Please note that there is a new "eligibility period" for games in the General Strategy category.
In order for a game to be eligible for the General Strategy category, a game must have been released on or after July 1st of the previous year and no later than June 30th of the current year. This has been done so that finalists and recipients can be announced closer to the more common release dates by game publishers.
However, so as not to overlook the games that were released during the period of January 1st - June 30th of 2002, the committee awarded a special IGA for that time period. The games listed below were the finalists and the winner for that time period.
GENERAL STRATEGY - MULTI-PLAYER
DSCHUNKE - MICHAEL SCHACHT - QUEEN GAMES
GOLDLAND - WOLFGANG KRAMER - GOLD SIEBER
MAGELLAN (PIZZARO & CO.) - TOM LEHMANN - HANS IM GLÜCK / RIO GRANDE GAMES / 999 GAMES
MEXICA - WOLFGANG KRAMER & MICHAEL KIESLING - RAVENSBURGER / RIO GRANDE GAMES
NAUTILUS - BRIGITTE & WOLFGANG DITT - KOSMOS / MAYFAIR GAMES / 999 GAMES
PUEBLO - WOLFGANG KRAMER & MICHAEL KIESLING - RAVENSBURGER / RIO GRANDE GAMES
PUERTO RICO - ANDREAS SEYFARTH - ALEA / RIO GRANDE GAMES
TRANSAMERICA - FRANZ-BENNO DELONGE - WINNING MOVES / RIO GRANDE GAMES / IDENTITY GAMES
WALLENSTEIN - DIRK HENN - QUEEN GAMES
WILDLIFE - WOLFGANG KRAMER - CLEMENTONI
GENERAL STRATEGY - MULTI-PLAYER CATEGORY
New Eligibility Period