The International Gamers Awards were created to recognize outstanding games and designers, as well as the companies that publish them. The awards are truly international in scope, with committee members representing countries throughout the world. The goal of the IGAs is to truly select the 'best of the best' in two categories: General Strategy Games and Historical Simulation Games. We hope that this will lead to greater exposure for these wonderful games to more and more people and help spread the word of the "wonderful world of gaming" on a global scale.
Best Multi-Player Game: Through the Ages
Through the Ages is an exciting game of strategy and resource management. Players guide their civilizations up from Antiquity, through the Middle Ages, and into Modern Times. What will your civilization be like? Will it be warlike? Technologically advanced? Religious? Artistic? Choose from Leaders such as Hammurabi, Napoleon, and Gandhi. Build Pyramids, the Great Wall, or the Eiffel Tower. Your civilization's culture is yours to shape -- and you can do it differently every time you play the game.
Through the Ages is playable in three different difficulty levels. Play the short Tutorial Game to learn the game mechanics. Play the Advanced game when you are ready to face the consequences of politics and corruption. And when you want even greater challenge, play the Full Version of Through the Ages and take your civilization from spear throwing to space flight.
Best Two-Player Game: Mr. Jack
The night covers the gloomy alleys with darkness and only a few corners are still illuminated by the gaslights. Eight investigators have gathered to catch the cunning Jack the Ripper. But Jack is in fact cleverly impersonating one of them.
In Mr. Jack, one of the players must help the investigators. By moving each character into light or shadow, the detective player makes successive deductions to uncover which investigator is in fact Jack, then he/she must try to catch the infamous ripper.
The opponent, playing Jack, must do his best to delay the investigation. He can even try to use the darkness to secretly flee the district! A thrilling game for two players!
List courtesy of Funagain Games.
See Also: Other Award-Winning Board Games