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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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List: $29.99 $23.99 (20% savings!) >Epigo is a new two or four player strategy game that should feel both fresh and familiar. Epigo's simultaneous action selection makes every round of the game exciting, even though Epigo features relatively simple rules and mechanics.
Blockers A minute of rules, then a lifetime of fun for the whole family! See the numbers, letters and symbols? You have one tile for each type of space on the board. Play your tiles strategically to form the fewest clusters of your color on the board... Funagain Games does not stock this edition of this title, usually because it's out of print.
Dragon Face Perfect for the chess and checker enthusiast, Dragon Face is a game of strategy set several hundred years in the future. Funagain Games does not stock this edition of this title, usually because it's out of print.
Luna: In the Domain of the Moon Priestess The Regency of the Moon Priestess is nigh. Her successor will be chosen among the memebers of the mightiest Order of the Moon Cult - that is why they are competing to gain the most influence. Funagain Games does not stock this edition of this title, usually because it's out of print.
List: $55.00 $43.99 (20% savings!) Twelfth Century Jerusalem is not a place for the faint of heart. Threatened by foes from without, beset by intrigue within: the Holy City is the stage for constant struggles of power and control...
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Fürstenfeld Anno 1516: As a young sovereign you are cultivating your small Fürstenfeld to supply goods to the local breweries. But you still miss your greatest dream: your personal palace. Your status will finally rise high enough to... Funagain Games does not stock this edition of this title, usually because it's out of print.
Era of Inventions
List: $65.00 $51.99 (20% savings!) The only info on this title comes from coverage on Bordspel.com of the Chocolatl opening day events held by Quined Games. Erwin Broens mentions that Era of Inventions is a working title for this economic development game.
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