Essen to Essen: What's played most frequently?
Eric Landes
United States
Beaverton
Oregon
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
Recommend
4 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
This is a look at what games have hit the top ten in games played as reported here every month. A game gets 10 points for being #1, down to 1 point for #10. This is taken from last October through this September, a full Essen-to-Essen cycle. This is different than total plays - this sort of list catches games that are really hot for a while, then disappear. We'll notice some interesting names on that list.
Your Tags: Add tags
Popular Tags: [View All]
  • [+] Dice rolls
1. Board Game: Puerto Rico [Average Rating:8.06 Overall Rank:15]
Eric Landes
United States
Beaverton
Oregon
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
91 points, 12 appearances. Only game to hit the top ten every month. Probably the best description for it is "the new Settlers." Some chinks are showing in the armor, though, as it hasn't been #1 in games played since February. I have a feeling this will settle in around the 8-11 range and stay there for years.
 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
2. Board Game: Lost Cities [Average Rating:7.15 Overall Rank:294]
Eric Landes
United States
Beaverton
Oregon
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
58 points, 11 appearances. Quality two-player game with short play-time makes this perfect filler for when people are waiting for something else to finish. No surprise it's on this list, though it did place a bit higher than I expected.
 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
3. Board Game: Ticket to Ride [Average Rating:7.46 Overall Rank:124] [Average Rating:7.46 Unranked]
Eric Landes
United States
Beaverton
Oregon
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
56 points, 6 appearances. Has not been lower than 2nd since release. No, it's not THAT deep, but it deserved its SdJ award. VERY accessible to new gamers, might replace Settlers as the top "gateway" game.
 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
4. Board Game: San Juan [Average Rating:7.28 Overall Rank:228]
Eric Landes
United States
Beaverton
Oregon
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
55 points, 7 appearances. Starting to fade a tad - fell to sixth in September. I actually think this is a more elegant design than Puerto Rico, but might be losing some play time to St. Petersburg.
 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
5. Board Game: Carcassonne [Average Rating:7.43 Overall Rank:139] [Average Rating:7.43 Unranked]
Eric Landes
United States
Beaverton
Oregon
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
54 points, 10 appearances. One of only three games to make the top ten at least 10 times in the last 12 months, but it HAS missed two of the last four months. Might be losing play time to one its own variants. Will likely reappear on the list a few times every year. Expect it to level off in the bottom half of the top 20.
 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
6. Board Game: Attika [Average Rating:7.02 Overall Rank:563]
Eric Landes
United States
Beaverton
Oregon
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
45 points, 6 appearances. This is the first of the games on the list that hasn't appeared since Summer. Fell to #10 in June, and hasn't cracked the top ten since. I think this is an underrated game, all told. Particularly for two players.
 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
7. Board Game: Catan [Average Rating:7.23 Overall Rank:279] [Average Rating:7.23 Unranked]
Eric Landes
United States
Beaverton
Oregon
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
42 points, 8 appearances. I'd be willing to bet that this game got more than half the people on BGG introduced to "German" games. Impressive that it's still #7 on this list nine years after release.
 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
8. Board Game: Magic: The Gathering [Average Rating:7.45 Overall Rank:157] [Average Rating:7.45 Unranked]
Eric Landes
United States
Beaverton
Oregon
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
35 points, 6 appearances. Been in the top ten each of the last five months. There must either have been a new expansion released, or more Magic players started logging their plays.
 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
9. Board Game: Saint Petersburg [Average Rating:7.32 Overall Rank:229]
Eric Landes
United States
Beaverton
Oregon
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
34 points, 4 appearances. 4th, 3rd, 2nd, 1st the last four months. Will eventually fade, but this should hang around the top ten for a long time.
 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
10. Board Game: Memoir '44 [Average Rating:7.54 Overall Rank:117] [Average Rating:7.54 Unranked]
Eric Landes
United States
Beaverton
Oregon
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
33 points, 4 appearances. Along with St. Pete, part of the reason why Puerto Rico has faded in ranking. Probably would have been #1 in June, as well, had it not missed its release date by a week.
 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
11. Board Game: BANG! [Average Rating:6.54 Overall Rank:1016]
Eric Landes
United States
Beaverton
Oregon
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
29 points, 9 appearances. Floats along the bottom half of the top ten most months. New expansion will likely propel this up the list again for a while.
 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
12. Board Game: Carcassonne: The Castle [Average Rating:7.09 Overall Rank:495]
Eric Landes
United States
Beaverton
Oregon
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
16 points, 3 appearances. Fell off the list in February, and I completely understand why. This game is actually getting LESS fun for me the more I play it.
 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
13. Board Game: Coloretto [Average Rating:6.96 Overall Rank:482]
Eric Landes
United States
Beaverton
Oregon
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
12 points, 4 appearances. Good filler, but there's a lot more good filler these days. Probably won't return to this list next year.
 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
14. Board Game: Bohnanza [Average Rating:7.06 Overall Rank:366]
Eric Landes
United States
Beaverton
Oregon
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
12 points, 2 appearances. My wife and I used to play the two-player "duel" version as a warmup to other games. We don't do that as much anymore. Looks like we're not the only ones.
 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
15. Board Game: Power Grid [Average Rating:7.92 Overall Rank:28]
Eric Landes
United States
Beaverton
Oregon
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
10 points, 4 appearances. All appearances in the last four months. This game _might_ be taking the place of Tigris & Euphrates for some people. It's definitely replaced it as the heavier game at the bottom of the top ten each month.
 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
16. Board Game: TransAmerica [Average Rating:6.67 Overall Rank:893]
Eric Landes
United States
Beaverton
Oregon
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
10 points, 4 appearances. I understand _why_ it's here: it's very short, and is a good warmup. I also understand why it's no longer appearing. You can't eat cotton candy for long.
 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
17. Board Game: Alhambra [Average Rating:7.03 Overall Rank:393]
Eric Landes
United States
Beaverton
Oregon
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
9 points, 2 appearances. Hasn't shown up in the top ten since November. I'll admit, this is my big disappointment on the list. I really like this game - like Attika, I think it deserves more play. It might be losing play reports to its expansion - I know the last four times I've played, I've reported it that way.
 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
18. Board Game: Age of Mythology: The Boardgame [Average Rating:6.15 Overall Rank:2480]
Eric Landes
United States
Beaverton
Oregon
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
9 points, 1 appearance. Shooting star. This game was the instigator for my trying out this list. Deserving of its drop.
 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
19. Board Game: Fearsome Floors [Average Rating:6.66 Overall Rank:908]
Eric Landes
United States
Beaverton
Oregon
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
8 points, 2 appearances. This might show up again after Fearsome Floors is released. Fun game.
 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
20. Board Game: Goa [Average Rating:7.62 Overall Rank:107]
Eric Landes
United States
Beaverton
Oregon
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
8 points, 2 appearances. Fell off the top ten in August, and probably won't return. It's still in our rotation, though.
 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
21. Board Game: Tigris & Euphrates [Average Rating:7.71 Overall Rank:70]
Eric Landes
United States
Beaverton
Oregon
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
7 points, 3 appearances. Occasionally pokes its venerable head into the top ten. A classic.
 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
22. Board Game: Can't Stop [Average Rating:6.84 Overall Rank:621]
Eric Landes
United States
Beaverton
Oregon
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
6 points, 2 appearances. I'm really not sure why this popped up for a couple months all of a sudden. This is also the first game on the list I've never played.
 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
23. Board Game: Blue Moon [Average Rating:6.73 Overall Rank:877]
Eric Landes
United States
Beaverton
Oregon
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
5 points, 1 appearance. Showed up right after release, and promptly got drowned out by the June/July releases. Reports are it's pretty good. Haven't played it yet.
 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
24. Board Game: A Game of Thrones (first edition) [Average Rating:7.27 Overall Rank:312]
Eric Landes
United States
Beaverton
Oregon
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
4 points, 1 appearance. Might reappear now that the expansion is out, but I think the play time will keep it off the list.
 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
25. Board Game: High Society [Average Rating:6.76 Overall Rank:860]
Eric Landes
United States
Beaverton
Oregon
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
4 points, 1 appearance. Also showed up the month of its (re)release, then disappeared.
 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
Front Page | Welcome | Contact | Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Advertise | Support BGG | Feeds RSS
Geekdo, BoardGameGeek, the Geekdo logo, and the BoardGameGeek logo are trademarks of BoardGameGeek, LLC.