February 24, 2022 – 2022 As d’or Winners announced, the French Board Game of the Year award has some new top notch inductees. One of the top board game of the year awards given annually, this is always a solid list with the results being held in high regard. There are a variety of different categories, similar to other awards like the Spiel des Jahres.
2022 As d’or Winners:
- Game of the Year : 7 Wonders Architects (Runners Up: Cartaventura Lhasa | Happy City)
- Children : Bubble Stories (Runners Up: Monster Cather | Pin Pon!)
- Insider : Living Forest (Runners Up: New Countries | Oltrééa)
- Expert : Dune Imperium (Runners Up: The Lost Ruins of Arnak | Iki)
The nominees were originally announced on January 26, 2022. The winners are being announced now as the kick off to the FIJ 2022 Game Fair that takes place in Cannes, France.
SEE ALSO: Full list of Spiel des Jahres (Board Game of the Year) Award Winners | Full list of Juego del Año Award Winners | Full List of Mensa Select Games – Award Winners
7 Wonders Architects *Game of the Year
In 7 Wonders Architects, build one of the 7 wonders of the ancient world and gain as many victory points as possible to win the game! Watch your wonder take shape throughout the game and use its effects with each new stage you construct. On your turn, choose one of three cards and immediately apply its effect. Your resources, gold, scientific discoveries, and army will guide your civilization to victory. For 2 – 7 players, games run about 25 minutes.
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Bubble Stories *Children’s Game of the Year
Step into the world of Bubble Stories with two adventures where you are the hero! Discover new worlds by exploring, card after card, all the places you can visit! Enjoy each place along the way and discover what is hidden at the end of each adventure. For 1 – 2 players, games go for about 10 minutes each.
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Living Forest *Insider’s Game of the Year
In Living Forest, you play as a nature spirit who will try to save the forest and its sacred tree from the flames of Onibi. But you are not alone in your mission as the animal guardians have come together to lend a hand around the Circle of Spirits where you progress. Each turn, they bring you valuable elements, so try to combine your team of animal guardians as best as possible to carry out your actions, but be careful because some are lonely and do not like to be mixed with others. For 2 – 4 players, games last approximately 40 minutes.
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Dune: Imperium *Expert’s Game of the Year
Dune: Imperium blends deck-building and worker placement in a deeply thematic new strategy game where the fate of the Empire hangs on your decisions. Will you seek political allies or rely upon military might? Economic strength or subtle intrigues? A council seat…or a sharpened blade? The cards are dealt. The choice is yours. The Imperium awaits. For 1 – 2 players, games last 60 – 120 minutes.
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