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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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Best Abstract Strategy Runner-Up

Arktia (Announced) A research station is being erected on a distant ice moon, Arktia, and players are constructing futuristic residential and research modules to claim control over as much of the ice as possible. Watch out, though, because if these...


Best Abstract Strategy Nominee

Triple Triumph (Backordered)

$19.99
$18.99
(5% savings!)
Strategize and stack to earn points with Triple Triumph -- the 3-D building game from Cranium! Will you add to the bottom level or go higher? Play again and again -- it's never the same game twice!


Best Abstract Strategy Nominee

Octego (Backordered)

$24.95
$19.95
(20% savings!)
Octego (pronounced "ok-TEE-go") is as easy to play as Checkers but as challenging as Chess. It's a two-player strategy game that combines the best elements of both these games on a uniquely designed game board.


Best Abstract Strategy Nominee

Angel Wars Join Michael and the Guardian Force as they engage Morg and his minions in an epic celestial battle between good and evil! Awesome adventure awaits your young spiritual warriors in this game of strategy as they race across the board to save humankind. Funagain Games does not stock this edition of this title, usually because it's out of print.


Best Abstract Strategy Nominee

Black Box+ (Currently Unavailable) includes standard and hexagonal boards

$29.95
Deduce the structure of a hidden molecule. Direct rays at the molecule and examine where (or if!) they emerge. Use this information to figure out where the hidden atoms are.


Best Abstract Strategy Nominee

Spectrangle (Backordered) English language edition

$24.99
$22.50
(10% savings!)
Spectrangle is the fast-paced game of skill and numbers. Strategically place your game pieces ("trangs") where they'll earn you the most points... while making it harder for your opponents to place their pieces. The more sides you match, the more...


Best Advanced Strategy Game Runner-Up

Brass (Temporarily Out of Stock) Second Edition

$59.95
$47.99
(20% savings!)
Brass is set in 18th century Lancashire at the beginning of what would eventually be called the Industrial Revolution. Your goal is to build profitable industries such as coal, iron and cotton.


Best Advanced Strategy Nominee

League of Six (Backordered)

$50.00
$39.99
(20% savings!)
The year is 1430, a time of unrest and upheaval in the whole of Europe. As a young, ambitious aristocrat, you hope to stand out so that you will be given a position in the court of Sigismund. The player who gains the most influence wins.


Best Advanced Strategy Nominee

Tribune (Backordered) English language edition of Tribun

$59.95
$47.99
(20% savings!)
Welcome to the most impressive metroplis of the ancient world -- Rome. A city full of life, with inhabitants of many differences. But beneath those differences they had one thing in common -- they were Romans.


Best Advanced Strategy Nominee

Nefertiti (Backordered)

$49.95
$39.95
(20% savings!)
Akhenaton, Pharaoh of Upper and Lower Egypt, god among men, all powerful sovereign, trembles before no one. There is, however, one mistake that even an immortal king cannot afford to make: forgetting his wedding anniversary, especially when his wife is...

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