My top games by letter (A shameless copy of Joe Steadman's shameless copy of Tom Vasel's original list)
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First Tom did it, then Joe did it, then Shin Yoo talked about copying Joe's list, so I decided to jump in with my own.

Mind you, I only have 100 or so games rated, meaning there are a lot of games out there I've yet to try. You may see some unusual picks below.
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1. Board Game: Apples to Apples [Average Rating:5.90 Overall Rank:3144] [Average Rating:5.90 Unranked]
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I only have the basic set but I'm still having a great time with this game. The people I introduce the game to (mostly non-gamers) love it to.
 
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2. Board Game: Blood Bowl (Second Edition) [Average Rating:6.78 Overall Rank:1620]
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I love American football, games, and fantasy stuff... making this the perfect combination for me. I played this game a whole bunch back in high school, with my friend and I keeping detailed stats and using a special "kill" table for our star players (bumping up their kill number considerably).
 
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3. Board Game: Chess [Average Rating:7.09 Overall Rank:414] [Average Rating:7.09 Unranked]
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Come on... it's chess!
 
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4. Board Game: Diplomacy [Average Rating:7.06 Overall Rank:500]
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I'm currently playing Turkey in a game run by the man Joe Steadman himself. Sometimes I go back and forth on how much I really enjoy the game, but I always end up playing whenever I can.
 
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5. Board Game: Ingenious [Average Rating:7.15 Overall Rank:328]
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This was a tough one... with El Grande and Evo close behind. I've only played the latter two a few times, so I want to reserve judgement, but I've played Genial a lot and I still enjoy it greatly.
 
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6. Board Game: Fearsome Floors [Average Rating:6.66 Overall Rank:908]
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I don't play this as often as I would like, but it really is a light, simple game that offers a lot of enjoyment. Frank's Zoo was a close second.
 
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7. Board Game: GIPF [Average Rating:7.13 Overall Rank:718] [Average Rating:7.13 Unranked]
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I've been playing Gipf a lot with fellow BBGeeker Shin Yoo and we're still not bored with it. With all the potentials in play, the game becomes so much more dynamic and interesting. We love it!
 
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8. Board Game: High Society [Average Rating:6.76 Overall Rank:860]
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This is another game I don't get to play that often as no one else in our group seems to like it much. But I'm eager to play it whenever I have the chance.
 
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9. Board Game: Illuminati: Deluxe Edition [Average Rating:6.52 Overall Rank:1357]
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Besides being a classic, it's one of only two I-games I have rated, and it's better than Igel Argen (which I do, in fact, enjoy).
 
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10. Board Game: Jungle Speed [Average Rating:6.56 Overall Rank:1049]
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I have only two J-games rated, and the other one is Jenga Extreme. Jungle Speed wins by default.
 
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11. Board Game: Kahuna [Average Rating:6.66 Overall Rank:911]
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It's the only K-game I have rated!
 
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12. Board Game: Turn the Tide [Average Rating:6.80 Overall Rank:916]
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I'm a big fan of Steffan Dorra and Land Unter is why. This is a fabulous little game that never gets stale.
 
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13. Board Game: Memoir '44 [Average Rating:7.54 Overall Rank:117] [Average Rating:7.54 Unranked]
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Memoir '44... a great game.
 
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14. Board Game: Nicht die Bohne! [Average Rating:6.37 Overall Rank:2528]
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Nicht die Bohne is another game that I don't get to play much, which is quite unfortunate. Light, fun, and high screwage factor.
 
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15. Board Game: On the Edge [Average Rating:6.15 Overall Rank:5073]
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On the Edge is the best CCG made, hands down. I still have boxes and boxes of unopened cases back home in Seattle. If the bomb drops... I'm set.
 
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16. Board Game: Puerto Rico [Average Rating:8.06 Overall Rank:15]
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The P-games on my ratings list are a sorry bunch, except for Puerto Rico.
 
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17. Board Game: Quiddler [Average Rating:6.03 Overall Rank:2872]
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The only Q game I've played.
 
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18. Board Game: Ricochet Robots [Average Rating:7.00 Overall Rank:569] [Average Rating:7.00 Unranked]
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The R-games were by far the toughest group to choose from. I had to pick from Ricochet Robots, Roborally, Ra, Raj, and Rette sich ver kann, all great games. What to do? What to do?
 
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19. Board Game: Catan [Average Rating:7.23 Overall Rank:279] [Average Rating:7.23 Unranked]
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The S-games were a pretty weak group... I only give Settlers a 7 and it still won.
 
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20. Board Game: Ticket to Ride [Average Rating:7.46 Overall Rank:124] [Average Rating:7.46 Unranked]
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Ticket to Ride, of course. Sorry Tongiaki!
 
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21. Board Game: Primordial Soup [Average Rating:6.96 Overall Rank:678]
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Haven't played Ursuppe yet, but it's on its way from Germany. I don't have any other U-games rated so it wins by default.
 
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22. Board Game: Villa Paletti [Average Rating:6.48 Overall Rank:1391]
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The only V-game I have rated.
 
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23. Board Game: Werewolf [Average Rating:6.61 Overall Rank:1164]
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The only W-game I have rated.
 
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24. Board Game: YINSH [Average Rating:7.70 Overall Rank:131] [Average Rating:7.70 Unranked]
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Yinsh is a classic, and probably my favorite among all the Gipf games.
 
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25. Board Game: Zendo [Average Rating:7.27 Overall Rank:710]
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Z was tough, because I had to choose between Zertz and Zendo, both receiving 8's from me. But I'll give Zendo the nod because it's a group game, which I like.
 
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