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Tanner Griffin
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By mainstream, I mean you can find it at a Wal-Mart, or most of your friends already knew about it.

Now...What, in your opinion, is the best of these games?


The top rated mainstream game is Blokus (or I didn't notice a higher one). Then there's Heroscape Master Set: Rise of the Valkyrie, Bridge, and Magic: The Gathering. So, obviously, the ratings list is not the place to look.

I personally find Sorry! Sliders to be fantastic. My friends and family liked Werewolf before I introduced it to them, and I'll play that game anytime. But I think that the best mainstream game is Pit. It's a blast, especially with the right people.


What's your favorite mainstream game?
 
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I would consider Go a mainstream game, even though it's not likely to be found at big box stores in the USA. But I like a lot of widely available abstracts. Super Chinese Checkers (with long jumps) is great, and Othello, Kalah and Checkers all have their merits.

But if abstracts are not what you're asking for, then I suggest Clue.
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Does Scotland Yard count? I count it as mainstream since I remember we had it when I was a kid. Of course, my Aunt sold for Discovery Toys, which distributed a lot of Ravensburger games in the US, so....
 
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2P: Chess.

MP: Careers (assuming Settlers hasn't achieved "mainstream" yet)
 
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Although I'm not a big fan myself, I would probably put Scrabble up as one of the better designed mainstream games.
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I'm working on an article for a new website on the best games available at the big box stores. I'm not sure exactly what will be on it, but I'll post a link on the geek when it is published.
 
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Cities & Knights of Catan
 
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