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 recipients for the 2013 IGA in the General Strategy category:


Terra Mystica - Jens Drögemüller & Helge Ostertag - White Goblin Games / Z-Man Games / Feuerland

In the multi-player category, the award goes to Terra Mystica, the creation of Jens Drögemüller and Helge Ostertag and published by Feuerland Spiele and Z-Man Games. Set in a fantasy land populated by dwarves, giants, magicians, witches, Halflings, cultists and more, races rush to acquire land, claim resources and build structures so they can dominate their world. In order to accomplish this, attention must also be given to developing your group’s skills and abilities. Terra Mystica is a game of very little luck that rewards strategic planning. This is the first game published by Feuerland Spiele and is the first IGA for both the designers and German publisher.


Le Havre: The Inland Port - Uwe Rosenberg - Lookout Games / Z-Man Games

The award in the 2-player category goes to Le Havre: The Inland Port by prolific designer Uwe Rosenberg and publishers Lookout Games and Z-Man Games. Based on his popular game Le Havre, this new 2-player version challenges players to become the richest harbormaster in the busy port. To accomplish this task, players acquire various buildings to help increase their resources, which in turn allows them to purchase more buildings and increase their income. It is a fun, challenging game for two players.