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2004 Games 100

Under Construction -- This is the Games 100 List from 2004.

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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
New England
Goldsieber Spiele
Überplay
Aaron Weissblum/Alan R. Moon

Astract Strategy


2
Clans
Rio Grande Games
Venice Connection
Leo Colovini
3
TAMSK
Rio Grande Games
Schmidt Spiele
Kris Burm
4
Octiles
Out of the Box Publishing
Pin International
Dale Walton
5
Cityscape
Pin International
Sjaak Griffioen
6
Fire and Ice
Out of the Box Publishing
Pin International
Jens-Peter Schliemann
7
Atlanteon
Fantasy Flight Games
Reiner Knizia
8
Steam Tunnel
Cheapass Games
James Ernest
9
DVONN
Rio Grande Games
Don & Co.
Kris Burm
10
Pueblo
Rio Grande Games
Ravensburger Spieleverlag GmbH
Michael Kiesling/Wolfgang Kramer
11
Blokus
Educational Insights
Bernard Tavitian

Advanced Strategy


12
WildLife
Clementoni
Überplay
Wolfgang Kramer
13
Mammoth Hunters
Rio Grande Games
alea
Aaron Weissblum/Alan R. Moon
14
Amun-Re
Rio Grande Games
Hans im Glück Verlags-GmbH
Reiner Knizia
15
Fresh Fish
2F-Spiele
Plenary Games
Friedemann Friese
16
Age of Steam
Warfrog Games
Winsome Games
Martin Wallace
17
Domaine
Mayfair Games
KOSMOS
Klaus Teuber
18
Krone & Schwert
Queen Games
Klaus-Jürgen Wrede
19
Puerto Rico
Rio Grande Games
alea
Andreas Seyfarth

Family Games


20
I'm the Boss!
Face2Face Games
Sid Sackson
21
Freeloader
Cheapass Games
James Ernest
22
Light Speed
Cheapass Games
James Ernest/Tom Jolly
23
Mystery of the Abbey
Days of Wonder
Bruno Faidutti/Serge Laget
24
Carcassonne: Hunters and Gatherers
Rio Grande Games
Hans im Glück Verlags-GmbH
Klaus-Jürgen Wrede
25
Pick Picknic
Rio Grande Games
Zoch Verlag
Stefan Dorra
26
Fish Eat Fish
Out of the Box Publishing
Reiner Knizia
27
Wheedle
Out of the Box Publishing
Reiner Knizia
28
Gold Digger
Out of the Box Publishing
Reiner Knizia
29
X-Bugs
Steve Jackson Games
Francesco Nepitello/Marco Maggi
30
Chez Grunt
Steve Jackson Games
Alain H. Dawson
31
Magdar
Fantasy Flight Games
Kevin Wilson
32
Cave Troll
Fantasy Flight Games
Tom Jolly
33
King's Gate
Fantasy Flight Games
Reiner Knizia
34
Quicksand
Fantasy Flight Games
Stefano Cavanè
35
War & Sheep
Eurogames
Bruno Cathala
36
Tony & Tino
Eurogames
Bruno Cathala
37
Drake & Drake
Eurogames
Bruno Cathala
38
Phoenix
Eurogames
Descartes Editeur
Amanda Greenvoss/Zach Greenvoss
39
Nodwick: The Card Game
Jolly Roger Games
Frank Branham
40
Ice Lake
Live Oak Games
Patrick Matthews
41
Hocus Focus
Gamewright
Reinhard Staupe
42
Sambesi
Adlung-Spiele
Jens Rademaker

Family Card Games


43
Queen's Necklace
Days of Wonder
Bruno Cathala/Bruno Faidutti
44
King's Breakfast
Rio Grande Games
ABACUSSPIELE
Aaron Weissblum/Alan R. Moon
45
Flea Circus
R&R Games
Reiner Knizia
46
The Bucket King
Rio Grande Games
KOSMOS
Stefan Dorra
47
The Mother Lode of Sticky Gulch
Dogtown Games
Scott Starkey
48
Bid It
Enginuity
Andy Daniel
49
Wildlife Safari
Fantasy Flight Games
Reiner Knizia
50
Mystery Rummy: Al Capone and the Chicago Underworld
U.S. Games Systems, Inc.
Mike Fitzgerald/Nick Sauer
51
Castle Lords
Tilsit
Clash of Arms Games
Francis Pacherie
52
Lord of the Fries
Cheapass Games
James Ernest Games
James Ernest
53
Coloretto
ABACUSSPIELE
Michael Schacht
54
Korsar
Heidelberger Spieleverlag
Nurnberger Spielkarten
Reiner Knizia
55
Zahltag
Ravensburger Spieleverlag GmbH
Franz-Benno Delonge
56
Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde
Bambus Spieleverlag
Wolfgang Werner
57
Bayon
Adlung-Spiele
Wolfgang Werner

Two Player Card Games


58
Balloon Cup
Rio Grande Games
KOSMOS
Stephen Glenn
59
Odin's Ravens
Rio Grande Games
KOSMOS
Thorsten Gimmler
60
Canal Grande
Adlung-Spiele
Aaron Weissblum/Alan R. Moon
61
Richelieu
Ravensburger Spieleverlag GmbH
Michael Schacht
62
Bakerstreet
Ravensburger Spieleverlag GmbH
Marcel-André Casasola Merkle

Family Strategy


63
Zoosim
Cwali
Corné van Moorsel
63
O Zoo le Mio
Rio Grande Games
Zoch Verlag
Gigamic
Corné van Moorsel
64
Nautilus
Mayfair Games
KOSMOS
Brigitte Ditt/Wolfgang Ditt
65
The Settlers of the Stone Age
Mayfair Games
Klaus Teuber
66
Moderne Zeiten
Jumbo
Dan Glimne/Grzegorz Rejchtman
67
The Penguin Ultimatum
Eight Foot Llama
Jim Doherty
68
Lord of the Rings: Sauron
Lord of the Rings: Friends & Foes
Lord of the Rings
Fantasy Flight Games
Reiner Knizia
69
Alhambra
Queen Games
Überplay
Dirk Henn
70
Fische Fluppen Frikadellen
2F-Spiele
Friedemann Friese
71
Ad Acta
BeWitched Spiele
Andrea Meyer
72
Basari
Out of the Box Publishing
Reinhard Staupe
73
Message to the Czar
Rio Grande Games
Winning Moves
Antje Graf/Christiane Knepel
74
Paris Paris
Rio Grande Games
ABACUSSPIELE
Michael Schacht
75
Bean Trader
Rio Grande Games
AMIGO Spiel + Freizeit GmbH
Uwe Rosenberg
76
Dante's Inferno
Twilight Creations, Inc.
Kerry Breitenstein/Todd Breitenstein
77
Edel, Stein & Reich
alea
Reinhard Staupe

Historical Simulation


78
Hammer of the Scots
Columbia Games
Jerry Taylor
79
Medieval
GMT Games
Richard H. Berg
80
The Napoleonic Wars
GMT Games
Ben Knight/Don Greenwood/Mark McLaughlin
81
Corsairs and Hellcats
GMT Games
Dan Verssen
82
Lock 'N Load: Forgotten Heroes – Vietnam
Shrapnel Games, Inc.
Mark H. Walker
83
Millennium Wars: Iraq
Millennium Wars: Kashmir
Millennium Wars: America
Millennium Wars: Korea
Millennium Wars: Ukraine
Millennium Wars: Air War
One Small Step
Joseph Miranda

Party/Trivia


84
Dibs
Tolany LLC
Uncredited
85
VisualEyes
Buffalo Games, Inc.
Keith Dugald/Steve Pickering
86
Smarty Party!
R&R Games
Aaron Weissblum/Pitt Crandlemire
87
Telepaths
Outset Media
Brian C. Larson
88
Stampede!
Gamewright
Karsten Adlung
89
Nanofictionary
Looney Labs
Andrew Looney
90
Skribble: The Mystery Drawing Game
TDC Games, Inc.
Uncredited
91
Buzzword
Patch Products
Brian S. Spence/Garrett J. Donner/Michael S. Steer
92
Stop it!
Schmidt Spiele
Aaron Weissblum/Alan R. MoonDon Reid
93
Don't Quote Me
Wiggles 3D
Don Reid

Puzzles


94
River Crossing OSBGG
Binary Arts
Unknown
95
Boats
Kadon Enterprises
Kate Jones
96
X Puzzle: Act 1: The Great Outdoors
Buffalo Games, Inc.
Unknown
96
X Puzzle: Act 2: Ye Old Worlde
Buffalo Games, Inc.
Unknown
97
Mythic Mazes: Escape From Alcatraz
Mythic Mazes: Escape From Merlin’s Dungeon
Mythic Mazes: Escape From the Haunted House
Masterpiece Puzzle Company
Unknown
98
Crossword Pyramids
CardChess International
Jeff Widderich
99
Play On Words
Winning Moves
Uncredited
100
WordSense
Binary Arts
ThinkFun
Uncredited
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