If I could only keep 20 games
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1. Board Game: Decktet [Average Rating:7.51 Overall Rank:1832]
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Also standard playing cards (which I won't break out due to their prevalence). There are loads of great Decktet games, and I can play lots of great games with two decks of cards (Lost Cities, Battle Line, The Resistance, Werewolf, Haggis, etc)
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2. Board Game: Suburbia [Average Rating:7.60 Overall Rank:95]
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My favorite tile laying game. Scales well to all players and has a nice medium weight
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3. Board Game: Ghost Stories [Average Rating:7.38 Overall Rank:192]
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Love this coop. Tough as nails, thematic, mechanically sound. Lots to love
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4. Board Game: Finca [Average Rating:7.06 Overall Rank:537]
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A newcomer in my collection, but also my gateway game of choice
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5. Board Game: Agricola [Average Rating:8.02 Overall Rank:17]
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Haters are gonna hate now that Caverna is out, but the Gric is my next step game of choice
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6. Board Game: BuyWord [Average Rating:6.33 Overall Rank:2940]
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My girlfriend likes it because it's a word game and I like it as an economic game. An easy win-win. Comes with lots of variants too. This one might be replaced by Paperback when that comes out
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7. Board Game: Dominion [Average Rating:7.67 Overall Rank:72] [Average Rating:7.67 Unranked]
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Dominion with expansions is one of my favorite gaming experiences ever. Infinite replayablity
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8. Board Game: Timeline: Inventions [Average Rating:6.72 Overall Rank:855] [Average Rating:6.72 Unranked]
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Portable, plays well with non-gamers, and always creates some nice table talk
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9. Board Game: At the Gates of Loyang [Average Rating:7.39 Overall Rank:239]
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My solo resource management game of choice
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10. Board Game: Mr. Jack Pocket [Average Rating:6.98 Overall Rank:607]
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The board game version might be more interesting mechanically but the elegance of this game along with its extreme portability sky rocket it for me
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11. Board Game: Escape: The Curse of the Temple [Average Rating:7.06 Overall Rank:424]
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Sometimes you just need to chuck dice and yell
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12. Board Game: Dawn of the Zeds (Second edition) [Average Rating:7.94 Overall Rank:1204]
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Another newbie but a goodie. Fits a nice niche for me being a solo and thematic
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13. Board Game: Villa Paletti [Average Rating:6.47 Overall Rank:1400]
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Dexterity games are truly underrepresented. This one is a great one, some of the best 15 bucks I've ever spent
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14. Board Game: Thunderstone Advance: Towers of Ruin [Average Rating:7.46 Overall Rank:319] [Average Rating:7.46 Unranked]
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Until a Dominion app comes out, this is my go to solo deckbuilder
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15. Board Game: Blokus [Average Rating:6.92 Overall Rank:524]
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A nice abstract. Not my favorite, but very accessible and deserving a spot on the shelf
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16. Board Game: Robinson Crusoe: Adventures on the Cursed Island [Average Rating:7.96 Overall Rank:36]
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Mage Knight is the better game in my eyes, but Robinson Crusoe scratches an itch I have much more often
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17. Board Game: Letters from Whitechapel [Average Rating:7.47 Overall Rank:183]
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Not a game I would say is in my top 20 games, but it has a feel that is very different from the other games on hone list
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18. Board Game: Mage Knight Board Game [Average Rating:8.12 Overall Rank:18]
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For that solo adventure itch
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19. Board Game: Triumvirate [Average Rating:6.75 Overall Rank:2078]
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I'm sure there's a Decktet game to replace this one, but I think this game is very clever
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20. Board Game: Twilight Struggle [Average Rating:8.34 Overall Rank:4]
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I haven't gotten this played yet.... But just in case!
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