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Jeff Wiles
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Recent shake-ups in the rankings got me to thinking about, well, ranking games. The current system shows which games have the best average rating, but how would games rank if everyone got exactly one vote for their absolute favorite game?

This poll only contains the top 50 rated games at the time I created it, so if your favorite game is not listed, post a comment for a write-in vote. If you change your mind before the end of voting, please edit your post instead of posting again.

Poll closes Monday, August 25, 2008.

I'll tabulate the votes and post the results sometime on Tuesday the 26th.

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What game is your absolute favorite?
  Your Answer   Vote Percent Vote Count
Puerto Rico
6.4% 18
Agricola
7.1% 20
Power Grid
8.5% 24
Twilight Struggle
3.9% 11
Tigris & Euphrates
6.7% 19
El Grande
2.8% 8
Caylus
2.1% 6
Through the Ages: A Story of Civilization
2.1% 6
Princes of Florence, The
0.7% 2
Race for the Galaxy
4.6% 13
Age of Steam
3.9% 11
Commands & Colors: Ancients
3.5% 10
War of the Ring
4.3% 12
Shogun
0.0% 0
Hannibal: Rome vs. Carthage
0.0% 0
Die Macher
2.1% 6
1960: The Making of the President
0.7% 2
Paths of Glory
0.4% 1
Brass
0.4% 1
Ra
0.7% 2
BattleLore
1.4% 4
Goa
1.8% 5
Pandemic
0.7% 2
Railroad Tycoon
2.1% 6
Age of Empires III: The Age of Discovery
0.4% 1
Imperial
0.4% 1
Combat Commander: Europe
1.8% 5
Go
1.8% 5
Twilight Imperium 3rd Edition
3.9% 11
YINSH
0.4% 1
Wallenstein
0.0% 0
Settlers of Catan, The
4.3% 12
Tichu
1.1% 3
Crokinole
1.1% 3
Hammer of the Scots
0.0% 0
Memoir '44
2.1% 6
Samurai
0.4% 1
Advanced Squad Leader (ASL)
2.1% 6
Taj Mahal
1.8% 5
Ticket to Ride: Europe
1.1% 3
Struggle of Empires
0.4% 1
Ticket to Ride
2.5% 7
Modern Art
0.7% 2
Up Front
2.1% 6
Notre Dame
1.1% 3
Dune
2.5% 7
San Juan
0.4% 1
Roads and Boats
0.0% 0
Lord of the Rings - The Confrontation: Deluxe Edition
0.7% 2
Amun-Re
0.4% 1
Voters 282
This poll is now closed.   282 answers
Poll created by jeffwiles
Closes: Tue Aug 26, 2008 6:00 am


This poll is utterly unscientific, and is just for fun. Enjoy!
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Rick Teverbaugh
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Mine is Formula De
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My favorite game is Reef Encounter

Of the games listed, my favorite is Puerto Rico.
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I'm going to have to go with Shadows Over Camelot
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Advanced Civilization
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Mine's Adv Civilization.
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OK, Jeff, while it's still early in the poll ... GUESS WHICH VOTE IS MINE.
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Currently Stone Age which due to the Bassian thingmie-bob is just outside the top 50.
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Mine is Medici.
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I can't even vote. I'm so damn fickle that between the time I click the radio button and move the mouse to click Vote...I change my mind.

I suppose that just means I don't have a favoritestistiest game. Depends on who I'm with, how many, and what mood everybody is in.

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Verkisto wrote:
OK, Jeff, while it's still early in the poll ... GUESS WHICH VOTE IS MINE.


Hmmmm... Let's see. Age of Steam? Nah. Couldn't be Age of Steam.
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Here I Stand... of the games listed Age of Steam
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Runner Up: War of the Ring
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I like that I've only actually played one of these games.
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Tie between Napoleon's Triumph and Up Front. Since Up Front is on the list, I went with the classic.
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They have a poll for this on this site already. Its called RATINGS.
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jeffwiles wrote:

This poll is utterly unscientific, and is just for fun. Enjoy!

A suggestion for shedding some more light on the results: I'd be curious to see what the results are after dividing the counts by the number of people owning each game. In fact, if everybody owns and has played only a single game from the list, the counts are going to reflect game ownership only. By dividing by the ownership, the numbers might give additional clues.
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Poll
What game is your absolute favorite?
  Your Answer   Vote Percent Vote Count
Lord of the Rings
100.0% 8
Voters 8
This poll is now closed.   8 answers
Poll created by Blott
Closes: Mon Aug 25, 2008 6:00 am
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of the games on that list, I had to go with Settlers of Catan although a case could be made for Twilight Struggle and Power Grid. I think Settlers of Catan edges out because it has some factors that the other two don't have.
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I'll play whatever game is on the table.

I'll certainly never say no to a game of Cribbage.
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lebigot wrote:
jeffwiles wrote:

This poll is utterly unscientific, and is just for fun. Enjoy!

A suggestion for shedding some more light on the results: I'd be curious to see what the results are after dividing the counts by the number of people owning each game. In fact, if everybody owns and has played only a single game from the list, the counts are going to reflect game ownership only. By dividing by the ownership, the numbers might give additional clues.



That would be an interesting metric. Or at the very least, # of the top 50 games you have played one time or more. Since I don't track my games played anymore, it might have to be a number that is declared.

I am at: 36 played and currently own 12
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Just a reminder and a clarification, write-in votes will have just as much weight when I put the final list together next week.

jeffwiles wrote:
This poll only contains the top 50 rated games at the time I created it, so if your favorite game is not listed, post a comment for a write-in vote. If you change your mind before the end of voting, please edit your post instead of posting again.


If your favorite is listed in the poll, be sure to vote for it there, since write-ins for those 50 games will be ignored.
 
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Where's my Ameritrash? angry

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Oh, and [vote Werewolf].
 
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