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Okay a bit more of a simple list than my usual ones, but I thought it might be useful.

Its simply a list of print n play games sorted by the number of people who have logged a play of it, ever. Total plays is used to break ties. And rating is used to break more ties.

Obviously this isn't the full story, but there are so many out there that its hard to get a grip on which are actually worth going for and ratings are usually unreliable with so few raters. Newer games will suffer and so will those played a lot by people that don't log their plays.

Some are free, some are not.

Feel free to add to the list with the #plays and #players (click on #plays and it will give you the numbered list) and I'll resort periodically. More info like whether it is free or not would be great.

Updates: If a game's stats (plays/players) has changed significantly then feel free to post an update as a comment. I'll then re-sort it in the list.

Update: I updated the stats on the Top 10 or so. Some of them have significantly different (lower!) numbers. Maybe something has changed in the Games Played data?

Update: Next time I update this list I will delete everything with less than 5 players. This is to clean up the list (so it matches its name) and make it easier for me to update when new games come in and I have to edit the list to move them past all the dead wood.
Please don't add any new games with less than 5 players having logged plays.
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1. Board Game: Merchant of Venus [Average Rating:7.20 Overall Rank:441]
Jorge Arroyo
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Players: 1238
Plays: 753

Most of those will be from the OOP commercial version, but there are two complete redesigns of all the components of the game freely available from the Files section of the game's BGG page. This An excellent sci-fi pick'n'deliver game.
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2. Board Game: Zombie in my Pocket [Average Rating:6.33 Overall Rank:1818]
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3. Board Game: Cards Against Humanity [Average Rating:6.58 Overall Rank:891]
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This one seems to have blasted onto the scene without me noticing till now.

Players: 697
Plays: 1881

FREE
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4. Board Game: Rat Hot [Average Rating:6.33 Overall Rank:1924]
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Plays 2069
Players 477

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5. Board Game: Reiner Knizia's Decathlon [Average Rating:6.19 Overall Rank:2386]
Nick Fisk
United Kingdom
Stoke on Trent
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Plays: 357
Players: 153


Played this for the first time last night .... really enjoyed it.


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6. Board Game: Richelieu [Average Rating:6.65 Overall Rank:1393]
Tony Ackroyd
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7. Board Game: 18AL [Average Rating:7.32 Overall Rank:1114]
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Plays: 794
Players: 361

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8. Board Game: Micropul [Average Rating:6.81 Overall Rank:1493]
Tony Ackroyd
United Kingdom
Brighton
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Players 273

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9. Board Game: Pocket Civ [Average Rating:6.68 Overall Rank:1873]
Tony Ackroyd
United Kingdom
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Plays 1083
Players 282


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10. Board Game: Magic Realm [Average Rating:7.10 Overall Rank:643]
Jorge Arroyo
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Players: 1282
Plays: 606

Most of the players and plays will be from the commercial version of the game, but a complete redesign of all the components was recently made available for free and many people have built their own copy (maybe around 20-30) See: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/257164

This is an excellent game well worth owning and the new art is really nice.
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11. Board Game: Cronberg [Average Rating:6.00 Overall Rank:3548]
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12. Board Game: Decktet [Average Rating:7.57 Overall Rank:1209]
P.D. Magnus
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Albany
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plays: 124
players: 15


free

This is a game system, and the totals don't include the separate entries for games that can be played with it.

UPDATE: Adding together the separate games, 3693 games played in 2244 sessions by 231 distinct users.
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13. Board Game: China Moon [Average Rating:5.88 Overall Rank:4140]
Tony Ackroyd
United Kingdom
Brighton
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Plays 456
Players 224

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14. Board Game: Dark Moon [Average Rating:6.99 Overall Rank:1749]
Tony Ackroyd
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Brighton
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209 Players
402 Plays
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15. Board Game: Delve: The Dice Game [Average Rating:6.45 Overall Rank:2652]
Tony Ackroyd
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Brighton
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Plays: 1191
Players: 206

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16. Board Game: Camden [Average Rating:6.31 Overall Rank:2710]
Jesse Millikan
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Indianapolis
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I cut this out - badly - on a whim, and then it magically appeared on the table about six game nights in a row.

I suspect the uptake of this game will depend on materials - with good stacking counters for player pieces and money, it *feels* very nice.
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17. Board Game: Zombie Plague [Average Rating:6.74 Overall Rank:2163]
 
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Plays: 473
Players: 168

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18. Board Game: Lock 'n Load: Band of Heroes [Average Rating:7.46 Overall Rank:1020]
Tony Ackroyd
United Kingdom
Brighton
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Players: 160
Plays: 664

FREE Now charging, and quite expensive! There are 'demo' versions available, but I'm not sure if they are significantly playable games.

1 or 2 players (best with 2)
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19. Board Game: Deadwood Studios USA [Average Rating:5.88 Overall Rank:3782]
Jeffery Hudson
United States
Washington
Utah
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The new Print and Play version is very easy to assemble and is fun to play. 4 pages for the 'map', and if you have the punch business card paper you can print up and punch out the cards quite easily. I had this one done in one evening.
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20. Board Game: Nile [Average Rating:6.33 Overall Rank:3716]
 
Rebekah B
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Colorado
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Plays: 53
Players: 4

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21. Board Game: Battle for Moscow (first edition) [Average Rating:6.13 Overall Rank:4038]
Andreas Johansson
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Another PNP wargame.

Plays: 66
Players: It won't show me the numbers for this one either.

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22. Board Game: Incursion [Average Rating:7.76 Overall Rank:1756]
Tony Ackroyd
United Kingdom
Brighton
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Plays: 312
Players: 116

Not sure that the FREE print & play game is still available.

Nazi/zombie game very similar to Space Hulk. Very excited about this!
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23. Board Game: Doctor Who: Solitaire Story Game [Average Rating:8.19 Overall Rank:1617]
simon cogan
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For all fans of the good Doctor - young and old alike.

Step into the TARDIS and explore all of Time and Space

Create your own adventures with a simple paragraph based game that has a huge amount of replayability.

Feedback very welcome!
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24. Board Game: Chunky Fighters [Average Rating:6.24 Overall Rank:4543]
Nick Hayes
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Los Angeles
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Plays: 621
Players: 133

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Ten expansions released.
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25. Board Game: Free Trader [Average Rating:6.32 Overall Rank:4032]
Tony Ackroyd
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