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Games Magazine Awards


Funagain Games is
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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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Best Party Game

Wits & Wagers First Edition, Second 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.


Best Puzzle

Gordian's Knot (Temporarily Out of Stock)
List: $12.00 $10.80 (10% savings!)

In ancient times the great oracles foretold that whoever solved the mystery of the Gordian Knot would rule the world! For 400 years countless contenders tried and failed until one day Alexander the Great took up the challenge and succeeded. Are you ready?


Best Word Game

Parlay Make the best word and the best poker hand that you can from your cards. Stay and risk your points for a shot at bonuses, or play it safe and fold for guaranteed points. Play Texas Hold’em, 5 Card Draw, and more! Funagain Games does not stock this edition of this title, usually because it's out of print.


Best Historical Simulation Game

Silent War The United States Submarine Campaign Against Imperial Japan, 1941-1945
$74.99

After two and a half years of condemning Germany's unrestricted submarine campaign in the Atlantic, it took the United States only six hours after the bombs fell upon Pearl Harbor to order its submarines to conduct its own unrestricted submarine...


Best Abstract Strategy Game Runner-Up

Pacru includes Shacru and Azacru; series 302
$34.99

The Pacru 302 set contains the rules and equipment for three games: Pacru, Shacru & Azacru. These are played by 2,3 or 4 players with special "chevron" pieces which turn fields their own color as they move round the board. Chevrons point and move in...


Best Advanced Strategy Runner-Up

Caylus 2012 edition
List: $54.95 $43.99 (20% savings!)

The year is 1289. To strengthen the borders of the Kingdom of France, King Philip the Fair decided to have a new castle built. For the time being, Caylus is but a humble village, but soon, workers and craftsmen will be flocking by the cartload...


Best Family Game Runner-Up

Techno Witches Modern witches and wizards no longer ride simple flying brooms. They have now entered the modern age of technology and ride jet-powered sweeping machines! But, these new machines must be filled before each flight with magic dust. Using their magic... Funagain Games does not stock this edition of this title, usually because it's out of print.


Best Family Card Game Runner-Up

King Arthur Card Game (Backordered)
List: $24.95 $19.95 (20% savings!) Welcome to the world of King Arthur! In this fabulous card game, as in the board game, the players again meet courageous knights, dangerous monsters and dark powers. As knights they try to show their adversaries the gates, to win knightly tournaments...


Best Family Strategy Game Runner-Up

Aqua Romana (Backordered) multi-lingual edition
List: $59.95 $47.95 (20% savings!) It is Rome and they do not have enough drinking water. Master builders oversee their workers as they build the necessary aqueducts to bring the people the water they need. The winner will be they player who best manages his workers to build the longest...


Best Party Game Runner-Up

Sketchword (Restocking)
List: $19.95 $15.95 (20% savings!)

Sketchword is the best word game and the best drawing game combined into one box!

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