Games Magazine Games 100 - Year 2005
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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, 2004, Volume 28, Number 10, Issue 206.

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 2004
Following Year:
Games Magazine Games 100 - Year 2006

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1. Board Game: BuyWord [Average Rating:6.29 Overall Rank:4383]
Board Game: BuyWord
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GAMES Magazine Traditional Game of the Year, 2005.
The highest honor awarded by the magazine.
 
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2. Board Game: YINSH [Average Rating:7.70 Overall Rank:203] [Average Rating:7.70 Unranked]
Board Game: YINSH
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Best in Category: Abstract Strategy

Runner Up:
Board Game: SiegeStones
SiegeStones

Honorable Mention:
Board Game: Subulata
Subulata
Board Game: Poison Pot
Poison Pot
Board Game: Blokus 3D
Blokus 3D (Rumis)
Board Game: Einfach Genial Knobelspass
Einfach Genial Knobelspass (Simply Ingenious)
Board Game: Sashay
Sashay
Board Game: Creeper
Creeper
 
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3. Board Game: Tahuantinsuyu [Average Rating:7.18 Overall Rank:3620]
Board Game: Tahuantinsuyu
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Best in Category: Advanced Strategy

Runner Up:
Board Game: Goa
Goa

Honorable Mention:
Board Game: Princes of the Renaissance
Princes of the Renaissance
Board Game: Age of Mythology: The Boardgame
Age of Mythology: The Boardgame
Board Game: Dos Rios
Dos Rios
Board Game: Power Grid
Power Grid
Board Game: Railroad Dice
Railroad Dice
Board Game: Saint Petersburg
Saint Petersburg
Board Game: Magna Grecia
Magna Grecia
Board Game: Logistico
Logistico
Board Game: WildLife
WildLife
 
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4. Board Game: Vanished Planet [Average Rating:5.83 Overall Rank:9313]
Board Game: Vanished Planet
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Best in Category: Family Games

Runner Up:
Board Game: Gulo Gulo
Gulo Gulo

Honorable Mention:
Board Game: Ticket to Ride
Ticket to Ride
Board Game: Vampire
Vampire
Board Game: King Up!
King Up!
Board Game: Carcassonne: The Castle
Carcassonne: The Castle
Board Game: The Ark of the Covenant
The Ark of the Covenant
Board Game: Sleuth
Sleuth
Board Game: Cronberg
Cronberg
Board Game: Hoity Toity
Hoity Toity
Board Game: Secrets of the Tombs
Secrets of the Tombs
Board Game: Lawless
Lawless
Board Game: Ricochet
Ricochet
Board Game: Tuchulcha
Tuchulcha
Board Game: Fantasy Pub
Fantasy Pub
Board Game: Balancing Aliens
Balancing Aliens
Board Game: Arena Maximus
Arena Maximus
Board Game: Mutiny!
Mutiny!
Board Game: Artifact
Artifact
Board Game: Catch the Match
Catch the Match
Board Game: Tongiaki: Journey into the Unknown
Tongiaki: Journey into the Unknown
Board Game: TimeLine
TimeLine
Board Game: Crocodile Pool Party
Crocodile Pool Party
Board Game: I'm the Boss!
I'm the Boss!
Board Game: Ada's Library
Ada's Library
 
War & Sheep
 
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5. Board Game: Victory & Honor [Average Rating:6.42 Overall Rank:6609]
Board Game: Victory & Honor
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Best in Category: Family Card Games

Runner Up:
Board Game: Scream Machine
Scream Machine

Honorable Mention:
Board Game: Die Fugger
Die Fugger
Board Game: Adam & Eva
Adam & Eva
Board Game: Spooks
Spooks
 
Sluff Off! (The Seven Seals)
Board Game: Four Dragons
Four Dragons (Four Dragons)
Board Game: The Bottle Imp
The Bottle Imp
Board Game: Relationship Tightrope
Relationship Tightrope
Board Game: High Society
High Society
Board Game: Lucky Loop
Lucky Loop
Board Game: Atlas & Zeus
Atlas & Zeus
Board Game: Spy
Spy
Board Game: Saga
Saga
Board Game: FBI
FBI
Board Game: Turn the Tide
Turn the Tide
Board Game: Cranium Zigity
Cranium Zigity
Board Game: 20th Century Time Travel Card Game
20th Century Time Travel Card Game
Board Game: Oh, Pharaoh!
Oh, Pharaoh!
Board Game: Balloon Cup
Balloon Cup
Board Game: Queen's Necklace
Queen's Necklace
Board Game: Canal Grande
Canal Grande
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6. Board Game: Alexandros [Average Rating:6.16 Overall Rank:4695]
Board Game: Alexandros
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Best in Category: Family Strategy

Runner Up:
Board Game: Hansa
Hansa

Honorable Mention:
Board Game: Oasis
Oasis
Board Game: Fearsome Floors
Fearsome Floors (Finstere Flure)
Board Game: Maharaja: The Game of Palace Building in India
Maharaja: The Game of Palace Building in India
Board Game: Santiago
Santiago
Board Game: Sunken City
Sunken City
Board Game: Pirate's Cove
Pirate's Cove
Board Game: Attika
Attika
Board Game: Dork Tower
Dork Tower
Board Game: Maya
Maya
Board Game: Anno 1503
Anno 1503
Board Game: Senjutsu: Dynamic Samurai Combat
Senjutsu: Dynamic Samurai Combat
Board Game: New England
New England
Board Game: O Zoo le Mio
O Zoo le Mio
Board Game: Nautilus
Nautilus
 
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7. Board Game: Cranium Hoopla [Average Rating:6.19 Overall Rank:4647]
Board Game: Cranium Hoopla
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Best in Category: Party/Trivia

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Board Game: Words of Wiz-Dumb
Words of Wiz-Dumb

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Board Game: What's It to Ya?
What's It to Ya?
Board Game: Jungle Speed
Jungle Speed
Board Game: Go Mental
Go Mental
Board Game: Fast Figure
Fast Figure
Board Game: Whad'Ya Know?
Whad'Ya Know?
 
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8. Board Game: Word Rich [Average Rating:6.26 Unranked]
Board Game: Word Rich
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Best in Category: Word Games

Runner Up:
Board Game: Wordigo
Wordigo

Honorable Mention:
Board Game: Crossword Pyramids
Crossword Pyramids
Board Game: Tri-words
Tri-words
 
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9. Board Game: Memoir '44 [Average Rating:7.56 Overall Rank:150] [Average Rating:7.56 Unranked]
Board Game: Memoir '44
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Best in Category: Historical Simulation

Runner Up:
Board Game: Wings of War: Famous Aces
Wings of War: Famous Aces

Honorable Mention:
Board Game: Gringo!: The Mexican War 1846-48
Gringo!: The Mexican War 1846-48
Board Game: Lightning: Midway – June 4th to June 6th, 1942
Lightning: Midway – June 4th to June 6th, 1942
Board Game: Axis & Allies: D-Day
Axis & Allies: D-Day
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