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The Optimum Game Selection Tool v2.0
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A lot of people found the original version of this geeklist very useful, you can see it here:
The Optimum Game Selection Tool

The core purpose of the list was to choose the optimum games to play on game night taking into account the number of players you have available, the type of game they want to play and the weight of the game they want to play.
Of course it can also be used to decide the best games to buy for your group.

I decided that it would be good idea to update the geeklist making the most of the updated information on BGG. I also wanted to add a list of games for each entry rather than just one. This version aligns game type with the BGG subdomains. It also uses updated user inputs in terms of game ranks, weight and optimum number of players polls.

Weight is a relative term. I have used BGG weight ratings, but have adjusted them by subdomain so that there were almost equal groups in Light, Medium and Heavy for that subdomain.
This means that a game could be categorised as both a Heavy Family game and also a Light Strategy game or Light Wargame.

Childrens games are split by age group using the BGG recommended age group polls, not weight, as they would otherwise all be Light! This means that if you are looking for games for a four year old you'd probably want to look in both the "3 years and up" and "4 years and up" sections.

If you think a really good game for an entry is missing then feel free to add a comment to that entry

If you find an incorrect or broken link then please geekmail me rather than adding a comment which will still be there after the link is fixed. There are a lot of links here!

Have Patience after clicking the links - they will take you to the geeklist entry eventually!
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1. Board Game: Players and Playwrights [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
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How many Players do you have?

1 Player: Go to 8
2 Players: Go to 2
3 Players: Go to 3
4 Players: Go to 4
5 Players: Go to 5
6 Players: Go to 6
7 or more Players: Go to 7
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2 Players

What do you want to play?

Abstract: go to 9
Childrens: go to 10
Customizable: go to 11
Family: go to 12
Party: go to 13
Strategy: go to 14
Thematic: go to 15
Wargame: go to 16
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3 Players

What do you want to play?

Abstract: go to 17
Childrens: go to 18
Customizable: go to 19
Family: go to 20
Party: go to 21
Strategy: go to 22
Thematic: go to 23
Wargame: go to 24
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4 Players

What do you want to play?

Abstract: go to 25
Childrens: go to 26
Customizable: go to 27
Family: go to 28
Party: go to 29
Strategy: go to 30
Thematic: go to 31
Wargame: go to 32
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5 Players

What do you want to play?

Abstract: go to 33
Childrens: go to 34
Customizable: go to 35
Family: go to 36
Party: go to 37
Strategy: go to 38
Thematic: go to 39
Wargame: go to 40
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6 Players

What do you want to play?

Abstract: go to 41
Childrens: go to 42
Customizable: go to 43
Family: go to 44
Party: go to 45
Strategy: go to 46
Thematic: go to 47
Wargame: go to 48
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7 or more Players

What do you want to play?

Abstract: go to 49
Childrens: go to 50
Customizable: go to 51
Family: go to 52
Party: go to 53
Strategy: go to 54
Thematic: go to 55
Wargame: go to 56
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1 Player

What do you want to play?

Abstract: go to 57
Childrens: go to 58
Customizable: go to 59
Family: go to 60
Strategy: go to 61
Thematic: go to 62
Wargame: go to 63
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9. Board Game: Abstracts [Average Rating:6.44 Unranked]
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2 Player Abstract Game

Light? go to 64

Medium? go to 65

Heavy? go to 66
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10. Board Game: Kids Rule! [Average Rating:4.50 Unranked]
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2 Player Children's Game

Aged 3 and up? go to 67

Aged 4 and up? go to 68

Aged 5 and up? go to 69

Aged 6 and up? go to 70
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11. Board Game: Collect [Average Rating:4.94 Unranked]
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2 Player Customizable Game

Light? go to 71

Medium? go to 72

Heavy? go to 73
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12. Board Game: Family Affair [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
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2 Player Family Game

Light? go to 74

Medium? go to 75

Heavy? go to 76
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13. Board Game: The Party Game [Average Rating:3.50 Unranked]
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2 Player Party Game

Can you have a 2 player party game?

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14. Board Game: Strategy [Average Rating:6.92 Unranked]
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2 Player Strategy Game

Light? go to 78

Medium? go to 79

Heavy? go to 80

Very Heavy? go to 81
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15. Board Game: Tell-A-Story [Average Rating:4.27 Unranked]
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2 Player Thematic Game

Light? go to 82

Medium? go to 83

Heavy? go to 84
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16. Board Game: Wargame [Average Rating:6.50 Unranked]
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2 Player War Game

Light? go to 85

Medium? go to 86

Heavy? go to 87

Very Heavy? go to 88
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17. Board Game: Abstracts [Average Rating:6.44 Unranked]
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3 Player Abstract Game

Light? go to 89

Medium? go to 90

Heavy? go to 91
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18. Board Game: Kids Rule! [Average Rating:4.50 Unranked]
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3 Player Childrens Game

Aged 3 and up? go to 92

Aged 4 and up? go to 93

Aged 5 and up? go to 94

Aged 6 and up? go to 95
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19. Board Game: Collect [Average Rating:4.94 Unranked]
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3 Player Customizable Game

Light? go to 96

Medium? go to 97

Heavy? go to 98
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20. Board Game: Family Affair [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
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3 Player Family Game

Light? go to 99

Medium? go to 100

Heavy? go to 101
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21. Board Game: The Party Game [Average Rating:3.50 Unranked]
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3 Player Party Game

Light? go to 102

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22. Board Game: Strategy [Average Rating:6.92 Unranked]
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3 Player Strategy Game

Light? go to 104

Medium? go to 105

Heavy? go to 106

Very Heavy? go to 107
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23. Board Game: Tell-A-Story [Average Rating:4.27 Unranked]
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3 Player Thematic Game

Light? go to 108

Medium? go to 109

Heavy? go to 110
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24. Board Game: Wargame [Average Rating:6.50 Unranked]
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3 Player War Game

Light? go to 111

Medium? go to 112

Heavy? go to 113

Very Heavy? go to 114
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25. Board Game: Abstracts [Average Rating:6.44 Unranked]
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4 Player Abstract Game

Light? go to 115

Medium? go to 116

Heavy? go to 117
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