2019 Best Australian Game

Nominations are now open for the 2019 Best Australian Game. The Best Australian Game, award recognises the best of board game designed by an

For a game to be eligible for consideration for this award, it must:
● be available from shops in at least two Australian capital cities or by mail order / online from an Australian retailer
● have been available in English from Australian retailers for the first time in the specified time frame
● be a stand-alone game that does not require purchase of another (base) game to play.
● Be designed by an Australian citizen or permanent resident.

Games meeting the criteria may be submitted for consideration until June 30, 2019. Games are submitted by sending two copies to BGA. Submissions may be made by the game’s designer, publisher, or distributor.

For full details see the 2019 Best Australian Game Nomination Pack.

We’ve also developed a new award for 2019 for Australian non-designer content, see the details in 2019 Best Australian Contribution to a Board Game.

About Boardgames Australia

Boardgames Australia is a non-profit organisation founded in 2007 to stimulate the growth and raise the profile of boardgaming in Australia.

We also aim to

  • increase sales of quality boardgames in Australia and increase the penetration of quality boardgames in retail outlets across Australia.
  • encourage the development of the boardgame industry in Australia, from game design & development, through publishing and sales.
  • promote boardgaming as a way to bring friends and families together to share each other’s company and produce stronger and more resilient families.