Classic Board Games Like Agricola

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Time doesn't matter(2 votes) 22%
At least 5 years(2 votes) 22%
At least 10 years(5 votes) 56%
At least.. 20 years :)(0 votes) 0%

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At what point does a game enter the "classics" territory? Is it always a matter of time? How many years does it need to be tested by time to get to that point?

Can you think of games that you'd consider a classic despite being only around for less than 5 years?

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Supporter2 months ago

I would call #Brass: Birmingham a classic (as one under five years of age)

2 months ago

This is an interesting one since the original Brass was made a while ago (2007) Then was altered with Birmingham. So the system is a classic!

Supporter2 months ago

I put down at least ten years. Though, I do think that there are game that have been here for less than five years, that I do believe will be proven to be classics by the time they reach the 10 year mark. For instance, I do believe that #Wingspan will still be alive and well by the time that it is ten years old. The same could be said, I think, for #Clans of Caledonia, or #Scythe, or any number of other games.

Supporter2 months ago

I agree. 10 year minimum. Maybe longer.

Supporter2 months ago

If it's less than five would you call it a "Modern Day Classic"?

Supporter2 months ago

I saw someone recently mention #Azul as a classic which felt shocking since it came out so recently (around the time I started playing games).

2 months ago

I did in the first thread about this. I picked it out as a "future classic" along with a couple others, but I said I don't think a game can truly qualify as a classic if it's that new. But I do think it's a game that will be considered a classic, even if it is aimed at a more casual audience that Agricola and some of the other games people in "the biz" might consider classics.