FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – The Board of Governors is pleased to announce the nominees for the 2022 Charles S. Roberts Awards for Excellence in Conflict Simulation Games (“CSR Awards”). We are very proud to have delivered an array of nominees which are all award-worthy, and outstanding examples of the art of conflict simulation design and production.
The newly-implemented CSR Awards Nomination process ran from January to May, 2023, and broadly, the Board is very pleased with the results, while identifying some clear needs for improvement and refinement in specific areas. After the completion of the 2022 Awards, the Board and other volunteers will be working to make those improvement, so they can be implemented for the 2023 Awards.
The public ballot to determine the winners will be open from June 1, 2023, through 11:59 PM EDT, June 30. After the ballot has closed, the final tabulation will be executed and the 2022 CSR Awards winners announced as soon as practicable thereafter. The 2022 inductees of the Clausewitz Hall of Fame will be announced at the same time. The public ballot is available HERE.
The CSR Awards would like to thank all those who participated in the 2022 Awards process, in particular the members of the Board of Governors, the participants in the Nominating Committee, and the jurists for the Clausewitz Hall of Fame.
For official announcements, please visit the CSR Awards website at https://charlessrobertsawards.com/. The full list of 2022 Nominees is also presented below.
For a wargame set in the ancient period, including late antiquity, up to roughly 800 CE.
For a wargame set in the medieval period, before the decisive use of gunpower, in the period roughly from 800-1500 CE.
For a wargame set after the decisive use of gunpowder weapons including the renaissance and Age of Reason, but before the era of industrialization, in the period roughly 1500-1800 CE. Excludes Napoleonic topics.
For a wargame set in the period between roughly 1800 and 1910, or during the Industrial Age. Excludes Napoleonic and American Civil War topics.
For a wargame set in the period 1789-1815, and treating topics related to the French Revolution or Napoleonic Wars.
For a wargame set during the American Civil War, or dealing with its immediate causes or aftermath.
For a wargame set between 1910, up to the beginning of World War II. Excludes World War II topics.
For a wargame treating World War II or related topics, in the period 1936-1945.
For a wargame dealing with a post-World War II, post-1945, Cold War (including the Korean and Vietnam conflicts), or Post-Cold War topic, up to the modern day.
For a wargame with a topic that is contrafactual, contra-historical, alternate history or hypothetical, set in the past to immediate near future.
For a wargame in a science fiction or fantasy setting.
For a wargame designed primarily to be played in a solitaire or cooperative mode.
For an expansion, supplement or add-on to an existing wargame, Stand-alone products are excluded.
For a wargame magazine, containing coverage of wargaming or otherwise specifically relevant to a wargame or wargames. This award is to recognize the quality of the magazine, and any included wargames should be judged separately in their appropriate categories.
For a wargame that exhibits excellence in all aspects of wargame presentation, including the quality of the rules, packaging, art, components, physical systems design, playing surface, and visual interface.
For the designer who has, through excellence of design, had the most positive impact on playability and elegance in wargaming.
For the new designer or design team whose first or second game was released in the Awards Year, who best exemplifies emerging excellence in wargame design, and who has not previously received this Award.
For the wargame that best exhibits the highest standards of excellence in design and execution. Reprints and reissues are not eligible for this Award.