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BGTG #136 - 100 Great Games, part 3 (with Stephen Glenn and 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 #56-60 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

Tao of Gaming's "8 Layers of Crap"

-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).



Board Game: Notre Dame

#70 - Notre Dame
Designer: Stefan Feld
Artist: Harald Lieske
Publisher: Alea/Rio Grande Games
Year: 2007




Board Game: Goa

#69 - Goa
Designer: Rüdiger Dorn
Artist: Oliver Freudenreich
Publisher: Hans im Glück/Rio Grande/Zman
Year: 2004




Board Game: Take it Easy!

#68 - Take it Easy!
Designers: Peter Burley
Publisher: FX Schmid/Ravensburger
Year: 1983




Board Game: Dixit

#67 - Dixit
Designer: Jean-Louis Roubira
Artist: Marie Cardouat
Publisher: Asmodee
Year: 2008




Board Game: Caylus

#66 - Caylus
Designer: William Attia
Artist: Cyril Demaegd
Publisher: Ystari
Year: 2005




Board Game: Tikal

#65 - Tikal
Designers: Michael Kiesling & Wolfgang Kramer
Publisher: Ravensburger/Rio Grande Games
Year: 1999




Board Game: Entdecker

#64 - Entdecker
Designers: Klaus Teuber
Artists: Franz Vohwinkel
Publisher: Goldseiber
Year: 1996




Board Game: Mare Nostrum

#63 - Mare Nostrum
Designer: Serge Laget
Artist: Franck Dion
Publisher: Eurogames
Year: 2003




Board Game: RoboRally

#62 - RoboRally
Designers: Richard Garfield
Artist: Phil Foglio
Publisher: Avalon Hill (Hasbro)
Year: 1994




Board Game: Outpost

#61 - Outpost
Designer: James Hlavaty & Timothy Moore
Publisher: TimJim Games/Stronghold Games
Year: 1991




Board Game: Eclipse

#60 - Eclipse
Designer: Touko Tahkokallio
Artists: Ossi Hiekkala & Sampo Sikiö
Publisher: Lautapelit.fi
Year: 2011




Board Game: Die Macher

#59 - Die Macher
Designer: Karl-Heinz Schmiel
Publisher: Hans im Gluck/Valley Games
Year: 1986




Board Game: Thebes

#58 - Thebes
Designers: Peter Prinz
Artist: Michael Menzel
Publisher: Queen
Year: 2007




Board Game: Summoner Wars: Master Set

#57 - Summoner Wars
Designer: Colby Dauch
Publisher: Plaid Hat Games
Year: 2008




Board Game: Schotten Totten

#56 - Schotten Totten/Battle Line
Designer: Reiner Knizia
Publisher: ASS/GMT Games
Year: 1999











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