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1998 Games 100

Under Construction -- This is the Games 100 List from 1998.

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This is the Games 100 List from 1998.

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

#
Game / Category
Publisher
Designer

Game of the Year


1
Quoridor
Family Games
Gigamic
Mirko Marchesi

Abstract Strategy


2
Balanx
Fun Connection
Mayfair Games
Kris Burm
3
Ultimate Backgammon
Winning Moves Games (USA)
Charles Phillips/Phil Orbanes Sr./Steven Strumpf
4
Rubik's Eclipse
Oddz On
Erno Rubik
5
Quick Cross
Great American Trading Company
(Uncredited)
6
Transpose
Kadon Enterprises
Christopher Clark (I)
7
Upthrust
Great American Trading Company
GAMES Magazine
Sid Sackson
8
Peaceful Resistance
D&R Games
Dave Thornburg
9
Rolit
Pressman Toy Corp.
(Uncredited)
10
Quadwrangle
Great American Trading Company
Maureen Hiron
11
Lite 3
Tiger Electronics
(Zeki Orak)
12
Quarto!
Family Games
Gigamic
Blaise Muller
13
Kinesis
Cherry Street Games
Adam Byer
14
The Game of Y
Kadon Enterprises
Charles Titus/Ea Ea
15
Uthini
Channel Craft
Don Green

CCG


16
Magic: The Gathering - Portal
Wizards of the Coast
Richard Garfield
17
X-Files
The United States Playing Card Company
Duncan Macdonell/Ron Kent
18
Magic: The Gathering CCG
Wizards of the Coast
Richard Garfield
19
Battletech: Counterstrike
Wizards of the Coast
Richard Garfield
20
Mythos
Chaosium
Charlie Krank
21
Middle-Earth: The Lidless Eye CCG
Iron Crown Enterprises (ICE)
Coleman Charlton

Family Game


23
Take It Easy
F.X. Schmid
Peter Burley
24
Spy Alley
Spy Alley Partners LLP
William Stephenson
25
Dance of the Witches
FX Schmid
Björn Hölle
26
En Garde
Abacus
Reiner Knizia
27
Cheese Please
FX Schmid
Rudi Hoffmann
28
Triopoly
Reveal Entertainment, Inc.
Chris Hornbaker/Jeremy Parish/Jeffrey W. Berndt
29
Catchpenny
Chatham Hill Games
Ron Toelke
30
Home Improvement
Northern Games Co. Ltd.
Uncredited
31
Masterpieces
Bizarre Games
Uncredited
32
Beach Maze
Kalivas Co.
Chris Kalivas
33
Kill Doctor Lucky
Cheapass Games
James Ernest
34
Tilt'n Tumble
Pressman Toy Corp.
Garrett J. Donner/Michael S. Steer/Dave Messing
35
Combo
Pressman Toy Corp.
Uncredited
36
Light Wars
N/A
Unknown
37
Kit & Caboodle
Gamewright
Monty Stambler/Alan Stambler
38
Phase 10 Upsets
Fundex
Garrett J. Donner/Michael S. Steer
39
Call My Bluff
FX Schmid
Richard Borg

Family Card Game


40
Get the Goods
U.S. Games Systems, Inc.
Alan R. Moon/Mick Ado
41
Njet!
Goldsieber Spiele
Stefan Dorra
42
Roolz
Games of Addiction
Brandon Morris
43
Genius Rules!
Winning Moves Games (USA)
John A. Ball
44
Take 6
U.S. Games Systems
Wolfgang Kramer
45
CrossCrib
Maynard's
Steve Barry/Tony Nelson
46
Five Crowns
Set Enterprises, Inc.
Marsha J. Falco
47
Dino Hunt
Steve Jackson Games
Steve Jackson (I)
48
Hattrick!
U.S. Games Systems, Inc.
Klaus Palesch
49
Dilbert: Corporate Shuffle
Wizards of the Coast
Richard Garfield

Family Strategy


50
Quandary
Milton Bradley
Reiner Knizia
51
Mississippi Queen
Rio Grande Games
Goldsieber Spiele
Werner Hodel
52
Lowenherz
Rio Grande Games
Goldsieber Spiele
Klaus Teuber
53
Entdecker
Goldsieber Spiele
999 Games
Klaus Teuber
54
Priceless
Winning Moves Games (USA)
Phil Orbanes Sr./Tom Kremer
55
RoboRally
AMIGO
Wizards of the Coast
999 Games
Avalon Hill Games, Inc.
Play Factory
Richard Garfield
56
Stock Market Guru
The Avalon Hill Game Co
Stuart K. Tucker
57
Ultimate Stratego
Winning Moves Games (USA)
(Uncredited)
58
Modern Art
Mayfair Games
Hans im Glück
Lautapelit.fi
Odysseia Jogos
Reiner Knizia
59
Wiz-War
Jolly Games
Chessex
Tom Jolly
60
Streetcar
Mayfair Games
Stefan Dorra
61
Manhattan
Fagus
Karl-Heinz Koch
62
Settlers of Catan
Mayfair
Klaus Teuber

Party Game


63
Wise and Otherwise
wiseandotherwise.com, Inc.
Uncredited
64
Cluche
Propel Inc.
Andre K. Williams
65
25 Words or Less
Winning Moves Games (USA)
Bruce Sterten
66
Namesake
Pressman Toy Corp.
Uncredited
67
Beyond Balderdash
Canada Games
Hasbro
Tactic
Popular de Juguetes
Uncredited
68
Compatibility
Mattel
International Games
Uncredited
69
Therapy: The Second Session
Pressman Toy Corp.
Uncredited
70
Talk Show
Entertaining Games
Uncredited
71
Loaded Questions
All Things Equal, Inc.
Eric Poses

Puzzles


72
Lost in a Jigsaw
Buffalo Games
Unknown
73
Mind Waves Buffalo Games
Unknown
74
Killer Bee Jumble
DaMert
Unknown
75
Prairie Dog Town
Binary Arts
Unknown
76
Shape by Shape
Binary Arts
Unknown
77
What Movie is That?
Buffalo Games
Unknown
78
Lights Out Cube
Tiger Electronics
Unknown
79
Rush Hour
Binary Arts
Uncredited

Strategy & Conflict


80
Princess Ryan's Star Marines
The Avalon Hill Game Co
Mark McLaughlin
81
Age of Renaissance
The Avalon Hill Game Co
Descartes Editeur
Don Greenwood/Jared Scarborough
82
Warhammer Epic 40,000
Games Workshop Ltd.
Andy Chambers/Gavin Thorpe/Jervis Johnson
83
Crusader
The Gamers
Dean Essig
84
Sam Grant
Columbia Games
Tom Dalgliesh/Gary Selkirk
85
Barbarossa: Army Group South, 1941
GMT Games
Vance von Borries
86
Titan: The Arena
The Avalon Hill Game Co
Reiner Knizia

Trivia


87
Director's Cut
Northern Games Co. Ltd.
Uncredited
88
Planet Hollywood: The Game
Milton Bradley
Uncredited
89
Act One
B. E. Game Corp
Uncredited
90
Malarky
Patch Products
Damm / Egmont
O2 Games, Inc.
David Feldman
91
Starcrossed
Dunaway Partners Inc
Uncredited

Word


92
A to Z
Fundex
Uncredited
93
Questillo
Tomy
David Mair
94
Vex
Wood-on-brook Games
Uncredited
95
Scrabble Up
Milton Bradley
Hank Atkins
96
Pre-fix
Merriment Incorporated
Uncredited
97
Pick Two
Tah-Dah!
Outset Media
Gary Gatchel
98
Zypher: The Scrambled Word Game
???
Unknown
99
Wizwords
???
Unknown
100
Bethump'd with words: Discovery Edition
Mamopalire, Inc. of Vermont
Uncredited
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