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                                                              Asmodee sweep UK Games Expo awards

                                                              Posted on 10 Jun 2019

                                                              Asmodee UK are celebrating after our games took a huge majority of the prizes at the UK Games Expo Awards, concluding an incredibly successful year for the UK’s biggest tabletop gaming convention.

                                                              UKGE is the world’s third-biggest show of its kind, with a record-breaking 25,704 unique visitors attending it at Birmingham’s NEC over the course of the weekend in 2019.

                                                              With awards in each category selected by a panel of judges as well as a public vote, its prizes honour a wealth of the very best titles to have emerged in recent times or that made their debuts at the show – and an amazing 24 out of 32 awards were taken home by Asmodee products.

                                                              Among the winners were Who Did It?, the Fun Fast Games title which took the Judges’ Award for Best Children’s Game, Ticket to Ride: New York (People’s Choice winner for Best Family Game) and Maki Stack, which was crowned Best Party Game by the judges.

                                                              UK Games Expo’s 25,704 unique visitors in 2019 represent growth of approximately 18.5 per cent from 2018, along with a 15% rise in repeat visitors to 45,097. Asmodee have been a major feature of the show throughout its continued growth, with a team of over 150 demonstrators on hand to show off our hottest products to guests.

                                                              Among the eye-catching products which drew the crowds was Ticket to Ride: London, a new mini edition of the wildly popular Modern Classic title which made its worldwide debut with a limited-numbers launch at UKGE. Players also flocked to get their hands on KeyForge: Age of Ascension, the hotly anticipated second release to the breakout hit Unique Deck Game, which celebrated its European launch at the show.

                                                              “We are thrilled by the success of our products at the UKGE Awards,” said Ben Hogg, marketing manager at Asmodee UK. “With recognition in almost every category, from children’s and family to roleplaying and miniatures, it’s proof that there is something for everyone in the Asmodee catalogue.”

                                                              Asmodee award winners in full:

                                                              • Who Did It? (Blue Orange) – Best Children’s Game, Judges’ Award
                                                              • Honga (HABA) – Best Family Game, Judges’ Award
                                                              • Ticket to Ride: New York (Days of Wonder) – Best Family Game, People’s Choice
                                                              • Maki Stack (Blue Orange) – Best Party Game, Judges’ Award
                                                              • Architects of the West Kingdom (Renegade Game Studios) – Best New Board Game European Style, Judges’ Award
                                                              • Dice Hospital (Alley Cat Games) – Best New Dice Game, Judges’ Award and People’s Choice
                                                              • Ruthless (Alley Cat Games) – Best New Card Game (Strategic), Judges’ Award
                                                              • Arboretum (Renegade Game Studios) – Best New Card Game (Strategic), People’s Choice
                                                              • Battlestar Galactica: Starship Battles, Spaceship Packs (Ares Games) – Best New Miniatures Range, Judges’ Award and People’s Choice
                                                              • Rebels and Patriots: Wargaming Rules for North America (Osprey Games) – Best New Miniatures Rules, Judges’ Award
                                                              • Battlestar Galactica: Starship Battles, Starter Set (Ares Games) – Best New Miniatures Rules, People’s Choice
                                                              • Azul (Plan B Games) – Best New Abstract Game, Judges’ Award and People’s Choice
                                                              • Giant Book of Battle Mats (Loke Battlemats) – Best New Accessory, Judges’ Award and People’s Choice
                                                              • Chronicles of Crime (Lucky Duck Games) – Best Board Game American Style, People’s Choice
                                                              • Adventures in Middle-earth: Bree-land Region Guide (Cubicle 7 Games) – Best Roleplaying Expansion, Judges’ Award and People’s Choice
                                                              • Forbidden Lands (Free League Publishing) – Best Roleplaying Game, Judges’ Award and People’s Choice
                                                              • Root: A Woodland Game of Might and Right (Leder Games) – Best New Board Game (Strategic Style), Judges’ Award and People’s Choice