Sunday, June 29, 2008

I Guess I Shouldn't Be Surprised...

...but what kind of moronic nutball do you have to be to give the Origins Award for best card game of the year to Zombie Fluxx instead of Tom Lehmann's brilliant Race for the Galaxy?!

Look, I'm not saying that people don't enjoy Zombie Fluxx - heck, I like Sequence, which is almost as random. It's just that years from now a new zombie-fied reprint of an 11 year old card game is going to look like a pretty silly choice. (There are now, btw, 7 different versions of Fluxx, not counting the expansion sets.)

OK, it's not "years from now" and it looks like a pretty silly choice. Sigh. Hard to expect better from the folks who thought Stephensons' Rocket was a sci-fi game.

3 comments:

jhunterj said...

This year, the awards were voted on by show attendees, so Zombie Fluxx was more popular with that audience (or the members of that audience who opted to vote) than Race.

Mark (aka pastor guy) said...

Oh, man... that's more depressing. Popularity is always the best way to determine what to honor... just take a look at our culture & our complicity in following Paris Hilton around with cameras. Obviously, the people know best.

Shudder.

Paul Tevis said...

The award organizers wanted to make a stronger link between the awards and the convention. Say what you will about them, but they're very clearly the Origins Awards now.