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2 Canadian Board Game Designers Up For Awards

Two Canadian board game designers have had their games nominated for the South by Southwest (SXSW) Tabletop Game of the Year Award. This is awarded to the tabletop game that exemplifies overall excellence and ingenuity in any genre.

Eric Lang

The creator of hugely successful games like Game of Thrones LCG, Dice Masters, Quarriors!, XCOM: The Board Game and the Star Wars & Call of Cthulhu card games and one of our National Treasures of Canadian Board Gaming (we love you Eric!), turns his attention back to Vikings in Blood Rage.

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Find out more about Blood Rage and watch Tom Vasel, Sam Healey, and Zee Garcia of the Dice Tower explain and review the game in this video.

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Christopher Chung One of the new Toronto-based board game designers to watch out for in the coming years. Lanterns: The Harvest Festival exploded on to the market with huge amounts praise and acclaim. Lanterns: The Harvest Festival has already picked up the very prestigious 2015 Mensa Select award and could find itself on the podium at SXSW. In Lanterns, players are preparing for the upcoming lantern festival and competing to become the most honoured artisan of the festival.

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Learn to play the game and hear The Game Boy Geek’s review in this video:

Lanterns and Blood Rage are up against some stiff competition. Here is the full list of all the games nominated:

Go Team Canada! The winner will be announced in March.

Happy gaming!

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