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Origins Awards Finalists

Updated: May 2

Tonight we got a first look at the finalists for the Origins Awards from the Game Manufacturers Association at Expo 2023. Again- this was a sponsored media event.*

Here is the list of finalists:

Board GamesSocial/Light Strategy

Castle Panic: Crowns and Quests ExpansionFireside Games

Creature ComfortsKids Table Board Gaming

FlamecraftLucky Duck Games

Long Shot: The Dice Game


The Finest FishLast Night Games


EvergreenHorrible Guild

Foundations of RomeArcane Wonders

Hoplomachus: VictorumChip Theory Games

Planet UnknownAdam's Apple Games

Three Sisters25th Century



Dead ReckoningAlderac Entertainment Group (AEG)

Merchants of the Dark RoadElf Creek Games

My Father's WorkRenegade Game Studios

Tokyo SidekickJapanime Games

Wonderland WarDruid City Games

Card Games:

Cat in the BoxBezier Games

Scout One More Game!

Sea Salt & PaperStudio Bombyx

Turing MachineHachette Boardgames

Undaunted: StalingradOsprey Games

Children's Game:

Castle Panic: Second EditionFireside Games

Disney A Goofy GameFunko Games

HONK!Sinister Fish Games

The Lunch Room GameEAP Toys and Games

Turtle SplashLucky Duck Games


Flesh and Blood - UprisingLegend Story Studios

Magic the Gathering The Brothers War CollectionWizards of the Coast

Magic the Gathering Universes Beyond WarhammerWizards of the Coast

Heroclix: Hellfire GalaWizKids

Unmatched: Houdini vs the GenieRestoration Games

Miniatures Game:

Lion Rampant: Second EditionOsprey GamesNorthgard: Uncharted LandsHachette BoardgamesOmicron ProtocolDead Alive GamesPolyversal Sci-Fi Miniatures SystemCollins Epic WargamesRapture Gravity Bay

RPG Core

BlackbirdsAndrews McMeel Publishing

Bladerunner the Roleplaying GameFree League Publishing

Coyote & CrowCoyote & Crow

Teatime AdventuresSnowbright Studio

The One RingFree League Publishing

RPG Supplements

Agents of DuneModiphius

Blade Runner Starter BoxFree League Publishing

Fallout Starter BoxModiphius

Warhammer Fantasy: Enemy Within Volume 5Cubicle 7 Entertainment

Zweihander Starter BoxAndrews McMeel Publishing


Call to Adventure Art DecksBrotherwise Games

Deluxe Board Game Train SetsLittle Plastic Train Co.

Power Rangers Zordon Dice Tower & GM's Screen

Renegade Game Studios

The Deck of Many Animated ConditionsHit Point Press

The Deck of Many Animated IllusionsHit Point Press

2D Art & Illustration:

7 Sinners Mana Project Studios

Cowboys with Big HeartsBully Pulpit Games

Cult of the DeepB.A. Games

Everyday Heroes - The Hunt

Evil Genius Games

Galaxy Trucker - Keep on TruckinCzech Games Edition

3D Art

Fallout: Wasteland Warfare - Super Mutants: SwanModiphius

Frostgrave - Fireheart ElkOsprey Games

Omicron Protocol - Jugger the Elephant

Dead Alive Games

Time CapsulesRed Cat Games

Graphic Design

Defiant RPGGame Machinery

DulceIndie Game Studios/ Stronghold Games

Norse GrimoireMana Project Studio

Pathfinder Savage Worlds Boxed SetPinnacle Entertainment Group

Tome of ChaosR. Talsorian Games, Inc.


Doctors & Daleks Player

Doctor Who The Roleplaying

Grant's Greatest Games of NovemberGrant's Game Recs

Mind MGMT ReviewBoard Game Quest

The Best of Origins Game Fair from Grants Game RecsGrant's Game Recs

*As a sponsored media, GAMA has provided exclusive access to parts of Expo 2023 and has also sponsored part of our stay.

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