Origins Game Fair: The Awards!

By Kat Metzen

The Academy of Adventure Gaming Arts and Design has announced the nominations for the 2014 Origins Awards and two Cryptozoic games are honored this year.  Those two products? DC Comics Deck-Building Game and ROFL!.

DC Comics Deck-Building Game is nominiated for Best Tradtional Card Game and the second game to make it on the nominations is ROFL!  nominated for Best Children’s, Family or Party Game. Winners will be selected by voting at the Origins Game Fair, and the winners will be announced and presented at the Origins Awards Ceremony on Saturday June 14th.


Nominated in each category:

Best Traditional Card Game
Love Letter– Alderac Entertainment Group
DC Comics Deck-Building Game – Cryptozoic Entertainment
Boss Monster - Brotherwise Games
Clubs – North Star Games
Marvel Legendary:  Dark City - Upper Deck
Best Children’s, Family, Party Game
Walk the Plank – Mayday Games
Three Little Pigs – Iello
My Happy Farm – 5th St. Games
ROFL – Cryptozoic Entertainment
Choose One! – Looney Labs


About The DC Comics Deck-Building Game:
Players: 2-5  |  For Ages: 15+  |  Playing Time: 30-45 Minutes  |  MSRP: $40.00​

In the DC Comics Deck-building Game, you take on the role of Batman™, Superman™, or one of their brave and heroic allies in the struggle against the forces of Super-Villainy! While you begin armed only with basic combat maneuvers, you will add new, more powerful cards to your deck as you go, with the goal of defeating as many of the DC Comics Super-Villains as you can. In the end, the player who has accumulated the most Victory Points from the cards in his or her deck wins the game! Compatible with other Cerberus Engine: Heroes games, a common card back means you can mix your whole collection together for the ultimate throwdown. Order direct from the Cryptozoic eStore.

About ROFL​!:
Players: 3 – 7 | For Ages: 13+ | Playing Time: 30 – 45 Minutes | MSRP: $35.00

Game design and illustrations by John Kovalic, one of the developers of Apples to Apples and the acclaimed illustrator behind the Munchkin card game series. Can you condense a well-known phrase down to just a few letters and symbols? Can you do it using fewer characters than any other player, but still get your message across? Find out with ROFL!, the hilarious party game of mix-communications! ROFL! pits players against each other as they strive to condense messages down to as few characters as possible. If the Guesser can figure out the original phrase from your clue before time runs out, you both score points! The player with the most points after three rounds wins the game! Order direct from the Cryptozoic eStore.​