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WyantJM's Top 100 Games of All Time - 2016 Edition
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This is my 2nd annual top 100 games list. The Boomer Guild got a big group to put these out last year and we are doing it all again. We are releasing one per day, and today (9/8) is my day.

I included the previous ranking where there are overlaps and also will put an additional item to show the games that dropped off the list. My previous list can be found here - WyantJM's Top 100 Games of All Time - 2015 Edition

I'd like to reiterate the same disclaimer from last year: I like lots of different types of games. These aren't what I consider the "best" games, or "best" designs. These are my favorite games to play. For purposes of making the list, I assume I have the right group to play and the right amount of time to commit to gaming.

Boomers' Top 100 Lists for 2016
MD1616's Top 100 Games of All Time - 2016 Edition
Clublock's Top 100 Games of All Time - 2016 Edition
DeMo's Cardboard Cutouts: Crème de la Crème (2016)
ljtrigirl's Top 100 Games of All Time, 2016 Edition
Urza's Top 100 Games of All Time - 2016 Edition
Seen's Top 50, no actually 51, Games of All Time - 2016 Edition
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1. Board Game: Poker [Average Rating:6.70 Overall Rank:903]
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I enjoy many variations of poker, though I don't like the home-brewed wildcard games. I also don't enjoy playing with complete novices as I don't want to have to "run" the game when trying to play.
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2. Board Game: Black Fleet [Average Rating:7.06 Overall Rank:666]
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Quick, fun pick up and deliver game with a does of take that. It can get quite chaotic with higher player counts, but I still enjoy a 2 player game with my son.
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3. Board Game: 7 Wonders [Average Rating:7.79 Overall Rank:44]
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I really like drafting, but it loses something when not everyone knows the full set of cards. This one needs either a little more meat to be enjoyable for a heavier group and the repeated play requirement makes it score a little lower for the casual crowd.
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4. Board Game: La Boca [Average Rating:7.01 Overall Rank:1097]
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Competitive block-building with shifting teams! A really cool concept that is just fun to play with.
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5. Board Game: Automobile [Average Rating:7.35 Overall Rank:350]
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I haven't played this game in quite a while so that has probably caused the slip in ranking as it fades from my memory. It is still memorable enough that I do remember enjoying the unique market demand mechanic.
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6. Board Game: Galaxy Trucker [Average Rating:7.45 Overall Rank:137]
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I love playing this on the app. I was sour on this game for a while, but I've learned to embrace the chaos and just enjoy it.
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7. Board Game: La Granja [Average Rating:7.73 Overall Rank:122]
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Multi-use cards are always interesting to me. This one presents tough choices and leaves you feeling like you can't quite do what you want.
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8. Board Game: Star Trek: Five-Year Mission [Average Rating:6.50 Overall Rank:2310]
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The shine has worn off on this one in the past year, but I would like to play again. There is another cooperative dice game higher up on this list (spoiler), but this one is more family friendly and stays in the top 100 for now.
 
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9. Board Game: The Palaces of Carrara [Average Rating:7.23 Overall Rank:576]
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I wish this was available in English… On the surface, this is a gateway game in the ilk of Thurn and Taxis, but it's really not. The resource gathering and scoring mechanics are pretty unique.
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10. Board Game: Notre Dame [Average Rating:7.37 Overall Rank:223]
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Another one I'd love to see a reprint of. It's got drafting and engine-building and a manageable amount of cards that make it easy to understand on a first play.
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11. Board Game: Neue Heimat [Average Rating:7.29 Overall Rank:1558]
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Auctions and spatial elements and general meanness to other players. These are a few of my favorite things.
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12. Board Game: Gulo Gulo [Average Rating:6.85 Overall Rank:1018]
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Okay, so this game is obviously as simple as it gets, but it is a great game to play with young kids. They can compete and you don't have to let them win.
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13. Board Game: Greed Incorporated [Average Rating:7.01 Overall Rank:1681]
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The first Splotter game on the list. I usually don't like negotiation, but this game makes it bearable.
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14. Board Game: One Night Ultimate Werewolf [Average Rating:7.24 Overall Rank:291] [Average Rating:7.24 Unranked]
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This one was definitely new hotness for me this time last year. I still enjoy it, but I find myself turning down games of this. This is partially due to it being highly requested and me wanting to play more of a variety.
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15. Board Game: BattleLore [Average Rating:7.38 Overall Rank:262]
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Great memories of this with my son. He prefers Memoir '44, but I love fantasy. I still have some unopened expansions to try with this.
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16. Board Game: FITS [Average Rating:6.60 Overall Rank:1352]
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Tetris the board game. I like puzzles and the components are really nice for this one. It gets kind of repetitve, but still earns a place on my shelves.
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17. Board Game: Cuba Libre [Average Rating:7.77 Overall Rank:482]
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This is the first COIN game I ever played. These do not hit the table with any regularity, but I can't imagine turning down a game of this with a full complement of 4 players.
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18. Board Game: The Castles of Burgundy [Average Rating:8.13 Overall Rank:11]
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This game works with 2, but is much better with 4. Again it has the problem of not really being heavy or light and is stuck in a kind of limbo where it rarely is the game to get played.
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19. Board Game: Spades [Average Rating:6.75 Overall Rank:1409]
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Card games were very underrepresented on my list last year. A classic trick-taking game that is great in person or online.
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20. Board Game: Pagoda [Average Rating:6.69 Overall Rank:1753]
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I had forgotten about this game until I went through to make my list. I enjoyed playing this and it would probably be a big hit at my house.
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21. Board Game: The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game [Average Rating:7.63 Overall Rank:110] [Average Rating:7.63 Unranked]
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My son and I have recently gotten into this. I like that we can take our time with it and explore the LCG at a pace that suits us since it is cooperative. Some scenarios are very hard which leads me to believe we have a lot to learn.
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22. Board Game: Dice City [Average Rating:6.86 Overall Rank:901]
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I like games that use dice in interesting ways. This one is light fun with some interesting engine-building and pacing decisions.
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23. Board Game: Agricola [Average Rating:8.01 Overall Rank:22]
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I like Agricola, but it rarely hits the table. I think I missed the boat when everyone was all about this game and alas I didn't get to fully explore it which probably hurts its ranking on this list.
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24. Board Game: Chicago Express [Average Rating:7.23 Overall Rank:376]
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Auctions and stocks. What can I say, it's got some of my favorite things. It's a fulfilling economic game in a short time period.
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25. Board Game: Euphoria: Build a Better Dystopia [Average Rating:7.30 Overall Rank:327]
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More love of dice in this dice placement game. The cards add some interesting wrinkles so that games should have decent variability.
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