We Attended The 2019 SXSW Gaming Awards This Weekend!

This weekend we attended the SXSW Gaming Awards in Austin Texas! We were in attendance not only to check out the iconic festival but also because Western Legends was nominated for Tabletop Game of the year! Nominated alongside other incredible games that came out in 2018 we had high hopes riding the successful Kickstarter campaign of the first big box expansion, Western Legends: Ante Up!

It was an incredible field of games nominated for Tabletop Game of the Year:


We want to congratulate Root on taking home Game of the Year from SXSW Gaming. While we can’t help but be a little disappointed, we’re very happy for the team over at Leder Games and it was truly an honor to have Western Legends nominated with such an amazing group of games!

2019 SXSW Gaming Awards Winners Announced

We also want to take a moment to thank everyone that has supported Kolossal Games and Western Legends over the past year. We’re so incredibly proud of this team, this game, and the continuing growing fanbase that surrounds it. We hope that Western Legends will continue to inspire fans due to its thematic sandbox gameplay and its ability to tell a unique story with every play!

Author: Ian
Published: March 18, 2019


Superbly designed game. I just bought my copy a few days ago and have played it several times with my wife. The characters and mechanics are ingenious, and the overall amount of choices given to the players is fantastic. Can’t wait to play with some of my friends as soon as this corona virus ends. The only complaint I have is that I can’t buy the fist full of extras and the good the bad and the handsome expansions and don’t know if they will be available for purchase. However I am looking very much forward to the ante up and a bunch of extras expansion. Kolossal has made one of my biggest wishes come true with this western themed rpg style board game. My wife loves the horses and hopes to see more breeds and perks come from them in future expansions. I personally can’t wait for the train robbing and other fun styles they made with ante up. maybe in the future some hunting animals and farming mechanics will be implemented. Nevertheless an amazing game and must buy for anyone interested in being a western legend and having a great time with friends and family. Thank you to the entire team of Kolossal and to the designer and illustrator of western legends. Can’t wait to see what else you guys come up with for expansions and look forward to other board games you all come up with.

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