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The Optimum Game Selection Tool v2.0
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A lot of people found the original version of this geeklist very useful, you can see it here:
The Optimum Game Selection Tool

The core purpose of the list was to choose the optimum games to play on game night taking into account the number of players you have available, the type of game they want to play and the weight of the game they want to play.
Of course it can also be used to decide the best games to buy for your group.

I decided that it would be good idea to update the geeklist making the most of the updated information on BGG. I also wanted to add a list of games for each entry rather than just one. This version aligns game type with the BGG subdomains. It also uses updated user inputs in terms of game ranks, weight and optimum number of players polls.

Weight is a relative term. I have used BGG weight ratings, but have adjusted them by subdomain so that there were almost equal groups in Light, Medium and Heavy for that subdomain.
This means that a game could be categorised as both a Heavy Family game and also a Light Strategy game or Light Wargame.

Childrens games are split by age group using the BGG recommended age group polls, not weight, as they would otherwise all be Light! This means that if you are looking for games for a four year old you'd probably want to look in both the "3 years and up" and "4 years and up" sections.

If you think a really good game for an entry is missing then feel free to add a comment to that entry

If you find an incorrect or broken link then please geekmail me rather than adding a comment which will still be there after the link is fixed. There are a lot of links here!

Have Patience after clicking the links - they will take you to the geeklist entry eventually!
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26. Board Game: Kids Rule! [Average Rating:4.50 Unranked]
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4 Player Childrens Game

Aged 3 and up? go to 118

Aged 4 and up? go to 119

Aged 5 and up? go to 120

Aged 6 and up? go to 121
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27. Board Game: Collect [Average Rating:4.94 Unranked]
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4 Player Customizable Game

Medium? go to 122

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28. Board Game: Family Affair [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
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4 Player Family Game

Light? go to 124

Medium? go to 125

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29. Board Game: The Party Game [Average Rating:3.50 Unranked]
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4 Player Party Game

Light? go to 127

Medium? go to 128
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30. Board Game: Strategy [Average Rating:6.92 Unranked]
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4 Player Strategy Game

Light? go to 129

Medium? go to 130

Heavy? go to 131

Very Heavy? go to 132
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31. Board Game: Tell-A-Story [Average Rating:4.27 Unranked]
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4 Player Thematic Game

Light? go to 133

Medium? go to 134

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32. Board Game: Wargame [Average Rating:6.50 Unranked]
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4 Player War Game

Light? go to 136

Medium? go to 137

Heavy? go to 138

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33. Board Game: Abstracts [Average Rating:6.44 Unranked]
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5 Player Abstract Game

Light? go to 140

Medium? go to 141
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34. Board Game: Kids Rule! [Average Rating:4.50 Unranked]
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5 Player Childrens Game

Aged 4 and up? go to 142

Aged 5 and up? go to 143

Aged 6 and up? go to 144
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35. Board Game: Collect [Average Rating:4.94 Unranked]
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5 Player Customizable Game

Light? go to 145

Medium? go to 146

Heavy? go to 147
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36. Board Game: Family Affair [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
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5 Player Family Game

Light? go to 148

Medium? go to 149

Heavy? go to 150
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37. Board Game: The Party Game [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
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5 Player Party Game

Light? go to 151

Medium? go to 152
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38. Board Game: Strategy [Average Rating:6.92 Unranked]
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5 Player Strategy Game

Light? go to 153

Medium? go to 154

Heavy? go to 155

Very Heavy? go to 156
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39. Board Game: Tell-A-Story [Average Rating:4.27 Unranked]
Tony Ackroyd
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5 Player Thematic Game

Light? go to 157

Medium? go to 158

Heavy? go to 159
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40. Board Game: Wargame [Average Rating:6.50 Unranked]
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5 Player War Game

Light? go to 160

Medium? go to 161

Heavy? go to 162

Very Heavy? go to 163
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41. Board Game: Abstracts [Average Rating:6.44 Unranked]
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6 Player Abstract Game

Light? go to 164

Medium? go to 165
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42. Board Game: Kids Rule! [Average Rating:4.50 Unranked]
Tony Ackroyd
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6 Player Childrens Game

Aged 4 and up? go to 166

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43. Board Game: Collect [Average Rating:4.94 Unranked]
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6 Player Customizable Game

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44. Board Game: Family Affair [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
Tony Ackroyd
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6 Player Family Game

Light? go to 169

Medium? go to 170

Heavy? go to 171
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45. Board Game: The Party Game [Average Rating:3.50 Unranked]
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6 Player Party Game

Light? go to 172

Medium? go to 173
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46. Board Game: Strategy [Average Rating:6.92 Unranked]
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6 Player Strategy Game

Light? go to 174

Medium? go to 175

Heavy? go to 176

Very Heavy? go to 177
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47. Board Game: Tell-A-Story [Average Rating:4.27 Unranked]
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6 Player Thematic Game

Light? go to 178

Medium? go to 179

Heavy? go to 180
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48. Board Game: Wargame [Average Rating:6.50 Unranked]
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6 Player War Game

Light? go to 181

Medium? go to 182

Heavy? go to 183

Very Heavy? go to 184
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49. Board Game: Abstracts [Average Rating:6.44 Unranked]
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7 or more Player Abstract Game

Light? go to 185

Medium? go to 186
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50. Board Game: Kids Rule! [Average Rating:4.50 Unranked]
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7 or more Player Childrens Game

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