Tuesday, January 07, 2020

My Personal Most Played Games of the Decade

The folks at the Opinionated Gamers blog are working on a post about the most played games of the decade... and as a part of my research for my input, I took a look at the patterns in my own game playing.

The chart above (and the list below) show the games that appeared in my top ten most played games for that year. Some of the patterns are not a surprise (Race for the Galaxy is continually played 5+ times each year... and often much more than that)... while others (I don't remember playing Quarriors that much) seem to come out of left field.

I'm not sure I have more to say about this... but I'm sure this might interest one or two of you. :-)

Appeared in my top ten played games for that year...

6 times

  • Race for the Galaxy
  • Star Realms
  • Summoner Wars
5 times

  • DC Comics Deck-Building Game
  • Sentinels of the Multiverse
  • The City
4 times
  • Fast Food Franchise
  • Memoir '44
3 times
  • 7 Wonders Duel
  • Clank!: A Deck-Building Adventure
  • Descent: Journeys in the Dark (2nd edition)
  • Jump Drive
  • Roll Through the Ages: The Bronze Age
2 times
  • 7 Wonders 
  • DC Comics Deck-Building Game: Rivals 
  • Heroscape
  • Quarriors!
  • Suburbia
  • Ticket to Ride
1 time
  • 1st & Goal
  • Abandon Ship
  • Bounce-It-In
  • Burger Joint
  • Can't Stop
  • Castle Panic
  • Catacombs
  • City Square Off
  • Clank! In! Space!
  • Colony
  • Colt Express
  • Die Quacksalber von Quedlinburg
  • Dungeons & Dragons: The Legend of Drizzt Board Game
  • Eminent Domain
  • Fabled Fruit
  • Favor of the Pharaoh
  • Fireball Island: The Curse of Vul-Kar
  • Friday
  • Gemblo Woodman
  • Impact: Battle of Elements
  • Innovation
  • Keltis: Der Weg der Steine
  • Machi Koro
  • Marrakech
  • Marvel Champions: The Card Game
  • NEOM
  • New Frontiers
  • Numeri
  • Pandemic Legacy (Season One)
  • Port Royal
  • Powerships
  • Risk Legacy
  • Roll for the Galaxy 
  • Runebound (3rd edition)
  • Scrabble
  • Skip-bo
  • Small World
  • Team Play
  • The Dresden Files Cooperative Card Game
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Deck-Building Game
  • The Rivals for Catan
  • Unmatched: Battle of Legends
  • Wiz-War (eighth edition)
  • Wurfel Bohnanza


Daniel Brown said...

Do you see any 1 time games making it to the list this year and maybe continue on ( like Die Quacksalber von Quedlinburg)?

Mark (aka pastor guy) said...


Good question.

I think Quacks of Q, Unmatched, and Marvel Champions (if FFG can get it together with releasing enough stock of the LCG packs) all stand a good chance of repeating this year. Impact: Battle of Elements is likely as well... my wife actually likes it. :-)

Daniel Brown said...

I still have not played Quacks of Q but I will get my chance next game night. And I could not agree more about LCG packs. I got lucky to get 2 out of 3 of the expansion packs but this will grow old if I have to hunt them down each time (even though I pre-ordered them). My game group is very cult of the new so it is rare that a most played game from one year caries to the next. One exception has been Clank/Clank in Space. Clanks expansions keep breathing new life into this game for my group.