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Games Magazine Awards

Funagain Games is
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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Game of the Year

Tikal II: The Lost Temple Tikal II, subtitled "The Lost Temple," is a thematic sequel to Wolfgang Kramer and Michael Kiesling's Tikal by the K&K team.. Out of Stock

Best Abstract Strategy

Confusion: Espionage and Deception in the Cold War In this two-player game, each player can see the movement value of the opponent's pieces but not the value of his own pieces... Out of Stock

Best Advanced Strategy

Die Burgen von Burgund Stefan Brück, alea's editor and developer, has posted a bit of information about (Die Burgen von) Burgund – the fifth large box collaboration in a row between designer Stefan Feld and alea... Out of Stock

Best Card Game

Hey Waiter! Hey Waiter! is the first published design from Tichu fan extraordinaire Anthony Rubbo, and while it's not a trick-taking game, it is a game with tricky card play... Out of Stock

Best Strategy Game

Glen More Different clans attempts to steadily increase their landholdings, which they can activate for specific benefits: resources that can be used to gain new territory or transformed into victory points... Out of Stock

Best Puzzle

I.Q. Twist Logic Puzzle IQ-Twist for SmartGames is my contribution to the puzzle category where the object is to fill an area with a given set of puzzle pieces... Out of Stock

Best Party/Manual Dexterity Game

Funfair Enjoy an evening of thrills and breathtaking actions! Venture the steep descents with an exciting roller coaster ride or bear company to scary creatures at the ghost train. Out of Stock

Best Word Game

Pathwords PathWords is the exciting new game that combines the best of Tetris® and Word Search! Out of Stock

Best Historical Simulation Game

Commands & Colors: Napoleonics The Napoleonic historical period has always been one of our favorites and was actually the second historical game that we developed using the Commands & Colors system... Out of Stock

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