Imagination Gaming Family and Education Awards returns for 2017

Robert Hutchins

By Robert Hutchins

February 23rd 2017 at 11:42AM
UPDATED February 24th 2017 at 12:35PM
Imagination Gaming Family and Education Awards returns for 2017

In what will be fifth Awards ceremony to date, the IG Game Awards team will be seeking out the best in family and educational gaming.

The Imagination Gaming Awards are returning for 2017, bigger and better than ever before.

In what will be fifth Awards ceremony to date, the IG Game Awards team will be seeking out the best in family and educational gaming.

This year’s Awards are now open for entries from companies from across the globe with a focus on finding and promoting the best educational and family orientated board, card and dice based table top games available to consumers.

Each nominated entrant is used as a cornerstone of Imagination Gaming’s daily events and programmes for education nationwide and are of special interest to those working in education and the relevant distribution channels.

Funded by Imagination Gaming and independently assessed by a panel of educational professionals and family game enthusiasts, the awards cover a range of categories that recognise the benefits all ages can get from combining fun and skill development.

The categories for the Imagination Gaming Awards 2017, are:

Best Maths Game

Best Literacy Game

Best Cross-Curriculum Game

Best Family Game, Excelled in Shools Award

Family Classic Award

UKGE Family Zone Players’ Choice Awards

The Best Imagination Gaming Game of the Year award

“The games considered are not necessarily designed for education, covering a wide spectrum of games from table-top games to skills focussed games for children and adults alike,” read a statement from Imagination Gaming.

“These are exactly the games that Imagination Games uses to encourage, enthuse, educate and promote interactive with crucial social and curriculum based life skills.

 

“There is no substitute for great content, mechanics and design, and the awards recognise this.”

 

The build up and awards culminate in all the games featured in Imagination Gaming’s Hands On Family Zone hall at this year’s UK Games Expo, running June 2nd to 4th.