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1984 Games 100

This is the Games 100 for 1984, as published in the November 1984 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 selections. As with other years of the games 100, the list included items that were not necessarily produced in that year (e.g. TwixT had been in print for 22 years by the time of the 1984 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 fifth appearance for Grass.

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

#
Game
Publisher
(Designer)

Mostly Trivia


1
Trivial Pursuit: Genus Edition [1A], Baby Boomer [1B], Silver Screen [1C], All-Star Sports [1D]
Selchow & Righter
Chris Haney/Scott Abbot
2
People
Parker Brothers
Uncredited
3
Trivia
The Avalon Hill Game Co
Bruce Shelley
4
TIME: The Game
John Hansen
Alan Charles
5
Family Feud
Milton Bradley
Uncredited

Making Ends Meet


6
Twixt
Avalon Hill
Alex Randolph
7
Trax
Excalibre
David Smith
8
Kaliko
Future Classics
Charles Titus/Ea Ea

Wealth and Power


9
Campaign Trail
Game Designers' Workshop
Peter Andersen (I)/Richard Winter/William Snavely
10
Discretion
Princeton Enterprises
Uncredited
11
Oil Power
Antfamco
Uncredited
12
Empire Builder
Mayfair Games
Bill Fawcett/Darwin Bromley
13
1829 (with the Southern Board [13A] or Northern Board [13B])
Hartland Trefoil
Francis Tresham
14
The Brotherhood
Game Designers' Workshop
Frank Chadwick/John Harshman/John Hill (I)
15
Spanish Main
Hartland Trefoil
Francis Tresham
16
Calamity
Games Workshop
Andrew Lloyd Webber/Derek Carver/Ian Livingstone

Solitaire Games


17
Ambush!
Victory Games
Eric Lee Smith/John H. Butterfield
18
Autobridge
Grimaud
Charles H. Goren
19
Labyrinth
John Hansen
Sven Bergling

Word Play


20
Upwords
Milton Bradley
Elliot Rudell
21
Word Chess
Enigmatics
Uncredited
22
Ipswich
Selchow & Righter
Uncredited
23
Bali
Avalon Hill
Uncredited
24
Big Boggle
Parker Brothers
Uncredited
25
Duplicate Scrabble Brand Crossword Game
Selchow & Righter
Uncredited

Card Games


26
Mhing
Suntex International
Uncredited
27
Hanafuda
Uncredited
Uncredited
28
High Hand
E.S. Lowe
Robert Abbott
29
Marrakesh
Xanadu Leisure
Joli Quentin Kansil
30
Super Rack-O
Milton Bradley
Uncredited
31
Venture
Avalon Hill
Sid Sackson
32
Nuclear Escalation
Blade/Flying Buffalo
Douglas Malewicki/Michael Stackpole
33
Bridgette
Xanadu Leisure
Joli Quentin Kansil
34
Grass
Euro Commerce
Jeff London

Sports of Sorts


35
Strat-O-Matic Baseball
Strat-O-Matic
Hal Richman
36
Speed Circuit
Avalon Hill
Uncredited
37
Trac-Ball
Hasbro
Unknown
38
Nerf Ping-Pong
Parker Brothers
Uncredited
39
NFL Strategy
Tudor
Uncredited
40
Australian Omega Boomerang
The Kite Site
Unknown
41
Frisbee, 165G Model
Wham-O
(Walter Fredrick Morrison)

Dice Games


42
Quadwrangle
Hiron Games
Maureen Hiron
43
Cosmic Wimpout (Travel'n Edition [43A], Basic edition, no board [43B])
Cosmic Wimpout
Uncredited
44
Krakatoa
Xanadu Leisure
Joli Quentin Kansil
45
Starz
Arizona Games
Uncredited
46
Wykersham
Alsip & Co.
Bruce Alsip

Role Playing


47
Call of Cthulhu
Chaosium Inc.
Sandy Petersen
48
James Bond 007 (Basic Boxed Set [48A], Gamemaster Pack [48B], Q Manual [48C], For Your Information gamemaster supplement [48D], Goldfinger Module [48E], Dr. No Module [48F], Octopussy Module [48G])
Victory Games
Unknown
49
Star Trek
FASA Corporation
Guy W. McLimore, Jr./Greg Poehlein/David F. Tepool
50
The Traveller Book
Game Designers' Workshop
Marc W. Miller

Abstract Strategy


51
Adi
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Uncredited
52
Go (Full-size folding wooden board, 5.5 mm glass stones and two walnut bowls [52A], without bowls [52B], deluxe set with slotted wooden board, bowls, and thicker stones [52C])
Sabaki Go Company
Unknown
53
Give & Take
Ideal
Uncredited
54
Shuttles
Shoptaugh Games
Philip Shoptaugh
55
Pente (with vinyl board [55A], or deluxe board [55B])
Parker Brothers
Gary Gabrel/Tom Braunlich
56
Domain
Parker Brothers
Claude Duvernay
57
Kensington
Samuel Ward
Brian Taylor/Peter Forbes
58
Leverage
Milton Bradley
Jack B. Slimp, Jr.

Replaying History


59
Druid
West End Games
Richard H. Berg
60
The Civil War
Victory Games
Eric Lee Smith
61
Napoleon
Avalon Hill
Lance Gutteridge/Ron Gibson/Tom Dalgliesh
62
Ace of Aces (Rotary [62A], Powerhouse [62B], Flying Machines [62C])
Nova Game Designs
Alfred Leonardi
63
Civilization
Avalon Hill
Francis Tresham
64
A House Divided
Game Designers' Workshop
Frank Chadwick
65
Blue Max
Game Designers' Workshop
John Harshman/Phil Hall
66
Squad Leader
Avalon Hill
John Hill (I)
67
Battles For the Ardennes
TSR Hobbies
Danny S. Parker
68
The Russian Campaign
Avalon Hill
John Edwards

Mystery and Logic


69
Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective
Sleuth Publications
Gary Grady/Raymond Edwards/Suzanne Goldberg
70
Sleuth
Avalon Hill
Sid Sackson
71
Murder at the Mission
Jamie Swise
Jamie Swise
72
221-B Baker Street
John Hansen
Uncredited

Thinking Machines


73
Chess Challenger Super 9
Fidelity Electronics
Unknown
74
Monty Plays Scrabble Brand Crossword Game [74A], Vocabulary Modules 1 [74B], and 2 [74C]
Ritam
Uncredited
75
Omnibot
Tomy
Unknown

Fantasy Worlds


76
Talisman
Games Workshop
Robert Harris
77
Valley of the Four Winds
Games Workshop
Lewis Pulsipher
78
Dragon Pass
Avalon Hill
Greg Stafford/Robert Corbett
79
Pentantastar
Adventure Games
Alexandra Megarry/David R. Megarry/Kit Megarry
80
Necromancer
Steve Jackson Games
Allen Varney

3-D Games


81
Crosstalk
Powar Company
Uncredited
82
Doquin
Topits Manufacturing
Uncredited
83
Quintillions
Kadon Enterprises
Kate Jones
84
Domination
Milton Bradley
Sid Sackson

Abstract Conflict


85
Battle
Yaquinto
S. Craig Taylor
86
Electronic Stratego
Milton Bradley
Uncredited
87
Shogi (with Japanese pieces with blue vinyl board [87A], or with folding wooden board [87B]; with Westernized pieces showing piece moves and either vinyl board [87C] or wooden board [87D])
The Shogi Association
Uncredited
88
Conquest (Two-player version with metal pieces [88A], with plastic pieces [88B])
Conquest, Inc.
Donald Benge
89
Quantum
Quantum Game Company
Peter Aleff
90
Colorloc
Victor Talalay
Victor Talalay
91
4000 A.D.
Waddington's
Uncredited

Science Fiction


92
Dune
Avalon Hill
Bill Eberle/Jack Kittredge/Peter Olotka
93
Illuminati [93A]; Expansion Sets 1 [93B] and 2 [93C]
Steve Jackson Games
Steve Jackson (I)
94
Beyond the Stellar Empire
Adventures-by-Mail
Robert Cook/Michael Popolizio/Jack B. Everitt
95
Battlecars
Games Workshop
Gary Chalk/Ian Livingstone
96
Cosmic Encounter [96A]; Expansion sets 1 [96B], 2 [96C], and 3 [96D]
Eon Products
Eberle/Norton/Kittredge/Olotka

Hands On


97
Blockhead
Pressman
Uncredited
98
Skittles
World Wide Games
Uncredited
99
No Jive Yo-Yo
Tom Kuhn Custom Yo-Yos
(Dr. Tom Kuhn)
100
Robotix
Milton Bradley
Unknown
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