Games Magazine Hall of Fame
In the November 1984 issue of Games Magazine (Volume 8, Number 11, Issue 57), the editors of that magazine introduced "The GAMES Hall of Fame". Written by the editor, R. Wayne Schmittberger, on page 46 of that issue:RecommendQuote:As thousands of new games come and go, a few very special ones remain favorites year after year. These are the classics that imitators never seem to equal in quality or staying power. This year, we've created a special niche in the The Games 100 for these games. You'll probably find some of your favorites here; but we have not included such traditional games as go and chess, despite their longevity and high quality., since we're likely to want to recommend different editions from year to year. Most the games that follow, we believe, will still be played a hundred years from now.Listed below is the "The GAMES Hall of Fame" from 1984 and the games which were in subsequent years. Games are listed by the year they were added. If more than one game was added in the same year, then they are listed alphabetically for that year. In some years, no games were added, while in other years, some games were dropped from the list! From December, 1996, Volume 20, Number 6, Issue 136, page 40:Quote:GAMES created the Hall of Fame in 1984 to honor games that have met or exceeded the highest standards of quality and play value and have been continuously in production for at least 10 years. Once inducted, a game remains in the Hall of Fame as long as it continues to be available.No games were added in 2008, however, Civilization and Twixt are now listed as "out of print". The policy of hall of fame status has been changed! From December, 2008, Volume 32, Number 10, Issue 246, page 47:Quote:Our policy regarding Hall of Fame games that are no longer in print has changed: Once a game is inducted, it will remain in the Hall of Fame forever. Some of the above games have gone in out out of print more than once, sometimes with different companies producing them; and just because a game is not currently being produced does not mean that it will not be in the future. Out-of-print games can often be purchased online at eBay, boardgamegeek.com, or other game-related websites.It is nice to see the mention of the 'geek' in Games magazine!
GAMES Magazine Game of the Year
Games Magazine Games 100 - Year 2010
See: GAMES Magazine Games 100 - Year 2015
See The Campaign for the GAMES Hall of Fame for a discussion of which games should be added in the future.
Reference: BoardGameGeek Wiki page
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