Games Magazine Games 100 - Year 2004
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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, 2003, Volume 27, Number 10, Issue 196.

Here are some other references:
My GAMES Magazine Collection
Games Magazine Game of the Year
Games Magazine Hall of Fame

Previous Year:
Games Magazine Games 100 - Year 2003
Following Year:
Games Magazine Games 100 - Year 2005

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1. Board Game: New England [Average Rating:6.47 Overall Rank:2585]
Board Game: New England
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GAMES Magazine Traditional Game of the Year, 2004.
The highest honor awarded by the magazine.
 
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2. Board Game: Clans [Average Rating:6.56 Overall Rank:1557]
Board Game: Clans
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Best in Category: Abstract Strategy

Runner Up:
Board Game: TAMSK
TAMSK

Honorable Mention:
Board Game: Octiles
Octiles
Board Game: Cityscape
Cityscape
Board Game: Fire and Ice
Fire and Ice
Board Game: Atlanteon
Atlanteon
Board Game: Steam Tunnel
Steam Tunnel
Board Game: DVONN
DVONN
Board Game: Pueblo
Pueblo
Board Game: Blokus
Blokus
 
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3. Board Game: WildLife [Average Rating:6.64 Overall Rank:2549]
Board Game: WildLife
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Best in Category: Advanced Strategy

Runner Up:
Board Game: Mammoth Hunters
Mammoth Hunters

Honorable Mention:
Board Game: Amun-Re
Amun-Re
Board Game: Fresh Fish
Fresh Fish
Board Game: Age of Steam
Age of Steam
Board Game: Domaine
Domaine
Board Game: Krone & Schwert
Krone & Schwert (Crown & Sword)
Board Game: Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico
 
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4. Board Game: I'm the Boss! [Average Rating:6.78 Overall Rank:1354]
Board Game: I'm the Boss!
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Best in Category: Family Games

Runner Up:
Board Game: Freeloader
Freeloader

Honorable Mention:
Board Game: Light Speed
Light Speed
Board Game: Mystery of the Abbey
Mystery of the Abbey
Board Game: Carcassonne: Hunters and Gatherers
Carcassonne: Hunters and Gatherers
Board Game: Pick Picknic
Pick Picknic
Board Game: Fish Eat Fish
Fish Eat Fish
Board Game: Wheedle
Wheedle
Board Game: Gold Digger
Gold Digger
Board Game: X-Bugs
X-Bugs
Board Game: Chez Grunt
Chez Grunt
Board Game: Magdar
Magdar
Board Game: Cave Troll
Cave Troll
Board Game: King's Gate
King's Gate
Board Game: Quicksand
Quicksand
 
War & Sheep
Board Game: Tony & Tino
Tony & Tino
Board Game: Drake & Drake
Drake & Drake
Board Game: Ada's Library
Ada's Library
Board Game: Nodwick: The Card Game
Nodwick: The Card Game
Board Game: Ice Lake
Ice Lake
Board Game: Hocus Focus
Hocus Focus
Board Game: Sambesi
Sambesi
 
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5. Board Game: Queen's Necklace [Average Rating:6.41 Overall Rank:2450]
Board Game: Queen's Necklace
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Best in Category: Family Card Games

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Board Game: King's Breakfast
King's Breakfast

Honorable Mention:
Board Game: Reiner Knizia's Amazing Flea Circus
Reiner Knizia's Amazing Flea Circus
Board Game: The Bucket King
The Bucket King
Board Game: The Mother Lode of Sticky Gulch
The Mother Lode of Sticky Gulch
Board Game: Bid It
Bid It
Board Game: Wildlife Safari
Wildlife Safari
Board Game: Mystery Rummy: Al Capone and the Chicago Underworld
Mystery Rummy: Al Capone and the Chicago Underworld
Board Game: Castle Lords
Castle Lords (Castle Lords)
Board Game: Lord of the Fries
Lord of the Fries
Board Game: Coloretto
Coloretto
Board Game: Loot
Loot (Korsar)
Board Game: Zahltag
Zahltag (Payday)
Board Game: Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde
Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde
Board Game: Bayon
Bayon
 
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6. Board Game: Balloon Cup [Average Rating:6.68 Overall Rank:1232]
Board Game: Balloon Cup
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Best in Category: Two-Player Card Games

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Board Game: Odin's Ravens
Odin's Ravens

Honorable Mention:
Board Game: Canal Grande
Canal Grande
Board Game: Richelieu
Richelieu
Board Game: Bakerstreet
Bakerstreet
 
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7. Board Game: O Zoo le Mio [Average Rating:6.61 Overall Rank:2054]
Board Game: O Zoo le Mio
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Best in Category: Family Strategy
Note: O Zoo le Mio (2nd Edition) was called Zoosim (1st Edition) in the magazine.


Runner Up:
Board Game: Nautilus
Nautilus

Honorable Mention:
Board Game: The Settlers of the Stone Age
The Settlers of the Stone Age
Board Game: Moderne Zeiten
Moderne Zeiten (Modern Times)
Board Game: The Penguin Ultimatum
The Penguin Ultimatum
Board Game: The Lord of the Rings
Expansions for: The Lord of the Rings
A.
Board Game: Lord of the Rings: Friends & Foes
Lord of the Rings: Friends & Foes
B.
Board Game: Lord of the Rings: Sauron
Lord of the Rings: Sauron
Board Game: Alhambra
Alhambra
Board Game: Fische Fluppen Frikadellen
Fische Fluppen Frikadellen
Board Game: Ad Acta
Ad Acta (On File)
Board Game: Basari
Basari (Reimplemented by: Edel, Stein, & Reich)
Board Game: Message to the Czar
Message to the Czar
Board Game: Paris Paris
Paris Paris
Board Game: Bean Trader
Bean Trader
Board Game: Dante's Inferno
Dante's Inferno
Board Game: Edel, Stein & Reich
Edel, Stein & Reich (Reimplemention of: Basari)
 
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8. Board Game: Hammer of the Scots [Average Rating:7.55 Overall Rank:501]
Board Game: Hammer of the Scots
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Best in Category: Historical Simulation

Runner Up:
Board Game: Medieval
Medieval

Honorable Mention:
Board Game: The Napoleonic Wars
The Napoleonic Wars
Board Game: Corsairs and Hellcats
Corsairs and Hellcats
Board Game: Lock 'n Load: Forgotten Heroes – Vietnam
Lock 'n Load: Forgotten Heroes – Vietnam

Millennium Wars Series:
A.
Board Game: Millennium Wars: Air War
Millennium Wars: Air War
B.
Board Game: Millennium Wars: America
Millennium Wars: America
C.
Board Game: Millennium Wars: Iraq
Millennium Wars: Iraq
D.
Board Game: Millennium Wars: Kashmir
Millennium Wars: Kashmir
E.
Board Game: Millennium Wars: Korea
Millennium Wars: Korea
F.
Board Game: Millennium Wars: Ukraine
Millennium Wars: Ukraine
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9. Board Game: Dibs [Average Rating:7.36 Overall Rank:11313]
Board Game: Dibs
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Best in Category: Party/Trivia

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Board Game: VisualEyes
VisualEyes

Honorable Mention:
Board Game: Smarty Party!
Smarty Party!
Board Game: Telepaths
Telepaths
Board Game: Stampede!
Stampede!
Board Game: Nanofictionary
Nanofictionary
Board Game: Skribble: The Mystery Drawing Game
Skribble: The Mystery Drawing Game
Board Game: Buzzword
Buzzword
Board Game: Stop it!
Stop it!
Board Game: Don't  Quote Me
Don't Quote Me
 
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10. Board Game: Outside the Scope of BGG [Average Rating:6.71 Overall Rank:3837]
Board Game: Outside the Scope of BGG
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Best in Category: Puzzles

River Crossing

Runner Up:
Board Game: Boats
Boats

Honorable Mention:
X-Puzzle Series:
A. The Great Outdoors
B. Ye Olde Worlde

Mythic Mazes Series:
A. Escape from Alcatraz
B. Escape from Merlin's Dungeon
C. Escape from the Haunted House
 
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11. Board Game: Crossword Pyramids [Average Rating:6.36 Overall Rank:13859]
Board Game: Crossword Pyramids
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Best in Category: Word Games

Runner Up:
Board Game: Play On Words
Play On Words

Honorable Mention:
Board Game: WordSense
WordSense
 
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