Games I Have Played 20+ Times
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There are a lot of games that I love to play, and when I check how often I have played them, I really haven't played them that much. For example, Dice Forge is a current favorite, but I've only (as of 10/6/17) played it six times! So I wondered what games I have truly played enough times to claim some expertise or call it a "favorite." Hard to say where that point is, so I arbitrarily set it at 20, mostly so I'd have enough games to make a decent list.
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1. Board Game: Wings of Glory: WW1 Rules and Accessories Pack [Average Rating:8.05 Overall Rank:1878] [Average Rating:8.05 Unranked]
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This entry combines games from Wings of War: Flying Aces to the more modern Wings of Glory line. I started playing Wings of War before miniatures were really available. Today, I play Wings of Glory (although, truth be told, I still call it "Wings of War."

Wings of Glory: WW1 Rules and Accessories Pack 143
Wings of War: Famous Aces 100
Wings of War: Deluxe Set 80
Wings of War: Flight of the Giants 4

So, about 327 plays as of 10/6/17.
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2. Board Game: D-Day Dice [Average Rating:6.88 Overall Rank:857]
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My favorite solo game by far, this has 103 plays as of 10/6/17.

My Reviews of D-Day Dice and the Expansions
D-Day Dice
Atlantikwall
Operation Neptune
Normandy
Gott Mit Uns
Distinguished Service Pack
K-Pack
Commission Pack
Badges
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Session Reports
Storming Omaha Beach
Invasion at Point-Du-Hoc
Assaulting the Merville Battery
Scaling the Cliffs at Point-du-Hoc
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3. Board Game: Catan [Average Rating:7.23 Overall Rank:279] [Average Rating:7.23 Unranked]
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My version says "The Settlers of Catan," and I have 77 recorded plays of this game. Two of my gaming buddies (Lesley and Chris Bradley) are champion players of this game, so it comes out a lot, although not so much lately.

Oddly, I don't call this game "Catan": when I refer to it, I usually call it "Settlers" when talking to my friends about it.
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4. Board Game: Incredible Expeditions: Quest for Atlantis [Average Rating:5.83 Overall Rank:8505]
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I love this game, too. I wish its Kickstarter hadn't gone bad - it seems unlikely we'll ever see any more expansions but the two available. Anyway, this is a fun game, and I have 47 recorded plays of it as of 10/6/17.

My Review of Incredible Expeditions: Quest for Atlantis

Sessions
Competitive Game - 3 Player Quest for the Drowned City of Atlantis
Cooperative Game - 2 Player Quest for the Drowned City of Atlantis
Solo Game - Mei Ji Lao's Exploration
Solo Game - Pendergast's Delve
Solo Game - Expedition of the Baroness
Solo Game - Terjiver's Quest
Solo Game - Arijit's Quest for The Drowned City of Atlantis
Solo Game - Arijit's 1 Player Guild Quest
Solo Game - The Baroness Seeks R'lyeh
Solo Game - Mei Ji Lao Seeks the Drowned City
Solo Game - Arijit Seeks the Drowned City
Solo Game - Sandbad's Quest for R'lyeh
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5. Board Game: Viticulture Essential Edition [Average Rating:8.17 Overall Rank:20]
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Oh, how I love this game. Some of these plays include Tuscany, but with or without that set of expansions, this is a top notch game.
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6. Board Game: Smash Up [Average Rating:6.85 Overall Rank:620] [Average Rating:6.85 Unranked]
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This one surprised me. I didn't realize I had played so many. Makes sense, I enjoy the game. I love the humor in the game and all its expansions. I was recently bemoaning how infrequently this seems to come out, and here it is, one of my top ten all-time played games (at least since recording plays).
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7. Board Game: King of Tokyo [Average Rating:7.27 Overall Rank:226]
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This plays quick and easy. The Power Up expansion really makes this game shine.
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8. Board Game: Small World [Average Rating:7.33 Overall Rank:184] [Average Rating:7.33 Unranked]
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The base game, I played 29 times. Underground has 3 plays. Realms has 2 plays. River World, once.

I thought I had played this more often than I actually have.
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9. Board Game: Santorini [Average Rating:7.82 Overall Rank:74]
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I really enjoy the simplicity of this game. Kind of surprised this hasn't been played more.
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10. Board Game: Scythe [Average Rating:8.30 Overall Rank:7]
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THIS game is top-notch. I really, really love it. I expect this to exceed Viticulture at some point.
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11. Board Game: Zombicide: Black Plague [Average Rating:7.83 Overall Rank:110] [Average Rating:7.83 Unranked]
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I do enjoy this game, both as a solo exercise and with my gaming group.
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12. Board Game: Apex Theropod Deck-Building Game [Average Rating:7.35 Overall Rank:2074]
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I really enjoy this. Only played it multiplayer once, which was kind of clunky, but as a solo game, this really shines. I like being a dinosaur.
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13. Board Game: Bohnanza [Average Rating:7.06 Overall Rank:366]
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Another one I thought I had played more often. It seems this comes out early when we have a large group, before we divide up into smaller groups. it's great at large group plays, and I love telling people it's about bean farming, but is actually fun.
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14. Board Game: Saint Petersburg [Average Rating:7.32 Overall Rank:229]
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I do enjoy the heck out of this game... and I thought I had played it more often than I actually have. Hmmmm. This needs to come out more. I do have a hard time making any strategy but a noble strategy work for me. I've seen others successfully deploy a building strategy, but that never seems to do well for me.
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15. Board Game: The Hunters: German U-Boats at War, 1939-43 [Average Rating:7.71 Overall Rank:931] [Average Rating:7.71 Unranked]
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I really played this consistently last year, but not so much this year, for whatever reason. I counted one play as one time getting the game out, playing it, and putting it away, no matter how many or few missions I ran during that play.

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16. Board Game: Dracula [Average Rating:6.21 Overall Rank:2492]
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I bought this game because I thought it would appeal to Amanda (my wife at the time, now since divorced) and we could play it in the evenings, but she really didn't take much of a shine to it. Yet it still has managed quite a few plays, I guess. Just thought it would come out more.
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17. Board Game: Tsuro [Average Rating:6.69 Overall Rank:771]
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This is not really one of my favorites. It just gets played a lot because it's easy to teach and plays quite a few players. It's an okay game, but there are a lot of games I like better that haven't been played as often.
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18. Board Game: Baseball Highlights: 2045 – Deluxe Edition [Average Rating:8.00 Unranked] [Average Rating:8.00 Unranked]
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I really enjoy this game. I wish it came out more often as multiplayer. Right now it is primarily a solo game for me. However, it's quite enjoyable, and I like the deckbuilding aspect, as well as the interactiveness of it.
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19. Board Game: The Castles of Burgundy [Average Rating:8.12 Overall Rank:11]
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This got so many plays because my friend Mark found a website where we could play it long-distance and we played quite a bit of it before I got sick of it. Most of these plays were done in something like a two week period. Would be okay playing this again.
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20. Board Game: Tiny Epic Galaxies Deluxe Edition [Average Rating:7.72 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.72 Unranked]
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This is by far my favorite of the Tiny Epic line of games. A lot of these are solo games, but it has recently started coming out more as a multiplayer game.
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21. Board Game: Wipers Salient [Average Rating:7.18 Overall Rank:7643]
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A solo game of hand-management that I enjoy. Difficult but satisfying.
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22. Board Game: 7 Wonders Duel [Average Rating:8.15 Overall Rank:10]
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Played this my 20th time on 11/20/17. This is one of my favorite two-player games. Robert is my favorite opponent, and I recently taught my girlfriend (my 20th play).

This game is highly strategic and tactical, and I love playing it.
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