Games Magazine Games 100 - Year 2009
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Every year, Games Magazine selects the top 100 traditional (board) games and the top 100 electronic (computer) games. I have listed their selections below. For past winners and the hall of fame, see my other geek lists below.

The list below appeared in December, 2008, Volume 32, Number 10, Issue 246.

Here are some other references:
My GAMES Magazine Collection
Games Magazine Game of the Year
Games Magazine Hall of Fame

Previous Year:
Games Magazine Games 100 - Year 2008
Following Year:
Games Magazine Games 100 - Year 2010

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1. Board Game: TZAAR [Average Rating:7.68 Overall Rank:406] [Average Rating:7.68 Unranked]
Board Game: TZAAR
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GAMES Magazine Traditional Game of the Year, 2009.
The highest honor awarded by the magazine.
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2. Board Game: Ponte del Diavolo [Average Rating:6.52 Overall Rank:2807]
Board Game: Ponte del Diavolo
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Best in Category: Abstract Strategy

Runner Up:
Board Game: Arktia
Arktia

Honorable Mention:
Board Game: Cranium Triple Triumph
Cranium Triple Triumph
Board Game: Octego
Octego
Board Game: Angel Wars Board Game
Angel Wars Board Game
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Board Game: Spectrangle
Spectrangle
 
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3. Board Game: Key Harvest [Average Rating:6.78 Overall Rank:1720]
Board Game: Key Harvest
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Best in Category: Advanced Strategy

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Board Game: Brass: Lancashire
Brass: Lancashire

Honorable Mention:
Board Game: League of Six
League of Six
Board Game: In the Year of the Dragon
In the Year of the Dragon
Board Game: Tribune: Primus Inter Pares
Tribune: Primus Inter Pares
Board Game: Nefertiti
Nefertiti
Board Game: Hamburgum
Hamburgum
Board Game: Amyitis
Amyitis
Board Game: Jantaris
Jantaris
Board Game: Cuba
Cuba
Board Game: Phoenicia
Phoenicia
Board Game: El Capitán
El Capitán
 
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4. Board Game: Pandemic [Average Rating:7.61 Overall Rank:92]
Board Game: Pandemic
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Best in Category: Family

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Board Game: Marrakech
Marrakech

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Board Game: Aquaretto
Aquaretto
Board Game: Catan Dice Game
Catan Dice Game
Board Game: Patrician
Patrician
Board Game: Yahtzee Free for All
Yahtzee Free for All
Board Game: Pearl Fisher
Pearl Fisher
Board Game: Hula Hippos
Hula Hippos (Hula Hippos)
Board Game: Château Roquefort
Château Roquefort
Board Game: Antler Island
Antler Island
Board Game: The Hanging Gardens
The Hanging Gardens
Board Game: Geominos
Geominos
Board Game: Cash-a-Catch
Cash-a-Catch
Board Game: Tiki Mountain!
Tiki Mountain!
Board Game: Surf's Up, Dude!
Surf's Up, Dude!
Board Game: Dart Wars
Dart Wars
Board Game: Gipsy King
Gipsy King
Board Game: Wadi
Wadi
Board Game: Bacchus' Banquet
Bacchus' Banquet
Board Game: Senet
Senet
Board Game: Big Points
Big Points
Board Game: Set Cubed
Set Cubed
Board Game: The Princess Bride: Storming the Castle
The Princess Bride: Storming the Castle
Board Game: Carcassonne: Expansion 5 – Abbey & Mayor
Carcassonne: Expansion 5 – Abbey & Mayor
 
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5. Board Game: Palastgeflüster [Average Rating:6.79 Overall Rank:1509]
Board Game: Palastgeflüster
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Best in Category: Family Card Games

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Board Game: Perry Rhodan: The Cosmic League
Perry Rhodan: The Cosmic League

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Board Game: Reels & Deals: The Movie-Making Card Game
Reels & Deals: The Movie-Making Card Game
Board Game: Biblios
Biblios
Board Game: Chicago Poker
Chicago Poker
Board Game: Traders of Osaka
Traders of Osaka
Board Game: Animalia
Animalia
Board Game: Ticket to Ride: The Card Game
Ticket to Ride: The Card Game
Board Game: Lascaux
Lascaux
Board Game: R-Eco
R-Eco
Board Game: Chicago Cribbage
Chicago Cribbage
 
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6. Board Game: Stone Age [Average Rating:7.57 Overall Rank:107] [Average Rating:7.57 Unranked]
Board Game: Stone Age
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Best in Category: Family Strategy

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Board Game: Jamaica
Jamaica

Honorable Mention:
Board Game: Ice Flow
Ice Flow
Board Game: Thebes
Thebes
Board Game: Race for the Galaxy
Race for the Galaxy
Board Game: Darjeeling
Darjeeling
Board Game: Gangster
Gangster
Board Game: Metropolys
Metropolys
Board Game: Kingsburg
Kingsburg
Board Game: The Market of Alturien
The Market of Alturien
Board Game: Airships
Airships
Board Game: Galaxy Trucker
Galaxy Trucker
Board Game: Chang Cheng
Chang Cheng
Board Game: Tinners' Trail
Tinners' Trail
Board Game: Utopia
Utopia
Board Game: Fagin's Gang
Fagin's Gang
Board Game: San Quentin Kings
San Quentin Kings
Board Game: Dragon Lairds
Dragon Lairds
Board Game: Toledo
Toledo
Board Game: Oregon
Oregon
Board Game: The Pillars of the Earth: Expansion Set
The Pillars of the Earth: Expansion Set
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7. Board Game: Go Nuts! [Average Rating:6.09 Overall Rank:7247]
Board Game: Go Nuts!
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Best in Category: Party Games

Runner Up:
Board Game: What?
What?

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Board Game: Eye Know
Eye Know
Board Game: Mad Scientist University
Mad Scientist University
Board Game: Be-Rhymed!
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8. Board Game: Outside the Scope of BGG [Average Rating:6.70 Overall Rank:3338]
Board Game: Outside the Scope of BGG
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Best in Category: Puzzles

Doris

Runner Up:
Cat & Mouse/Mummy Mystery

Honorable Mention:
North Pole Camouflage/Safari Undercover
Fire Escape
Oops!
Dazzle
Intarsia
Zen Benders
Sacred Myths and Legends Series:
4) The Enigmatic Temple
5) Pillars of Atlantis
6) Carta Blanca


 
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9. Board Game: Jumbulaya [Average Rating:6.08 Overall Rank:13585]
Board Game: Jumbulaya
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Best in Category: Word Games

Runner Up:
Board Game: Obscurity
Obscurity

Honorable Mention:
Board Game: Scrabble Express
Scrabble Express
Board Game: Word Blur
Word Blur
 
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10. Board Game: Pacific Typhoon [Average Rating:6.65 Overall Rank:2899]
Board Game: Pacific Typhoon
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Best in Category: Historical Simulation

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Board Game: Kutuzov
Kutuzov

Honorable Mention:
Board Game: Manoeuvre
Manoeuvre
Board Game: B-29 Superfortress
B-29 Superfortress
Board Game: Tide of Iron
Tide of Iron
Board Game: Blackbeard: The Golden Age of Piracy
Blackbeard: The Golden Age of Piracy
 
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