The International Games Festival (here in 2016) was not held in Cannes this year -

Hervé Fabre

No red carpet at the palace but a ceremony broadcast live on Facebook.

Deprived of Croisette because of Covid-19, the jurors of the Cannes International Games Festival, canceled in 2021, still awarded their Aces of gold this Thursday evening.

And in the premier category of “Game of the Year”, it is an “innovative and beautifully illustrated” title, according to the jury, which won the prize.

Micromacro crime city

(Blackrock Games, 25 euros), a cooperative investigation game, transforms participants (from one to six players) into detectives and plunges them into a city where crime lurks around every corner.

Dragons and the conquest of space on the menu


(Blackrock Games, 19.90 euros), which "offers a colorful experience full of surprises", according to the jurors, won the "Child" prize.

The principle is simple: connect identical landscapes to hatch as many baby dragons as possible.

And it's just as fun for parents as it is for kids.

Finally, in the “Expert” category, for more assiduous players,

The Crew

(Iello, 15 euros) was crowned.

This mini-game, played in games of twenty minutes, will send you into space, in the shoes of astronauts on a journey to a mysterious planet.

Traditionally visited by more than 100,000 people, each year in Cannes, the International Games Festival, one of the most important in Europe, was not held this year due to the pandemic.

Its prizes, always eagerly awaited by fans and professionals in the sector, whose sales increased by 10% last year, “reward the best board games published and distributed in France during the year. elapsed, ”recalls the convention center.


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