Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Splitting Hairs: My Opinion of The BGG Top 100

Here's how I'd split up the Board Game Geek top one hundred games as of this morning (April 13th, 2011)... your mileage may/will vary!

Games I've Played
(61)

ON MY PERSONAL TOP 100
  • Agricola (2007)
  • El Grande (1995)
  • Memoir '44 (2004)
  • Pandemic (2008)
  • Puerto Rico (2002)
  • Race for the Galaxy (2007)
  • The Princes of Florence (2000)
  • The Settlers of Catan (1995)
  • Ticket to Ride (2004)
PROBABLY IN MY TOP 200
  • 7 Wonders (2010)
  • BattleLore (2006)
  • Claustrophobia (2009)
  • Dungeon Lords (2009)
  • Galaxy Trucker (2007)
  • Ra (1999)
  • Small World (2009)
WOULD GLADLY PLAY THIS
  • Arkham Horror (2005)
  • Carcassonne (2000)
  • Combat Commander: Europe (2006)
  • Commands & Colors: Ancients (2006)
  • Die Macher (1986)
  • Dixit (2008)
  • Lord of the Rings: The Confrontation (Deluxe Edition) (2006)
  • Space Alert (2008)
  • Space Hulk (Third Edition) (2009)
  • Ticket to Ride: Nordic Countries (2007)
WOULD PLAY IF SOMEONE ELSE WANTED TO
  • A Game of Thrones (2003)
  • Battlestar Galactica (2008)
  • Civilization (1980)
  • Dominion (2008)/Dominion: Intrigue (2009)
  • Endeavor (2009)
  • Hannibal: Rome vs. Carthage (1996)
  • In the Year of the Dragon (2007)
  • Notre Dame (2007)
  • Power Grid (2004)
  • Samurai (1998)
  • Stone Age (2008)
EH (could be talking into playing but only if some sort of bribe was involved)
  • 1830: Railways & Robber Barons (1986)
  • Crokinole (1867)
  • Descent: Journeys in the Dark (2005)
  • Dune (1979)
  • Shogun (2006)/Wallenstein (2002)
  • Steam (2009)
NOT SURE WHY PEOPLE LIKE THIS SO MUCH (will only play under duress)
  • Acquire (1962)
  • Advanced Squad Leader (1985)
  • Battle Line (2000)
  • Blood Bowl: Living RuleBook (2004)
  • Go (-2200)
  • Modern Art (1992)
  • Through the Ages: A Story of Civilization (2006)
  • Tichu (1991)
  • Tigris & Euphrates (1997)
  • Ticket to Ride: Europe (2005)
  • Tikal (1999)
ACTIVELY HATE THIS GAME
  • 1960: The Making of the President (2007)
  • Amun-Re (2003)
  • Cosmic Encounter (2008)
  • San Juan (2004)
  • Taj Mahal (2000)
  • Twilight Imperium (Third Edition) (2005)
Games I Haven't Played (39)

WANT TO TRY
  • Cyclades (2009)
  • Hansa Teutonica (2009)
  • Twilight Struggle (2005)
WOULD TRY IF SOMEONE ELSE WANTED TO PLAY IT
  • Glory to Rome (2005)
  • Le Havre (2008)
  • Navegador (2010)
  • Sid Meier's Civilization: The Board Game (2010)
  • Ticket to Ride: Märklin Edition (2006)
  • Troyes (2010)
  • YINSH (2003)
AM UNLIKELY TO TRY BUT WOULDN'T REFUSE TO
  • Conflict of Heroes: Awakening the Bear! Russia 1941-1942 (2008)/Conflict of Heroes: Storms of Steel! Kursk 1943 (2009)
  • Imperial (2006)/Imperial 2030 (2009)
  • Paths of Glory (1999)
  • Up Front (1983)
  • War of the Ring (2004)/War of the Ring Collector's Edition (2010)
HAVE ZERO INTEREST IN TRYING
  • Age of Empires III: The Age of Discovery (2007)
  • Antiquity (2004)
  • Automobile (2009)
  • Dominant Species (2010)
  • Goa (2004)
  • Hammer of the Scots (2002)
  • Here I Stand (2006)
  • Indonesia (2005)
  • Merchants & Marauders (2010)
  • Napoleon's Triumph (2007)
  • Railroad Tycoon (2005)/Railways of the World (2009)
  • Roads and Boats (1999)
  • Struggle of Empires (2004)
  • Warhammer: Invasion (2009)
REFUSE TO TRY
  • Age of Steam (2002)
  • Brass (2007)
  • Caylus (2005)
  • Chaos in the Old World (2009)
  • Runewars (2010)

4 comments:

Josh Edwards said...

If only BGG allowed for these categories. Quite amusing read. One point of note, if you like worker placement games (and don't hate the new world theme), Age of Empires III was surprisingly good. I had no interest in it until I picked it up for incredibly cheap, and then I was quite pleasantly shocked with the quality of it.

Mark (aka pastor guy) said...

Josh - thanks for the kind words.

You are the SECOND person to read this & suggest Age of Empires (this crossposts to Facebook & I got a similar comment there). Seems I'm gonna have to give that one a try.

Basil said...

Hear about you on the Dice Tower and just checking out your blog, love the list! I need to do something like this.

Well if you ever want to drive out to Concord we have a big monthly group that gathers at our church to play. Feel free to check it out.

meetup.com/dvgamers/

Keep Gaming!
Mike

Mark (aka pastor guy) said...

Basil - thanks for the invite - I don't get over to the Bay Area much, but I'd love to hang out with you guys!