ONCE A YEAR the hosts of Idle Thumbs set out with the goal of commemorating, on this website, the games which left an indelible mark on our brain. Most often, we fail. But some years, like 2011 and 2008 before it, we achieve our goal. This is one of those years.

CONTAINED WITHIN THIS VAULTED CHAMBER are not the best games of the year, but some of the best. Most of the best. No order is intended, no winner is chosen, but we hope you will enjoy our thoughts all the same.

Proceed to the Idle Thumbs Gamse of the Year 2013.