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Out of curiosity, I was looking at the total number of games entered into the database and in what order some of my favorite games where entered into BGG.

Over 40,000 game entries as of Dec-24-2008! Man that's a lot of games even considering many entries are expansions.

It occurred to me while conducting my own personal research project that people might be interested in which games where entered at milestone numbers. I took a little time to add a few below for those curious like myself.

Hmmm. Wonder what entry 50,000 might be?
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1. Board Game: Die Macher [Average Rating:7.65 Overall Rank:185]
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Entry #1


No real surprise here. I'm pretty sure many users know this already. But for those who did not know, Die Macher started it all off.

I own a copy of this game and enjoy it. It is currently user rated 7.99 and ranked number 18 over all. Not bad for a starting choice.
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2. Board Game: Elfenland [Average Rating:6.74 Overall Rank:793]
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Entry #10


Again probably not a surprise here. I've seen threads discussing the original ten games added to BGG with this on it before and I'm sure many of you have as well.

I actually don't own this game nor have I even played it. I'm familiar with it but never had the opportunity to play it. Currently it is user ranked 6.87 and ranked 300. Not bad considering the shear number of games it is in competition with.
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3. Board Game: Lost Cities [Average Rating:7.15 Overall Rank:294]
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Entry #50


I wasn't here, so I can't say for sure, but I would imagine games were being entered pretty rapidly during this time. At the time there might have been a backlog of games waiting for approval if Aldie had already began allowing users to submit entries and overseeing their approval.

Another game I'm familiar with but haven't played. Currently rated 7.33 and ranked 112, this game probably deserves a closer look on my part.
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4. Board Game: Fortress America [Average Rating:6.69 Overall Rank:1327]
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Entry #99

(I listed #99 instead of 100 because for some reason slot #100 is empty. Probably deleted at some point for one reason or another.)

Now here's a game I can sink my teeth into. I don't own a copy but have played the game when I was younger. As a kid I loved pretending I was a high school kid in the mountains fighting a resistance against invaders.

I have a soft spot for the movie "Red Dawn" if you couldn't tell. Currently rated 6.68 and ranked 566 it isn't threatening to knock any other games off their pedestals, but I enjoyed the game all the same.
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5. Board Game: MARK [Average Rating:5.95 Overall Rank:10540]
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Entry #500

Again I wasn't around but I wonder just how many games were being submitted to the database per day at the time.

I must admit this is a game I've never heard of let alone become familiar with. It is currently rated 5.73 which is slightly above average but only 35 people have rated it. It's currently ranked 3665 placing firmly out of the range of noticeable.

The game entry comes with a detailed description but is lacking in reviews and only has one session report.
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6. Board Game: Corona [Average Rating:6.66 Overall Rank:9388]
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Entry #1,000

Another game I've never seen prior to my little research project. I have heard of the re-implementation Moonstar but have never played it.

This game is currently user rated 6.44 by 26 users, so a group of players somewhere in the world likes this game. It doesn't rate a ranking and lacks any reviews or session reports.
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7. Board Game: Express Chess [Average Rating:4.60 Unranked]
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Entry #2,500

Ah Express Chess. No I've never played it. When I first heard about this game I rolled my eyes. I don't know how well it plays and can't comment on how others might like it, but the cover of this book was enough for me to judge.

It is currently rated 4.35 with by only 20 voters which doesn't speak well for it. This game also doesn't qualify for a rank. Can't say I'm surprised.
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8. Board Game: Tuf-abet [Average Rating:5.62 Overall Rank:12138]
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Entry #5,000

The big 5000. I like to imagine users at the time thinking, "This site is loaded with games." Little did they know the site would eventually reach 8 times as many entries.

Another game I'm unfamiliar with. This game actually intrigues me though. I am a fan of puzzles and this might me something I'd enjoy. It is currently ranked 5.73 with only 13 votes and does not have a rank. Not enough to really give an impression. There is one decent review but otherwise information is scarce.
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9. Board Game: Roll and Score Poker Game [Average Rating:5.07 Unranked]
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Entry #10,000

10,000 Game entries is a big achievement in anyone's book. It requires one person to enter data full time or, in the case of BGG, means you have a thriving and growing community.

This game though does not spark any interest in me. Appears to be a thinly veiled clone of Yahtzee. An un-ranked game currently rated 4.17 with only three votes, is pretty telling.
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10. Board Game: Anno Domini: Gesundheit und Ernährung [Average Rating:7.05 Overall Rank:7281]
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Entry #20,000

Half way to the current number of entries.

Another of the thousands of games I have not heard of before. This game is currently rated 6.44 with 58 votes. It also holds the rank of 2355 which isn't bad for a risk type game. Still probably not one I'll hunt down any time soon.
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11. Board Game: Stratego: Transformers [Average Rating:5.67 Overall Rank:12096]
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Entry #30,000

Did we really need a separate entry for every licensed version of Stratego? I suppose it isn't that big a deal. Some of the licensed versions do have alternate special rules which technically qualify them as different games.

I don't own this version of Stratego but I do own a version of the game. I really liked the game when younger and still get the urge to pull this game out once in a while. This incarnation of the game is currently rated 5.36 but not ranked.
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12. Board Game: Cats in a Box: A Game of Feline Photography [Average Rating:7.19 Unranked]
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Entry #40,000

The count as of this writing is 40,004 and continuing to climb. This entry is an example of a Do-It-Yourself, (DIY), which along with print and play games have become a beloved feature of BGG by many.

In the case of this game, I'll pass. Not that I don't find it entertaining, but I don't own any animals and cats in boxes are not that cute to me.

This game is not ranked but currently pulls a full 10 rating with 2 votes.
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13. Board Game: Contract Rummy [Average Rating:6.55 Overall Rank:7320]
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Entry #40,004

When this list was created, this was the last entry. Not sure this game qualifies as I believe the entry violates the rules for entry being a variation of a standard card game. But it's here nevertheless.

Even taking into account variations, expansions, and a few duplicate entries, that is a massive amount of board games. More games are being created all the time as well, which is fine by me. Good gaming to everyone and thanks for checking out my list.
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