This Year's Games

Here they are… all the games in this year’s awards so far.
Submissions are now in and we will be continuing to add games here and highlighting them specifically on our social media profiles throughout May.

It's another big list of games for the judges to work through, but I'm sure they will have lot's of fun doing so.

Remember, all of the games you see here will be coming with us to UK Games Expo at the end of May in Birmingham for you to play in our magnificent Family Zone, and we hope to see you there trying them out!

Most of the games here are new to Imagination Gaming this year and have been sent to us from all over the world. Some may seem more familiar and have been put forward as contenders for categories that recognise more established games… either way, have fun finding something that interests you! You will see plenty more about these games and everything awards based on our social media and blog pages so don’t hesitate to follow the latest news there and tell us what you think of what you see.

A Dog's Life - IG Awards 2017
Submitted by: BETON GAMES
Country of origin: France

A German Shepherd, a Poodle, a Whippet, a Boxer, a Labrador, and a Fox terrier take a break from their masters in order to experience an adventure in town. But they aren't used to taking care of... Read More
Acuity - IG Awards 2017
Submitted by: The Green Board Game Company Ltd
Country of origin: United States

A clever matching game of quick visual perception where players race against each other or work together to discover and match hidden patterns in the tiles’ arrangement.   Featuring 70 durable... Read More
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Aladdin and the Magic Lamp - IG Awards 2017
Submitted by: Esdevium Games


The sorcerer has sent you, a street urchin like Aladdin, into a cave to look for a magic lamp that lets you call upon a genie’s favors. However, the cave also encloses fabulous treasures sorted into... Read More
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Anatomix - IG Awards 2017
Submitted by: The Green Board Games Company
Country of origin: United Kingdom

A multi-level, multi-lingual game that helps children to learn about human anatomy. Younger players spin the spinner and collect body parts to complete their skeleton, organs, nerves or muscles and... Read More
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Animal Auction - IG Awards 2017
Submitted by: G Game
Country of origin: Korea, Republic Of

The animals are waiting for your choice - you're bidding for different animals at auction. The more sets of animals you collect, the more points you receive, but watch out for the unfriendly ones!... Read More
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Anomia - IG Awards 2017
Submitted by: Coiledspring Games


Redesigned for 2017. Anomia now has serious shelf esteem – bold, vibrant box that communicates the game play.   Normally, it's easy to give an example of a dog breed or a frozen food - but you’... Read More
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Aquarium - IG Awards 2017
Submitted by: Esdevium Games


In Aquarium, players need to buy matching fish to collect points… but at what cost? Cross your fingers while competitors change your offer, add new fish, swap others, or even double their value!... Read More
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Baby Blues - IG Awards 2017
Submitted by: Jumping Turtle Games
Country of origin: Belgium

In Baby Blues, every player is an employee in a daycare center. You are responsible for five babies, and you will have to do anything that is needed to keep them happy. As soon as they start crying,... Read More
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Baby Clues - IG Awards 2017
Submitted by: Jumping Turtle Games
Country of origin: Belgium

When the lights switched back on, the prized bottle of milk collection was gone. The suspects are a bunch of incognito babies who try to sneak them out of the mansion. Can you expose your opponent's... Read More
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BrainBox: Awful Ancients - IG Awards 2017
Submitted by: The Green Board Games Company
Country of origin: United Kingdom

Do you know how much each pyramid weighed? Or what a Roman Testudo was? Is it true that Greek soldiers had to pay for their own weapons and armour? Don’t just take their work for it; find out for... Read More
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BrainBox: Shakespeare - IG Awards 2017
Submitted by: The Green Board Games Company
Country of origin: United Kingdom

Each of these cards, stunningly illustrated by artist Rikey Austin, includes a quotation as well as a caption explaining the scene. Put in order, the captions tell the outline of each story. The... Read More
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Business on the Move - IG Awards 2017
Submitted by: The Very Enterprising Community Interest Company
Country of origin: United Kingdom

Players run one of four competing freight businesses moving different products from China to the UK by land, air and sea as quickly, profitably and environmentally responsibly as they can. Players... Read More
Checkpoint Charlie - IG Awards 2017
Submitted by: Devir Games
Country of origin: Spain

Checkpoint Charlie is a game of observation, deduction, and mental agility. Watch all the suspects carefully and find out which of them is the chief of spies using the clues that you and the other... Read More
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City of Zombies - IG Awards 2017
Submitted by: ThinkNoodle Games
Country of origin: United Kingdom

Have you got the brains to survive? The Aliens are invading and turning everyone in the City into Zombies!  Team up with friends and family, choose your Heroes and ready your dice for the... Read More
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Cortex Challenge: Original - IG Awards 2017
Submitted by: Esdevium Games


Challenge your brain in a fun game that tests your thinking, memory and speed skills! Compete with other players in 8 different challenges which will make you use all your brain power: touch tests,... Read More
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Creature College - IG Awards 2017
Submitted by: Happy Otter Games
Country of origin: United Kingdom

To win the coveted Creature College Cup you must collect more victory points than your opponents. Victory points can be won by collecting creatures, completing missions, building... Read More
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Difference - IG Awards 2017
Submitted by: Gigamic
Country of origin: France

Can you spot the Differences? Place one card in the middle of the table and then deal the rest out to players evenly. Each player looks at the top card of their deck and tries to spot the two... Read More
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Difference Junior - IG Awards 2017
Submitted by: Gigamic
Country of origin: France

Can you spot the Differences? Place one card in the middle of the table and then deal the rest out to players evenly. Each player looks at the top card of their deck and tries to spot the two... Read More
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Dimension - IG Awards 2017
Submitted by: Thames & Kosmos
Country of origin: Germany

Three dimensional fast paced puzzle game using 60 colourful spheres.   All players play at the same time, trying to position the spheres to earn as many points as possible before the timer runs... Read More
Dragons & Chickens - IG Awards 2017
Submitted by: Devir Games
Country of origin: Spain

Dragons & Chickens is a game of visual acuity and quick reflexes in which you have to collect treasures, hide from a terrible dragon, catch chickens ... and steal from your teammates, of course.... Read More
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Dungeon Raiders - IG Awards 2017
Submitted by: Devir Games
Country of origin: Australia

Join a brave party of adventurers! Explore a dungeon filled with monsters, traps and treasure! In Dungeon Raiders, each player takes the role of a different adventurer. You'll need to work together... Read More
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Egyptians - IG Awards 2017
Submitted by: The Green Board Games Company
Country of origin: United Kingdom

With useful information about hieroglyphs and Egyptian gods, as well as lots of ‘Did you know?’ facts about life in Ancient Egypt, this game will be as fun as well as a useful resource during an in-... Read More
Emotify - IG Game Awards 2017
Submitted by: Jumbo Games
Country of origin: Netherlands

Introducing Emotify! Emoticons are the language of the future, and now there’s a game: Emotify!   With six exciting categories – Leisure, People, Places, Actions, Brands and Friends. Learn the... Read More
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Exploding Kittens - IG Awards 2017
Submitted by: Exploding Kittens, LLC
Country of origin: United States

Created by Elan Lee (Xbox, ARGs), Matthew Inman (The Oatmeal), and Shane Small (Xbox, Marvel), Exploding Kittens made history when it became the most-backed game in Kickstarter history... Read More
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Final Touch - IG Game Awards
Submitted by: Esdevium Games


Prepare your palette and ready your paintbrushes for Final Touch, a game of forged masterpieces and artistic sabotage for two to four aspiring artists. Designed by Mike Elliot, Final Touch is a card-... Read More
Folanimos - IG Awards
Submitted by: Djeco
Country of origin: France

A game of observation and speed: Create odd animals by associating different “body” and “head” tiles. A player turns up the top card from the stack: if it is an animal’s head, all at the same time... Read More
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Footy Smart - IG Awards 2017
Submitted by: Omni GENEius Ltd.
Country of origin: India

If you are a soccer, football or sports fan, Omni GENEius brings you 'Footy Smart' - a new innovative strategic board game for 2 players. With a novel patent-pending perspective grid that contains an... Read More
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Forbidden Island - IG Awards 2017
Submitted by:


Dare to discover Forbidden Island! Join a team of fearless adventurers on a do-or-die mission to capture four sacred treasures from the ruins of this perilous paradise. Your team will have to work... Read More
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Four Elements - IG Awards 2017
Submitted by: Bomber
Country of origin: United Kingdom

Four Elements is a tactical dexterity game that takes phyiscal gaming to the next level. Players build mighty fortresses using the Elements Fire, Water, Earth & Air. Here's... Read More
Fun Genes - IG Awards 2017
Submitted by: Omni GENEius Ltd.
Country of origin: India

Learn while you play with 'Fun Genes' - there are 40 wooden blocks with 240 fun, simple but advanced educational images and ideas to create! These new and exciting revoluntionary wooden block sets... Read More
Ghostel - IG Game Awards
Submitted by: Tinkerbot Games
Country of origin: United Kingdom

Ghostel is a semi-cooperative family game for 2-4 players that plays in 60 minutes. Prey on the phobias of guests by turning into their worst nightmares. Work with other ghosts to combine forces, and... Read More
Glimpse - IG Awards 2017
Submitted by: Legend Express LTD


Welcome to Glimpse! The fun, family game of friendship. Two teams compete to make friends through acting, miming, singing, dancing, describing and generally being silly!
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Gobbit - IG Awards 2017
Submitted by: Morning
Country of origin: France

Gobbit is a party game that’s accessible for everyone. The gameplay rests on the principle of the food chain and invites players to hit the cards of their adversaries to attack them, or their... Read More
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Happy Salmon - IG Awards 2017
Submitted by: Coiledspring Games


Happy Salmon is the simple, fast-paced card game packed to the gills with high-fivin’, fin-flappin’ fun. Actions including the classic "High 5", the unifying "Pound It", the frantic "Switcheroo", and... Read More
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Hop - IG Awards 2017
Submitted by: Esdevium Games


When Tom came home with a book he found in his grandparents’ attic, a sort of grimoire, describing an entire realm in the sky, you didn’t waste a second. Clouds populated by fantastic creatures and... Read More
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I Learn Maths - IG Awards 2017
Submitted by: Jumbo Games
Country of origin: Netherlands

With 'I Learn Maths’ children learn counting, adding and subtracting in a fun and entertaining way to recognise numbers, find numbers to match pictures, learn the sums and expand their knowledge. All... Read More
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I Learn on my Way to Reception - IG Awards 2017
Submitted by: Jumbo Games
Country of origin: Netherlands

Grow with Jumbo. With the series I learn...' children exercise certain skills in a fun way. The games are developed in collaboration with professionals and are in line with the school curriculum... Read More
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I Learn to Read - IG Awards 2017
Submitted by: Jumbo Games
Country of origin: Netherlands

With 'I Learn to Read', children learn to read and spell words in a fun and entertaining way to recognise letters, find letters to match pictures, learn the alphabet and expand their vocabulary... Read More
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I Learn to Write - IG Awards 2017
Submitted by: Jumbo Games
Country of origin: Netherlands

With I learn ‘to write’ children learn to write letters and words in a fun and entertaining way. All the exercises have been carefully chosen and are in line with the curriculum of four-year- old... Read More
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Imagidice - IG Awards 2017
Submitted by: Gigamic
Country of origin: France

Imagidice features 12 dice with pictures from popular categories. You can use Imagidice as a conversation starter, a language learning tool, or for telling stories. You might even have some clever... Read More
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In A Bind Jnr - IG Awards 2017
Submitted by: Stuff By Bez
Country of origin: United Kingdom

Draw a card! Read it aloud! Now do what it says... Those are all the rules of the game! As the games go on you will balance cards on your body and contort yourself. You're In A Bind, but you still... Read More
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Katamino Family - IG Awards
Submitted by: Gigamic
Country of origin: France

You can still say you’re letting them win… No wonder Katamino Family has become a milestone among educational games! Not only is it a progressive brain-teaser, it plays in duel between children and... Read More
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Kerala - IG Awards 2017
Submitted by: Thames & Kosmos
Country of origin: Germany

At the Kerala elephant festival, players need to build the most elegant platform for your elephants, with at least one tile of each colour contiguously placed. You will need clever tactics and good... Read More
Kids Go Wild - IG Awards
Submitted by: Mosigra
Country of origin: Russian Federation

A game designed by and for kids. Throw the dice, draw a card, perform the task on the card, and move your game piece forward. Our test group called it “trash the apartment”. A very happy game of “... Read More
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King Frog - IG Awards 2017
Submitted by: Brain Games Publishing
Country of origin: Lithuania

King Frog is a fast-paced game about frogs moving around the pond. Players try to stay in the game for as long as possible and land on the right spot, because today, the new King of the Frogs will be... Read More
Kingdomino - IG Awards 2017
Submitted by: Coiledspring Games


Dominoes with a Kingdom building twist! Each turn, connect a new domino to your existing Kingdom, making sure at least one of its sides connects to a matching terrain Type already in play. The... Read More
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KIX - IG Awards 2017
Submitted by: IT Games Ltd
Country of origin: United Kingdom

A fast action simple yet tactical football(soccer) card game.  Here's what the creator of KIX had to say about the game: 1. What does the game involve? 2 players, 2 teams... Read More
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Kuna Yala - IG Awards 2017
Submitted by: Djeco
Country of origin: France

A game of tactics: The players each receive a type of fish which they do not reveal to the others. They each try to ensure that there are more of their fish than of any other type of fish on the... Read More
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Lab Wars - IG Game Awards 2017
Submitted by: Alley Cat Games


The stage is set. You've just got a big research grant to start up your own lab, and you think you are closing in on the scientific find of the generation. But wait! There are competitors hot on your... Read More
Leaps and Ledges - IG Awards 2017
Submitted by: The Green Board Game Company Ltd
Country of origin: United States

Take friendly competition to a new level as you race your opponents to the top of this colourful tower. Leaps and Ledges puts a twist to the traditional board game with its intriguing design –... Read More

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