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I've been trying to locate a list of the most rare and valuable games on bgg and unable to locate one anywhere. Let's start by compiling a list, and see where it goes from there, feel free to add anything you want, and how much (approx) it's worth.

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1. Board Game: War of the Ring Collector's Edition [Average Rating:8.60 Unranked] [Average Rating:8.60 Unranked]
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Limited quantity, and I believe it's worth about $2000
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2. Board Game: Space Hulk (third edition) [Average Rating:7.61 Overall Rank:120]
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Ameritrash in a box. $225?
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3. Board Game: Chinatown [Average Rating:7.19 Overall Rank:308]
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Who knew this would be a hard to find item? Great game. I think worth about $75 now?
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4. Board Game: Star Wars: The Queen's Gambit [Average Rating:7.53 Overall Rank:344]
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The holy grail of Star Wars. Currently around $200.
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5. Board Game: The Longest Day [Average Rating:7.26 Overall Rank:1738]
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$150
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6. Board Game: Talisman [Average Rating:6.42 Overall Rank:1331]
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$121
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7. Board Game: Magic Realm [Average Rating:7.11 Overall Rank:642]
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$112
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8. Board Game: Merchant of Venus [Average Rating:7.20 Overall Rank:442]
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$134, and a damn fine game.
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9. Board Game: The Third World War [Average Rating:7.71 Overall Rank:1347]
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$125, and another damn fine game.
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10. Board Game: Dark Tower [Average Rating:6.55 Overall Rank:1801]
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With a working tower, and complete, and with box... $200-400
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11. Board Game: NATO, Nukes & Nazis [Average Rating:6.99 Overall Rank:4624]
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$109, another damn fine game.
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12. Board Game: Odin's Ravens [Average Rating:6.70 Overall Rank:785]
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This little game is upwards of $60 on Ebay, though cheaper in the Marketplace for some countries.

OOP and hard to find.
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13. Board Game: The Devil's Cauldron: The Battles for Arnhem and Nijmegen [Average Rating:8.18 Overall Rank:1012]
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I think theres enough demand in the war gamer community that they should just reprint this one. It's going for way too much on eBay for what it is.
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14. Board Game: City of Chaos [Average Rating:6.73 Overall Rank:3306]
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One currently on the auction site for $95. Looks like half a dozen bidders


May have to seriously consider selling my complete, partially punched copy
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15. Board Game: On to Richmond! [Average Rating:7.89 Overall Rank:2102]
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Somewhere between $200 - $250
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16. Board Game: Korsun Pocket [Average Rating:7.73 Overall Rank:4611]
 
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From $165 to 250 depending on whether it's punched.
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17. Board Game: Warhammer Quest [Average Rating:7.40 Overall Rank:465]
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£100-£200 approx.

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18. Board Game: Axis & Allies Anniversary Edition [Average Rating:7.41 Overall Rank:512]
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This one fetches $300-500 with regularity.
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19. Board Game: PRESTAGS Master-Pack [Average Rating:7.50 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.50 Unranked]
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Yes, it's 5 games in one package. But the packaging is rare, and sells in excess of $250, even when punched.
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20. Board Game: Agent of Change [Average Rating:5.00 Unranked]
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By far and away, the rarest of the Mayfair Crayon Rail Games. Last time it showed up on eBay (which was several years ago), it sold for $400+.

Opulence...I has it!

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21. Board Game: Trafalgar [Average Rating:8.43 Unranked]
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A bargain if you can get it for under $1000.
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22. Board Game: Jati [Average Rating:5.41 Unranked]
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Perhaps the king of expensive games that don't look expensive. Wanted only by hard-core collectors, solely for its rarity. Don't see them for sale that often, probably somewhere between $800 and $1500 if it were be offered on ebay.
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23. Board Game: Roads & Boats [Average Rating:7.73 Overall Rank:179]
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$120 for VGC. A new copy sold last week for $175.
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24. Board Game: Advanced Civilization [Average Rating:8.01 Unranked] [Average Rating:8.01 Unranked]
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$150+ all on its own. Together with Civ and the western extension map you are probably looking at $400.
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25. Board Game: DAK2 [Average Rating:8.22 Overall Rank:1510]
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This baby goes for $235, quite reasonable really.
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