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No 1s, only one 10: applying the BGG ratings to a lifetime of gaming
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What a long, strange trip. I've pretty much been a gamer all my life, but when miar introduced me to BGG in the late summer of 2007, I knew I'd found one of those few www sites I'd stick around on (BUST.com is the most notable other, while fadsites like Myspace & FaceCrack have come & gone).

Today I rated my 200th game. I stick to the BGG ratings guidelines, which are based on how much I want to play something:

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* 10 - Outstanding. Always want to play and expect this will never change.
* 9 - Excellent game. Always want to play it.
* 8 - Very good game. I like to play. Probably I'll suggest it and will never turn down a game.
* 7 - Good game, usually willing to play.
* 6 - Ok game, some fun or challenge at least, will play sporadically if in the right mood.
* 5 - Average game, slightly boring, take it or leave it.
* 4 - Not so good, it doesn't get me but could be talked into it on occasion.
* 3 - Likely won't play this again although could be convinced. Bad.
* 2 - Extremely annoying game, won't play this ever again.
* 1 - Defies description of a game. You won't catch me dead playing this. Clearly broken.



I further understand this to mean within a context of all other games being available at that moment. So to me, a 10 is the game that, even if all my 9s are available, I'll probably play first. I feel 10 and 1 are the most important--and most overused--ratings. To me a 1 simply cannot be considered a game, based on our common understanding of what that word means. As a result, I have no 1s.

Here then are the 200 games I've rated, from worst to best. Please feel free to add your thoughts, or to tell me I'm full of shit.
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1. Board Game: Munchkin [Average Rating:6.03 Overall Rank:2239]
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Yo: munch this.
Rating: 2

Based on BGG ratings, this is my most controversial 2.
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2. Board Game: Risk [Average Rating:5.59 Overall Rank:9468]
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In order to make it remotely entertaining, we had to radically change the army distribution parameters, and draw a connection between Eastern Aussie and Chile.
Rating: 2

Dull, dull, dull. I would rather play Fluxx.
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3. Board Game: Fluxx [Average Rating:5.73 Overall Rank:4483] [Average Rating:5.73 Unranked]
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Ugh. They should just call this whole series "Wait for it...sucker!"
Rating: 2
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4. Board Game: Point Of Law [Average Rating:4.50 Overall Rank:10627]
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Voluntary jury duty.
Rating: 2
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5. Board Game: Cranium [Average Rating:5.75 Overall Rank:4090]
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Amazing that they took the least interesting aspects of other games, put them together, and made a bestseller. Like creating a hit TV series out of B-list actors from long-defunct shows...oh. Never mind.
Rating: 2
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6. Board Game: Give Me the Brain! [Average Rating:5.87 Overall Rank:3131]
 
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Marginally better than Fluxx, Munchkin, and their ilk. Marginally.
Rating: 2
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7. Board Game: The Game of Life [Average Rating:4.04 Overall Rank:10974]
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The best thing I can say about it is it doesn't expressly rule out same-sex marriages.
Rating: 2
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8. Board Game: A Question of Scruples [Average Rating:4.59 Overall Rank:10924]
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From my hometown, this game could be fun if it was the only one available, and I were with a group of lifelong friends. With people you don't know extremely well, this is almost painful, and can lead to some pretty angry people. Doesn't sound like much of a game to me.
Rating: 3
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9. Board Game: Acquire [Average Rating:7.38 Overall Rank:144]
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I'd much rather play Tyros, so I guess theme does matter. I had a great teacher, an enthusiastic table, a close game, and still found it incredibly dull. Won't be playing this again.
Rating: 3
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10. Board Game: Monopoly [Average Rating:4.45 Overall Rank:10970]
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I used to play this competitively in my early teens, even though I had access to better games like Go, Chess, Krypto, and others. Then again, I was a fan of Simple Minds and KISS, too. Teenagers are stupid.
Rating: 3
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11. Board Game: Escalation! [Average Rating:5.67 Overall Rank:5409]
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Not bad, per se. But I don't think I'll play it again, and certainly not with 6P. Like a poor version of Gang of Four.
Rating: 3
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12. Board Game: Mystery Rummy: Jekyll & Hyde [Average Rating:6.64 Overall Rank:1281]
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P.U.
Take a crappy card game like rummy, add a theme & a whole lot of elements that don't make it more interesting, challenging, or most importantly, fun.
Rating: 3.
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13. Board Game: Caylus [Average Rating:7.90 Overall Rank:20]
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I see the attraction, but playing this game with two isn't much more than an exercise in thinkiness. Certainly not fun.

Rating: 3
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14. Board Game: Carcassonne [Average Rating:7.44 Overall Rank:108] [Average Rating:7.44 Unranked]
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*yawn* wake me when it's my turn
Rating: 3
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15. Board Game: Stratego [Average Rating:6.01 Overall Rank:2088]
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Was fun as a kid, but now is extremely dull, made even moreso by the existence of the much better Hera and Zeus.
Rating: 3
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16. Board Game: Race for the Galaxy [Average Rating:7.80 Overall Rank:23]
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Not my style. I like fast games, and I like games where keeping tabs on my opponents is paramount, but I don't like the two together. Too frantic.
Rating: 3
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17. Board Game: Break the Safe [Average Rating:6.09 Overall Rank:3104]
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Clever cooperative game with beating a ticking clock as the collective goal. Good board, great bits, but the game itself was too easy for us. Probably a good kids' game. Would be better if the times could be set in increments of 1 minute, instead of 3 preset times.

Rating: 3
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18. Board Game: PitchCar [Average Rating:7.23 Overall Rank:251]
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Cute, but with so many great dexterity games out there, I'm not sure what this one has that it ranks so highly.
Rating: 3
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19. Board Game: Sorry! [Average Rating:4.53 Overall Rank:10958]
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The only fun part is the mock apologies.
Rating: 3
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20. Board Game: Nautilus [Average Rating:6.42 Overall Rank:1607]
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Nice bits. Good concept. But 1 1/2 hours?
Rating: 3
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21. Board Game: Anti-Monopoly [Average Rating:3.67 Overall Rank:10953]
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Just barely more interesting than its progenitor.
Rating: 3
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22. Board Game: Battleship [Average Rating:4.51 Overall Rank:10963]
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Lots of fun as a kid. Less so now, though I do enjoy seeing how few guesses it takes me to find all 5 boats (I think my record is eight). I don't do as well at sinking them, though.

Rating: 3
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23. Board Game: Carcassonne: The Castle [Average Rating:7.08 Overall Rank:364]
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my turn again? can I play all my tiles now so I can get started on my nap?
Rating: 3
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24. Board Game: Drakon (third edition) [Average Rating:6.59 Overall Rank:1013]
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Maybe it was the AP, but this game was too sleepy and repetitive for me.
Rating: 3
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25. Board Game: The T-Shirt Game [Average Rating:5.36 Overall Rank:9402]
 
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I am a tshirt guy. I have books about tshirts. I chase people down in the street to take pictures of their tshirts. This should have been a shoo-in. But my interest spoiled me for the weak attempts at tshirt wit in this game. They should have hired Inkygirl as a writer.
Rating: 3
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