Accolades for Matt Worden Games …

Nothing is better for a game company than to have one of your games enjoyed enough for it to get some sort of public stamp of approval. This page will be a collection of official awards and other recognitions given to our games.

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Father Geek

Father Geek Seal of ApprovalCyrus Kirby is the owner/operator, editor in chief, and main board game reviewer at FatherGeek.com. He has reviewed a number of my games over the past couple of years and has found some worthy of his “Father Geek Approved” stamp:


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GAMES Magazine

"Jump Gate" is the GAMES 2011 Traditional Game of the YearToward the end of each year, GAMES Magazine used to publish their “GAMES 100” — a list of the best 100 game of the year.  I have had four games honored by them. Sadly, they no longer review games.


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GAMA Origins Awards

Origins Award Nominee SealEvery year at the Origins game convention, a series of awards are given out. Space Mission was a 2011 nominee in the “Best Family, Party or Children’s Game” category. Dicey Curves made the shortlist in the same category.

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Family Review Center

Family Review Center Best of 2012 SealThe Family Review Center is a website and publication that reviews a wide range of family-use products, including toys and games. Subtilla received their “Best of 2012” Award.

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The Family Gamers

TheFamilyGamers.com is a website for a group of podcasters and game reviewers focused on family-friendly gaming content across a number of platforms, including tabletop games. Santa’s Little Helpers and the Ice Cube Jam made their 2016 Game Shopping guide as a stocking-stuffer option in their “games for older kids” section.