Zvezda is extremely proud to announce that Samurai Battles—our historical boardgame of samurai warfare in Japan’s feudal age—has been honored with the Origins Award for Best Historical Boardgame of 2012!
For 39 years, the Origins Awards and the Academy of Adventure Gaming Arts and Design has recognized the best new games in a variety of categories. Each year, a jury of game industry professionals prepares a list of nominees, chosen from those games published during the calendar year. The top five games in each category are presented to the attendees of the Origins Game Fair in Columbus, Ohio, who are eligible to vote for the best titles in each category.
Samurai Battles was faced with some stiff competition in this years balloting, including excellent titles from some of the premier game publishers in the field of historical games. But in the end, the gamers themselves chose Samurai Battles as the best in the field!
Zvezda would like to thank the Academy and the attendees of Origins for choosing Samurai Battles. We would also like to congratulate all of the nominees and winners in every category. It is our goal to produce the best games possible, and we know that every nominated game was produced with the same goal in mind.