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Feels like it's time for another geeklist that just opens people up to talk about games. Therefore, I decided to start the conversation by getting everyone to evaluate their stats. Everyone is welcome to share!

To access the stats page click on "My Geek." Then click on the "Stats" tab. To start click on "Largest Disparities in Ratings." Whatever is at the top of that list, use as your geeklist item.

Answer the following questions in your geeklist item:


1. Go back to the stats page and click on "Games Owned by Year." What year do you own the most games from?

2. From that year, what was your favorite game?

3. Go back to the stats page and click on "Games Owned by Designer." Only counting designers for which you own and have rated at least 3 games, which designer have you given the highest average rating?

4. What is the average rating you've given to Reiner Knizia games?

5. Go back to the stats page and click on "Games Owned by Publisher." What is your average rating for the following companies games:

A. Days of Wonder?
B. Fantasy Flight?
C. Hasbro?
D. Mayfair?
E. Rio Grande?
F. Z-Man?

6. Go back to the stats page and click on "Overrated Games." What do you rank as the most overrated game?

7. Why do you think this game has been rated so much higher by the users of BGG?

8. Go back to the stats page and click on "Underrated Games." What do you rank as the most underrated game?

9. Why do you think this game has been rated so much lower by the users of BGG?

10. Go back to the stats page and click on "Five & Dimes." Which game that is near the top of your "5 or more plays" list do you think will be the next to break into your "10 or more plays" list?[/b]
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76. Board Game: Munchkin [Average Rating:6.02 Overall Rank:2332] [Average Rating:6.02 Unranked]
Philip von Doomula
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1. What year do you own the most games from?

2008

2. From that year, what was your favorite game?


Pandemic

3. Only counting designers for which you own and have rated at least 3 games, which designer have you given the highest average rating?

Wolfgang Kramer (9.40)

4. What is the average rating you've given to Reiner Knizia games?

8.44

5. What is your average rating for the following companies games:

A. Days of Wonder? 7.5
B. Fantasy Flight? 6.67
C. Hasbro? -
D. Mayfair? 7.65
E. Rio Grande? 7.85
F. Z-Man? 8.58

6. What do you rank as the most overrated game?

Munchkin (BGG 5.85, Me 1)

7. Why do you think this game has been rated so much higher by the users of BGG?

Some might find it fun. I have no idea why.

8. What do you rank as the most underrated game?

6 nimmt! (BGG 6.8, Me 10)

9. Why do you think this game has been rated so much lower by the users of BGG?

It is a filler and doesn't get as high a rating as such.


10. Which game that is near the top of your "5 or more plays" list do you think will be the next to break into your "10 or more plays" list?


Ra
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77. Board Game: Monopoly Express [Average Rating:5.76 Overall Rank:4623]
Robèr Boonmann
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1. my top year is 2004, with 30 games.

2. my favorite game of 2004 is: Power Grid and Goa.

3. With 3 games rated, Rüdiger Dorn gets a 9.

4. Reinir Knizia gets a 6.69

5.
A. Days of Wonder - 7.67
B. Fantasy Flight - 6.9
C. Hasbro - 4.23
D. Mayfair - 7.92
E. Rio Grande - 7.73
F. Z-Man - 8.14

6. That must be monopoly express. I've rated it 1 and BGG 5.648

7. I just hate monopoly and I hate even more all these stupid variations. It's yatzee in a monopoly disguise. Maybe al the other BGG-ers are blind. I don't know why it is rated that high.

8. In my case this is Neuland. I've rated it 10 and BGG 6.408

9. I think it is because of the awfull rulebook. It must be, because it is a perfect game, if you just don't need the awfull rulebook.

10. That is going to be Arkadia. It only needs 1 more play, and hey, it's a Rüdiger Dorn.
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78. Board Game: Tigris & Euphrates [Average Rating:7.76 Overall Rank:33]
John Bandettini
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Interesting start as I would never expect to use this game for a header.

1.) Score 1 for the cult of the new. Although my oldest game is from 1938 (Totopoly ), my biggest year is 2009 with 31 games.

2.) This one is hard. Lots of games I like a lot, but not 1 that jumps out and not 1 that's in my top 10. I guess it's between two games I fell have slipped under the radar. Both really good games that not enough people have played. Ad Astra and Opera .

As I am on the spot, I will have to go for Opera . But both great games. Try to give them a go if you have not so far.

3.) My highest rated designer's are Jeroen Doumen and Joris Wiersinga, which of course means Splotter. I have three games by them, Indonesia , Roads & Boats and Greed Incorporated . All of which I rate highly (Obviously)

4.) My Reiner index is 7.57. I only have 5 of his games which is probably less than most people. I don't like some of his games. (See game at the top whistle) but there are some I really like.

5.) A. Days of Wonder 7.8
B. Fantasy Flight 7.86
C. Hasbro 0 (I don't have any Hasbro games)
D. Mayfair 7.38
E. Rio Grande 7.60
F. Z-Mang Games 7.67

I'm not really surprised that the ratings are so similar as I tend to sell or trade games I don't rate highly.

6.) I did not need to check to know what would be my most overated game. I really do not like Tigris & Euphrates , and yes I have heard all the arguments. You have to play it 50 times to really appreciate it, you don't like it because you don't get it.

I don't like it because:

A I like a strong theme
B I don't like abstracts
C As a sometime war gamer I don't enjoy light multi-player war games. If I want a conflict game I'll play a 'proper' war game.

7.) I have noticed I am not the only T&E hater on the geek. I guess it's so popular because a lot of us do not mind a weak theme, do like abstracts and think light multi-player war games are great. I have friends who rate it one of their very favourite games.

8.) Not surprised to see Legend of the Five Rings is my most underrated game. It's a CCG which I rate a 10. I think it is the best CCG by such a margin there is no contest.

9.) It's a CCG. CCG's in general are not that popular on here. It's also an older CCG. I think as much as anything not that many people have actually played it. Multiple paths to victory, and common cards that are actually good are just two of the reasons it's such a good game.

10.) I think it will be either Ra or Powerboats . Both are sitting 8 plays at the moment. Much as I love Ra, I'll have to go with Powerboats as it seems to be the default game we play at my games group when we can't agree what to play.
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79. Board Game: Chrononauts [Average Rating:6.24 Overall Rank:1544] [Average Rating:6.24 Unranked]
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Currently own 37 games (8 of which are expansions)

1. What year do you own the most games from?

2009 - unsurprising given I just started collecting games last year.

2. From that year, what was your favorite game?

Dungeon Lords

3. Only counting designers for which you own and have rated at least 3 games, which designer have you given the highest average rating?

Thomas Lehmann

4. What is the average rating you've given to Reiner Knizia games?

Haven't played any of his games yet surprise

5. What is your average rating for the following companies games:

A. Days of Wonder? 6.0
B. Fantasy Flight? 7.25
C. Hasbro? none
D. Mayfair? 7.0
E. Rio Grande? 7.33
F. Z-Man? 7.00

6. What do you rank as the most overrated game?

Agricola

7. Why do you think this game has been rated so much higher by the users of BGG?

Combination of theme and mechanics, limited amount of randomness - while I in no way think it’s a bad game, others that I play it with regularly just love it. Ironically of all the worker placement games I own, it's the most-played one.

8. What do you rank as the most underrated game?

Chrononauts

9. Why do you think this game has been rated so much lower by the users of BGG?

Not purely skill-based, lots of randomness, luck of the draw, lots of chaos with multiple win conditions. Possible to end the game in two or three turns if you've got the right character ID.

10. Which game that is near the top of your "5 or more plays" list do you think will be the next to break into your "10 or more plays" list?

Likely Jambo - it's one of my wife's new favorite games and has seen a lot of table time recently.
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80. Board Game: Power Grid [Average Rating:7.99 Overall Rank:11]
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What year do you own the most games from?
Tie. 2004 & 2007

From that year, what was your favorite game?
Power Grid and Vikings, respectively.

Which designer have you given the highest average rating?
Excluding expansions, Michael Schacht with 7.83

What is the average rating you've given to Reiner Knizia games?
7.56

What is your average rating for the following companies games:

A. Days of Wonder? 7.38
B. Fantasy Flight? 6.75
C. Hasbro? 4.83
D. Mayfair? 7.54
E. Rio Grande? 7.88
F. Z-Man? n/a (that's surprising)

What do you rank as the most overrated game?
Again excluding expansions, Chess. It's just not for me. The next on the list is To Court the King, which I didn't find to be interesting at all.

Why do you think this game has been rated so much higher by the users of BGG?
I have no doubt that Chess is an excellent game - history pretty much proves that, but it's just not my thing. I feel the same way about Go.

What do you rank as the most underrated game?
My stats say Space Dealer, but I suspect the shine will wear off a bit if I ever get to play it regularly. I think Trias is a better representation.

Why do you think this game has been rated so much lower by the users of BGG?
No clue. I really like how simulating continental drift changes the board.

Which game that is near the top of your "5 or more plays" list do you think will be the next to break into your "10 or more plays" list?
Pickomino with six plays. Even though there are 11 games/expansions ahead of it with more plays, it's quick and easy enough to teach that it will overtake them all.
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81. Board Game: Keltis: Neue Wege, Neue Ziele [Average Rating:7.25 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.25 Unranked]
Laszlo Molnar
Hungary
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1. Go back to the stats page and click on "Games Owned by Year." What year do you own the most games from?
2009, 13 games. Cult of the new? Or just becoming a geek by last year?

2. From that year, what was your favorite game?
From the games I own, Keltis: Neue Wege, Neue Ziele. From all the games in the year, Dungeon Lords

3. Only counting designers for which you own and have rated at least 3 games, which designer have you given the highest average rating?
It's Alan R. Moon. Those Ticket to Ride games helped a lot (also San Marco).

4. What is the average rating you've given to Reiner Knizia games?
7.48. And that's for 32 games.

5. What is your average rating for the following companies games:

A. Days of Wonder?
8.80 (only TtR games)
B. Fantasy Flight? 7.27
C. Hasbro? 5.12
D. Mayfair? 7.50
E. Rio Grande? 7.34
F. Z-Man? no game

6. Go back to the stats page and click on "Overrated Games." What do you rank as the most overrated game?
Only one game there. Roulette.

7. Why do you think this game has been rated so much higher by the users of BGG?Out of nostalgy.

8. Go back to the stats page and click on "Underrated Games." What do you rank as the most underrated game? Go.

9. Why do you think this game has been rated so much lower by the users of BGG? They might be right. I find Go to be the most perfect game ever created but I also might find it hard to learn, dry and themeless and so on. I just can't give it a rating below 10.

10. Go back to the stats page and click on "Five & Dimes." Which game that is near the top of your "5 or more plays" list do you think will be the next to break into your "10 or more plays" list?
Keltis - Neue Wege, Neue Ziele.
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82. Board Game: Metallurgie [Average Rating:5.78 Overall Rank:7611]
Ben Bateson
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1) My most games in a year is 2009 with 19 games, although I am still a relative noob to game collecting, so that's not a huge surprise.

2) My top-rated game from that year, and still my Number One, is Small World. It's simple, always different and fun. No-one I've ever played it with has actively disliked it, and I don't see that changing.

3) Rudiger Dorn is my favourite designer, with a nice neat 8.00 average for the four games I own.

4) Knizia is in second place with 7.43

5) Days Of Wonder - 7.50
Fantasy Flight - 7.46 (although none of the games I own are actually published by FF)
Hasbro - 4.43
Mayfair - 7.42
Rio Grande - 7.10
Z-Man - 7.19

6) My most over-rated game is The Reef. Yuck, yuck, yuck. Having said that, it is second in the list behind the Dominion Black Market Promo card.

7) I don't think ANYONE has actually enjoyed The Reef, but some people would have been content to give it a 5 for inoffensiveness, whereas I gave it a 2 out of sheer irritation.

8) My most under-rated game is Metallurgy. This one really is worth trying to track down, people.

9) The low average rating has a lot to do with the Bayesian average system and not much to do with people's opinions.

10) My next dime is likely to be Triumvirate. Not least because my wife has worked out how to beat me at it.
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83. Board Game: Barrel of Monkeys [Average Rating:3.68 Overall Rank:11150]
Kent Fletcher
United States
Eagle Mountain
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1. What year do you own the most games from?

If you count expansions and rpgs then it is 1983 with 27. If you don't count expansions or rpgs, it is a tie between 2007 and 2009 with 22 each. Side note: when counting everything I have exactly 25 from 2007, 2008, and 2009. How is that for consistancy. (however, only 1 from 2010 so far).

2. From that year, what was your favorite game?

1983 - Ambush!. Shadowlord! is the runner up.
2007 - Race for the Galaxy. Kingsburg is the runner up.
2009 - Dungeon Lords. Nile is the runner up.

3. Only counting designers for which you own and have rated at least 3 games, which designer have you given the highest average rating?

Christian Petersen - 8.75 (3 games). A Game of Thrones (first edition) is my #1 favorite and only 10.

4. What is the average rating you've given to Reiner Knizia games?

7.75. I own 8 games that I've rated. Samurai is my favorite.

5. What is your average rating for the following companies games:

A. Days of Wonder? 8.00. 3 games with Cleopatra and the Society of Architects as my favorite.
B. Fantasy Flight? 8.35. 11 games with A Game of Thrones (first edition) as my favorite.
C. Hasbro? 6.35. 10 games with Guillotine as my favorite. I assume we are not counting AH/Hasbro as that would certainly change my rating a bit.
D. Mayfair? 7.75. 2 games with The Downfall of Pompeii as my favorite.
E. Rio Grande? 8.18. 22 games with Race for the Galaxy as my favorite.
F. Z-Man? 8.50. 7 games with Dungeon Lords as my favorite.

6. What do you rank as the most overrated game?

Barrel of Monkeys is the only game I show as overrated. Delta = 2.43.

7. Why do you think this game has been rated so much higher by the users of BGG?

It's not really rated too high to begin with. I guess I just don't consider it to be much of a game.

8. What do you rank as the most underrated game?

Statis Pro Baseball. Delta = 2.92

9. Why do you think this game has been rated so much lower by the users of BGG?

Probably because sports simulations arn't everyone's thing. If I wasn't the major baseball fan that I am, I probably wouldn't rate it that high either. I find that this game so far offers the best baseball simulation out there. Plus I have the 1978 season set that as a Yankee Fan (go ahead and boo) I find to be a great year to simulate.

10. Which game that is near the top of your "5 or more plays" list do you think will be the next to break into your "10 or more plays" list?

I have six sitting at 9. I think Nile will probably be the first to hit 10 since it's a quick filler.
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84. Board Game: Talisman (Revised 4th Edition) [Average Rating:6.63 Overall Rank:850]
Jeff Jones
United States
Round Rock
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I despise this game with every fiber of my being.

1. 2009

2. Hansa Tuetonica

3. Uwe Rosenberg

4. 7.58

5. Rio Grande Games
A. Days of Wonder - 7.43
B. Fantasy Flight - 7.35
C. Hasbro - n/a
D. Mayfair - 7.37
E. Rio Grande - 7.64
F. Z-Man - 7.81

6. Talisman (Fourth Edition)

7. Lunacy

8. 1960: The Making of the President

9. It's still rated highly but it is one of my rated 10 games.

10. Innovation
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85. Board Game: Zaxxon [Average Rating:3.98 Overall Rank:10977]
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1. I own 28 games from 2008.

2. My favourite from the list I own for 2008 would be Chicago Express.

3. I've rated Christian T. Petersen highest average with a 9.00, but I like Tide of Iron a lot and this includes ratings for its expansions. I think this is a little over-kind to KTP, and I think, on average, I've underrated Andreas Seyfarth at 8.25. Overall, if you said I could only have one person's games, I'd give the nod to Seyfarth.

4. 6.38 avg. Some of his games I love, some I detest. Many I've not rated because I can't make my mind up which side of the fence they fall.

5. A. 7.33
B. 7.85
C. 5.15
D. 7.00
E. 7.46
F. 6.38

6. Well, I rate Zaxxon a 1, but that was a kids game that disappointed me at an early age. The gamer's game I think most over-rated is Pandemic. What a surprise. I gave it a generous 4 for a delta of 3.66.

7. Maybe I'm just ornery, but I don't think much of co-ops. Obviously, a lot of people love them.

8. Imperial. I am an evangelist for this game.

9. I think most people don't like it as much as me because it's not the usual territory control game, and it can be hard sometimes to build an empire and have it taken off you without being able to fight just because someone with more money can invest in the country. For me, this is the heart of the game. Also, it can run a little long if you're not careful.

10. I guess Battle Line because it's quick, tense and easily portable. This is one of Knizia's best. I just wish it took more players.
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86. Board Game: Lock 'n Load: Dark July – The Battles for Prokhorovka [Average Rating:8.04 Unranked] [Average Rating:8.04 Unranked]
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1. I own the most games from the year 2008.

2. Favorite from that year that I've played would have to be Ancient Battles Deluxe; favorite (imagining based on just a little experience) that I've yet to play would be Lock 'n Load: Dark July – The Battles for Prokhorovka.

3. Looks like Klaus Teuber gets the prize here (much to my surprise).

4. Reiner Knizia gets a rating of 6.50.

5.
A. Days of Wonder? No games owned.
B. Fantasy Flight? 6.50
C. Hasbro? 6.00
D. Mayfair? 6.00
E. Rio Grande? 6.69
F. Z-Man? No games owned.

6. Most overrated is Outside the Scope of BGG. But within the scope, the game I consider most overrated is Diplomacy. Fine game design for those who like that sort of thing, but the game epitomizes what I most hate in games.

7. I think Diplomacy has been much more highly rated by BGG users because most of them (most of you) have a very different taste in games than I do. In this case, you value what I despise.

8. Most underrated is Unpublished Prototype, but among published games, I consider Dominoes most underrated. Checkers is a close second.

9. I think dominoes and checkers are so underrated in BGG because they're very old games that most people play in childhood and then forget about. But in truth, these games are versatile, interesting, and challenging enough to provide a lifetime of gaming satisfaction.

10. The "Five and Dimes" stat is irrelevant, as I don't track my plays.
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87. Board Game: The Napoleonic Wars [Average Rating:7.06 Overall Rank:1208]
Timothy Sullivan
United States
Glen Carbon
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1. Most owned: 2005

2. Highest Rated from 2005: Twilight Struggle

3. Highest Designer: Richard Borg -- 6.67

4. Average for Reiner Knizia: 4.0

5. Days of Wonder: 7.00; Fantasy Flight: 7.25; Hasbro: 4.3; Mayfair: 6.5; Z-Man: 7.00.

6. Most overrated is Scattergories.

7. Probably rated highly as an easy-to-play party game.

8. Most underrated is Napoleonic Wars.

9. Probably underrated because it has little cross-over appeal; it's unlikely to appeal to non-wargamers.

10. Soon-to-be Dime: Chrononauts.
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88. Board Game: Strat-o-Matic Pro Basketball [Average Rating:6.84 Overall Rank:4088]
Chris Buhl
United States
Pittsfield
Massachusetts
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This is awesome! I'm in the middle of re-evaluating my game ranking system too, so this will be helpful.

1. Go back to the stats page and click on "Games Owned by Year." What year do you own the most games from?

2008, by a substantial margin.

2. From that year, what was your favorite game?

World at War: Blood and Bridges is probably the real favorite, but Le Havre and Fields of Fire are pretty close "tied for" seconds.

3. Go back to the stats page and click on "Games Owned by Designer." Only counting designers for which you own and have rated at least 3 games, which designer have you given the highest average rating?

Kris Burm, as I'm not counting expansions. I love the GIPF games.

4. What is the average rating you've given to Reiner Knizia games?

I don't own any of his games, but scanning my ratings it looks to be about an 8.5 overall.

5. Go back to the stats page and click on "Games Owned by Publisher." What is your average rating for the following companies games:

A. Days of Wonder? 8.38
B. Fantasy Flight? None rated
C. Hasbro? 7.83
D. Mayfair? 8.58
E. Rio Grande? 9.16
F. Z-Man? 9.05

(Why no GMT? 9.50)

6. Go back to the stats page and click on "Overrated Games." What do you rank as the most overrated game?

Agricola - it's the only one that even shows up on that screen.

7. Why do you think this game has been rated so much higher by the users of BGG?

I realize that, in reality, it's a good game. I just hate it.

8. Go back to the stats page and click on "Underrated Games." What do you rank as the most underrated game?

Strat-o-Matic Pro Basketball

9. Why do you think this game has been rated so much lower by the users of BGG?

I rated it a 10 for sentimental reasons - I played so much of this with my best friend Earl, and solo, back in the day...

10. Go back to the stats page and click on "Five & Dimes." Which game that is near the top of your "5 or more plays" list do you think will be the next to break into your "10 or more plays" list?

Oh man, so many of them... the first will likely be YINSH.

What a great geeklist.
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89. Board Game: Carthage: The First Punic War [Average Rating:7.32 Overall Rank:1994]
Cyrus the Great
United States
Lexington
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1. What year do you own the most games from?
7 from 2008.

2. From that year, what was your favorite game?
SPQR (Deluxe Edition).

3. Go back to the stats page and click on "Games Owned by Designer." Only counting designers for which you own and have rated at least 3 games, which designer have you given the highest average rating?
4 Chad Jensen games get a 10 each, but Richard Berg's 14 have an 8.38 from me and Mark Herman has 9, avg. 8.22

4. What is the average rating you've given to Reiner Knizia games?
9, for his Decathlon, the only game of his I own.

5. Go back to the stats page and click on "Games Owned by Publisher." What is your average rating for the following companies games:

A. Days of Wonder? No games.
B. Fantasy Flight? No games.
C. Hasbro? 5.54
D. Mayfair? 7, though I don't own their version of the only game listed.
E. Rio Grande? 9, 4 games.
F. Z-Man? No games.

6. Go back to the stats page and click on "Overrated Games." What do you rank as the most overrated game?
Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?, 4.18 difference.

7. Why do you think this game has been rated so much higher by the users of BGG?
I have it as a 1, and just 69 have voted.

8. Go back to the stats page and click on "Underrated Games." What do you rank as the most underrated game?
Carthage: The First Punic War, with a 3.85 difference.

9. Why do you think this game has been rated so much lower by the users of BGG?
It's my #1 game of all time, and most people aren't fans of six-and-a-half pages of detailed rules on the Roman political system.

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90. Board Game: BattleTech CCG [Average Rating:6.35 Overall Rank:2303]
Chris Holm
United States
Rio Rancho
New Mexico
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The year from which I own the most games is 2005. My favorite 2005 game is TI:3.

I give shelf space to eleven Knizia titles.

My rated Knizia-games average is 8.00
7.50 Days of Wonder
8.21 Fantasy Flight
6.60 Hasbro
6.40 Mayfair
7.66 Rio Grande
7.28 Z-Man

Lunch Money is a horrid horrid experience.

Axis & Allies Miniatures had many problems and is no eurogame. But the price point is right and the fun is there to be had.

Dust should be my next dime breaker.
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91. Board Game: Catan [Average Rating:7.35 Overall Rank:165]
David Aber
United States
Shawnee
Kansas
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1. What year do you own the most games from?

2008&2009

2. From that year, what was your favorite game?

Pandemic

3. Only counting designers for which you own and have rated at least 3 games, which designer have you given the highest average rating?

Charles Kibler (9.33) What can I say, I like ASL...

4. What is the average rating you've given to Reiner Knizia games?

7.00

5. What is your average rating for the following companies games:

A. Days of Wonder? 7.00
B. Fantasy Flight? 7.31
C. Hasbro? 6.25
D. Mayfair? 7.12
E. Rio Grande? 7.05
F. Z-Man? 7.67

6. What do you rank as the most overrated game?


Settlers of Catan

7. Why do you think this game has been rated so much higher by the users of BGG?

It's a relatively simple trading game. The problem I have with it is that I often have very bad luck in the game. (like never drawing a card, even though I stared on an '8' space, until the game is essentially over. Not much fun there.) So I use Carcassonne and Ra as a gateway when I want to get people into gaming, and never pull out the luckfest that is Settlers.

8. What do you rank as the most underrated game?


1844

9. Why do you think this game has been rated so much lower by the users of BGG?

I love 18xx/economic games, and 1844 is a real challenge.


10. Which game that is near the top of your "5 or more plays" list do you think will be the next to break into your "10 or more plays" list?

Arkham Horror
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92. Board Game: Cranium [Average Rating:5.74 Overall Rank:4164]
Tom
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Seattle
Washington
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1. What year do you own the most games from? Looks like 2005, with 112
2. From that year, what was your favorite game? Probably Manila
3. [W]hich designer have you given the highest average rating?
Francis Tresham 8.67
4. What is the average rating you've given to Reiner Knizia games? 7.10
5. What is your average rating for the following companies games:

A. Days of Wonder? 7.21
B. Fantasy Flight? 6.81
C. Hasbro? 5.61
D. Mayfair? 6.70
E. Rio Grande? 7.06
F. Z-Man? 7.54

6. What do you rank as the most overrated game? Cranium
7. Why do you think this game has been rated so much higher by the users of BGG? Dunno. I think it is pretty dumb, though.
8. What do you rank as the most underrated game? Atlantic Storm
9. Why do you think this game has been rated so much lower by the users of BGG? The rules were not easy to grasp on a casual reading. Also, is long out of print.
10. Which game that is near the top of your "5 or more plays" list do you think will be the next to break into your "10 or more plays" list? Excape
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93. Board Game: Tomb [Average Rating:6.37 Overall Rank:1676]
Jeff Inks
United States
Fayetteville
North Carolina
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1. 2004, I own 15
2. Heroscape
3. Kevin Wilson
4. 7
5.
A. Days of Wonder? 8.5
B. Fantasy Flight? 7.69
C. Hasbro? 6.62
D. Mayfair? 7.5
E. Rio Grande? 7.5
F. Z-Man? 8
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94. Board Game: The Great Dalmuti [Average Rating:6.55 Overall Rank:943]
Lori
United States
Durham
North Carolina
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1. What year do you own the most games from?
It's a tie: 2003 or 2004, both with 13.

2. From that year, what was your favorite game?
For 2003, Lunar Rails; for 2004, Scepter of Zavandor.

3. Only counting designers for which you own and have rated at least 3 games, which designer have you given the highest average rating?
Darwin Bromley = 8.33. But that's for designing three games in the same series, the crayon rail games.
The highest-rated designer with three unrelated games is Alan Moon = 7.64, but again, that's a whole bunch of Ticket to Ride.
The highest-rated designer with nothing but unrelated games is a tie between Bruno Cathala and Wolfgang Kramer, both at 7.

4. What is the average rating you've given to Reiner Knizia games?
6.82, but if someone took Quo Vadis off my hands, it would jump to 7.

5. Go back to the stats page and click on "Games Owned by Publisher." What is your average rating for the following companies games:

A. Days of Wonder? 7.73 for 11 games. Favorite: Gang of Four.
B. Fantasy Flight? 7 for 2 games. Favorite: Ingenious.
C. Hasbro? 7.4 for 10 games. Favorite: Taboo.
D. Mayfair? 7.5 for 20 games. Favorite: Iron Dragon.
E. Rio Grande? 7.18 for 34 games. Favorite: Dominion.
F. Z-Man? 8 for 4 games. Favorite: Scepter of Zavandor.

6. What do you rank as the most overrated game?
The Great Dalmuti. I give it a 1; the hive mind gives it a 6.422.

7. Why do you think this game has been rated so much higher by the users of BGG?
thumbsdown They mistakenly think of it as a game, even though it has no victory condition, and therefore I would argue that it isn't one (which is why I have given it my only "1" rating, even though it isn't the game I hate most).
thumbsdown It originated as a drinking game. People may have played it while drunk enough to think it was fun. Also, I have noticed that people who drink tend to be nostalgic about stuff they did while drunk.
thumbsdown It has lovely art on the cards. I actually don't think that is a big motivating factor for people, but it's the only nice thing I personally can think of to say about this game.
thumbsdown It gives people an opportunity to joke and make fun of each other.
thumbsdown Really, I have no idea. What is wrong with you all?

8. What do you rank as the most underrated game?
Backgammon. I give it a 10; the hive mind gives it a 6.38.

9. Why do you think this game has been rated so much lower by the users of BGG?
thumbsup It's an abstract, and those aren't the favorite flavor around here.
thumbsup It's many centuries old, and thus hardly what the cult of the new would consider the hotness.
thumbsup It's a 2-player game, also not the favorite flavor.
thumbsup Ignorance and bad taste, I guess. What's wrong with you guys again? (OK, just kidding--whatever lifts your luggage. But this is a great game.)

10. Which game that is near the top of your "5 or more plays" list do you think will be the next to break into your "10 or more plays" list?
That's a tough call. I'm going to say Black Vienna, which is pretty optimistic considering I've played this only 7 times and don't own it. But I'm gaming Friday at the house of the guy who does own it, so maybe it can get played. On the other hand, most of the other hardcore deduction fans won't be there, and I may be busy farming. But we'll probably also play it Monday (my turn to choose the games + the one guy who loathes deduction games won't be there = Black Vienna!). We'll see, it could happen.
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95. Board Game: The World Cup Game [Average Rating:7.05 Overall Rank:1205]
Jeffery Bowling
United States
San Francisco
California
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1. 2008

2. Dominion

3. Martin Wallace 8.50

4. 6.87

5.
A. Days of Wonder: 8.88
B. Fantasy Flight: 6.20
C. Hasbro: 5.64
D. Mayfair: 7.08
E. Rio Grande: 7.56
F. Z-Man: 7.81

6. Set

7. This is not a game. It is a mental exercise. This feels more like an SAT test section than a game.

8. The World Cup Game

9. I don't think many people have played it and it is a sports themed game.

10. Carson City. This is still a new game for us and I am sure will get to plays in the next week or two.
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96. Board Game: Legend of the Five Rings [Average Rating:7.10 Overall Rank:741]
Jack Bennett
United States
Rougemont
North Carolina
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1. What year do you own the most games from?

Who can tell? My RPGs are listed, too. From what I can see it's either 2005,06,07, or 08. I worked at a game store for a few years in there and the discount can really boost the ol' collection.

2. From that year, what was your favorite game?

Who am I playing with? What time is it? What have I had to drink? I find it almost impossible to answer favorite game questions. Espeically since I can't/won't nail down the year.

3. Only counting designers for which you own and have rated at least 3 games, which designer have you given the highest average rating?

That would be the world famous designer Uncredited at 8.2. His work has really kept me in entertainment for years. Other than that it's a multi-way tie at 8.0.

4. What is the average rating you've given to Reiner Knizia games?

The doc has a 7.68 from me.

5.What is your average rating for the following companies games:

A. Days of Wonder - 7.22
B. Fantasy Flight - 7.32
C. Hasbro - 6.25
D. Mayfair - 6
E. Rio Grande - 7.37
F. Z-Man - 7.5

6. What do you rank as the most overrated game?

Munchkin 2: Unnatural Axe

7. Why do you think this game has been rated so much higher by the users of BGG?

I honestly have no idea. I really despise Munchkin. It takes too long, if nothing else. I understand it's not supposed to be a brain burner, but there way too many good filler/party games to waste time on Munchkin. The jokes are funny once.

8. What do you rank as the most underrated game?

Legend of the Five Rings

9. Why do you think this game has been rated so much lower by the users of BGG?

BGGers don't like CCGs. It's a story I've made up, but I'm sticking with it.

10. Which game that is near the top of your "5 or more plays" list do you think will be the next to break into your "10 or more plays" list?

I stopped tracking plays, so this probably isn't accurate. Tichu (which is at the moment on the 5+ list) should be way beyond 10. I just got my first Crokinole board and it's probably JUST about to break 10.
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97. Board Game: Agricola [Average Rating:8.12 Overall Rank:6]
Skip Franklin
United States
Oklahoma City
OK
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Answer the following questions in your geeklist item:

1. 1977 is my special year.

2. My favorite game from that year is Cobra

3. The highest average rating for a game designer is Mark Simonitch with 8.33

4. I have not rated any Reiner Knizia games?

5. Go back to the stats page and click on "Games Owned by Publisher." What is your average rating for the following companies games:

A. Days of Wonder? No rated games.
B. Fantasy Flight? 6.67
C. Hasbro? 6.0
D. Mayfair? 6.33
E. Rio Grande? 6.8
F. Z-Man? No rated games.

6. I rank the most overrated game is Agricola.

7. I don't know. I just get a headache when I play this game. Never again I say.

8. The most underrated game is Ardennes '44.

9. It is rated lower because the game was a little too hard for them, especially the stacking rules. They should stick with Axis & Allies.

10. Boggle is my nickel that is most likely to jump into the dime section.
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98. Board Game: Guderian's Blitzkrieg [Average Rating:6.85 Overall Rank:3918]
Max Coffey
Canada
Victoria
British Columbia
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What year do you own the most games from?
I own 30 games from 1992. Several years are close, but that is the year of plenty.

From that year, what was your favorite game?
With the benefit of hind sight, it appears to be Guderian’s Blitzkrieg.

Only counting designers for which you own and have rated at least 3 games, which designer have you given the highest average rating?
Dean Essig 8.59

What is the average rating you've given to Reiner Knizia games?
N/A I don’t own ANY of his games.

What is your average rating for the following companies games:

A. Days of Wonder? N/A
B. Fantasy Flight? 6.5
C. Hasbro? 3.45
D. Mayfair? 9.0
E. Rio Grande? N/A
F. Z-Man? N/A

What do you rank as the most overrated game?
Settlers of Cataan

Why do you think this game has been rated so much higher by the users of BGG?
Maybe I just don’t “get it”, but some people like boring random puzzles.

What do you rank as the most underrated game?
Hube’s Pocket.

Why do you think this game has been rated so much lower by the users of BGG?
I really like what this game brought together and played with v4.0. rules it’s a playable chaotic east front fest. My tastes just don’t run in the majority.

Which game that is near the top of your "5 or more plays" list do you think will be the next to break into your "10 or more plays" list?
Red Dragon Inn

It has been confirmed. I’m a grognard. No apologies. Except I get to play Fiona.
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99. Board Game: Scrabble [Average Rating:6.36 Overall Rank:1143]
James Lowry
United States
Sunnyvale
California
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1. Including all the stuff from RPGG, 1987 at 35 items.
BGG only: 1992 at 9 (1987 drops off to 6)

(I also note that I have at least one BGG item per year from 1975 to 2010).

2. Croix de Guerre: ASL Module 10 - ASL, with some particularly fine scenarios.

3. Richard H. Berg, average 8, with straight 8s for Onward, Christian Soldiers (the first game I preordered), Successors, andCarthage: The First Punic War.

Honorable mention to Richard Borg, with an even 8, but it's one game and two expansions.

4. Who? (Well, I know the name, but I don't think I've seen any of his games off the store shelf.)

5. A, B, C, E & F - See answer to #4.
D - Mayfair: The only game from them I own is Red Star Falling...which I've never played, so I haven't rated it. The Mayfair Cosmic Encounter and crayon rails games get good/decent ratings from me, but I've never owned any of them.

6. Scrabble: 2 - 6.370 = Δ4.37

7. There apparently exist a fair number of people who, when confronted with a random assortment of letters, can pull words out of them. When given a word, I can spell it, but it doesn't work in reverse for me, so this and Boggle (Δ4.09) are little but torture for me.

8. Victory in the Pacific: 10 - 6.565 = Δ3.43

9. As a 33 year old game (yikes...!), a lot of people here haven't even heard of it (true average rating is 7.03). I consider it to be one of the finest lightweight 'design for effect' games, and is the only 10 I currently give out.

10. Onward, Christian Soldiers: Currently at nine plays, I haven't even played the fourth scenario yet (Third Crusade where Barbarossa lives), and I've only played the First Crusade with three, four, or five players, and would like to try it with two or six (seven would be good, but our group hasn't expanded to that yet). So it is only a matter of time before it hits 10.

10a. ASL Annual '91: I've played eight scenarios, one twice, giving me nine plays for this issue. Considering that I definitely want to try "Beachhead at Ozereyka Bay", and "On the Road to Andalsnes" at some point, I should be getting a 10th at some point (may take longer to get around to than Onward though).
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100. Board Game: Beowulf: The Legend [Average Rating:6.44 Overall Rank:1296]
A. B. West
United States
Beech Grove
Indiana
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1. What year do you own the most games from?
2009. Good Grief! I'm in the cult of the new! Must be the constant warbling mantra and drug induced incense sticks - I didn't even know I was a card carrying member. What's that? You don't know about the mantra and smoking sticks? Hmm. Maybe it's just my local chapter....

2. From that year, what was your favorite game?
According to my ratings, it's Vasco da Gama. But over time, I suspect it's going to be Steam.

3. Which designer have you given the highest average rating?
Alan R. Moon at 7.88 - rating 4 games. Hey, I really respect (and love) Ticket to Ride. I open every conversation in the cafeteria with it. "Hey! That tuna sandwich looks tasty - have you ever played Ticket to Ride?"

4. What is the average rating you've given to Reiner Knizia games?
5.6. Not a big fan. He cranks out games - most of which I don't care for. Obvious exceptions: Ra and T&E.

5. What is your average rating for the following companies games:
A. Days of Wonder? 7.83 (but it doesn't consider games I don't own).
B. Fantasy Flight? 6.75
C. Hasbro? 5.67
D. Mayfair? 7.12
E. Rio Grande? 7.46
F. Z-Man? 6.75

6. What do you rank as the most overrated game?
Beowulf: The Legend - one of my most hated games and a wretched waste of time. The winner was determined completely (I mean *completely*) by luck. There's no defense for this in my opinion. There might be some better game experience in there, but for now, I'm loathe to play it again. Too many definitely better games to play.

7. Why do you think this game has been rated so much higher by the users of BGG?
They've been struck in the head with a heavy blunt object.

8. What do you rank as the most underrated game?
Nothing! My stats page is blank. Is that bad?

9. Why do you think this game has been rated so much lower by the users of BGG?
Ibid.

10. Which game that is near the top of your "5 or more plays" list do you think will be the next to break into your "10 or more plays" list?
PitchCar is at 8 - and I'm anxious to play it again. But if I start logging all my Unpublished Prototype plays, it would easily rise to the most played game I have.



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