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The 2016 TaG Award: The Final

November 28, 2016 Leave a comment Go to comments

Fanfare, please.

And at long last, the moment you have both been waiting for.  Yes, it’s the final stage of the award so exclusive that most of the designers and publishers nominated have no idea that it even exists.  This really is a hipster award.  So, without further ado, I give you the final of the 2016 TaG Award, and present the finalists, which have made it through a rigorous and exhausting selection process to get this far: Dragonheart and In A Bind.

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Our contenders for the most important game award of 2016.

We played Dragonheart first.  To be fair, Miss B started off with a shocking hand, which I later found out included four of the ship cards, which just isn’t a happy way to get going, take my word for it.  It’s the sort of hand I seem to always get when playing the game online.  Her fortunes picked up as we went along, but I ended up with a comfortable win in the end.

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Miss B contemplates how to deprive me of the petrified dragon token.

Then, of course, we came to In A Bind.  I removed my glasses (only fair!), we shuffled the cards, and then got going.  A couple of minutes later my cards went everywhere and Miss B was giggling at my ineptitude.  So we had another game, this time using In A Bind Junior, an alternative set that replaces some of the trickier cards with nutty stuff like making animal noises when someone draws a card, and I managed to get my revenge, so we had to have a decider (best of three), which Miss B won.  I consider myself a winner, though, having managed to avoid any cricks or strains from putting myself into awkward positions.

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There aren’t many games where a facepalm is actually an essential part of gameplay.

I will now hand you over to our head judge, Miss B, to report on the results of her deliberation…

These are things I think make a good game:
-good fun
-a bit of a challenge
-a bit of a laugh
And In A Bind has all 3. Dragon heart is a good game and came very close to winning because of the thinking you have to do and neat ideas in it. Overall In A Bind won because of this. 😀

Ladies and gentleman, I present to you the winner of the 2016 TaG Award: In A Bind.

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Our beautifully engraved trophy, perfect scale for the diminutive IaB boxes.

 

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  1. November 29, 2016 at 12:20 am

    Wow, I am genuinely honoured to have – somehow – played a big part in making Miss B’s current favourite game!

    ^_^

    I hope you both continue to enjoy it for many years to come!

    • Rob
      November 29, 2016 at 9:13 am

      Thanks Bez! I’m sure it’ll be in the game collection until it disintegrates!

  2. December 3, 2016 at 2:48 pm

    Team In A bind won! 🎉

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