GAMES MAGAZINE Games 100 2013 (December 2012)
- Harry Maharipissu
I have to admire those enigmatic GAMES Magazine selectors. The same folks who thrust Matt Worden's JUMP GATE into their top spot has just made Stefan Feld's TRAJAN their GAME OF THE YEAR. I might be able to think of two games even more different if time permitted, but I do not guarantee it. The list is already posted at http://www.funagain.com/control/productaward?award_type=GMMA...Recommend
MUCH earlier than I expected but, very surprisingly, I cannot spot it at the magazine's website!
Other award winners are:
MATTER (Best). SimplyFun
MINE SHIFT (Runner-Up). Mindware
Has anyone played a peculiar (it seems to me) game called, "Legacy" by a designer I have not heard of: James Jenista? It is available from The Game Crafter. I am not convinced that it belongs here rather than Family.
VILLAGE (Best). Tasty Minstrel
OLYMPOS (Runner-Up) Rio Grande
DECKTET (Best). Another Game Crafter release that is great value for money.
MUNDUS NOVUS (Runner-Up). Asmodee
TAKENOKO (Best). Asmodee. I recommend this highly for family play. Their decision must have been swayed by the greedy but cute panda that my daughter loves!
ERUPTION (Runner-Up). Stratus. Very different from the category winner. It can be brutal! For Family play, though...?
PLUCKIN' PAIRS (Best) R&R Games
SNAKE OIL (Runner-Up) Soon to be released by Out of the Box Games. Not surprising, since it owes much to their Apples to Apples
ZONG SHI (Best) Gryphon
LORDS OF WATERDEEP (Runner-Up) WOTC/Hasbro
KERFLIP! (Best) Creative Foundry Games
CAMPBELL'S ALPHABET DICE GAME (Runner-Up) TDC Games
There is a large section of puzzles. I will leave it to those with more patience to mention (hopefully uploaded with images) the other nominations. It's quite a good list, especially for a bunch of amateurs.
- [+] Dice rolls