The Academy of Adventure Gaming Arts & Design (AAGAD) has announced the nominees for the Origins Awards 2020, and the real-time tabletop game of WW2 submarine warfare U-BOOT: The Board Game is among the finalists in the Historical Game category. Designed by Artur Salwarowski and Bartosz Pluta, and published by PHALANX, with English edition exclusively distributed by Ares Games in US and non-European countries.

The Origins Awards are presented each year at the Origins Game Fair by the Academy of Adventure Gaming Arts and Design, for outstanding games in the industry. Winners will be announced on June 20, 2020 at Origins Game Fair.

U-BOOT: The Board Game - an underwater cooperative war thriller.

U-BOOT: The Board Game is an underwater cooperative war thriller that allows 1 to 4 players to assume the roles of the Captain, the First Officer, the Navigator, and the Chief Engineer on board of a type VIIC U-boat. The game is enhanced by a companion app, allowing for an unprecedented level of realism, as well as a challenging enemy A.I. which will push your skills to the limit. The action unfolds both on the strategic and the tactical scale, always demanding teamwork, efficient crew management, and quick situation assessment.

The Academy of Adventure Gaming Arts & Design (AAGAD) is a peer-based network of gaming industry professionals to promote innovation and excellence in design and production of games and game related materials. The Origins Awards nominees are voted on by members of the Academy to determine the winner of each category. The finalists are also voted on by attendees of the Origins Game Fair for the Fan Favorite awards.

The Origins Game Fair will be held from 17 to 21 June in Columbus, Ohio. For more information, visit the website To see the complete list of nominees, click here.

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