Virtually Expo reveals UK Games Expo Awards winners for 2020

UK Games Expo has wrapped up a successful all-digital 2020 Covid-19 secure version of its annual offering this year with the big reveal of the winners of its UK Games Expo Awards. Not allowing the pandemic to stand in the way of its yearly event, organisers moved the show to its Virtually Expo home this month.

Official licensed titles including Marvel, Alien,  and even the popular comedy series Taskmaster, were named among the winners of this year’s awards, which saw both Judges awards and Peoples’ awards handed out across 16 categories this year, including Best Abstract Game, Best Family Game, and Best Party Game.

In wrapping up proceedings, UK Games Expo has detailed the date of next year’s event. UK Games Expo will therefore return – with plans for its return to the physical space – for Friday, June 4th to Sunday, June 6th.

The winners of the UK Games Expo 2020 Awards are:

Best New Boardgame (American-Style)

Peoples Award: Empires of the North from Portal Games
Judges Award: Flotilla from WizKids

Best New Boardgame (Euro-Style)

Peoples Award: Tapestry from Stonemaier Games
Judges Award: Tapestry from Stonemaier Games

Best New Boardgame (Strategic)

Peoples Award: Dune from Gale Force Nine
Judges Award: Ishtar from IELLO

Best New Card Game (General)

Peoples Award: Solar Storm from Dranda Games
Judges Award: Solar Storm from Dranda Games

Best New Card Game (Strategic)

Peoples Award: Marvel Champions: The Card Game from Fantasy Flight Games
Judges Award: Oriflamme from Studio H

Best New Dice Game

Peoples Award: D6 Dungeon from Mleeg Boardgames
Judges Award: Kingdomino Duel from Blue Orange

Best Role-Playing Game

Peoples Award: The ALIEN Roleplaying Game from Free League Publishing
Judges Award: Paladin – Warriors of Charlemagne from Chaosium Inc

Best Role-Playing Game Expansion

Peoples Award: Berlin – The Wicked City from Chaosium Inc
Judges Award: Berlin – The Wicked City from Chaosium Inc

Best Role-Playing Game Adventure

Peoples Award: Chariot of the Gods (ALIEN RPG) from Free League Publishing
Judges Award: WFRP: Rough Nights & Hard Days from Cubicle 7

Best Miniatures Range

Peoples Award: Frostgrave: Wizards II from North Star Military Figures / Osprey Games
Judges Award: Frostgrave: Wizards II from North Star Military Figures / Osprey Games

Best Miniatures Rules

Peoples Award: Frostgrave: Perilous Dark from Osprey Games
Judges Award: Frostgrave: Perilous Dark from Osprey Games

Best Party Game

Peoples Award: Taskmaster The Board Game from Ginger Fox (Hacche Retail Ltd)
Judges Award: Taskmaster The Board Game from Ginger Fox (Hacche Retail Ltd)

Best Children’s Game

Peoples Award: Valley of the Vikings from HABA
Judges Award: Llama Card Game from VR Distribution

Best Family Game

Peoples Award: Deep Blue from Days of Wonder
Judges Award: Deep Blue from Days of Wonder

Best Abstract Game

Peoples Award: Azul: Summer Pavilion from Plan B Games
Judges Award: Gembatan from MindWare

Best New Accessory

Peoples Award: The Dungeon Books of Battle Mats from Loke BattleMats
Judges Award: The Eternal Journal from Thin King Publications

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