The Compleat Gamester - trawlerman's Top 100 Games, May 18th-19th, 2020 Edition, to be completely revised on the morrow, weather permitting, and if he gets out of bed.
- John OwenUnited States
I've been waiting for Jake's Top 50 for so long now that I figured I'd make my own while waiting, in order to demonstrate how quickly and carelessly it can be done. Following his example (how can one follow the example of a list that doesn't exist yet?), I've chosen a list of games and plugged them into the Pub Meeple Ranking Engine. To be honest, I did this twice. The results came back slightly (okay, sometimes wildly) different each time. Most notably, my #1 game was different in each list. That's okay.
My rules for inclusion? I must own the game. I may like the game.
My rules for ranking one game higher than another? In the moment of choosing, I simply picked which game I currently had a desire to play more in that moment, assuming that I could play the game right then with someone(s) just as interested in playing the game as I am.
There are great games that I do like and respect that I've previously owned or never owned. They are not on this list. If, for whatever reason, I don't feel the need to own a game, then it's just not loved enough by me to make it on a list like this.
That said, there are games on this list that I just would not own if I did not have children in the house. Future versions of this list (will there be future versions of this list?) will probably see these games get dropped. That's okay. The top 20 or so of this list is more "shelf stable" than the rest, but the entire thing is volatile. I've been playing games my whole life, born 1979. I've been a part of BGG hobby culture since 2005. It is 2020 and I'm still trying to figure out what kind of a gamer I am.Thank you, Charles Cotton.
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