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2003 Games 100

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This is the Games 100 List from 2003.

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
Dvonn
Rio Grande Games
Don & Co.
Kris Burm

Abstract Strategy


2
Pueblo
Rio Grande Games
Ravensburger
Michael Kiesling
Wolfgang Kramer
3
Warp 6
Pair-of-Dice Games
Brian Tivol
Greg Lam
Luke Weisman Miratrix
4
Knockabout
Pair-of-Dice Games
Greg Lam
5
Halleluja
Piatnik
Guido Hoffmann
6
Blokus
Sekkoia
Bernard Tavitian
7
Hive
Gen Four Two
John Yianni
8
San Gimignano
Piatnik
Rio Grande Games
Duilio Carpitella
9
Agora
Cheapass Games
James Ernest

Advanced Strategy


10
Puerto Rico
Rio Grande Games
Alea
Andreas Seyfarth
11
Wallenstein
Queen
Dirk Henn
12
Liberte
Warfrog
Martin Wallace
13
Die Magier von Pangea
Queen
Ralf Burkert
14
Im Zeichen des Kreuzes
Queen
Philipp Hugelmann
Ronald Hofstätter
15
Entdecker
Mayfair
Kosmos
Klaus Teuber
16
Java
Rio Grande Games
Ravensburger
Michael Kiesling
Wolfgang Kramer
17
Funkenschlag
2-F Spiele
Friedemann Friese

Family Game


18
Emerald
ABACUSSPIELE
Rio Grande Games
Rüdiger Dorn
19
The Touch
Anthony Innovations, Inc.
Uncredited
20
Magic Hill
Ravensburger Spieleverlag GmbH
Rüdiger Dorn
21
Dragon Land
Ravensburger Spieleverlag GmbH
Rio Grande Games
Reiner Knizia
22
TransAmerica
Winning Moves
Rio Grande Games
Winsome Games
Franz-Benno Delonge
23
Carcassonne
Rio Grande Games
Hans im Gluck
Klaus-Jürgen Wrede
24
Top Secret Spies/Heimlich & Co.
Rio Grande Games
Amigo Spiele
Wolfgang Kramer
25
Clash of the Gladiators
Rio Grande Games
Hans im Gluck
Reiner Knizia
26
Africa
Rio Grande Games
Goldsieber
Reiner Knizia
27
Kingdoms
Fantasy Flight Games
Reiner Knizia
28
Lord of the Rings: The Confrontation
Fantasy Flight Games
Reiner Knizia
29
Kupferkessel Co.
Goldsieber
Günter Burkhardt
30
Royal Turf
Alea
Reiner Knizia
31
Hexen Rennen
Queen
Wolfgang Panning
32
Hick Hack in Gackelwack
Zoch Verlag
Stefan Dorra
33
Lumberjack
Schmidt Spiele
Aaron Weissblum
Alan R. Moon
34
The Settlers of Canaan
Mayfair Games
Cactus Game Design
Klaus Teuber
35
Solomon's Temple
Talicor
Doug Gray
36
Brewmaster: The Craft Beer Game
Cold Creek Publishing
Chris White (I)
Mike White
37
Gouda! Gouda!
Descartes Editeur
Fréderic Moyersoen
38
The Legend of Landlock
Gamewright
Edith Schlichting
39
Face-It
SuitUP
CoCoCo
Uncredited

Family Card Games


40
Vom Kap bis Kairo
Adlung-Spiele
Günter Burkhardt
41
The Settlers of Catan Card Game and
The Settlers of Catan Card Game Expansions
Mayfair Games
Klaus Teuber
42
Alles im Eimer
Kosmos
Stefan Dorra
43
Too Many Cooks
R&R Games
Reiner Knizia
44
Tin Soldiers
R&R Games
Al Newman
45
Citadels
Fantasy Flight Games
Bruno Faidutti
46
Die Pyramiden des Jaguar
Kosmos
Günter Burkhardt
47
Ebbe & Flut
Adlung-Spiele
Wolfgang Werner
48
Pompeji
Adlung Spiele
Frank Brandt
49
Der Herr der Ringe: Die Gefährten das Kartenspiell
Ravensburger
Reiner Knizia
50
Combit
Winning Moves
Horst-Rainer Rösner/Klaus Palesch
51
Alibi
Adlung Spiele
Markus Nikisch
52
You're Bluffing!
Ravensburger
Rüdiger Koltze
53
Xactika
Set Enterprises
N/A
54
The Gnumies
AMIGO
David Parlett
55
Babel
Rio Grande Games
Kosmos
Hagen Dorgathen/Uwe Rosenberg
56
Wyatt Earp
Rio Grande Games
Alea
Mike Fitzgerald
Richard Borg
57
Where's Bob's Hat
Rio Grande Games
Abacus
Alan R. Moon
58
Golden Deuce
Playroom Entertainment
Uncredited
59
Cube Farm
Cheapass Games
James Ernest
60
Theophrastus
Mayfair Games
Phil R. Chase
61
Nexus
Cheapass Games
James Ernest
62
Who Stole Ed's Pants
Eight Foot Llama
Jim Doherty

Family Strategy


63
Mexica
Rio Grande Games
Ravensburger
Michael Kiesling/Wolfgang Kramer
64
Urland
Doris & Frank
Doris Matthäus
Frank Nestel
65
San Marco
Ravensburger Spieleverlag GmbH
Aaron Weissblum
Alan R. Moon
66
The Starfarers of Catan and
The Starfarers of Catan 5-6 Player Expansion
Mayfair
Kosmos
Klaus Teuber
67
Santa Fe Rails
GMT Games
Alan R. Moon
68
Monkeys on the Moon
Eight Foot Llama
Jim Doherty
69
Evo
Descartes
Eurogames
Philippe Keyaerts
70
Dschunke
Queen
Michael Schacht
71
Atlantic Star
Queen
Dirk Henn
72
Die Sieben Weisen
Alea
Reiner Stockhausen
73
Armada 3
Descartes
Eurogames
Patrice Pillet
Philippe des Pallières
74
Goldland
Goldsieber
Wolfgang Kramer
75
Lord of the Rings and
Lord of the Rings: Friends and Foes
Fantasy Flight Games
Reiner Knizia
76
Warhamster Rally
Jolly Roger Games
Frank Branham
77
Tyros
Kosmos
Martin Wallace
78
Pizarro & Co.
Rio Grande Games
Hans im Gluck
Thomas Lehmann
79
Pampas Railroads
Winsome Games
John Bohrer
Martin Wallace
80
The Traders of Genoa
Rio Grande Games
Alea
Rüdiger Dorn

Historical Simulation


81
Wilderness War
GMT Games
Volko Ruhnke
82
Zero!
GMT Games
Dan Verssen
83
War! Age of Imperialism
Eagle Games
Glenn Drover
84
Red Badge of Courage
GMT Games
Richard H. Berg
85
Thirty Years War
GMT Games
David A. Fox
Michael Welker

Puzzle


86
Nemesis Factor
Hasbro
Unknown
87
Coast to Coast Puzzle
Binary Arts
Unknown
88
Roadside Rescue
Binary Arts
Unknown
89
Cube Brick(Color Up)
Kadon
Avax
Kate Jones
90
Mad Triad
Playroom Entertainment
(Heng-Chun Ku)
91
Scramble Squares....
b dazzle
Unknown

Manual Dexterity


92
Villa Paletti
Zoch
Bill Payne
93
Fubi
FUBI-Spielvertrieb
Ivo Orlovic
94
Cairo
Schmidt Spiele
Günter Burkhardt
95
Superplexus
Hasbro
(James Michael McGinnis)

Party Games


96
Moods
Hasbro
Uncredited
97
Phoney Baloney
Thing-O
Uncredited
98
Switch
Out of the Box
Maureen Hiron
99
The Birthday Game
Late For the Sky Production Co.
Uncredited
100
Draco & Co.
Descartes Editeur
Bruno Faidutti/Michael Schacht
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