Monday, November 21, 2005

The One Hundred Vs The Gaming Awards

Well, at least, the semi-respected gaming wards. :-)

This information was originally published on the spielfrieks mailing list by Morgan Dontanville, and given a small correction by Larry "My Ex-GG Roomie" Levy.

Deutscher Spiele Preis
The "German Game Prize" is often held up as the 'gold standard' of Eurogaming awards - as it is voted on by gamers for gamers. Of the 16 times this has been awarded, 12 of those games appeared on The One Hundred.
  • Adel Verpflichtet
  • Modern Art
  • 6 Nimmt
  • Settlers of Catan
  • El Grande
  • Lowenhurz
  • Tigris and Euphrates
  • Tikal
  • Taj Mahal
  • Carcassonne
  • Puerto Rico
  • St Petersburg
The missing games that were awarded the DSP are:
  • Master Labyrinth
  • Der Fliegende Holländer
  • Amun-Re
  • Louis XIV (which was not released when The One Hundred was voted on)
Spiel des Jares
The "German Game of the Year" award is credited with turning around the German gaming industry. It's not always as popular with hardcore gamers, due to the family-oriented nature of the picks. Of the 27 times the SdJ has been awarded, 11 of those games appeared on The One Hundred.
  • Hare & Tortoise
  • Adel Verpflichtet
  • Um Reifenbreite
  • Liar's Dice
  • Settlers of Catan
  • El Grande
  • Elfenland
  • Tikal
  • Torres
  • Carcassonne
  • Ticket To Ride
None of the SdJ winners from the 80's made the list (including Scotland Yard and Heimlich &Co.). Beginning with 1990, the missing games:
  • Drunter & Drüber
  • Manhattan
  • Mississippi Queen
  • Villa Paletti
  • Alhambra
  • Niagara (which was not released when The One Hundred was voted on)
International Gamers Award
The most recent gaming award is voted on by a jury of international gamers and shows a marked preference for gamer-y games. The multiplayer game award has been given 7 times... 6 of those games appear on The ONe Hundred:
  • Tikal
  • Princes of Florence
  • San Marco
  • Puerto Rico
  • St Petersburg
  • Age of Steam
The one missing game is Ticket To Ride: Europe, which was released after The One Hundred was voted on.

All six of the two-player IGA award games made the list:
  • Lost Cities
  • Battle Cry
  • Dvonn
  • LOTR: The Confrontation
  • Memoir '44
  • War of the Ring


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