Forgotten Waters is the best new board game to play over Zoom

The 15th yearly Golden Geek Awards were revealed on Sunday, and they consist of a completely brand-new classification for tabletop video games you can use a video conference, such as Zoom, Google Meet, or Microsoft Teams. It’s additional proof that the continuous international pandemic is altering the method we play, which will unquestionably feed back into how video games are made going forward.

The Golden Geeks are arranged each year by the neighborhood at Parlor game Geek, possibly the biggest collection of tabletop fans on the planet. This list of awards was extremely various than previous years, specifically given that there was no single winner for Parlor game of the Year. Rather, the choice was made to break that honor up into 3 various classifications — Light, Medium, and Heavy. It’s a relocation mirrored by The American Tabletop Awards. We’ve consisted of a list of all the winners listed below.

However the most significant modification without a doubt was the addition of the Zoomable Video game classification. The winner was Forgotten Waters, a video game developed by Isaac Vega, J. Arthur Ellis, and Mr. Restaurant. It was released by Plaid Hat Games, and is carefully associated to another of that business’s award winning video games called Dead of Winter Season.

What makes Forgotten Waters so ideal for playing from another location is that the cooperative video game provides each gamer their own goals, and their own paper sheet to track them with. You can even download the products you require directly from the Plaid Hat site. There’s likewise a buddy app with complete voice acting, and even a full-fledged “remote play assistant” to drive the action inside a web internet browser.

Most Importantly, the video game is presently in excellent supply. You can discover it at the publisher’s site, at your friendly regional video game shop, and online at locations like Amazon.

Here’s the total list of all of this year’s winners, plus links out to where you can discover them on Amazon.

2-Player Video Game

Undaunted: North Africa

Art Work Discussion

On Mars

Card Video Game

Dune: Imperium

Cooperative Video Game

Gloomhaven: Jaws of the Lion


Wingspan: Oceania Growth


MicroMacro: Criminal Activity City

Light Video Game of the Year

MicroMacro: Criminal Activity City

Medium Video Game of the Year

Lost Ruins of Arnak

Heavy Video Game of the Year

Gloomhaven: Jaws of the Lion

Print and Play

7 Marvels Battle: Solo

Solo Video Game

Under Falling Skies

Thematic Video Game

Gloomhaven: Jaws of the Lion


Imperial Battle

Zoomable Video Game

Forgotten Waters

Finest Parlor Game App


Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.