Heirloom Games
Calvin Daniels
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I am a lover of boardgames, and while my son, currently 20, tolerates playing, isn't a huge fan.

Still one day I hope his tastes mature.

I also hope one day my grandkids, great grandkids, and beyond, learn to love the games I hold so dear today.

With that in mind, I have decided to create a legacy for future generations in the family.

I have an old wooden steamer trunk built in the late 1800s. It went around the world with an ancestor, and arrived in Canada with my great grandfather.

I plan to have a list of games that I want placed in the trunk when I die, with instructions. It will go to my son, with the idea he pass it on to one of his kids and so on.

In my case the trunk will be home to abstract games.

There are however, in my mind, a number of games which are truly heirloom sort of creations. Games that are asthetically pleasing, and are great to play (think any of a number of amazing chess sets.

While some other games will make the trunk list, this Geeklist is for those truly special, and beautiful games you think your great/great/great grandkids should be playing, just as you do now.

Note not every game I listed will make my personal heirloom trunk either, but you get the idea
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1. Board Game: Omega Chess [Average Rating:7.57 Overall Rank:7647]
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Beautiful set, Great variant, Canadian creator.

Of course this one will go in the trunk
 
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2. Board Game: Terrace [Average Rating:6.38 Overall Rank:3524]
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The black and white version is very classy looking, and it really speaks to me as a Scifi fan. Great game too. Definitely in the trunk.
 
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3. Board Game: Qyshinsu: Mystery of the Way [Average Rating:6.78 Overall Rank:7355]
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Just a beautiful board and pieces and zen like feel. If this plays at all well, into the trunk it will go.
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4. Board Game: Cribbage [Average Rating:7.03 Overall Rank:555]
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A nice board and this one really becomes an heirloom
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5. Board Game: Crokinole [Average Rating:7.79 Overall Rank:75]
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OK wouldn't fit in trunk, but some boards are pure art and the game is fantastic. Wish I had one. Great childhood memories
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6. Board Game: Camelot [Average Rating:6.73 Overall Rank:4076]
 
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This game has some age on it already. The board goes back to a time thet were artistic. The pieces are nicely molded. The Game plays great. Into the trunk
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7. Board Game: Hive [Average Rating:7.32 Overall Rank:205]
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The bakelit pieces are meant to last and the way this one plays it should last too. This has a place of honour in the trunk
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8. Board Game: Go [Average Rating:7.66 Overall Rank:121]
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Any go set goes as a heirloom really.
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9. Board Game: ZÈRTZ [Average Rating:7.31 Overall Rank:477] [Average Rating:7.31 Unranked]
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The great game play and great pieces make this one a must for the future. It has trunk space
 
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10. Board Game: Abalone [Average Rating:6.44 Overall Rank:1404]
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See Zertz comments above
 
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11. Board Game: Checkers 2000 [Average Rating:5.83 Unranked]
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Very nice pieces and an underated games I want to make sure is remembered by being in the trunk
 
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12. Board Game: Pente [Average Rating:6.63 Overall Rank:1411]
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The nice tube edition of a classic is an heirloom for the trunk for me
 
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13. Board Game: Fire and Ice [Average Rating:6.73 Overall Rank:4194]
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A sharp looking, good playing TTT variant, If I ever get a set I will likely add to the trunk list.
 
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14. Board Game: Cathedral [Average Rating:6.50 Overall Rank:1485]
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Haven't played, but the comments on BGG and the look of game says heirloom quality game
 
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15. Board Game: Santorini [Average Rating:7.39 Overall Rank:2849]
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Great look. Think it's Canadian. Good reviews. If you own it, one to leave for future generations
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16. Board Game: Arimaa [Average Rating:7.30 Overall Rank:1859]
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If someome ever publishes this one, I HOPE it is a quality set worthy of being an heirloom. GREATgame
 
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17. Board Game: Ta Yü [Average Rating:6.97 Overall Rank:1270]
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Bakelite and beautiful should last for generations
 
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18. Board Game: Mahjong [Average Rating:7.02 Overall Rank:617]
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Just about any set is worthy of being an heirloom with this game
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19. Board Game: Bollox [Average Rating:6.77 Overall Rank:9411]
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Based on wood board, big marbles, descent play, makes this list
 
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20. Board Game: Tsuro [Average Rating:6.69 Overall Rank:771]
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The look says it all
 
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21. Board Game: Siam [Average Rating:6.98 Overall Rank:2523]
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Perfect heirloom
 
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