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BGG has game entries well into the 5-digits. I'm assuming the game entries are more or less the order the games were added into and not some other scheme (some sort of categorization that I'm not aware, or games that were deleted and then readded for some reason). So which games had the honor of being BGG's first ones and to lead the rest? Here are the first 100 game ID entries and what little I know about them.....
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1. Board Game: Die Macher [Average Rating:7.65 Overall Rank:186]
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barely heard of this. It's German, but "Macher" makes it sound like Air Force-y with "Mach" as the speed of sound
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2. Board Game: Dragonmaster [Average Rating:6.61 Overall Rank:2802]
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kinda heard of this. Heard of dragons and masters, but nothing much about those 2 together
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3. Board Game: Samurai [Average Rating:7.44 Overall Rank:171]
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My first Reiner Knizia game....
My first Euro Game played (and yes, before Settlers Of Catan which didn't come into full force till couple years later), assuming Bohnanza's unremembered date of play doesn't come before this....
My first Eurogame owned after the "Catan 6" series (Sett, Seafarers, C&K, + player extensions)....
My first Reiner Knizia game owned....
First fun board game I played in a looong time....
 
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4. Board Game: Tal der Könige [Average Rating:6.59 Overall Rank:3595]
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Never heard of this, but scanning the images, looks neat
 
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5. Board Game: Acquire [Average Rating:7.36 Overall Rank:207]
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People title this as "The first eurogame". If not that, I'm assuming that I misheard that or that Acquire was some kind of precursor to eurogames by having elements of what we would recognize as eurogames or simply something leading up to it all. Whatever origins of the game, I've heard great things about this game and have put it on my 'mental wishlist' to play
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6. Board Game: Mare Mediterraneum [Average Rating:6.55 Overall Rank:7281]
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Never heard of this
 
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7. Board Game: Cathedral [Average Rating:6.50 Overall Rank:1482]
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Never heard of this. Looks neat. Being from Mattell, I'm a little bit edgy, but otherwise seems to be a fine game.
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8. Board Game: Lords of Creation [Average Rating:6.14 Overall Rank:6109]
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Never heard of this
 
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9. Board Game: El Caballero [Average Rating:6.49 Overall Rank:1949]
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Never heard of this. Well, it sounds similar to El Grande and Callyus, but that's about it. The images remind me of Carcassonne, in which if board games had relationships with each other, El Caballero may be Carcassonne's 1st cousin once removed.
 
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10. Board Game: Elfenland [Average Rating:6.74 Overall Rank:793]
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Heard of this game, but don't know much other than it's medieval fantasy
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11. Board Game: Bohnanza [Average Rating:7.06 Overall Rank:366]
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But of course! Of course there are boardgamers, even those of the eurogame/cardgame crowd who haven't heard of this let alone played it. I've got a good fill of Bohnanza. As noted with Samurai (#3 above), I'm still trying recall if this or Samarai was my first eurogame.
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12. Board Game: Ra [Average Rating:7.47 Overall Rank:134]
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2nd Reiner Knizia game owned.
3rd Reiner Knizia game played (Amun-Re was #2 in that regard).

This is one game I play every now and then vs the AI using the Visual Basic version that a fellow BGG member uploaded here.
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13. Board Game: Catan [Average Rating:7.23 Overall Rank:279] [Average Rating:7.23 Unranked]
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My first eurogame owned....
My first eurogame played.... after Samurai and Bohnanza.....
and the game I have logged over 300 plays online via Sea3d.

I don't carry this game to my game groups anymore b/c 1) I'm still in a cooloff period. Would rather use the time to play other games and 2) it's so ubiquitous in this day in age that someone else or more are likely to bring their own copies. Still a great game
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14. Board Game: Basari [Average Rating:6.78 Overall Rank:1369]
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For a good while, all the games I've purchased were ones I've played before (exceptions being Risk and my Nintendo board games). This is, if not the first game, then one of the first games I've purchased without previously playing it before. Had some references checked out about Basari here on BGG, but it turned out to be a great light and casual eurogame without bogging people down in decisions.
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15. Board Game: Cosmic Encounter [Average Rating:6.93 Overall Rank:801]
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Played the 4p version of the game. IIRC, this version also had better (or at all) special cards. Neat game indeed. Games where you have the mechanism of main attackers/defenders and allied attackers/defenders are always interesting to me even though I'm not wild about them.
 
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16. Board Game: MarraCash [Average Rating:6.83 Overall Rank:1719]
 
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Never heard of it before
 
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17. Board Game: Button Men [Average Rating:6.33 Overall Rank:2992] [Average Rating:6.33 Unranked]
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Someone here on BGG referred this game to me as something you can put a dice set (d4, d6, d8, d10, d12, and d20 to say the least) to good use for. Other than that, wouldn't have heard of it.
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18. Board Game: RoboRally [Average Rating:7.12 Overall Rank:336]
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Heard it's a neat "2nd tier game" (not in the level as Settlers, Puerto Rico, Power Grid, etc. but sitll a neat game), battling game. Turns out it's ranked in the top 100 and it's a racing game. Well, at least I've heard of it before, if not to mean the correct thing.
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19. Board Game: Wacky Wacky West [Average Rating:6.32 Overall Rank:2234]
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Never heard of this. For that reason, the 1991 Spiel des Jahres award and Klaus Teuber designer behind. Even without, haven't heard of alot of Teuber's games outside of Catan, and 1991 was FAAAR from a time of boardgaming for me.
 
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20. Board Game: Full Metal Planète [Average Rating:7.42 Overall Rank:1521]
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.... sounds like Stanley Kubrick film Full Metal Jacket
 
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21. Board Game: Gateway to the Stars [Average Rating:5.41 Unranked]
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Never heard of it. Unfortunately, sounds like the reality TV show "Dancing With The Stars"
 
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22. Board Game: Magic Realm [Average Rating:7.16 Overall Rank:930]
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Heard of it. Sounds like some RPG/-ish, exploration, and dice rolling game with medieval fantasy magic
 
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23. Board Game: Divine Right [Average Rating:6.99 Overall Rank:2484]
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I came to a game group early and was asked to do a few turns of this game to help out the game owner understand the game more. Else, wouldn't have heard of it. I was told it was a cross between Diplomacy and something else (can't remember), and that sounded about right. Part of it also reminds me of Advance Wars for Gameboy Advance, keeping in mind I don't do wargames in board game format. AW is on a square grid instead of a hexagonal one, but both have movement costs across various terrain. Extra stuff like event and behavior cards seemed to give this game much depth
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24. Board Game: Twilight Imperium [Average Rating:6.67 Overall Rank:2460]
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Heard of this. The game that will NEVER get played at some of my game groups. Namely, the one that plays party/parlor games and the ones that run on weeknights. Otherwise, I hear it's 3 hours of a total blast and joy. My understanding is it's LIKE Cosmic Encounters, but MUCH deeper.
 
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25. Board Game: Battlemist [Average Rating:5.90 Overall Rank:6976]
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Sounds RPG/wargamish, but that's all I know
 
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