South by Southwest (SXSW) is an annual grouping of conventions including film, music, videogames, and more. This year, their gaming awards feature twelve categories of voting, one of which is Tabletop Game of the Year.
Scroll down to learn more about four of the nominees, and then head over to the SXSW Gaming Awards Public Voting page!
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