Cabalists' Top 50 games
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Recently the folks with The Secret Cabal Podcast ran a contest asking for their listeners to give their top 5 games in order to be registered to win a copy of Spyrium and since they are putting together Top 50 lists of their own, I thought I would gather the votes in the thread and make a Top 50 list for the listeners to compare.

Jaimie's Top 50

Tony T's Top 45

I used a simple 5,4,3,2,1 system, with a favorite game getting 5 points and the fifth favorite getting 1 point.

Some games were separated from expansions while others were lumped together, I will show that on the geeklist item.

We had a whopping 329 separate games nominated and at least receiving 1 point!

Without further ado, I present to you:

The Cabalists' Top 50 Games of All Time as of a Few Days Ago!!

List will be in descending order.

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1. Board Game: Magic: The Gathering [Average Rating:7.47 Overall Rank:152] [Average Rating:7.47 Unranked]
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#50(tie)

I was afraid this one would miss the list and it was close.

Scoring a whopping 27 points to eek it's way onto the list is Magic The Gathering.
 
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2. Board Game: Alien Frontiers [Average Rating:7.46 Overall Rank:181]
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#50(tie)

Managing to tie Magic The Gathering was a game that I know very little about, Alien Frontiers.
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3. Board Game: Warmachine [Average Rating:7.33 Overall Rank:1465]
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#48(tie)

The miniature combat lovers get into the mix at 28 points with Warmachine.

I've always been interested in these games, but just have never taken the time or money to dive into them.
 
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4. Board Game: Village [Average Rating:7.55 Overall Rank:123]
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#48(tie)

Also coming in with 28 points is this charming Euro about killing off your family at just the right time!
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5. Board Game: Star Wars: The Card Game [Average Rating:7.26 Overall Rank:516]
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#48(tie)

Another 28 point scorer. I've had access to a copy of this for awhile now, just never have bothered to learn it, maybe I'll have to change that soon.
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6. Board Game: Catan [Average Rating:7.19 Overall Rank:322] [Average Rating:7.19 Unranked]
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#48(tie)

28 points is all this classic could muster.
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7. Board Game: Love Letter [Average Rating:7.26 Overall Rank:241]
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#48(tie)

Honestly I am surprised to see this in our Top 50. Not that it's a bad game, just that it's just a short micro game that I only really use when I have 5 minutes to spare or nothing else going on.

Another 28 point scorer.
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8. Board Game: Innovation [Average Rating:7.24 Overall Rank:304]
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#48(tie)

I always forget about this game, even though I have really enjoyed it the couple times that I have gotten to play it and I even have it on my shelf.

Our last 28 point scorer!
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9. Board Game: War of the Ring (Second Edition) [Average Rating:8.43 Overall Rank:12]
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#42(tie)

29 points was gathered for this monster 2 player Tolkien fantasy.

I did include votes for 1st ed and Collector's edition together with 2nd edition votes.
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10. Board Game: Arkham Horror [Average Rating:7.29 Overall Rank:266] [Average Rating:7.29 Unranked]
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#42(tie)

29 points also for the Lovecraft themed Arkham Horror.
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11. Board Game: Trajan [Average Rating:7.78 Overall Rank:73]
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#40

Stefan Feld graces us with an appearance here with 32 points.

A game that I wish I would have picked up a couple years ago when I found it cheap but just thought it would never get played.
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12. Board Game: Tzolk'in: The Mayan Calendar [Average Rating:7.93 Overall Rank:38]
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#39

They may have been wrong about the end of the world, but here they are scoring 36 points in our Top 50 anyway.
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13. Board Game: Memoir '44 [Average Rating:7.55 Overall Rank:122] [Average Rating:7.55 Unranked]
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#38

Ahhh, family fun, recreating WWII battles!

Coming in here with 37 points is Memoir '44. A game I traded away because I could never convince my daughter that learning WW II history and playing a game could be fun.

Maybe she would enjoy ASL more?
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14. Board Game: The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game [Average Rating:7.64 Overall Rank:111] [Average Rating:7.64 Unranked]
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#37

39 points gathered by this FFG money maker!
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15. Board Game: Glory to Rome [Average Rating:7.49 Overall Rank:162]
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#36

Ahh, here's where we stick Jamie's favorite.

41 points for this Kickstarter drama of a game.
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16. Board Game: Mice and Mystics [Average Rating:7.38 Overall Rank:248] [Average Rating:7.38 Unranked]
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#35(tie)

Plaid Hat Games' charming tale of men turned into Mice to save the kingdom racks up 42 points.
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17. Board Game: Mage Wars Arena [Average Rating:7.69 Overall Rank:182] [Average Rating:7.69 Unranked]
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#35(tie)

WIZARDS!!!!!

Mage Wars clocks in with 42 points as well!
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18. Board Game: Legendary: A Marvel Deck Building Game [Average Rating:7.60 Overall Rank:137] [Average Rating:7.60 Unranked]
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#35(tie)

Rounding out our 42 point scorers is this ever expanding heavy box of Super Heroes!
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19. Board Game: Summoner Wars [Average Rating:7.29 Overall Rank:417] [Average Rating:7.29 Unranked]
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#32(tie)

Jumping up to 46 points is our second game from Plaid Hat Games!
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20. Board Game: Galaxy Trucker [Average Rating:7.44 Overall Rank:149]
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Also scoring 46 points is this Vlaada title. I really need to get this into our collection.
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21. Board Game: Terra Mystica [Average Rating:8.20 Overall Rank:11]
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#30

Last year's Essen darling terraforms its way to 47 points.
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22. Board Game: Carcassonne [Average Rating:7.43 Overall Rank:151] [Average Rating:7.43 Unranked]
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#29

Coming in at 48 points is the classic that just keeps on giving, Carcassonne.

Also receiving votes that were not added into this score were:

Carcassonne the Castle 3 points
Carcassonne The City 4 points
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23. Board Game: Ticket to Ride [Average Rating:7.45 Overall Rank:139] [Average Rating:7.45 Unranked]
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#28(tie)

Speaking of games that just keep on giving, Ticket to Ride chugs in with 49 points.

Also receiving votes:

TTR Europe 2
TTR India 4
TTR Marklin 1
TTR Nordic 3
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24. Board Game: The Resistance [Average Rating:7.34 Overall Rank:204]
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#28(tie)

This "non-game" comes in at a surprising, at least to me, 49 points as well!

Forgot to put this:

Resistance Avalon 20 pts
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25. Board Game: Pathfinder Adventure Card Game: Rise of the Runelords – Base Set [Average Rating:7.28 Overall Rank:330]
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#28(tie)

Riding the Cult of the New wave to 49 points as well is this gigantic box of Pathfinder goodness.
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