Pleasing Everyone (Updated and Extended): A More Diverse Top 100
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When creating my previous list of how to piss of the most people with the worst game collection possible (see http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/26641), I thought what is the best possible collection to build.

A little research indicated that Matthew Gray already constructed a similar list last April (see http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/20948/page/1).

This list updates that list and extends it out several games. When looking at the Top 100 constructed by this list--which would be some of the most diverse loved games out there--we see some interesting patterns. Fantasy/Sci-fi/Wargames/Party Games make a surge into the Top 100; apparently, users who like these games are more discerning about what games they really[i] like.

The technical details are as follows: [i]Technical Note
: Games with the most votes 9 and above were chosen such that subsequent games did not overlap with prior games (i.e., each user only got one vote). The search started out in a greedy fashion by choosing the games with the most >=9 votes at each stage. The search was then refined via a simulated annealing procedure to determine if a better ordering could be found...
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1. Board Game: Puerto Rico [Average Rating:8.06 Overall Rank:15]
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The first few entries are the same as Matthew's list:

1. Puerto Rico
2. Settlers of Catan
3. Carcassone
4. Tigris & Euphrates
5. Power Grid
6. War of the Ring

These capture 11,274 users
 
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2. Board Game: Ticket to Ride [Average Rating:7.46 Overall Rank:125] [Average Rating:7.46 Unranked]
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Spot #7 was previously held by Memoir '44--Ticket to Ride has eclipsed it and captures 479 additonally users who are not enthralled by the first 6.
 
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3. Board Game: Chess [Average Rating:7.09 Overall Rank:416] [Average Rating:7.09 Unranked]
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8. Chess +1
9. Caylus -1 spot
10. Arkham Horror +5
11. BattleLore +6
12. Go
13. Twilight Imperium 3rd Edition -2
14. Magic the Gathering -1
15. Memoir '44 -8
16. Diplomacy -2
17. ASL -1
18. RoboRally

All add 3,610 more users
 
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4. Board Game: Twilight Struggle [Average Rating:8.35 Overall Rank:4]
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Previously not on the list, adds 215 unique users
 
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5. Board Game: Citadels [Average Rating:7.12 Overall Rank:316]
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20. Citadels +7
21. Heroscape
22. El Grande -3
23. Game of Thrones -3
24. Axis and Allies +1
25. Civilization -3
26. Bohnanza +2
27. Acquire -1
28. Lost Cities -4
29. Paths of Glory -4

Adds 1,493 more users
 
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6. Board Game: Scrabble [Average Rating:6.29 Overall Rank:1504]
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Adds 112 users
 
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7. Board Game: Betrayal at House on the Hill [Average Rating:7.11 Overall Rank:422]
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Adds 108 (and is the last game to independently add more than 100 to the list)
 
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8. Board Game: Commands & Colors: Ancients [Average Rating:7.78 Overall Rank:98]
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These games add between 90-99 users each

32. Commands and Colors
33. Ticket to Ride: Europe
34. Age of Steam (Was 30 on Original List)
35. Talisman (Was 29 on Original List)
36. Bang!

471 more users added
 
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9. Board Game: Railways of the World [Average Rating:7.69 Overall Rank:97] [Average Rating:7.69 Unranked]
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Adds between 80-89 each

37. Railroad Tycoon
38. HeroQuest
39. Lord of the Rings
40. Shadows Over Camelot
41. Blood Bowl, 3rd Edition
42. Ra

Adds 503 users
 
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10. Board Game: Apples to Apples [Average Rating:5.90 Overall Rank:3152] [Average Rating:5.90 Unranked]
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Adds between 70-79 each

43. Apples to Apples
44. Risk
45. Munchkin

Adds 223 users
 
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11. Board Game: San Juan [Average Rating:7.28 Overall Rank:228]
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Adds between 60-69 each

46. San Juan
47. Combat Commander: Europe
48. Cosmic Encounter
49. Space Hulk

Adds 270 users
 
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12. Board Game: The Princes of Florence [Average Rating:7.57 Overall Rank:116]
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Adds between 50-59 each

50. Princes of Florence
51. Europe Engulfed
52. Squad Leader
53. Lord of the Rings: Confrontation
54. Descent
55. Last Night on Earth, The Zombie Game
56. Samurai
57. Axis and Allies Revised
58. Formula De
59. Dune

Adds 549 users
 
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13. Board Game: Titan [Average Rating:6.95 Overall Rank:792]
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Adds between 40-49 each

60. Titan
61. The Republic of Rome
62. Modern Art
63. Risk 2210 A.D.
64. Cribbage
65. Junta
66. Dungeon Twister
67. Backgammon

Adds 347 users
 
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14. Board Game: Fluxx [Average Rating:5.69 Overall Rank:6637]
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Adds between 30-39 each

68. Fluxx
69. Up Front
70. Tide of Iron
71. Doom
72. Hannibal: Rome vs. Carthage
73. Carcassone: Hunters and Gatherers
74. Tichu
75. World in Flames
76. Zombies!!!
77. Age of Empires III
78. Settlers of Catan Card Game
79. Star Fleet Battles
80. 1830: Game of Railroads
81. Samurai Swords
82. Hive
83. St. Petersburg
84. Guillotine
85. Battle Cry
86. Battletech

Adds 652 more users
 
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15. Board Game: Tikal [Average Rating:7.35 Overall Rank:217]
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Adds between 25-29

87. Tikal
88. Runebound
89. Neuroshima Hex
90. Whistling Death
91. Shogun
92. Wiz War
93. Cranium
94. ASL #1
95. Britannia
96. 7 Ages
97. Blokus
98. Pirates of the Spanish Main
99. Die Macher
100. Here I Stand
101. Warmachine
102. Star Wars: Epic Duels
103. Set
 
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16. Board Game: What's Missing? [Average Rating:4.94 Unranked]
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These games are in the current Top 100 and did not make the current Top 100 (number in parantheses shows rank in this list).

14. Goa (123)
19. 1960: Making of the President (339)
22. Wallenstein (159)
23. Imperial (209)
25. YINSH (392)
27. Agricola (129)
29. Taj Mahal (> 500)
32. Hammer of the Scots (122)
36. Crokinole (136)
38. Struggle of Empires (104)
39. Through the Ages (161)
42. Notre Dame (166)
44. Amun-Re (175)
45. Roads and Boats (271)
48. Pillars of the Earth (246)
50. Ticket to Ride: Marklin (208)
54. Battle Line (165)
55. Ingenious (149)
57. DVONN (205)
59. Blood Bowl: Living Rule Book (165)
61. Through the Desert (110)
62. Reef Encounter (272)
63. Traders of Genoa (293)
65. Maharja (294)
66. Hollywood Blockbuster (> 500)
67. Antiquity (489)
68. Yspahan (> 500)
69. Mr. Jack (226)
71. Union Pacific (191)
73. Friedrich (207)
74. La Citta (244)
76. Louis XIV (> 500)
77. Blue Moon City (273)
80. Carcassone: The City (295)
82. Torres (153)
83. Thebes (> 500)
85. Thurn and Taxis (124)
89. Antike (296)
90. Web of Power (> 500)
93. ZERTZ (174)
94. Santiago (> 500)
95. Bonaparte at Marengo (339)
97. Fury of Dracula (124)
98. Princes of the Renaissance (> 500)
99. Race for the Galaxy (143)
100. For Sale (488)
 
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