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The idea is to find games that, for whatever reason (rarity, age, etc.), do not have many ratings, yet the ratings they have are good. Are there hidden gems here?

I first did a sort to look for the top rated games that have between 5 and 29 ratings (because I want the ratings that are there to suggest the game might be good, yet not enough to be BGG ranked). I eliminated games that are expansions/variations/overt re-themes , wargames (battle/war simulation, because I want the list to be more general, and wargames would dominate this list if they were included), and published in 2004 (because they might have just come out and few have had a chance to rate them). Most, but not all, of these games are OOP.

Give these games a rating if you have played them! Let's find out how they might rank.
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1. Board Game: Mentalis [Average Rating:7.59 Unranked]
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2. Board Game: Unlur [Average Rating:7.77 Overall Rank:7614]
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This game also needs some pictures taken!
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3. Board Game: Second Season Pro Football Game [Average Rating:8.03 Overall Rank:4583]
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4. Board Game: 500 [Average Rating:6.88 Overall Rank:2825]
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This surprised me! I've played this card game, though it has been 20 years or more and I can't remember much about it. Official card game of Australia? There have got to be lots of players of this game around here.
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5. Board Game: Volcano [Average Rating:6.85 Overall Rank:2865]
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Looks like it uses the icehouse bits...
7 ratings.
 
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6. Board Game: Superstar Pro Wrestling Game [Average Rating:7.26 Overall Rank:9400]
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Looks like a total hoot and fun if you bring the right attitude.
7 ratings.
 
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7. Board Game: Waving Hands [Average Rating:7.33 Overall Rank:7423]
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Weird idea for a game, a way to teach sign language?
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8. Board Game: Hotel Life [Average Rating:7.34 Overall Rank:4300]
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9. Board Game: 1844: Switzerland [Average Rating:8.36 Overall Rank:2600]
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Surprised to see an 18xx game on this list. Must be *very* rare.
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10. Board Game: Shadow Wars [Average Rating:7.43 Unranked]
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This game may not belong here based on my criteria to not include wargames, but it didn't really look like a wargame based on a description that seemed predominantly economic/town building.
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11. Board Game: King's Court [Average Rating:7.26 Overall Rank:8025]
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12. Board Game: Phantasy Realm [Average Rating:6.76 Unranked]
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13. Board Game: Enemy Agent [Average Rating:6.14 Unranked]
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14. Board Game: Similarius [Average Rating:7.33 Unranked]
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15. Board Game: Things... [Average Rating:6.14 Overall Rank:2958] [Average Rating:6.14 Unranked]
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