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2008 Games 100

This is the Games 100 List from 2008.

To do:
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  • Crosslink games to GAMES 100 wiki

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
The Pillars of the Earth
Mayfair Games
Michael Rieneck/Stefan Stadler

Abstract Strategy


2
Easter Island
Twilight Creations, Inc.
Odet L'Homer/Roberto Fraga
3
Gemstones
Kadon Enterprises
Phil R. Chase
4
Manoover
Kadon Enterprises
Don O'Brien
5
Terra Nova
Winning Moves Games (USA)
Gaetano Evola/Rosanna Leocata
6
Par-K
7-12 Games
Terry Clemens
7
FNAP
Out of the Box Publishing
Andrew Juell
8
Wayfinder
Allumbra
Benjamin Corliss

Advanced Strategy


9
Khronos
Rio Grande Games
Arnaud Urbon/Ludovic Vialla
10
Age of Empires III: The Age of Discovery
Pro Ludo
Glenn Drover
11
Hermagor
Rio Grande Games
Emanuele Ornella
12
Gloria Mundi
Rio Grande Games
James Ernest/Mike Selinker
13
Canal Mania
Ragnar Brothers
INVALID OBJECT ID=2583, type=person/Steve Kendall
14
Vikings
Rio Grande Games
Michael Kiesling
15
Tempus
Warfrog Games
Martin Wallace
16
Antike
Rio Grande Games
Mac Gerdts
17
Imperial
Rio Grande Games
Mac Gerdts
18
Die Macher
Moskito Spiele
Karl-Heinz Schmiel
19
Hameln
Fragor Games
Fraser Lamont/Gordon Lamont
20
Shogun
Queen Games
Dirk Henn

Family Game


21
If Wishes Were Fishes!
Rio Grande Games
Michael Adams/Peter Sarrett
22
Qwirkle
MindWare
Susan McKinley Ross
23
Zooloretto
Rio Grande Games
Michael Schacht
24
Alhambra: The Dice Game
Queen Games
Dirk Henn
25
Blue Moon City
Fantasy Flight Games
Reiner Knizia
26
The Thief of Baghdad
Queen Games
Thorsten Gimmler
27
Mr. Jack
Neuroludic
Bruno Cathala/Ludovic Maublanc
28
Factory Fun
Cwali
Corné van Moorsel
29
Seismic
Atlas Games
Ted Alspach
30
Portobello Market
Schmidt Spiele
Thomas Odenhoven
31
Wicked Witches Way
Asmodee
Bruno Cathala/Serge Laget
32
Wool Rules
Zoch Verlag
Alessandro Zucchini
33
California
ABACUSSPIELE
Michael Schacht
34
To Court the King
Rio Grande Games
Thomas Lehmann
35
Mother Sheep
Playroom Entertainment
Jeb Havens
36
Nacht der Magier
Drei Magier Spiele
Jens-Peter Schliemann/Kirsten Becker
37
Gemlok
Pywacket, LLC
Donald Meyer
38
Can't Stop
Parker Brothers
Sid Sackson
39
Diamant
Funagain
Alan R. Moon/Bruno Faidutti
40
Claim It!
Wattsalpoag Games
Kris Gould
41
BreakScore
Bounty Promotions Ltd.
Matt Taylor
42
Cobras in the Cockpit
Secret Doors Game Studio
McRey Moyer
43
Valley of the Pharaohs
Front Porch Classics
Steve Hart
44
Numbers League: Adventures in Addiplication
Bent Castle Workshops
Ben Crenshaw/Chris Pallace
45
Doodle Dice
Editrice Giochi
Joe Haus
46
Roll-It Tic-Tac-Toe
Patch Products
David Jisa

Family Card Games


47
Quietville
AMIGO
Michael Schacht
48
Serengeti
ABACUSSPIELE
Michael Schacht
49
Great Wall of China
Fantasy Flight Games
Reiner Knizia
50
Infernal Contraption
Privateer Press
Matt Wilson
51
Gambit Royale
Rio Grande Games
Lutz Stepponat
52
Figaro
Mayfair Games
Reiner Knizia

Family Strategy


53
Shear Panic
Mayfair Games
Fraser Lamont/Gordon Lamont
54
Mission: Red Planet
Asmodee
Bruno Cathala/Bruno Faidutti
55
Winds of Plunder
GMT Games
Al Newman
56
Notre Dame
Rio Grande Games
Stefan Feld
57
Walhalla
AMIGO
Alessandro Zucchini
58
Before the Wind
Mayfair Games
Torsten Landsvogt
59
The End of the Triumvirate
Lookout Games
Johannes Ackva/Max Gabrian
60
Taluva
Rio Grande Games
Marcel-André Casasola Merkle
61
Die Säulen von Venedig
Goldsieber Spiele
Christian Fiore/Knut Happel
62
Genesis
Face2Face Games
Reiner Knizia
63
Gheos
Z-Man Games, Inc.
René Wiersma
64
Arkadia
Rio Grande Games
Rüdiger Dorn
65
On the Underground
Rio Grande Games
Sebastian Bleasdale
66
Bolide
Rio Grande Games
Alfredo Genovese
67
Alchemist
AMIGO
Carlo A. Rossi
68
Nomads of Arabia: The Wandering Herds Game
Wattsalpoag Games
Kris Gould
69
Graenaland
Altar Games
Vlaada Chvátil
70
Venedig
AMIGO
Klaus-Jürgen Wrede
71
Colosseum
Days of Wonder
Markus Lübke/Wolfgang Kramer
72
Guatemala Café
Rio Grande Games
Inka Brand/Markus Brand
73
Fire & Axe: A Viking Saga
Ragnar Brothers
INVALID OBJECT ID=2583, type=person/Steve Kendall
74
Bison: Thunder on the Prairie
Mayfair Games
Michael Kiesling/Wolfgang Kramer
75
Catan Histories: Struggle for Rome
Mayfair Games
Klaus Teuber
76
Augsburg 1520
Rio Grande Games
Karsten Hartwig

Historical Simulation


77
RAN
GMT Games
Mark Herman/Richard H. Berg
78
Combat Commander: Europe
GMT Games
Chad Jensen
79
Talavera
Multi-Man Publishing
Anders Fager/Elias Nordling/Jerry Malone
80
Duel in the Dark
Z-Man Games, Inc.
Friedemann de Pedro
81
The Kaiser's Pirates
GMT Games
James M. Day
82
Cowboys: The Way of the Gun
Worthington Games
Grant Wylie/Kevin Wylie/Matt Burchfield/Mike Wylie

Puzzles


83
Sacred Myths and Legends Series
Family Games, Inc.
Unknown
84
Cover Your Tracks
ThinkFun
Unknown
85
Hot Spot Funagain link
ThinkFun
Unknown
86
Treasure Quest Escape with the Gold
ThinkFun
Unknown
87
The Wizard's Workshop
Family Games, Inc.
Unknown

Word Game


88
Unspeakable Words
Playroom Entertainment
James Ernest/Mike Selinker
89
WordSpot
Front Porch Classics
Russell Ginns
90
Disorder
R&R Games
Frank DiLorenzo
91
Take Your Best Shot
R&R Games
Aaron Weissblum

Party Games


92
GiftTRAP
GiftTRAP Enterprises
Nick Kellet
93
Aunt Millie's Millions
Gamewright
Colleen McCarthy-Evans/Joyce Johnson
94
Kragmortha
Mayfair Games
Chiara Ferlito/Fabrizio Bonifacio/Massimiliano Enrico/Riccardo Crosa/Walter Obert
95
ShakeDown
Patch Products
Keith Millman
96
Across Words
Winning Moves Games (USA)
Uncredited
97
Cineplexity
Out of the Box Publishing
John Sams/JonMichael Rasmus/Sean Weitner
98
Hart an der Grenze
KOSMOS
André Zatz/Sérgio Halaban
99
Ca$h 'n Gun$
Asmodee
Ludovic Maublanc
100
Dilbert: The Board Game
Hyperion Games
Eric M. Lang
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