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1991 Games 100

Under Construction -- This is the Games 100 List from 1991.

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Games in bold are category winners. The game in italics are runner-ups. The remainder are nominees.

As with the Games 100 lists from other years, this list includes items that were not necessarily produced in that year. Additionally, this year included some items that were not games such as solo puzzles.

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/Category
Publisher
(Designer)

Game of the Year


1
Trumpet
International Games
Phil Orbanes Sr.

Party Games


2
Tabloid Teasers
Pressman Toy Corp.
Uncredited
3
Guesstures
Hasbro
Milton Bradley
Jeffrey Breslow
4
True Colors
Milton Bradley
Jean Tarrade
5
Quips & Quotes
Talicor
Uncredited
6
Malarky
Patch Products
David Feldman
7
Taboo
Hasbro
Milton Bradley
Brian Hersch
8
Anybody's Guess
Golden
Uncredited
9
Outburst II
Golden
Hersch and Company
Brian Hersch
10
Scattergories
Hasbro
Milton Bradley
Uncredited
11
Read My Lips
Pressman Toy Corp.
Uncredited
12
Hedbanz for Adults!
The Games Gang, LTD
Henrik Strandberg
13
Real People
Parker Brothers
Uncredited
14
How to Host a Murder: The Duke's Descent
Decipher
Uncredited
15
Pictionary
Western Publishing Company
Rob Angel
16
Carla Cat
Talicor
Uncredited
17
Chauvinist Pigs
Tiger Games
Uncredited
18
Intuition
Applied Intuition, Inc.
Uncredited
19
Match-Ability
Cadaco
Uncredited
20
Turning the Tables
Turning the Tables Inc.
Uncredited
21
You Name It!
This & That Enterprises
Uncredited
22
Pop Opinion
University Games
Uncredited

Family Games


23
Stack
Loresch Publishing
Jeffrey L. Strunk
24
This Game is Bonkers!
Parker Brothers
Uncredited
25
Daytona 500
Milton Bradley
Wolfgang Kramer
26
Arkham Horror
Sears
Charlie Krank
Lynn Willis
Richard Launius
Sandy Petersen
27
Spacewarp Black Wolf
Bandai
Unknown
28
Card Attack
Parker Brothers
Uncredited

Trivia Games


29
Play It By Ear
Rykodisc
Uncredited
30
Screen Challenge
Cadaco
Uncredited
31
Trivial Pursuit: The 1980's
Parker Brothers
Uncredited
32
Tribond
Big Fun A Go Go
Uncredited
33
Adverteasing
Cadaco
Richard C. Levy
34
Facts in Five
The Avalon Hill Game Co
Richard Onanian

Word Games


35
Swoggle
Chieftain Products
Uncredited
36
Lapis
Pango Inc.
Uncredited
37
Quickword: The Ultimate Word Game
U.S. Games Systems, Inc.
Uncredited
38
Wordtris
Spectrum Holobyte
Alexey Pajitnov
39
Upwords
Milton Bradley
Elliot Rudell
40
What's My Word?
Gamut of Games
Joli Quentin Kansil
41
Bali
The Avalon Hill Game Co
Uncredited

Puzzles


42
3 In Three
Inline Design
(Cliff Johnson)
43
Backspin
Binary Arts
(Ferdinand Lammertink)
44
Kwirk
Acclaim
(Atlus)
45
Shanghai II: Dragon's Eye
Activision
(Activision, Inc.)
46
Ishido
Accolade
(Publishing International)
47
Tessarae
Inline Design
(Nicholas Schlott)
48
Talking Jigsaw Puzzle
Buffalo Games
Unknown
49
Sonata For A Spy
bePuzzled
(Alan Robbins)
50
The Secret of Monkey Island
LucasArts
(Lucasfilm Games)
51
Vexahedron
Tensegrity System
Unknown
52
The Diabolical Die
Ishi Press
Unknown
53
Square-1
Milton Bradley
Unknown
54
Rubik's Triangle
Golden/Western
Unknown
55
???
???
???

Arcade Games


56
Wing Commander
Origins
(ORIGIN Systems, Inc.)
57
Lemmings
Psygnosis
(DMA Design Limited)
58
Red Baron
Dynamix
(Dynamix, Inc.)
59
PGA Tour Golf
Electronic Arts
(Sterling Silver Software)
60
RBI Baseball III
Tengen
(Atari)
61
Tetris
Spectrum Holobyte
(Alexey Pajitnov)
62
Mario Andretti's Racing Challenge
Electronic Arts
(Distinctive Software, Inc.)
63
Devils Crush
NEC
(Compile/Naxat Soft)
64
The Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse
SEGA Corporation
(SEGA Enterprises Ltd.)
65
Super Mario 3
Nintendo
(Nintendo R&D2)
66
Chip's Challenge
Atari
(Epyx, Inc.)
67
Sonic the Hedgehog
SEGA Corporation
(Sonic Team)
68
Bonk's Revenge
NEC
(RED Company)
69
Hotshot Basketball
Hasbro/Milton Bradley
Unknown

Real-Life Strategy Games


70
Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective: The Thames Murders & Other Cases
Sleuth Publications
Gary Grady
Raymond Edwards
Suzanne Goldberg
71
Speculation
Cayla Games
Catherine Ardrey
72
Simearth
Maxis
(Will Wright)
73
Populous
Electronic Arts
(Bullfrog Productions, Ltd.)
74
Conquest
Donald Benge
Donald Benge
75
Eurorails
Mayfair Games
Darwin Bromley
76
Speed Circuit
The Avalon Hill Game Co

77
Civilization
The Avalon Hill Game Co
Uncredited
78
Rail Baron
The Avalon Hill Game Co
R. S. Erickson/Thomas F. Erickson, Jr.
79
221B Baker Street: The Master Detective Game
John N. Hansen Co., Inc.
Uncredited
80
Scotland Yard
Ravensburger Spieleverlag GmbH
Garrels/Ifland/Burggraf/Scheerer/Schlegel/Hoermann

Abstract Strategy Games


81
Master Labyrinth
Ravensburger Spieleverlag GmbH
Max J. Kobbert
82
Spectrangle
Jumbo
Alain John Fraser-Dackers
Lester Wynne Jordan
Maxwell Graham Gordon
83
Abalone Classic
Abalone Games
Laurent Levi
Michel Lalet
84
Traverse
Educational Insights
John Miller
Michael Kuby
85
Variance
Dash, Inc.
Uncredited
86
Interplay
Shoptaugh Games
Philip Shoptaugh
87
Passim
Passim Corporation
Unknown
88
Connections
Connections International (Europe) Ltd
Tom McNamara
89
Chessmaster 2100
The Software Toolworks
(The Software Toolworks, Inc.)

War/Adventure Games


90
HeroQuest
Milton Bradley
Stephen Baker
91
Imperium
Game Designers Workshop
Frank Chadwick
John Harshman
Marc W. Miller
92
Axis & Allies
Milton Bradley
Hasbro
Larry Harris, Jr.
93
The Battle of the Bulge
The Avalon Hill Game Co
B. Sinigaglio
Mick (Mike) Uhl
94
Timequest
Legend Entertainment
(Legend Entertainment Company)
95
A House Divided: War Between the States 1861-65
Game Designers' Workshop
Frank Chadwick
96
Chill
Mayfair Games
(Lou Prosperi/Dave Webb/R. Hyrum Savage/John Wick/Jess Heinig)
97
Wonderland
Virgin Mastertronic
(Magnetic Scrolls)
98
Ultima IV
Origin
(ORIGIN Systems, Inc.)
99
Supremacy
Supremacy Games
Robert J. Simpson
100
Dungeon!
TSR
David R. Megarry
Gary Gygax
S. Schwab
Steve Winter
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