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This is the Games 100 for 1982, as published in the November 1982 issue of Games Magazine.

For this year of the Games 100, the games were merely listed by category with no named Game of the Year or category picks. As with other years of the Games 100, the list included items that were not necessarily produced in that year (e.g. Acquire had been in print for 20 years by the time of the 1982 Games 100, and had already passed from 3M to Avalon Hill). Additionally, games were not limited to a single appearance on the Games 100; for example, this is the third appearance for Grass.

The game designer names are typically not included on the original lists. This information was researched from the BoardGameGeek website while designer names in parentheses were determined exclusively from information from other websites.

#
Game/Category
Publisher
(Designer)

Word Games


1
Scrabble Brand Crossword Game
Selchow & Righter
Alfred Mosher Butts
2
Runes
Eon Products
Bill Eberle/Jack Kittredge/Peter Olotka
3
Word Rummy
Gabriel
Uncredited
4
Probe
Parker Brothers
Uncredited
5
Big Boggle
Parker Brothers
Uncredited

Manipulative Puzzles


6
Rubik's Revenge
Ideal
(Péter Sebestény)
7
Alexander's Star
Ideal
(Adam Alexander)
8
The Orb
Parker Brothers
Unknown
9
Magic Snake
HirschCo
Unknown

Modern Strategy


10
Pente
Pente Games
Gary Gabrel/Tom Braunlich
11
Trax
Excalibre Games
David Smith
12
Dotto
Tega-Rand International
Uncredited
13
Vis-à-Vis*
Selchow and Righter
Eric Solomon
14
Twixt
The Avalon Hill Game Co
Alex Randolph
15
Score Four
Lakeside
Uncredited
16
Interplay
Shoptaugh Games
Philip Shoptaugh
17
Watch
MPH
Claude Soucie
18
Quintillions
Kadon Enterprises
Kate Jones

Trivia


19
Trivial Pursuit: Genus Edition
Horn Abbot
Chris Haney/Scott Abbot
20
Jeopardy
Milton Bradley
Uncredited
21
Facts in Five
The Avalon Hill Game Co
Richard Onanian

Wheeling & Dealing


22
Diplomacy
The Avalon Hill Game Co
Allan B. Calhamer
23
Junta
Creative Wargames Workshop
Ben Grossman/Eric Goldberg/Vincent Tsao
24
Rail Baron
The Avalon Hill Game Co
R. S. Erickson/Thomas F. Erickson, Jr.
25
Discretion
Princeton International Enterprises
Uncredited
26
Monopoly
Parker Brothers
Charles Darrow/Elizabeth J. Magie (Phillips)/George S. Parker
27
Acquire
The Avalon Hill Game Co
Sid Sackson

Electronic Games


28
World Championship Baseball
Mattel
Unknown
29
World Championship Football
Mattel
Unknown
30
Frisky Tom
Bandai
Unknown
31
Pac-Man
Coleco
Unknown
32
Electronic Dungeons & Dragons*
Mattel
Uncredited
33
Super Simon
Milton Bradley
Uncredited
34
Air Traffic Controller*
Bandai
Unknown
35
Galaxian
Coleco
Unknown
36
Electronic Stratego
Milton Bradley
Uncredited

Logic & Deduction


37
221-B Baker Street
John Hansen
Uncredited
38
Advanced Master Mind*
Pressman
Mordecai Meirowitz
39
Clue
Parker Brothers
Anthony E. Pratt
40
Sleuth
The Avalon Hill Game Co
Sid Sackson

Traditional Strategy Games


41
Go
Sabaki Go Company
Uncredited
42
Shogi
The Shogi Association
Uncredited
43
Autobridge
Grimaud
Charles H. Goren
44
Othello
Gabriel
John W. Mollett/Lewis Waterman
45
Oh-Wah-Ree
The Avalon Hill Game Co
Alex Randolph

Action Games


46
Twister
Milton Bradley
Reyn Guyer
47
Boffers
Grand Dance Boffer Co.
Unknown
48
Trac-Ball
Wham-O
Unknown
49
Master Frisbee
Wham-O
Unknown
50
Fore Par Table Golf*
World Wide Games Inc.
Unknown

Sports Strategy


51
Speed Circuit
The Avalon Hill Game Co
Uncredited
52
Soccer Stars
Sol-tec
Uncredited
53
Win, Place & Show
The Avalon Hill Game Co
John B. Reilly/Thomas M. Divoll
54
Football Strategy
The Avalon Hill Game Co
Thomas N. Shaw

Card & Dice Games


55
Patolli
The Kirk Game Company Inc
Uncredited
56
Passing Through the Netherworld*
The Kirk Game Company Inc
Uncredited
57
Mille Bornes
Parker Brothers
Edmond Dujardin
58
UNO
International Games
Merle Robbins
59
Can't Stop
Parker Brothers
Sid Sackson
60
Sorry
Parker Brothers
Uncredited
61
Grass
Euro Commerce Corp.
Jeff London
62
Mhing
Suntex International
Uncredited
63
Marrakesh
Xanadu Leisure
Joli Quentin Kansil
64
Yahtzee
Milton Bradley
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Games of Dexterity


65
Blockhead
Pressman
Uncredited
66
Reactrac
Just Games (I)
Unknown
67
No Jive 3-in-1 Yo-Yo
Tom Kuhn Custom Yo-Yos
(Dr. Tom Kuhn)
68
Eternal Suspension
Ibex International
Unknown

Abstract Combat


69
Risk
Parker Brothers
Albert Lamorisse/Michael I. Levin
70
Conquest
Conquest, Inc.
Donald Benge
71
Battle*
Yaquinto
S. Craig Taylor
72
Hexagony
The Avalon Hill Game Co
Ken Hodkinson
73
4000 A.D.
Waddington's House of Games
Uncredited

Classic Computer Opponents


74
Sensory Chess Challenger "9"
Fidelity Electronics
(Dan & Kathe Spracklen)
75
Reversi Challenger
Fidelity Electronics
Unknown
76
Checker Challenger
Fidelity Electronics
Unknown

Science Fiction & Fantasy


77
Cosmic Encounter
Eon Products
Eberle/Norton/Kittredge/Olotka
78
Imperium: Empires in Conflict – Worlds in the Balance
Game Designers Workshop
Frank Chadwick/John Harshman/Marc W. Miller
79
Darkover
Eon Products
Uncredited
80
The Traveller Book
Game Designers Workshop
Marc W. Miller
81
Dungeons & Dragons, Basic Set
TSR Hobbies
Gary Gygax/Tom Moldvay
82
Dune
The Avalon Hill Game Co
Bill Eberle/Jack Kittredge/Peter Olotka
83
War of the Ring
TSR Hobbies
Howard Barasch/Richard H. Berg
84
Star Web
Flying Buffalo
Rick Loomis

Historical Games


85
Ace of Aces (Rotary Series [85A] or Powerhouse Series [85B])
Nova Game Designs
Alfred Leonardi
86
Storm over Arnhem
The Avalon Hill Game Co
Courtney F. Allen
87
Oregon Trail
Fantasy Games Unltd.
Leonard H. Kanterman
88
Napoleon at War*
TSR Hobbies
Frank Davis/Irad B. Hardy/Redmond A. Simonsen
89
Midway
The Avalon Hill Game Co
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90
Civilization
The Avalon Hill Game Co
Francis Tresham
91
A House Divided
Game Designers Workshop
Frank Chadwick

Late Arrivals


92
Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective Game
Sleuth Publications
Gary Grady/Raymond Edwards/Suzanne Goldberg
93
Domination*
Milton Bradley
Sid Sackson
94
Borderlands
Eon Products
Bill Eberle/Jack Kittredge/Peter Olotka
95
Bounty Hunter: Shoot-out at the Saloon
Nova Game Designs
Alfred Leonardi/Joe Angiolillo/Mike Vitale
96
Crazy Climber
Bandai
Unknown
97
Prospecting
The Game Lab
Lynn Berg
98
Kensington
Samuel Ward
Brian Taylor/Peter Forbes
99
Dawn Patrol: Role Playing Game of WW I Air Combat
TSR Hobbies
Mike Carr
100
Rubik's Race
Ideal
Erno Rubik

Notes on specific entries:

Game #13 -- Hyle (originally listed as Vis-a-Vis)

Game #32 -- Dungeons & Dragons Computer Labyrinth Game (originally listed as Electronic Dungeons & Dragons)

Game #34 -- Air Traffic Control (originally listed as Air Traffic Controller)

Game #38 -- Super Mastermind (originally listed as Advanced Master Mind)

Game #50 -- Bumper Golf (originally listed as Fore Par Table Golf)

Game #56 -- Senet (originally listed as Passing Through the Netherworld)

Game #71 -- Battle: The Game of Generals (originally listed as Battle)

Game #88 -- Napoleon at War - Four Battles (originally listed as Napoleon at War)

Game #93 -- Focus (originally listed as Domination)

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