Japan Boardgame Prize 2008

Wie Verhext! has won the 2008 Japan Boardgame Prize. From now on the award will no longer be awarded in four categories, but just one. A special prize will follow for best Beginner / Family Game.

As d'Or 2009

The 2009 As d'Or (France) goes to Dixit. Agricola gets a special jury prize and Chateau Roquefort wins the As d'Or for Children's Games.

IAGO Hall of Fame

International Abstract Games Organization

From the IAGO website:

"The IAGO Hall of Fame is the place where IAGO honors everything historically significant that involves abstract strategy games. Inductees into the IAGO Hall of Fame are selected by the IAGO Standards Committee based on their historical significance and influence. Their historical significance and influence involves things such as regional and global popularity, longevity, and innovations in play mechanics that spawned entirely new classes of abstract strategy games. In the future, categories for induction will be expanded to cover more than games."