A Father and Son's Top 25 of all time
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After watching some videos and seeing other lists, my son decided he wanted to make a top X list of all time. We decided to do it together. He made his top 25 games of all time and I made my top 25 of all time. We will start with #25 and work our way to our #1.
We used the "Vassel" approach of writing down our games, then taken them one by one and comparing each one to the others and coming up with this list.
Our main gaming group is each other and our family. We have a modest collection to work with.
Here's our list, we hope you enjoy it.
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1. Board Game: Clue [Average Rating:5.66 Overall Rank:8147]
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Joel's # 25 - Clue

"It's on my list because, I enjoy playing it with my family. I like the mystery of it."
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2. Board Game: This Game is Bonkers! [Average Rating:5.75 Overall Rank:10354]
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Dad's #25 - This Game is Bonkers!

I enjoy this game with the kids. It's got good interaction between players. It also brings me back to my youth. Fun times.
 
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3. Board Game: Forbidden Island [Average Rating:6.82 Overall Rank:636]
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Joel's #24 - Forbidden Island

"It is really fun being the pilot, because you get to take the helicopter to different places for a special move. I like the co-op nature of this game, and playing against the game."
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4. Board Game: Clue [Average Rating:5.66 Overall Rank:8147]
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Dad's #24 - Clue

This game is always been one of my favorites, since I was a kid. I've still got my first copy and enjoy playing it. I also like some of the different variants... ie. Seinfeld, Simpsons, etc.
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5. Board Game: Zombies!!! [Average Rating:5.83 Overall Rank:5055] [Average Rating:5.83 Unranked]
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Joel's #23 - Zombies!!!

"It's fun to pick on Dad and play with my cousins. I also like to shoot the zombies."
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6. Board Game: Perpetual Commotion [Average Rating:6.21 Overall Rank:7514]
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Dad's #23 - Perpetual Commotion

I like to bring this out when my parents visit. We have a great time, cussing each other, trying to watch for that right card, etc. Always good for some laughs.
 
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7. Board Game: 1st & Goal [Average Rating:6.59 Overall Rank:1925]
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Joel's #22 - 1st & Goal

"I really like the football theme. It's a lot more fun with the expansions. I always lose, but have fun anyway."
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8. Board Game: Lost Cities [Average Rating:7.15 Overall Rank:306]
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Dad's #22 - Lost Cities

I enjoy playing this one with my wife. A great 2-player game that we can just sit, talk about the day, and enjoy a little gaming. One of our favorites.
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9. Board Game: Othello [Average Rating:6.07 Overall Rank:2548]
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Joel's # 21 - Othello

"I really enjoy playing with Mom. I don't know why I like it, it just stands out to me. It's a challenging game."
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10. Board Game: Martinique [Average Rating:6.27 Overall Rank:3042]
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Dad's # 21 - Martinique

Another game I like to play with my wife. Come to think of it, I have not lost to her! It's fun to try and deduce where the treasure is.
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11. Board Game: Pit [Average Rating:6.39 Overall Rank:1472]
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Joel's #20 - Pit

"I like playing with my Grandparents because it's fast and exciting to play."
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12. Board Game: Abandon Ship [Average Rating:6.33 Overall Rank:2939]
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Dad's #20 - Abandon Ship

This is a new game to our collection and we've only played a few times. It's fun to try and get your Rat forward and grab cheese without people knowing which rat you have. Fun, simple game for the family.
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13. Board Game: Killer Bunnies and the Quest for the Magic Carrot [Average Rating:5.49 Overall Rank:16777] [Average Rating:5.49 Unranked]
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Joel's #19 - Killer Bunnies

"I like trading with people. It's fun to wipe out everybody's bunnies. My favorite carrot is #11"
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14. Board Game: Bohnanza [Average Rating:7.05 Overall Rank:394]
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Dad's # 19 - Bohnanza

I really enjoy the player interaction with this game. It's simple but quite fun. It's a good go to game for us when family visits.
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15. Board Game: Mille Bornes [Average Rating:5.69 Overall Rank:6718]
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Joel's #18 - Mille Bornes

"I really like giving people flat tires and other disasters. It's fun to play with 4 people and I really enjoy it."
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16. Board Game: Werewolf [Average Rating:6.58 Overall Rank:1348]
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Dad's #18 - Werewolf

Another game that's newer to me. I've mostly been the moderator and it's really fun from that perspective. Good social game.
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17. Board Game: Ticked Off [Average Rating:5.83 Overall Rank:12012]
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Joel's #17 - Ticked Off

"I really like placing bets on how many you are going to get. It's a challenge to try and get that."
 
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18. Board Game: 1st & Goal [Average Rating:6.59 Overall Rank:1925]
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Dad's #17 - 1st & Goal

This is a fun game to sit down with my son and play. Not too heavy, some fun dice rolling and a little strategy. I like the theme and I think it works well with the theme.
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19. Board Game: Bears! [Average Rating:5.84 Overall Rank:6199]
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Joel's #16 - Bears!

"I like the speedy dice rolling. It's more fun with more people"
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20. Board Game: Cribbage [Average Rating:7.04 Overall Rank:588]
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Dad's #16 - Cribbage

I love this game for a few reasons. My wife taught me when we got married and it's been a go to game for us for a long time now (almost 20 years!). It's always fun and relaxing to play.
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21. Board Game: HeroClix [Average Rating:6.50 Overall Rank:1913] [Average Rating:6.50 Unranked]
 
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Joel's #15 - Heroclix

"I like the miniatures. It's nice and easy to keep track of damage with the clix. I love super heroes and that makes it fun."
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22. Board Game: Wildlife Safari [Average Rating:6.62 Overall Rank:1407]
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Dad's #15 - Botswana

I like this game a lot. It's simple, it's fun and it's got a little take that to it. I can bring this out no matter who is around and we'll have a great time playing.
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23. Board Game: Cribbage [Average Rating:7.04 Overall Rank:588]
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Joel's #14 - Cribbage

"I like card games, so this is ideal for me. The math part stumps me sometimes, but it's nice to site and visit with somebody and play a game."
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24. Board Game: Axis & Allies [Average Rating:6.56 Overall Rank:1274]
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Dad's #14 - Axis & Allies

A thrift store find that my son and I have spent a lot of quality time playing together. We haven't figured out any "strategies" yet and that makes it even more fun. We are still trying to figure out the best way to beat each other. I always end up being the Axis powers???
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25. Board Game: Clue: Secrets & Spies [Average Rating:5.45 Overall Rank:14125]
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Joel's #13 - Clue: Secrets & Spies

"It's fun going from place to place in the world. I really like the hidden spy aspect of the game."
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