What Are Your Top 10 Board Games?
Wassup Gaiz,
So just a little background, I'm pretty heavily invested into MTG. I've played the game for years and I've always held it as a game that I can always fall back on. (similar to how I play video games, I've played League of Legends almost exclusively for the past 4 years).
However, I've recently gotten really into Board Games and I need a place to start. I've looked at board game geek for hours on end, reading boards and threads but I wanted to get a better sense of what people think are their top ten Board Games
Top 10 on Board Game Geek for those that are interested:
1. Pandemic Legacy: Season 1
2. Twilight Struggle
3. Through the Ages: A New Story of Civilization
4. Terra Mystica
5. Caverna: The Cave Farmers
6: Puerto Rico
7. Agricola
8. Through the Ages: A Story of Civilization
9. The Castles of Burgundy
10. 7 Wonders: Duel
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Feb 5, 2019
Mar 25, 2019
That game is ok. I thought it was a little boring, but I know lots of people that love it. My personal favorite is Secret Hitler.
Feb 1, 2019
  1. Cosmic Encounter - by a wide margin, I love a game with the maximum potential for batsh*ttery.
  2. Android Netrunner - RIP, sort of. Still the best Assymetric game I have played
  3. Roborally - Time to challenge your friend to think spatially
  4. Times Up - When you absolutly, positively must gut laugh all night with friends
  5. Innovation -
  6. Carcasonne - so simple to grasp (I got my 65yr old parents to play), so difficult to master, Amazing iOS version
  7. Tigris & Euphrates - One of my favorite game and scoring mechanics, great iOS version
  8. Modern Art - I'll take auction games that revolve around arbitrary value and fanciful spite over trading games every day of the week.
  9. Dominant Species - another brain burner, but so varied and deep.
  10. Love Letter - the game I keep in my bag at all times. Bar, restaurant, coffee shop, work, with 3-4 people and 13 cards you can play this over and over and over literally anywhere.

Jan 18, 2019
#1 all-time : Galaxy Trucker - I just can't get enough of this game, and I ask my friends to play it every time we hang out 2: Betrayal 3: Zombicide 4: Smallworld 5: Boss Monster
Jan 16, 2019
I have fond memories of Shadows Over Camelot and Power Grid.
Nov 8, 2018
As some other people have mentioned, Board Game Geek tends to favor more complex/heavy and legacy games in their rankings, and if you're just getting started and don't have a consistent/experienced group to play with, something like Terra Mystica or Through the Ages might be a bit too much. In my experience, games in the 2-3 complexity range (using BGG's scale) are fairly easy to pick up and still offer a lot of strategy and replayability. Some of my favorites in no particular order: Catan 7 Wonders Boss Monster Cytosis Ticket to Ride Europe Betrayal at the House on the Hill King of Tokyo (or New York) La Strada Carcassone Pandemic
Nov 6, 2018
Ticket to Ride and Pandemic were gateway drugs for me, and any time I want to get someone to try a board game I will go for either of those. While many of the other games people listed are good, even great games, Ticket to Ride and Pandemic are easy to learn and hard to master. They have excellent artwork and pieces to get people invested in the quality of the game they are playing, and they both can cause a table to be flipped if the loss is that great. Try either, or both of those.
Nov 2, 2018
I’m an older gamer, so my choices will look a little weird to most, and really strange together on the same list:
  1. Acquire
  2. Power Grid
  3. Escape: The Curse Of The Temple
  4. Hero Realms
  5. Spurs: Tales Of The Old West
  6. Stockpile
  7. Monopoly
  8. Tomb Raider Collectible Card Game
  9. Lost Cities
  10. Dice Masters
Nov 2, 2018
If you are just now starting up in board games, you are going to need some Gateway games to hook your friends and family. While it is true those top 10 games are quite good... unless you dip your toe in with some really addictive games you may get bogged down in complicated rules or strategy games. While these games are good... they need to be introduced gradually... A few games that are easy to learn and play are needed, as well as games that will NOT take a huge time investment. Once you have a few of those, you can toss in a harder\longer game to play once in a while... and if it becomes your groups favorite... there ya go. Cosmic Encounter: great fun, few rules, quick to play. Talisman: easy to learn, not quick to play though. Operation F.A.U.S.T: While technically a card game with a board game feel... it is quick to learn and play. House on Haunted Hill: Fun game, easy to learn, cooperative until the end game. Not too long. Not sure if I have a top-10... but the above works for starters.
Jul 23, 2018
Play. Gloomhaven.
If you have a consistent group and like legacy games, you will LOVE it.
Jul 22, 2018
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