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Games Magazine Awards

Funagain Games is
for the GAMES 100

Each year since 1980, GAMES Magazine has published a Buyer's Guide to Games in their year-end holiday issue. Except for once or twice in the early 1980s, the article has listed and reviewed one hundred games each year, and was thus dubbed The GAMES 100.

Early in the feature's history, the article served as a reference to many games available on the market, new and old, listing such long-time classic titles as Monopoly, Clue, and Scrabble--and even the occasional toy like Frisbee. In later years, the feature has focused more and more on recognizing the best and most unique new board and card games.

In 1991, GAMES also began recognizing the favorites in each category with a special Best designation, and has selected one game from the whole list to receive the highest honor of Game of the Year.

Through the early 1990s, more and more electronic games were included in the list, with the computer game Myst even winning Game of the Year in 1994. Beginning the following year, computer and cartridge games were split off and given their own separate Electronic Games 100 section.

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Game of the Year

The Pillars of the Earth (Backordered) English language edition of Die Säulen der Erde

England at the beginning of the 12th century -- Prior Phillip of Kingsbridge has a glorious vision: to build the largest, most beautiful cathedral in England. To accomplish the task, Phillip recruits the most renowned builders in the country. However...

Best Abstract Strategy Game

Easter Island (Backordered)

(20% savings!)
Easter Island is a mysterious island in the South Pacific. Its inhabitants have long since vanished without a trace except for the giant Moai. These giant statues are so large and heavy that modern man has had a difficult time recreating them without...

Best Advanced Strategy Game

Khronos (Restocking) English language edition

(20% savings!)
The Master Clocksmith came to speak to me this morning revealing a fabulous secret... We can travel in time, my friend! Not just dreaming about it like my astrologist does, but actually going there. I can hardly believe it! There seem to be periods in...

Best Family Game

If Wishes Were Fishes (Backordered)

(20% savings!)
In this game, the fishes really can grant wishes -- but you have to throw them back. Players are fishermen, trying to catch the most valuable fish and sell them in the market for the best prices. With limited space for storing caught fish, players must...

Best Family Card Game

Bull in a China Shop English language edition of Der Elefant im Porzellanladen Acquire the most china for your shop before the bull comes running through! If you're careful, plan wisely, and take the bull by the horns, you'll be in the money while your opponents are stuck picking up the pieces! Funagain Games does not stock this edition of this title, usually because it's out of print.

Best Family Strategy Game

Shear Panic

(10% savings!)
"The Best Game Ewe Ever Herd!" Ah, do ewe long for the life of a sheep? Bright summer days filled with games of tag and attempts to flock closer to Roger, the Heartthrob Ram? But, Watch Out! The shearer wants to drag you away from all the fun and...

Best Party Game

GiftTRAP (Backordered) Third Edition

(10% savings!)
GiftTRAP is the "Santa" of board games. You know you are onto a good thing with a game that's won "Party Game of the Year" in USA, Germany, France & Canada.

Best Party Game

GiftTRAP: California Edition (Backordered) AKA: Second Edition

(67% savings!)
Celebrate the diversity of life in California. Explore some of the 180 gift ideas located in/around California. The game includes a total of 640 gift ideas making sure that its still a great game you can play anywhere.

Best Party Game

GiftTRAP First Edition GiftTRAP is a hilarious social conversation starter for people who think they know each other well or want to know each other better. Unlike other party games you don’t need skills in drawing, acting or trivia so it works well when you have a crowd of... Funagain Games does not stock this edition of this title, usually because it's out of print.

Best Puzzle

DaVinci's Secret: The Clue (Restocking)

(10% savings!)
Welcome to the beginning of your journey through 7 unique and cryptic puzzles. Break the codes to uncover the secret scroll entombed deep within DaVinci's greatest mystery and reveal the clues to solving The Equation. (Difficulty level: Hard-Genius)

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