GAMES Magazine Games 100 - Year 2012
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Every year, Games Magazine selects the top 100 traditional (board) games and the top 100 electronic (computer) games. I have listed their selections below. For past winners and the hall of fame, see my other geek lists below.

The list below appeared in December, 2011, Volume 35, Number 10, Issue 276.


Games Magazine Game of the Year
Games Magazine Hall of Fame

Previous Year:
Games Magazine Games 100 - Year 2011
Following Year:
Games Magazine Games 100 - Year 2013

See also: BoardGameGeek Wiki page

See also: Games magazine games 100 of 2012 by Bigspoon816, who first submitted this type of list.
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1. Board Game: Tikal II: The Lost Temple [Average Rating:6.92 Overall Rank:968]
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GAMES Magazine Traditional Game of the Year, 2012.
The highest honor awarded by the magazine.
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2. Board Game: Confusion: Espionage and Deception in the Cold War [Average Rating:7.20 Overall Rank:692]
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Best in Category: Abstract Strategy

Runner Up:
Epigo

Honorable Mention:
Blockers!
Dragon Face
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3. Board Game: The Castles of Burgundy [Average Rating:8.08 Overall Rank:9]
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Best in Category: Advanced Strategy

Runner Up:
Luna

Honorable Mention:
Jerusalem
London
Merkator
Fürstenfeld
Era of Inventions
Troyes
Florenza
Constantinopolis
Automobile
Uruk: Wiege der Zivilisation
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4. Board Game: Lemming Mafia [Average Rating:6.20 Overall Rank:2516]
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Best in Category: Family

Runner Up:
Two by Two

Honorable Mention:
Mord im Arosa
Quarriors!
Stomple
Survive: Escape from Atlantis!
Pirate Versus Pirate
Captain Cool
Acuity
Campos
Loch Ness
Mermaid Rain
Skippity
It Happens..
Stranded
Last Call: The Bartender Game
Wacky Wacky West
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5. Board Game: Hey Waiter! [Average Rating:6.31 Overall Rank:3386]
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Best in Category: Card

Runner Up:
Chronicle

Honorable Mention:
Fzzzt!
Insidious Sevens
Dragonheart
Adlungland
Sobek
Wildlife Safari
Lords of Scotland
 
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6. Board Game: Glen More [Average Rating:7.36 Overall Rank:192]
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Best in Category: Strategy

Runner Up:
Sun, Sea & Sand

Honorable Mention:
Charon Inc.
The Secret of Monte Cristo
Asara
The Speicherstadt
Spectral Rails
Lords of Vegas
Antics!
Cargo Noir
Burrows
Kaigan
Khan
7 Wonders
Basilica
Trollhalla
Caravelas
Rattus
Bridgetown Races
Alien Frontiers
Pergamon
Pantheon
Pastiche
Strasbourg
Langfinger
Bangkok Klongs
Expedition Sumatra
Felinia
1655: Habemus Papam
Innovation
Lancaster
The Heavens of Olympus
Magnum Sal
The Mines of Zavandor
Ascending Empires
Small World Underground
Merchants of the Middle Ages
 
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7. Board Game: Funfair [Average Rating:6.00 Overall Rank:4910]
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Best in Category: Party/Manual Dexterity

Runner Up:
A la carte

Honorable Mention:
Safranito
Shake 'n Take
Trigger!
 
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8. Board Game: Outside the Scope of BGG [Average Rating:6.78 Overall Rank:1725]
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Best in Category: Puzzle
IQ Twist

Runner Up:
Penguins on Ice

Honorable Mention:
Troy
Anaconda
Memoriq
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9. Board Game: Outside the Scope of BGG [Average Rating:6.78 Overall Rank:1725]
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Best in Category: Word
Pathwords

Runner Up:
Prolix

Honorable Mention:
Faux•Cabulary
Lexigo
 
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10. Board Game: Commands & Colors: Napoleonics [Average Rating:7.96 Overall Rank:207]
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Best in Category: Historical Simulation

Runner Up:
Fighting Formations: Grossdeutschland Motorized Infantry Division

Honorable Mention:
Nightfighter
The Spanish Civil War 1936-1939
Guns of August
Red Poppies: WWI Tactics
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