BGG Number Ones history - Definitive (ongoing) list with dates
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List (to be updated when Gloomhaven is dethroned) of games ranked #1 on BGG, and the dates of their reigns.
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1. Board Game: Gloomhaven [Average Rating:8.78 Overall Rank:1] [Average Rating:8.78 Unranked]
Board Game: Gloomhaven
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29 December 2017 - present
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2. Board Game: Pandemic Legacy: Season 1 [Average Rating:8.61 Overall Rank:2]
Board Game: Pandemic Legacy: Season 1
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Reign: January 2016 - 29 December 2017
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3. Board Game: Twilight Struggle [Average Rating:8.29 Overall Rank:10] [Average Rating:8.29 Unranked]
Board Game: Twilight Struggle
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Reign: December 2010 or January 2011 - December 2015
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4. Board Game: Agricola [Average Rating:7.94 Overall Rank:32]
Board Game: Agricola
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Reign: 18 August 2008 - 28 February, 2010

Preceded by: Puerto Rico
Succeeded by: Puerto Rico!
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5. Board Game: Puerto Rico [Average Rating:7.98 Overall Rank:28]
Board Game: Puerto Rico
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? 2002 or 2003 - August 17, 2008; also March 1, 2010 – December 2010
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6. Board Game: Tigris & Euphrates [Average Rating:7.70 Overall Rank:95]
Board Game: Tigris & Euphrates
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Reign: 20 February 2002 - ? 2002 or 2003

That ? 2002 or 2003 is not ideal, but I can't find the date it was dethroned.
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7. Board Game: Paths of Glory [Average Rating:8.06 Overall Rank:166]
Board Game: Paths of Glory
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Reign: 19 August 2001 - 20 February 2002
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8. Board Game: Monkey Auto Races [Average Rating:7.04 Overall Rank:14230]
Board Game: Monkey Auto Races
Reign: April 1, 2007 - April 2, 2007

Board Game: Monkey Auto Races
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9. Board Game: The Game of Life [Average Rating:4.31 Overall Rank:20842]
Board Game: The Game of Life
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A bug in the rating system:

On February 25, 2006 MarcMagus rated the game 65535 out of 10... It worked.


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10. Board Game: Die Macher [Average Rating:7.62 Overall Rank:296]
Board Game: Die Macher
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In 2010 Aldie had his own April Fools with the ratings: the ranking was ordered by databasenumber. Die Macher was number 1 for one day. The highest Die Macher ever got on its own was number 2.
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