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2005 Games 100

Under Construction -- This is the Games 100 List from 2005.

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Games in bold are winners. Games in italics are runner-ups. The remainders are nominees.

As with other years of the games 100, the list included items that were not necessarily produced in that year.

The game designer names are typically not included with these lists. This information was researched from the Boardgamegeek website while designer names in parenthesis were determined exclusively from information from other websites.

#
Game/Category
Publisher
(Designer)

Game of the Year


1
BuyWord
Face2Face Games
Sid Sackson

Abstract Strategy


2
YINSH
Rio Grande Games
Kris Burm
3
SiegeStones
Live Oak Games
Patrick Matthews
4
Subulata
Cwali
Corné van Moorsel
5
Poison Pot
Out of the Box Publishing/Pin International
Dale Walton
6
Blokus 3D
Educational Insights
Stefan Kögl
7
Einfach Genial Knobelspass
Sophisticated Games/KOSMOS
Reiner Knizia
8
Sashay
Pin International
Claus-Peter Bickel
9
Creeper
Out of the Box Publishing/Pin International
Graham Lipscomb

Advanced Strategy


10
Tahuantinsuyu
Hangman Games
Alan D. Ernstein
11
Goa
Rio Grande Games/Hans im Glück Verlags-GmbH
Rüdiger Dorn
12
Princes of the Renaissance
Warfrog Games
Martin Wallace
13
Age of Mythology: The Boardgame
Eagle-Gryphon Games/Edge Entertainment
Glenn Drover
14
Dos Rios
Mayfair Games/KOSMOS
Franz-Benno Delonge
15
Power Grid
Rio Grande Games/2F-Spiele
Friedemann Friese
16
Railroad Dice
Wassertal Spieleverlag
Jens Kappe
17
Saint Petersburg
Rio Grande Games/Hans im Glück Verlags-GmbH
Bernd Brunnhofer/Bernd Brunnhofer
18
Magna Grecia
Rio Grande Games/Venice Connection/Clementoni
Leo Colovini/Michael Schacht
19
Logistico
Cwali
Corné van Moorsel
20
WildLife
Clementoni/Überplay
Wolfgang Kramer

Family Games


21
Vanished Planet
Vanished Planet Games
Craig Oliver/Samuel Blanchard
22
Gulo Gulo
Rio Grande Games/Zoch Verlag
Hans Raggan/Jürgen P. Grunau/Wolfgang Kramer
23
Ticket to Ride
Days of Wonder/Edge Entertainment
Alan R. Moon
24
Vampire
Rio Grande Games/Ravensburger Spieleverlag GmbH
Horst-Rainer Rösner/Wolfgang Kramer
25
King Me!
Mayfair Games/dV Giochi
Stefano Luperto
26
The Ark of the Covenant
Inspiration Games/Überplay
Klaus-Jürgen Wrede
27
Carcassonne: The Castle
Rio Grande Games/Hans im Glück Verlags-GmbH/999 Games
Klaus-Jürgen Wrede/Reiner Knizia
28
Sleuth
Face2Face Games
Sid Sackson
29
Hoity Toity
Überplay
Klaus Teuber
30
Secrets of the Tombs
Rio Grande Games
Martin Wallace
31
Lawless
Eurogames
Bruno Cathala
32
Cronberg
Kronberger Spiele
Roland Goslar/ Tobias Goslar
33
Fantasy Pub
Mind the Move/Tilsit
Emanuele Ornella
34
Balancing Aliens
Out of the Box Publishing/Pin International
Dale Walton
35
Picus
Gamewright
Reinhard Staupe
36
Tuchulcha
Mayfair Games/dV Giochi
Marco Donadoni
37
Arena Maximus Fantasy Flight Games
Kevin Wilson
38
Mutiny!
Fantasy Flight Games
Kevin Wilson
39
Artifact
Outset Media
Uncredited
40
Catch the Match
Playroom Entertainment
Reinhard Staupe
41
TimeLine
Cheapass Games
James Ernest
42
Tongiaki
Überplay/Schmidt Spiele
Thomas Rauscher
43
Crocodile Pool Party
Rio Grande Games/KOSMOS
Rudi Hoffmann
44
I'm the Boss!
Schmidt Spiele/Face2Face Games
Sid Sackson
45
Phoenix
Eurogames
Descartes Editeur
Amanda Greenvoss/Zach Greenvoss
46
War & Sheep
Eurogames
Bruno Cathala

Family Card Games


47
Victory & Honor
Jolly Roger Games
Ty Douds
48
Scream Machine
Jolly Roger Games
Joe Huber (I)
49
Die Fugger
Adlung-Spiele
Klaus-Jürgen Wrede
50
Adam & Eva
Rio Grande Games/Ravensburger Spieleverlag GmbH
Aaron Weissblum
51
Spooks
Steve Jackson Games
Jason Wittman
52
Zing!
AMIGO Spiel + Freizeit GmbH/SimplyFun
Stefan Dorra
53
Dia de los Muertos
Sphinx Spieleverlag
Henning Poehl
54
The Bottle Imp
Bambus Spieleverlag/University Games
Günter Cornett
55
Relationship Tightrope
Überplay
Reiner Knizia
56
High Society
Überplay
Reiner Knizia
57
Lucky Loop
Queen Games
Karsten Hartwig/Wolfgang Panning
58
Atlas & Zeus
Eurogames
Bruno Cathala
59
Spy
KOSMOS/Überplay
Reiner Knizia
60
Saga
KOSMOS/999 Games
Horst-Rainer Rösner/Wolfgang Kramer
61
FBI
Rio Grande Games/Phalanx Games B.V./Mayfair Games
Horst-Rainer Rösner/Wolfgang Kramer
62
Turn the Tide
KOSMOS Überplay
Stefan Dorra
63
20th Century Time Travel Card Game
U.S. Games Systems, Inc.
Mike Fitzgerald
64
Oh, Pharaoh!
KOSMOS/ Überplay
Thilo Hutzler
65
Balloon Cup
Rio Grande Games/KOSMOS
Stephen Glenn
66
Queen's Necklace
Days of Wonder
Bruno Cathala/Bruno Faidutti
67
Canal Grande
Adlung-Spiele
Aaron Weissblum/Alan R. Moon

Family Strategy


68
Alexandros
Rio Grande Games/Winning Moves
Leo Colovini
69
Hansa
ABACUSSPIELE/Überplay
Michael Schacht
70
Oasis
Schmidt Spiele/Überplay
Aaron Weissblum/Alan R. Moon
71
Fearsome Floors
Rio Grande Games/Tilsit/2F-Spiele
Friedemann Friese
72
Maharaja: The Game of Palace Building in India
Mayfair Games/Phalanx Games B.V.
Michael Kiesling/Wolfgang Kramer
73
Santiago
AMIGO Spiel + Freizeit GmbH/Z-Man Games
Claudia Hely/Roman Pelek
74
Sunken City
Clementoni/Überplay
Michael Kiesling/Wolfgang Kramer
75
Pirate's Cove
AMIGO Spiel + Freizeit GmbH/Days of Wonder
Daniel Stahl/Paul Randles
76
Attika
Rio Grande Games/Hans im Glück Verlags-GmbH
Marcel-André Casasola Merkle
77
Maya
ABACUSSPIELE
Bernd Eisenstein
78
Anno 1503
Mayfair Games/KOSMOS
Klaus Teuber
79
Senjutsu: Dynamic Samurai Combat
Salvador Games
Craig Lyon/Mark McDonald
80
Dork Tower
Steve Jackson Games
Philip Reed/Steve Jackson (I)
81
New England
Goldsieber Spiele/Überplay
Aaron Weissblum/Alan R. Moon
82
O Zoo le Mio
Rio Grande Games/Cwali
Corné van Moorsel
83
Nautilus
Mayfair Games/KOSMOS
Brigitte Ditt/Wolfgang Ditt

Historical Simulation


84
Memoir '44
Days of Wonder
Richard Borg
85
Wings of War: Famous Aces
Fantasy Flight Games/Nexus
Andrea Angiolino/Amy Mook
86
Legend of Heroes
TSR
Uncredited
87
Lightning: Midway – June 4th to June 6th, 1942
Decision Games (I)
Dan Verssen
88
Axis & Allies: D-Day
Avalon Hill (Hasbro)
Larry Harris, Jr./Mike Selinker

Word Games


89
Word Rich
FABY
Uncredited
90
Wordigo
River Edge Game Company
Uncredited
91
Crossword Pyramids
CardChess International
Jeff Widderich
92
Tri-words
Educational Insights
P. Joseph Shumaker

Party Games


93
Cranium Hoopla
Cranium, Inc.
Forrest-Pruzan Creative
94
Words of Wiz-Dumb
All Things Equal, Inc.
Eric Poses
95
Jungle Speed
Asmodee
Pierrick Yakovenko
96
Go Mental
HL Games
Andrew Bernard/Catherine Bernard/Catherine Thomson/Graeme Thomson
97
Fast Figure
Playroom Entertainment
Keith Meyers
98
Whad'Ya Know?
Out of the Box Publishing
John Kovalic
99
Cranium Zigity
Boss Leisure Ltd
Uncredited
100
Oh, Really!
New World Games/Black & White Games
Mike Petty
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