As 2020 draws to a close and we breathe a collective sigh of relief, I invite you, my dearest fellow Goodjers, to reflect on the games that brought us joy and got us through the day in this, the 2020 Community Game of the Year thread. Much love and thanks to ClockworkHouse who was holding the reins until I stepped in for the 2017 edition. This year more than ever, I look forward to reading your delightful lists and sharing the joy of gaming with all of you. A huge preemptive thank you to you all.
Most of you know how this works, but nevertheless, here's a refresher course. Each year, GWJ community members vote for their favorite games of the year. As always, we'll be sticking to our rule of limiting the selection to the games that you first played in 2020, whether they were new releases or not. Doesn't matter if the game is one year, five years, ten years, or thirty years old, what matters is that it's new to you. Additionally, if you change your list during the course of the month, PLEASE do not edit your post, but make a new one and tell me you've changed your mind. Finally, and this is new and specific to 2020, but I ask that you skip any mention of "disappointments." I know that we like to mention games that we were excited about and didn't quite live up to the expectations, but... folks... this is 2020, so let's keep this a positive thread.
Polls will be closing on
January 1st January 4th, 2021, 9am GMT+1 (that's 3am EST, or midnight PST). If you all behave, I might let myself be persuaded, extending the deadline a few days. Maybe.
Complete guidelines in Q&A form in the post below, and final results will be posted on the Front Page!