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BGG Top 50 light-mid games - Q1 2012
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Welcome back to my mid-light games list! Although I've grown to love board gaming and have gotten some of my friends interested in it, I know plenty of people who are only somewhat interested in games.

For this crowd, there are plenty of great games out there that I can convince family and friends to play and enjoy, and those games have become the focus of my collection. When researching games, I've found that simply placing a cap on the weight results in a very good list of games to choose from...games which are both accessible to new or casual gamers and will hit the table often at my house but still provide some interesting strategic play.

Thus, this is a brief overview of the top 50 games of light-mid weight (arbitrarily defined by me as weight 2.6 or less). Whether you're just starting to build a game collection or simply looking for ways to make yours more accessible, I hope you find this a good place to get some ideas!


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New to list:
Summoner Wars: Master Set (12)
Blood Bowl: Team Manager – The Card Game (35)
Dixit Odyssey (37)
Innovation (45)

Dropped from list:
Yomi (from 44)
Mr. Jack (from 46)
Last Night on Earth: The Zombie Game (from 47)
Yspahan (from 48)

Big Gain:
Small World Underground (from 50 to 38)

Big Loss:
Thunderstone (from 36 to 43)
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1. Board Game: Dominion: Intrigue [Average Rating:7.86 Overall Rank:21] [Average Rating:7.86 Unranked]
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Rating: 7.894 (-0.015)

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Game Weight: 2.4

Listed playing time: 30 minutes

Best with 3, 4 players
Recommended with 2, 3, 4, more than 4 players
 
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2. Board Game: Dominion [Average Rating:7.78 Overall Rank:30] [Average Rating:7.78 Unranked]
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Rating: 7.871 (-0.016)

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Game Weight: 2.4

Listed playing time: 30 minutes

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3. Board Game: 7 Wonders [Average Rating:7.88 Overall Rank:19]
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Rating: 7.860 (+0.003)

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Game Weight: 2.2

Listed playing time: 30 minutes

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4. Board Game: Stone Age [Average Rating:7.65 Overall Rank:49]
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Rating: 7.635 (-0.005)

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Game Weight: 2.5

Listed playing time: 60 minutes

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5. Board Game: Crokinole [Average Rating:7.81 Overall Rank:39]
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Rating: 7.611 (+0.011)

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Game Weight: 1.3

Listed playing time: 30 minutes

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6. Board Game: Tichu [Average Rating:7.65 Overall Rank:64]
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Rating: 7.574 (+0.002)

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Game Weight: 2.4

Listed playing time: 60 minutes

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7. Board Game: Pandemic [Average Rating:7.66 Overall Rank:40]
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Rating: 7.559 (-0.011)

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Game Weight: 2.3

Listed playing time: 60 minutes

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8. Board Game: Ra [Average Rating:7.48 Overall Rank:95]
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Rating: 7.507 (-0.018)

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Game Weight: 2.4

Listed playing time: 60 minutes

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9. Board Game: Claustrophobia [Average Rating:7.68 Overall Rank:99]
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Rating: 7.485 (-0.002)

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Game Weight: 2.5

Listed playing time: 45 minutes

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10. Board Game: Small World [Average Rating:7.42 Overall Rank:108] [Average Rating:7.42 Unranked]
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Rating: 7.468 (-0.019)

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Game Weight: 2.3

Listed playing time: 80 minutes

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11. Board Game: Ticket to Ride: Nordic Countries [Average Rating:7.68 Overall Rank:82]
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Rating: 7.459 (+0.012)

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Game Weight: 2.0

Listed playing time: 45 minutes

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12. Board Game: Summoner Wars: Master Set [Average Rating:7.77 Overall Rank:58] [Average Rating:7.77 Unranked]
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Rating: 7.449

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Game Weight: 2.4

Listed playing time: 30 minutes

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13. Board Game: Memoir '44 [Average Rating:7.53 Overall Rank:88] [Average Rating:7.53 Unranked]
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Rating: 7.447 (-0.006)

Rank Change: -2

Game Weight: 2.2

Listed playing time: 60 minutes

Best with 2 players
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14. Board Game: Ticket to Ride: Europe [Average Rating:7.59 Overall Rank:62]
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Rating: 7.444 (-0.002)

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Game Weight: 1.9

Listed playing time: 60 minutes

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15. Board Game: Galaxy Trucker [Average Rating:7.51 Overall Rank:86]
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Rating: 7.423 (-0.004)

Rank Change: -1

Game Weight: 2.2

Listed playing time: 60 minutes

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16. Board Game: Dixit [Average Rating:7.42 Overall Rank:117] [Average Rating:7.42 Unranked]
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Rating: 7.496 (-0.012)

Rank Change: -1

Game Weight: 1.2

Listed playing time: 30 minutes

Best with 5, 6 players
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17. Board Game: Ticket to Ride [Average Rating:7.51 Overall Rank:84]
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Rating: 7.393 (+0.003)

Rank Change: -1

Game Weight: 1.9

Listed playing time: 45 minutes

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18. Board Game: Samurai [Average Rating:7.44 Overall Rank:126]
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Rating: 7.382 (-0.008)

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Game Weight: 2.5

Listed playing time: 45 minutes

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19. Board Game: Catan [Average Rating:7.35 Overall Rank:161]
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Rating: 7.372 (-0.011)

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Game Weight: 2.4

Listed playing time: 90 minutes

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20. Board Game: Carcassonne [Average Rating:7.44 Overall Rank:107] [Average Rating:7.44 Unranked]
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Rating: 7.361 (-0.001)

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Game Weight: 1.9

Listed playing time: 60 minutes

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21. Board Game: Cosmic Encounter [Average Rating:7.61 Overall Rank:66]
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Rating: 7.358 (+0.005)

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Game Weight: 2.4

Listed playing time: 60 minutes

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22. Board Game: Battle Line [Average Rating:7.42 Overall Rank:130]
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Rating: 7.357 (-0.010)

Rank Change: -3

Game Weight: 1.9

Listed playing time: 30 minutes

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23. Board Game: Alien Frontiers [Average Rating:7.53 Overall Rank:93]
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Rating: 7.353 (+0.010)

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Game Weight: 2.5

Listed playing time: 60 minutes

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24. Board Game: The Resistance [Average Rating:7.52 Overall Rank:85]
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Rating: 7.339 (+0.115)

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Game Weight: 1.6

Listed playing time: 30 minutes

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25. Board Game: Acquire [Average Rating:7.38 Overall Rank:145]
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Rating: 7.317 (-0.007)

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Game Weight: 2.5

Listed playing time: 90 minutes

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