Your Favorite Game Purchase of 2013
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What is your favorite board game purchase of 2013? Doesn't need to have been released this year. This is your chance to let others know about great games they may not be playing or even heard of!
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1. Board Game: Mage Knight Board Game [Average Rating:8.13 Overall Rank:17]
Matt
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Hands down favorite purchase of 2013 for me. I love the theme and gameplay. Variety of tough decisions. I find the hand management to be very exciting. Components are top notch. Quickly becoming my favorite board game.
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2. Board Game: Seasons [Average Rating:7.45 Overall Rank:160]
Sérgio Samora
Portugal
Rio De Mouro
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So far...
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3. Board Game: Duel of Ages II [Average Rating:7.51 Overall Rank:962]
Jason Aldrich
United States
Oceanside
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No question, and I can say that there is no chance this will get beat the rest of the year.
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4. Board Game: Dropzone Commander [Average Rating:7.77 Overall Rank:3828] [Average Rating:7.77 Unranked]
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This has been a great game that I've really been enjoying it. If you are interested in a miniatures battle game, give this one a shot.
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5. Board Game: The Great Heartland Hauling Co. [Average Rating:6.97 Overall Rank:993]
Aaron Chasteen
United States
Yorktown
Indiana
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Nothing like being a midwestern truck driver.

You pick up and deliver corn and soy beans "Mmm good."

Super fun gateway game!
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6. Board Game: City of Chaos [Average Rating:6.71 Overall Rank:4498]
David Call
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Mesa
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The family realy enjoyed the first playthrough.
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7. Board Game: Agricola: All Creatures Big and Small [Average Rating:7.46 Overall Rank:176]
Chris Wilczewski
United States
Folsom
California
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Finally found the game my wife loves and it's still fun for me. We've played over 30 games and we're beginning to explore the big game.
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8. Board Game: Dominion [Average Rating:7.67 Overall Rank:72] [Average Rating:7.67 Unranked]
Fernando Robert Yu
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OK I have to admit I am a late convert to the Dominion family, as I was really hesitant to get into this due to the supposed lack of theme, plus the huge number of expansions. It didn't help that my initial play of this last year had me a bit underwhelmed, at least compared to Thunderstone Advance: Towers of Ruin. However, I have really warmed up to it simply due to it's accessibility, and it is also a big boost that this is now the most played game between me and my wife.

I've slowly been adding the different sets one by one, and I am sure this game will be a keeper in my collection.
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9. Board Game: Blue Moon City [Average Rating:7.05 Overall Rank:495]
Mike DiLisio
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Indianapolis
Indiana
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My new favorite game. Also my girlfriend's favorite game (except for maybe 7 Wonders). Purchased from a fellow BGGer.
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10. Board Game: Dominion [Average Rating:7.67 Overall Rank:72] [Average Rating:7.67 Unranked]
James Van
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Rexburg
Idaho
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11. Board Game: Risk [Average Rating:5.58 Overall Rank:14509]
James Van
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Rexburg
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12. Board Game: Memoir '44 [Average Rating:7.54 Overall Rank:117] [Average Rating:7.54 Unranked]
Toms Leikums
Latvia
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Definitely this one. OK, it's not even close to the new and hot games, and I bought it for main reason - it kinda is called the game every gamer should own. And believe it or not - now I really think so.
Memoir has quickly became my most played game since registering them in BGG with 40 plays in less than half a year.
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13. Board Game: Dominion [Average Rating:7.67 Overall Rank:72] [Average Rating:7.67 Unranked]
Kasper Lauest
Denmark
Helsinge
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Well, almost all of my boardgames have been purchased this year. Lots of favourites...Twilight Struggle, Android: Netrunner, The Castles Of Burgundy, Eclipse, Bora Bora, Agricola, Trajan, A Game Of Thrones (second edition), and lots of others. BUT my favourite remains Dominion, which I bought in january. I've since bought every expansion and promo cards. Bought Guilds yesterday. The ONLY thing I don't have is the "base cards" set, which I've seen no real reason to buy, as I'm fine with the base cards art as it is.
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14. Board Game: Mage Wars Arena [Average Rating:7.75 Overall Rank:137] [Average Rating:7.75 Unranked]
Michael Baxter
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Bourbon
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This would be my favorite so far, followed by Lost Cities
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15. Board Game: Mare Balticum [Average Rating:6.33 Overall Rank:4672]
Kevin Garnica
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West Covina
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I'll probably get laughed off this geeklist with this entry, but I don't care.

This game beats out many, MANY other great games like Kemet, Tammany Hall, Village, Love Letter, Hanabi - because of its amazing one-of-a-kind artwork, simplicity of rules & teachability, and the elegance of its game play mechanics.

A true "gateway" game for new players or a "super-filler" for more seasoned gamers, this one blindsided me with its 30-minute play time and 3-5 player count. Seriously, the "cute" factor is off the charts.
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16. Board Game: Viticulture [Average Rating:7.70 Overall Rank:120]
Shane Charleson
Australia
Broadbeach
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Hands down, my favourite game of the year, such a brilliant game, and everyone I've played it with loves it (and I've since convinced two of them to buy their own copies). Scratches every itch I love in a worker placement.
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17. Board Game: Dominant Species [Average Rating:7.84 Overall Rank:52]
Scott Daniel
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San Diego
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Starting playing board games again in December 2012 and picked this up in late May. Fantastic game.
 
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