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This is one of many lists that I will do based on the Internet Top 100 Games List by Aaron D. Fuegi at <A TARGET=BLANK HREF=http://scv.bu.edu/~aarondf/Top100/>http://scv.bu.edu/~aarondf/Top100/<;/A> . If you've never checked out his list, I highly urge you to go and vote for the games you like and dislike. He updates his list about once every week - I'll update my lists on this site a bit less often.

Anyway, this list is composed of the games from the Internet Top 100 List that have received the most votes - whether they were ranked highly or not. People like them, people hate them - but for sure - people have played them.
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1. Board Game: Catan [Average Rating:7.23 Overall Rank:279] [Average Rating:7.23 Unranked]
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Votes: 451
Ranking: 3

Now this one is a shocker, I'm sure. Everyone has played Settlers, it seems. Of course, many games have been played by more people - but when it comes to the internet community, Settlers rules! Of course, this may and hopefully will change in the coming years. Maybe Settlers will be remembered by people the same way Monopoly is in ten years.
 
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2. Board Game: El Grande [Average Rating:7.79 Overall Rank:54]
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Votes: 321
Ranking: 9

I guess, with all the people playing and liking this game - that I should get it onto my purchase list - pronto!
 
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3. Board Game: Tigris & Euphrates [Average Rating:7.71 Overall Rank:70]
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Votes: 309

Ranking: 2

Well, this game just swims in popularity - and you can see why. I wasn't thrilled the first couple times I played it, yet now I look forward to my online battles with a fiendish glee.
 
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4. Board Game: Monopoly [Average Rating:4.39 Overall Rank:15339]
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Votes: 288

Ranking: 2031

A lot of people hate it - but hey, we've still all played it.
 
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5. Board Game: Risk [Average Rating:5.58 Overall Rank:14523]
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Votes: 284

Ranking: 947

It seems like the wargame most wargamers played first. Then they moved on to fun games!
 
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6. Board Game: Tikal [Average Rating:7.35 Overall Rank:217]
 
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Votes: 272

Ranking: 23

I hear this is a great game, but I have Java, and many people say that Java's better. Either way, it seems like more people like to play Tikal. Maybe because Java's newer?
 
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7. Board Game: Chess [Average Rating:7.09 Overall Rank:416] [Average Rating:7.09 Unranked]
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Votes: 267

Ranking: 163

Some people love chess, some people hate chess. But we've all played it at one time or another.
 
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8. Board Game: Bohnanza [Average Rating:7.06 Overall Rank:368]
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Votes: 264

Ranking: 25

For having a stinky theme, a lot of people have been enticed into playing this game. And again. And again. And again.
 
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9. Board Game: Diplomacy [Average Rating:7.06 Overall Rank:501]
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Votes: 261

Ranking: 88

Not everyone enjoys this game of backstabbing and cutthroat tactics. But most people seem to have tried it once, at least.
 
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10. Board Game: RoboRally [Average Rating:7.12 Overall Rank:336]
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Votes: 253

Ranking: 69

I'd love to join the multitudes of people who have played this nice looking game - but I need to find it for a decent price on eBay! Grrrrr.
 
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11. Board Game: Scrabble [Average Rating:6.29 Overall Rank:1504]
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Votes: 242

Ranking: 299

I hate this game, really! But even though it would appear that many share my sentiments, we cannot deny it's affect on the world's culture.
 
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12. Board Game: Elfenland [Average Rating:6.74 Overall Rank:795]
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Votes: 238

Ranking: 66

The debates on whether this is a good game, or whether it needs its expansion rage on. All I know is that I wouldn't mind having designed it.
 
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13. Board Game: Through the Desert [Average Rating:7.05 Overall Rank:435]
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Votes: 229

Ranking: 10

A lot of people have played with pastel camels!
 
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14. Board Game: Acquire [Average Rating:7.36 Overall Rank:208]
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Votes: 228

Ranking: 19

A true classic. This is the game people should remember from their childhood - not Monopoly.
 
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15. Board Game: Modern Art [Average Rating:7.34 Overall Rank:226]
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Votes: 227

Ranking: 7

Reiner Knizia surely has a lot of people playing his games!
 
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