How We Hate to Love You: Worst Games We Love to Play
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For the past few weeks, I've been poring through the top 300 ranked games on BGG, dreaming about which games I'd like to get next and tweaking my search parameters in hope of finding that holy grail, The Perfect List of Games. It occurred to me I could narrow my search by comparing the top ranked games with the top played games. While the two lists overlap for the most part (the games we like are the games we're playing), there was a few that surprised me. This is a list of games in the top 100 of all-time plays but whose overall rank doesn't even put them in the top quartile of all ranked games. Oh, miserable lot, why do we gaze upon your face, covered with warts, and whisper breathlessly: "Play again?"
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1. Board Game: The Great Dalmuti [Average Rating:6.55 Overall Rank:1184]
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All Time Play Rank: 88
Overall Ranking: 801
Difference: 713
 
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2. Board Game: Circus Flohcati [Average Rating:6.64 Overall Rank:1393]
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All Time Play Rank: 80
Overall Ranking: 798
Difference: 718
 
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3. Board Game: TransAmerica [Average Rating:6.67 Overall Rank:921]
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All Time Play Rank: 27
Overall Ranking: 826
Difference: 799
 
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4. Board Game: 10 Days in Africa [Average Rating:6.56 Overall Rank:1685]
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All Time Play Rank: 93
Overall Ranking: 904
Difference: 811
 
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5. Board Game: Scrabble [Average Rating:6.28 Overall Rank:1564]
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All Time Play Rank: 98
Overall Ranking: 938
Difference: 840
 
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6. Board Game: Guillotine [Average Rating:6.54 Overall Rank:1022]
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All Time Play Rank: 50
Overall Ranking: 923
Difference: 873
 
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7. Board Game: Backgammon [Average Rating:6.53 Overall Rank:1109]
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All Time Play Rank: 47
Overall Ranking: 1019
Difference: 972
 
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8. Board Game: Pickomino [Average Rating:6.55 Overall Rank:1090]
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All Time Play Rank: 83
Overall Ranking: 1202
Difference: 1119
 
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9. Board Game: Coda [Average Rating:6.09 Overall Rank:3024]
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All Time Play Rank: 97
Overall Ranking: 1444
Difference: 1347

And the worst game we love to play (drum roll, please)...
 
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10. Board Game: Fluxx [Average Rating:5.69 Overall Rank:6937]
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All Time Play Rank: 46
Overall Ranking: 2515
Difference: 2469
 
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