"Game of the Year" in the USA
news reached us from America. Each year
since 1980, the monthly games and puzzle
revue GAMES Magazine
publishes its Games Top 100. On this list
you'll find their best picks in different
categories. For example: GIPF and ZÈRTZ
have been selected as "Best Abstract
Strategy Game" in 1999 and 2001. But
apart from recognizing the favorites in
each category with a special Best designation,
it also selects one game from the whole
list to receive their highest honor of "Game
of the Year".
This time DVONN has been pointed out as
their overall winner !!!
J. McCallion: "DVONN is an absolutely
No need to tell that this award came to
us as a complete surprise. It rarely happens
that an abstract game succeeds in beating
games with a theme - amongst which exellent
ones like Puerto Rico, Mexica, Villa Paletti
and Pueblo. We are *very* proud of this
can find the complete Games Top 100 list
on the site of Funagain
WC in Leuven
three GIPF WC's took place during the Mind
Sports Olympiad (MSO) in London. This year
we knew too late about the 6th edition of
the MSO, and, to make it even more dificult,
the event appreared to be moved to a place
outside London, so that we could not go
there to run the tournament.
For a while it looked as if there was not
going to be a World Championship this year.
But then Christof Nuyttens stood up again.
He couldn't settle for a year without a
and - brave man! - he took the initiative
to get it to his beloved hometown Leuven.
It will be organised in cooperation with
the local games clubs De
Speelduivel and Tamske
on the one hand, and Games Shop
Mertens on the other hand.
down: GIPF WC on Sunday,
November the 24th in Leuven, Belgium. Read
all the details in the