GAMES Magazine Games 100 - Year 2012
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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, 2011, Volume 35, Number 10, Issue 276.

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 2011
Following Year:
Games Magazine Games 100 - Year 2013

See also: BoardGameGeek Wiki page

See also: Games magazine games 100 of 2012 by Bigspoon816, who first submitted this type of list.
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1. Board Game: Tikal II: The Lost Temple [Average Rating:6.87 Overall Rank:2091]
Board Game: Tikal II: The Lost Temple
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GAMES Magazine Traditional Game of the Year, 2012.
The highest honor awarded by the magazine.
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2. Board Game: Confusion: Espionage and Deception in the Cold War [Average Rating:7.07 Overall Rank:1782]
Board Game: Confusion:  Espionage and Deception in the Cold War
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Best in Category: Abstract Strategy

Runner Up:
Board Game: Epigo
Epigo

Honorable Mention:
Board Game: Blockers!
Blockers!
Board Game: Dragon Face
Dragon Face
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3. Board Game: The Castles of Burgundy [Average Rating:8.13 Overall Rank:15]
Board Game: The Castles of Burgundy
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Best in Category: Advanced Strategy

Runner Up:
Board Game: Luna
Luna

Honorable Mention:
Board Game: Jerusalem
Jerusalem
Board Game: London
London
Board Game: Merkator
Merkator
Board Game: Fürstenfeld
Fürstenfeld
Board Game: Era of Inventions
Era of Inventions
Board Game: Troyes
Troyes
Board Game: Florenza
Florenza
Board Game: Constantinopolis
Constantinopolis
Board Game: Automobile
Automobile
Board Game: Uruk: Wiege der Zivilisation
Uruk: Wiege der Zivilisation
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4. Board Game: Lemming Mafia [Average Rating:6.19 Overall Rank:4353]
Board Game: Lemming Mafia
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Best in Category: Family

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Board Game: Two by Two
Two by Two

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Board Game: Mord im Arosa
Mord im Arosa
Board Game: Quarriors!
Quarriors!
Board Game: Stomple
Stomple
Board Game: Survive: Escape from Atlantis!
Survive: Escape from Atlantis!
Board Game: Pirate Versus Pirate
Pirate Versus Pirate
Board Game: Captain Cool
Captain Cool
Board Game: Acuity
Acuity
Board Game: Campos
Campos
Board Game: Loch Ness
Loch Ness
Board Game: Mermaid Rain
Mermaid Rain
Board Game: Skippity
Skippity
Board Game: It Happens..
It Happens..
Board Game: Stranded
Stranded
Board Game: Last Call: The Bartender Game
Last Call: The Bartender Game
Board Game: Wacky Wacky West
Wacky Wacky West
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5. Board Game: Hey Waiter! [Average Rating:6.25 Overall Rank:7034]
Board Game: Hey Waiter!
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Best in Category: Card

Runner Up:
Board Game: Chronicle
Chronicle

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Board Game: Fzzzt!
Fzzzt!
Board Game: Insidious Sevens
Insidious Sevens
Board Game: Dragonheart
Dragonheart
Board Game: Adlung Land
Adlung Land
Board Game: Sobek
Sobek
Board Game: Wildlife Safari
Wildlife Safari
Board Game: Lords of Scotland
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6. Board Game: Glen More [Average Rating:7.31 Overall Rank:391]
Board Game: Glen More
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Best in Category: Strategy

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Board Game: Sun, Sea & Sand
Sun, Sea & Sand

Honorable Mention:
Board Game: Charon Inc.
Charon Inc.
Board Game: The Secret of Monte Cristo
The Secret of Monte Cristo
Board Game: Asara
Asara
Board Game: The Speicherstadt
The Speicherstadt
Board Game: Spectral Rails
Spectral Rails
Board Game: Lords of Vegas
Lords of Vegas
Board Game: Antics!
Antics!
Board Game: Cargo Noir
Cargo Noir
Board Game: Burrows
Burrows
Board Game: Kaigan
Kaigan
Board Game: Khan
Khan
Board Game: 7 Wonders
7 Wonders
Board Game: Basilica
Basilica
Board Game: Trollhalla
Trollhalla
Board Game: Caravelas
Caravelas
Board Game: Rattus
Rattus
Board Game: Bridgetown Races
Bridgetown Races
Board Game: Alien Frontiers
Alien Frontiers
Board Game: Pergamon: Second Edition
Pergamon: Second Edition
Board Game: Pantheon
Pantheon
Board Game: Pastiche
Pastiche
Board Game: Strasbourg
Strasbourg
Board Game: Langfinger
Langfinger
Board Game: Bangkok Klongs
Bangkok Klongs
Board Game: Expedition Sumatra
Expedition Sumatra
Board Game: Felinia
Felinia
Board Game: 1655: Habemus Papam
1655: Habemus Papam
Board Game: Innovation
Innovation
Board Game: Lancaster
Lancaster
Board Game: The Heavens of Olympus
The Heavens of Olympus
Board Game: Magnum Sal
Magnum Sal
Board Game: The Mines of Zavandor
The Mines of Zavandor
Board Game: Ascending Empires
Ascending Empires
Board Game: Small World Underground
Small World Underground
Board Game: Merchants of the Middle Ages
Merchants of the Middle Ages
 
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7. Board Game: Funfair [Average Rating:5.89 Overall Rank:10275]
Board Game: Funfair
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Best in Category: Party/Manual Dexterity

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Board Game: A la carte
A la carte

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From gallery of olric
Safranito
Board Game: Shake 'n Take
Shake 'n Take
Board Game: Trigger!
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8. Board Game: Outside the Scope of BGG [Average Rating:6.71 Overall Rank:3833]
Board Game: Outside the Scope of BGG
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Best in Category: Puzzle

IQ Twist

Runner Up:
Penguins on Ice

Honorable Mention:
Troy
Anaconda
Memoriq
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9. Board Game: Outside the Scope of BGG [Average Rating:6.71 Overall Rank:3833]
Board Game: Outside the Scope of BGG
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Best in Category: Word

Pathwords

Runner Up:
Board Game: Prolix
Prolix

Honorable Mention:
Board Game: Faux•Cabulary
Faux•Cabulary
Board Game: Lexigo
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10. Board Game: Commands & Colors: Napoleonics [Average Rating:8.01 Overall Rank:401]
Board Game: Commands & Colors: Napoleonics
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Best in Category: Historical Simulation

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Board Game: Fighting Formations: Grossdeutschland Motorized Infantry Division
Fighting Formations: Grossdeutschland Motorized Infantry Division

Honorable Mention:
Board Game: Nightfighter
Nightfighter
Board Game: The Spanish Civil War 1936-1939
The Spanish Civil War 1936-1939
Board Game: Guns of August
Guns of August
Board Game: Red Poppies: WWI Tactics
Red Poppies: WWI Tactics
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