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1. Board Game: Go [Average Rating:7.66 Overall Rank:121]
Joan Wendland
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Traditional eastern game.
 
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2. Board Game: Chess [Average Rating:7.09 Overall Rank:415] [Average Rating:7.09 Unranked]
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Traditional western game.
 
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3. Board Game: Nine Men's Morris [Average Rating:5.37 Overall Rank:14951]
Joan Wendland
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My favorite game you can play at an SCA event.
 
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4. Board Game: Thud [Average Rating:6.18 Overall Rank:4716]
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Based on Terry Pratchett's Discworld series.
 
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5. Board Game: Icehouse [Average Rating:6.66 Overall Rank:2636]
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Not only no luck but no turns!
 
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6. Board Game: Diplomacy [Average Rating:7.06 Overall Rank:501]
True Blue Jon
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Vancouver
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The classic no-luck negotiation game.
 
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7. Board Game: Diplomacy [Average Rating:7.06 Overall Rank:501]
J.P. Morgan
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Completely luck free. Simply dependant on how well you can make friends and influence people. And then, stab them in the back.
 
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8. Board Game: 1830: Railways & Robber Barons [Average Rating:7.83 Overall Rank:164]
J.P. Morgan
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Another great "no luck" game. Dependant only on your ability to wisely invest a few hundred dollars and manipulate the financial situation of your opponents.
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9. Board Game: Clans [Average Rating:6.56 Overall Rank:1136]
Andres F. Pabon L.
Colombia
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With 2 players, both relatively experienced with this game, it's really a contest of pure skills, with no luck involved.
 
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10. Board Game: Othello [Average Rating:6.07 Overall Rank:2378]
True Blue Jon
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No luck (or shades of gray) here! It's all black and white (and green on the board).
 
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11. Board Game: GIPF [Average Rating:7.13 Overall Rank:720] [Average Rating:7.13 Unranked]
 
Rob Dietz
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The whole GIPF series has no luck whatsoever in it.
 
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12. Board Game: Intrigue [Average Rating:6.37 Overall Rank:1804]
Michael Van Biesbrouck
Canada
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No luck, it's all about how you play your opponents, much like Diplomacy.
 
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13. Board Game: MarraCash [Average Rating:6.83 Overall Rank:1719]
Michael Van Biesbrouck
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No luck as long as you don't play the suvenirs variant. The initial configuration is semi-random, but all pieces are shared so it doesn't have the Clans problem.
 
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14. Board Game: Medina [Average Rating:7.07 Overall Rank:732]
Michael Van Biesbrouck
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Another luckless multiplayer game from Dorra.
 
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15. Board Game: Kensington [Average Rating:5.33 Overall Rank:14634]
Michael Van Biesbrouck
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An advanced version of Morris.
 
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16. Board Game: Input [Average Rating:5.57 Overall Rank:11809]
Michael Van Biesbrouck
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This unusual game from my childhood was lonely without a GeekList.
 
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17. Board Game: Die-Check [Average Rating:6.39 Unranked]
Michael Van Biesbrouck
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Another unusual game from my collection. Players have dice, but they are pieces rather than sources of random numbers.
 
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18. Board Game: Stephenson's Rocket [Average Rating:6.86 Overall Rank:1021]
Dave VanderArk
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Coopersville
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Possibly the tightest themed game Knizia has ever designed, a no-luck train game that clocks in at just a bit over an hour. Some may call this a brain burner, but I played it with my son when he was 9 and he did just fine. Out of print and getting hard to find.
 
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19. Board Game: Zendo [Average Rating:7.27 Overall Rank:710]
Derek H
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Johannesburg
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No luck here, unless you count "lucky guesses" ;-)
 
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