2017-09-28 15:44:26 UTC
Well, these retrospectives have been a lot of fun, but 1995 is the last one we will do this year. Starting next year, following the normal election for the 2017 gaming year, weâll do what I hope becomes an annual look back at the awards from 5, 10, 15, and 20 years ago.
Sorry for the delay in posting this, but Iâve just started a new job and things have been a bit hectic. Still, Iâll always find time for my gaming duties. Priorities!
In the original election, there were apparently only 17 games nominated. Here they are, in alphabetical order:
Am Fuss des Kilimanjaro
Auf Achse Kartenspiel
MÃŒ & Mehr
Once Upon a Time
The Settlers of Catan
Iâve found a whole bunch of notable games from that year that werenât nominated. Here are 15 of the most highly rated ones. Any game that gets a second will be part of the election.
1825 Unit 1
2038: Tycoons of the Asteroid Belt
Formula Motor Racing
Legend of the Five Rings
Mystery of the Abbey
Star Wars CCG
The Bottle Imp
The Great Dalmuti
The version of Streetcar that came out in â95 was called Linie 1. Mayfair modified the rules and released their version, called Streetcar, in â96. So technically, the eligible game is Linie 1, but itâs more widely known as Streetcar, so thatâs what I called it. Similarly, when The Bottle Imp was released in 1995, it was called Flaschenteufel, but itâs better known today by its English title, which it didnât acquire until quite a few years later.
Iâd like to second both Billabong and The Bottle Imp, so those will be included with the nominated games.
Please feel free to nominate any other â95 titles youâre likely to vote for. If any of those can get a second, weâll include them as well.
Weâve gotten a late start with the process this week, so letâs wait until Monday for people to make suggestions. Iâll then set up the election and we can carry out the last retrospective of the year. 1995 was an historical year in gaming, so letâs see if we can do it justice!