Designer: Jens Drögemüller & Helge Ostertag
Publisher: 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.
Designer: Uwe Rosenberg
Publisher: 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.