The REAL Top 100 Games Oct 15 2009
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This List is the Top 100 rated upon Avg. rating as opposed to Geek Rating. To make the list a game had to have at LEAST 1000 ratings, and it could not be an expansion (if they were allowed, Twilight Imperium: Shattered Empire would actually be the top game)

In addition, if there is a tie then the one with the MOST voters wins the tie.
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1. Board Game: Space Hulk (third edition) [Average Rating:7.55 Overall Rank:224]
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#1 - This isn't a huge surprise, and sitting at 8.52 avg rating, it is currently the highest rated game on the Geek. Not my top choice, but apparantly a favorite of many.
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2. Board Game: Puerto Rico [Average Rating:8.06 Overall Rank:16]
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#2 - With an 8.32 avg rating, the only reason this is Number 2 is because it has more votes than Agricola.
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3. Board Game: Agricola [Average Rating:8.02 Overall Rank:17]
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#3 - It should be no surprise that the #1 Geek rated game also scores highly on this list of overall avg game rankings. Also 8.32, but with 11198 ratings instead of PR's 17265
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4. Board Game: Through the Ages: A Story of Civilization [Average Rating:8.03 Overall Rank:26]
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#4 - So far I'm 4/4 with which one's I've played or tried, this game seems to be rather popular even with all the FRED angst people have had in the past. It seems this is the highest rated Civ game (avg rating) on the geek. It has an 8.31 avg rating, Agricola and Puerto Rico better watch out!
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5. Board Game: Twilight Struggle [Average Rating:8.34 Overall Rank:4]
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#5 - Because of the nature of the beast, with the necessary over 1000 ratings minimum required, it probably will be rare to see a consim or any game by GMT, or anything remotely related to consims/wargames/games in these areas on the list...but low and behold...here is an EXCELLENT game on the Cold War. An 8.26 rating, it even has more votes than Through the Ages!
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6. Board Game: Power Grid [Average Rating:7.91 Overall Rank:29]
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#6 - tied at 8.20 avg rating with the next game, but with 10X the number of votes currently, it wins the tie handily. Also perhaps my favorite of the top ten...unfortunately on avg. ratings it's only #6.
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7. Board Game: Steam [Average Rating:7.64 Overall Rank:109]
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#7 - This could be a surprise showing, at 8.20 it ties the avg rating with Power Grid...but with only 1257 votes, it has far to go to win this tie. It barely makes the minimum votes...however as an AoS fan myself, even if this isn't the original AoS...it's nice to see this Wallace game break the top ten of avg ratings. I was surprised to see it higher on avg ratings than his original AoS...but then perhaps some feel he has improved the game with age.
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8. Board Game: Le Havre [Average Rating:7.91 Overall Rank:37]
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#8 - How interesting, it's #8 in the geek rating and the same with the avg rating. With an 8.14 rating it's a game that's really liked on the Geek!
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9. Board Game: Conflict of Heroes: Awakening the Bear! – Russia 1941-42 [Average Rating:7.56 Overall Rank:393]
 
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#9 - Let's hear it for the wargamers...well...introductory wargamers at least. With an 8.10 and 1317 ratings it makes the list and in the top ten no less. It's interesting how many of the top ten actually have a little over 1000 votes...but less than 2000...I suppose the entire list would change if I made the minimum 2000 votes...but I figured 1000 votes allowed many of these types of games at least a shot at getting on the list...whilst at the same time shutting out the games which were so influenced by shills that all sorts of wierd games appear on top. 1000 just seemed a nice round number...still interesting the results. Maybe I should also do a list with the top 100 most voted on games...or owned game next...I have a feeling who will be on top of that one though...
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10. Board Game: Brass: Lancashire [Average Rating:8.01 Overall Rank:35]
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#10 - Another Wallace game, it just barely makes the top ten and beats out Paths of Glory with 2695 votes.
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11. Board Game: Paths of Glory [Average Rating:8.00 Overall Rank:100]
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#11 - Now this is a fitting game, and one reason I did the list...to show just what games fit in the top 100 with avg ratings instead of the geek ratings. Excellent game...and a great way to explore history or get interested in history. It has a 8.09 avg rating but only 1503 votes so loses out the tie with Brass.
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12. Board Game: Dominion [Average Rating:7.67 Overall Rank:72] [Average Rating:7.67 Unranked]
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#12 - Now there was a time when this game would have been much higher...the cult of the New? My wife still loves this game, and I'm still working on a variant which will blast one's socks off...Literally...well...in a literal fashion...okay...only via cards because it's a rethemed variant on space battles...if I ever finish it. Avg rating of a 8.06
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13. Board Game: Tigris & Euphrates [Average Rating:7.72 Overall Rank:70]
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#13 - It's slowly dipped down through the years, but still going strong as a Geek favorite. An avg rating of 8.02 holds it steady at #13.
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14. Board Game: Combat Commander: Europe [Average Rating:7.90 Overall Rank:103]
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#14 - This one is close behind at a 8.01 avg rating, but with only 1684 ratings falls far behind on the rating list then T&E.
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15. Board Game: Caylus [Average Rating:7.83 Overall Rank:45]
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#15 - At 8.00 avg rating, this one just barely beats out the next four (all which tied at 7.99) and 8782 votes, it could be stiff competition around the corner.
 
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16. Board Game: Race for the Galaxy [Average Rating:7.77 Overall Rank:50]
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#16 - Is this really #16, with a four way tie, it's only because it has more ratings than the others that it wins...and even that is close with a 7.99 rating and 8578 votes...it only edges into this position.
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17. Board Game: El Grande [Average Rating:7.79 Overall Rank:54]
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#17 - This almost took spot #16 with a 7.99 rating...but it fell behind since it had 8024 votes, which put it 554 votes behind Race for the Galaxy...a VERY close positioning behind them...you could almost say it's a neck and neck race...one way or the other...
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18. Board Game: Age of Steam [Average Rating:7.69 Overall Rank:116]
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#18 - Another game that I think should be in the top ten, perhaps #1...I know it's in MY TOP ten...but alas the rest of the geek doesn't feel that way. Still it's very respectable and in the four way tie of avg ratings with a 7.99...but with only 3614 ratings...it means it didn't win that one.
 
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19. Board Game: Hannibal: Rome vs. Carthage [Average Rating:7.82 Overall Rank:138]
 
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#19 - The final of the 7.99 tied avg ratings, but with a mere 2103 votes it comes in at #19.
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20. Board Game: Commands & Colors: Ancients [Average Rating:7.78 Overall Rank:98]
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#20 - Rounding out the top 20 with an avg rating of 7.98 it seems that perhaps this very light wargame is showing that wargames on average may actually do very well under a game rating system of avg ratings as opposed to geek ratings.
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21. Board Game: Advanced Squad Leader [Average Rating:7.96 Overall Rank:205] [Average Rating:7.96 Unranked]
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#21 - Can it be that this classic actually ranks this highly? At 7.94 it barely misses the top 20 games.
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22. Board Game: War of the Ring (First Edition) [Average Rating:7.79 Overall Rank:81]
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#22 - My only 10 on the geek, I suppose my favoritism towards this game is not shared by all. It has a 7.93 avg rating with 4769 raters.
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23. Board Game: Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game [Average Rating:7.75 Overall Rank:62]
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#23 - It has a 7.91 avg rating, looks like this is the highest avg rated cooperative.
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24. Board Game: Up Front [Average Rating:7.83 Overall Rank:380]
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#24 - Wow, the oldest game on the list thus far that I can see, Up Front seems to hold up it's old self rather will with a 7.88 rating.
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25. Board Game: Die Macher [Average Rating:7.65 Overall Rank:187]
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#25 - Shows that old games aren't necessarily fallen to the cult of the new yet, this old standard of Euros has an avg rating of 7.87
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