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Mr Dove
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My wife and I were discussing future boardgame purchases and she made a comment about getting more games for when our boys are older. Our boys are 4 and 1.

This made me wonder if anyone will still be playing games like Puerto Rico or Caylus in 10 years or so.

I'll leave this list empty since I'm new and can't really say what qualifies.

1. games from the past that are still well played
2. current games that just might be around in 10-15 years
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1. Board Game: El Grande [Average Rating:7.78 Overall Rank:57]
Brian Morris
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11 years old and still popular. Coming out in 1995 the game is still listed in the BGG top 10.
 
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2. Board Game: Samurai [Average Rating:7.44 Overall Rank:180]
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Reiner Knizia's Samurai - 1998.

This feels like a game that could stand the test of time. Accessible to new gamers and appealing to experienced gamers, very scalable, elegant (a tired word, but appropriate here imo)gameplay and beautiful components. The theme is pretty timeless and doesn't seem to get in the way.

 
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3. Board Game: Die Macher [Average Rating:7.64 Overall Rank:197]
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20 years old and sitting at #8 on the BGG website.
 
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4. Board Game: Advanced Squad Leader [Average Rating:7.96 Overall Rank:212] [Average Rating:7.96 Unranked]
Jesse Smit
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21 years old and still one of the best games ive ever played. I see this being around for a long long time. Until they released EASL anyway (Extra Advanced Squad Leader).
 
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5. Board Game: Acquire [Average Rating:7.35 Overall Rank:214]
Steve Bachman
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Over 40 years in publication and only recently (but probably not for long) out of print. Your kids will probably be able to start playing Acquire earlier than a lot of other adult games because the mechanics and gameplay are relatively simple.
 
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6. Board Game: Dune [Average Rating:7.63 Overall Rank:224]
Morgan Dontanville
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Came out in 1979 and still hits the table twice a year in my house.
 
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7. Board Game: Catan [Average Rating:7.21 Overall Rank:293] [Average Rating:7.21 Unranked]
Brian Morris
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11 years old and I must admit I have never played this...yet.
 
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8. Board Game: Up Front [Average Rating:7.85 Overall Rank:394]
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Published in 1983 and ranked #31 on BGG. This game in mint condition will cost you a mint if you want to add it to your collection. Still played and much in demand.
 
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9. Board Game: 1856: Railroading in Upper Canada from 1856 [Average Rating:7.50 Overall Rank:912]
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The 18XX games have been around from 1974 (30 years ago!) and are not only still frequently played, but new games and versions are designed, produced and published at a rate of around a half dozen a year (at the moment). A wonderful, nay brilliant game system.
 
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10. Board Game: Rommel in the Desert [Average Rating:7.54 Overall Rank:1078]
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Yet to play it but its 22 years old and still wont budge from the top 50.
 
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