What are your Top 5 Favorite Games based on games that I own (only 35)
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Top game lists have become popular and I'm not really interested in my own opinions on games, but I wanted to see what others thought. So I decided to incorporate both elements and let others make a top game list based on the games that I currently own. Below is a list of my games and the idea is to create a Top 5 favorites list from these titles:


Agricola
Automobile
Band of Brothers: Screaming Eagles
Battle Line
Carcassonne
Combat Commander: Europe
Conflict of Heroes: Awakening the Bear! Russia 1941-1942
Cuba Libre
Down in Flames: WWII-Guns Blazing
Duel in the Dark
Engage
Fading Glory
A Few Acres of Snow
Frontline General: Spearpoint 1943
Ghost Stories
In the Year of the Dragon
King of Tokyo
Lock 'n Load: A Day of Heroes
Lock 'n Load: Band of Heroes
Lock 'n Load: Heroes of the Blitzkrieg
The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game
The Manhattan Project
Men of Iron
Nations at War: White Star Rising
Nuklear Winter '68
The Origin of Expressions
Panzer Leader
Seasons
Sekigahara: The Unification of Japan
Sentinels of the Multiverse
Squad Leader
Strike of the Eagle
Up Front
A Victory Denied
Zombie Dice

All you have to do is click 'add title' and make your own list with whatever Title game you want, could be the #1, the #5 or completely unrelated to anything. Be as creative as you want. If you would like, you can also add any explanation as to why you picked what you did. Let the debate begin!
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1. Board Game: Carcassonne [Average Rating:7.43 Overall Rank:151] [Average Rating:7.43 Unranked]
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This wasn't too difficult, since I've only played 6 of the games on your list.

#1 Carcassonne - The only game on that list that I own, and my most played game. I also own every expansion for it (Windrose coming soon), and is one of the earliest games I got when I jumped into this hobby. I like how it plays at all player counts, and I like the way expansions added to it in different combinations can add subtle changes, or make it vastly different. It is simple enough for players of all types, but becomes very cut throat when the experienced players get together. Great game.

#2 Agricola - I really like worker placements, though I never got this one since I already had plenty of heavier WP games by the time I got around to trying this one. I did get it's littler brother though, All Creatures Big and Small.

#3 Automobile - Another heavy game I enjoyed playing, but never got myself, due to fear of it being too samey on repeated plays. But I think it's great with its tough decisions to take on now and then.

#4 Seasons - A fun game that I could see enjoying more with more plays, since knowing the cards is crucial to being able to compete against experienced players. Downtime is a bit long with 4.

#5 King of Tokyo - A couple of friends have this one, so I've played my share. It's simple to play and plays fast, but is pretty brainless.

The other game I played on your list which would make it #6 is Ghost Stories.
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2. Board Game: Automobile [Average Rating:7.35 Overall Rank:365]
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An interesting concept. Here is my list:

1) Automobile: A great economic game from Martin Wallace. Everyone I've introduced it to enjoys it.

2) Ghost Stories: My favorite co-op game. Many, many fun memories and close calls. Best with White Moon expansion.

3) In the Year of the Dragon: My favorite limited action game. Hard choices abound. And, it's a Feld!

4) Carcassonne: Still the best of the tile games. Popular with many wives as well.

5) Panzer Leader: Cheating a bit here since my first wargame was PanzerBlitz. But both were great AH games for the time.
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3. Board Game: A Few Acres of Snow [Average Rating:7.41 Overall Rank:271]
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I've played only 4 of the games, so minus 1 TOP.

# 1 - A Few Acres of Snow
The most interesting thing - I've played this game only once, but it was great. Very long (but it was learning the rules game), but great. I don't own it, so not much possibility for me to try it again.

#2 - Ghost Stories
I am not a fan of cooperative games, but this one (and Robinson Crusoe: Adventures on the Cursed Island) work well for me. I like the theme, art and tough gameplay. But the main thing I enjoy is how you want to immediately start another game after getting but kicked. Always so many ideas in the air, what could've, should've and would've we done different.

#3 - Carcassonne
As my girlfriend used to say - this is a classic every gamer should have in collection. Whether he likes it or not. The game's OK, but I can't say it is even close to my favorites. Can be played time after time, especially with non-gamers as a gateway.

#4 - Agricola
I've never enjoyed Agricola so much as almost everyone else. Actually I like the theme, but game just don't click for me and stands with sable 6 rating from me.
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4. Board Game: Band of Brothers: Screaming Eagles [Average Rating:7.80 Overall Rank:1688] [Average Rating:7.80 Unranked]
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I have played these games on your list. I own LnL Band of Heroes, but haven't played it).

Agricola
Automobile
Band of Brothers: Screaming Eagles
Battle Line
Carcassonne
Combat Commander: Europe
Conflict of Heroes: Awakening the Bear! Russia 1941-1942
Down in Flames: WWII-Guns Blazing (I actually own Aces High, but it's basically the same thing)
Duel in the Dark
A Few Acres of Snow
Frontline General: Spearpoint 1943
King of Tokyo
Panzer Leader
Squad Leader

Top 5:
Band of Brothers: Screaming Eagles - Incredible realism with few rules. What sets it above CC:E is that you also have vehicles and you don't need a fire card to fire.

A Few Acres of Snow: When people mention the hammer, give them the finger. Just make a gentlemen's agreement not to use it and you'll have lots of fun.

Battleline: Knizia's best, if you ask me.

King of Tokyo: I like Yahtzee games and monsters, so there you have it.

Panzer Leader: Respect for the old school!

Actually, I like all of those games listed above except Agricola, which is a flaming bag of poo, but the others are pretty good.
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5. Board Game: The Manhattan Project [Average Rating:7.42 Overall Rank:247]
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I have played 6 of the games on your list. My favorites (in order) are:

1. King of Tokyo
2. Carcassonne
3. In the Year of the Dragon
4. Zombie Dice
5. Agricola
6. Automobile

I chose The Manhattan Project because its the game from your list that I most want to try.
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6. Board Game: Squad Leader [Average Rating:7.49 Overall Rank:532]
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My top 4 (the only four I know I like in your collection):

#1 Squad Leader
I believe this is the most playable and realistic tactical WWII combat game ever. Elegant system, simply and accurately captures the reactions of men under fire. Lots of rules, but most can be ignored in the average game. Cross of Iron expansion is a must for full enjoyment.

#2 Carcassonne
Physically beautiful game. Simple rules, but with engaging strategy decisions. Very portable if you lose the box and the (inadequate) scoring track. Recommended. Virtually all of my recorded plays include the Inns and Cathedrals expansion, which adds additional depth to game strategy.

#3 Panzer Leader
An early attempt at the Squad Leader concept.

#4 Agricola
While the use of Occupation, Minor Improvement and Action cards creates many permutations, ultimately I found the game a bit boring. Precisely because of the randomness introduced by all of the cards, it becomes difficult to formulate long-term strategy, and play becomes more tactical, as players react to changes in circumstances which can sometimes be hard to predict.

Victory conditions requiring a balanced farmyard seem to sap the game of interest, homogenizing strategies and making the game feel like a rather dry exercise in resource optimization. The very appealing animeeples and veggimeeples were not enough to generate much excitement. Playing the game is fun, but fiddly bits and numerous options make for work as well, and the latter almost overshadows the former.

At least for us, the claim on the box that it takes 1/2 hour per player is ridiculously inaccurate. We find that about 1 hour per player is more accurate.

In all, a mildly interesting game with fabulous production value, but not worthy of the lovefest it has engendered here on BGG.





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7. Board Game: Men of Iron [Average Rating:6.84 Overall Rank:2779]
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Not too experienced with a lot of your games, but:

1) MOI - nice tactical coverage of an era that too long went largely ignored.

2) Carcassonne - light game which can really shine in two.

3) Automobile - I like economic sims. This one is somewhat weak,
but beats out the few other games that I've played.

4) Squad Leader - I don't much like Squad Leader, but we're hitting
the bottom of the barrel. ASL's historical modules are much better.

5) Panzer Leader - I dislike this one, but that's all we gots.


Likely better raters:

Combat Commander: Europe - Only have played Pacific, but it would
likely rank at #2 out of these. Chances are Europe would too.

Cuba Libre - Again, I've played Andean Abyss, and it would beat out
Automobile. Say #4 overall then. I doubt that I'd want two COIN games though.

Down in Flames: WWII-Guns Blazing - Played Rise of the Luftwaffe, and enjoyed. Probably a tough call against Automobile. Might let it slip
out of the ranking with CC and the COIN game already representing
card/wargamish things. Definitely above SL and PL though.

Agricola - very interested in this one, but I might well end up hating it.
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8. Board Game: Nuklear Winter '68 [Average Rating:7.45 Overall Rank:3687]
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Not in any particular order;

1. Nuklear Winter '68, not many scifi/horror themed war games, this is a good one

2. Band of Brothers: Screaming Eagles Great squad level tactical game, but you might want to wait for the streamlined rules found in Ghost Panzer

3. Up Front Old school, one of the few card games that does't tick me off

4. The Lock n Load series, great scenario design, easy to play after you grok the poorly written rules

5. Sentinels of the Multiverse A fun card game

Most of your game are good, except for Agricola, which turns playing farm into a frustrating, boring chore and A Few Acres of Snow, which is an overrated pile of camel dung, trade it for Wilderness War
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9. Board Game: Agricola [Average Rating:7.99 Overall Rank:25]
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1. Agricola - it's my favorite
2. Up Front - second favorite
3. Carcassonne - both accessible and strategic
4. Battle Line - new to this one, lots of thinking in a small package
5. trying to decide between King of Tokyo and Sentinels of the Multiverse, KOT is more accessible while SOTM has more game to it, like them both

Several on your list I have not played yet. We should get together and play sometime.
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10. Board Game: 7 Wonders [Average Rating:7.78 Overall Rank:45]
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I know, it's not on your list, but everyone should own 7 Wonders.

1. 7 Wonders
2. Seasons
3. King of Tokyo
4. Lord of the Rings
5. Agricola
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11. Board Game: Agricola [Average Rating:7.99 Overall Rank:25]
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Based on your list I will list the following:

1. Agricola - fantastic worker placement game with tons of replayability due to the vast array of cards available!
2. King of Tokyo - Fun and accessible game, one of the new gateway games. It is the cards that make the game fun, similar to above.
3. Sentinels of the Multiverse - the definitive superhero game if you want to play as a superhero. Lots of different heroes, villains and environments means the game scales well depending on the challenge you want.
4. Up Front - a revolutionary game during its time which captures the fog of war feel of tactical combat better than it's board game counterparts.
5. Squad Leader - classic wargame which was the benchmark for squad level combat for decades.

I've played all of these games, although I haven't touched wargames for a long time.
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12. Board Game: Sekigahara: The Unification of Japan [Average Rating:8.04 Overall Rank:144]
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I primarily like my AT games but there's a few good ones in your collection.

1. Sekigahara One of my favourite games and by far the best block wargame doing the rounds. Fascinating period of history in a fascinating country.

2. Carcassonne Vanilla Carc is my favourite version and it can be played as cut-throat as you want it to be dependent upon your gaming group.

3. Strike of the Eagle Another great block wargame, albeit one I don't own and would like to play more often.

4. Zombie Dice This is great for my friends kids, especially watching them try to cheat when they roll badly!
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13. Board Game: Carcassonne [Average Rating:7.43 Overall Rank:151] [Average Rating:7.43 Unranked]
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The only one I have played on your list!

1. Carcassonne!
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14. Board Game: Fading Glory [Average Rating:7.50 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.50 Unranked]
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I've only played two:

1. Fading Glory
2. Carcassonne

My hunch is that for a top 5 out of this, I would probably round it out with Panzer Leader, Agricola, and A Few Acres of Snow. Not sure how they would all rank. I'm guessing "Snow" would go higher than Carcassonne, with the other two going lower.
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