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The games I played 10 times in 2013, plus some extra awards.
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1. Board Game: Dominion [Average Rating:7.67 Overall Rank:72] [Average Rating:7.67 Unranked]
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2013 plays: 51
2012 plays: 71
2011 plays: 125
2010 plays: 10
2009 plays: 14
2008 plays: 48

Year #3 of Dominion's dominance. We now have all the expansions, and we're excited for the next time we'll do our "use every card" series. I don't think we've done one since before Dark Ages.

Steady Eddy Award for getting played every month in 2013.
Won't Fit In The Box Award for exemplary performance by a new expansion (Guilds).
Legacy Act Award for a dime that has been a dime at least four times already.
 
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2. Board Game: Sticheln [Average Rating:7.03 Overall Rank:808]
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2013 plays: 45
2012 plays: 9
2011 plays: 4
2010 plays: 11
2009 plays: 7

The group of gamers at my work likes trick taking in general, and Sticheln is the collective favorite of the group. And I agree with them. You can do well with virtually any hand, and the game is packed with interesting decisions in each trick. Definitely worth all the extra attention it's gotten this year - more than all four other years combined!

Steady Eddy Award for getting played every month in 2013.
Is That Like Uno? Award for high performance by a trick-taking game.
Best Year Ever! Award for having a better year in 2013 than ever before.
Rebound Award for being a dime again after a year below that mark.
 
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3. Board Game: Taluva [Average Rating:7.19 Overall Rank:410]
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2013 plays: 31
2012 plays: 12
2011 plays: 13
2010 plays: 16
2009 plays: 4

Taluva, like Sticheln, had far and away its best year ever, as it had a couple months of high popularity as a lunch game at work. I had pretty much only played it 2-player before, but I was surprised how well it works 3- or 4-player. 4-player also had the first time I ever saw the "normal" ending of the tiles running out.

High Enough to Place a Tower On Award for having the highest per-month play count (16 in July).
Best Year Ever! Award for having a better year in 2013 than ever before.
 
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4. Board Game: Kingdom Builder [Average Rating:7.01 Overall Rank:450]
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2013 plays: 25
2012 plays: 23

Donald X rears his head again here, with the only other game of his I've played. The variety is less prominent (in the base game, at least) than in Dominion, but the games still have unique feels due to the power and victory combinations. I'm still surprised how many people (online, not in person) feel the need to play with some variant - it works great as-is.

Missed It By That Much Award for getting played in 11 of 12 months in 2013.
 
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5. Board Game: Through the Desert [Average Rating:7.05 Overall Rank:435]
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2013 plays: 20
2012 plays: 4
2011 plays: 9
2010 plays: 6
2009 plays: 5

2013 marks the first time I've played 2-player more than once, and I'm glad I have, because it's a tight, tense experience! I'm still really bad at this game in general (in a 2-player game earlier this week, my opponent got 4 color majorities...), but that doesn't stop me from enjoying it. It's been great as a work lunch game also.

Better With Milk Award for impressive performance by an edible-looking game.
Best Year Ever! Award for having a better year in 2013 than ever before.
 
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6. Board Game: Rune Age [Average Rating:6.84 Overall Rank:862]
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2013 plays: 17
2012 plays: 5
2011 plays: 8

We doubled lifetime plays of Rune Age too, although it's a shorter lifetime than, say, Sticheln. This GenCon 2011 acquisition saw some decent play before, but we sort of "re-discovered" how good it is with the expansion. I still hate playing as the Elves, and I still hate facing the Humans.

Consistency Is Almost Key Award for getting played in 10 months in 2013.
 
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7. Board Game: Diamant [Average Rating:6.83 Overall Rank:613]
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2013 plays: 16
2012 plays: 9
2011 plays: 14
2010 plays: 28

This is one of the easiest games to teach to non-gamers. So easy, fast, addictive, and fun. Everyone loves to press their luck, and this is just as simple as the genre should be.

Rebound Award for being a dime again after a year below that mark.
 
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8. Board Game: Time's Up! [Average Rating:7.33 Overall Rank:382]
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2013 plays: 15
2012 plays: 8
2011 plays: 0
2010 plays: 0
2009 plays: 1

This game started off on a bad foot with me a few years ago, as it was just painful played with people who knew even less than me about famous people - one person thought Paul Simon was in the Beatles. Luckily, last year when I got it for my brother-in-law, it was a hit, and has remained a party game favorite ever since. Kudos to the game designers not just for the clever play, but for making odd numbers of players work out well!

Keep Coming Back Award for getting played in 9 months in 2013.
We Like To Party Award for a high play count for a party game.
Top Rentals Award for being a high-played game I don't own.
 
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9. Board Game: Ticket to Ride [Average Rating:7.46 Overall Rank:124] [Average Rating:7.46 Unranked]
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2013 plays: 14
2012 plays: 8

This is a game I like well enough, but everyone else seems to just love. I've played this with several different groups of friends who all own it, both US and Europe, and while it's fine, I'm perfectly happy to play others' copies. It's a worthy game to be the flagbearer of gateways - simple but with more strategy and tactics than most mass-market games.

Eight Is Enough Award for being played in 8 months in 2013.
Top Rentals Award for being a high-played game I don't own.
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10. Board Game: What's My Word? [Average Rating:7.17 Overall Rank:2782]
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2013 plays: 14
2012 plays: 28
2011 plays: 71
2010 plays: 5

Still a top-notch word game, even though it's been seeing a lot less play time. Great competitive word puzzling, though very low interaction. Great for playing on the couch with an album playing.

The Unloved Award for top played game ranked worse than #1000.
Keep Coming Back Award for getting played in 9 months in 2013.
Draw Row Damage for impressive performance by a word game.
 
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11. Board Game: Big Boggle [Average Rating:6.84 Overall Rank:1595]
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2013 plays: 13
2012 plays: 16
2011 plays: 33

Not Boggle, not Super Big Boggle, not Boggle Xtreme, not Scrabble Boggle, but Big Boggle. With a 5x5 grid, the minimum length requirement of 4 letters per word, and the double-letter cube (with combos like Qu, In, Th, and so on), this hits a great sweet spot for timed word games.

Keep Coming Back Award for getting played in 9 months in 2013.
Draw Row Damage for impressive performance by a word game.
 
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12. Board Game: Pixel Tactics [Average Rating:7.05 Overall Rank:834] [Average Rating:7.05 Unranked]
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2013 plays: 13
No prior plays.

A great 2-player card duel. Every card has five different abilities, based on how you use it, but you'll only use one per game. You'd think this would make the game unmanageably complicated, but it's surprisingly accessible. One of my favorite new games of the year.

Rookie of the Year for the top-played new-to-me game.
 
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13. Board Game: Scrabble [Average Rating:6.29 Overall Rank:1504]
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2013 plays: 13
2012 plays: 20
2011 plays: 15
2010 plays: 4
2009 plays: 1
2008 plays: 1

Scrabble may not be too popular on BGG, but my wife and I still love it. Not our #1 favorite word game, but still worthy of repeated play for sure. Mostly played 2-player nowadays, which is my favorite.

Keep Coming Back Award for getting played in 9 months in 2013.
Draw Row Damage for impressive performance by a word game.
 
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14. Board Game: Spades [Average Rating:6.75 Overall Rank:1320]
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2013 plays: 13
No prior plays.

Somehow, I've managed to avoid playing Spades until this year, but I'm glad I finally got the chance. Perhaps my favorite new game of the year, I love the bidding, the interesting partner play, and the risky maneuvers.

Keep Coming Back Award for getting played in 9 months in 2013.
Rookie of the Year Award for the top-played new-to-me game.
 
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15. Board Game: Fairy Tale [Average Rating:6.76 Overall Rank:743]
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2013 plays: 12
2012 plays: 0
2011 plays: 3
2010 plays: 1
2009 plays: 18
2008 plays: 6

I tend to think this game will be a harder sell than it is - the soft pink box, the name "Fairy Tale", etc. - but once people get into it and get past the questionable graphic design, it's a pretty good hit.

Don't Call It An Award for a non-new 2013 dime with no 2012 plays.
Rebound Award for being a dime again after a year below that mark.
 
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16. Board Game: NOIR: Deductive Mystery Game [Average Rating:6.65 Overall Rank:1976]
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2013 plays: 12
No prior plays.

I've played three different forms of Noir: Spy Tag, Killer vs. Inspector, and Hitman vs. Sleuth. Each is interesting in its own way, and I'm not yet sure which is my favorite. We've played this deduction game without note taking so far; I wonder if we'll change that in the future.
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17. Board Game: Pitch [Average Rating:6.75 Overall Rank:4060]
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2013 plays: 12
2012 plays: 25
2011 plays: 36
2010 plays: 17
2009 plays: 0
2008 plays: 3

Setback/PD remains a frequent activity when I visit my grandma; that's just been less frequent this year.
 
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18. Board Game: Summoner Wars [Average Rating:7.31 Overall Rank:365] [Average Rating:7.31 Unranked]
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2013 plays: 12
2012 plays: 12
2011 plays: 24

Summoner Wars remains one of my favorite 2-player duels. No one likes Vanguard though. I don't know if they ever win. For anyone. Ever.
 
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19. Board Game: Blokus Duo [Average Rating:6.86 Overall Rank:770]
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2013 plays: 11
2012 plays: 12
2011 plays: 24
2010 plays: 77

This game has stayed intense between me and my wife, after a ton of plays. Always a pleasure to go back to this quickie.

Award-Shaped Award for the top pure abstract of 2013.
Diminishing Returns Award for having fewer plays every year but remaining a dime.
 
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20. Board Game: Hey, That's My Fish! [Average Rating:6.75 Overall Rank:670]
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2013 plays: 11
2012 plays: 4
2011 plays: 10
2010 plays: 0
2009 plays: 1

Our dog ate one of the tiles, but that hasn't stopped us from making this one of my lifetime quarters!

Best Year Ever! Award for having a better year in 2013 than ever before.
Rebound Award for being a dime again after a year below that mark.
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21. Board Game: Inklings [Average Rating:6.39 Overall Rank:6360]
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2013 plays: 11
2012 plays: 13
2011 plays: 19
2010 plays: 32
2009 plays: 10
2008 plays: 1

Inklings isn't at its peak for me, but it's still great when we do. It's got a good skill/risk mechanic of shorter clues being more lucrative but trickier to guess.

We Like To Party Award for a high play count for a party game.
Legacy Act Award for a dime that has been a dime at least four times already.
Whiteboard Destiny Award for the top game with dry-erase markers.
Draw Row Damage for impressive performance by a word game.
 
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22. Board Game: Nexus [Average Rating:6.17 Overall Rank:6004]
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2013 plays: 11
2012 plays: 0
2011 plays: 2
2010 plays: 3
2009 plays: 10

2013's the year of Nexus, apparently! This had a brief run as a lunchtime game, with the bee-decorated chips seen in the above picture, but it just fizzled out after a while for some reason. I like the simplicity mixed with the tough choices - every time you gain more control, you lose on potential points.

Best Year Ever! Award for having a better year in 2013 than ever before.
Don't Call It An Award for a non-new 2013 dime with no 2012 plays.
Rebound Award for being a dime again after a year below that mark.
 
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23. Board Game: Shadow Hunters [Average Rating:6.84 Overall Rank:721]
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2013 plays: 11
2012 plays: 12
2011 plays: 34
2010 plays: 16

Hidden team games as a whole took a hit this year, even though besides this I've played Battlestar Galactica, Castle of the Devil, Blades of Legend, Mars vs Earth, The Resistance, Golems of Ymhet, and more I can't think of right now. I just still haven't found that one perfect game...

You're a Cylon Award for the top hidden team game.
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24. Board Game: Alien Frontiers [Average Rating:7.47 Overall Rank:159]
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2013 plays: 10
2012 plays: 7
2011 plays: 1
2010 plays: 1

The craziest game of Yahtzee you'll ever play. Nicely interactive, except for between-turns downtime. The end-game is a bit... gamey, but maybe we'll get the Frontiers expansion which mitigates that.

Keep Coming Back Award for being played in 9 months in 2013.
Best Year Ever! Award for having a better year in 2013 than ever before.
Better With Milk Award for impressive performance by an edible-looking game.
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25. Board Game: Bali [Average Rating:6.35 Overall Rank:6098]
Tim Mierz
United States
Middletown
Connecticut
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2013 plays: 10
2012 plays: 23
2011 plays: 19
2010 plays: 100
2009 plays: 49

One of the most competitive word games we own. Very in-your-face with word stealing and letter denial. We love it!

Legacy Act Award for a dime that has been a dime at least four times already.
Draw Row Damage for impressive performance by a word game.
 
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