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1997 Games 100

Under Construction -- This is the Games 100 List from 1997.

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Games in bold are winners. Games in italics are runner-ups. The remainders 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
25 Words Or Less
Winning Moves
Bruce Sterten

Party Games


2
Last Chance
Milton Bradley
Sean McGuire
3
Compatibility
Mattel
Uncredited
4
Catch Phrase
Parker Brothers/Hasbro
Uncredited
5
Skycapers
Winning Moves
René Soriano
6
Sharp Shooters
Hasbro/Milton Bradley
Uncredited
7
Cybershot
Parker Brothers
Unknown
8
Talk Show
Entertaining Games
Uncredited
9
Judge 'n' Jury
Winning Moves
Uncredited
10
Ruse It
Bellrose
Unknown
11
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G&E Enterprises
Uncredited
12
N/A
N/A
???
13
Mad Gab
Patch Products
Uncredited
14
Bialogue
Resimont Products
Barbara Resimont/Bill Resimont

Family Games


15
Mole in the Hole
Ravensburger
Bertram Kaes/Virginia Charves
16
Karambolage
HABA
Heinz Meister
17
Treasure Quest
Ravensburger
Christine Welz
18
World Dash
ITOS
Uncredited
19
The Kaleidoscope Game
Star Finders
L. Deckman
20
Brain Warp
Tiger Electronics
Uncredited
21
Henry
Tiger Electronics
Uncredited
22
Woods & Water
Home Rock
Edward Longan
23
Touché
Wayne Bobette Enterprises
Wayne Bobette
24
Bazaar
Discovery Toys
Sid Sackson
25
Election Day
For Players Inc.
Dayton Joline/John Cahoon/Nicholas McCutcheon
26
Tantrix
Family Games
Mike McManaway

Family Card Games


27
6 Nimmt!
U.S. Games Systems
Wolfgang Kramer
28

Hattrick!
U.S. Games Systems
Klaus Palesch
29
Genius Rules!
Winning Moves
Robert Abbott
30
Raj
Winning Moves
Alex Randolph
31
Rat-a-tat Cat
Gamewright
Ann Stambler/Monty Stambler
32
Once Upon a Time
Atlas Games
Andrew Rilstone/James Wallis/Richard Lambert
33
Honor of the Samurai
Gamewright
Scott Kimball
34
Tricks
White Wind
Alan R. Moon
35
Rainbows
White Wind
Alan R. Moon
36
Ultimate Rummy
Winning Moves
Linda Meyers/Mike Meyers
37
Phantoms of the Ice
White Wind
Alan R. Moon/John Gordon/Lance Gutteridge/Ron Gibson/Tom Dalgliesh
38
1-2-3 Oy!
Dream Green
Don Green
39
Wizard
U.S. Games Systems
Ken Fisher
40
The Great Dalmuti
Wizards of the Coast
Richard Garfield

Family Strategy


41
Priceless
Winning Moves
Phil Orbanes Sr./Tom Kremer
42
Streetcar
Mayfair
Stefan Dorra
43
Manhattan
Mayfair
Andreas Seyfarth
44
The Settlers of Catan
Mayfair
Klaus Teuber
45
Modern Art
Mayfair
Reiner Knizia
46
Elfenwizards
White Wind
Alan R. Moon
47
Detroit-Cleveland Grand Prix
Mayfair
Wolfgang Kramer
48
Empire Builder
Mayfair
Bill Fawcett/Darwin Bromley
49
Simply Cosmic
Mayfair
Bill Eberle/Jack Kittredge

Abstract Strategy


50
Transpose
Kadon
Christopher Clark (I)
51
Avalam
Great American Trading Co.
Philippe Deweys
52
Upthrust
Great American Trading Co.
Sid Sackson
53
Peaceful Resistance
D&R Games
Dave Thornburg
54
Two Smart Games: 3-Spot and L-Game
Rex Games
Edward de Bono
55
Quads
Family Games/Gigamic
Kris Burm
56
Quadwrangle
Great American Trading Co.
Maureen Hiron
57
Tic Tac Chec
Dream Green
Don Green
58
Lite 3
Tiger Electronic
Unknown
59
Pyraos
Great American Trading Co.
David G. Royffe
60
Quarto!
Family Games/Gigamic
Blaise Muller
61
Terrace
Siler
Anton Dresden/Buzz Siler
62
Kinesis
Cherry Street Games
Adam Byer
63
The Game of Y
Kadon
Charles Titus/Ea Ea
64
La-Trel
ASS
Richard Morgan
65
Kwaz
Mojabi
Alan Kross-Vinson
66
Tashkent Domino
???
Kris Burm
67
Hijara
Great American Trading Co.
Martin H. Samuel

Strategy & Conflict


68
Field Command
PBM Graphics
Walter E. Johnston, IV
69
Glory
GMT Games
Richard H. Berg
70
Stonewall's Last Battle
Avalon Hill
Ed Beach
71
Machiavelli
Avalon Hill
James B. Wood/S. Craig Taylor
72
Hannibal: Rome vs. Carthage
Avalon Hill
Mark Simonitch
73
Geronimo
Avalon Hill
Richard H. Berg
74
Stalingrad Pocket II
The Gamers
Masahiro Yamazaki
75
Space Hulk
Games Workshop
Richard Halliwell
76
Necromunda
Games Workshop
Andy Chambers/Jervis Johnson/Rick Priestley
77
Samurai Swords
Hasbro/Milton Bradley
Michael Gray

Word


78
Bethump'd With Words
Mamopalire
Uncredited
79
Scrosswords
Word Origin Inc.
Wong & The Design Office, San Francisco
80
Leximania
Lexis Publishing
Daniel Lardon
81
PiQadilly Circus
Chatham Hill Games
Uncredited
82
Pre-fix
Merriment Inc.
Uncredited
83
???
???
???
84
Pick Two
Tah-Dah!
Gary Gatchel

Puzzles


85
Deluxe Lights Out
Tiger Electronics
Unknown
86
Trapagon
Progressive Trading Co.
Unknown
87
Brick by Brick: Competition Edition
Binary Arts
Uncredited
88
Perplexagon
Damert
Unknown
89
Buried Blueprints
bePuzzled
Unknown
90
The Great Wall
University Games
Unknown
91
Impossibles
bePuzzled
Unknown
92
Mind Twister
Dr Toys
Unknown

Trivia


93
Origins
Great American Puzzle Factory
Top Drawer
Uncredited
94
Chronology
Great American Puzzle Factory
Harold Johnson
95
Sezwho?
Havinfun Enterprises
Unknown
96
Chronicles
Cygnus Ventures
Uncredited

Adventure & Role Playing


97
Dragonlance: 5th Age
TSR
Unknown
98
N/A
???
???
99
Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective: West End Adventures
Sleuth Publications
Gary Grady/Suzanne Goldberg
100
Introduction to Advanced Dungeons & Dragons
TSR
Uncredited
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