Best Casual Game of 2019 Nominees Announced - Vote For Your Favorite! | Casual Game Revolution

Best Casual Game of 2019 Nominees Announced - Vote For Your Favorite!

Best Casual Game of 2019 Nominees

The nominees have been announced for our 3rd annual Best Casual Game award! This award recognizes the most innovative, fun, and uniquely entertaining casual game published during the previous calendar year.

Previous winners were Sagrada by Floodgate Games and Welcome To... by Deep Water Games. This year, we have another tough race between three great games. So, let your voice be heard! Vote on your favorite below to influence the final award decision.

Best Casual Game of 2019 Nominees

Best Casual Game of 2019A panel of 12 judges, consisting of popular media personalities in the game industry, has come together to nominate recipients for this award (the judges' names will be announced when the award is finalized). Nominations were considered based on gameplay, aesthetics, and originality. Each nomination was required to meet the following criteria:

  • Base game (not an expansion)
  • Released in the USA during the 2019 calendar year
  • Must be widely considered as a casual game
  • In no way affiliated with the person nominating

After tallying the nominations, the top three games have been selected and voting is now underway! Here are the nominees, in alphabetical order.

Parks

Parks (Keymaster Games) — "In PARKS, players will take on the role of two hikers as they trek through different trails across four seasons of the year. While on the trail, these hikers will take actions and collect memories of the places your hikers visit. These memories are represented by various resource tokens like mountains and forests. Collecting these memories in sets will allow players to trade them in to visit a National Park at the end of each hike." (Source: BGG)

Point Salad

Point Salad (AEG) — "Point Salad is a fast and fun card drafting game for the whole family. There are over 100 ways to score points. Players may use a variety of strategies and every game of Point Salad is unique! Cards come in six different types of veggies, and the back of each card has a different scoring method. So for instance, one scoring method may award 2 points for every carrot you have, but deduct a point for every onion. By drafting combinations of veggies and point cards that work for your strategy, you can amass the most points and win." (Source: BGG)

Tiny Towns

Tiny Towns (AEG) — "You are the mayor of a tiny town in the forest in which the smaller creatures of the woods have created a civilization hidden away from predators. This new land is small and the resources are scarce, so you take what you can get and never say no to building materials. Cleverly plan and construct a thriving town, and don't let it fill up with wasted resources! Whoever builds the most prosperous tiny town wins!" (Source: BGG)

Vote For Your Favorite!

Which of these games would you choose? Vote below for your favorite pick. Voting closes at midnight on January 27, 2020. The winner of this public vote will be counted along with the votes from our panel of judges.

 

Vote for the Best Casual Game of 2019

Parks
Point Salad
Tiny Towns