Once more the Earth has circled the Sun, and once more we sequester ourselves to determine the Wardcast Best Games Played.

For those unfamiliar, here’s how it works: our list is comprised of the what we believe to be the top ten games we played this year. We consider any game played in 2017, not just games released in 2017. Everyone brings their personal top ten games to the table, from which we will decide the official Best Games Played. Once the chosen ten have been decided upon, we will create a superlative for each game that best encapsulates the spirit of its experience.

We’d like to thank everyone who’s been on the show this year: Ruthie Edwards; Tim Howell, Chris Howell, and John Duthie; Alex Rice; Dan Cotting; Mason Brown; Nick Nundahl and Joe Wetmore; Luke Porr; Justin Mitchell; Momin Khan; Tyler Rhodes; Kirk Musngi; Shawn Patton; Josiah Renaudin; Kenny Kim; Mike Odum; Jay Tholen; David Byers; Mike Futter; M Joshua Cauller; and Michael Listo. And a special thanks to this year’s co-hosts Will Blanton, Sam Loeschen, and Alex Damrath! Our extended Wardcast family is what makes the show so fun to do!

Merry 2017!

Awards include Best Reinvention, Freshest Ideas, Best Synthesization, Best Philosophy, Grandest Adventure, Purest Design, Coolest Experience, Greatest Feat, Most Treacherous, and Coolest Gadgets.


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