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Awards for Steve Jackson Games

This is a fairly complete (we think) listing of the most significant awards we've won. For years we've been saying we needed to collect all this "bragging rights" information in one place . . . so here it is.

We are also very proud of our Origins nominations . . . only one game can win, so just getting a nomination is an honor. However, data on Origins nominations doesn't seem to have been recorded reliably . . . not by us, and not by GAMA, either. We're missing nomination information for Origins 1984 and 1987. One of these days we'll manage to dig that up and add it. (If you can fill in any of the blanks, or remind us of anything else that we have not listed here, we'd be very grateful.)

For full credits on each award-winning product, follow the link to its page.

2014

Steve Jackson received DeepSouthCon's "Phoenix Award" for service to Southern fandom by a science fiction professional.
Castellan: 2014 UK Games Expo Award for Best Abstract Game.

2013

Munchkin: inducted into the Origins Hall of Fame

2012

The Kobold Guide to Board Game Design (from Kobold Press): Origins Award for Best Game-Related Publication of 2011. Steve Jackson was one of the contributors.
GURPS Horror, Fourth Edition: 2012 Silver ENnie Award for Best Supplement.
GURPS Horror, Fourth Edition: 2012 Silver ENnie Award for Best Writing.
GURPS Social Engineering: 2012 Silver ENnie Award for Best Electronic Book.

Nomination:

Munchkin Zombies 2 – Armed and Dangerous: Origins Award Nominee: Best Game Accessory of 2011.

2011

Cthulhu Dice Bag: Origins Award: Best Gaming Accessory of 2010.
Zombie Dice: Origins Award: Best Family, Party or Children's Game of 2010.

2010

Frag Gold Edition (German version): RPC Jury Award: Best Board Game - Computer Game Crossover
Munchkin Quest (German version): RPC Award: Best Card- and Boardgame.
Zombie Dice was chosen as Round 1 of the 2010 PAX Prime Omegathon.

Nomination:

The Stars Are Right: Origins Award Nominee: Best Card Game of 2009.

2007

Munchkin Impossible: Origins Award: Best Non-Collectable Card Game or Expansion of 2006.

Nominations:

Cowpoker: Origins Award Nominee: Best Non-Collectable Card Game or Expansion of 2006.
GURPS Bio-Tech: Origins Award Nominee: Best Roleplaying Game Supplement of 2006.

2006

GURPS Infinite Worlds: Origins Award: Best Roleplaying Supplement of 2005.
Munchkin: Games Quarterly's Top 100 Games: #17
GURPS: Games Quarterly's Top 100 Games: #82

Nomination:

Steve Jackson Games: ENnie Award Nominee: Fan Choice: Best Publisher

2005

GURPS Fourth Edition: Pen & Paper Fan Awards: Best RPG
GURPS Fourth Edition: Pen & Paper Fan Awards: Hall of Fame inductee, RPG
Steve Jackson: Pen & Paper Fan Awards: Hall of Fame inductee, Creator
Pyramid: Origins Award: Best Nonfiction Publication of 2004
Cardboard Heroes Castles: Origins Award: Best Game Accessory of 2004

Nominations:

GURPS Fourth Edition: Origins nomination for Best Role-Playing Game of 2004
GURPS Dragons: Origins nomination for Best Role-Playing Game Supplement of 2004
GURPS Fantasy: Origins nomination for Best Role-Playing Game Supplement of 2004
Cardboard Heroes Modern Characters: Origins nomination for Best Game Accessory of 2004

2004

X-Bugs: Games 100
Chez Grunt: Games 100
Munchkin Fu: Origins Award: Gamer's Choice for Best Traditional Card Game of 2003
Pyramid: Origins Award: Gamer's Choice for Best Electronic Product of 2003

Nominations:

Dork Tower: Origins nomination for Best Traditional Board Game of 2003
Dork Tower: Origins nomination for Best Graphic Design of a Board Game or Expansion of 2003
Munchkin 3 – Clerical Errors: Origins nomination for Best Card Game Expansion of 2003
Spooks: Origins nomination for Best Graphic Design of a Card Game or Expansion of 2003
Dork Tower Miniatures: Origins nomination for Best Fantasy Miniatures Series of 2003
Ogre Mk. VI: Origins nomination for Best Science Fiction Miniatures Series of 2003
The Village of Omelet: A Space Odyssey (from the Munchkin Master's Screen): Origins nomination for Best Roleplaying Adventure of 2003

2003

Steve Jackson received the San Diego Comic-Con's "Inkpot Award" for service to comics and related hobbies.
Star Munchkin: Origins Award for Best Traditional Card Game of 2002
Munchkin 2 – Unnatural Axe: Origins Award for Best Card Game Expansion or Supplement of 2002
Chez Greek: Origins Award for Best Graphic Presentation of a Card Game of 2002
Transhuman Space: Grog d'Or for the best roleplaying game, game line, or RPG setting of 2002

Nominations:

Pyramid: Origins nomination for Best Game-Related Periodical of 2002
Robin's Laws of Good Game Mastering: Origins nomination for Best Game Aid or Accessory of 2002
Transhuman Space: Orbital Decay: Origins nomination for Best Role-Playing Game Adventure of 2002

2002

Munchkin: Origins Award for Best Traditional Card Game of 2001
Proteus: Games 100, and ranked Runner-Up in the Abstract Strategy category.
Chez Geek 2 – Slack Attack: Games 100.

Nominations:

Floor Plan 3 – Underground Lab: Origins nomination for Best Game Accessory of 2001
Pyramid: Origins nomination for Best Professional Game Periodical of 2001
GURPS Deadlands Dime Novel 1 – Aces and Eights: Origins nomination for Best Game-Related Short Work of 2001
GURPS Steam-Tech cover: Origins nomination for Best Illustration of 2001
Ogrethulhu Mk. V: Origins nomination for Best Science Fiction or Fantasy Miniature of 2001
Frag: Origins nomination for Best Abstract Board Game of 2001
Proteus: Origins nomination for Best Abstract Board Game of 2001
Chez Geek 2 – Slack Attack: Origins nomination for Best Card Game Expansion or Supplement of 2001
Chez Geek 3 – Block Party: Origins nomination for Best Card Game Expansion or Supplement of 2001

2001

Tile Chess: Games 100
Chez Geek: Games 100, and ranked Runner-Up in the Best Party Game category
Pyramid: Origins Award for Best Professional Game Periodical of 2000
GURPS Steampunk: Origins Award for Best Roleplaying Supplement of 2000
The Munchkin's Guide to Power Gaming: Origins Award for Best Game Aid or Accessory of 2000
Deluxe Ogre and Deluxe G.E.V.: The Wargamer Award for Excellence

Nominations:

Cardboard Heroes Dungeon Floors: Origins nomination for Best Game Aid or Accessory of 2000

2000

GURPS: inducted into the Origins Hall of Fame
Chez Geek: Origins Award for Best Traditional Card Game of 1999

Nominations:

Cardboard Heroes: Origins nomination for Best Science Fiction or Fantasy Miniature of 1999
Pyramid: Origins nomination for Best Professional Gaming Magazine of 1999
Tile Chess: Origins nomination for Best Abstract Board Game of 1999

1999

Nominations:

Pyramid: Origins nomination for Best Professional Gaming Magazine of 1998

1998

In Nomine: Origins Award for Best Graphic Design of a Roleplaying Game of 1997
Illuminati PBM (from Flying Buffalo): inducted into the Origins Hall of Fame
Fire & Movement: inducted into the Origins Hall of Fame. SJ Games sold F&M in 1984, but we are proud to have had a part in its history!
Dino Hunt: Games 100
Dino Hunt: Parent's Choice Silver Honor

Nominations:

"A Bright Dream/A Dark Dream," from the original In Nomine rulebook: Origins nomination for "Best Game-Related Short Work."
Pyramid: Origins nomination for Best Professional Gaming Magazine of 1997

1997

Nominations:

Pyramid: Origins nomination for Best Professional Gaming Magazine of 1996
Illuminati PBM (from Flying Buffalo): Origins Award for Best Play-By-Mail Game of 1996

1996

Illuminati PBM (from Flying Buffalo): Origins Award (tie) for Best Play-By-Mail Game of 1995

Nominations:

INWO Assassins: Origins nomination for Best Card Game of 1995
The INWO Book: Origins nomination for Best Game Accessory of 1995
GURPS CthulhuPunk: Origins nomination for Best Roleplaying Supplement of 1995
Pyramid: Origins nomination for Best Professional Gaming Magazine of 1995

1995

Illuminati: New World Order: Origins Award for Best Card Game of 1994
Illuminati PBM (from Flying Buffalo): Origins Award for Best Play-By-Mail Game of 1994

Nominations:

GURPS Lensman: Origins nomination for Best Roleplaying Supplement of 1994
Principia Discordia: Origins nomination for Best Game Accessory of 1994 (really! fnord)
Pyramid: Origins nomination for Best Professional Gaming Magazine of 1994

1994

Hacker II – The Dark Side: Origins Award for Best Modern-Day Boardgame of 1993
GURPS Vampire: the Masquerade: Origins Award for Best Roleplaying Supplement of 1993
Illuminati PBM (from Flying Buffalo): Origins Award for Best Play-By-Mail Game of 1993

Nominations:

Pyramid: Origins nomination for Best Professional Gaming Magazine of 1993
Ogre Miniatures Line (from Ral Partha): Origins nomination for Best Vehicular Miniatures Series of 1993

1993

GURPS Time Travel: Origins Award for Best Roleplaying Supplement of 1991. (No, that is not a typo. The Origins Awards were somewhat disorganized in the early Nineties, and there was no 1992 vote . . . )
Illuminati PBM (from Flying Buffalo): Origins Award for Best Play-By-Mail Game of 1991
Illuminati PBM (from Flying Buffalo): Origins Award for Best Play-By-Mail Game of 1992
GURPS Cyberpunk Adventures: Origins Award for Best Roleplaying Adventure of 1992
GURPS Illuminati: Origins Award for Best Roleplaying Supplement of 1992
Hacker: Origins Award for Best Modern-Day Boardgame of 1992
Ogre Miniatures: Origins Award for Best Miniatures Rules of 1992
Ogre Miniatures Line (from Ral Partha): Origins Award for Best Vehicular Miniatures Series of 1992

Nominations:

GURPS Space Adventures: Origins nomination for Best Roleplaying Adventure of 1991
Uncle Albert's Catalog from Hell: Origins nomination for Best Fantasy or Science Fiction Boardgame of 1992

1992

(No Origins Awards were announced in 1992; the Academy caught up in 1993. See above.)

1991

Illuminati PBM (from Flying Buffalo): Origins Award for Best Play-By-Mail Game of 1990
GURPS Fantasy Folk: Gencon Gamer's Choice Award for Best Fantasy Accessory/Supplement

Nominations:

GURPS Cyberpunk: Origins nomination for Best Roleplaying Supplement of 1990
Car Wars: The Card Game: Origins nomination for Best Graphic Presentation of a Boardgame of 1990

1990

Nominations:

Illuminati PBM (from Flying Buffalo): Origins nomination for Best Play-By-Mail Game of 1989

1989

GURPS Basic Set, 3rd Edition: Origins Award for Best Roleplaying Rules of 1988
GURPS Space: Origins Award for Best Roleplaying Supplement of 1988
GURPS Basic Set: Gencon Gamer's Choice Award for Best Fantasy Roleplaying Game

Nominations:

Illuminati PBM (from Flying Buffalo): Origins nomination for Best Play-By-Mail Game of 1988
GURPS Harkwood: Origins nomination for Best Adventure of 1988
GURPS Unnight: Origins nomination for Best Adventure of 1988

1988

Nominations:

GURPS Horror: Origins nomination for Best Role-Playing Supplement of 1987
Isaac Asimov Presents Star Traders: Origins nomination for Best Fantasy or Science-Fiction Boardgame of 1987
Autoduel Quarterly: Origins nomination for Best Professional Adventure Gaming Magazine of 1987

1987

GURPS Fantasy: Gencon Gamer's Choice Award for Best Fantasy Roleplaying Game
Deluxe Ogre: Games 100
Isaac Asimov Presents Star Traders: Games 100

Nominations:

GURPS: Origins nomination for Best Roleplaying Rules of 1986
GURPS Autoduel: Origins nomination for Best Roleplaying Supplement of 1986
GURPS Fantasy: Origins nomination for Best Roleplaying Supplement of 1986

1986

Deluxe Car Wars: Games 100
Illuminati: Games 100
Illuminati PBM (from Adventure Systems): Origins Award for Best Play-By-Mail Game of 1985
Illuminati PBM (from Adventure Systems): PBM Association Award

Nominations:

Man to Man: Origins nomination for Best Fantasy Boardgame of 1985
Uncle Albert's Catalog: Origins nomination for Best Roleplaying Supplement of 1985
Orcslayer: Origins nomination for Best Roleplaying Adventure of 1985
The Space Gamer: Origins nomination for Best Professional Roleplaying Magazine of 1985
Autoduel Quarterly: Origins nomination for Best Professional Roleplaying Magazine of 1985

1985

Deluxe Car Wars: Games 100
Toon: Games 100
Illuminati: Games 100

Nominations:

Shockwave: Origins nomination for Best Science Fiction Game of 1984
Fire & Movement: Origins nomination for Best Professional Boardgaming Magazine of 1984
The Space Gamer: Origins nomination for Best Professional Roleplaying Magazine of 1984

1984

Fire & Movement: Origins Award for Best Professional Boardgaming Magazine of 1983
Illuminati: Games 100
Necromancer: Games 100

Nominations:

(more research needed – but there seem to have been five other Origins nominations!)

1983

Illuminati: Game Designers' Guild Select Award for 1982
Illuminati: Origins Award for Best Science Fiction Boardgame of 1982
Deluxe Car Wars: Games 100
The Space Gamer: Origins Award for Best Professional Roleplaying Magazine of 1982
Fire & Movement: Origins Award for Best Professional Boardgaming Magazine of 1982
Steve Jackson: named to the Origins Hall of Fame

Nominations:

Sunday Drivers: Origins nomination for Best Roleplaying Adventure of 1982
Autoduel Miniatures: Origins nomination for Best Vehicular Miniature Series of 1982 (yes, once upon a time we actually cast our own miniatures here!)

1982

Car Wars: Origins Award for Best Science Fiction Boardgame of 1981
Car Wars: named one of the year's best ten games by Omni Magazine

Nominations:

Car Wars: Origins nomination for Best Miniatures Rules of 1981
Undead: Origins nomination for Best Fantasy Boardgame of 1981
The Space Gamer: Origins nomination for Best Professional Roleplaying Magazine of 1981

1981

Nomination:

Raid on Iran: Origins nomination for Best Initial Release of 1980

1980

Ogre Miniatures Line (from Martian Metals): H.G. Wells Award for Best Vehicular Model Series of 1979. (These were produced under license from Metagaming, which was the first publisher of Ogre. Steve Jackson Games didn't exist in 1979, but Ogre did . . .)

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