My Top 10 games I played in 2017 (based on my geeklist)
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I played some games last year. This is the first time I've kept track (for the most part) here are the 10 games ranked according to the games that I recall and 3 very specific honorable mentions.

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1. Board Game: Legend of the Five Rings: The Card Game [Average Rating:8.04 Overall Rank:737]
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Legend of the Five Rings LCG - Best game I want to actually play but haven't yet.
I'm a latecomer to this world but I think its very cool I like the mechanics but I want to get into this game.
 
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2. Board Game: SUPERHOT Card Game [Average Rating:6.71 Overall Rank:2777]
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Superhot - Favorite solo game
Rhado got me into this game after enjoying the video game of the same name. I think its quick and a neat adaptation. It being a small box really helps this one gets pulled out when I've got a few minutes.
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3. Board Game: Aeon's End: War Eternal [Average Rating:8.63 Overall Rank:606] [Average Rating:8.63 Unranked]
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Aeon's End War Eternal - favorite Kickstarter of the year (that I participated in)
I really like the OG Aeon's End. I think its a fun take on the co-op deck building. I think War Eternal added more to that. I didn't get much of a chance to get this to the table so it's not a top 10 for me but the Legacy option coming up seems really cool.
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4. Board Game: Android: Netrunner – Terminal Directive [Average Rating:7.20 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.20 Unranked]
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10. Android Netrunner: Terminal Directive

I was excited about this package. ANR is easily my favorite LCG and while the new cards for tournament play were great and they show some foresight into the future of the game.

The campaign had some neat ideas but wasn't as engaging as I had hoped. I think this was a good first attempt and I think they can do better with another try.

Note - This is my expansion of the year and would've been an honorable mention if it wasn't included in my top ten.
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5. Board Game: Hero Realms [Average Rating:7.72 Overall Rank:187]
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9. Hero Realms

For a game that's standing on the broad shoulders of another game on broad shoulders. I really enjoyed the few games with the unique starter decks. I like this game like I enjoyed doing free-for-all games of Magic. It was a good time with a tried and true method. Also excited to check out the co-op version of this guy.
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6. Board Game: Unlock! Squeek & Sausage [Average Rating:7.34 Overall Rank:931]
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8. Unlock - Squeak and Sausage

I picked up all 3 of the Unlock games and this one is the one that stuck with me the most.

Playing more like a cartoon compared to the other entries, I appreciated its willingness to let its theme play out rather than say a more traditional science lab or a haunted house. The reliance on the app doesn't add to the game as much as they expect. I think Exit does a much better job of the "escape room in a box" genre that sprung up this year but this is the best of the entries I played from Unlock.
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7. Board Game: Okey Dokey [Average Rating:6.66 Overall Rank:2983]
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7. Okey Dokey

I'm not usually one for cutesie art but with that great card art and the simple gameplay, I enjoyed this a good bit. Fun to play but a little hard to remember a reset each column if you're in a groove.
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8. Board Game: Deception: Murder in Hong Kong [Average Rating:7.55 Overall Rank:169]
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6. Deception: Murder in Hong Kong

This is just dumb party filler fun and that's perfect. The fiction you generate in your head for how the dirt went down is the shining star of this game.
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9. Board Game: The Fox in the Forest [Average Rating:7.50 Overall Rank:694]
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5. Fox in the Forest

They made euchre for 2 people! It plays fast, it's inexpensive and absolutely awesome once you hit your stride.
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10. Board Game: Raxxon [Average Rating:7.05 Overall Rank:2802]
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4. Raxxon

Disclaimer - I am friends with the creator of this game.

I'm usually zombie media adverse but the guerilla style debut of this game it made a great first impression. As for the gameplay, it is a razor-thin wire you have on risk vs. reward in this game requires you to be greedy but cautious and punishes you.
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11. Board Game: Arkham Horror: The Card Game [Average Rating:8.27 Overall Rank:19]
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3. Arkham Horror - LCG

These guys knocked it out of the park with this. The campaigns are neat, the flexibility of the mechanics and the existential dread you have when you pull for a skill check, it's a great game.
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12. Board Game: Exit: The Game – The Abandoned Cabin [Average Rating:7.76 Overall Rank:203]
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2. Exit - The Abandoned Cabin

If pressed on Unlock vs Exit I will suggest Exit. This game lets you tear apart cards and draw on them makes it a fun package for a night. Because of this actual interaction with the materials rather than abstracting them make it more fun.

The hint system is also great the third hint in the stack is "I'm stuck" so you can actually complete rather than stopping the clock and having to look it up.

Originally I had Arkham Horror LCG over this but the night I played this with my wife is far more memorable to me then anything that was done in AH.
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13. Board Game: Pandemic Legacy: Season 1 [Average Rating:8.66 Overall Rank:2]
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1. Pandemic Legacy Season 1

When I wasn't playing this I was thinking about it. The fact that we named one of our viruses "Texas A&M" when they won a football game. The fact that it brought me back to the Pandemic fold. All of these reasons and the crazy roller coaster that was that game makes me love my time with this game most of all. I had the most fun with this game all year long so it gets to be number one.
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