In the multi-player category, the award goes to 7 Wonders, the creation of Antoine Bauza and originally published by Repos Productions. 7 Wonders created quite the stir when being tested during its development stages, and that enthusiasm grew even greater upon its release. The game combines the excitement and challenge of building an ancient civilization with a fast-playing card game that is accessible by both dedicated gamers and families alike. This is the first IGA for both Antoine Bauza and Repos Productions.
The award in the 2-player category goes to A Few Acres of Snow by prolific designer Martin Wallace and Treefrog Games. The setting is the French and British conflict that occurred in North America during the colonization period. Bitter warfare embroiled the continent, as both European powers struggled for dominance. This quasi war game is intense and plays fast, yet is filled with tough decisions that will affect the fate of the world. Wallace has captured numerous IGA plaques, a testament to his designing excellence.