Best In Show Awards

Any games set to free play will be eligible for a “Best In Show” blue ribbon award. The goal of the Best In Show awards is to recognize collectors who put so much time and effort into their games and share them with everyone at the show. A small group of volunteer judges will evaluate each game throughout the day and make the final decisions on the awards for several categories. The categories will be as follows:

  • Best Antique (pre-1960)
  • Best 60’s EM
  • Best 70’s EM
  • Best 70’s Solid State
  • Best Early 80’s (1980-85)
  • Best Late 80’s (1986-89)
  • Best 90’s
  • Best Modern (2000-present)
  • Overall Show Favorite

Judging considerations for each game may include:

  • Overall cosmetic condition
  • Mechanical operation/condition
  • Fully functional game operation (all game features work)
  • Quality of restoration or refurbishment (clean, quality of touch-ups/repairs, quality of shop job)
  • Rarity or popularity
  • Interesting/tasteful modifications
  • Overall appeal
  • Historical significance (game feature firsts/lasts, prototype versions/features)

Awards will be announced Saturday evening at around 6PM. An award will be given to the individual who originally registered the game, and will also be given the opportunity to pose for a photo with their game and award, which will be posted on this website and pinside.com.