Major Fun Games for 2010
Each year, Majorfun.com puts out a list of games they call the "Major Fun Awards", which "go to games and people that bring people fun, and to any organization managing to make the world more fun through its own personal contributions, and through the products it has managed to bring to the market".
The awards include many types of games, including board games, card games, party games, kids games, educational games, dexterity games, and many games that, frankly, defy classification.
The criteria used to judge games includes:
- easy to learn (5-15 minutes)
- played in under an hour
- fun enough to play over and over again
- easy to store
- made to last
- uniquely fun
- tend to make people laugh,
- deep enough to withstand a lot of changes
The list serves as a great way to introduce players to new games, and to encourage publishers to keep producing top-notch titles that are simple to learn and teach yet are interesting enough to hold the attention of new and serious gamers alike.
You can view a comprehensive list of Major Fun Award Winners at BoardGameCentral.com, and or course at Majorfun.com. Enjoy!
In real life, "Major Fun" is known as Bernie DeKoven, who is an the award-winning designer and educator, and who's been searching for and creating fun his entire life. As Bernie says, "Today, through my programs and publications on this DeepFUN.com website, Majorfun.com and Junkyard Sports, I do what I can to help people from all over the world reclaim their playfulness."
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- Games 100 Awards
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- International Gamers Awards
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- Mensa Select Awards
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- Spiel des Jahres Awards
The German Spiel des Jahres (Game of the Year) is perhaps the world's most prestigious gaming award.