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2002 Games 100

Under Construction -- This is the Games 100 List from 2002.

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

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/Category
Publisher
(Designer)

Game of the Year


1
Evo
Descartes Editeur
Eurogames
Mike White


Abstract Strategy


2
Morisi
Cwali
Corné van Moorsel

3
Proteus
Steve Jackson Games
Francis K. Lalumiere
4
ZÈRTZ
Rio Grande Games
Schmidt Spiele
Kris Burm
5
Tally Ho!
Rio Grande Games
Kosmos
Rudi Hoffmann
6
Toscana
Rio Grande Games
Piatnik
Niek Neuwahl
7
Gallop
Kadon Enterprises
Christopher Clark (I)
8
3 Stones
Enginuity
Andy Daniel
9
Stick Around
Great American Trading Company
Maureen Hiron
10
M
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Martin Schlegel
11
Cabale
Rio Grande Games
Goldsieber
Roland Siegers

Advanced Strategy


12
Java
Rio Grande Games
Ravensburger
Wolfgang Kramer
Michael Kiesling
13
Die Magier von Pangea
Queen Games
Ralf Burkert
14
The Princes of Florence
Rio Grande Games
Alea
Wolfgang Kramer
Richard Ulrich
15
La Città
Rio Grande Games
Kosmos
Gerd Fenchel
16
Volldampf
TM Spiele
Winsome games
Martin Wallace
17
Gnadenlos!
KOSMOS
Klaus Teuber
18
Doge
Rio Grande Games
Goldsieber
Leo Colovini
19
Entdecker: Exploring New Horizons
Kosmos
Klaus Teuber
20
Löwenherz
Rio Grande Games
Goldsieber
Klaus Teuber
21
Vox Populi
Clash of Arms
Tilsit
Francis Pacherie

Family Card Games


22
Babel
Rio Grande Games
Kosmos
Hagen Dorgathen
Uwe Rosenberg
23
Who Stole Ed's Pants?
Eight Foot Llama
Jim Doherty
24
Wyatt Earp
Rio Grande Games
Alea
Mike Fitzgerald
Richard Borg
25
HellRail
Glastyn Games
James Kyle
Sandie Richardson
Chris Young
26
Mystery Rummy: Jekyll & Hyde
U.S. Games Systems, Inc.
Mike Fitzgerald
27
Chrononauts
Looney Labs
Andrew Looney
28
Formula Motor Racing
GMT Games
Reiner Knizia
29
Pig Pile
R&R Games
Richard Borg
30
Rummy 21
Winning Moves Games (USA)
Daniel Samoilovich
Phil Orbanes Sr.
31
Wild
Cadaco
Unknown
32
Girl Genius: The Works
Cheapass Games
James Ernest
Phil Foglio
33
Ivanhoe
GMT Games
Reiner Knizia
Andy Lewis
34
Unexploded Cow
Cheapass Games
James Ernest
Paul Peterson
35
Four Dragons
Sacred Chao Games
Frank Branham
Sandi West
36
Bali
KOSMOS
Uwe Rosenberg
37
Auf falscher Fahrte
Berliner Spielkarten
Jürgen Kraul
38
Limits
Amigo Spiele
Uwe Rosenberg
39
Meuterer
Adlung-Spiele
Marcel-André Casasola Merkle
40
Strand-Cup
Krimsus Krimskrams-Kiste
Mark Sienholz
41
Serengeti
Queen
Michael Schacht
42
Zaubercocktail
KOSMOS
Arnd Beenen

Family Games


43
Africa
Rio Grande Games
Goldsieber
Reiner Knizia
44
Face-it
CoCoCo
Uncredited
45
Carcassonne
Rio Grande Games
Hans im Gluck
Klaus-Jürgen Wrede
46
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Game
Hasbro
Milton Bradley
Bill Sabram
Craig Van Ness
Rob Daviau
47
Hare & Tortoise
Rio Grande Games
Abacus
David Parlett
48
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Fantasy Flight Games
Tom Jolly
49
Cartagena
Rio Grande Games
Venice Connection
Leo Colovini
50
DinGomino
Gigamic
Family Games
Uncredited
51
Savannah Café
Descartes Editeur
Frédéric Bloch
Philippe des Pallières
Sylvie Barc
52
Corsairs
Rio Grande Games
Hans im Gluck
Andreas Wetter
Thorsten Löpmann
53
Colormaze
Kadon Enterprises
Dwayne Mears
54
Orcz
Fantasy Flight Games
Christian T. Petersen
Greg Benage
55
The Great Brain Robbery
Cheapass Games
James Ernest
56
Witch Trial
Cheapass Games
James Ernest
57
Kid-Cala
University Games
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58
Crib Wars
Crib Wars International Corp.
Robert J. Prettie
Norm W. Ackland
59
More Backpacks and Blisters
Ragnar Brothers
Gary Dicken
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Steve Kendall
60
Zapp Zerapp
Zoch
Heinz Meister
Klaus Zoch
61
Traumfabrik
Hasbro
Reiner Knizia
62
Odysseus
Jumbo
Dominique Ehrhard
63
Der grosse Gallier
Clementoni
Udo Nawratil
Wolfgang Kramer
64
Igel Argern
Doris & Frank
Doris Matthäus
Frank Nestel
65
MARK
Spieleverlag
Ronald M. Corn

Family Strategy


66
Lord of the Rings
Fantasy Flight Games
Reiner Knizia
67
San Marco
Ravensburger
Aaron Weissblum
Alan R. Moon
68
Aladdin's Dragons
Rio Grande Games
Hans im Gluck
Richard Breese
69
Attila
Rio Grande Games
Hans im Gluck
Karl-Heinz Schmiel
70
Web of Power
Rio Grande Games
Goldsieber Spiele
Michael Schacht
71
Eden
Kosmos
Gal Zuckerman
72
Meridian
Rio Grande Games
Piatnik
Venice Connection
Leo Colovini
73
Capitol
Schmidt Spiele
Aaron Weissblum
Alan R. Moon
74
Die Händler
Queen
Richard Ulrich
Wolfgang Kramer
75
The Traders of Genoa
Rio Grande Games
Alea
Rüdiger Dorn
76
San Francisco
Amigo
Andreas Wetter
Thorsten Löpmann
77
Thieves of Bagdad
Tilsit
Francis Pacherie
78
Das Amulett
Goldsieber
Aaron Weissblum
Alan R. Moon
79
Venezia
Queen
Ronald Hofstätter
80
Merchants of Amsterdam
Rio Grande GamesJumbo
Reiner Knizia
81
The Seafarers of Catan
Mayfair
Klaus Teuber

Historical Simulation


82
Drive on Paris
The Gamers
Alan Wambold
Dean Essig
83
Risorgimento 1859
GMT Games
Peter Perla
Richard H. Berg
84
Empires of the Ancient World
Warfrog
Martin Wallace
85
Azteca
Clash of Arms
Tilsit
Pascal Bernard

Manual Dexterity


86
Space Game
Can You Imagine
Unknown
87
Hamsterrole
Zoch
Jacques Zeimet
88
Chip-chip Hurra
Klee
Klaus Teuber

Party Games


89
Hilarium
Mattel
Uncredited
90
Elixir
Mayfair
Frédéric Leygonie
Sylvie Barc
91
Scenarios
Plato
Gayle Plato
92
Chez Geek 2: Slack Attack
Steve Jackson Games
Jon Darbro
93
teams of enemies
Big Toe Games
Uncredited
94
Who Said That?
Finchetto Games Co
Uncredited

Puzzles


95
Flip It
Binary Arts
Unknown
96
Indochine 2000
Xanadu Leisure
Joli Quentin Kansil
97
Wasgij? Country Road & The Wedding
Pressman
Unknown

Word Games


98
My Word!
Out of the Box
Reiner Knizia
99
Respond!
Jax
Uncredited
100
Frazzle
Reveal Entertainment
Kevin Brougher
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