Top Games - 20+ plays
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With all the Geek madness and Golden Geek Awards and everyone posting their Top XX games, it just struck me, what if you could only include games in your top XX list if you'd played them at least 20 times.

20 plays is obviously arbitrary, but it generally means you've been playing it long enough and often enough that (a) the newness has worn off and (b) you've gotten to explore it.

So, list your top games along with how many times you've played each one. How many top games? Well, that's what makes this so interesting. For me, limiting it to games I've played 20+ times drops the number of contenders so low that when I consider only the games I love, the number is small enough that I've included all of mine.... what about you?

What are your top games that you've played at least 20 times?
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1. Board Game: Chess [Average Rating:7.09 Overall Rank:420] [Average Rating:7.09 Unranked]
Jimmy Okolica
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Chess: 1000+
Age of Steam: 20+
Race for the Galaxy: 100+
1846: The Race for the Midwest: 30
Through the Ages: A Story of Civilization: 100+ (20ish F2F, the rest online)
Kingdom Builder: 36
Tigris & Euphrates: 100+ (all but 2 online)
Brass: Lancashire: 50+ (all but 6 online)
1817: 22
Bohnanza: 26
Coloretto: 26
Innovation: 22
The Little Prince: Make Me a Planet: 22
Red7: 35
18NY: 21
18OE: On the Rails of the Orient Express: 23
Terra Mystica: 43 (plus a bunch online)
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2. Board Game: Dominion [Average Rating:7.67 Overall Rank:72] [Average Rating:7.67 Unranked]
David Debien
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Dominion 105 plays
Castles of Burgundy 43
Love Letter 43 (not 43 hands, but actual plays to x # of points)
Splendore 28
Agricola 26
MAcao 26
Pandemic 25
Roll for the Galaxy 23
Mr Jack 21
Steel Driver 20
Innovation 20

I dont count online plays, but if I did there would be many more plays of Dominion, Through the ages (aproc 1500), Puerto Rico and about 150 plays of Brass (10 face to face).
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3. Board Game: Pax Porfiriana [Average Rating:7.69 Overall Rank:378]
Daniel Kenel
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Crokinole x95
Pax Porfiriana x51
Khmer x49
Biblios x44
Hanabi x40
Love Letter x40
Battle Line x31
Commands & Colors: Ancients x28
Tigris & Euphrates x26
Giro Galoppo 25
Goa x24
Samurai x24
Space Alert x24
Piece o' Cake x23
Tichu x22
Ra x21
Spot it! x21
China x20
For Sale x20

Not my complete list but pruned down to my favorites of those I've played 20+ times. I'd be happy to add 20 more plays to any of these titles. If recent trends hold I'd expect some Japanese and 18xx titles to appear on this list in the next year or so.

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4. Board Game: Power Grid [Average Rating:7.91 Overall Rank:29]
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Ticket to Ride 130*
Power Grid 77
Werewolf 65
Dominion 54
Bohnanza 52
Coloretto 52
Pirate's Cove 52*
King of Tokyo 51
Catan 48*
Hanabi 47
The Resistance 46
Love Letter 45
Splendor 41
Stone Age 41
Magic: The Gathering 38
Star Wars: The Card Game 38
Time's Up! Title Recall! 33
One Night Ultimate Werewolf 31
Puerto Rico 30
Railways of the World 30
Legendary: A Marvel Deck Building Game 26
Gang of Four 24
Poison 23
Catch Phrase! 21
Shadow Hunters 21
No Thanks! 20
Zooloretto 20


* These are the stats since I started logging my plays (2007) or these numbers would have been higher, especially Catan which would easily be well into the triple digits.

NB I do not log online/iPad plays unless I play against another person or there are other games that would have been included. Star Realms, Tanto Cuore, Small World, and especially Nightfall.

Also, I took some games off the list, as they aren't games I go out of my way to play, or it is any achievement that I have played them so much. Crocodile Dentist (used as a start player mechanism), Spot It, Boggle (both of which I use as an icebreaker for team meetings).
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5. Board Game: Dominion [Average Rating:7.67 Overall Rank:72] [Average Rating:7.67 Unranked]
Bryan Maxwell
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Dominion x 323
Race for the Galaxy x 250
Innovation x 209
Agricola x 108
Hanabi x 125
Animal Upon Animal x 103
Shadow Hunters x 79
Battle Line x 66
Biblios x 43
London x 43
Castles of Burgundy x 42
Battlestar Galactica x 37
Troyes x 33
Keyflower x 23
Terra Mystica x 22
The Palaces of Carrara x 20
Tichu x 20

I eliminated about half of the games on my "20+ plays" list.
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6. Board Game: WWE Raw Deal [Average Rating:6.83 Overall Rank:4792]
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20 play mark doesn't really remove that many games from my list (main ones I can think of are Blood Bowl and Middle-Earth, both 100+ plays easy, ditto for Magic the Gathering) apart from couple of the new ones that haven't had time to get that many plays, but very likely will. And keeping in mind I only started logging plays in April 2008. Plus losing 600+ plays from games I've already sold (like Warhammer: Invasion at 350+, LotR LCG 150+).

WWE Raw Deal 4,846
Revolver 1,218
Resident Evil Deck Building Game 249
Call of Cthulhu: The Card Game 231
Thunderstone 223
Talisman (Revised 4th Edition) 206
Spellfire 189
Legendary: A Marvel Deck Building Game 160
Memoir '44 156
Battle Cry: 150th Civil War Anniversary Edition 120
Arkham Horror 104
Conan Collectible Card Game 91
Warmaster 69
Marvel Heroes 68
Middle-Earth Quest 65
Spider-Man 64
DungeonQuest (third edition) 59
Gears of War: The Board Game 57
The Price of Freedom: The American Civil War 1861-1865 55
Relic 51
Space Hulk: Death Angel – The Card Game 47
Elder Sign 46
Lord of the Rings 45
Marvel Dice Masters: Avengers vs. X-Men 43
Runebound (Second Edition) 38
A Touch of Evil: The Supernatural Game 38
Lords of Waterdeep 37
Star Wars: The Queen's Gambit 35
A Study in Emerald 30
Blood Bowl: Team Manager – The Card Game 27
HeroClix 23
Last Night on Earth: The Zombie Game 22
Horus Heresy 20
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7. Board Game: Innovation [Average Rating:7.24 Overall Rank:278]
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Below are my top (i.e., ranked 8+) that I have played 20+ times.

Innovation: 80
Blue Moon: 79
Jambo: 64
Puzzle Strike (Third Edition): 28
Pixel Tactics: 24
Friday: 23
Lord of the Rings: The Confrontation: 21
BattleCON: Devastation of Indines: 21
Impulse: 20
Lord of the Rings: 20

If I included games that I would have played 20+ times if I include before I logged, this would certainly also include: Torres, Puerto Rico

Online plays are not counted for the purpose of this item, otherwise I would also have games such as Tikal, Wallenstein (first edition), Reef Encounter, Tigris & Euphrates, Carolus Magnus, amongst others.
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8. Board Game: Here I Stand [Average Rating:7.94 Overall Rank:169]
Andy Foulke
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Here I Stand: 29
Through the Ages: A Story of Civilization: 21

I tend to be a cult-of-the-I-haven't-tried-that-one-yet player, so I don't get high play counts. Having said that, it's easy to see what my favorite game is!
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9. Board Game: Hive [Average Rating:7.32 Overall Rank:205]
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Hive - 35
King of Tokyo - 29
Ticket to Ride: Europe - 28 (includes plays on Switzerland/India and Nederlands)
Splendor - 28

I've only been tracking since summer of 2013, so if we count untracked plays, we could add Dominion and maybe 7 Wonders to the list.

Other runners up (that will hopefully hit 20 soon) include Bang-19, Star Realms-18, Lost Cities-17, and the Resistance-16.
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10. Board Game: Middle-earth [Average Rating:7.24 Overall Rank:925]
José San Miguel
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With the cut at 20 plays, almost all my favorite games are here.

Middle-Earth 235 plays (about 200 more unlogged plays)
Mage Knight 43 plays
Commands & Colors: Ancients 45 plays
Twilight Struggle 24 plays
Through the Ages 93 plays
Android: Netrunner 457 plays
Arkham Horror 111 plays
Warhammer: Invasion 288 plays
Dungeons and Dragons Adventure System 33 plays (ok, I'm cheating here a bit, because I'm adding the 3 games in the system)

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11. Board Game: Stone Age [Average Rating:7.62 Overall Rank:79]
John Bandettini
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Stone Age 99
TransAmerica 85
7 Wonders 63
Kingdom Builder 62
Thurn and Taxis 42
Parade 37
Category 5 35
Dominion 33
Saint Petersburg 32
Ticket to Ride: Europe 32
Cosmic Encounter 30
Hey, That's My Fish! 30
Brass 29
Ligretto 27
Puerto Rico 26
Magic: The Gathering 25
Squad Leader 25
Star Trek: Customizable Card Game (first edition) 25
Suburbia 25
Catan 24
Power Grid 24
Ra 24
Campaign Manager 2008 23
Santiago de Cuba 23
No Thanks! 21
Say Anything 21
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12. Board Game: Win, Lose, or Banana [Average Rating:5.40 Overall Rank:14803]
Mike Jones
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We Didn't Playtest This At All 137
Win, Lose, or Banana 119
Tic-Tac-Toe 86
The Werewolves of Miller's Hollow 84
Nuclear War 69
Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game 66
BANG! The Bullet! 49
Glory to Rome 48
El Grande 43
Pow Wow 42
Nacht der Magier 39
7 Wonders 37
Zombie Fluxx 37
Industrial Waste 35
Connect Four 33
Ace of Aces: Powerhouse Series 29
Diamant 28
Last Night on Earth: The Zombie Game 28
Power Grid 28
Ca$h 'n Gun$ 26
Mall of Horror 26
Ra 24
Dream Factory 22
Hamsterrolle 22
Lupus in Tabula 21
Shadows over Camelot 21
Catan 20
Tsuro 20


I don't count on-line plays.

I do differ from you, in this to me represents 'most played', which does not directly coorelate to 'favorite'
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13. Board Game: Agricola [Average Rating:8.02 Overall Rank:17]
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Agricola 87
Perpetual-Motion Machine 46
Splendor 37
Le Havre 35
Terra Mystica 35
Race for the Galaxy 30
Alhambra 23
Dominion 23
Suburbia 23
Tzolk'in: The Mayan Calendar 22
Snow Tails 20
Vikings 19
London 17
Atlantis 14
Snowdonia 14
Last Train to Wensleydale 13
Luna 13
Brass 12
Bohnanza 11
Puerto Rico 11
Caylus 10
Keyflower 10
Ora et Labora 10

Surprised that Splendor has got so high, but it is a quick game
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14. Board Game: Silent Death [Average Rating:6.94 Overall Rank:2786]
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15. Board Game: Silent Death: The Next Millennium Deluxe Edition [Average Rating:7.52 Overall Rank:3447]
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16. Board Game: Babylon 5 Wars [Average Rating:6.50 Overall Rank:5110]
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17. Board Game: Memoir '44 [Average Rating:7.54 Overall Rank:118] [Average Rating:7.54 Unranked]
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Actually I've played only nine games at least 20 times:
Memoir '44 44
Black Stories 34
Rise of Augustus 32
Libertalia 28
Dominion 26
Ra: The Dice Game 22
Carcassonne 21
Love Letter 21
Neuroshima Hex! 20


But would I consider all of them my TOP ones? Not at all. Some of them are though:
1. Memoir '44
2. Libertalia
3. Dominion
4. Neuroshima Hex!
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18. Board Game: Android: Netrunner [Average Rating:7.92 Overall Rank:39]
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I haven't played that many games 20+ times, but luckily many of those I have played that much are my favourites:

1. Android: Netrunner: 215 (plus quite a few online)
2. Dominion: 50 (plus hundreds and hundreds online)
3. Mage Knight Board Game: 52
4. For Sale: 50
5. Lord Of The Rings Card Game: 60
6. The Resistance: Avalon: 27
7. Ticket To Ride (various versions): 38
8. Star Realms: 31
9. Rat Hot: 33
10. Hey That's My Fish: 22
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