Top 10 After-School Board Game Club Games for 2017
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Here's a list of the top 10 games that received the most votes from the Glenbrook Board Game Club's 44 members. This list was created via a survey I handed out during our final gaming session of last year. Appealing to 9-12 year olds can be tricky, and the 40+ games I've acquired over the years have worked out well, but the 10 games listed below were voted to be their favorites of this year!
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1. Board Game: Happy Salmon [Average Rating:6.94 Overall Rank:1015] [Average Rating:6.94 Unranked]
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More of an end-of-session activity than a proper game, students love cutting lose in our otherwise quiet gaming space (our school library) to race through the chaos to chase down that salmon.
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2. Board Game: Cube Quest [Average Rating:6.86 Overall Rank:1286]
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Our number 9 game was brand new to our collection this year, but saw a lot of table time (actually, floor time). One of many popular dexterity games the club has to offer.
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3. Board Game: Ticket to Ride [Average Rating:7.46 Overall Rank:125] [Average Rating:7.46 Unranked]
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Definitely our most played game each year, Ticket to Ride hits the table at every session.
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4. Board Game: Machi Koro [Average Rating:6.71 Overall Rank:738]
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Due to regular play and not-so-wonderful components, our copy will certainly need to be replaced for the 17/18 school year, but Machi Koro has been a favorite 3 years running.
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5. Board Game: Cockroach Poker [Average Rating:6.53 Overall Rank:1210]
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Our most popular bluffing game of the year!
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6. Board Game: Codenames [Average Rating:7.80 Overall Rank:43] [Average Rating:7.80 Unranked]
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I love the fact that this one has made our top ten 3 years running; vocabulary skill-building has never been so fun!
Soooo glad it cracked our top 5!
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7. Board Game: Splendor [Average Rating:7.50 Overall Rank:113]
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Another hit from the beginning of our club, Splendor has landed in our top 10 for the third consecutive year.
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8. Board Game: Dr. Eureka [Average Rating:6.74 Overall Rank:1305]
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Our most popular dexterity game by far, Dr. Eureka seems to be in a constant state of play throughout our sessions.
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9. Board Game: World War 5 [Average Rating:6.27 Overall Rank:6796]
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All of the Looney Pyramid games we've introduced have been successful to some degree (thanks, Justin!), but none more than World War 5. World War 5 requires students to maintain a balance of tactical and strategic thinking that no other game can match in such simplistic terms, and such a quick play time.
 
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10. Board Game: Ghost Fightin' Treasure Hunters [Average Rating:7.16 Overall Rank:1282]
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Blowing Forbidden Island out of the water(pun intended) and completely off of our top ten list this year is Ghost Fightin' Treasure Hunters. A wonderful team-based exercise, and the most popular game of the club. An extra copy will be ordered for this year!
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