GAMES Magazine's 2008 "Traditional Games 100"

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It's that time of year again when the editors at GAMES Magazine put together their list of the 100 best games of the year! I've collected the games here, in a similar format to Drew's lists from previous years.

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1. Board Game: The Pillars of the Earth [Average Rating:7.30 Overall Rank:258]

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Pillars of the Earth

Publisher: Mayfair Games
Players: 2-4
Price: $49.00
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2. Board Game: Easter Island [Average Rating:6.35 Overall Rank:4702]

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Easter Island

Publisher: Twilight Creations
Players: 2
Price: $24.99
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3. Board Game: Gemstones [Average Rating:6.00 Unranked]

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Gemstones

Publisher: Kadon Enterprises
Players: 3-5
Price: $45.00
 
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4. Board Game: Crash! [Average Rating:6.35 Overall Rank:10776]

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Manoover

Publisher: Kadon Enterprises
Players: 2
Price: $39.00
 
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5. Board Game: Terra Nova [Average Rating:6.42 Overall Rank:2278]

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Terra Nova

Publisher: Winning Moves
Players: 2-4
Price: $30.00
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6. Board Game: Par-K [Average Rating:7.50 Unranked]

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Par-K

Publisher: 7-12 Games
Players: 2
Price: $25.90
 
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7. Board Game: FNAP [Average Rating:6.62 Unranked]

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Fnap

Publisher: Out of the Box/PIN International
Players: 2
Price: $19.99
 
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8. Board Game: Wayfinder [Average Rating:6.64 Overall Rank:7892]

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Wayfinder

Publisher: Allumbra/Funagain
Players: 2-4
Price: $24.95
 
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9. Board Game: Khronos [Average Rating:6.37 Overall Rank:2336]

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Khronos

Publisher: Rio Grande Games
Players: 2-5
Price: $54.95
 
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10. Board Game: Age of Empires III: The Age of Discovery [Average Rating:7.55 Overall Rank:182]

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Age of Empires III

Publisher: Tropical Games
Players: 2-5
Price: $59.99
 
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11. Board Game: Hermagor [Average Rating:6.92 Overall Rank:1358]

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Hermagor

Publisher: Rio Grande Games
Players: 2-5
Price: $39.95
 
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12. Board Game: Gloria Mundi [Average Rating:6.10 Overall Rank:3803]

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Gloria Mundi

Publisher: Rio Grande Games
Players: 2-6
Price: $44.95
 
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13. Board Game: Canal Mania [Average Rating:6.89 Overall Rank:1675]

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Canal Mania

Publisher: Ragnar Brothers
Players: 3-5
Price: $55.95
 
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14. Board Game: Vikings [Average Rating:7.26 Overall Rank:367]
 

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Vikings

Publisher: Rio Grande Games
Players: 2-4
Price: $34.95
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15. Board Game: Tempus [Average Rating:6.50 Overall Rank:1746]

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Tempus

Publisher: Cafe Games
Players: 3-5
Price: $59.95
 
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16. Board Game: Antike [Average Rating:7.09 Overall Rank:664]

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Antike

Publisher: Rio Grande Games
Players: 2-6
Price: $59.95
 
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17. Board Game: Imperial [Average Rating:7.61 Overall Rank:174]

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Imperial

Publisher: Rio Grande Games
Players: 2-6
Price: $59.95
 
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18. Board Game: Die Macher [Average Rating:7.62 Overall Rank:241]

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Die Macher

Publisher: Valley Games
Players: 3-5
Price: $49.95
 
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19. Board Game: Hameln [Average Rating:5.84 Overall Rank:7880]

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Hameln

Publisher: Fragor Games
Players: 3-5
Price: $81.95
 
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20. Board Game: Shogun [Average Rating:7.55 Overall Rank:162]

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Shogun

Publisher: Rio Grande Games
Players: 3-5
Price: $64.95
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21. Board Game: If Wishes Were Fishes! [Average Rating:6.50 Overall Rank:2494]

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If Wishes Were Fishes

Publisher: Rio Grande Games
Players: 2-5
$34.95
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22. Board Game: Qwirkle [Average Rating:6.79 Overall Rank:728]

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Qwirkle

Publisher: Mindware
Players: 2-4
Price: $24.95
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23. Board Game: Zooloretto [Average Rating:6.85 Overall Rank:680] [Average Rating:6.85 Unranked]

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Zooloretto

Publisher: Rio Grande Games
Players: 2-5
Price: $44.95
 
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24. Board Game: Alhambra: The Dice Game [Average Rating:6.21 Overall Rank:3362] [Average Rating:6.21 Unranked]

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Alhambra: The Dice Game

Publisher: Rio Grande Games
Players: 2-6
Price: $34.95
 
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25. Board Game: Blue Moon City [Average Rating:7.05 Overall Rank:576]

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Blue Moon City

Publisher: Fantasy Flight Games
Players: 2-4
Price: $39.95
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