Green Ronin has followed up on the excellent Hobby Games: The 100 Best with a sequel: Family Games: The 100 Best. Since I created an unnecessary analysis of the books contents for the first book, it seems only appropriate to do it again!
Just like the original book, 100 notable people from the game industry have been asked to write about the game they feel is "best," for just about any definition of best. To eliminate duplicate entries, some writers wrote about their second or third picks. The result is full of fascinating insights, gaming history, and a lot of temptations to buy games you've never heard of.
While reading, I noticed that the same names came up again and again. Milton Bradley published a lot of the games. Sid Sackson seems to have been a popular designer. I became curious about the actual counts. I also became curious about the chain of writers respect. Forunately there is no problem too trivial to attack with some Perl. I've assembled the following information about the games, authors, and designers in the book:
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