Australian board game designer Phil Walker-Harding can add another trophy to his cabinet after picking up Boardgame Australia's 2017 Best Australian Game for Imhotep.
Boardgames Australia is a group dedicated to raising the profile and help the growth of Australian board gaming. Their annual awards highlight the best board games made by Australian designers, as well as the best family games and the best international games.
Imhotep is a clever little game about moving stones down the Nile. Players will jostle for position, trying to place stones on the right boats so that they can move them at the right times for maximum benefit or - if you're anything like me - for maximum detriment of your friends.
Short, sharp and well-balanced, Imhotep is a deserving winner. It was also nominated for this year's Spiel des Jahres, losing to Kingdomino.
Keep an eye out for Walker-Harding's latest game, Bärenpark, which is also likely to pick up some accolades.