonar – designed by Roberto Fraga & Yohan Lemonnier; published by Matagot

·      Clank!: A Deck-Building Adventure – designed by Paul Dennen; published by Renegade Game Studios

·      Millennium Blades – designed by D. Brad Talton, Jr.; published by Level 99 Games

·      Mystic Vale – designed by John D. Clair; published by Alderac Entertainment Group (AEG)

·      Vast: The Crystal Caverns – designed by David Somerville; published by Leder Games

Best Game from a Small Publisher

(Note:  The published must have published five or fewer games at the beginning of 2015)

·      Arkwright – designed by Stefan Risthaus; published by Capstone Games

·      Cottage Garden– designed by Uwe Rosenberg; published by Edition Spielwiese

·      Not Alone – designed by Ghislain Masson; published by Geek Attitude Games

·      Roll Player – designed by Keith Matejka; published by Thunderworks Games

·      Vast: The Crystal Caverns – designed by David Somerville; published by Leder Games

Game of the Year

·      Adrenaline – designed by Filip Neduk; published by Czech Games Edition

·      Captain Sonar – designed by Roberto Fraga & Yohan Lemonnier; published by Matagot

·      Cry Havoc– designed by Grant Rodiek, Michał Oracz, & Michał Walczak; published by Portal Games

·      A Feast for Odin – designed by Uwe Rosenberg; published by Z-Man Games

·      Great Western Trail – designed by Alexander Pfister; published by Stronghold Games & eggertspiele

·      Inis – designed by Christian Martinez; published by Matagot

·      Mechs vs. Minions – designed by Chris Cantrell, Rick Ernst, Stone Librande, Prashant Saraswat, & Nathan Tiras; published by Riot Games

·      Scythe – designed by Jamey Stegmaier; published by Stonemaier Games

·      Star Wars: Rebellion – designed by Corey Konieczka; published by Fantasy Flight Games

·      Terraforming Mars – designed by Jacob Fryxelius; published by Stronghold Games & FryxGames