A Top 20 Tabletop Games List after 2,236 plays, 543 ratings, over the course of 12 years, 5 months, 5 days on BGG
- John OwenUnited States
I've been on Boardgamegeek for 12 years, 5 months, 5 days. Maybe even longer by the time you're reading this.Recommend
I joined BGG in November, 2005. That was a couple of years after a friend had introduced me to Settlers of Catan, which I played pretty exclusively for a year until expanding out to other games in 2004 and 2005, ultimately finding the 'geek. I grew up playing all sorts of games, was always a games lover, but the 1-2 combo of Settlers/BGG knocked me out. Board games have been my primary hobby ever since. I also don't think I've ever gone longer than a week or so without checking in on the 'geek. Usually it's part of my daily routine.
It's about time that I put together some sort of favorites list. It's just what is done here, right?
This is a desert island list. If I could only carry 20 games with me to a desert island, this is what they would be.
If someone held a gun to my head this evening and told me that I had to get my collection down to exactly 20 games by the end of the night, or else, I think that I could be happy with this list.
I started logging every game played on January 1st, 2006. I only count face-to-face games. No online games. No apps. There were only two conditions for a game to make this list:
1) I must love the game and consider it essential
2) I must have played it 5 times.
I am aware that my list is not properly cult of the new. It's not very cool. I even admit to liking party games and card games. I defend old Euros. I list games that no one has ever heard of. Eh, it's my list. These are the games I love. Twenty of them.
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