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BGTG #133 - 100 Great Games, part 2 (with Stephen Glenn & Mark Jackson)

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Stephen Glenn and Mark Jackson rejoin me (Mark JOHNson) to continue this series. In 2012, the two guys polled a number of experienced gamers (a few designers, many reviewers, all enthusiasts) for their top games, consolidated the results, and asked to come on my podcast to count down the results. I was pleased to be part of the poll, and doubly pleased to have them on Boardgames To Go. I really like how Stephen describes this:

"a fun list to discuss over coffee & pie."


The poll was for our favorite games, not necessarily the best games. We even got to submit a top fifteen, which took the usual tough request for a top ten and gave us more breathing room for five more titles. I know in my case, it made it easier to add some very recent games to my longstanding favorites. On each podcast we're counting down 15 titles until we get to a final show with the Top Ten. I'll be interspersing 100 Great Games countdown episodes with my other podcast episodes.

Here are #71-85 on the list, counted down in reverse order as we discuss them on the podcast.


Stephen Glenn's designer page at BGG (Balloon Cup/Piñata, 1st & Goal, You Must Be an Idiot!)

Mark Jackson's personal blog

-Mark

P.S. If you want to see the original version of the list these guys made it in 2005, it's still available at 100 Great Games, 2005 Edition (THE ONE HUNDRED).



RPG Item: Dungeons & Dragons Basic Set (First Edition)

#85 - Dungeons & Dragons Basic Set (First Edition)
Designers: Dave Arneson & Gary Gygax
Artist: David Sutherland III
Publisher: TSR
Year: 1977




Board Game: Commands & Colors: Ancients

#84 - Commands & Colors: Ancients
Designer: Richard Borg
Artist: Rodger MacGowan
Publisher: GMT Games
Year: 2006




Board Game: Apples to Apples

#83 - Apples to Apples
Designers: Matthew Kirby & Mark Alan Osterhaus
Artist: John Kovalic
Publisher: Out of the Box Publishing
Year: 1999




Board Game: Empire Builder

#82 - Empire Builder
Designers: Darwin Bromley & Bill Fawcett
Publisher: Mayfair Games
Year: 1980




Board Game: Cockroach Poker

#81 - Cockroach Poker
Designer: Jacques Zeimet
Artist: Rolf Vogt
Publisher: Drei Magier Spiele
Year: 2004




Board Game: Montage

#80 - Montage
Designer: Joli Quentin Kansil
Publisher: Gamut of Games/Gryphon Games
Year: 1973




Board Game: Railways of the World

#79 - Railways of the World
Designers: Glenn Drover & Martin Wallace
Artists: Kurt Miller, Paul Niemeyer & David Oram
Publisher: Eagle Games/Winsome Games
Year: 2005




Board Game: Navegador

#78 - Navegador
Designer: Mac Gerdts
Artist: Marina Fehrenbach
Publisher: PD-Verlag/Rio Grande Games
Year: 2010





 

#77 - Diamant/Diamant
Designers: Bruno Faidutti & Alan R. Moon
Artist: Claus Stephan/Matthias Catrein
Publisher: Schmidt/Sunriver Games
Year: 2005




Board Game: Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game

#76 - Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game
Designer: Corey Koneiczka
Artists: Kevin Childress, Andrew Navaro, Brian Schomburg, WiL Springer
Publisher: Fantasy Flight Games
Year: 2008




Board Game: Mamma Mia!

#75 - Mamma Mia!
Designer: Uwe Rosenberg
Artist: Franz Vohwinkel
Publisher: AbacusSpiele/Rio Grande Games
Year: 1999




Board Game: Ricochet Robots

#74 - Ricochet Robots
Designer: Alex Randolph
Artist: Franz Vohwinkel
Publisher: AbacusSpiele/Rio Grande Games
Year: 1999




Board Game: Wildlife Adventure

#73 - Wildlife Adventure/Expedition
Designers: Wolfgang & Ursula Kramer
Artist: Gerhard Schmid/Jo Hartwig
Publisher: Ravensburger/Queen
Year: 1985




Board Game: Ghost Stories

#72 - Ghost Stories
Designer: Antoine Bauza
Artist: Pierô
Publisher: Repos/Asmodee
Year: 2008




Board Game: Stone Age

#71 - Stone Age
Designer: Bernd Brunnhofer
Artist: Michael Menzel
Publisher: Hans im Glück/Rio Grande Games
Year: 2008











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