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Games Magazine Awards


Funagain Games is
Your
OFFICIAL SOURCE
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

Vegas Showdown In Vegas Showdown, players are attempting to build the best hotel/casino in Las Vegas. Players must balance their hotels with enough means to bring in the money, as well as other attractions to draw people in. Funagain Games does not stock this edition of this title, usually because it's out of print.


Best Abstract Strategy Game

PÜNCT (Temporarily Out of Stock)
List: $34.95 $27.99 (20% savings!)

PÜNCT is the final game of Project GIPF, a series of games that was announced to consist of 6 games and a number of sets with additional pieces. GIPF was initially release in Belgium in 1997. Now, 8 years later, the series is complete.


Best Advanced Strategy

Reef Encounter (Backordered)
List: $49.99 $39.99 (20% savings!) Reef Encounter is about life on a coral reef! Using polyp tiles, players grow different types of corals, which they can protect from being attacked by other corals through judicious placing of their four wooden shrimp. To be successful players must...


Best Advanced Strategy

Reef Encounter limited print run of 1068 copies Reef Encounter is about life on a coral reef! Using polyp tiles, players grow different types of corals, which they can protect from being attacked by other corals through judicious placing of their four shrimp counters. To be successful... Funagain Games does not stock this edition of this title, usually because it's out of print.


Best Family Game

Tricky Town (Backordered)
$24.95 Welcome to Tricky Town! Feel the joy and fun of Halloween trick or treating as you move your family of 2 parent pieces that move around the board attemmpting to collect the most treats and all the while trying to trick your opponents instead of being...


Best Family Card Game

Trump, Tricks, Game! (Backordered) English language edition of Auf der Pirsch
List: $13.00 $10.50 (19% savings!) In prehistoric times hunters caught game by following their footprints. In the game, players try to make tricks to get bear, wolf, wild boar and wild sheep cards. In the first three game turns, the number of tricks is predetermined. In the fourth and...


Best Family Strategy Game

Hacienda (Backordered) English language edition of Hazienda
List: $39.95 $31.95 (20% savings!) Argentina at the beginning of 19th century. The pastures of the pampas seem to go on forever. You have enough money to buy land and cattle to build a small hacienda. During the game, players develop their haciendas, increase their herds and land...


Best Party Game

Wits & Wagers Second Edition Not a trivia buff? It doesn't matter! Think you know the answer? Bet on your own guess. Think you know who the experts are? Bet on them! Funagain Games does not stock this edition of this title, usually because it's out of print.


Best Party Game

Wits & Wagers Second Edition reprint
List: $34.99 $27.99 (20% savings!)

Not a trivia buff? It doesn't matter! Think you know the answer? Bet on your own guess. Think you know who the experts are? Bet on them!


Best Party Game

Wits & Wagers First Edition, First Printing Are you tired of not knowing all the minutia that others do in trivia games? Then Wits and Wagers is for you – a party game in which you don’t have to know the answers, but simply bet on those who do! Funagain Games does not stock this edition of this title, usually because it's out of print.

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