Origins Awards Nominees Announced

The Academy of Adventure Gaming Arts and Design announced the nominees for this year’s Origins Awards this week. Congratulations to all the nominees! The winners will be announced at the Origins Game Fair held at the end of June.

The biggest happy surprise for me was the inclusion of Space Hulk as a nominee for best board game. Games Workshop released a very limited edition last year, which went out of print almost immediately. I wrote about the game in Hobby Games: The 100 Best as one of my all-time favorite games, and I’m glad to see it reaching a new generation of gamers. Here’s hoping this spurs GW into bringing the game back out on a more permanent basis.