"The Games Hall of Fame was created in 1984 to honor games that have met or exceeded the highest standards of quality and play value and have been continuously in production for at least 10 years; i.e., classics. The Hall of Fame is published annually in the Buyer’s Guide section of the December issue of Games."
This is not a list of favourite childhood games or even games everyone has heard of.
There's only one game on this list that makes me scratch my head regarding its inclusion. The rest are great choices.
My favourite is sadly out-of-print.