Club Fantasci Board Game Awards

Club Fantasci Board Game Awards Program


The Club Fantasci Board Game Awards program focusing on board, card and role-playing games and to feature the very best in the board and role-playing games industry.


The awards categories will be as follows:

  • Game of the Year
  • Best Family Game
  • Best Co-Operative Game
  • Best Party Game
  • Best Children’s Game
  • Best Abstract Game
  • Best Strategy Game
  • Best Two-Player Game
  • Best War game
  • Best Historical Game
  • Best Thematic Game
  • Best Educational Game
  • Best Game Reprint
  • Best Game Expansion
  • Best Role-Playing Game
  • Best Traditional Card Game
  • Hall of Fame
  • Best New Designer
  • Best Game Production
  • Best Kickstarter Campaign
  • Most Innovative Game
  • Best Artwork
  • Best Large Publisher
  • Best Mid-Size Publisher
  • Best Small Publisher
  • Best Social Media/Marketing
  • Best Customer Service
  • Best Distributor
  • Best Game Review – Video
  • Best Game Review – Written



With the exception of the Hall of Fame category, all games submitted for the other categories must be released in 2014. We want to recognize the best games that come out every year and not have repeat winners in the same categories. The Hall of Fame will be for all games submitted from different years of production.


The Hall of Fame Category: All games submitted for this category must have been released five or more years ago, had a significant impact on the board game industry. All games either board, card or role-playing can be submitted.


The Best Small Publisher Award, Best Mid-Size Publisher and Best Large publisher will be a fan voted award. The Club Fantasci voting board will decide all ties.


The Best Distributor Award will be decided by Game Publisher and Game Store Owner votes. The Club Fantasci voting board will decide all ties.


The Best Social Media/Marketing will be decided on social media metrics, fan response rate and a board of marketing experts.


The Best Game Review Video & Written: We will be accepting up to five submissions from reviewers into both categories. The reviews will be fan voted. The Club Fantasci voting board will decide all ties.


All games submitted for review during the year will be automatically admitted for the program or you can submit for the awards provided they meet the criteria. We ask that the submitting company still fill out the submission form here to state which categories they wish the game to participate in.


Click here for the Submission Form.


Submission Deadline: December 31st, 2014


Please submit games to:

Club Fantasci

Attn: David Lowry

1044 Needham Dr.

Smyrna, TN 37167


The panel will be lead by David Lowry and the games will be chosen in association with other industry reviewers and gamers. David also writes for Metalholic Magazine ( and his own entertainment blog ( David is the President of The Lowry Agency, Founder and Host of the radio podcast “Live From Music City (”and Founder and Host of the speculative fiction on-line board game and book club “Club Fantasci (”

For press questions, board game reviews or interviews regarding Club Fantasci and the board game awards program, please contact David Lowry at the information posted below.


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