Excellence in BGG Contributions
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This is a list to recognize excellence in BGG contributions. I am starting it with references to users who have influenced me, impressed me, informed me, made me laugh, made me think, and who generally deserve my recognition. If you are a frequent visitor, you probably will recognize many or all of them. No doubt, being an old guy with faulty memory, I will have accidentally omitted a number of people whom I will wish I had mentioned. Please forgive me for that, and feel free to add to and comment on this list. Maybe we need a BGG Hall of Fame, or maybe this can be the beginning of it.

To all of you who are mentioned here and to those who should be but somehow got overlooked, thank you very, very much for your insights, humor, assistance, and general friendliness. I am much enriched by your presence and participation on BGG!

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1. Board Game: Tigris & Euphrates [Average Rating:7.71 Overall Rank:70]
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Site Creation and Maintenance

Aldie
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And all BGG administrators

Thanks for creating, maintaining, and constantly improving this fantastic site, through fun times and challenging times. Innovations, such as GeekSpeak, are outstanding. You have built an amazing electronic community here, and I thank you whole-heartedly!

{Both Aldie and Derk rate this game a 10 in their profiles and indicate it is a strong favorite of theirs.}

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2. Board Game: The Game of Top Ten Lists [Average Rating:6.75 Unranked]
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GeekLists

ynnen

For excellence in creating GeekLists.

Recently, ErisQuilty created this GeekList to honor ynnen and his contributions:
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist.php3?action=view&listi...

jaquino

For creating some excellent meta-lists; very helpful:
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist.php3?action=view&listi...

DSeagraves

For the amount of work put into some excellent lists:
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist.php3?action=view&listi...

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3. Board Game: Ticket to Ride [Average Rating:7.46 Overall Rank:125] [Average Rating:7.46 Unranked]
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Reviews

gschloesser

For excellent writing -- very clear, very informative, top quality.

Example: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geekforum.php3?action=viewthrea...
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4. Board Game: Amun-Re [Average Rating:7.35 Overall Rank:260]
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Session Reports

Gola

For top-quality writing – detailed, understandable, complete, helpful, fun to read.

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/viewarticles.php3?username=Gola

My all-time favorite session report, for humor, as well as information:
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geekforum.php3?action=viewthrea...


ValJor

Special recognition for his GeekList recognizing the best session reports:
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist.php3?action=view&listi...

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5. Board Game: The Princes of Florence [Average Rating:7.57 Overall Rank:116]
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Strategy, Analysis, and General Articles

Fawkes

Outstanding analyses, with detailed presentation and clear writing style. Makes complex games understandable.

Example: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geekforum.php3?action=viewthrea...

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6. Board Game: Tante Tarantel [Average Rating:6.16 Overall Rank:7211]
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Game Comments

EYE of NiGHT

Many excellent comments about his games; concise, informative, helpful.

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/viewcollection.php3?username=EY...

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7. Board Game: Hilarium [Average Rating:5.54 Overall Rank:12335]
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Humor

GROGnads

There are many humorous people on BGG, and I enjoy most of their comments, but I rarely read a comment by GROGnads that doesn’t cause me to at least smile, and usually to laugh out loud. Sometimes I just keep re-reading his comments to see what I missed (or to try to figure out what I didn’t understand).

Example: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist.php3?action=view&listi...

Yeah, and it "solves the 2-eon long, '4'-Player Chess/Checkers 'Mystery', that has 'plagued' society since the introduction of "Rock...", from a previous incarnation of mine, that I 'experienced' while IN 'my' "3rd Dementia"~'dream-state', as I toted TOTS 'uphill' against a flow of 'bakalava' spewing forth from an erupting 'Membrane-O', as detractors pelted ME with 'diatribes' of incensed 'ratings', intent on dispelling ANY 'legitimate' claims from other 'imaginary friends', despite MY repeated 'denials' of such, while overall providing a decent 'treatment' of a sorely disparaged playability 'experience'!"


{My reaction: What was that again? No, wait, don’t repeat it, please.}

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8. Board Game: Facts in Five [Average Rating:6.09 Overall Rank:3770]
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Forum Threads

sodaklady

I watch for new threads posted by sodaklady. They are invariably interesting and well-written. She also writes about a wide variety of subjects. Always fun to read.

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geekforum.php3?searchauthor=sod...

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9. Board Game: The Challenge [Average Rating:5.83 Overall Rank:11414]
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Contests

The Maverick

Original, professional, interesting, challenging, always worth noting.

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Gialmere

Fun, quick, well-constructed, and well-conducted.

I always check out his contests and quizzes.

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10. Board Game: 1000 Blank White Questions [Average Rating:6.50 Unranked]
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TomVasel

Great selection of people interviewed, great questions, great reporting; always worth reading.

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geekforum.php3?searchauthor=Tom...

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11. Board Game: El Grande [Average Rating:7.79 Overall Rank:54]
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Not forgetting gamesgrandpa himself, for being the Nestor of all Geeks. Provided the voice of reason and wisdom on numerous occasions.

A special medal is due in honour of his 'cross-generation gaming sessions'.
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