International Gamers Awards finalists


The International Gamers Awards committee is extremely proud to announce the finalists for the 2008 IGA in the Historical Simulations category. Games released during the 2007 calendar year are eligible for consideration.

This complete list of this year's nominees includes:


1914: Twilight in the East

Designer: Michael Resch

Publisher: GMT Games

Asia Engulfed

Designers: Jesse Evans & Rick Young

Publisher: GMT Games

ASL Starter Kit #3

Designer: Ken Dunn

Publisher: Multi-Man Publishing

Case Blue

Designer: Dean Essig

Publisher: Multi-Man Publishing

Combat Commander: Mediterranean

Designer: Chad Jensen

Publisher: GMT Games

Corps Command: Totensonntag

Designer: Peter Bogdasarian

Publisher: Lock 'N Load Publishing

Glory III

Designer: Richard Berg

Publisher: GMT Games

Marne 1918: Friedensturm

Designers: Nicolas Rident & Thomas Pouchin

Publisher: Hexasim

Napoleon's Triumph

Designer: Bowen Simmons

Publisher: Simmons Games


Designers: Andres Fager, Elias Nordling & Jerry Mawne

Publisher: Multi-Man Publishing

Tide of Iron

Designers: Christian Petersen, Corey Konieczka & John Goodenough

Publisher: Fantasy Flight Games

World at War: Eisenbach Gap

Designer: Mark Walker

Publisher: Lock 'N Load Publishing

For a detailed look at the nominated games, as well as the committee members
and their qualifications, please visit the International Gamers Awards
website at:

The International Gamers Awards were created to recognize outstanding games
and designers, as well as the companies that publish them. The awards are
truly international in scope, with committee members representing countries
throughout the world. The goal is to give greater exposure for these
wonderful games to more and more people and help spread the word of the
"wonderful world of gaming" on a global scale.

For more information, contact:
Greg J. Schloesser

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Comment by Peter Perla on September 17, 2008 at 8:31am

It's always a toss up whether political campaigns are are more like war or a circus. It is possible that the powers behind the throne here decided that they didn't want to see a single game in more than one category, though I think that is silly. Of course, it is also possible that not enough of the nominating committee voted for it. Come to think of it, the most likely explanation is that it wasn't on the list of games published in 2007, which we were given to choose from. If I can track down the list I will double check it.
Comment by Jason Matthews on September 16, 2008 at 7:48pm
Thanks for replying Peter. My tongue was planted in my cheek. I know the category is really meant for wargames. That said, I hope folks contemplate that it might JUST be possible, that a game could be about history and NOT be a wargame.
Comment by Peter Perla on September 2, 2008 at 12:22pm
I was a little puzzled about that, but the General Teo-Player is more prestigious in a sense than the histo-game category (too wargame like!).
Comment by Jason Matthews on September 2, 2008 at 10:44am
Well Ted, we did get a nomination for 1960 in the general two-player game category. Apparently, it was insufficiently "historical" for this side of the equation. But, a CDG nonetheless.
Comment by Peter Perla on September 2, 2008 at 9:46am
Dav e,
This procedure is indeed a bit tortuous. It is one that has been in use under various guises for some time and for otehr awards systems as well. I'm not in a position to offer a better alternative!

Comment by Dave D on August 30, 2008 at 3:46am
AT first glance, the scoring system for the awards seems a bit counter-intuitive, almost like the tie-break procedure in the 08 Olympic gymnastics. Link:
Comment by Peter Perla on August 28, 2008 at 8:57am
Doh. How silly. I guess my only excuse is advancing age and senility. And the difference in perception between cdg and CDG. How do you delete posts on this thing? :-)
Comment by Ted Torgerson on August 27, 2008 at 6:37pm
card driven game, like We the People.
Comment by Peter Perla on August 27, 2008 at 4:33pm
I hesitate to show my ignorance, but what is a cdg? A collectible dog game?
Comment by Ted Torgerson on August 27, 2008 at 4:01pm
Another good year for wargames. I would have liked to see a cdg on the list of nominees.

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