The Diana Jones Award committee has announced their shortlist for the 2011 award. The original list had 22 nominees and the shortlist contains just five.
The winner will be announced at Wednesday the 3rd of August at an event that the Diana Jones Award group describe has the “unnoficial start” of Gen Con Indy.
The final five are:
- Catacombs, a board game from Sands of Time Games, by Ryan Amos, Marc Kelsy, and Aron West
- The Dresden Files Roleplaying Game from Evil Hat Productions, by Leonard Balsera, Jim Butcher, Genevieve Cogman, Rob Donaghue, Fred Hicks, Kenneth Hite, Ryan Macklin, Chad Underkoffler, and Clark Valentine
- Escape from the Aliens in Outer Space, a board game from Santa Ragione and Cranio Creations, by Mario Porpora, Pietro Righi Riva, Luca Francesco Rossi, and Nicolò Tedeschi
- Fiasco, a roleplaying game from Bully Pulpit Games, by Jason Morningstar
- Freemarket, a roleplaying game from Sorencrane MCRZ, by Luke Crane and Jared Sorensen