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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 Family Runner-Up

Wasabi! (Restocking)
List: $39.99 $31.99 (20% savings!)

Wasabi! is a light and fast game where you compete against other players to assemble your quota of unique sushi recipes in a rapidly dwindling space. Players draw a variety of delicious ingredients into their hand from the pantry and play them one at a...


Best Advanced Strategy Runner-Up

Agricola English language edition, no Z-deck
$69.99

In Agricola (Latin for "farmer"), you're a farmer in a wooden shack with your spouse and little else. On a turn, you get to take only two actions, one for you and one for the spouse, from all the possibilities you'll find on a farm: collecting goods...


Best Abstract Strategy Runner-Up

Magnet Magnet is a game of coordinated action and secret identity. Opposing kings fight a battle of force and deception to claim the center. Funagain Games does not stock this edition of this title, usually because it's out of print.


Best Family Card Runner-Up

Byzanz Time to romp through the markets of Byzanz, the golden city later known as Constantinople, where players will haggle over wine, grain, spice and cloth. Funagain Games does not stock this edition of this title, usually because it's out of print.


Best Family Strategy Runner-Up

Royal Palace English language edition of Palais Royal The nobles stroll through the castle park. These nobles are important in the game, for the players who enlist them will receive special privileges during the game, points for the game end scoring, or both. Funagain Games does not stock this edition of this title, usually because it's out of print.


Best Party Runner-Up

Triviathon (Backordered)
List: $29.99 $26.99 (10% savings!) Triviathon is an exciting trivia game which allows anyone to compete and win without ever having to know the answer to a question! Old or young, smart or dumb -- Triviathon's for everyone.


Best Puzzle Runner-Up

Fits (Backordered)
List: $33.00 $26.40 (20% savings!) Can you skillfully fill in your playing board so that all the differently shaped tiles fit perfectly without leaving any spaces?! If a piece doesn't fit precisely, slot it in the best you can...


Best Historical Simulation Runner-Up

The Halls of Montezuma The Mexican-American War 1846-1848 The names are familiar: Buena Vista, Vera Cruz, Monterrey, Chapultepec. Zachary Taylor, Winfield Scott, Santa Anna, Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee. But the war may not be. The Mexican-American War, 1846-1848, was one of the most important events in... Funagain Games does not stock this edition of this title, usually because it's out of print.


Best Family Nominee

Fast Flowing Forest Fellers English language edition of Flussfieber Daring lumberjacks meet at the river to begin their traditional contest of the fastest log riders. With skillful maneuvers they try to beat-out their competitors to get ahead in this running of the river. Sometimes you want to move ahead quickly and... Funagain Games does not stock this edition of this title, usually because it's out of print.


Best Family Nominee

Snow Tails (Restocking) AKA: Too Mush
List: $49.99 $39.99 (20% savings!)

Welcome to the snowy world of the Arctic Circle, where brave sledders race in a test of skill and endurance. Action is fast and furious and not all sleds may make it to the finish. Huskies only have one setting and that is full speed! Hang on to your...

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