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Games Magazine Awards


Funagain Games is
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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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Best Puzzle Runner Up

Flickwerk Funagain Games does not stock this edition of this title, usually because it's out of print.


Best Puzzle Runner Up

Turbo Taxi (Backordered) English language edition of Flickwerk
List: $29.95 $23.95 (20% savings!) In Turbo Taxi, players try to be as quick as possible in making a town layout which meets the stipulated requirements. They have to add road tiles to a starting tile so that both their taxis can reach their destinations.


Best Historical Simulation Runner Up

Wellington (Restocking)
List: $35.00 $27.99 (20% savings!)

It is spring 1812. The armies of Napoleonic France are masters of continental Europe. However, there is a festering sore in Spain where despite seemingly overwhelming odds valiant Spanish soldiers and guerrillas with their British allies persevere in...


Abstract Strategy Game Nominee

Columns (Backordered)
List: $24.99 $19.95 (20% savings!) Columns is a two player stacking game in which you manage an inventory of pieces with the goal of capping the most columns. One player uses the set of light pieces, the other player uses the dark ones. Taking turns, the players thread their pieces...


Abstract Strategy Game Nominee

YINSH (Restocking)
List: $34.95 $27.99 (20% savings!)

YINSH is a tempestuous game! The players each start with 5 rings on the board. Every time a ring is moved, it leaves a marker behind. Markers are white on one side and black on the other. When markers are jumped over by a ring, they must be...


Abstract Strategy Game Nominee

Einfach Genial Original German edition of Ingenious The simply ingenious placement game! With this unbelievably exciting placement game from the renown game designer Reiner Knizia, each playing piece opens up entirely new possibilities. The more identical color-symbols that are next to each other on... Funagain Games does not stock this edition of this title, usually because it's out of print.


Abstract Strategy Game Nominee

Marvin Marvel's Marvelous Marble Machine (Restocking) AKA: The Marble Game
List: $17.95 $14.35 (20% savings!)

Manipulate the marble manufacturing methods of the magnificent marble-sorting machine to amass the most amount of marbles in this madcap game for multiple players. Much mayhem might ensue in the march to marble mastery.


Abstract Strategy Game Nominee

Outfox (Backordered)
List: $19.99 $15.95 (20% savings!) Outfox is an easy-to-learn game with a twist. The goal is to form a row of three pieces, either three shapes in one color, or one shape in three colors. The twist is that as each piece is placed the piece next to it must slide to a new position. Each...


Abstract Strategy Game Nominee

Kites & Darts Game Funagain Games does not stock this edition of this title, usually because it's out of print.


Abstract Strategy Game Nominee

Ingenious English language edition of Einfach Genial
List: $39.95 $31.99 (20% savings!)

Ingenious is the new abstract placement game from internationally-renowned game designer Reiner Knizia. Players place colored tiles on the hexagonal board, scoring points, blocking opponents’ tile placement, and trying to protect themselves from...

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