Thursday, October 04, 2007

Hobby Games: The 100 Best

The title for this post refers to a new book out by Green Ronin Publishing, wherein 100 game designers write about one of their favorite games. I just picked it up today, and it proves to be a fascinating adventure. Many of the games I have heard of, but not all. However, before really diving into the book (as you can imagine, a game with separate essays on 100 different games isn't going to be small), I thought it would be fun to join the meme and denote my own prior experiences with each of the 100 games in the book. In the end, it turns out that I have a lot of games that I need to play!


Boldface if "I own this game".
Italics is "I have played this game".
Italic and Bold are "I both own and have played this game"

  1. Bruce C. Shelley on Acquire
  2. Nicole Lindroos on Amber Diceless
  3. Ian Livingstone on Amun-Re
  4. Stewart Wieck on Ars Magica
  5. Thomas M. Reid on Axis & Allies
  6. Tracy Hickman on Battle Cry
  7. Philip Reed on BattleTech
  8. Justin Achilli on Blood Bowl
  9. Mike Selinker on Bohnanza
  10. Tom Dalgliesh on Britannia
  11. Greg Stolze on Button Men
  12. Monte Cook on Call of Cthulhu
  13. Steven E. Schend on Carcassonne
  14. Jeff Tidball on Car Wars
  15. Bill Bridges on Champions
  16. Stan! on Circus Maximus
  17. Tom Jolly on Citadels
  18. Steven Savile on Civilization
  19. Bruno Faidutti on Cosmic Encounter
  20. Andrew Looney on Cosmic Wimpout
  21. Skip Williams on Dawn Patrol
  22. Alan R. Moon on Descent
  23. Larry Harris on Diplomacy
  24. Richard Garfield on Dungeons & Dragons
  25. William W. Connors on Dynasty League Baseball
  26. Christian T. Petersen on El Grande
  27. Alessio Cavatore on Empires in Arms
  28. Timothy Brown on Empires of the Middle Ages
  29. Allen Varney on The Extraordinary Adventures of Baron Munchausen
  30. Phil Yates on Fire and Fury
  31. William Jones on Flames of War
  32. Rick Loomis on Fluxx
  33. John Kovalic on Formula Dé
  34. Anthony J. Gallela on The Fury of Dracula
  35. Jesse Scoble on A Game of Thrones
  36. Lou Zocchi on Gettysburg
  37. James Wallis on Ghostbusters
  38. James M. Ward on The Great Khan Game
  39. Gav Thorpe on Hammer of the Scots
  40. Uli Blennemann on Here I Stand
  41. S. Craig Taylor, Jr. on A House Divided
  42. Scott Haring on Illuminati
  43. Dana Lombardy on Johnny Reb
  44. Darren Watts on Junta
  45. Greg Stafford on Kingmaker
  46. Lester Smith on Kremlin
  47. Wolfgang Baur on Legend of the Five Rings CCG
  48. Marc W. Miller on Lensman
  49. Ted S. Raicer on London's Burning
  50. Teeuwynn Woodruff on Lord of the Rings (boardgame)
  51. Mike Breault on Machiavelli
  52. Jordan Weisman on Magic: The Gathering
  53. Steve Kenson on Marvel Super Heroes (Jeff Grubb version)
  54. Gary Gygax on Metamorphosis Alpha
  55. Greg Costikyan on My Life with Master
  56. John D. Rateliff on Mythos
  57. Chris "Gerry" Klug on Napoleon's Last Battles
  58. John Scott Tynes on Naval War
  59. Erick Wujcik on Ogre
  60. Marc Gascoigne on Once Upon a Time
  61. Mike Bennighof on PanzerBlitz
  62. Steve Jackson on Paranoia
  63. Shannon Appelcline on Pendragon
  64. JD Wiker on Pirate's Cove
  65. Richard H. Berg on Plague!
  66. Martin Wallace on Power Grid
  67. Tom Wham on Puerto Rico
  68. Joseph Miranda on Renaissance of Infantry
  69. James Ernest on RoboRally
  70. Paul Jaquays on RuneQuest
  71. Richard Dansky on The Settlers of Catan
  72. Ken St. Andre on Shadowfist
  73. Steven S. Long on Shadowrun
  74. Peter Corless on Shadows over Camelot
  75. Dale Donovan on Silent Death: The Next Millennium
  76. Matt Forbeck on Space Hulk
  77. Ray Winninger on Squad Leader
  78. Lewis Pulsipher on Stalingrad
  79. Bruce Nesmith on Star Fleet Battles
  80. Steve Winter on The Sword and the Flame
  81. Jeff Grubb on Tales of the Arabian Nights
  82. Shane Lacy Hensley on Talisman
  83. Douglas Niles on Terrible Swift Sword
  84. Ed Greenwood on Thurn and Taxis
  85. Mike Fitzgerald on Ticket to Ride
  86. Thomas Lehmann on Tigris & Euphrates
  87. Warren Spector on Tikal
  88. David "Zeb" Cook on Toon
  89. Mike Pondsmith on Traveller
  90. Zev Shlasinger on Twilight Struggle
  91. Kenneth Hite on Unknown Armies
  92. Sandy Petersen on Up Front
  93. R. Hyrum Savage on Vampire: The Eternal Struggle
  94. George Vasilakos on Vampire: The Masquerade
  95. Kevin Wilson on Vinci
  96. R.A. Salvatore on War and Peace
  97. Jack Emmert on Warhammer 40,000
  98. Chris Pramas on The Warlock of Firetop Mountain
  99. Steve Jackson on The Warlord
  100. John Wick on Wiz-War

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