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

See also: BoardGameGeek Wiki page

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1. Board Game: TZAAR [Average Rating:7.69 Overall Rank:366] [Average Rating:7.69 Unranked]
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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:6.55 Overall Rank:2567]
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Best in Category: Abstract Strategy

Runner Up:
Arktia

Honorable Mention:
Cranium Triple Triumph
Octego
Angel Wars Board Game
Black Box +
Spectrangle
 
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3. Board Game: Key Harvest [Average Rating:6.79 Overall Rank:1556]
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Best in Category: Advanced Strategy

Runner Up:
Brass: Lancashire

Honorable Mention:
League of Six
In the Year of the Dragon
Tribune: Primus Inter Pares
Nefertiti
Hamburgum
Amyitis
Jantaris
Cuba
Phoenicia
El Capitán
 
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4. Board Game: Pandemic [Average Rating:7.63 Overall Rank:79]
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Best in Category: Family

Runner Up:
Marrakech

Honorable Mention:
Aquaretto
Catan Dice Game
Patrician
Yahtzee Free for All
Pearl Fisher
Hula Hippos (Hula Hippos)
Château Roquefort
Antler Island
The Hanging Gardens
Geominos
Cash-a-Catch
Tiki Mountain!
Surf's Up, Dude!
Dart Wars
Gipsy King
Wadi
Bacchus' Banquet
Senet
Big Points
Set Cubed
The Princess Bride: Storming the Castle
Carcassonne: Expansion 5 – Abbey & Mayor
 
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5. Board Game: Palastgeflüster [Average Rating:6.79 Overall Rank:1404]
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Best in Category: Family Card Games

Runner Up:
Perry Rhodan: The Cosmic League

Honorable Mention:
Reels & Deals: The Movie-Making Card Game
Biblios
Chicago Poker
Traders of Osaka
Animalia
Ticket to Ride: The Card Game
Lascaux
R-Eco
Chicago Cribbage
 
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6. Board Game: Stone Age [Average Rating:7.59 Overall Rank:91] [Average Rating:7.59 Unranked]
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Best in Category: Family Strategy

Runner Up:
Jamaica

Honorable Mention:
Ice Flow
Thebes
Race for the Galaxy
Darjeeling
Gangster
Metropolys
Kingsburg
The Market of Alturien
Airships
Galaxy Trucker
Chang Cheng
Tinners' Trail
Utopia
Fagin's Gang
San Quentin Kings
Dragon Lairds
Toledo
Oregon
The Pillars of the Earth: Expansion Set
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7. Board Game: Go Nuts! [Average Rating:6.11 Overall Rank:6633]
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Best in Category: Party Games

Runner Up:
What?

Honorable Mention:
Eye Know
Mad Scientist University
Be-Rhymed!
 
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8. Board Game: Outside the Scope of BGG [Average Rating:6.71 Overall Rank:3058]
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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:6.02 Overall Rank:12705]
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Best in Category: Word Games

Runner Up:
Obscurity

Honorable Mention:
Scrabble Express
Word Blur
 
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10. Board Game: Pacific Typhoon [Average Rating:6.63 Overall Rank:2665]
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Best in Category: Historical Simulation

Runner Up:
Kutuzov

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