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1996 Games 100

Under Construction -- This is the Games 100 List from 1996.

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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
Sharp Shooters
Hasbro
Milton Bradley
Uncredited

Party Games


2
Catch Phrase!
Parker Brothers
Hasbro
Uncredited
3
Channel Surfing
Hasbro
Milton Bradley
Uncredited
4
Atmosfear
Mattel
Uncredited
5
Love it or Hate it
Tyco
Daryl Hannah/Hilary Shepard
6
Bialogue
Resimont Products, Inc.
Barbara Resimont/Bill Resimont
7
Bluffers Beware
Bluffers Beware Ltd.
Uncredited
8
Bet-A-Fact
Garland Games
Unknown
9
Impressions
G & E Enterprises
Uncredited
10
UNO Stacko
Mattel
Uncredited
11
The Doonesbury Game
Mikrofun
Michael A. Stusser/Michael Schiller
12
Taboo
Milton Bradley/
Hasbro
Brian Hersch
13
Idiosyncrasies
Idiosyncrasies Inc.
Uncredited
14
Maze Mountain
University Games

15
Pictionary
Pictionary Junior
Hasbro/
Milton Bradley
Rob Angel

Family Games


16
Touché
Wayne Bobbette Enterprises
Wayne Bobette
17
RoboRally
Wizards of the Coast
Richard Garfield
18
Bazaar
Discovery Toys
Sid Sackson
19
Star Poker
Pressman Toy Corp.
Uncredited
20
Fishing Frenzy
Worldwide Games, Inc.
Edward Longan
21
Presidents
Kingdom Puzzles
Unknown
22
Spectrangle
Jumbo
Alain John Fraser-Dackers/Lester Wynne Jordan/Maxwell Graham Gordon
23
Sue You!
Sue You Company
Uncredited
24
SpyQuest
Dream Factory Publishing
Uncredited
25
Peg Poker
Wheeler Games
Uncredited
26
Perudo
University Games
Richard Borg
27
Mush
White Wind
Alan R. Moon
28
Freight Train
White Wind
Alan R. Moon
29
Iron Dragon
Mayfair
Darwin Bromley/Tom Wham
30
Continuo
U.S. Games Systems
Maureen Hiron
31
The Animal Kingdom
Tran Enterprises
Uncredited

Family Card Games


32
Phantoms of the Ice
White Wind
Alan R. Moon/John Gordon/Lance Gutteridge/Ron Gibson/Tom Dalgliesh
33
The Great Dalmuti
Wizards of the Coast
Richard Garfield
34 Uno Hearts
Mattel
Uncredited
35
Weatherslam
U.S. Games Systems
K. Corner
36
Slamwich
Gamewright
Ann Stambler/Monty Stambler
37
Quests of the Round Table
Gamewright
Scott Kimball
38
77
?U.S. Games Systems?
Maureen Hiron
39
Duo
U.S. Games Systems
Maureen Hiron
40
Set
Set Enterprises
Marsha J. Falco
41
Wizard
U.S. Games Systems
Ken Fisher

Collectible Card Games


42
On the Edge CCG: Standard Starter Deck
Atlas Games
John Nephew/Jonathan Tweet
43
Magic: the Gathering CCG: Ice Age
Wizards of the Coast
Richard Garfield
44
Star Trek: The Next Generation Customizable Card Game
N/A
Bill Martinson/Evan Lorentz/Roland L. Tesh/Tom Braunlich
45
Dixie: Bull Run
Dixie: Shiloh
Columbia Games
Tom Dalgliesh
46
Doomtrooper
Heartbreaker
Bryan Winter
47
Wyvern
U.S. Games Systems
Mike Fitzgerald

Adventure & Role Playing


48
Dragon Dice: Battle Box
TSR
Lester Smith
49
Warhammer Quest
Games Workshop
Andy Jones
50
Age of Exploration: 1492-1543
TimJim Games 91 Prism Games
Thomas Lehmann
51
Introduction to Advanced Dungeons & Dragons
TSR
Uncredited
52
Star Wars role-playing game Core Rules
West End Games
Greg Costikyan
53
Mutant Chronicles
Pressman
Richard Borg

Conflict


54
Colonial Diplomacy
Avalon Hill
Peter Hawes
55
Stonewall in the Valley
Avalon Hill 196 MMP
Joseph M. Balkoski
56
Ardennes
The Gamers
Dean Essig
57
Yom Kippur
The Gamers
Al Sandrick/Dean Essig
58
Maharaja
Avalon Hill
Craig Sandercock/Rex A. Martin
59
We the People
Avalon Hill
Mark Herman
60
Mustangs
Avalon Hill
S. Craig Taylor
61
Civilization
Avalon Hill
Francis Tresham

Strategy


62
Quixo
Gigamic
Family Games
Thierry Chapeau
63
Pyraos
Great American Trading Co.
David G. Royffe
64
La-Trel
ASS
Richard Morgan
65
Shahmot
Britton Enterprises
Anthony Britton
66
Pardon?
Dream Green
Don Green/Sharon Davis
67
Zin
Benjamin Duval
Benjamin L. Duval
68
Quarto
Gigamic/Family Games
Blaise Muller
69
Cone Sanctuary
A-O-A Games
Uncredited
70
The Game of Y
Kadon
Charles Titus/Ea Ea
71
Make 7
Pressman
Uncredited
72
Traverse
Peterson Games
Uncredited
73
Char
Bechter Productions
Frank Bechter
74
Cathedral
Family Games
Robert P. Moore
75
Kaliko
Kadon
Charles Titus/Ea Ea
76
Terrace
Siler
Anton Dresden/Buzz Siler

Puzzles


77
Lights Out
Tiger Electronics
Hasbro
Uncredited
78
???
???
???
79
The Skewb
Ishi Press
Unknown
80
Oops Again
Channel Craft
Unknown
81
The Snake Puzzle
University Games
Unknown
82
Police Lineup: Grand Theft Auto
Buffalo Games
Unknown

Word


83
Pre.fix
Merriment Inc
Uncredited
84
Word Spin Scramble: Deluxe Edition
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Uncredited
85
Intersect 90
Family Games
Uncredited
86
Boggle Master
Parker Brothers/Hasbro
Uncredited
87
Words from Words
GDB Game Concepts
Gary D. Bogan
88
Overturn
Pressman
Uncredited
89
Royalty
U.S. Games Systems
Uncredited
90
Pick Two
Tah-Dah!
Gary Gatchel

Trivia


91
Chronicles
Cygnus Ventures
Uncredited
92
Perspective: The Time Line Game
The Branch Office
Uncredited
93
Pursuing Pursuit
Walk With the Stars
Unknown
94
Travel Buff
Intellectual Technologies
G. Scott Sampson/Linda W. Sampson
95
Visionary
TLI
Karen J. Fried/Robert Merola

Sports


96
Dynasty League Baseball
Design Depot
Michael Cieslinski
97
Golf: The Perfect Game
Wrebbit
Uncredited
98
Diceball!
Intellijeux
Daniel Girard
99
Sports Dynasty
Sports Dynasty
Uncredited
100
Strat-O-Matic Basketball
Strat-O-Matic Game Co
Hal Richman
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