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.
Cyrus 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:
- Jump Gate Review
- And while he really enjoyed Dicey Curves, it was the DANGER! Expansion that put the game over the top for him … Dicey Curves: DANAGER! Review
Toward 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.
- Jump Gate was GAMES Magazine’s 2011 Traditional Game of the Year
- Dicey Curves made the 2013 list as a nominee in the Family Games section
- Subtilla and Blaster Waves both made the 2014 Top 100 list
GAMA Origins Awards
Every 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.
Family Review Center
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.