My Top 10 Favorite Board Games
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This is a list of my favorite boardgames over the past 30+ years, in no particular order.
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1. Board Game: Squad Leader [Average Rating:7.48 Overall Rank:473]
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I still like the original Squad Leader series better than ASL. It is not so rules heavy and to me more fun to play.
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2. Board Game: SPQR [Average Rating:7.35 Overall Rank:2003]
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An absolutely great game. I love the whole Great Battles of History series. I especially like this game using the simple GBoH rules.
 
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3. Board Game: Strat-O-Matic Baseball [Average Rating:7.63 Overall Rank:1136]
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By far and away the best baseball game ever done. I started playing this game in 1974 and have been playing it ever since.
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4. Board Game: PanzerBlitz [Average Rating:6.50 Overall Rank:2004]
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This is the game that got me hooked on wargames when I was a kid. I played the hell out of this one with my Dad and my Brother. Some of you might not agree, but I think this game still holds up today as one of the best WW2 tactical games done. All the scenarios, while not being particulary balanced, are very well done and do recreate the tactical problems faced by both the Germans and Russians on the Eastern front. It's companion game, Panzer Leader, is a good game as well but is not as good as Panzerblitz.
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5. Board Game: Blue Max [Average Rating:7.12 Overall Rank:1644]
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The best WW1 air combat game done to date. The game is very simple to play and has enough of a realistic feel to it to satisfy me. The complexity of detail is built into the maneuver charts so the player has only to choose a maneuver and write down a code. To me this game is a masterpiece of game design concerning the playability vs. realism issues. This game does both well and does a very good job of differentiating the aircraft capabilities.
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6. Board Game: Wooden Ships & Iron Men [Average Rating:7.01 Overall Rank:1046]
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The best Napoleonic naval game I've played. I think I like the original Battleline version better as it has better counter artwork and the ship counters are named instead of numbered. I recently bought COA's Close Action but haven't had a chance to play it yet for comparison.
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7. Board Game: War In The East (Second Edition) [Average Rating:7.10 Overall Rank:8160]
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A monster game of WW2 on the eastern front. I played this recently and it was one of the best wargaming experiences I've had.
 
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8. Board Game: Up Front [Average Rating:7.83 Overall Rank:374]
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I love card driven games and I love Squad Leader. How can this not be on my list of favorites!!!
 
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9. Board Game: Streets of Stalingrad (third edition) [Average Rating:7.44 Overall Rank:3937]
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A monster game of the battle of Stalingrad. This ia a beautifully done game but does have some flaws. The rulebook is very poor and there are more pages of errata available than pages in the rulebook. A second edition of the rulebook fixed most of the errors. I played this about a year ago and really enjoyed the game. It does a good job of showing the difficulties the Germans faced in this battle.
 
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10. Board Game: Formula Dé [Average Rating:6.99 Overall Rank:577]
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The best racing game. I am not a racing fan and I really enjoy this game!!! I seem to always get screwed by the 4th gear die!!!
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