The best "Charles S. Roberts Awards🇺🇸" winners and nominees 2021

Looking for a good game that won or was nominated for the Charles S. Roberts Awards? Then we have just the thing for you: A list with the best "Charles S. Roberts Awards" winners and games that were on the nomination list.

What is the "Charles S. Roberts Awards" game award?

The "Charles S. Roberts Awards" is an award for dice, card & board games. The award originates from 🇺🇸USA, was established in 1975 and is voted by a jury.

From 1975-2012, the Charles S. Roberts awards were given annually for excellence in historical wargaming. From 2000-2012, the awards were presented at the World Boardgaming Championships. Named after the founder of the Avalon Hill Game Company, the Charles S. Roberts (CSR) Awards are the oldest board game awards, dating back to 1975.

Charles S. Roberts Awards Categories

The CSR Awards are presented each year in the following categories:

  • Amateur Game
  • Amateur Wargame Magazine
  • Ancient to Napoleonic Era Board Wargame
  • Ancients to Pre-Napoleonic Era Board Wargame
  • Board Wargame Playing Components
  • Board Wargame Rules
  • Clausewitz Award Hall of Fame
  • DTP-Produced Boardgame
  • Expansion or Supplement for an Existing Game
  • Fantasy Board Game
  • Game Review or Game Analysis
  • Gamers Choice Award
  • Graphic Presentation in an Adventure Game
  • Graphics and Physical Systems
  • Historical or Scenario Article
  • Initial Release
  • James F. Dunnigan Design Elegance Award
  • Magazine-Published Boardgame
  • Modern Era Boardgame
  • Napoleonic Era Board Wargame
  • Post-Napoleonic to Pre-World War 2 Era Board Wargame
  • Post-WW2 Era Board Wargame
  • Postcard/Small format Board Wargame
  • Pre-Twentieth Century Game
  • Pre-World War II Boardgame
  • Professional Game
  • Professional Wargame Magazine
  • Science-Fiction Board Game
  • Solitaire/Cooperative Board Wargame
  • Strategic Game
  • Tactical Game
  • Twentieth Century Game
  • Wargame Graphics
  • World War II Boardgame

For more info, check out the official CSR Award homepage or the Charles S. Roberts Awards Wikipedia article.

Best CSR Award Winners & Nominees List 2021:

This list was last updated on October 20, 2021. We compared 504 board games for this list and selected the top 30. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Undaunted: Normandy

    All details for the board game Undaunted: Normandy and similar games

    Nominated for 9 awards and won 1.

    More details for Undaunted: Normandy
    • 2 Players
    • 45 - 60 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Undaunted: Normandy

    • YouTube Review for the game "Undaunted: Normandy" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  2. Lords of Waterdeep

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    Nominated for 9 awards and won 3.

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    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 60 - 120 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  3. Memoir '44

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    Nominated for 4 awards and won 2.

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    • 2 - 8 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  4. Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures Game

    All details for the board game Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures Game and similar games

    Nominated for 10 awards and won 5.

    More details for Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures Game
    • 2 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    👍 Good price!33€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures Game

    • YouTube Review for the game "Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures Game" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  5. Sekigahara: The Unification of Japan

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    • 2 Players
    • 180 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  6. Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective: The Thames Murders & Other Cases

    All details for the board game Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective: The Thames Murders & Other Cases and similar games

    Nominated for 4 awards and won 3.

    ⭐️ Spiel des Jahres 1985

    More details for Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective: The Thames Murders & Other Cases
    • 1 - 8 Players
    • 60 - 120 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

    Video reviews for Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective: The Thames Murders & Other Cases

    • YouTube Review for the game "Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective: The Thames Murders & Other Cases" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  7. Commands & Colors: Ancients

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    Nominated for 5 awards and won 2.

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    • 2 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  8. Twilight Struggle

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    Nominated for 6 awards and won 5.

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    • 2 Players
    • 120 - 180 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Hard to learn
  9. Commands & Colors: Napoleonics

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    Nominated for 4 awards and won 1.

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    • 2 Players
    • 90 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  10. Battle Cry

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    Nominated for 1 award.

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    • 2 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  11. Julius Caesar: Caesar, Pompey, and the Roman Civil War

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    • 2 Players
    • 120 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  12. Ottoman Sunset: The Great War in the Near East

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    • 1 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  13. Space Hulk: Death Angel – The Card Game

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    • 1 - 6 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  14. Nuclear Escalation

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    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

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    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  15. Red Alert: Space Fleet Warfare

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    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 60 - 90 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  16. Hammer of the Scots

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    • 2 Players
    • 120 - 180 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  17. Eclipse

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    Nominated for 17 awards and won 7.

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    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 60 - 180 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Hard to learn
  18. Dungeons & Dragons: Castle Ravenloft Board Game

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    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  19. D-Day at Omaha Beach

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    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

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    • 1 - 2 Players
    • 480 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  20. Field Commander: Napoleon

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    • 1 Players
    • 180 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  21. Thunderbolt Apache Leader

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    • 1 Players
    • 90 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  22. Crusade and Revolution: The Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939

    All details for the board game Crusade and Revolution: The Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939 and similar games
    • 2 Players
    • 180 - 360 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  23. Band of Brothers: Screaming Eagles

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    • 2 Players
    • 90 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  24. 1989: Dawn of Freedom

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    • 2 Players
    • 150 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  25. Paths of Glory

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    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    More details for Paths of Glory
    • 2 Players
    • 480 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Hard to learn

    Video reviews for Paths of Glory

    • YouTube Review for the game "Paths of Glory" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Paths of Glory" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  26. Space Empires: 4X

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    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

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    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 180 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  27. Dungeon!

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    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Dungeon!
    • 1 - 8 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Dungeon!

    • YouTube Review for the game "Dungeon!" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Dungeon!" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Dungeon!" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  28. Red Winter: The Soviet Attack at Tolvajärvi, Finland – 8-12 December 1939

    All details for the board game Red Winter: The Soviet Attack at Tolvajärvi, Finland – 8-12 December 1939 and similar games
    • 2 Players
    • 20 - 720 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  29. Empire Builder

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    Nominated for 1 award.

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    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 180 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  30. A Game of Thrones: The Board Game (Second Edition)

    All details for the board game A Game of Thrones: The Board Game (Second Edition) and similar games
    • 3 - 6 Players
    • 120 - 240 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Hard to learn

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