The Sumos

The Sumos 2016

Yokozuna

  • Star Wars: Rebellion
  • Terraforming Mars

Sekiwake

  • Mansions of Madness v2
  • Pax Renaissance
  • Star Trek: Ascendancy
  • Tyrants of the Underdark

Ozeki

  • A Feast for Odin
  • Kanagawa
  • Ulm
  • Via Nebula

Honourable Mentions

  • 7 Ronin
  • 13 Days
  • Raptor
  • Kraftwagen
  • First Class
  • Patchwork
  • Masters of Orion
  • Time Stories

Wargames

  • Fog of War
  • Quartermaster General: 1914
  • Quartermaster General: Victory or Death
  • Star Wars: Rebellion

The Sumos 2015

Yokozuna

  • Codenames
  • Founding Fathers (Heli)
  • Pax Pamir
  • W1815

Sekiwake

  • Forbidden Stars

Ozeki

  • Discoveries: Lewis & Clark
  • Isle of Skye
  • Thunderbirds
  • Warhammer Quest: Adventure Game
  • Watson & Holmes

Honourable Mentions

  • Baseball Highlights 2047
  • Cthulhu Wars
  • Tesla and Edison
  • Trambahn

Wargames

  • Enemy Action: Ardennes

The Sumos 2014

Yokozuna

  • Quartermaster General

Sekiwake

  • Greenland
  • Istanbul
  • XIA

Ozeki

  • Abluxxen
  • Abyss
  • Alchemists
  • Five Tribes
  • Spyfall
  • The Ancient World
  • The Castles of Mad King Ludwig

The Sumos 2013

Yokozuna

  • Firefly
  • Trains

Sekiwake

  • Android: Netrunner
  • Eldritch Horror
  • Letters from Whitechapel

Ozeki

  • Glass Road
  • Kemet
  • Prosperity
  • Seasons
  • Yggdrasil

Wargames

  • 1775: Rebellion
  • 1812: Canada

The Sumos 2012

Yokozuna

  • Polis: Fight for the Hegemony

Ozeki

  • 1989
  • Clash of Cultures
  • Keyflower
  • Pax Porfiriana
  • Starship Merchants

Sekiwake

  • Robinson Crusoe
  • Terra Mystica
  • Village

Belated Sumo

  • Eclipse

The Sumos 2011

Yokozuna

  • A Few Acres of Snow

Ozeki

  • 1st & Goal
  • Castles of Burgundy
  • Colonial
  • K2
  • Sentinels of the Multiverse

Sekiwake

  • Chaos in the Old World
  • LOTR The Card Game
  • Pergamon
  • Star Trek: Fleet Captains

Wargames

  • A Few Acres of Snow
  • Bulge 20
  • C&C: Napoleonics
  • Die Fighting
  • Gettysburg
  • Hammerin’ Iron
  • Might and Reason
  • Strike of the Eagle
  • Test of Fire
  • The American Revolution,
  • The World Turned Upside Down
  • Zouave II

The Sumos 2010

Yokozuna

  • 7 Wonders
  • Age of Industry
  • Key Market

Ozeki

  • Founding Fathers
  • London
  • Macao

Sekiwake

  • Bombay
  • Dos de Mayo
  • High Frontier
  • Navegador

Wargames

  • Gettysburg
  • Julius Caesar
  • Lost Battles
  • Maria
  • Washington’s War
  • Wars of the Roses

The Sumos 2009

Yokozuna

  • God’s Playground
  • Hansa Teutonica

Ozeki

  • Android
  • Automobile
  • Endeavor
  • Peloponnes
  • Roll Through The Ages
  • Uruk

Sekiwake

  • Shipyard
  • Tobago

Honourable Mentions

  • Arena: Roma II
  • Campaign Manager
  • Fauna
  • Planet Steam
  • Tulipmania
  • Vasco da Gama

Special Retrospective Yokozuna

  • Tales of the Arabian Nights (West End/Z Man)

Wargames

  • Pax Baltica
  • Pocket Battles
  • Richard III
  • Waterloo

The Sumos 2008

Yokuzuna

  • After the Flood
  • Leader 1

Ozeki

  • Diamonds Club
  • Battlestar Galactica
  • Pandemic

Sekiwake

  • Tinner’s Trail
  • Jet Set
  • Monuments
  • Race for the Galaxy
  • Robokrieg

Honourable Mentions

  • Age of Discovery
  • Carpe Astra
  • Comuni
  • Hamburgum
  • Le Havre
  • Powerboats
  • Roll Through the Ages
  • Shadow Hunters
  • Snow Tails
  • Steel Driver
  • Stone Age
  • Sylla

The Sumos 2007

Yokozuna

  • 1960: The Making of the President
  • Brass

Ozeki

  • Agricola
  • Before the Wind
  • Key Harvest
  • Origins

Sekiwake

  • Age of Empires III
  • Qwirkle
  • Tribune
  • Uptown

Honourable Mentions

  • Amyitis
  • Caylus Magna Carta
  • Giganten der Luefte
  • League of Six
  • Race for the Galaxy
  • Notre Dame
  • Phoenicia
  • Power & Weakness

The Sumos 2006

Yokozuna

  • Lords of the Spanish Main (Sierra Madre)

Ozeki

  • Factory Fun (Cwali)
  • Twilight Struggle (GMT)
  • Yspahan (Ystari)

Sekiwake

  • Canal Mania (Ragnar Bros)
  • Command & Colours: Ancients (GMT)
  • Leonardo da Vinci (DV)
  • Mare Nostrum + Mythology Expansion (Descartes)
  • Die Saulen der Erde (Kosmos/Mayfair)
  • Take it to the Limit (Burley Games)

Honourable Mentions

  • Ars Mysteriorum
  • BattleLore
  • Blue Moon City
  • Fury of Dracula
  • Graeneland
  • Imperial
  • Khronos
  • Hameln
  • Mare Nostrum
  • Reef Encounters of the Second Kind
  • The Sceptre of Zavandor
  • Space Dealer
  • Um Krone & Kragen
  • The World Cup Game

The Noel Edmonds Award for Most Innovative Re-Purposing of an Old Has Been

  • Um Krone & Kragen (Amigo)

The David Beckham Medal for Heroic but Ultimately Doomed Effort

  • Imperial (EggertSpiel)

The Tim Henman Bowl for Game Most Likely to Win Next Year

  • BattleLore (Days of Wonder)

The Raymond Poulidor Crystal Decanter for Being Very Nearly There

  • Through the Ages (CzechBoardGames)
  • Mare Nostrum + Mythology Expansion (Descartes)
  • Arkham Horror (Fantasy Flight)

The Gerard Depardieu Cup for Sheer Audacity

  • Khronos (Matagot)

The Asda Sliced White Bread Prize for The Game You Play If There Is Nothing Better Available

  • Thurn und Taxis (Hans im Gluck)

The Sumos 2005
The Sumos 2004
The Sumos 2003
The Sumos 2002
The Sumos 2001
The Sumos 2000

2000 to 2005 is The Dark Ages. I can’t find the files or there weren’t any… There would certainly have been something done up to 2000 as I was writing for G3 and The Game Cabinet. But after that it gets vague. I wasn’t actually gaming for a couple of years and returned to miniatures painting. Jenseits von Theben was the comeback title in 2004. I will see what I can find. MS

The Sumos 1999

Yokozuna

  • Chariot Lords
  • Lost Cities
  • Ra
  • Tribes

Ozeki

  • American Megafauna
  • Anno 1452
  • Dutch Intercity
  • Lancashire Rails
  • Mit List Und Tueche
  • Putsch
  • Rheinlaender
  • Stephenson’s Rocket
  • Vinci

 

The Sumos 1998

Yokozuna

  • Blue & Gray (QED)
  • Durch die Wüste
  • El Caballero

Ozeki

  • Elfenland
  • Samurai

Sekiwake

  • Basari
  • Charlemagne
  • Keydom
  • Tycoon
  • Wettstreit der Baumeister

The Sumos 1997

Yokozuna

  • Tigris & Euphrates

Ozeki

  • Svea Rike
  • Throneworld

Sekiwake

  • Bohnanza
  • Caesar & Cleopatra
  • For Sale
  • Loewenherz
  • Mississippi Queen
  • Ursuppe
  • Word Thief

 The Sumos 1996

Yokozuna

  • Middle Earth: The Wizards
  • Safe Return Doubtful

Ozeki

  • Netrunner
  • Take It Easy

Sekiwake

  • Fireside Football
  • Knightmare
  • Mythos (Krank, Chao
  • Palmyra (Knizia, eg Spiele)
  • Stock Car Championship (Garton, McGartlin)
  • X Pasch (Herman, FanFor)

Honourable Mentions

  • Air Baron
  • Age of Renaissance
  • Campanile
  • City of Chaos
  • Dino Hunt
  • Eagles
  • Honor of the Samurai
  • Hannibal
  • MarraCash
  • Material World
  • Members Only
  • Pass the Bomb
  • Power
  • Reibach & Co
  • Serenissima
  • Settlers Card Game
  • Star Wars
  • TrainSport: Austria
  • X Files

The Sumos 1995

Yokozuna

  • High Society
  • Medici

Ozeki

  • Condottiere
  • El Grande
  • Ironman Football
  • Sixteen Thirty Something
  • Wrott & Swindlers

Sekiwake

  • Die Siedler von Catan
  • ElfenWizards
  • Kunst Stücke

Provisional Licence (because of Wrott and 1630 Something)

Mü (Doris & Frank)

Komusubi (Honourable Mentions)

  • Dragon Dice (TSR)
  • Grand Prix Circus (Lambourne)
  • Hattrick (Amigo)
  • Linie 1 (Goldsieber)
  • Peg Poker (Wheeler)
  • Sternenhimmel (Goldsieber)
  • Tracks to Telluride (Winsome)
  • Traumland (Piatnik)
  • Tricks (White Wind)

The Sumos 1994

Yokozuna

  • We the People (Avalon Hill)

Ozeki

  • Manhattan (Hans im Glück)

Sekiwake

  • 6 Nimmt (Amigo)
  • Guerilla (Avalon Hill)
  • Ausgebremst (ASS)
  • LaTrel (Millenium 2)
  • Big Boss (Franckh)
  • Lords of Creation (Warfrog)
  • Falsche Fuffziger (Friese)
  • Mush (White Wind)

Special Book Sumos

  • New Rules for Classic Games (Wiley)
  • Interactive Fantasy (Hogshead Publishing)
  • Het Spel (A magazine and no longer published, but too good to go unmourned)

The Sumos 1993

Yokozuna

  • Rette Sich Wer Kann (Walter Muller)

Ozeki

  • Mine! (Rostherne)
  • Tal der Könige (Franckh)
  • Tutanchamun (Amigo)
  • Was Sticht? (Moskito)

Sekiwake

  • Freight Train (White Wind)
  • Lords of the Sierra Madre (Sierra Madre)
  • Vernissage (TM Games)
  • World Cup (ADG)
  • Zankapfel (YSK)

Graphics

  • Ali Baba (Abacus)
  • Dampfross, Ringgeister, Die Hanse (Laurin)
  • Fibonacci (Tom Naylor)
  • Tal der Könige (Franckh)
  • World Cup (ADG)

The Sumos 1992

  • Battle Masters (M.B.)
  • Elfenroads (Whitewind)
  • Fastcard Soccer (Select Game Co)
  • The Flying Dutchman (Bandai Huki)
  • Modern Art (Hans im Gluck)

Best Graphics

  • Casus Belli (Casus Belli)
  • Command Magazine (XTR)
  • Elfenroads (Whitewind)
  • Formule De Tracks (Ludodelire)
  • Ostindiska Kompaniet (G&RRRR)
  • Tal der Koenige (Franckh)
  • Tyranno Ex (Avalon Hill)

 The Sumos 1991

  • Daytona 500 (Milton Bradley)
  • East Front (Columbia)
  • Elfengold (Whitewind)
  • Extra Blatt (Moskito)
  • History of the World (Ragnar Brothers)

Honourable Mentions

  • Attack Sub (A.H.)
  • Days of Decision (A.D.G.)
  • Drunter & Druber (Hans im Glück)
  • Formule De (Ludodelire)
  • Hornet Leader (G.M.T.)
  • Long Distance Double (Lambourne)
  • Manager (Hexagames)
  • Manchester (Rostherne)
  • CoC: Orient Express (Chaosium)
  • Pony Express (Abacus)
  • Sherlock (Gibsons)
  • Silverton (Two Wolf)
  • Space Crusade (M.B.)

Best Graphics

  • Command Magazine (XTR)
  • Robin Hood (Laurin)
  • Formule De (Ludodelire)
  • Hornet Leader (G.M.T.)
  • Meteo (Jumbo)
  • Mississippi Fortress (Clash of Arms)

The Turkeys

  • Blackbeard (A.H.)
  • Civil War Classics (F.G.A.)
  • King’s Bounty (Taskforce)

The Sumos 1990

AWOL

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