The International Gamers Awards were founded in 1999 for the express purpose of recognizing outstanding games, their designers, and the companies which publish them. The awards have gained widespread acclaim and have helped bring these outstanding games to the public’s attention.

The International Gamers Awards committee is extremely proud to announce the winners of the 2017 IGA in the General Strategy category.

GENERAL STRATEGY - MULTI-PLAYER CATEGORY

Great Western Trail - Alexander Pfister - eggertspiele


In the multi-player category, the award goes to Great Western Trail, the creation of award winning designer Alexander Pfister and published by eggertspiele. Great Western Trail sets players as ranchers in 19th century America. Players herd their cattle from Texas to Kansas City, earning money and victory points. However, the "Great Western Trail" not only requires that you keep your herd in good shape, but also that you wisely use the various buildings along the trail. Players will seek to hire capable staff: cowboys to improve their herd, craftsmen to build their own buildings, or engineers for the important railroad line. This is the second consecutive IGA for designer Pfister and publisher eggertspiele.

GENERAL STRATEGY - 2-PLAYER CATEGORY

Arkham Horror: The Card Game - Nate French & Matthew Newman - Fantasy Flight Games


The award in the 2-player category goes to Arkham Horror: The Card Game by designers Nate French and Matthew Newman. The game, published by Fantasy Flight Games, recreates the mythos created by legendary writer H.P. Lovecraft. Players become characters within the quiet New England town of Arkham. Players will find both strengths and weaknesses reflected in their custom deck of cards, and these cards will be their resources as they work cooperatively to unravel the world's most terrifying mysteries. Each adventure carries players deeper into mystery, where they will find cultists and foul rituals, haunted houses and strange creatures. And they may find signs of the Ancient Ones straining against the barriers to our world...