Top 10 Non-Top 1000 in March 2017
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Three months in a row ah ah ah, I recent record!

After the last one, most people thought 1,000 would be a good cut off. Not sure, but 750 seemed still too 'popular' now a days. So, let's start there.

So, maybe time to pick up some old viewers LOL

Pleas comment.

Add, but only those not ranked well, yet a lot of different geeks are logging play of.

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One thing I dislike about some people's monthly lists, is after a while they stop explaining their reasoning behind them. So, if you've read mine before (or you don't care) you can skip on to the list now. But, here's the full why:

IMHO, some games are good because others say they are good. And so get more play; "all these people are playing this game, let's play it". While other good games sit around with little notice because they aren't being talked about. So, a few years ago I decided to start looking at those games that are getting played a lot that AREN'T part of the top 200. You may ask why top 750 and not 300? Or for that matter 500? 'Because'.

IMO, if a lot of different people are playing a game, it must have some value to someone somewhere. That's not to say that the Top 200 AREN'T good games or there aren't games out there that are good that aren't getting any play. I'm just trying to show some games out there that different people are playing 'because they are fun' and not just because they have the best press. Over the past couple months, I've gotten a couple comments about 'well these are on BSW (or what not)'. To that I have to say "ah but you have heard of [them].." Again, I'm not saying there aren't MORE good games out there.

I've also had a suggestion about adding weight to longer games. A complaint is that these are short (filler) games because people are more likely to play shorter games. Well, isn't that the point? Showing some games that people in your group might be willing to play. Plus, I'm doing it on number of users playing it, not number of times. IMHO The length of a game does not measure enjoyment. For my gaming tastes I get more enjoyment playing 3-6 different games in the same time the other table is playing one game of TI3.

Obviously, expansions skew this. It's just going by how they were logged. So, if someone logged Niagara while others logged the game under spirits, it's just got Niagara.

So, here's some 'good' press for games that may not be showing up on 'top lists'.

I'm allowing additions, but let's keep it to those games that are good (to your group), get played a lot on BGG (you decide), but aren't ranked in the Top 750.

My HM are games that look interesting that just stay under these 10 or that I've played recently and are just outside the top 10. I've also added a Top1500 and Top2000 .
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1. Board Game: Mint Works [Average Rating:7.28 Overall Rank:659]
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Mint Works was played 1,929 times by 701 people
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2. Board Game: SeaFall [Average Rating:6.61 Overall Rank:1586]
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SeaFall played 908 times by 469 people

Same campaigns still going or new one cycling through?
 
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3. Board Game: Unfair [Average Rating:7.47 Overall Rank:649]
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Unfair was played 787 times by 449 people
 
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4. Board Game: Jump Drive [Average Rating:7.13 Overall Rank:975]
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Jump Drive was played 1,041 times by 332 people

Lot's of replays.
 
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5. Board Game: Fugitive [Average Rating:7.38 Overall Rank:714]
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Fugitive played 993 times by 331 people
 
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6. Board Game: New York Slice [Average Rating:6.91 Overall Rank:1300]
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New York Slice played 559 times by 329 people
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7. Board Game: Dream Home [Average Rating:7.02 Overall Rank:782]
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Dream Home 542 plays by 311 builders
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8. Board Game: Fuji Flush [Average Rating:6.54 Overall Rank:1840]
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Fuji Flush 864 plays with 308 players
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9. Board Game: The Dresden Files Cooperative Card Game [Average Rating:7.20 Overall Rank:1470]
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The Dresden Files Cooperative Card Game 915 plays by 308 people
 
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10. Board Game: Exploding Kittens [Average Rating:5.89 Overall Rank:3894] [Average Rating:5.89 Unranked]
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Exploding Kittens 574 plays by 303 people
 
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11. Board Game: Planetarium [Average Rating:7.16 Overall Rank:1792]
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Planetarium 366 plays by 234 people

One of the local gamers picked this up, but I haven't
 
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12. Board Game: Pickomino [Average Rating:6.54 Overall Rank:1067]
 
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Pickomino 328 plays by 196 people

This use to come on and off this list when it was a list about games not in the 200.

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13. Board Game: Herbaceous [Average Rating:7.24 Overall Rank:967]
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Top 10 off games over 1,500 rank.

Seems a lot from the main list, which I guess means there aren't as many games between 1,000 and 1,500 getting played.


Unfair 787 449
Jump Drive 1041 332
Fugitive 993 331
New York Slice 559 329
Fuji Flush 864 308
The Dresden Files Cooperative Card Game 915 308
Exploding Kittens 574 303
Herbaceous 718 299
Quests of Valeria 383 265
Zombie Dice 570 234
 
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14. Board Game: Quests of Valeria [Average Rating:7.08 Overall Rank:1413]
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Games over rank of 2,000

Jump Drive 1041 332
Fugitive 993 331
New York Slice 559 329
Fuji Flush 864 308
The Dresden Files Cooperative Card Game 915 308
Exploding Kittens 574 303
Quests of Valeria 383 265
Planetarium 366 234
Avenue 387 187
UNO 830 181
 
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15. Board Game: Roll Player [Average Rating:7.56 Overall Rank:342]
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There was some discussion with a friend about using the 750 cut off.

Here is a list of how it would look with 750 instead of 1,000. Only 4 'new' games. Also, this was run this morning and not Saturday when I did this list, looks like some people logged games between then.

Mint Works 1949 708
SeaFall 924 476
Unfair 797 455
Roll Player 875 441
Cottage Garden 575 386
The Game 903 372
Not Alone 642 368
Fugitive 1024 342
New York Slice 565 334
Jump Drive 1048 333
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