What is your #1 and how did you find it?
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This GeekList was created based off my original post here in the General Gaming Forum.

How did you find your #1 game?

Where does your #1 rank on BGG as a board game?

What makes it #1 and better than any other game?

How did you first find out about it?

Is your #1 game your most played game?

I'm hoping that having a few of these questions answered will help myself, and others, who are new to the hobby have confidence when purchasing games outside of the top 100.
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1. Board Game: Agricola [Average Rating:8.02 Overall Rank:17]
Colin
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Currently my #1 is Agricola, just because I have been playing it the most and it is something new to me. I first played it online, and loved it so much that it was the first game I ever did a BGG trade for.

I can't believe it took me over a year to give this game a try. I was hesitant to try it because of some negative comments I had heard from a friend. Tried it online one night out of curiosity and loved it!

I'm sure my #1's will change over the years, but for now this is it.
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2. Board Game: Tzolk'in: The Mayan Calendar [Average Rating:7.93 Overall Rank:37]
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I heard about this from Rahdo, and finally got a copy.

It currently sits at #17 in BGG's rankings

It has so much to think about, and so much you can do. Trying to manage your resources and workers, keeping them balanced, and trying to score as many points as possible is fantastic! I love the gear mechanism especially, and idea of letting your workers stay out longer to maximize their production is brilliant. Loads of fun all around.

It is not yet my most played game, but I am working on that.
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3. Board Game: Mage Knight Board Game [Average Rating:8.12 Overall Rank:20]
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When MK appeared, it was everywhere. Parallels with Magic Realm, celebrations of how massive it was, monumental, an epic journey... flawed by an over-the-top complexity. Every review, both in english and in italian, stressed how much a challenge it was - I love challenges so I jumped at the chance.

Currently MK is #8 in boardgames, #3 in thematics, #9 in strategy.

What makes a good game great? Many things, for me the greatest one is that it's YOU that play the game. Yes there's luck. But you can always use the bad luck to achieve something, be it a small step forward or a huge breakthrough, finding the answer for the puzzle: spend the card sideways, use a mana die, a mana crystal, do you rely on ranged combat or a strong defense followed by a huge blow, try venturing in that beast's cave or burning down that near monastery for good? Choices, and many answers for each.

It perfectly scratches my itch for a fantasy adventure game.

But due to the time and mental effort required, it can't be the most played; it's a precious wine, you must relish the moment of sipping it slowly in bliss, it's not a every-day fast food.
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4. Board Game: The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game [Average Rating:7.63 Overall Rank:105]
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My #1 game will be The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game. I was browsing the top 100 game list one day for games and it caught my eye. Then I got this game on impulse to try, and now I owned most of its expansions. The theme, the art and the gameplay totally hooks me. I can never get tired of it, at least in the near future. There are way too many deck building options to tackle many different thematic scenarios. I guess it is my best impulse decision making ever! laugh
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5. Board Game: Lords of Waterdeep [Average Rating:7.78 Overall Rank:53]
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My favourite is Lords of Waterdeep. Especially with the expansion.
Currently #29 on BGG.

I was introduced to this game by a guy I met at a local gaming club who is now one of my regular gaming buddies.
I was just getting back into board games, and this one just works for me. I love the theme (yes, it is there), I love the mechanics, I love that the game is not overly complex, which means I can play it with friends who are not really gamers. And so far everybody I have introduced to the game enjoyed it.
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6. Board Game: Twilight Struggle [Average Rating:8.34 Overall Rank:5]
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For me it's a tough call between this and Mage Knight Board Game, but this just edges it.

I'd wanted to play this for a while, but never knew anyone else willing to give it a go until one of the guys in our gaming group said he really wanted to try it. A couple of weeks later and I excitedly told him that I'd picked up a second hand copy and when did he fancy a game. His response? 'Oh yeah... about that... I meant Twilight Imperium (Third Edition).'

D'oh

It was a couple of months before I finally got to play it; it gave me a headache, but wow! The tough, meaningful decisions every round build tension like a ratchet strap and it oozes so much theme it likely to leave a puddle wherever you set it down.

Sadly, it's not my most played game as I have limited opportunites to gte a purely 2 player game to the table.
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7. Board Game: Clash of Cultures [Average Rating:7.66 Overall Rank:214]
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To me, this game has nearly everything I love: creating your own unique civilization, combat that is not a primary focus and not taking all day being a few.

Not as epic with 2, but I truly love this game and if it had heavier negotiation and alliance focus, I would be ecstatic
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8. Board Game: Zombie Dice [Average Rating:6.23 Overall Rank:1714]
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It was on sale at Walmart.
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9. Board Game: Railways of the World [Average Rating:7.69 Overall Rank:95] [Average Rating:7.69 Unranked]
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Shortly after getting into the hobby I stumbled upon a review here on BGG of Railways of the World. I wasn't looking for a train game, or such a big, heavy, costly game at the time (all relative)... but the pictures and the description captivated my attention and my wife bought it for me as a birthday present. It has been my #1 from the first play.

It currently sits at #53.


It represents what I enjoy in a game. Variability, flexibility, options, and an attractive display unfolds as the various track, colored trains, and empty city markers populate the board.

It is not my most played game, but it has consistently held my top spot for 5+ years, and is easily one of my game group's favorites.

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10. Board Game: Up Front [Average Rating:7.83 Overall Rank:388]
Richard Irving
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This was a game I found at an SPCA book sale at mall for $2 (along with $3 copy of Acquire with wood tiles and $1 for Gladiator--2 out of 3 ain't bad!)

It is fast paced (especially for a war game)--it can be played in about an hour. Every scenario is infinitely replayable and different every time. Each of different nationalities has different flavor and have to be handled differently.

I have played 1000's of times over the years both live and on line.
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11. Board Game: Spartacus: A Game of Blood & Treachery [Average Rating:7.47 Overall Rank:280]
Patrick Reynolds
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I own a lot of games, and there are certainly many games that I think are better than Spartacus. But if I'm being honest, in the past few years of regular gaming sessions, I've had more fun with this game than anything else. It's got the perfect mix of negotiation, backstabbing, a really clever and fast combat mechanic and lots of player interaction/involvement throughout.

A friend brought a copy back from GenCon the year it released, and then gifted a copy to me shortly after, which prompted me to learn the rules and start teaching my groups to play. The really sad thing is, although I am a fan of the show, I usually avoided games based on movies and TV since so many of them are just awful. I owe my friend a great deal for basically forcing me to try this one by giving me a copy; otherwise I might have missed out.
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12. Board Game: Catan [Average Rating:7.22 Overall Rank:284] [Average Rating:7.22 Unranked]
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How did you find your #1 game?

I first played it thanks to Bill Masek, very close to precisely 20 years ago now.

Where does your #1 rank on BGG as a board game?

#154 as of today.

What makes it #1 and better than any other game?

Nothing. It's my favorite, not the "best".

How did you first find out about it?

I believe I first heard about it thanks to Manu Soeding.

Is your #1 game your most played game?

No. Unfortunately, I played the game most in 1995 - the year before I started recording my plays.

From 1996-present, it's my 12th most often played game. If I had record of my plays from before 1996, it would be no lower than 9th.
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13. Board Game: Robinson Crusoe: Adventures on the Cursed Island [Average Rating:7.95 Overall Rank:36]
Sarah Langer
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I have to admit that I have tremendous troubles choosing anything for number one. I don't have just one number one movie, or song, or book. But for the purpose of this list, I picked one of my favorite games and stuck with it ;-)

How did you find your #1 game?

I heard about it one the Dice Tower and also from a german reviewer, Martin Klein. I'm glad I was warned about the rules, because I took extra care to not read the Portal ones. I borrowed it, played it once, lost, bought it the next day ^^

Where does your #1 rank on BGG as a board game?

It's currently ranked #12 overall and #4 amongst thematic games.

What makes it #1 and better than any other game?

I love coops, this one is very thematic, hard, but not unbeatable and has lots going on, though it's actually not that hard to understand, once you get the base concepts. I love the story it tells and that it comes with six different scenarios + an exptra scenario online. I would have probably been content if the game were made up from the scenario alone, but the many that come in the box elevate it to another level entirely.

Is your #1 game your most played game?

Not yet, not by a long shot. It's fairly new to my collection and I'm trying to lower the number of my unplayed games. At the moment I'm not playing many of my previously played games, but all the ones I've neglected so far. But it's time will come.
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14. Board Game: Troyes [Average Rating:7.77 Overall Rank:67]
Benjamin Johnson
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The first game that I've given a 10 rating. Discovered it through boardgamearena.com.
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15. Board Game: Magic Realm [Average Rating:7.17 Overall Rank:942]
Dave Peters
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Belmont
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How did you find your #1 game?

It was taunting me from the shelf of my favoured local game store (in truth, a shelf at the back of the local Hallmark card store: the owner was an old-school grognard, and stocked things so that he could supply his own hobby.) I dithered for a month or two between it and Cosmic Encounter - and ended up deciding on the game without the huge set of expansions.

Where does your #1 rank on BGG as a board game?

I have no idea. (Looks: ranked #630 as of today.)

What makes it #1 and better than any other game?

I don't think I could ever claim "better". It's my favourite. I've played more than 100 times, and each one has been entertaining; memorable; fascinating. Sometimes I win; sometimes I lose (badly, too!); there are loads of things to try, and still there are combinations that I know of only in theory: I've never seen them attempted in a game, let alone see someone win as a result.

How did you first find out about it?

Well, it was sitting there on the shelf - like I'd said. So I read what it said on the box. That was all I knew about it when I bought it. (The owner of the store didn't know much more: he'd only stocked the one copy, and hadn't opened it up to investigate it before selling it to me.)

Is your #1 game your most played game?

No. I've played several other things more. It does better if I count hours played (rather than game instances played) - but it's likely still not at the top of my list. (In fact, it's hard for anything recent to catch Chess, Go, or Rook (my family's trick-taker of choice.)
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16. Board Game: Magic: The Gathering [Average Rating:7.46 Overall Rank:154] [Average Rating:7.46 Unranked]
Jerry Martin
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I have played this 1000's of more times then any other game. It is a game you can play when no one else is around. Building decks, organizing cards, running tournaments against myself. The level of interaction, the way that there are many games in one. I enjoy the collecting aspect.

A game of EDH/Commander is one of the most fun things to do in games so far as I am concerned. I like that I don't know what I am up against, but you have to do the best with what you have.

I know a lot of people don't like this game because of the cost. I got into the game very early on and was lucky/shrewd enough to have got most of the really expensive cards early on. To play in standard I feel is way to expensive. But I typically pick up good cards when they are cheap and spend way less than other people spend on their hobbies. Plus I could cash out if I really needed the money.

It is ranked #121.

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17. Board Game: Puerto Rico [Average Rating:8.06 Overall Rank:16]
Logan
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Where does your #1 rank on BGG as a board game?
#5

What makes it #1 and better than any other game?
To be completely honest, I don't really have a group to break out the real heavy games with. Puerto Rico seemed like a good choice because it is very low complexity compared to its high depth. I'm sure there are tons of games I would like more than Puerto Rico that I haven't had the chance to play, but Puerto Rico is great as a medium weight game. I was easily able to teach Puerto Rico to a couple kind of smart guys with very little gaming experience and we could jump right in after maybe 20-30 minutes, which is really quite reasonable for a game of the depth of Puerto Rico.

How did you first find out about it?
Rahdo!

Is your #1 game your most played game?
No
I have only played Puerto Rico 3 times. My most played game is Marvel Legendary at 11 plays.
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18. Board Game: Diplomacy [Average Rating:7.05 Overall Rank:511]
Lance Hampton
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Frisco
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Diplomacy is my #1.

My first game was in the 80's as a teen, it was probably one of the bookshelf copies from someone's parents.

We would play 12-14 hour games in person at a conference table over the weekend. We had offices to duck into for negotiations and would play 20-30 minutes of negotiations per turn.

What makes it my #1?

There is no luck -- except maybe starting position of your natural friends/enemies.

It is self balancing in a sense. While I was well known for stabbing people in the back, that both made me an obvious person not to partner with, but also an obvious partner for someone at odds with my immediate enemy. The enemy of my enemy is my friend. Well, I made a lot of enemies and consequently a lot of (short term) friends.

There seems to be, once a game, orders revealed that are just incendiary -- absolutely game turning. The whole range of emotions may get played out at once.

In short, I once had too many friends, now I've reduced that number to just the right amount; none of whom play Diplomacy.
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19. Board Game: Cosmic Encounter [Average Rating:7.58 Overall Rank:103]
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A path to this game was a path of getting to know myself as a gamer.

See, before BGG I've only played one game. At a time.
From 11 - 14 y.o. it was Top Trumps.
From 15 - 17 y.o. it was Slovenian Tarock.
From 18 - 21 y.o. it was Magic: The Gathering.
From 22 - 24 y.o. it was Dungeons & Dragons (3.5 Edition).
Here and there some plays of Risk and after it was figured out the game is too long, we switched to Catan.

First I bought Arkham Horror and Pandemic, then I came to BGG and it was a shock. Citadels was a good buy, but Power Grid was one of those ... que? They find THIS interactive? THIS?

Uhm.

A couple of months on recommendation threads and some bad bad purchases followed. Mentioning the notable ones:
Le Havre - what the **** is this? Some people find this fun?
Cuba - oh, for f**k's sake.

When it was clear that tastes of majority don't align with mine, it was hard to figure out what my taste actually is. When reading comments each game has positive and negative ones and I had no idea which are more relevant. Watched some reviewers, bought some more meh games.

Then somehow Cosmic Encounter was showing up on my horizon. Hmmm. It was a bit tough as I couldn't try before buying and it has really mixed comments. You love it or you hate it. Hmmm. And cover was a bit... dull?

But
Michael Barnes was raving about it.
Tom Vasel was emoting about it.

Ok, I said, it's worth a try and went to my FLGS (at the time the only one in the country).
They's sold all the copies.
Oh, for ****+s sake
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Now the FLGS was infamous for inhumane waiting times, indifference and complete randomness. So when I was on the next tour (guest performance) in Germany I decided to get me a copy there.

Enter: Munich.

That German city where you can get more boardgames in toy stores and department stores than in any other Germna city I've visited. Plus Obletter. Great if you look for family level and filler games. Not so good if you're after an english langauge ameritrash title. But Munich did have (or still has?) one FLGS. Not that far from Obletter. And FLGS is saying it politely. It's a comic store, fanstasy and sci-fi literature, many wargames on the shelves from all possible decades, collecting dust probably since my Top Trumps days. And FFG games. Waiting around for that clerk who actually knows English I've found my game.

I can't remember first sessions, it was just immediate recognition. Oh, yeah, this is IT. This is what I seek out in gaming. Talakative, social, bluffing, bullshitting and chaos, glorious amounts of chaos. What I seek from a game is that it lets me do stupid things and when stars are right even get away with them.

Currently it's pretty much my signature game - your attitude towards it, tells me if I'd like to share a gaming table with you or not. And I don't push it, I'd rather wait for the right situation to show itself, than to endure a terrible session with the wrong kinds of people.Because when everthing falls together it's the most tense, engaging, fun and stupid time I can have in boarfgaming. And I game to have tense, engaging, fun and stupid time.

P.S. I still like original cover better than this crap FGG replaced it with. Now I think it's totally classy. cool
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20. Board Game: Power Grid [Average Rating:7.91 Overall Rank:31]
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Back in winter (Jan/Feb) 2012, I had just started going to gaming groups. Mostly I played classics (hearts, cribbage, Scrabble) and the only "modern" games I knew were basically Carcassonne and Catan. I had just gotten the Travel Catan set and was excited to finally have my own copy, even if it did have some limitations.

I decided to go to an event that was a little bit of a drive on a weekend, since it was winter and it's not like I could golf. Plus I had been there a week or two before and (don't tell my wife!) there was someone there I found quite attractive. When the day came, I ended up driving for two hours through a raging snowstorm (because I'm a guy and we'll do something stupid like that) only to find out she bailed (despite living like five minutes away from the place). Worse, nobody wanted to play Catan -- but they insisted I would love this new game they had laid out... Power Grid.

I was pretty skeptical. All those pipes and numbers, all those fiddly bits coming out of a container... this looked like one of those Serious Games I saw other people playing. And I'd already experienced a double whammy on the day for what I'd set out to accomplish.

Then... we started playing. I don't remember how I did -- I'm pretty sure I stunk, and bought too many plants, and probably powered something like nine or ten cities in a game where the goal was fifteen, but I was hooked. I wanted to play this game again and did so every chance I got over the next few months, even picking up a copy of Megawatts (the French verison) on a trip to Montreal that September with the woman I eventually married last year (no, she wasn't the one from that gaming group -- that one had a boyfriend, but that's quite all right -- I'm extremely happy with how things ultimately panned out).

Long story shot, Power Grid has been my #1 game ever since. A few things are almost as good (Twilight Struggle, 18xx, Maria), but good ol' Grid really hits a sweet spot for me (and like Railways of the World, as I mentioned above, is one of the rare games I actually like with 5-6 players).

So I had set out thinking I might forge a lasting connection that day... it just turns out it was with Power Grid! laugh
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21. Board Game: Endeavor [Average Rating:7.44 Overall Rank:206]
Bart R.
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I don't have a single favourite game because my choice depends on who I'm gaming with and when, but I choose this one because it's the first game my wife really got into. I measure my wife's opinion of a game by the degree she focuses on winning and during our first game of Endeavor, you could have had pink tapdancing elephants in the room and she wouldn't have noticed. We played Merkator a couple of weeks ago and it had the same effect.
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22. Board Game: Star Wars: The Card Game [Average Rating:7.29 Overall Rank:459]
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How did you find your #1 game?
Someone in the local community bought it as soon as it came out, and offered to teach me.

Where does your #1 rank on BGG as a board game?
Currently #217. That's at least 100 positions too low.

What makes it #1 and better than any other game?
Several reasons:
a) It's Star Wars
b) We have a competitive community here (it's small, but it exists)
c) Every single mechanism here (compared to CCGs and other LCGs) is brilliant
d) It's Star Wars

How did you first find out about it?
Saw a thread on the BGG front page, probably

Is your #1 game your most played game?
Not according to logged plays. It might be if I'm correct in estimating the number of plays I haven't logged.
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23. Board Game: Memoir '44 [Average Rating:7.54 Overall Rank:117] [Average Rating:7.54 Unranked]
Matthew Cordeiro
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Cumberland
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How did you find your #1 game?
I first saw it in a game store way back around 2004-2005 when it had first come out. I didn't think much of it then, other than it looked cool. After a couple years on BGG, I had researched the game to death and ultimately decided to put it on my Amazon wish list. My dad bought it for me for my birthday, and I had a chance to play through most of the missions solo about a month later when my wife was out of town visiting family. It was an instant hit for me, and I ended up buying most of the expansions.

Where does your #1 rank on BGG as a board game?
#86 overall, #55 in war games. I think it's in this weird spot where serious war gamers don't consider it a great war game, but casual gamers like it because it's accessible and doesn't take hours and hours to finish a game.

What makes it #1 and better than any other game?
I like all sorts of games, including war games. One of my early favorites was Axis & Allies. Still, M'44 is the only war game in my personal top 10, maybe even the only one in my personal top 20. Here's why I love it so much:

1. It's a war game that can be played by people who don't normally play war games. You get the feel of the battle, but it's not mentally grueling, and it doesn't take forever to play.

2. Lots of scenarios. With just the base game and the free official scenarios online, you can play 30+ times without repeating a scenario. With the expansions, that number goes up to over 200 and covers a wide range of time and place. It becomes a game that covers the entire war, one battle at a time. I also like that the scenarios aren't just "kill everyone on the other side". You can also earn points by completing objectives, like capturing towns, blowing up dams and bridges, or exiting off the other side of the board.

3. I love WWII stuff - documentaries, movies, books, games, whatever. Both of my grandfathers fought in WWII, and I just find it a fascinating subject. Each scenario comes with a little historical recap, and the terrain tiles allow you to recreate the battle with some degree of accuracy. It even has a double sided board for beach battles and countryside battles. And then there's the desert/snow board to make those scenarios even more visually appealing.

4. The minis. Even unpainted, it just looks cool to have a board full of minis. Way better than cardboard counters.

Is your #1 game your most played game?
Not even close. I just don't have the available players or time. My wife isn't a big fan of games where she and I have to fight each other. She's more willing to play if I can find a couple other players and make it a 2 vs. 2 game. My son likes the idea of the game (and the minis), but he's not at a point yet where he can play on his own, or even have the attention span to play to the end of the scenario.

The other limiting factor (especially for my son's interest level) is that it competes for play time with Star Wars X-Wing, which also a player vs. player skirmish game. Since I have available players for X-Wing, M'44 often takes a back seat to that one, and I only get to play it solo a few times a year.
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24. Board Game: Combat Commander: Europe [Average Rating:7.90 Overall Rank:104]
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How did you find your #1 game?
I think I first saw it on the wargame shelf at my FLGS back in the day before I played any wargames. I liked the idea of a tactical level game with detail because I had always enjoyed tactical video/computer games but the attention to detail and the focus on history put me off initially.

Eventually I got into wargaming through a curiosity in ancient warfare. Every now and then I would look at CC:E with the same timid curiosity. The card aspect kept me away and I didn't like the fact that you didn't roll real dice.

Later, I would have some gift cards and 50% off offers from GMT and after hearing a raving review of CC:E's narrative powers I pulled the trigger and got everything I could hoping I would love it. Luckily I do.

Where does your #1 rank on BGG as a board game?
#49 overall. #6 in the wargame category.

What makes it #1 and better than any other game?
I kind of feel like reviewing Combat Commander is a bit like some guy deciding to review baseball. It feels unnecessary to do so as it's been around for some time, so many people enjoy it and it's widely merited as a fantastic pass-time.

That being said, I'll do my best:
-Its narrative powers are not over-exaggerated. The action on the physical board is fun to watch and the events will cause the strangest of things to occur. Baffling good fun.

-CC:E is wildly immersive. With hundreds of unit counters across 7 different factions representing all powers in WWII, 100+ scenarios based on historical events, and over 70 maps to play out your sessions you could play out the entire European theatre of operations and some players have. Each faction has weapon counters that reflect the manufacturing quality of their own power. Each scenario features text discussing the background of the historical event. Each card features a historical photo from the front. An incredible amount of work went into the providing that historical feel and it really pays off.

-Unlimited replay ability. Combat Commander games feature a random scenario generator. Now many don't care for the RSG as it is ahistorical. But many who really PLAY Combat Commander will tell you that this is where the GAME really shines. I've never seen a Random Scenario Generator that creates such varied yet balanced gameplay. And now there's an app to accompany and streamline the process.

-And you'll want to play it an unlimited amount. I am always ready to play Combat Commander. Even right after I've played Combat Commander.

Is your #1 game your most played game?
No, but I don't own many games that are over two hours long that saw over a dozen plays in the first six months of owning it. I can't recommend playing Combat Commander enough.
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25. Board Game: The Castles of Burgundy [Average Rating:8.12 Overall Rank:12]
CHRIS HALVORSON
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I first saw this game in the top 100 when 3 years ago, at that time that's how I found my next big game. It was inexpensive and selecting actions with dice amused me. Something to note I didn't know what a Feld game was at the time. I bought it on eBay and I remember feeling a little overwhelmed with all the choices, during this time period Stone Age was what I was looking to mimic. I remember setting up a practice game to learn the flow of the game and enjoying it. I was turned away slightly after playing a 4 player game and sitting through a long game. I stuck with it and found a strong liking to the Feld's style of victory point games.

I now own many Feld games and haven't played one I dislike. CoB is my favorite currently because I can play with many people, including my wife, and it plays well with any number if players. 4 players is still a little long but I enjoy this game so much it doesn't bother me. I get a great sense of satisfaction filling in my player board and not having a direct action have a negative effect on another players board, but there's still the threat of having a tile taken.

This game scratches every itch I have with gaming without frying my brain. I get very anxious every time I play, especially when the last couple rounds come. Not my most played game, but a game that I always look forward to playing.

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