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2013 Games of the Year
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December 2012 issue
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The Z Dossier
Which of these bizarre stories are “out there,” and which ones did we make up?
Alan Lance Andersen
A visual test that will challenge even the most eagle-eyed observers. Jeff Moran
Show of Force
How many of these silhouetted weapons from pop culture sources can you identify?
Which pairs of words are etymologically related, and which ones only seem to be?
A potpourri of games you’ve probably never seen before.
Who Goes First?
A quest to design the ideal set of dice. Eric Harshbarger
Robot Management 101
Divide the programming commands between the robots to make your factory run smoothly.
Mark Engelberg and Brian O’Neil
How many END words, names, and titles can you find?
2013 Buyer’s Guide to Games
The Traditional Games 100 and Game of the Year
Trajan takes this year’s best game award.
Edited by John J. McCallion
The Electronic Games 100 and Game of the Year
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is this year’s best.
Edited by Thomas L. McDonald
State of Play: A Gaming Blog
GAME OF THE YEAR
AND OTHER AWARDS