The First 200 Geeklists
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At the time of this writing, the number of geeklists posted to this site is in the 46,000's, but there was a time when there was only one, then two, then three... With so many new lists being generated, the old ones tend to be forgotten. This meta-list seeks to bring the first 200 geeklists to people's attention, not because they are all great, but because they are the earliest efforts in this medium. Some genres of lists didn't yet exist at the time these appeared, and some kinds of lists, like top-# lists, dominate the collection. Already, though, some geeks are really thinking of the potential the geeklist medium offers.

If you're familiar with the site, you'll see plenty of members you recognize, a few you probably haven't seen in a while, and some you probably won't remember seeing before at all.

You might also notice people feeling they have to justify playing wargames or Ameritrash. Thank goodness we're past that.

Not all of the first geeklists still remain. In fact, just over a third of them are missing. I have substituted the game What's Missing? for each missing list.

Unfortunately, the original posting date of each list is not necessarily available, making an actual timeline impossible.

The image beside each entry in this list is simply the first image in the geeklist referenced.

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Aldie posted the first list to the site. The list is what the title says. The games in the list are not in the order in which they were added to the 'Geek, though.

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Aldie posted the second list, too.

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3. Board Game: What's Missing? [Average Rating:4.94 Unranked]
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Michael Debije jumped in for the fourth list. The theme is a lament still common on the 'Geek today.

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David Marantz contributed the first list of general personal favorites. Those familiar with his avatar would not be surprised at his # 1 game.

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Unsurprisingly, Tom Vasel got an early list in. Duel of Ages didn't exist then, and Tom apparently never went back to update list # 6.

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Another favorites list.

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Here we get the first geeklist that categorizes games based on theme.

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Games that Geese used to play with his girlfriend. Whether or not she's still around, the list still is.

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10. Board Game: What's Missing? [Average Rating:4.94 Unranked]
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another favorites list from an administrator

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another one from Gray, this one a genre favorites

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A list from a guy you don't see around much anymore.

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an unsurprising list from Robert Martin

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the first gateway games list

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Aldie jumps in here to break the pattern of top- or favorite games, though these are still games he likes.

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The first three-player games list.

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The second gateway games list.

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the first games for kids list

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Robert gets harsh.

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and for older kids

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