Derk's Second Decree: Derk Sells Out
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Having required the populace of BoardGameGeek to cut their collections to a mere 26 games (see http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/38595), Derk was pleased. Not overly pleased, mind you - he was particularly saddened to see Tichu lose out to Settlers of Catan by more than 4:1 - but still, he had met his goal.

But then Derk received a call from Hasbro, who noted that his decree had resulted in an overwhelming supply of their used games entering the secondary market. They had traced the issue to the miserable ranking of many of their games on BGG, and wanted to know what might be done about this issue. At first, Derk had no particular sympathy for their plight. But then the Hasbro representative suggested the possibility of untraceable Swiss bank accounts, and Derk's sympathy soared.

Thus, Derk was inspired to make a second decree - in addition to the 26 games taken before, each BGG user would be required to purchase an additional 26 games - one from the lowest ten ranked games on BGG, one from the next lowest ten, and so on until 25 games had been selected. For the 26th game, any game published by Hasbro or one of the corporations Hasbro had swallowed (Parker Brothers, Milton Bradley, Avalon Hill, Wizards of the Coast, TSR, Selchow & Righter, etc.) can be chosen.

Fortunately, this again is just a theoretical exercise. But if it weren't - which would you pick? For the first 25, please answer the polls below. For the 26th, just add it to the list. Kvetching about having to chose one of the awful games available in a particular set can be added through comments.

(Please note that polls don't always work well in geeklists; if one acts as if you have already answered, when you haven't, just click on "Questions" and make your selection - it should be registered properly.)

(And, an aside - in putting together the poll for this list, I discovered that of the bottom 250 ranked games, 218 are among the first 10,000 games entered on BGG, 22 are among the next 10,000 (ID 10,001-20,000), 9 among the next 10,000 (ID 20,001-30,000), and only 1 has an id 30,001 or higher, among IDs going over 40,500 currently.)
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