Announcing the Historical Board Game Awards

We are very happy to announce that the annual Historical Board Game Awards are coming. The Historical Board Game Awards are annual awards for historical, wargame, and/or conflict simulation board games recognizing excellence in three relevant categories: the ‘Game of the Year’, the ‘Most Innovative Game Design’, and the ‘Anglo-Zanzibar Award’.

Initial Voting Committee will take place in January 2023 to determine category nominees and will be immediately followed by the public fan vote to determine the winners. The categories of the Historical Board Game Awards are as follows:
Game of the Year: The ‘Game of the Year’ awards outstanding performance in all board game fields and recognizes the game that delivers the best historical, war, or conflict game experience.
Most Innovative Game Design: The ‘Most Innovative Game Design’ is awarded to a game and design team to recognize excellence in creative and innovative game design.
Anglo-Zanzibar Award: The Anglo-Zanzibar war lasted between 38-45 minutes and is considered the shortest recorded war in history. The ‘Anglo-Zanzibar Award’ recognizes the best ‘small’ historical board game, including the following: magazine games, ‘lunchtime’ games, quick playing games, folio games, post card games, and other small format games.

For more details, including how the voting process will work, please review the Historical Board Game Awards FAQ.