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1996 Retrospective Nominations
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huzonfirst@comcast.net [spielfrieks]
2017-09-19 14:19:13 UTC
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We’re heading back one more year in time, to 1996. It’s an unusual year, wedged between two years filled with blockbuster titles. It also wouldn’t surprise me if games we didn’t nominate got a lot of attention.



Only 24 titles were originally cited. Here they are, in alphabetical order:



Bamboleo

Campanile

Carabande

Detroit-Cleveland Grand Prix

Downtown

Entdecker

EsselsRennen

Expedition

Freight Train

Give Me The Brain

Grand National Derby

Iron Dragon

Kill Dr. Lucky

Marracash

Members Only

Palmyra

Pico

Quandary

Serenissima

The Very Clever Pipe Game

Top Race

Venice Connection

Yucata

Zum Kukuck



Here are five other well-ranked titles that missed out the first time around. All they need is a little love and a second and they’ll be added to the list:



Age of Renaissance

Hannibal: Rome vs. Carthage

Netrunner

Reibach & Co.

Space Hulk (second edition)



Don’t worry about Reibach & Co.—otherwise known as Get the Goods and Gloria Picktoria—I’ll second it.



Once again, we’ll accept nominations for any other ‘96 games. Any designs that get a nomination and a second will be added to the list.



Make any nominations and seconds that you want for the next couple of days. The vote will begin on Thursday. I’ll let it run until next Monday and then we’ll announce the results. Thanks!



Larry
Tim Moore timothy.alan.moore@gmail.com [spielfrieks]
2017-09-19 15:10:22 UTC
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I'll second Age of Renaissance and Netrunner.

tim
Post by ***@comcast.net [spielfrieks]
We’re heading back one more year in time, to 1996. It’s an unusual year,
wedged between two years filled with blockbuster titles. It also
wouldn’t surprise me if games we *didn’t* nominate got a lot of attention.
Bamboleo
Campanile
Carabande
Detroit-Cleveland Grand Prix
Downtown
Entdecker
EsselsRennen
Expedition
Freight Train
Give Me The Brain
Grand National Derby
Iron Dragon
Kill Dr. Lucky
Marracash
Members Only
Palmyra
Pico
Quandary
Serenissima
The Very Clever Pipe Game
Top Race
Venice Connection
Yucata
Zum Kukuck
Here are five other well-ranked titles that missed out the first time
around. All they need is a little love and a second and they’ll be added
Age of Renaissance
Hannibal: Rome vs. Carthage
Netrunner
Reibach & Co.
Space Hulk (second edition)
Don’t worry about Reibach & Co.—otherwise known as Get the Goods and
Gloria Picktoria—*I’ll* second it.
Once again, we’ll accept nominations for any other ‘96 games. Any
designs that get a nomination and a second will be added to the list.
Make any nominations and seconds that you want for the next couple of days.
The vote will begin on Thursday. I’ll let it run until next Monday and
then we’ll announce the results. Thanks!
Larry
Dave Peters davepeters@gmail.com [spielfrieks]
2017-09-19 15:16:54 UTC
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I'd like to second _Hannibal_.
Post by ***@comcast.net [spielfrieks]
We’re heading back one more year in time, to 1996. It’s an unusual year,
wedged between two years filled with blockbuster titles. It also
wouldn’t surprise me if games we *didn’t* nominate got a lot of attention.
Bamboleo
Campanile
Carabande
Detroit-Cleveland Grand Prix
Downtown
Entdecker
EsselsRennen
Expedition
Freight Train
Give Me The Brain
Grand National Derby
Iron Dragon
Kill Dr. Lucky
Marracash
Members Only
Palmyra
Pico
Quandary
Serenissima
The Very Clever Pipe Game
Top Race
Venice Connection
Yucata
Zum Kukuck
Here are five other well-ranked titles that missed out the first time
around. All they need is a little love and a second and they’ll be added
Age of Renaissance
Hannibal: Rome vs. Carthage
Netrunner
Reibach & Co.
Space Hulk (second edition)
Don’t worry about Reibach & Co.—otherwise known as Get the Goods and
Gloria Picktoria—*I’ll* second it.
Once again, we’ll accept nominations for any other ‘96 games. Any
designs that get a nomination and a second will be added to the list.
Make any nominations and seconds that you want for the next couple of days.
The vote will begin on Thursday. I’ll let it run until next Monday and
then we’ll announce the results. Thanks!
Larry
Jacob Lee jacobjslee@gmail.com [spielfrieks]
2017-09-20 03:39:58 UTC
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This is the first selection of games I've seen where my brain is really
reaching to remember. I may only cast one vote this time, but it's a good
one.

Jacob
Post by Dave Peters ***@gmail.com [spielfrieks]
I'd like to second _Hannibal_.
Post by ***@comcast.net [spielfrieks]
We’re heading back one more year in time, to 1996. It’s an unusual
year, wedged between two years filled with blockbuster titles. It also
wouldn’t surprise me if games we *didn’t* nominate got a lot of attention.
Bamboleo
Campanile
Carabande
Detroit-Cleveland Grand Prix
Downtown
Entdecker
EsselsRennen
Expedition
Freight Train
Give Me The Brain
Grand National Derby
Iron Dragon
Kill Dr. Lucky
Marracash
Members Only
Palmyra
Pico
Quandary
Serenissima
The Very Clever Pipe Game
Top Race
Venice Connection
Yucata
Zum Kukuck
Here are five other well-ranked titles that missed out the first time
around. All they need is a little love and a second and they’ll be
Age of Renaissance
Hannibal: Rome vs. Carthage
Netrunner
Reibach & Co.
Space Hulk (second edition)
Don’t worry about Reibach & Co.—otherwise known as Get the Goods and
Gloria Picktoria—*I’ll* second it.
Once again, we’ll accept nominations for any other ‘96 games. Any
designs that get a nomination and a second will be added to the list.
Make any nominations and seconds that you want for the next couple of
days. The vote will begin on Thursday. I’ll let it run until next
Monday and then we’ll announce the results. Thanks!
Larry
Wei-Hwa Huang onigame@gmail.com [spielfrieks]
2017-09-20 05:16:38 UTC
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I'd like to nominate:

Air Baron
25 Words or Less
The Settlers of Catan Card Game
Post by ***@comcast.net [spielfrieks]
We’re heading back one more year in time, to 1996. It’s an unusual year,
wedged between two years filled with blockbuster titles. It also
wouldn’t surprise me if games we *didn’t* nominate got a lot of attention.
Bamboleo
Campanile
Carabande
Detroit-Cleveland Grand Prix
Downtown
Entdecker
EsselsRennen
Expedition
Freight Train
Give Me The Brain
Grand National Derby
Iron Dragon
Kill Dr. Lucky
Marracash
Members Only
Palmyra
Pico
Quandary
Serenissima
The Very Clever Pipe Game
Top Race
Venice Connection
Yucata
Zum Kukuck
Here are five other well-ranked titles that missed out the first time
around. All they need is a little love and a second and they’ll be added
Age of Renaissance
Hannibal: Rome vs. Carthage
Netrunner
Reibach & Co.
Space Hulk (second edition)
Don’t worry about Reibach & Co.—otherwise known as Get the Goods and
Gloria Picktoria—*I’ll* second it.
Once again, we’ll accept nominations for any other ‘96 games. Any
designs that get a nomination and a second will be added to the list.
Make any nominations and seconds that you want for the next couple of days.
The vote will begin on Thursday. I’ll let it run until next Monday and
then we’ll announce the results. Thanks!
Larry
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Ravindra Prasad rprasadusa@gmail.com [spielfrieks]
2017-09-20 11:56:02 UTC
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I’ll second Catan

Sent from my iPhone
Post by Wei-Hwa Huang ***@gmail.com [spielfrieks]
Air Baron
25 Words or Less
The Settlers of Catan Card Game
Post by ***@comcast.net [spielfrieks]
We’re heading back one more year in time, to 1996. It’s an unusual year, wedged between two years filled with blockbuster titles. It also wouldn’t surprise me if games we didn’t nominate got a lot of attention.
Bamboleo
Campanile
Carabande
Detroit-Cleveland Grand Prix
Downtown
Entdecker
EsselsRennen
Expedition
Freight Train
Give Me The Brain
Grand National Derby
Iron Dragon
Kill Dr. Lucky
Marracash
Members Only
Palmyra
Pico
Quandary
Serenissima
The Very Clever Pipe Game
Top Race
Venice Connection
Yucata
Zum Kukuck
Age of Renaissance
Hannibal: Rome vs. Carthage
Netrunner
Reibach & Co.
Space Hulk (second edition)
Don’t worry about Reibach & Co.—otherwise known as Get the Goods and Gloria Picktoria—I’ll second it.
Once again, we’ll accept nominations for any other ‘96 games. Any designs that get a nomination and a second will be added to the list.
Make any nominations and seconds that you want for the next couple of days. The vote will begin on Thursday. I’ll let it run until next Monday and then we’ll announce the results. Thanks!
Larry
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Anye Mercy anye.freer@gmail.com [spielfrieks]
2017-09-20 14:17:13 UTC
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Memory is shaky but are there significant differences between Detroit-Cleveland Grand Prix and Top Race aside from different maps? I thought they were the same racing game system. So I am not sure of a reason to pick one and not the other beyond "I own D-CGP and so I have played it more often"

Hannibal: Rome vs Carthage was such a disappointment for me; so many people told me I would love it based on my loving Twilight Struggle and other card-driven games like that; so I pre-ordered it when it was re-introduced. But try as I might, i just couldn't find the fun in that one and ended up prize tabling it. And this started my personal rule of only kickstarting games I have already played :)

Luckily there are two other games on that list that are easy choices for me.

Thanks,
Anye
Post by Ravindra Prasad ***@gmail.com [spielfrieks]
I’ll second Catan
Sent from my iPhone
Post by Wei-Hwa Huang ***@gmail.com [spielfrieks]
Air Baron
25 Words or Less
The Settlers of Catan Card Game
Post by ***@comcast.net [spielfrieks]
We’re heading back one more year in time, to 1996. It’s an unusual year, wedged between two years filled with blockbuster titles. It also wouldn’t surprise me if games we didn’t nominate got a lot of attention.
Bamboleo
Campanile
Carabande
Detroit-Cleveland Grand Prix
Downtown
Entdecker
EsselsRennen
Expedition
Freight Train
Give Me The Brain
Grand National Derby
Iron Dragon
Kill Dr. Lucky
Marracash
Members Only
Palmyra
Pico
Quandary
Serenissima
The Very Clever Pipe Game
Top Race
Venice Connection
Yucata
Zum Kukuck
Age of Renaissance
Hannibal: Rome vs. Carthage
Netrunner
Reibach & Co.
Space Hulk (second edition)
Don’t worry about Reibach & Co.—otherwise known as Get the Goods and Gloria Picktoria—I’ll second it.
Once again, we’ll accept nominations for any other ‘96 games. Any designs that get a nomination and a second will be added to the list.
Make any nominations and seconds that you want for the next couple of days. The vote will begin on Thursday. I’ll let it run until next Monday and then we’ll announce the results. Thanks!
Larry
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huzonfirst@comcast.net [spielfrieks]
2017-09-20 14:39:48 UTC
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We already voted on the Catan Card Game, guys, in the '97 election. I know that the Geek shows it as a '96 title, but for whatever reason, the Spielfriekers of 2001 considered it to be a 1997 design, probably because that was the year that the English language Mayfair version came out (which is actually a pretty good reason). So it's already had its day in the sun.


Anye, I'm not that knowledgeable about that whole line of Kramer racing games, but I think there are differences in each one, other than just different courses. At any rate, the 'frieks of the time thought they were different enough to include them both, so we might as well go along with them.


Larry
Ted Cheatham tedcheatham@gmail.com [spielfrieks]
2017-09-20 17:30:04 UTC
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I believe top race had a betting aspect that was omitted in Detroit/Cleveland

Ted Cheatham
Post by ***@comcast.net [spielfrieks]
We already voted on the Catan Card Game, guys, in the '97 election. I know that the Geek shows it as a '96 title, but for whatever reason, the Spielfriekers of 2001 considered it to be a 1997 design, probably because that was the year that the English language Mayfair version came out (which is actually a pretty good reason). So it's already had its day in the sun.
Anye, I'm not that knowledgeable about that whole line of Kramer racing games, but I think there are differences in each one, other than just different courses. At any rate, the 'frieks of the time thought they were different enough to include them both, so we might as well go along with them.
Larry
Doug Orleans dougorleans@gmail.com [spielfrieks]
2017-09-20 17:45:44 UTC
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It's interesting that the 1996 SdJ was El Grande, published in 1995, while
the 1997 SdJ was Mississippi Queen, published in 1997. Kind of a gap year...
Post by Ted Cheatham ***@gmail.com [spielfrieks]
I believe top race had a betting aspect that was omitted in
Detroit/Cleveland
Ted Cheatham
We already voted on the Catan Card Game, guys, in the '97 election. I
know that the Geek shows it as a '96 title, but for whatever reason, the
Spielfriekers of 2001 considered it to be a 1997 design, probably because
that was the year that the English language Mayfair version came out (which
is actually a pretty good reason). So it's already had its day in the sun.
Anye, I'm not that knowledgeable about that whole line of Kramer racing
games, but I think there are differences in each one, other than just
different courses. At any rate, the 'frieks of the time thought they were
different enough to include them both, so we might as well go along with
them.
Larry
Anye Freer anye.freer@gmail.com [spielfrieks]
2017-09-20 20:11:10 UTC
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Cool, thanks! It's been awhile since I played Top Race, but I remember
liking it a lot. DCGP is the only one of the series I own though.

Thanks,
Anye M. Freer
Post by Ted Cheatham ***@gmail.com [spielfrieks]
I believe top race had a betting aspect that was omitted in
Detroit/Cleveland
Ted Cheatham
We already voted on the Catan Card Game, guys, in the '97 election. I
know that the Geek shows it as a '96 title, but for whatever reason, the
Spielfriekers of 2001 considered it to be a 1997 design, probably because
that was the year that the English language Mayfair version came out (which
is actually a pretty good reason). So it's already had its day in the sun.
Anye, I'm not that knowledgeable about that whole line of Kramer racing
games, but I think there are differences in each one, other than just
different courses. At any rate, the 'frieks of the time thought they were
different enough to include them both, so we might as well go along with
them.
Larry
Anye Freer anye.freer@gmail.com [spielfrieks]
2017-09-20 20:14:36 UTC
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Cool, thanks! It's been awhile since I played Top Race, but I remember
liking it a lot. DCGP is the only one of the series I own though.

Thanks,
Anye M. Freer
Post by Ted Cheatham ***@gmail.com [spielfrieks]
I believe top race had a betting aspect that was omitted in
Detroit/Cleveland
Ted Cheatham
We already voted on the Catan Card Game, guys, in the '97 election. I
know that the Geek shows it as a '96 title, but for whatever reason, the
Spielfriekers of 2001 considered it to be a 1997 design, probably because
that was the year that the English language Mayfair version came out (which
is actually a pretty good reason). So it's already had its day in the sun.
Anye, I'm not that knowledgeable about that whole line of Kramer racing
games, but I think there are differences in each one, other than just
different courses. At any rate, the 'frieks of the time thought they were
different enough to include them both, so we might as well go along with
them.
Larry
Clay Blankenship clay.blankenship@gmail.com [spielfrieks]
2017-09-20 20:27:42 UTC
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Not sure if it is up anyone's ally (or if it violates any eligibility
rules), but the Pokemon TCG dates from that year and is still going strong.

Clay
Post by Anye Freer ***@gmail.com [spielfrieks]
Cool, thanks! It's been awhile since I played Top Race, but I remember
liking it a lot. DCGP is the only one of the series I own though.
Thanks,
Anye M. Freer
Post by Ted Cheatham ***@gmail.com [spielfrieks]
I believe top race had a betting aspect that was omitted in
Detroit/Cleveland
Ted Cheatham
We already voted on the Catan Card Game, guys, in the '97 election. I
know that the Geek shows it as a '96 title, but for whatever reason, the
Spielfriekers of 2001 considered it to be a 1997 design, probably because
that was the year that the English language Mayfair version came out (which
is actually a pretty good reason). So it's already had its day in the sun.
Anye, I'm not that knowledgeable about that whole line of Kramer racing
games, but I think there are differences in each one, other than just
different courses. At any rate, the 'frieks of the time thought they were
different enough to include them both, so we might as well go along with
them.
Larry
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