Not really Origins news, but the two games that gamers I hang out with considered frontrunners didn’t take it. They (Puerto Rico and Transamerica ) were on the short list of three, but the award went to Villa Paletti, a block-stacking dexterity game with an interesting new mechanic. Everyone told me dexterity games never win, but there you go. Sometime when I’m not paying for a connection by the minute, I will add links to this post, I promise. I bet on Puerto Rico for the Deutschen SpielePreis.