2005 Origins Award winners posted

Despite the confusion of still having the defunct originsawards.com website up and running, the 2005 Origins Award winners were announced early yesterday. They’ve finally made it to the Academy page (and are copied below), though are still MIA on the GAMA site proper. Perhaps if there were still some sort of ceremony or presentation, more people would’ve noticed. In any case, many of the winners announced were in line with critical praise given elsewhere, so the process isn’t as screwed up as it could be.

Origins Awards 2005 Winners
Best Play-By-Mail Game
Enlightened Age Entertainment
Fall of Rome
Best Historical Board Game
Sword of Rome
Best Historical Miniatures Line
Brigade Games
WWI: Western Front 28 mm
Best Historical Miniatures Game
Clash of Arms Games
Dawn of the Rising Sun:
The Russo Japanese War 1904-1905
Best Board Game
Days of Wonder
Ticket To Ride
Best Miniatures Game
Ad Astra Games
Attack Vector: Tactical
Best Miniature Line
Dark Sword Miniatures, Inc.
Elmore Dragons
Best Collectible Card Game
Z-Man Games, Inc.
Seven Masters Vs. The Underworld
Best Traditional Card Game
Atlas Games
Cthulhu 500
Best Role Playing Game
Atlas Games
Ars Magica: 5th Edition
Best Role Playing Game Supplement
Wizards of the Coast
Eberron Campaign Setting
Best Fiction Publication
Guardians of Order
Path of the Bold
Best Non Fiction Publication
Steve Jackson Games
Pyramid Magazine
Best Game Accessory
Steve Jackson Games
Cardboard Heroes Castles 
Vanguard Award
All Wound Up
Twilight Creations, Inc.
Flames of War
Fire as She Bears! 2.1
Starboard Tack Press
Pirates of the Spanish Main
WizKids, Inc

Gamers’ Choice Award
Harlequin Games
Desert Rats – British in the Desert
Axis and Allies D-Day
Avalon Hill
A Call to Arms (Babylon 5)
Mongoose Publishing
VS System
Marvel Origins and X-Men VS The Brotherhood
The Upper Deck Entertainment
Cthulhu 500
Atlas Games
World of Darkness Storytelling System Rulebook
White Wolf
Betrayal at House on the Hill
Avalon Hill


  1. The origins awards link is broken – there’s a typo in the link that send you to “www.aagad.originsgames.com/%22”

  2. Good thing I copied them into the story, then. Clicking “Read more” would’ve shown you the list. Thanks for the heads-up, though. 🙂

  3. Nah – I’ve had problems with my ISP lately and when the link broke I thought it was on my end for a while there. 🙂

    They, uh, really had to dig kinda deep just to find a suitable number of candidates for all the games didn’t they?

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