My 5&10 list - very unbalanced
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I fought the urge to post one of these self-aggrandizing lists, but I give up. Here it is. The only thing "special" about this list, I think, is how unbalanced it is - the top games get played a *LOT*. This is typical. When I find a game I really like, I play the hell out of it, not just 10 or 20 times a year.

I started recording games in the late summer, so this only includes games played since then.

I've alse used picture of my own when possible in this list. I don't upload many pictures (10 so far), but when I play a game a lot I think it's worth doing.
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170 plays, all 3-round games. Mostly online at flexgames. I tried it there, and was very quickly taken with it. Have to play again and again! I'm pretty good now also, usually my rank is in the top 10 list on that site. I bought it since, but my wife doesn't like it nearly as much.

I'll probably be playing less in the future, just because I decided I'm wasting too much time at it so I'm trying to cut down to a couple games a week.
 
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2. Board Game: Go [Average Rating:7.65 Overall Rank:128]
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80 plays. If I had kept record all year I'm sure that it would be more like 200. A mix of online and at my local go club. This is the only game I like enough to go to a club to play. I don't see this levelling off for a long time, unless my free time shrinks even more than it has already. Basically, while most people are watching TV or whatever they do...I'm playing go.

The image here is from the go server that I run.
 
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54 plays. For several months my daughter wanted to play this endlessly. She probably played 4 or 5 times a day, I would be involved in 1 or 2 of those. Really it's not a bad game for adults, no real skill involved but at least there's a little bit of suspense, fun bits (love that treasure chest!), plus it's fairly quick.

That's my main opponent you see in the picture.
 
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17 plays, but probably 25 to 30 if you were to count the whole year. The game that led me to BGG. My whole family really took a huge liking to this, as a result it got played every time there were more than two of us together and the kids were all asleep.

Finally with this game my number of plays are getting down to where most people's #1 most played game is!
 
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12 plays. Bought this, it really didn't grab me or my wife. Played it online. A little more fun, but still really not all that great to me. I'm not sure why, it just isn't all that exciting. I'm not even sure why I've played it this many times. Sometimes I guess I play it online just to procrastinate.
 
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6. Board Game: Colorforms Silly Faces Game [Average Rating:4.36 Unranked]
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10 plays. Oh how I cannot stand this game, but my daughter insists sometimes. Luckily, since she got Gulo Gulo at Christmas, she has stopped asking for this.
 
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7 plays. A Christmas gift to my daughter. She likes it, and so do I...can't ask for better! I uploaded a few pictures of her playing, but so far they aren't available.
 
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7 plays. My wife's favorite 2-player game. I like it too.
 
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7 plays. All online at the DoW site. I bought it for my nephew for Christmas, haven't heard yet whether he likes it or not. I hope so, because I sure like it!
 
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6 plays. All on BGG. I bought this game because I like it so much, but realistically, I don't see me playing it because none of my family would like such a heavy game. I just tell myself that maybe in 6 or 7 years my children will want to play...how's that for a long term investment?
 
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6 plays. Probably more like 20 if you count the whole year. Guess who I played this against?
 
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5 plays. My first purchase for my daughter. I think she was too young, she really didn't care for it much. Now she's starting to like it a little more, but heck, now there are other games that are a lot more interesting (in both her opinion and mine).
 
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5 plays. Ugh. This and "silly faces" compete for the games I most dread.
 
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14. Board Game: Ra [Average Rating:7.47 Overall Rank:136]
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4 plays. This is an "Honorary 5 and dime." I just got it in November. Since then we've played this as much as settlers, and I hope this continues next year. I like this a little bit more than Settlers, and it's light enough that my family enjoys it too.
 
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