The Douchebag Gamer's Guild Official Database of Board Game Raitings [WIP]
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We are that game group you want to avoid. That group of friends that walks into a convention and sits down at your table and are loud and obnoxious. We are those players that when confronted with a decision to win the game or attack you, we will always break up your engine. We are a bunch of douchebags that meet weekly. Each member gets a week to bring their game to the table and it will be played 3 times until they can nominate another one. We all have different tastes in games from the economic to worker placement to the Habba games, however we have all fallen in love with heavy player interaction and "take that" mechanics. Below is our playlist and reviews thus far:



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Bert: The omni-gamer, AP, mulligans his mulligans, did he just cheat?, wins 75% of the time, the focus of all of Dan's strategies, just trash, pretty sure he just cheated


Dan: buys a game daily, has 8 different versions of Coup, inconsistent tastes in games, the negotiator, owns stock in Haba, life goals: to own all the tricks, Bruno is my Homeboy, buys more games during his buying freezes


Erik: Choo Choo Charlie


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1. Board Game: Arkwright [Average Rating:7.89 Overall Rank:623]
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DBG Rating: 9

Bert: 9
Dan: 9
Erik: 9
 
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2. Board Game: Trajan [Average Rating:7.80 Overall Rank:71]
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DBG Rating: 7

Bert: 7
Dan: 7
Dayton: n/a
Erik: 7
 
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3. Board Game: Forged in Steel [Average Rating:7.37 Overall Rank:2980]
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DBG Rating: 6.66

Bert: 7
Dan: 6
Erik: 7
 
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4. Board Game: An Infamous Traffic [Average Rating:7.29 Overall Rank:2838]
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DBG Rating: 6.25


Erik: 7.

An extremely fragile game. Definitely hinges on the composition of your game group and the game can suffer if people are just not into it. I've played this 6 times and each time there was a different path to victory discovered. There's so many things I love about this game: unique theme, heavy player interaction and a balance of working with others to accomplish your own agenda but walking that razor's edge of not wanting to cooperate too much with the others. The game suffers with being a bit fiddly and making it easy to forget some rules. If your group doesn't mind everything you've worked for being taken away in one turn, then this mean game could prove to be real successful.


Dan: 6
Bert: 7
Dayton: 5
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5. Board Game: Indonesia [Average Rating:7.81 Overall Rank:189]
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DBG Rating: 6.25

Bert: 8
Dan: 8
Dayton: 2
Erik: 7
 
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6. Board Game: Troyes [Average Rating:7.76 Overall Rank:68]
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DBG Rating: 6

Bert: 5

Dan: 7

I think it's a really solid game. It can take long some plays due to looking up iconography, but I like games with puzzles to solve and this one creates a great puzzle that is different every time. You need to play differently depending on the puzzle. I think over more plays the scoring puzzle will become more apparent and I would get better at that as well. I really like having to find optimizations in the dice manipulation. I really like it more and more with every play.

Dayton: 7

Erik: 5

Game breaking iconography toppled with mechanics that are not very exciting. I felt like every decision was obvious and even though there is a small amount of player interaction with dice selecting, its easily mitigated with powers or selecting another person's dice. Saving grace: variable end game scoring and multiple paths to victory. Otherwise, just another euro.
 
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7. Board Game: Trickerion: Legends of Illusion [Average Rating:7.82 Overall Rank:175]
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Bert: 8
Dan: 7
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Erik: 7
 
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8. Board Game: Glass Road [Average Rating:7.48 Overall Rank:210]
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Bert: 6
Dan: 5
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Erik: 5
 
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9. Board Game: La Granja [Average Rating:7.75 Overall Rank:113]
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Bert: 8
Dan: 6
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Erik: 7
 
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10. Board Game: Great Western Trail [Average Rating:8.28 Overall Rank:9]
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Bert: 6

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Erik: 5

Just meh. The epitome of a game going through the hype cycle. GWT does not offer anything that really stands out. There isn't an innovative mechanic or a difficult decision. You can make multiple decisions, but it always seemed there was only one right decision. This might be a prime example of group think within DBG, because it seemed we lacked an effective way to dethrone Bert.



 
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11. Board Game: The Manhattan Project: Energy Empire [Average Rating:7.89 Overall Rank:208]
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Bert: 4
Dan: 6
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Erik: 6

Good entry level game with nice variability. Unique theme, cool components. I feel after 5 or so plays this game would hit its limit and not offer a lot of excitement past that.
 
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12. Board Game: A Game of Thrones: The Board Game (Second Edition) [Average Rating:7.70 Overall Rank:84]
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13. Board Game: Sidereal Confluence: Trading and Negotiation in the Elysian Quadrant [Average Rating:7.91 Overall Rank:958]
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14. Board Game: Lisboa [Average Rating:8.25 Overall Rank:132]
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