Boardgame Babylon congratulates designer Antoine Bauza for his big Spiel Des Jahres win for Hanabi. We were honored to have Antoine on the podcast last year when he visited Strategicon for Gateway 2012. During the show, Antoine told us the story of how Hanabi came into being – and noted his incredible affection for the game. In case you missed it, here’s the show again for your listening pleasure. I’ve also included some articles around the web about the game and its big win.
See – I predicted the winner just hours before the announcement!
Predicting a Hanabi upset over Augustus. #sdj
— Twitter (@bgbabylon) 2013-07-08T08:35:24Z
Congratulations to Antoine Bauza and Michael Menzel for winning the two awards announced today by the SdJ jury. Hanabi was a bit of a surprise, but not a huge shock. It was clearly the best of the three nominated games Continue reading
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(It’s true we’re giving away a copy of Hanabi to a lucky reader, check out the review to enter!) So, we’ve all been thrust into the role of firework makers. [...]
2013 Spiel des Jahres Winner Announced http://t.co/TPiW3QUZrp
— Twitter (@AboutBoardGames) 2013-07-08T11:07:17Z
Congratulations to @Toinito for winning SdJ with the addictive cooperative card game Hanabi!
— Twitter (@boardgamegeek) 2013-07-08T23:55:30Z
The 2013 Spiel des Jahres winner is… Hanabi! Congrats to designer @Toinito and publisher Abacusspiele! #sdj
— Twitter (@thespiel) 2013-07-08T09:04:42Z