Rob in Richmond's Top 200 Games
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After 6 and a half years on BGG, I decided to come up with a Top 200 list. The process took a heck of a lot longer than I thought (probably around 20-25 hours), but it was a blast to do. I'm not completely satisfied with every result, but eventually I just had to stop and say "Done."

The method I used was to have games compete against each other in little head-to-head matches. I did that over and over and over again until things started to flesh out and I had groups of five or six ordered from top group to bottom group. Then I copied the English Premier Leagues idea of promotion and relegation to allow for movement between consecutive groups. After a lot of that, I then looked to see if any individual games were left far out of place and moved some more around.

I also went through and changed my ratings for all of my Top 200 Games.

Recent new-to-me games? First played within a month of starting the list, some of these could fall significantly a year from now but for now, they're all in the Top 35:
Tzolk'in: The Mayan Calendar
Ground Floor
Keyflower
Qin
Snowdonia

Played only once and nabbed a high spot:
Founding Fathers
Airlines Europe

Played only once and finished low (but maybe just need more plays):
Amun-Re
Samurai.

Biggest Surprises:
1.The Resistance takes over #1 spot. Agricola and Glory to Rome (original art edition) stepped aside for the game that 99% of the time delivers logical thoughts, illogical screw-ups and a ton of laughs. I love being a spy and I need the humbling experience of finding out I was totally wrong as a resistance member.

2. Carcassonne up 1.5 in my rating and all the way to #12. Don't play as much anymore, but it just kept beating other games in head to head competition. I do have many fond memories of playing it with my wife.

3. Love Letter finished up at #14 which may seem crazy, but it's been a hit with almost everyone. Even my wife loves it. We pull it out at a restaurant as we wait for our food.

4. Pandemic finished up at #19 and I wouldn't have thought that. But again, it just kept beating games head to head. I actually went out and bought the new edition because I was so pleased with how high it got. Really been enjoying the new edition with the cool plastic cubes and the new roles.

5. DaVinci's Challenge up 1.5 in my rating and finishing at #110. Probably need to play this one more. It's pretty cool.

6. Apples to Apples down 1.4 in my rating and finishing at #205. Don't know if it's a big surprise, but it was a pretty significant fall.


So what do you think?
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1. Board Game: The Resistance [Average Rating:7.36 Overall Rank:183]
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TOP 10:

1 The Resistance
2 Glory to Rome
3 Agricola
4 7 Wonders
5 Castles of Burgundy

6 Homesteaders
7 Trajan
8 Age of Empires III
9 World Cup Game
10 1960: Making of the President
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2. Board Game: San Juan [Average Rating:7.28 Overall Rank:230]
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#11-25:

11 San Juan
12 Carcassonne
13 Dominion
14 Love Letter
15 Hansa Teutonica

16 Race for the Galaxy
17 Ra
18 Ninjato
19 Pandemic
20 Tzolk'in: Mayan Calendar

21 Mage Knight Board Game
22 Keyflower
23 Stone Age
24 London
25 Lords of Waterdeep
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3. Board Game: Ultimate Werewolf: Ultimate Edition [Average Rating:7.09 Overall Rank:691] [Average Rating:7.09 Unranked]
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#26-50

Ultimate Werewolf
Memoir '44
Modern Art
Endeavor
30 Dictionary Dabble

Ground Floor
Washington's War
Snowdonia
Qin
35 Onirim

Speicherstadt
Lost Cities
Battleline
Founding Fathers
40 Ticket to Ride

Shadows Over Camelot
Airlines Europe
At the Gates of Loyang
Steam
45 Power Grid

Agricola: All Creatures Great & Small
Blue Moon City
Troyes
Small World
50 Biblios
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4. Board Game: Thunderstone Advance: Towers of Ruin [Average Rating:7.44 Overall Rank:331] [Average Rating:7.44 Unranked]
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#51-75:

Thunderstone Advance
Settlers of Catan
Merkator
Eminent Domain
55 Viva Java

Vegas Showdown
Galaxy Trucker
Zooloretto
Age of Industry
60 Kingsburg

Rivals of Catan
Rallyman
Ore and Labora
Alea Iacta Est
65 Alien Frontiers

Walk the Dogs
Wildfire
Liar's Dice
Colossal Arena
70 Seasons

Crokinole
Alhambra: Dice Game
Morels
Acquire
75 La Citta
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5. Board Game: Scream Machine [Average Rating:6.02 Overall Rank:4640]
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#76-100:

Scream Machine
I'm the Boss
Hawaii
Innovation
80 High Society

Notre Dame
Legendary: Marvel
Macao
Chess
85 Ginkgopolis

Castle Ravenloft
Downfall of Pompei
Campaign Manager 2008
Tigris and Euphrates
90 Citadels

Shogun
Carson City
Libertalia
Ingenious
95 Elder Sign

Monopoly Deal Card Game
Railways of the World: Card Game
Dixit
Sid Meier's Civ
100 Times Up: Title Recall
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6. Board Game: Alhambra [Average Rating:7.03 Overall Rank:395]
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#101-125:

Alhambra
Magic the Gathering
Andean Abyss
For Sale
105 Blokus Duo

Nefarious
Belfort
Mr. Jack
Tales of Arabian Nights
110 DaVinci's Challenge

Daytona 500
Quarriors
Confusion: Cold War
X-Wing Minis
115 Darjeeling

Tournay
Friday
Blood Bowl: Team Manager
Cold War: CIA vs. KGB
120 Imperial

No Thanks
NHL: Ice Breaker
Backgammon
Skyline
125 Thebes
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7. Board Game: Winner's Circle [Average Rating:6.97 Overall Rank:680]
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#126-150

Winner's Circle
Incan Gold
Roll Through the Ages
Blokus
130 Way Out West

Show Manager
Once Upon a Time
Kingdom Builder
Rattus
135 Field Commander: Napoleon

Elk Fest
1812: The Invasion of Canada
Wits & Wagers
Ninja vs. Ninja
140 Amun-Re

End of the Triumvirate
Money
Haggis
R-Eco
145 Bohnanza

Castle for All Seasons
World Cup Card Game
Sorry Express
Bananagrams
150 Cash 'n Guns
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8. Board Game: Hungry [Average Rating:6.35 Overall Rank:3157]
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#151-175:

Knights of Charlemagne
Duel of Ages
Pirate's Cove
Mastermind
155 Castle Panic

Dragon Parade
Carcassonne: The City
Telestrations
Sequence
160 Conflict of Heroes: Awakening

Great Zimbabwe
Defenders of the Realm
NFL Strategy
Tobago
165 Escape: Temple of Doom

Formula D
Hotel Samoa
Tichu
Day & Night
170 Dice Town

Spinergy
Zigity
Game of Thrones: Card Game
Niagara
175 Space Alert
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9. Board Game: Formula Motor Racing [Average Rating:6.39 Overall Rank:1963]
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#176-200:

Formula Motor Racing
Forbidden Island
Cyclades
Yahtzee
180 Hive

Samurai
Death Angel: Card Game
Merchants & Marauders
Pizzabox Baseball
185 Dominant Species: Card Game

Word on the Street
Aquadukt
Erosion
Battleball
190 Hollywood Blockbuster ("Dream Factory")

Lord of the Fries
Magical Athlete
Lascaux
War of the Roses
200 Finger Baseball
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10. Board Game: Android: Netrunner [Average Rating:7.92 Overall Rank:42]
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It's been a few weeks since I posted this list. In that time, I picked up,a cheap copy of Android: Netrunner and I've really been loving it. Easy to believe that it would have gone very, very high (Top 20 for sure) on my list if I'd play it earlier. So far a couple of buddies like it too so,I've been able to get a dozen or so games played. We'll see if it keeps its charm......
 
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