Games Magazine Games 100 - Year 2008
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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, 2007, Volume 31, Number 10, Issue 236.

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 2007
Following Year:
Games Magazine Games 100 - Year 2009

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1. Board Game: The Pillars of the Earth [Average Rating:7.30 Overall Rank:277]
Board Game: The Pillars of the Earth
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GAMES Magazine Traditional Game of the Year, 2008.
The highest honor awarded by the magazine.
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2. Board Game: Easter Island [Average Rating:6.33 Overall Rank:5211]
Board Game: Easter Island
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Best in Category: Abstract Strategy

Runner Up:
Board Game: Gemstones
Gemstones

Honorable Mention:
Board Game: Crash!
Crash! (Manoover)
Board Game: Par-K
Par-K
Board Game: FNAP
FNAP
Board Game: Wayfinder
Wayfinder
 
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3. Board Game: Khronos [Average Rating:6.36 Overall Rank:2527]
Board Game: Khronos
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Best in Category: Advanced Strategy

Runner Up:
Board Game: Age of Empires III: The Age of Discovery
Age of Empires III: The Age of Discovery

Honorable Mention:
Board Game: Hermagor
Hermagor
Board Game: Gloria Mundi
Gloria Mundi
Board Game: Canal Mania
Canal Mania
Board Game: Vikings
Vikings
Board Game: Tempus
Tempus
Board Game: Antike
Antike
Board Game: Imperial
Imperial
Board Game: Die Macher
Die Macher
Board Game: Hameln
Hameln
Board Game: Shogun
Shogun
 
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4. Board Game: If Wishes Were Fishes! [Average Rating:6.50 Overall Rank:2694]
Board Game: If Wishes Were Fishes!
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Best in Category: Family

Runner Up:
Board Game: Qwirkle
Qwirkle

Honorable Mention:
Board Game: Zooloretto
Zooloretto
Board Game: Alhambra: The Dice Game
Alhambra: The Dice Game
Board Game: Blue Moon City
Blue Moon City
Board Game: 12 Thieves
12 Thieves
Board Game: Mr. Jack
Mr. Jack
Board Game: Factory Fun
Factory Fun
Board Game: Seismic
Seismic
Board Game: Portobello Market
Portobello Market
Board Game: Wicked Witches Way
Wicked Witches Way
Board Game: Wool Rules
Wool Rules
Board Game: California
California
Board Game: To Court the King
To Court the King
Board Game: Mother Sheep
Mother Sheep
Board Game: Nacht der Magier
Nacht der Magier (Night of the Magicians)
Board Game: Gemlok
Gemlok
Board Game: Can't Stop
Can't Stop
Board Game: Diamant
Diamant
Board Game: Claim It!
Claim It!
Board Game: BreakScore
BreakScore
Board Game: Cobras in the Cockpit
Cobras in the Cockpit
Board Game: Valley of the Pharaohs
Valley of the Pharaohs
Board Game: Numbers League: Adventures in Addiplication
Numbers League: Adventures in Addiplication
Board Game: Doodle Dice
Doodle Dice
Board Game: Roll-It Tic-Tac-Toe
Roll-It Tic-Tac-Toe
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5. Board Game: Quietville [Average Rating:6.17 Overall Rank:3924]
Board Game: Quietville
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Best in Category: Family Card Games

Runner Up:
Board Game: Safari Round Up
Safari Round Up

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Board Game: Great Wall of China
Great Wall of China
Board Game: Infernal Contraption
Infernal Contraption
Board Game: Gambit Royale
Gambit Royale
Board Game: Figaro
Figaro
 
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6. Board Game: Shear Panic [Average Rating:6.37 Overall Rank:1939]
Board Game: Shear Panic
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Best in Category: Family Strategy

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Board Game: Mission: Red Planet
Mission: Red Planet

Honorable Mention:
Board Game: Winds of Plunder
Winds of Plunder
Board Game: Notre Dame
Notre Dame
Board Game: Walhalla
Walhalla
Board Game: Before the Wind
Before the Wind
Board Game: The End of the Triumvirate
The End of the Triumvirate
Board Game: Taluva
Taluva
Board Game: Die Säulen von Venedig
Die Säulen von Venedig (The Columns of Venice)
Board Game: Genesis
Genesis
Board Game: Gheos
Gheos
Board Game: Arkadia
Arkadia
Board Game: On the Underground
On the Underground
Board Game: Bolide
Bolide
Board Game: Alchemist
Alchemist
Board Game: Nomads of Arabia: The Wandering Herds Game
Nomads of Arabia: The Wandering Herds Game
Board Game: Graenaland
Graenaland (Greenland)
Board Game: Venedig
Venedig (Venice)
Board Game: Colosseum
Colosseum
Board Game: Guatemala Café
Guatemala Café
Board Game: Fire & Axe: A Viking Saga
Fire & Axe: A Viking Saga
Board Game: Bison: Thunder on the Prairie
Bison: Thunder on the Prairie
Board Game: Catan Histories: Struggle for Rome
Catan Histories: Struggle for Rome
Board Game: Augsburg 1520
Augsburg 1520
 
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7. Board Game: GiftTRAP [Average Rating:6.42 Overall Rank:2125] [Average Rating:6.42 Unranked]
Board Game: GiftTRAP
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Best in Category: Party Games

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Board Game: Aunt Millie's Millions
Aunt Millie's Millions

Honorable Mention:
Board Game: Kragmortha
Kragmortha
Board Game: ShakeDown
ShakeDown
Board Game: Across Words
Across Words
Board Game: Cineplexity
Cineplexity
Board Game: Hart an der Grenze
Hart an der Grenze
Board Game: Ca$h 'n Gun$
Ca$h 'n Gun$
Board Game: Dilbert: The Board Game
Dilbert: The Board Game
 
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8. Board Game: Outside the Scope of BGG [Average Rating:6.73 Overall Rank:3265]
Board Game: Outside the Scope of BGG
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Best in Category: Puzzles

Sacred Myths and Legends Series
1) DaVinci's Secret: The Clue
2) The Equation
3) Legend of the King

Runner Up:
Board Game: Outside the Scope of BGG
Cover Your Tracks

Honorable Mention:
Hotspot
Treasure Quest
The Wizard's Workshop
 
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9. Board Game: Unspeakable Words [Average Rating:6.24 Overall Rank:3174]
Board Game: Unspeakable Words
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Best in Category: Word Games

Runner Up:
Board Game: WordSpot
WordSpot

Honorable Mention:
Board Game: Disorder
Disorder
Board Game: Take Your Best Shot
Take Your Best Shot
 
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10. Board Game: RAN [Average Rating:7.39 Overall Rank:4296]
Board Game: RAN
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Best in Category: Historical Simulation

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Board Game: Combat Commander: Europe
Combat Commander: Europe

Honorable Mention:
Board Game: Talavera & Vimeiro
Talavera & Vimeiro
Board Game: Duel in the Dark
Duel in the Dark
Board Game: The Kaiser's Pirates
The Kaiser's Pirates
Board Game: Cowboys: The Way of the Gun
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