Top Games by Mechanic - a dream collection or unplayable mess?
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A look at the #1 game for each mechanic available in the geek. If a game is already listed at #1 for a previous mechanic (alphabetic listing), I listed the second one to avoid game repetition and so on.

Feel Free to add your opinion of what should be the #1 game by mechanic and explain why it beats the #1!!!

I have omitted "traditional" games on purpose. Only two traditional games have been not been included due to this intentional omission. Go for Area Enclosure and Bridge for trick taking.


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1. Board Game: Time's Up! [Average Rating:7.33 Overall Rank:405]
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Acting
 
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2. Board Game: Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures Game [Average Rating:7.79 Overall Rank:69] [Average Rating:7.79 Unranked]
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Action Movement Program
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3. Board Game: Twilight Struggle [Average Rating:8.33 Overall Rank:5]
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4. Board Game: Eclipse [Average Rating:7.96 Overall Rank:36]
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Area Control
 
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5. Board Game: Torres [Average Rating:7.16 Overall Rank:422]
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Area Enclosure
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6. Board Game: Dominant Species [Average Rating:7.85 Overall Rank:49]
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7. Board Game: Through the Ages: A Story of Civilization [Average Rating:8.01 Overall Rank:32]
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Auction bidding
 
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8. Board Game: Tichu [Average Rating:7.59 Overall Rank:127]
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Betting Wagering
 
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9. Board Game: Paths of Glory [Average Rating:8.01 Overall Rank:107]
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Campaign Battle Card Driven
 
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10. Board Game: Agricola [Average Rating:8.01 Overall Rank:20]
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Card Drafting
 
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11. Board Game: Fury of Dracula (second edition) [Average Rating:7.16 Overall Rank:425]
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Chit Pull
 
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12. Board Game: Mage Knight Board Game [Average Rating:8.11 Overall Rank:22]
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13. Board Game: Navegador [Average Rating:7.57 Overall Rank:174]
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Commodity
 
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14. Board Game: Power Grid [Average Rating:7.90 Overall Rank:33]
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Crayon rail
 
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15. Board Game: Dominion: Intrigue [Average Rating:7.75 Overall Rank:60] [Average Rating:7.75 Unranked]
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Deck Building
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16. Board Game: The Castles of Burgundy [Average Rating:8.13 Overall Rank:11]
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17. Board Game: Mage Wars Arena [Average Rating:7.71 Overall Rank:163] [Average Rating:7.71 Unranked]
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18. Board Game: Android: Netrunner [Average Rating:7.91 Overall Rank:42]
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19. Board Game: Twilight Imperium (Third Edition) [Average Rating:7.89 Overall Rank:48]
 
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Hex & Counter
 
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20. Board Game: Roads & Boats [Average Rating:7.74 Overall Rank:287]
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21. Board Game: Hanabi [Average Rating:7.16 Overall Rank:289]
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Memory
 
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22. Board Game: Ora et Labora [Average Rating:7.73 Overall Rank:93]
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23. Board Game: Telestrations [Average Rating:7.41 Overall Rank:229]
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Pen & Pencil
 
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24. Board Game: Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game [Average Rating:7.75 Overall Rank:64]
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Partership
 
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25. Board Game: YINSH [Average Rating:7.69 Overall Rank:144] [Average Rating:7.69 Unranked]
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Pattern Building
 
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