Just Over 1 Year Into BGG. Games That Have Kept Our Interest.
Shane Hoopfer
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Still being a relative noob to BGG and enjoying every minute of the 14 months I've been online. I started to think about the games I/We (either my wife and I or our 5 person game group) have really continued to enjoy over that time.

Over that time we have learned that worker placement/resource management for the most part is not our thing. Also theme seems to be a requirement for the game to stick around at our game table.

I'd also like to see what games have held up over the years to other BGG'ers.
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1. Board Game: Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game [Average Rating:7.74 Overall Rank:66]
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This game was built for five people imo, and was one of the first games we picked up and after a solid year and 20-30 plays our game group still loves it and there is never a 'no' when BSG is suggested for the next game.

$%@&%^$ cylons!
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2. Board Game: Arkham Horror [Average Rating:7.29 Overall Rank:277] [Average Rating:7.29 Unranked]
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Bought this completely on the recommendation of one staffer at our FLGS. Needless to say that was a good call! I think it took us a good three months before we got the game 100% rules correct.

We have made custom characters etc using the Strange Eons program, and this is one of the games that will never leave our collection.
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3. Board Game: Saboteur [Average Rating:6.60 Overall Rank:958] [Average Rating:6.60 Unranked]
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"No, You're the %$#@$$% saboteur!" has been a frequent statement at our game table as much or maybe more than "No, You're the $$#%%%@ cylon!"

One of the best filler games we have ever played just for the sheer laughs we get everytime we play.
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4. Board Game: Monty Python Fluxx [Average Rating:6.06 Overall Rank:2848]
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Speaking of favorite fillers, if you are a Monty Python fan and you don't have this game go buy it now.

If you have a group of people that want a silly game to break up the serious games I can't recommend this one highly enough.
 
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5. Board Game: Die Macher [Average Rating:7.63 Overall Rank:240]
 
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One of the first games we picked up strictly from BGG reviews! (thank you)

We aren't generally big into Euros but this game struck a cord with us and it doesn't get as much table time as some of our others however it's one we will never get rid of.

Who knew German politics were so much fun!
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6. Board Game: 1960: The Making of the President [Average Rating:7.59 Overall Rank:175]
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It took a good month of begging and whining before my wife finally agreed to play it on a rental (one of our FLGS does weekly rentals for $5) and I honestly thought there would be no chance she would like it. But after we played our first game I was enamored with the game and to my shock my wife immediately said "We have to buy this game"

I have also picked up Twilight Struggle which I love but my wife does not care for. I'm thinking the theme and that the ladies just love JFK could be the difference.

A word of warning though... Play with your spouse and you will get hit! I have without a word of a lie been smacked with a flying roll of paper towel for playing a nasty card at a particularly wrong time on my wife. Great Game!
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7. Board Game: Last Night on Earth: The Zombie Game [Average Rating:6.97 Overall Rank:617] [Average Rating:6.97 Unranked]
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Not exactly the greatest game ever made from a game play standpoint but with the right group (like we have) it can still be a blast.

It's also the first game where I painted the miniatures of the characters (poorly) and one of our buddies painted the zombies (near professionally) and it adds a ton to the atmosphere.

Lighthearted game of zombie killing, and the Growing Hunger expansion adds a lot to the game.
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8. Board Game: Pandemic [Average Rating:7.63 Overall Rank:77]
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This was one of our first co-ops. Definitely not one of my favorites but my wife loves the game and I don't mind bringing it out from time to time, as the game does indeed have a certain 'oh crap!' factor to it.

The On The Brink expansion also breaths a little more life into the game and is worth picking up imo.
 
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9. Board Game: Munchkin [Average Rating:5.92 Overall Rank:3813] [Average Rating:5.92 Unranked]
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Yup Munchkin.

It's ridiculous. It's silly. Full of bad jokes. But it sure is accessible to anyone and everyone with a slightly warped sense of humor. Had to buy a 4 deck card shuffler with all the expansions we picked up over the past 14 months.

It's another one that doesn't see as much play time anymore but we can pull it out when non gaming friends and family are over and have a cheap laugh with.
 
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10. Board Game: RoboRally [Average Rating:7.10 Overall Rank:381]
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I think I like this game more than most of the people in our group. I love the frantic action getting your cards down as fast as possible. the game is also easily accessible to anyone who is not familiar with board games.

Best Played with a two drink minimum as well
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