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If you want updates on when new TGIF polls are posted, or want to look at the results of past polls go to The TGIF Poll Subscription Thread.

Poll: The 256th TGIF Poll
For all the following questions imagine you had a game that you considered one of your all-time favorites. Would you do the following things:

Would you rate it a 10?
  Your Answer   Vote Percent Vote Count
Yes
81.7% 277
No
17.1% 58
I don't know how to do that, or didn't know that was possible
1.2% 4
Voters 339
Would you put it in your Top 10?
  Your Answer   Vote Percent Vote Count
Yes
85.3% 289
No
9.1% 31
I don't know how to do that, or didn't know that was possible
5.6% 19
Voters 339
Would you Subscribe to the game on BGG?
  Your Answer   Vote Percent Vote Count
Yes
52.2% 175
No
46.0% 154
I don't know how to do that, or didn't know that was possible
1.8% 6
Voters 335
Would you "Become a Fan" of the game on BGG?
  Your Answer   Vote Percent Vote Count
Yes
49.6% 167
No
45.1% 152
I don't know how to do that, or didn't know that was possible
5.3% 18
Voters 337
Would you "Like" it on Facebook through BGG?
  Your Answer   Vote Percent Vote Count
Yes
12.2% 41
No
78.3% 264
I don't know how to do that, or didn't know that was possible
9.5% 32
Voters 337
Would you "Share" it on Google+ through BGG?
  Your Answer   Vote Percent Vote Count
Yes
3.8% 13
No
83.5% 284
I don't know how to do that, or didn't know that was possible
12.6% 43
Voters 340
Would you buy a fan microbadge for the game (assuming you had enough geekgold or a microbadge coupon)?
  Your Answer   Vote Percent Vote Count
Yes
79.3% 264
No
20.1% 67
I don't know how to do that, or didn't know that was possible
0.6% 2
Voters 333
Would you mark it as "Want to Play" on BGG?
  Your Answer   Vote Percent Vote Count
Yes
23.3% 79
No
72.0% 244
I don't know how to do that, or didn't know that was possible
4.7% 16
Voters 339
This poll is now closed.   340 answers
Poll created by Blott
Closes: Thu Oct 3, 2013 6:00 am


9. What game (not expansion) that you played for the first time in 2013 might come the closest to being an all-time favorite?

Any discussion is encouraged.
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9. What game (not expansion) that you played for the first time in 2013 might come the closest to being an all-time favorite?


Russian Railroads, most likely. I've played a number of games for the first time in 2013 which I've really enjoyed, but I see this one as most likely to stand out.

At least so far - there are a lot of fascinating 2013 releases I haven't played yet...
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For questions #5 and #6, there should be an option to answer "I'm not on Facebook" and "I'm not on Google+". Those of us who decline to be involved in social media have no way to answer correctly. I had to mark it as "I don't know how to do that", when I actually simply cannot do it.
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Blott wrote:
9. What game (not expansion) that you played for the first time in 2013 might come the closest to being an all-time favorite?



Nothing so far. I've played a few good games but nothing that would make my top 10 or "all-time favorites" list.
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claymore_57 wrote:
For questions #5 and #6, there should be an option to answer "I'm not on Facebook" and "I'm not on Google+". Those of us who decline to be involved in social media have no way to answer correctly.


Seems like you are covered by "no".
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9. Qwixx, Lords of Waterdeep and Suburbia are the three new-to-me games this year that have stood out, but I'd be hard pressed to pick between them - they've all had similar number of plays, and show signs of having similar longevity. None of them are 10s though, so I'm still hoping to meet something this year that will hit that high!

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1/2. Rating it a 10 is only for games that have that special something, or games that get a lot of play - any game I've played more than 100 times gets there, just because to be good enough to play 100 times, it must be pretty impressive! An all-time favourite would probably be a 10, and be in my Top 10.

3. I don't subscribe to any game on BGG - I've tried it a few times, and found it overwhelming trying to keep up with the postings, most of which weren't interesting to me.

8. "Want to Play" is where I list games that I'm interested in - kind of like a Wishlist, but at a lower level, not necessarily games that I'd want to buy, but ones I'd like to try to see if I'd later want to buy. I use it particularly post-Essen to mark which Essen games didn't make our buylist, but looked interesting enough to try if other people had bought them.
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d10-9. Space Cadets: Dice Duel is probably my favorite game of the year so far. It's just so stinking fun.
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I answered "Yes" to almost all of these because that's exactly what I've done with my two favorite games, Merchants & Marauders and High Frontier. The only "No" answers were the two social media (facebook/G+) ones, because I never bother with those even when on those sites.

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9. What game (not expansion) that you played for the first time in 2013 might come the closest to being an all-time favorite?
Clash of Cultures and Rallyman are the only two I'd played "new" in 2013 that could have the potential. I really enjoy both and would rank them in my Top10, but don't see either ever coming close to unseating my two top favorites mentioned above.
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Larry Welborn wrote:
Blott wrote:
9. What game (not expansion) that you played for the first time in 2013 might come the closest to being an all-time favorite?



Nothing so far. I've played a few good games but nothing that would make my top 10 or "all-time favorites" list.


Nothing this year for me either. I have some great games that could easily make it if I played them (Clash of Cultures, Spartacus, Burgundy etc) just need to find the time.
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I think I'd pick Tzolk'in: The Mayan Calendar as my favorite this year. Trajan, which I also only picked up this year, gives it a good run, but Tzolk'in wins.

I was worried it would just center around the gear gimmick, but it's a great game with a great gimmick.
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9. What game (not expansion) that you played for the first time in 2013 might come the closest to being an all-time favorite?

Antiquity. I have found a new grail game.
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9. What game (not expansion) that you played for the first time in 2013 might come the closest to being an all-time favorite?

It isn't even published yet, but my one playtest game of Fire in the Lake was great...
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If the possible answers included: probably, not sure and probably not, I would have answered most of the questions with one of these choices rather than just yes or no. Since those options were not offered, I chose the option closest to my true feelings.

d10-1 Answered No. I might rate one a ten, but it is very unlikely.

d10-2 Answered Yes. All time favorites go in the top ten, unless you have more than ten favorites.

d10-3 Answered Yes. I have not done that yet for all my favorite games, but I plan to do so.

d10-4 Answered Yes. This one is really a probably yes.

d10-5 Answered Didn't know how or possible. I have mixed feelings about liking things on Facebook. I'm not on Facebook and plan to never join.

d10-6 Answered Didn't know how or possible. I don't know what Google+ is. I guess it has similarities to Facebook. I doubt that I will ever join.

d10-7 Answered Yes. I'm still fairly new to BGG. I intend to buy more microbadges as I acquire GG.

d10-8 Answered Yes. I want to let other gamers know I'm up for a game if they happen to come across that information, and I want to let other gamers in my area know I'm up for a game if they looking for opponents.

d10-9 Thurn and Taxis is there. Another, which requires a disclosure, that is likely to be an all time favorite is Kingdom of Solomon. The disclosure is that I have agreed to demonstrate Kingdom of Solomon for Minion Games at the CON for the reward of a free copy. I have received the copy, and I am enjoying the plays of it.
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1. Yes

2. Yes

3. No

4. Yes

5. No

6. No

7. Yes

8. No (I try to use "Want to play" as more of a "want to try" list.)

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Mascarade may creep into my top 10. We've been playing it a lot and find it absolutely fantastic.

Space Cadets dice duel might also make it, but I haven't played it yet.
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After playing tons of games, I've rated with a 10 only four games:

Age of Renaissance, year of production: 1996
Britannia, year of production: 1986
History of the World, year of production: 1991
Puerto Rico, year of production: 2002

Maybe I'm getting old ???
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9. What game (not expansion) that you played for the first time in 2013 might come the closest to being an all-time favorite?

As I just discovered this side of boardgaming in 2013 that would be pretty much any of them:

Ticket to Ride
7 Wonders
Carcassonne
Goa
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Yes,Yes,Yes,No,No,No,Yes,No.

Closest: The Scepter of Zavandor and The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Deck-Building Game. Neither going above 9/10. This have been a so-so year in terms of new games played so far. A lot of solid 8/10 games, but not many that even comes close to a 9 or higher. At least I've played more than twice as many (new) games as last year.
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I use my 'want to play' to organize games that are either 'new to me' that I'm trying hard to get to the table OR that have collected a lot of dust and I want to get it back to the table.

So, my 'all time favorite' won't be 'new to me', nor will it have collected dust.
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9. What game (not expansion) that you played for the first time in 2013 might come the closest to being an all-time favorite?

Hands down, 7 Wonders. First time I played it this spring (April or May) and it quickly became my top favorite. Up to this point, about 1'000 online games, winning about 4 out of 10, and still not got bored of it.

It's quick, easy, can be as deep as you want it to be. It receives often criticism for its "lack" of player interaction; truth is, there IS, just not direct, but indirect. And that's why it's great for a family game, as it has a low "screwiness" factor, masked in the card drafting mechanism.
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9. What game (not expansion) that you played for the first time in 2013 might come the closest to being an all-time favorite?


I couldn't pick just one. I played both Heroscape and The Resistance for the first time this year.

Really enjoy both and I could see both as becoming all time favorites.
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My favorite this year has been
Lords of Waterdeep - Group loves it and has hit the table the most
Terra Mystica - Played a couple times and want to explore this more. Need more plays to figure out if has the staying power.
Tzolk'in: The Mayan Calendar - Love the wheel and my wife liked it better last time, so it may get more frequent plays
Suburbia - Only played once, but I need to play it again.


Coup, Hanabi, and Love Letter have been big so far for little card games. I don't think I'd rate any of them a 10, but are great for what they are.


I use my "Want to Play" mainly for games I own that haven't hit the table in awhile, so hopefully my 10s don't show up very often.
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I'm a yes to all the BGG related stuff... No for the social media.

My favorite new to me game of the year has been Village. Its in my top 20 and might push for my top ten if I like the expansion as much as I hope I will.

The other new to me that could easily push for top 10 is Caylus as I'm a worker placement nut and its pretty great. Harder to get to the table than Village though so its climbing more slowly...
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I don't have anything rated a perfect 10 yet, but I think another year or so of game playing and I probably will. It's a no for the social media stuff and a yes for most of the BGG specific stuff. I'm not a "fan" of anything yet, so maybe I should give that a try.

9. I started playing Age of Steam this year and it is currently tied as my highest ranked game.
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Blott wrote:

9. What game (not expansion) that you played for the first time in 2013 might come the closest to being an all-time favorite?


Almost certainly De Vulgari Eloquentia. It's a design of rare beauty and engagement.
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