2011 Diana Jones Award Shortlist

The shadowy figures behind the Diana Jones Award for Excellence in Gaming posted the shortlist for the 2011 award. Of the five candidates, I have played one — Fiasco — and flipped through two — The Dresden Files and Freemarket. That’s a pretty good record for me.

Glancing at the other two candidates, both board games, I don’t feel especially driven to check them out in detail. Escape from the Aliens in Outer Space has graphic design about as compelling as the title, seemingly by intent, given the “less is more” principle is evident on the box as well as the game components. Catacombs sounds interesting, as you huck pieces representing adventurers and monsters at each other, but it has the “one versus many” model, which I’m pretty much done with.


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