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Best of the Best Dex Games

I really enjoy dexterity games and here's my chart toppers so far.

In order from #1 to #21. Below that are ones I haven't played but would like to. They may well make the list in the future.
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1. Board Game: Crokinole [Average Rating:7.81 Overall Rank:40]
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The favourite. I can't get enough. Shame I don't have the cash and space for my own board.

Found some cash and got myself a board. Just need to find space now.... gulp

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2. Board Game: Tumblin-Dice [Average Rating:7.14 Overall Rank:474]
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Simple and it works really well.

Edit: Got my own copy!

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3. Board Game: Carrom [Average Rating:7.04 Overall Rank:865]
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Under-rated and lesser known than crokinole. Just as good.
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4. Board Game: Flicochet [Average Rating:7.06 Overall Rank:3895]
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This is likely to be known as crokinole in your pocket. And for a good reason, but in some ways it is far more versatile than crokinole - and I don't just mean portability.
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5. Board Game: Jungle Speed [Average Rating:6.65 Overall Rank:763]
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Glorfied snap for sure but whatever, I like it.
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6. Board Game: Mini Make 'N' Break [Average Rating:5.94 Overall Rank:5576]
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For me this is the best of the Make 'n' Break series. (Granted I haven't played challenge or junior yet).
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7. Board Game: WeyKick [Average Rating:6.98 Overall Rank:1767]
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This looks right up my alley and after seeing Tom's video of it, I'm keen to have a crack at this.



Edit: Played! A great two player dex game! Magnetic football that is fast and fun. Easy to learn and not to hard to master. Lots of laugh to be had.

 
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8. Board Game: Pack & Stack [Average Rating:6.44 Overall Rank:1259]
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Oh the irony, a game labled pack & stack, about efficient packing, packaged in such an inefficient manner. Still a bit of fun though.
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9. Board Game: Gulo Gulo [Average Rating:6.90 Overall Rank:637]
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Another kids game. I can see my little girl getting into this one (and her reluctant dad also).

Update: Played. This is excellent! Don't take it too seriously. I can see this one being bought for the kids in the next year or two. Does everything a kids dex game should.

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10. Board Game: Bausack [Average Rating:6.91 Overall Rank:589]
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Great game of tactics and dexterity. There is a shortage of tactics in the games on this list. This one has it in spades. The tension!

 
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11. Board Game: Villa Paletti [Average Rating:6.50 Overall Rank:1043]
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Not sure this was SdJ worthy but it is a decent game.
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12. Board Game: Hamsterrolle [Average Rating:6.87 Overall Rank:841]
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How cool does this thing look? Chaos on a table!


Edit: Played! It is cool, but it isn't chaotic. It's very well thought out and there is a little strategy to it. Played twice. Must get it on the table again.

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13. Board Game: Click Clack Lumberjack [Average Rating:6.59 Overall Rank:1099]
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The idea is simple and with the right group, it goes down a treat. Lots of fun, groans and laughs.
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14. Board Game: Dancing Eggs [Average Rating:6.54 Overall Rank:1281]
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Laughs a-plently for sure.

Edit: played! And how. This is as fun as I thought it would be.
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15. Board Game: Lakota [Average Rating:6.27 Overall Rank:3264]
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Visious dex strategy game. Make a mistake in placement and hand a lead to your opponent(s). Make a mistage and bump something and hand a lead to your opponent(s). Get on a role and jump ahead. Fun in a nervous stress kind of way.
 
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16. Board Game: Animal Upon Animal [Average Rating:6.91 Overall Rank:577]
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Own it but haven't yet played it.

Played. What a simple and fun game. It's still a bit beyond my little girl for the moment but I can see her loving this in 12 months time. I can see why it has the rep it does.



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17. Board Game: Sorry! Sliders [Average Rating:6.48 Overall Rank:1065]
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Curling without the ice and brooms right?

Update: got it, played it. It is a lot of fun (as expected) and I like the various scoring boards that come with the game and also the choice of setups. Very flexible. I'm concerned about it's replayability - time will tell.

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18. Board Game: Loopin' Louie [Average Rating:6.98 Overall Rank:430]
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Yes it's a kids game - but how fun is it?
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19. Board Game: Hula Hippos [Average Rating:6.18 Overall Rank:3005]
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What's not to like? A spinning wooden hoop and hippo flicking - great idea!

Update: Tried it, liked it. It's harder than it looks, but just has fun. It's quite rewarding to actually score.

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20. Board Game: Elk Fest [Average Rating:6.20 Overall Rank:1898]
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For the most part the Kosmos two-player series hasn't let me down. I'm sure this is a fine game.

Update: Played.

My comment (from another of my GL's:Project: Kosmos ~ Playing Through Every Game in the Kosmos 2 Player Game Series)

"An interesting little flicking game that seems to me to be out of place in this line up. I like it but not as much as other flicking games like (Crokinole, Carrom or Flicochet) mostly because this game penalises players who knock off opponents whereas other games reward such play. It's more subtle in that way, and I'm not sure that's a good thing."

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21. Board Game: Make 'n' Break Extreme [Average Rating:5.92 Overall Rank:4994]
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This one brings something a little different to the series.
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22. Board Game: PitchCar [Average Rating:7.23 Overall Rank:253]
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Hereafter: games I haven't played that are at the top of my dex games 'must play' list. They are here in no particular order.

Looks like the sort of game I'll love. (See the top four games on this list all are flicking games).
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23. Board Game: Catacombs [Average Rating:7.20 Overall Rank:450]
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I've her mixed things about this and having seen a review I'm not sure it'll work for me, but hey, there's flicking involved so it can't be all bad, right?
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24. Board Game: A la carte [Average Rating:6.53 Overall Rank:1110]
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Now it's on the SdJ short list it has to go on this list also.
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25. Board Game: Ascending Empires [Average Rating:7.24 Overall Rank:477]
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I really, really want to play this. Hopefully soon...

Still sitting in the unplayed pile.

 
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