Weekly Challenge #4 - Top "X" Lists


First off--thanks for everyone who participated in the previous challenge and for those who created great discussions!

Here's Challenge #4 (please make sure to read all instructions):

1. Make a post sharing your top "X" list. Here are examples to help you think of some ideas:

  • "My Top 10 Engine-Building Games"
  • "Top 5 Solo Games in My Collection"
  • "Top 10 Games I Don't Own"
  • "Top 10 Games on My Wishlist"
  • "Top 10 Games to Play After Catan"
  • "Top 5 Games that Didn't Live Up to My Expectations"
  • "Top 5 Multiplayer Games that Scale Well for Two Players"
  • "Top 10 Board Games with the Best Art"
  • "Top 10 Best Board Game Box Art"
  • "Top 10 Family Board Games for Thanksgiving"
  • "Top 5 Games with the Most Satisfying Turns"
  • "Top 5 Kickstarters I Would've Backed if I Could Immediately Receive the Game"

If you have trouble thinking of ideas, try to come up with a list based on a specific game mechanic, theme, player count, or a special occasion.

2. To encourage discussion through your post, please include (1) the reasons behind the games you selected and (2) present a question to the other users (e.g. "What are your favorite worker placement games? Which games would you recommend based on my list?")

3. Link your post to the Weekly Challenge topic page. This will help keep track of participants so that I can give out rewards easily!

4. You will gain 1 entry per post. You can make a maximum of 2 posts per day for this challenge. I hope this will give you ample time to make a thoughtful post and actually enjoy the process instead of feeling rushed to get in as many entries!



Besides earning a badge for completing the challenge (I'll be working on the designs), you will also have a chance to earn a $60 gift card you can put toward a board game purchase!


Thanks everyone and I'm really looking forward to seeing what you all come up with. I'm going to have a lot of fun joining in on this challenge too :)

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Supporter4 months ago

Now this is a weekly challenge that I can accomplish!

Owner4 months ago

Glad to hear :)

Supporter4 months ago

I'm looking forward to seeing your lists. 

Supporter4 months ago

Top 10 Games To Play After Catan?

Literally anything (I do not like that game haha).

4 months ago

I forgot to think about what I'd do! Good thing the challenge lasts a week, haha.

4 months ago

Top ten games I play to keep wife/partner a happy gamer

This is the list of games that my wife suggests most often to play on game night. The games are ranked with 10 being most happy to play and 1 is the game I most have to endure in order to get my games on the table. 

What are some of the worst games your partner/family/gaming group loves that you endure so you can play what you want?

10) WIngspan - Thank you, Jamey Stegmaier. Wingspan is probably the only game on this list that I am perfectly happy to play when the wife suggests it. It does have a fair amount of luck, but I feel with a good engine strategy during gameplay, you can mitigate a lot of it.

 9) The Crew - I do like this game a lot. My wife LOVES it. I am more of a euro gamer who enjoys digging deep into strategies. Of everything on this list, this is the one card game (unless you count Wingspan as a card game) I will play most often when asked.

8) Catan - this is the game that started our family as hobby board gamers and it has a special place on our shelves. I am always happy when my wife suggests this over some of the games below it.

7) Survive: Escape from Atlantis - I enjoy this game as a one-off filler game. I will play it on occasion, but I don't want it to be in our regular family game night rotation.

6) Ganz Schonn Clever - okay, here is a dice game where luck is a big factor. However, I feel that the score pad allows for really minimizing that luck. Sure you can have a planned destroyed by a few dice rolls, but in this game, it feels more like a push your luck element.

5) Love Letter - I enjoy this game in moderation. It can be great as a filler, but when it is someone's go-to game, it can get old quickly. There are so many other hidden role games I enjoy more.

4) Sparkle Kitty - luck, luck, and more luck! Sparkle Kitty is one of those games where luck plays a significant factor, and there is not a lot of ways to mitigate it. 

3) Yam Slam - Can anyone say dolled up Yatzhee?!

2) Phase 10 - This game can go on FOREVER... To me, this is nothing more than an advanced version of rummy. If I am going to play this, I must need brownie points for getting a Euro on the table.

1) Pass the Pigs - There are no redeeming qualities about this game, in my opinion. It can be funny how the pigs land when you roll them, I have no idea why she loves it so much

Owner4 months ago

Nice! Could you copy and paste this into a separate post instead of posting it here as a comment? And please link the post to the "Weekly Challenge" topic page as well. This will help me pick the winner of the challenge at the end of the week, and also make it easier for others to engage with your list. You can see some examples of how others did it in the forum. Let me know if you have any questions. Thanks!

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