Voting for the Pearple's Choice Awards 2019-2020

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You are invited to vote for the Pearple’s Choice Awards 2019-2020!

You do not need to have nominated in order to vote. Sadly, the poll functions of this board can’t cope with preference voting, so instead please send me a PM. For each category, put the things you want to vote for in descending order, as it might be:

best pear award
game A
game Q
no award
game T

All the first-place votes are counted first. If there isn’t a clear majority, whatever got least votes is eliminated, and those ballots’ second-choice votes are distributed among the remaining candidates. This continues until there is a clear majority.

Voting ends at 2021-01-11T09:00:00Z.

The list of nominees is below. Items are ordered randomly except for No Award.

Best Game

  • Unmatched: Battle of Legends, Volume One
  • Wavelength
  • The Crew: The Quest for Planet Nine
  • Forgotten Waters
  • Wingspan
  • Pax Pamir (Second Edition)
  • No Award

Best Abstract Strategy Game

  • Calico
  • Mandala
  • Oceans
  • Azul: Summer Pavilion
  • Mapmaker: The Gerrymandering Game
  • Tuki
  • It’s a Wonderful World
  • Tiny Towns
  • Love Letter
  • Bosk
  • Goat ‘n’ Goat
  • No Award

Best Children’s Game

  • Trogdor
  • My First Castle Panic
  • Exit: the Haunted Rollercoaster
  • Tuki
  • No Award

Best Customizable Game

  • Infinity (4th edition)
  • Similo
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures system
  • No Award

Best Family Game

  • The Crew: The Quest for Planet Nine
  • Men at Work
  • Letter Jam
  • Azul: Summer Pavilion
  • Tiny Towns
  • Cartographers
  • No Award

Best Party Game

  • Paranormal Detectives
  • Q.E.
  • The Champion of the Wild (2nd Edition)
  • Monikers: Serious Nonsense
  • Wavelength
  • Rail Pass
  • Mysterium Park
  • No Award

Best Soloable Game

  • Cartographers
  • Wingspan
  • Pax Pamir (Second Edition)
  • Football Highlights: 2052
  • Aerion
  • Rallyman: GT
  • No Award

Best Strategy Game

  • Wingspan
  • Res Arcana
  • Dune
  • Eclipse: Second Dawn for the Galaxy
  • The Search for Planet X
  • Unmatched: Battle of Legends, Volume One
  • Aeon’s End: The New Age
  • Pax Pamir (Second Edition)
  • No Award

Best Thematic Game

  • Forgotten Waters
  • Barrage
  • Rallyman: GT
  • Yggrasil Chronicles
  • Horrified
  • Dune
  • The King’s Dilemma
  • T.I.M.E Stories: Madame
  • No Award

Best War Game

  • Eclipse: Second Dawn for the Galaxy
  • Blitzkrieg: World War Two in 20 Minutes
  • Undaunted: Normandy
  • Combo Fighter
  • Infinity (4th edition)
  • Peloponnesian War
  • No Award

Best Game Artwork

  • Pax Pamir (Second Edition)
  • Unmatched: Cobble and Fog
  • On Mars
  • Oceans
  • Fort
  • Unmatched: Battle of Legends, Volume One
  • No Award

Best Expansion

  • Quacks of Quedlinburg: The Herb Witches
  • Spirit Island: Jagged Earth
  • Food Chain Magnate: Ketchup Mechanism
  • Dominion: Menagerie
  • Parks: Nightfall
  • Inis: Seasons of Inis
  • T.I.M.E Stories: Madame
  • Monikers: Serious Nonsense
  • Root: The Underworld Expansion
  • Wingspan: European Expansion
  • No Award

Erik Tengblad Award

  • Indonesia
  • Fugitive
  • Innovation
  • Flamme Rouge
  • Jaipur
  • Brass Lancashire
  • No Award

Best Game Review

  • NPI: Food Chain Magnate Is it Monopoly?
  • SUSD: Dune Review Dusting Off a Legend
  • SUSD: A War of Whispers Game of Thrones in an Hour?
  • Actualol: Board Game Inserts - Pimp Yo Game
  • Actualol: 100% UNBIASED, Objective Game Review
  • SUSD: Bunny Kingdom
  • SUSD: Batman: Gotham City Chronicles
  • No Award

Minutewalt Award

  • Wavelength
  • Codenames
  • Forgotten Waters
  • Flamme Rouge
  • Just One
  • Welcome To…
  • No Award

pillbox Award

  • Campaign Trail
  • The Crew: The Quest for Planet Nine
  • Sidereal Confluence (Remastered)
  • Chinatown
  • Eclipse: Second Dawn for the Galaxy
  • Forgotten Waters
  • Captain Sonar
  • No Award
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Man, I’ve played like two things on this entire list.

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Played 11. Own 11. But not the same 11. I don’t think I am doing this properly.

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Sorry, @Roger, if you don’t want to vote for any of the games, you just vote for No Award on that category?

I’m not Roger, but I believe that No Award is traditionally “I don’t believe any of the nominees should win this award.” As opposed to what I did, which was abstain on most categories because I’ve played none of the games nominated and have no real opinion on which deserves it.

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Yeah, I abstained completely a lot. No Award seems like an aggressive voting option!

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malkav11 and Benkyo have it.

A, B, No Award, C informally means “I think A is the best option, and failing that B. If neither of those two wins, I think you shouldn’t give an award at all. But if you do, I’d rather see C get it than any of the others”.

Whereas A, B means “I think A is the best option, and failing that B. If neither of those two wins, I don’t care where it goes.”

And No Award on its own means “I don’t think any of these is deserving of an award”.

If you get to the point that you don’t have a preference among the remaining alternatives, that’s where you should stop listing entries. If that means you list nothing for that category, that’s not a problem; you’ve abstained.

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Oops, OK, I put No Award on a category for my vote where I had no clue about any of the games, could you swap it for a blank?

Cheers.

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Not a problem at all.

I put together a playlist of all the nominees for Best Game Review So people can easily watch all the Videos before voting.

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Just what I needed!

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Based :+1: (10 char)

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Votes are still welcome!

I realise it’s a long ballot, but you don’t have to vote for every category, and you can delete everything you don’t care about – just put the remainder in order and that’s it.

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I hope I can play 1 or 2 of the nominees this week, so I will likely vote the next week.
One question tough, is Love Letter in best abstract strategy game a new version or a typo? I lost my sense for time in 2020 but the original Love Letter is pretty old.

It got an updated release recently.

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ah, didn’t know that, thanks

I promise this is the last time I will mention this… because voting closes in about 15 hours, at 2021-01-11T09:00:00Z. But I will count every vote I receive before then.

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