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Welcome to the Annual NUGG Awards! 🏆

Here, we celebrate excellence in the world of board gaming by recognizing outstanding games and their creators. Our awards highlight the best in various categories, honoring games that showcase innovation, artistry, strategy, and entertainment. We invite you to explore our site, discover the winners, and join us in celebrating the incredible talent and passion that make board gaming a beloved hobby. Whether you’re a casual player or a dedicated enthusiast, the Northern Utah Gamers Guild Awards are your guide to the very best in the world of board games.

2023 Nominations

Best 2-Player Game

  • Sleeping Gods: Primeval Peril
  • Beer & Bread
  • Match of the Century

Best Artwork Presentation

  • Sleeping Gods: Distant Skies
  • City of the Great Machine

Best Cooperative Game

  • Daybreak
  • The Everrain

Best Boardgame Expansion

  • Ark Nova: Marine Worlds
  • Boonlake: Artifacts

Most Innovative Game

  • Holly Oak
  • Hegemony: Lead Your Class to Victory
  • Earthborne Rangers

Lightweight Game of the Year

  • Dorfromantik: The Board Game
  • That’s Not a Hat
  • Rolling Heights

Medium-weight Game of the Year

  • Ticket to Ride Legacy: Legends of the West
  • Daybreak
  • Earth
  • Revive

Heavyweight Game of the Year

  • Evacuation
  • Great Western Trail: New Zealand
  • Hegemony: Lead Your Class to Victory
  • Nucleum

Best Party Game

  • FTW?!
  • How Dare You?

Best Solo Game

  • Sleeping Gods: Distant Skies
  • Legacy of Yu
  • Earthborne Rangers

Most Thematic Game

  • The Witcher: Old World
  • Dune Imperium
  • Everdell: The Complete Collection
  • Aeon Trespass: Odyssey