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1986 Games 100

This is the Games 100 List from 1986.

To do:
  • Research and insert missing games #33, #74, #91


As with other years of the games 100, the list included items that were not necessarily produced in that year.

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

#
Game
Publisher
(Designer)

Mystery and Deduction


1
Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective
Sleuth Publications
Gary Grady/Raymond Edwards/Suzanne Goldberg
2
Scotland Yard
Milton Bradley
Garrels/Ifland/Burggraf/Scheerer/Schlegel/Hoermann
3
Orient Express Mystery Detective Game
Just Games
Jeff Smets
4
Clue VCR Mystery Game
Parker Brothers
Uncredited
5
Gumshoe
Sleuth Publications
Gary Grady
6
Crime Solvers
Maruca Industries
Ronald M. Corn
7
Who Killed Lowell Weenaman?
Just Games
Unknown

Life of the Party


8
Pictionary
The Games Gang
Rob Angel
9
Incognito
Invisions
Jill Flynn
10
Locomotion
Schaper
Uncredited
11
The Charade Game
Pressman
Uncredited

Decks and Dice


12
Marrakesch
Xanadu Leisure / Das Spiel
Joli Quentin Kansil
13
Rack-O
Milton Bradley
Uncredited
14
Mhing
Selchow & Righter
Uncredited
15
Screw the I.R.S.
Century Game Company
Uncredited
16
Hanafuda
Japan Publications
Uncredited
17
Doolittle & Waite
Inward Games
Uncredited
18
Venture
Avalon Hill
Sid Sackson

Words, Words, Words


19
Upwords
Milton Bradley
Elliot Rudell
20
Wheel of Fortune
Pressman / Tyco
Uncredited
21
Big Boggle
Parker Brothers
Uncredited
22
Bali
Avalon Hill
Uncredited
23
Take a Letter
Rainbow Games
Uncredited
24
Zig-Zag
Gamut of Games
Joli Quentin Kansil
25
Pago Pago
Just Games
Uncredited

Solitaire Games


26
Battle Hymn
Victory Games
Eric Lee Smith/Joseph Reiser
27
Renaissance (play by mail game)
Constantine Xanthos
Unknown
28
Star Trek III
West End Games
Doug Kaufman/Greg Costikyan/John M. Ford
29
Par Excellence
Fidelity Electronics
Unknown
30
Autobridge
Grimaud
Charles H. Goren

Trivia Games


31
Trivial Pursuit Master Set: Genus
Parker Brothers
Chris Haney/Scott Abbot
32
Play it Again Juke Box
M. T. Bonk
Uncredited
33
???
???
???
34
Initial Reaction
Payline
Uncredited
35
Out of Context
Western Publishing
Brian Hersch
36
Inquizitive
Alpha Games
Uncredited

Sports Strategy


37
NFL Strategy
Tudor Games
Uncredited
38
Speed Circuit
Avalon Hill
Uncredited
39
Pursue the Pennant
Pursue the Pennant
Michael Cieslinski

Fly Me


40
Aero / Aviar / Apple
Innova Championship Discs
Unknown
41
Boomerang
Workman Publishing
Unknown
42
Aerobie
Superflight
Unknown

Action Corner


43
Outside the Scope of BGG
Parker Brothers
Uncredited
44
Stak Attack
R Third Company
Uncredited
45
Fore Par Table Golf
World Wide Games
Unknown

This Means War


46
Quebec 1759
Columbia Games
Lance Gutteridge/Steve Brewster/Tom Dalgliesh
47
A House Divided
Game Designers Workshop
Frank Chadwick
48
Sirocco
TSR
David "Zeb" Cook/Douglas Niles
49
RAF
West End Games
John H. Butterfield
50
Rommel's War
Quarterdeck Games
Vance von Borries
51
Fortress America
Milton Bradley
Michael Gray
52
Axis & Allies
Milton Bradley
Larry Harris, Jr.
53
Pacific War
Victory Games
Mark Herman
54
Empires in Arms
Avalon Hill
Greg Pinder/Harry Rowland

Role Playing


55
Paranoia
West End Games
(Greg Costikyan/Dan Gelber/Eric Goldberg)
56
Pendragon
Chaosium
(Greg Stafford)
57
Twilight: 2000
Game Designers Workshop
(Frank Chadwick/Dave Nilsen/Loren K. Wiseman/Lester W. Smith)
58
GURPS: Basic Set
Steve Jackson Games
(Steve Jackson/Sean Punch/David Pulver)
59
Ghostbusters
West End Games
(Sandy Petersen/Lynn Willis/Greg Stafford)
60
DC Heroes
Mayfair Games
(Greg Gorden/Ray Winninger)

Divide & Conquer


61
Conquest
Donald Benge
Donald Benge
62
Nuke
New Earth Games
Christopher D. Cordry/Stephen T. Weeks
63
4000 A.D.
House of Games
Uncredited
64
Castle Risk
Parker Brothers
Uncredited

Strange Worlds


65
Car Wars
Steve Jackson Games
Chad Irby/Steve Jackson (I)
66
Illuminati
Steve Jackson Games
Steve Jackson (I)
67
James Bond Assault
Victory Games
Gerard Christopher Klug
68
Cosmic Encounter
West End Games
Eberle/Norton/Kittredge/Olotka
69
Talisman
Games Workshop
Robert Harris
70
Chill: Black Born Manor
Pacesetter
Troy Denning
71
Stellar Conquest
Avalon Hill
Howard Thompson
72
Warrior Knights
Games Workshop
Derek Carver

Classic Strategy


73
Shogi
The Shogi Association
Uncredited
74
???
???
???
75
Middle Shogi
The Shogi Association
Uncredited
76
Adi
Worldwide Games
Uncredited

The Race is On


77
Hare and Tortoise
Ravensburger
David Parlett
78
Flightplan
New World Games
Uncredited
79
Under Cover
Ravensburger
Wolfgang Kramer

Abstract Strategy


80
Cat & Mouse
Playline
Henri Sala
81
Trax
Excalibre
David Smith
82
Kaliko
Kadon Enterprises
Charles Titus/Ea Ea
83
Ghosts!
Milton Bradley
Alex Randolph
84
Sequence
Jax, LTD
Doug Reuter
85
Tictactics
Innovention
Uncredited
86
Round Four
Milton Bradley
Uncredited
87
Scala
Skill Games
Jose W. Diaz
88
Pente
Parker Brothers
Gary Gabrel/Tom Braunlich
89
Quintillions
Kadon Enterprises
Kate Jones

Power Plays


90
1829
Hartland Trefoil
Francis Tresham
91
???
???
???
92
Power Barons
Milton Bradley
Uncredited
93
Railway Rivals
Games Workshop
David G. Watts
94
Dallas
Maruca Industries
Phil Orbanes Sr.
95
Civilization
Avalon Hill
Francis Tresham
96
Discretion
Princeton Industries
Uncredited

Etcetera


97
Rubik's Magic Strategy Game
Matchbox
(Erno Rubik)
98
The Etch-a-Sketch Animator
Ohio Art
Unknown
99
Janus
Welsh Village Woodworking
Unknown
100
Spacewarp
BanDai
Unknown
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