World Boardgaming Heritage List
The (fictional) criteria for inclusion are based on UNESCO's criteria for World Heritage sites and are as follows:
I. Represents a masterpiece of human creative genius and cultural significance.
II. Bears a unique or at least exceptional testimony to a boardgaming tradition or to a boardgaming subculture which is living or which has disappeared.
III. Is an outstanding example of a type of a boardgame which illustrates a significant stage or development in boardgaming history or significant on-going processes in the evolution of boardgaming.
IV. Contains superlative game play, unique or innovative mechanics, or components of exceptional beauty and aesthetic importance.
When you nominate an item, please justify your nomination under one or more of the above criteria.
Please note - this list is not simply about nominating your favourite games. It is for nominating games which are significant in the history of or to the culture of boardgaming in some way. So while almost any well-ranked game could easily be justified using the broad criteria above, please consider the spirit of the list; just as to be a included on the real World Heritage list most sites need to be unique in some way - the only example of its type, or the first example of the type, or significant in terms of the development of the type, etc etc - games also need to be unique (for their time) or significant to be included on this list. They don't necessarily have to be rated highly either; if they're the first using a particular mechanic for example, even if they are not much good by today's standards or expectations, they still deserve a spot.
I've put a few together for the general idea but am more interested to see what others might nominate.
Feel free to agree/disagree, with the games people list, or with the criteria itself!
- [+] Dice rolls