Friday, November 18, 2005

Through The Years

And, since I've got a spreadsheet "and I know how to use it" [Mark: "I'm a donkey on the edge!"], here's the The One Hundred broken down by year of publication. [Mark: Yes, I realize that some of these games, particularly the public domain games, don't have a definitive date of publication. In those cases, I did some research, considered my options, then picked a date that sounded good to me. Scientific, eh?] All other dates of publication are from Board Game Geek... note: the dates used are for the FIRST publishing of the game, even if it was less well-known (as in Crude/McMulit or Homas Tour/Um Reifenbreite).

3000 BC
  • Backgammon
1500 BC
  • Go
1810
  • Poker
1860
  • Bridge
1865
  • Crokinole
1937
  • Spades
1948
  • Scrabble
1959
  • Diplomacy
1962
  • Acquire
1974
  • Hare & Tortoise
  • Liar's Dice
  • McMulti
1977
  • Cosmic Encounter
1979
  • Dune
1980
  • Can't Stop
  • Titan
1981
  • Civilization
1982
  • Um Reifenbriete
1984
  • Wizard
1985
  • Expedition/Wildlife Adventure
1986
  • 1830
  • Code 777
  • Die Macher
1989
  • Ave Caesar
  • Taboo
1990
  • Adel Verpflichtet/Hoity Toity
  • Daytona 500
1991
  • Breaking Away
  • History of the World
  • Res Publica
  • Tichu
1992
  • Modern Art
1994
  • 6 Nimmt!
  • I'm The Boss/Kohle Kies & Knete
  • Quandary
  • RoboRally
  • Was Sticht?
1995
  • Carabande
  • El Grande
  • Flaschenteufel
  • Medici
  • Mu & Mehr
  • Settlers of Catan
1996
  • Age of Renaissance
  • Hannibal: Rome v. Carthage
1997
  • Bohnanza
  • Dr Jekyl & Mr Hyde
  • Euphrat & Tigris
  • For Sale
  • Fresh Fish
  • Lowenherz
  • Showmanager/Atlantic Star
1998
  • Basari
  • Elfenland
  • Gipf
  • MR1: Jack the Ripper
  • Samurai
  • Schnappchen Jagd
  • Through the Desert
1999
  • Battleline/Schotten Totten
  • Chinatown
  • Lost Cities
  • Mamma Mia
  • Ra
  • Ricochet Robot
  • Roads & Boats
  • Stephensons' Rocket
  • Tikal
  • Torres
  • Union Pacific
  • Vinci
2000
  • Battle Cry
  • Blokus
  • Carcassonne
  • Citadels
  • La Citta
  • Lord of the Rings
  • Princes of Florence
  • Taj Mahal
  • Time's Up
  • Traumfabrik
  • Web of Power
2001
  • Africa
  • Capitol
  • Dvonn
  • Power Grid/Funkenschlag
  • Royal Turf
  • San Marco
2002
  • Age of Steam
  • LOTR: The Confrontation
  • Puerto Rico
  • Wallenstein
2003
  • Attika
  • Domaine
  • Smarty Party
2004
  • Goa
  • Memoir '44
  • St Petersburg
  • Ticket To Ride
  • War of the Ring
I think what's really interesting grouping these games by years is that it allows me to see what was "in the works" at the time. Some highlights from the synapses firing in my brain:
  • 1999 was an amazing year - and I got in on the front end of it, thanks to Gulf Games 3 being timed perfectly so that Jay Tummelson flew in from Nuremberg with the first copies of 5 of the 12 games listed.
  • 2000 had ten games listed - when we talk about a "golden time" in gaming, was it 1999-2000?
  • Acquire is all the more amazing when you realize it was published in 1962.
  • What was going on in Germany in 1996? The only two listed games are Avalon Hill wargames. (Was everyone so busy playing Settlers that they took the year off?)

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3 Comments:

Blogger Brian said...

I would extend the "golden age" to include 1997 through 2000.

It is really interesting to see the games arranged this way. I wonder how the age threshold relates to staying power. I certainly would expect more of the recent games to fall from the list before some of the older ones.

12:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

2000 Battle Cry?
If this is the Civil War game of horses, soldiers, & cannons going accross RR lines, I had it in the 1970's.

11:44 AM  
Blogger mark aka pastor guy said...

Anonymous...

You're correct... but we're not talking about the same game. The Battle Cry you're referring to was part of Milton Bradley's American Heritage series, which also included Dogfight and Broadsides. The Battle Cry listed here was published by Avalon Hill in 2000 and shares simply the name & Civil War theme with the game you're referring to.

Check out the individual posts to see pix & get links to Boardgamegeek for more information.

11:17 PM  

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