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I've made a list of games for various numbers of players, based on overall ranking (http://tinyurl.com/43qnh). I've assigning #players to each game based on how many players that game plays well with, to the best of my knowledge - please help me fill in the gaps!

thanks!

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Game Good With n Players
1835---2
AbenteuerMenschheit---
AceofAces-HandyRotaryDeluxeEdition---2
AceofAces-PowerhouseSeries---2
AdelVerpflichtet---3456
AgeofMythology:TheBoardgame---
AgeofRenaissance---
Aladdin'sDragons---45
Amulett,das---
Antiquity---
ApplestoApples-ExpansionSet#1---678
ApplestoApples-ExpansionSet#2---678
ApplestoApples-ExpansionSet#3---678
AssaultonHoth---
Attila---
AufHellerundPfennig---
Ausgebremst---
Axis&Allies-Day---
AxisandAllies:Europe---
AxisandAlliesacific---
Babel---2
BalloonCup---2
Basari---
BattlefleetGothic---
BetrayalatHouseontheHill---
BeyondBalderdash---
BigCity---
BlackVienna---
BloodBowl-SecondEdition---2
BloodBowleathZone---2
Bohnanza-Erweiterungs-Set(RevisedEdition)---34567
Boomtown---
Borderlands---
BridgesofShangri-La,The---34
Britannia---
CaesarandCleopatra---2
CallofCthulhuCCG---
CamelotLegends---
Carcassonne-King&Scout---23
Carcassonne-TheRiver---23
CarolusMagnus---4
Cartagena---345
CatchPhrase---
Chess---
ChineseChess---
Clans---234
ClashofGiants---
Clippers---
Code777---
CorsairsandHellcats---
CosmicEncounter-EonExpansion#3---3456
CosmicEncounter-EonExpansion#4---3456
CosmicEncounter-EonExpansion#7---3456
CosmicEncounter-EonExpansion#8---3456
CrescendoofDoom---
Cribbage---
CrimsonSkies---
CroixdeGuerre-ASLModule10---
Deadlandsoomtown---
DiadelosMuertos---
DosRios---34
Drahtseilakt---
Dschunke---34
DuelofAges:MastersAddendum---2345678910+
Dungeoneer:VaultoftheFiends---
Dungeons&DragonsBoardGame---
ElCaballero---234
ElGrande:GrossinquisitorundKolonien---45
Elfengold---
Elfenland---
EmpiresoftheAncientWorld---
Entdecker---34
Eurorails---
Evo---345
Expedition---
Extrablatt---
FairyTale---
FischeFluppenFrikadellen---
Flaschenteufel---
FlatTop---
FlinkePinke---
ForthePeople---
ForumRomanum---
Frank'sZoo---
FreshFish---
GangofFour---4
Geschenkt---45
GettheGoods---
Gettysburg:BadgesofCourage---
Giganten---
Goldland---345
Hamsterrolle---
Händler,Die---
HareandTortoise---
HedgerowHell-ASLdeluxemodule2---
Hera&Zeus---2
HereCometheRebels---
Hex---2
HighBohn---
HollowLegions-ASLModule7---
HouseDivided,A---
Icehouse---
Ideology:TheWarofIdeas---
IlluminatieluxeEdition---
Illuminati:Y2K---
Industria---
IndustrialWaste---34
Intrige---
IronDragon---
Jambo---2
Java---23
Junta---
Kahuna---2
Kings&Things---
KnightmareChess2---
Kremlin---
Kuhhandel---
KupferkesselCo.---
LandUnter---
LegendoftheFiveRings---2
Liar'sDice---
Liberty---
LightSpeed---
LinesofAction---
Loopin'Louie---
LostValley---
MagnaGrecia---
Mah-Jongg---
MammaMia!---
ManOWar---
ManOWarlagueFleet---
ManOWar:SeaofBlood---
Manhattan---
MareNostrum---5
Marracash---
McMulti---
MedievalMerchant---23456
MerchantsofAmsterdam,The---345
Metro---
Mordheim-CityoftheDamned---
Motorsportspiel,das---
MutantChronicles:SiegeoftheCitadel---
MysteryoftheAbbey---
MysteryRummy:AlCaponeandtheChicagoUnderworld---
MysteryRummy:JacktheRipper---
NapoleonicWars,the---
NaviaDratp---
Necromunda---
NeuenEntdecker,die---34
NewEngland---34
Oasis---45
Octi---
Octiles---
Odin'sRavens---2
PacificWar---
PanzergruppeGuderian---
Partisan-ASLModule4---
PeaceBowl---
Piecepack---
Pinochle---
Piratenbucht---45
Pizarro&Co.---345
Poissond'Avril---
Poker---78910+
Pueblo---234
Quarto!---
Queen'sNecklace---
QuoVadis?---
Quoridor---
RailwayRivals---
Razzia!---
RetteSichWerKann---
RicochetRobot---
Risk-TheLordoftheRings-TrilogyEdition---
Risk2210A.D.---
RoadstoGettysburg---
Rumis---
Runebound---234
Runebound:ShadowsofMargath---234
RussianCampaign,The---
SantaFe---
SantaFeRails---
SchnäppchenJagd---
Serenissima---234
SettlersofCatanCardGame,The---2
SettlersofZarahemla,The---34
Shark---
Shogi---
Shogun---
SiebenSiegel,die---
SiedlervonCatan,die-HistorischeSzenarien---
SiedlervonCatan,Die-HistorischeSzenarienII---
SimpleGreatBattlesofHistory---
Skat---
SpaceCrusade---
Spades---
StarWars-EpicDuels---
StarWarsMiniatures---
StarfarersofCatan---34
StarfarersofCatan5-6PlayerExpansion---56
StonewallintheValley---
StonewallJackson'sWay---
Stonewall'sLastBattle---
StormOverArnhem---
StreetsofFire-ASLDeluxeModule1---2
StreetSoccer---2
Survive!---
TaYü---24
Tahuantinsuyu---
TakeitEasy---
TalismanExpansionSet---
TalismanTheAdventure---
TAMSK---
ThirdWorldWar,The---
TickettoRide:MysteryTrainExpansion---2345
TopRace---
Trias---345
TurningPoint:Stalingrad---
Twilight---
Tycoon---
UmReifenbreite---
Vampire:TheEternalStruggle---2
Verräter---
Volldampf---23456
Vortex---
Warof1812---
Warlord---
Warmaster---
WarriorKnights---
WasSticht?---
WhatWereYouThinking?---
WildLife---
WildlifeAdventure---
Wizard---
WizardKings---
Wiz-War---
WoodenShips&IronMen---
WorldinFlames---
X-Bugs---2
Ys---
Zombies!!!3.5---
Zombies!!!3:MallWalkers---
ZooSim---234
 
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Here are my two cents on the subject. The numbers in red are your from the list.

Age of Steam Expansion Set #1 (Ireland) 3 4, (England) 5 6
Blokus 2 4 (2 3 4)
High Society 4 5 (3 4 5)
Roads and Boats 2 3 (2 3 4)
Robo Rally 3 4 5 (4 5)
Wings of War - Famous Aces 2 4 (2 3 4)

I'd very much like this statistic on each games page, but I realize Aldie is busy enough already.
 
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here's mine
Sword of Rome is really only for 4.
 
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While we're all on the subject of rating, it seems to me like it would be useful to rate each game according to the number of players it could accomodate.

So, in addition to an overall rating for each game, which we have already, users would also be able to further rate each game for number of players...say 1 through 7?

Maybe this idea has been considered and thrown about before, I don't know.
 
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A couple of observations
I would say:

Kardinal und Koenig (Web of Power) plays best with 3 or 4 (better than 5)

Medici plays very well with 6
 
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Here's my opinion, for what it's worth.

Hansa--plays well with any number
Kardinal und Konig--3 or 4. The Das Duell expansion for 2 is great
Oltremare--I've played 2 and 3, and it's good with both, but the trading suffers.
Samurai--any number
Torres--any number; also plays 2 very well.
 
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Agree with what others have said. Additionally:

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7 Ages 3 4 5 6 7

I suspect 4 or 5 is the sweet spot. 6-7 has too much downtime.
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Alhambra 2 3 4

I don't like this with 2. I'd pick 4.
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El Grande 4 5

5 only. Definitely.
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Europe Engulfed 2 3

2 only. Definitely.
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Funkenschlag 2 3 4 5

Not best with 2 surely!
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Goa 2 3 4

I'd probably only play this with 4.
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History of the World 5 6

I find this too slow with 6.
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La Città 2 3 4

Prefer more than less personally. (4)
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Maharaja: Palace Building in India 2 3 4 5

I think this plays better with 4 or 5.
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Mü und Mehr 5 6

For Mü itself, easily best with 5.
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Power Grid 2 3 4 5

See comment for Funkenschlag
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Totaler Krieg! 2 3 4

I don't think this works well with 4.
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Up Front 2 3

Best with 2 only.
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Vinci 4 5

I prefer 5.
 
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My variations too
Atlantic Star - NOT 2. 3, 5, or 6.
(why this for 2, and Showmanager for 3?)

Citadels - any from 2-7, if downtime is treated as social time. I've enjoyed it at all those #s, but I know that not everyone agrees. But certainly not ONLY for 2 or 5.

KuK (Web of Power) - nothing wrong with 3.

Puerto Rico - 3,4. 5 = cutthroat, which isn't for everyone.

Great idea for a list/journal!
 
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Thanks!
And keep them comments coming! After I have a bunch of corrections, I'll update the list and journal entry.
 
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Update soon...
Probably this weekend, I'll look at all your comments and update my list. Also, the 1-player and 7+ player lists are pretty thin; will have to look beyond the top 200 games here. So I expect I'll have a bunch more games that I don't know, and questions about best number of players.

In the meanwhile ...
1. I agree, it would be nice to rate a game according to different number of players. But I'm not sure if that will happen, and even if it did - how many people would go back and rate games again? I suspect it would take a long time to get a meaningful number of ratings by different player. It would, however, be easier to implement some kind of voting (similar to the rating tool) where you vote for a single optimum number; or range (could have a popup with each number, and also ranges).

2. Re: Atlantic Star vs. Showmanager. I've never played either game ... I guess they're the same? Anyway, I'll update the #players.

3. Thanks, again!
 
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The rest:
1856---3456
1870---3456
1830-RailroadsandRobberBarons---6
6Nimmt!---8910+
6TageRennen---8
7Ages---345
AGameofThrones---5
AGameofThronesCCG---2
AGameofThrones:AClashofKingsExpansion---3456
Acquire---3456
AdvancedCivilization---678
AdvancedSquadLeader(ASL)---2
AdvancedSquadLeader(ASL)StarterKit#1---2
AdvancedTobruk---1
AgeofNapoleon---2
AgeofSteam---456
AgeofSteamExpansionSet#1---34
Alhambra---234
Aliens---1789
Ambush!---1
Ambush!-MoveOut!---1
Ambush!-PurpleHeart---1
Ambush!-SilverStar---1
Amun-Re---45
AnnoDomini:Erfindungen---78
ApplestoApples---678
ApplestoApples-ExpansionSet#4---678
Ardennes'44---1
ArkoftheCovenant,The---2345
AtlanticStar---3456
Attack!Expansion---23456
Attika---2
AveCaesar---3456
Axis&Allies---2
Bang!---7
Bang!-DodgeCity---5678
Bang!HighNoon---7
Banzai:UpFrontExpansion---2
BattleCry---2
BattleHymn---1
BattleHymn-Leatherneck---1
BattleLine---2
Bausack---18910+
BeyondValor-ASLModule1---2
BigBoggle---78
Blokus---124
BloodBowl-ThirdEdition---2
BlueMax---78910+
BlueMoon(andexpansions)---2
Bohnanza---456
Bohnanza---7
Bohnanza-ErweiterungsSet---34567
BreakingAway---78
Breakout:Normandy---2
Bridge---4
BuyWord---1
Can'tStop---234
Capitol---34
Carabande---45678
CarabandeActionSet---78
Carcassonne---23
Carcassonne-HuntersandGatherers---23
Carcassonne-TheCastle---2
Carcassonne-TheExpansion---23
Carcassonne-Traders&Builders---23
CarcassonnedieStadt---234
Chinatown---45
Citadels---23456
CitiesandKnightsofCatan,The---34
CitiesandKnightsofCatan,The-5-6PlayerExpansion---56
CivilWar,the---2
Civilization---2345678
CivilizationWesternExtensionMap---56789
CodeofBushido-ASLModule8---2
Coloretto---34
CosmicEncounter---45
CosmicEncounter-EonExpansion#1---
CosmicEncounter-EonExpansion#2---3456
Crokinole---234
CrossofIron---1
Daytona500---34
DesertWar:UpFrontExpansion---2
Diceland-Space---78
DieRückkehrderHelden---1
Diplomacy---7
Domaine---3
Doom:TheBoardgame---234
Downtown:AirWarOverHanoi,1965-1972---12
DuelofAgesSet1-Worldspanner---2345678910+
DuelofAgesSet2-Intensity---2345678910+
DuelofAgesSet3-VastHorizons---2345678910+
DuelofAgesSet4-RoyalTournament---2345678910+
DuelofAgesSet5-MercenaryCamp---2345678910+
DuelofAgesSet6-FieldofHonor---2345678910+
DuelofAgesSet7-RuinsofCanyXII---2345678910+
Dune---6
DVONN---2
EastFront---2
Edel,Stein&Reich---5
EighthAirForce---78
EinfachGenial---1234
ElGrande---45
ElGrandeExpansions,the---45
ElGrande:König&Intrigant---45
Elfenroads---23456
EmpiresinArms---7
EmpiresoftheMiddleAges---1
Euphrat&Tigris---234
EuropeEngulfed---23
ExtraordinaryAdventuresofBaronMunchausen,the---78910+
FinstereFlure---7
FireandIce---1
ForSale---345
FormulaDé---78910+
FormulaDéCircuits11&12-WatkinsGlen&Silverstone---78910+
FormulaDéCircuits13&14-Montreal&LongBeach---78910+
FormulaDéCircuits17&18-Buenos-Aires&Barcelona---78910+
FormulaDéCircuits19&20-Suzuka&Melbourne---78910+
FormulaDéCircuits21&22-Budapest&Nürburgring---78910+
FormulaDéCircuits23-26:USATrackPack#1---78910+
FormulaDéCircuits27-30:USATrackPack#2---78910+
FormulaDéCircuits3&4-Zandvoort2&SPA-Francorchamps---78910+
FormulaDéCircuits5&6-Kyalami&FerrariAutodromo---78910+
FormulaDéCircuits7&8-Magny-Cours&Monza---78910+
FormulaDéCircuits9&10-Estoril&Interlagos---8910+
FullMétalPlanète---234
Funkenschlag---345
FuryofDracula,The---234
GamutofGames,a---12345678910+
GIPF---2
Go---2
Goa---234
GreatBattlesofAlexander,the---1
GreatCampaignsoftheAmericanCivilWar---2
GungHo!-ASLModule9---2
Gunslinger---1
HammeroftheScots---2
Hannibal:Romevs.Carthage---2
Hansa---234
HeroScape---234
HighSociety---45
HistoryoftheWorld---5
Hive---2
HornetLeader---1
Hybrid---2
Ironclads---1
Ironclads---78
JungleSpeed---8
Kaleidos---78910+
KardinalundKönig---34
Keythedral---345
KillerBunniesandtheQuestfortheMagicCarrotORANGEBooster---78
KillerBunniesandtheQuestfortheMagicCarrotREDBooster---78
KillerBunniesandtheQuestfortheMagicCarrotVIOLETBooster---78
Kohle,Kies&Knete---6
LaCittà---234
Ladybohn---1
LastHurrah,The-ASLModule6---2
Liberté---6
Lock'NLoad:ForgottenHeroesVietnam---2
LordoftheRings---2345
LordoftheRings-Friends&Foes---34
LordoftheRings-Sauron---3456
LordoftheRings-TheConfrontation---2
LostCities---2
Löwenherz---34
LunchMoney-SticksandStones---8
Macher,die---5
Machiavelli---8
Magic:TheGatheringCCG(andexpansions)---2
MaharajaalaceBuildinginIndia---345
Medici---456
Medina---34
Memoir'44---28
MerchantofVenus---1
Meuterer---4
Mexica---234
MiddleEarth:TheWizards---2
ModernArt---345
MoreCosmicEncounter---45678
Motorchamp---78
MüundMehr---5
Napoleon---23
NapoleoninEurope---7
Napoleon'sLastBattles---1
Netrunner---2
Oltremare-MerchantsofVenice---2345
Paratrooper-ASLModule2---2
PathsofGlory---2
Polarity---1
PowerGrid---345
PrincesofFlorence,The---45
PrincesoftheRenaissance---456
PuertoRico---45
PuertoRicoExpansion---45
Ra---345
RAF---1
RedBarricades-ASLHistoricalModule1---2
ReefEncounter---234
RepublicofRome,The---15
RiseoftheLuftwaffe---78
RoadsandBoats---123
RoboRally---345678
RoboRally-Armed&Dangerous---345678
RoboRally-Crash&Burn---345678
RoboRally-GrandPrix---345678
RoboRally-Radioactive---345678
RommelintheDesert---2
RoyalTurf---3456
Samurai---234
SanJuan---234
SanMarco---3
Santiago---45
SchottenTotten---2
SeafarersofCatan,The---34
SeafarersofCatan,The-5-6PlayerExpansion---56
SettlersofCanaan,The---34
SettlersofCatanCardGameExpansions,The---2
SettlersofCatan,The---34
SettlersofCatan,The-5-6PlayerExpansion---56
Shadowfist---7
Showmanager---3456
SiedlervonCatan,Die-DasBuchzumSpielen---23456
SiedlervonCatan,die-TravelBox---
SiedlervonNürnberg,die---34
SilentDeath---78
Sleuth---7
SmartyParty---8
SpaceHulk---234
SPQR---1
SquadLeader---2
St.Petersburg---23
StarTrek-TheAdventureGame---1
StarWars-TheQueen'sGambit---2
StarshipCatan---2
Stephenson'sRocket---234
Sticheln---78
Strat-o-MaticBaseball---12
Strat-o-MaticFootball---1
StruggleofEmpires---34567
SwordofRome,The:ConquestofItaly,362-272BC---4
TajMahal---45
TalesoftheArabianNights---13456
ThroughtheDesert---345
Thunderbolt/ApacheLeader---1
Tichu---4
TickettoRide---2345
Tikal---234
Time'sUp---5678910+
Titan---23456
Titan:theArena---345
Torres---34
TotalerKrieg!---123
TradersofGenoa,The---45
Traumfabrik---2345
TurfMaster---78
TwilightImperium---36
TwilightImperium:Hope'sEnd---
UnionPacific---456
UpFront---2
Ursuppe---34
Ursuppe-FrischAbgeschmeckt---56
Vinci---45
Wallenstein---45
WaroftheRing---2
Warangel---23456
WarhammerQuest---1234
Warmachine---2
WethePeople---2
Werewolf---8910+
WestofAlamein-ASLModule5---2
WhistlingDeath---1234
WildernessWar---2
WingsofWar-FamousAces---24
WizardKings-ExpansionArmies---7
WizardKings-ExpansionMaps---7
WorldWarII:BarbarossatoBerlin---2
WyattEarp---23
Yanks-ASLModule3---2
YINSH---2
Zendo---45
Zero!---78910+
ZERTZ---2
 
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From Joshua Miller (Glamorous Mucus)
(I'm deleting the other journal entry, in which he posted this)

Abenteuer Menschheit 4
Elfengold 45 (if you're talking about the '98 E-land add-on)
Elfenland 456
(Geschenkt is also good for 3)
Get the Goods 45
Liar's Dice 456
Loopin' Louie 4 only
(New England stinks w/ 3)
Quo Vadis? 45
Railway Rivals 456
Schnappchen Jagd 3 only
(Serenissima is horrible for 2, bad for 3)

Some of the other stuff on your list is unable to be played by more than two players.
 
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