The nominations for the inaugural Toy and Game Inventor Awards (the TAGIES, because they’re part of the Toy and Game Inventors Expo) came out on October 23. You can read all about them on Richard Gottlieb’s blog at Playthings.com.
Longtime tabletop games fans should recognize at least two of the names on the list: my friend Richard Borg and Curt Covert of Smirk & Dagger Games. Congratulations to them both, as well as all the other nominees, and good luck to them in the final round. I’ll be there at the awards banquet in Chicago on November 21 to cheer them on!