My top 5 out of 100
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Having started to get into board gaming in early 2012, I have now been playing for over a year and passed the point of playing 100 unique games recently. This is my new top 5 after passing this milestone.
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1. Board Game: Descent: Journeys in the Dark (Second Edition) [Average Rating:7.75 Overall Rank:78]
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Have now played almost half of the campaign as the overlord (after a false start with some rule fails). Each scenario takes around 3-4 hours and is hard fought. The game has a huge dose of theme, and I always look forward to the next battle.

My only criticism is the slight lack of clarity in the rules and FAQ in some situations. This lack of clarity exists in some of the base rules of the game and also scenario specific rules. For example:

- Are heroes items equipped while travelling and therefore can they be used during encounters before the next scenario?
- Can the dragon's breath definitely zigzag when you hit a surge?
- In the Masquerade Ball scenario, if you close a door that has had the locked picked, do you have to attribute test it to reopen it or is it now considered unlocked?
- etc
- etc

While the detail of the rules are an issue in some situations, it is still my favourite game at the moment.
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2. Board Game: Commands & Colors: Ancients [Average Rating:7.78 Overall Rank:96]
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Have played this one a few times now, and I really enjoy this type of war game. A very close second to Descent, and could become first with more plays.

After playing I always find myself analysing again and again what I could have done differently. Playing out historical battles adds a lot to the game as well (and it is great when you change the course of history by winning the unwinnable battle).
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3. Board Game: Puerto Rico Deluxe [Average Rating:8.51 Unranked] [Average Rating:8.51 Unranked]
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Classic game that I always love to pull out and play (I've also played this one online a fair bit). Very finely balanced, but not so heavy that you can't teach new players.

Great game that has real staying power.
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4. Board Game: Eclipse [Average Rating:7.97 Overall Rank:33]
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This game reminds me of real time strategy PC games. Like any good RTS is has strong elements of macro and micro strategy, both of which have to be used well to win this game. I enjoy this more every time I play it.
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5. Board Game: Discworld: Ankh-Morpork [Average Rating:7.21 Overall Rank:397]
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I love the hidden role element of this game (no game that I have played so far does this better). It really adds to the players interaction and I find this really fun every time I play.

The game has great artwork, theme (particularly if you are a discworld fan) and components.

You really have to keep on your toes though, because you can unwittingly hand victory to another player if you don't think everything through.
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