Love you more than everything Loved it more than anything Loved everything more than anything: an attempt at commitment
Recommend
32 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
There's a 50 GAMES Spirit in the air. I feel which way this wind is blowing and I comply.

Here are my 50 games. The ones I would keep. The ones that I am actively culling my collection into becoming.

I've done this sort of thing for the past few years.
2018 - A Top 20 Tabletop Games List after 2,236 plays, 543 ratings, over the course of 12 years, 5 months, 5 days on BGG
2019 - 50 Alphabetical
2020 - 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.

It's a useful exercise to take account of what games really matter. I'm finally at a point at which I don't think I need more than 50 games. 50 is an arbitrary number. I've still got at least a couple hundred games in the house, though most of those are now games belonging to the kids (which was my fault in introducing so many, many different games in the first place, and I keep buying them new games, sigh...).

Note #1: I'm going back to alphabetical in presentation this year.

Note #2: I could make a slimmed down <20 games version of this list. I'm going to add an * at the beginning of each item to indicate a game that is part of that '20 essentials' list.

Spoiler: Here's the Essential 20 as of today, slightly different tomorrow.
Abstracts: Bladder, Checkers, Chess, Go, Hnefatafl, Shogi
Cards: Boon, Haggis, Hearts, Oh Hell!, Plus-Minus, Vivaldi
CCG: Magic: The Gathering
Dice: Perudo
Modern: Carcassonne, Tigris & Euphrates, Tikal
RPG: DCC
Solo: Barbarian Prince
Word: Boggle


Your Tags: Add tags
Popular Tags: [View All]
  • [+] Dice rolls
1. Board Game: Ambiente Abissal added by trawlerman on 2021-04-19 18:05:49
2. Board Game: Babylonia added by trawlerman on 2021-04-19 18:34:27
3. Board Game: Bananagrams added by trawlerman on 2021-04-19 18:51:22
4. Board Game: Barbarian Prince added by trawlerman on 2021-04-19 19:04:27
5. Board Game: Battle for Moscow: Operation Typhoon, 1941 added by trawlerman on 2021-04-19 19:09:35
6. Board Game: Bladder added by trawlerman on 2021-04-29 10:30:46
7. Board Game: Boggle added by trawlerman on 2021-04-29 10:31:25
8. Board Game: Boon added by trawlerman on 2021-04-29 10:31:43
9. Board Game: Carcassonne added by trawlerman on 2021-04-29 10:32:04
10. Board Game: Checkers added by trawlerman on 2021-04-29 10:32:21
11. Board Game: Chess added by trawlerman on 2021-04-29 10:32:37
12. Board Game: Chicago Express added by trawlerman on 2021-05-12 05:59:14
13. RPG Item: Dungeon Crawl Classics Role Playing Game added by trawlerman on 2021-05-12 05:41:50
14. Board Game: Earthshine added by trawlerman on 2021-05-11 11:09:20
15. Board Game: Friday added by trawlerman on 2021-04-29 15:05:24
16. Board Game: The Fury of the Norsemen added by trawlerman on 2021-05-11 11:10:12
17. Board Game: Gettysburg added by trawlerman on 2021-05-11 11:14:40
18. Board Game: Giro Galoppo added by trawlerman on 2021-05-11 11:15:19
19. Board Game: Go added by trawlerman on 2021-04-29 15:05:48
20. Board Game: Haggis added by trawlerman on 2021-04-29 15:06:14
21. Board Game: Hearts added by trawlerman on 2021-04-29 15:06:41
22. Board Game: Hammer of the Scots added by trawlerman on 2021-05-11 11:16:11
23. Board Game: High Society added by trawlerman on 2021-05-12 05:35:02
24. Board Game: Hive added by trawlerman on 2021-05-12 05:46:15
25. Board Game: Hnefatafl added by trawlerman on 2021-04-29 15:07:25
26. Board Game: In Vino Morte added by trawlerman on 2021-05-12 06:00:21
27. Board Game: The King is Dead: Second Edition added by trawlerman on 2021-04-29 15:07:55
28. RPG Item: The Legendary Guys added by trawlerman on 2021-05-12 05:58:02
29. Board Game: Magic: The Gathering added by trawlerman on 2021-04-29 15:08:50
30. Board Game: Memoir '44 added by trawlerman on 2021-05-12 05:48:16
31. Board Game: Mini Shogi added by trawlerman on 2021-04-29 15:09:16
32. Board Game: Mittlere Jass added by trawlerman on 2021-05-11 11:16:52
33. Board Game: Nine Men's Morris added by trawlerman on 2021-05-11 11:17:04
34. Board Game: Oh Hell! added by trawlerman on 2021-05-11 11:17:29
35. Board Game: Pax Pamir: Second Edition added by trawlerman on 2021-05-11 11:17:35
36. Board Game: Perudo added by trawlerman on 2021-05-11 11:17:46
37. Board Game: Push It added by trawlerman on 2021-05-11 11:17:53
38. Board Game: Schotten Totten added by trawlerman on 2021-05-11 11:18:05
39. Board Game: Scopa added by trawlerman on 2021-05-12 05:55:45
40. Board Game: Shogi added by trawlerman on 2021-05-11 11:18:16
41. Board Game: Tak added by trawlerman on 2021-05-11 11:18:22
42. Board Game: Target Arnhem: Across 6 Bridges added by trawlerman on 2021-05-11 11:18:33
43. Board Game: Telestrations added by trawlerman on 2021-05-12 06:17:47
44. Board Game: Terra Nova added by trawlerman on 2021-05-11 11:18:41
45. Board Game: Tigris & Euphrates added by trawlerman on 2021-05-11 11:18:52
46. Board Game: Tikal added by trawlerman on 2021-05-11 11:19:02
47. Board Game: UNO added by trawlerman on 2021-05-12 05:52:29
48. Board Game: Vivaldi added by trawlerman on 2021-05-11 11:19:09
49. Board Game: Xiangqi added by trawlerman on 2021-05-11 11:19:20
50. Board Game: Yōkaï no Mori added by trawlerman on 2021-05-11 11:19:28