Games Magazine’s has announced their list of the best board games for 2008. And this year, Pillars of the Earth has won their prestigious Game of the Year. Designed by Michael Rieneck and Stefan Stadler, Pillars of the Earth is based on Ken Follet’s best-selling historical fiction novel on the counstruction of Kingbridge Cathedral. For those of you who haven’t read the book, it takes place over a span of years with a myriad of characters whose lives are intertwined with the cathedral’s stop-go construction. Pillars of the Earth is a fast paced game of resource management and building that also won the Deutscher Spiele Preis in Germany, a prestigious award voted on by gamers in early September.
Other awards handed out for board games this year include: