BGA's Top 10 Board Games

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We've officially creating a ranking system for our database of board games. Do you agree with the list of the top 10 games that's been created?

  1. #Scythe
  2. #Gloomhaven
  3. #Root
  4. #Viticulture: Essential Edition
  5. #Spirit Island
  6. #Wingspan
  7. #Azul
  8. #Terraforming Mars
  9. #Codenames
  10. #Pandemic

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Supporter5 months ago

It seems mostly reasonable to me. I think that it clearly shows off the fact that BGA is quite a bit newer than BGA. There are a bunch of older games that I don't really think would score that well today, but are scored high because they were top of the line when they came out.

Supporter5 months ago

Yup.  And thinking about the criteria he is using we should see more churn in the list.  I think finding the right balance from keeping the top quality games at top but also the currently most relevant games will be key to this working well.  

I'm quite interested to see how this works out over time.

Supporter5 months ago

That is a very good point.

5 months ago

The list makes sense, but I never could understand what people see in #Scythe, even though I like many other Stonemaier games. It just felt extremely dry and unfocused, even though it is a decent game - a 7/10 for me. Something I could see myself playing if others really wanted, but not with excitement.

Supporter5 months ago

Do I agree that they could be top 10 or do I agree that they should be, haha!

If they could be then for sure this list makes sense.

5 months ago

I think #Codenames and possibly #Azul are a bit high.  I wonder is #Paladins of the West Kingdom should be near the top there.   

5 months ago

They all look like pretty reasonable games, what metrics have you used to rank them? As presumably it's not just based on ratings.

5 months ago

Sorry, just saw there is a separate post for that.

Supporter5 months ago

It looks like a reasonable list to me too. Nothing outlandish on or off the list. 

Supporter5 months ago

Yep... seems about right. But based on how much this group talks about it, I’m surprised that Imperial Assault isn’t on the list too! Haha

5 months ago

Nothing too surprising in here to my eyes. It seems like a great "where is board gaming right now" list. It's amazing how this list is dominated by Stonemaier (@jameystegmaier) with 3 of the top 6 games right now!