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Awards

Wizards of the Coast Inc. has been honored repeatedly for its commitment to producing imaginative and entertaining games.

2006

  • Ogre's Choice Awards: Best RPG Supplement for Player's Handbook 2 (Dungeons & Dragons)

2005

  • 2005 Origins Award: Collectable Card Game of Expansion of the Year for Ravnica: City of Guilds Expansion (Magic: The Gathering) (Designers: Mark Rosewater, Aaron Forsythe, Tyler Bielman, Richard Garfield, and Mike Elliott)
  • 2005 Origins Award: Gamer's Choice Best Historical Game of the Year for Axis & Allies Collectible Miniatures Game (Designers: Richard Baker (lead), Paul Barclay, Aaron Forsythe, Devin Low, and Jonathan Tweet)
  • Creative Child: Preferred Choice Awards Family Board Games Category for Revenge of the Sith (Star Wars Miniatures)
  • Creative Child: Preferred Choice Award for Family Board Games Category for Sword & Skull (Avalon Hill)
  • Creative Child: Seal of Excellence Award for Travel Games Category for Duel Masters TCG
  • Creative Child: Seal of Excellence Award for Card Games Category for The Lost Desert (Neopets TCG)
  • Creative Child: Seal of Excellence Award for Card Games Category for Codename: Kids Next Door TCG
  • Diamond Gem Awards: Game Manufacturer of the Year
  • Diamond Gem Awards: Game Product of the Year (Tie) for Imperial AT-AT Walker (Star Wars Miniatures)

2004

  • 2004 Origins Award: Best Roleplaying Game Supplement for Eberron Campaign Setting
  • 2004 Origins Award Gamer's Choice Award: Axis & Allies (Avalon Hill)
  • 2004 Origins Award Gamer's Choice Award: Betrayal at House on the Hill (Avalon Hill)
  • 2004 Chesley Award: Best Cover Illustrations: Paperback Books -- Todd Lockwood for "Tangled Webs" (Tangled Webs by Elaine Cunningham)
  • 2004 Chesley Award: Best Gaming-Related Illustration -- Todd Lockwood cover for Draconomicon (Dungeons & Dragons accessory)
  • 2004 New York Times Top Ten Best Sellers List -- #4 and #9 for November 2004, The Two Swords by R.A. Salvatore

2003

  • 2003 Pen & Paper Award: Best Supplement -- The Draconomicon (Dungeons & Dragons)
  • 2003 Pen & Paper Award: Best Cover Art -- The Draconomicon (Dungeons & Dragons)
  • 2003 Pen & Paper Award: Best Interior Art -- The Draconomicon (Dungeons & Dragons)
  • 2003 Pen & Paper Award: Hall of Fame Inductees: RPG -- Dungeons & Dragons
  • 2003 Chesley Award: Best Cover Illustrations: Hardback Books -- Todd Lockwood for "The Thousand Orcs" (The Thousand Orcs by R.A. Salvatore)
  • 2003 Chesley Award: Best Gaming-Related Illustration -- Todd Lockwood for "Spider Queen" (Forgotten Realms supplement City of the Spider Queen)
  • 2003 New York Times Top Ten Best Sellers List -- #7 for November 2003, The Lone Drow by R.A. Salvatore

2002

  • 2002 Origins Award: Best Roleplaying Adventure for City of the Spider Queen (Designer: James Wyatt)
  • 2002 ENnie Award: Best d20 Game for Call of Cthulhu d20 Roleplaying Game
  • 2002 ENnie Award: Best Campaign Setting for Oriental Adventures
  • 2002 ENnie Award: Best Rules Supplement for Manual of the Planes (Designers: Jeff Grubb, Bruce R. Cordell, David Noonan)
  • 2002 ENnie Award: Best Aid or Accessory for Dungeon/Polyhedron Magazine (Editors: Chris Thomasson, Erik Mona)
  • 2002 ENnie Award: Best Art (Interior) for Deities & Demigods (Illustrators: Dennis Cramer, Toni DiTerlizzi, Jeff Easley, Wayne Reynolds, Arnie Swekel, Sam Wood, et al.)
  • 2002 ENnie Award: Best Art (Cover) for Lord of the Iron Fortress (lllustrator: Todd Lockwood)
  • 2002 ENnie Award: Best Graphic Design and Layout for Call of Cthulhu d20 Roleplaying Game (Art Directors: Robert Campbull, Dawn Murin)
  • 2002 ENnie Award: Best Official Website for Wizards of the Coast website (www.wizards.com/dnd)
  • 2002 ENnie Award: Best d20 Publisher -- Wizards of the Coast
  • 2002 Chesley Award: Best Gaming-Related Illustration -- Donato Giancia for "Shivan Dragon" (Magic: The Gathering Seventh Edition)
  • 2002 Pen & Paper Award: Best RPG-Related Novel -- The Thousand Orcs by R.A. Salvatore (Forgotten Realms)
  • 2002 Pen & Paper Award: Hall of Fame Inductees: RPG -- Dungeons & Dragons
  • 2002 Pen & Paper Award: Hall of Fame Inductees: Creators -- E. Gary Gygax, Jonathan Tweet
  • 2002 New York Times Top Ten Best Sellers List -- #10 for July 2002, Dragons of a Vanished Moon by Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman

2001

  • 2001 Origins Award: Best Role-Playing Adventure for Clan War 7th Scroll: The Lion (Designer: Stephen D. Sullivan)
  • 2001 Best Science Fiction or Fantasy Miniatures Rules for D&D Chainmail Miniatures (Designers: Skaff Elias, Chris Pramas)
  • 2001 Origins Award: Best Historical Board Game to Hasbro/Avalon Hill for Axis & Allies: Pacific (Designers: Stephen Baker, Rob Daviau)
  • 2001 Origins Award: Best Science Fiction or Fantasy Board Game to Hasbro/Avalon Hill for Risk 2210 (Designers: Craig Van Ness, Rob Daviau, Albert Lamorisse
  • 2001 Origins Award: Best Role-Playing Game Supplement for Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting (Designers: Ed Greenwood, Sean K. Reynolds, Skip Williams, Rob Heinsoo)
  • 2001 Diamond Gem Award: Game Manufacturer of the Year -- Wizards of the Coast
  • 2001 RPGnet Award: Best Layout in an RPG Book or Magazine for Star Wars (Graphic Designer/Art Director: Sean Glenn)

2000

  • 2000 Origins Award: Best Game-Related Novel for Dragons of a Fallen Sun (Authors: Margaret Weis, Tracy Hickman)
  • Origins Award: Best Graphic Design of a Roleplaying Game, Adventure, or Supplement 2000 for Monster Manual (Graphic Designers: Sean Glenn, Sherry Floyd)
  • 2000 Origins Award: Best Roleplaying Game for Dungeons & Dragons (Designers: Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook, Skip Williams)
  • 2000 Origins Award: Best Science Fiction or Fantasy Figure Miniature for the Beholder (Sculptors: Kim Graham, Will Hannah)
  • Honor Award winner in the 2000 National Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA) Children's Resources for MLB Trading Card Game

1999

  • 1999 National Parenting Center's Seal of Approval for Pokémon Trading Card Game
  • 1999 Outstanding Achievement in Graphic Presentation of a Roleplaying Game, Adventure, or Supplement: Dark*Matter Campaign Setting
    Awarded at Origins International Game Expo & Fair, July 15, 2000
  • 1999 Best New Collectable Card Game: C*23
    Awarded by GAMES Magazine--Buyer's Guide to Games
  • 1999 Best New Word Game: AlphaBlitz
    Awarded by GAMES Magazine--Buyer's Guide to Games
  • 1999 Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Award: Pivot and Go Wild! card games
  • 1999 Outstanding Achievement in Roleplaying Computer Game Design: Baldur's Gate: Tales of the Sword Coast
    Awarded to Interplay Productions (publisher) at Origins International Game Expo & Fair, July 15, 2000
  • 1999 Gamespot Award: RPG of the Year--Planescape: Torment
    Awarded to Interplay Productions (publisher)

1998

  • 1998 National Parenting Publications Award--Silver Award Winner: Instinct card game
  • 1998 National Parenting Publications Award--Silver Award Winner: Pivot card game
  • 1998 Best Roleplaying Supplement: Greyhawk: The Adventure Begins
    Awarded at Origins International Game Expo & Fair, July 1999
  • 1998 Best Roleplaying Adventure: Return to the Tomb of Horrors
    Awarded at Origins International Game Expo & Fair, July 1999
  • 1998 Outstanding Achievement in Graphic Presentation of a Roleplaying Game, Adventure, or Supplement: The Bestiary
    Awarded at Origins International Game Expo & Fair, July 1999
  • 1998 Outstanding Achievement in Game Related Fiction: Planar Powers (Author: J. Robert King)
    Awarded at Origins International Game Expo & Fair, July 1999

1997

  • 1997 Fan Award for Best CCG Expansion: Magic: The Gathering--Weatherlight
    Awarded by InQuest magazine
  • 1997 Comics Buyer's Guide Customer Service Award

1996

  • 1996 "Super As d'Or" (Golden Ace) Award for Best New Game Concept and Genre Introduced in France: Magic: The Gathering
  • 1996 Best Roleplaying Game of the Year: Dragonlance: Fifth Age
    Awarded by GAMES Magazine
  • 1996 Outstanding Achievement in Graphic Presentation of a Roleplaying Game, Adventure, or Supplement: Dragonlance: Fifth Age
    Awarded at Origins International Game Expo & Fair, July 1997

1995

  • 1995 Essen Sonderpreis for Richard Garfield
    Awarded at Spiel '95 in Germany for introducing a new gaming concept and having created a new gaming genre
  • 1995 "Gioco dell'Anno" (Game of the Year): Magic: The Gathering
    Awarded by the Italian Gaming Society at the International Game Festival in Rome
  • 1995 Northwest Entrepreneur of the Year Award to Peter Adkison, CEO
    Sponsored by Ernst & Young LLP, Inc. magazine, Merrill Lynch, KIRO-TV, NASDAQ, The Puget Sound Business Journal and Sprint
  • 1995 Best New Mind Game: The Great Dalmuti
    Awarded by Mensa, the International High IQ Society
  • 1995 Best Roleplaying Supplement: Birthright Campaign Setting
    Awarded at Origins International Game Expo & Fair, July 1996

1994

  • 1994 Best Game Accessory: Magic: The Gathering--Legends
    Awarded at Origins International Game Expo & Fair, July 21, 1995
  • 1994 Best Fantasy or Science Fiction Board Game: RoboRally
    Awarded at Origins International Game Expo & Fair, July 21, 1995
  • 1994 Best Graphic Presentation of a Board Game: RoboRally
    Awarded at Origins International Game Expo & Fair, July 21, 1995
  • 1994 Top Five Mind Games Award: Magic: The Gathering
    Awarded by Mensa, the International High IQ Society
  • Toy Industry Recognition of Key Individuals Award: Richard Garfield for Magic: The Gathering




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