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The Games Magazine Hall of Fame was created in 1984. Games must have been in production for at least 10 years.

The Apples to Apples was the most recent inductee. The Hall of Fame is published annually in the Buyer’s Guide section of the December issue of Games Magazine.

Hall of Fame Inductees

Board Game: Acquire
Acquire (1962)
Inducted in 1984
Board Game: Axis & Allies
Axis & Allies (1981)
Inducted in 1994
Board Game: Blockhead!
Blockhead! (1954)
Inducted in 1986

Board Game: Bridgette
Bridgette (1970)
Inducted in 1986
Board Game: Civilization
Civilization (1980)
Inducted in 1996
Board Game: Clue
Clue (1948)
Inducted in 1984

Board Game: Diplomacy
Diplomacy (1959)
Inducted in 1984
RPG Item: Players Handbook (AD&D 1e)
Dungeons & Dragons (1974)
Inducted in 1984
Board Game: Magic: The Gathering
Magic: The Gathering (1993)
Inducted in 2003

Board Game: Mille Bornes
Mille Bornes (1954)
Inducted in 1991
Board Game: Monopoly
Monopoly (1935)
Inducted in 1984
Board Game: Othello
Othello (1883)
Inducted in 1984

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Pente (1979)
Inducted in 1991
Board Game: Risk
Risk (1959)
Inducted in 1984
Board Game: Scrabble
Scrabble (1948)
Inducted in 1984

Board Game: Catan
Catan (1995)
Inducted in 2005
Board Game: Sorry!
Sorry! (1934)
Inducted in 1984
Board Game: Stratego
Stratego (1947)
Inducted in 1985

Board Game: Taboo
Taboo (1989)
Inducted in 2000
Board Game: Tribond
Tribond (1989)
Inducted in 2000
Board Game: Trivial Pursuit: Genus Edition
Trivial Pursuit: Genus Edition (1981)
Inducted in 1993

Board Game: Twister
Twister (1966)
Inducted in 1991
Board Game: Twixt
Twixt (1957)
Inducted in 1985
Dropped in 1998*
Reinstated in 2000*
Board Game: Yahtzee
Yahtzee (1938)
Inducted in 1984

Board Game: Apples to Apples
Apples to Apples (1999)
Inducted 2010

Board Game: Sleuth
Sleuth (1971)
Inducted in 1986
Dropped in 1991**

Source: Games Hall of Fame

*Source: The actual GAMES Magazine issues over the years. GAMES initially had a rule that the game had to be 'continuously in print', but over the years, several notable games went out of print. So Twixt was reinstated. There has never been an explanation as to why Sleuth was never reinstated.

**Since Sleuth was once added but then dropped, one could argue that it technically does not belong to this list.

NOTE: The years are what are listed on the GAMES Hall of Fame

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