GeekQuestion#153: What's your favorite Knizia game?
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I think it was more than a year ago, I created GeekQuestion 153 (http://www.boardgamegeek.com/question/153) to ask what your favorite game is designed by Reiner Knizia.

I revisited the question and collected everyone's input. Each answer/game got one vote (if people answered several different games, they each got one vote).

Listed below is the result, sorted by the number of votes.

Note this is the result from a GeekQuestion. This is no poll or anything organized. I personally believe you can't draw any descent conclusions from it. At most it confirms trends already know/collected elsewhere.

I have to admit my question was a bit too narrow as several gamers, including myself, have several "favorite" Knizia games. To quote Ken Dozier (phantomvortex): "You're probably the same person that would ask who's your favorite child.".
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1. Board Game: Tigris & Euphrates [Average Rating:7.71 Overall Rank:72]
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Why doesn't this suprise me (here on the Geek)?
 
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2. Board Game: Through the Desert [Average Rating:7.06 Overall Rank:440]
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Ties with...
 
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3. Board Game: Samurai [Average Rating:7.44 Overall Rank:180]
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Because they have the same number of votes it only confirms they're in about the same BGG ranking range. They do have more votes than some other games (Taj Mahal and Amun-Re for example). Maybe because they are more 'accessibility' (simple rules but still engaging)?
 
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4. Board Game: Lord of the Rings [Average Rating:6.77 Overall Rank:724]
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Though the LOTR hype would have died (although I do play it from time to time). It's a rather unique game (being cooperative and having a good mechanic-theme interlock).

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5. Board Game: Modern Art [Average Rating:7.35 Overall Rank:217]
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...and also ties with...
 
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6. Board Game: Ra [Average Rating:7.47 Overall Rank:137]
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Modern Art and Ra gets the same votes. Again, it only confirms both game are in the 'same' league and being both classic Knizia auction games.
 
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7. Board Game: Taj Mahal [Average Rating:7.31 Overall Rank:326]
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Not many Taj Mahal gamers answering GeekQuestions ?
 
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8. Board Game: Ingenious [Average Rating:7.15 Overall Rank:341]
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Dominoes meets Eufraat & Tigris scoring mechanism.
 
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9. Board Game: Lost Cities [Average Rating:7.15 Overall Rank:293]
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The #1 of what-can-you-recommend-I-play-with-my-non-gaming-girlfriend GeekLists ?
 
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10. Board Game: Blue Moon [Average Rating:6.72 Overall Rank:931]
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Knizia does CCG without the first C (although the number of expansions are growing).
 
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11. Board Game: Amun-Re [Average Rating:7.34 Overall Rank:269]
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Home of the supposedly best session report (http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/24697).
 
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12. Board Game: Lord of the Rings: The Confrontation [Average Rating:7.20 Overall Rank:433]
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Knizia wants to play Stratego.
 
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13. Board Game: Medici [Average Rating:7.15 Overall Rank:460]
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Again, Knizia does auction and set collection (which isn't a bad thing).
 
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14. Board Game: Winner's Circle [Average Rating:6.97 Overall Rank:690]
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And it's Red Fox winning with a nose length from Nouget!
 
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15. Board Game: Schotten Totten [Average Rating:7.31 Overall Rank:370]
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Knizia on vacation in Scotland...
 
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16. Board Game: Stephenson's Rocket [Average Rating:6.88 Overall Rank:1049]
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...and returs by train.
 
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17. Board Game: Colossal Arena [Average Rating:6.79 Overall Rank:790]
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Place your bets on fantasy creatures.
 
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18. Board Game: Battle Line [Average Rating:7.42 Overall Rank:185]
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Knizia on vacation in classical antiquity...
 
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19. Board Game: Fish Eat Fish [Average Rating:5.73 Overall Rank:7036]
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...and gets bitten by fish.
 
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20. Board Game: Reiner Knizia's Amazing Flea Circus [Average Rating:5.80 Overall Rank:6560]
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21. Board Game: High Society [Average Rating:6.88 Overall Rank:719]
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22. Board Game: Bucket Brigade [Average Rating:6.04 Overall Rank:4529]
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To quote the person who answered with this game: "Honeybears (and I'm not kidding)". So it definetly became an legal vote
 
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The soup making game.
 
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