A little less FAT, but still beautiful: Highly Rated games weighing 3.5>3.99
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http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/78285

...just a little lighter: game weight 3.5 > 3.99

About half are wargames; some real gems. Was surprised to see so few wargames make this list.

Only 83 met the criteria: 100 ratings..7.00 or higher, 30 game weight ratings 3.5>3.99

This, plus the 33 pure fatso's (4.00 game weight+) from the other list, give us only 116 heavy weight games that also get a 7+ rating.

On this list, 59 of the games were published in the year 2000 or later...only 12 from the 90s..a dozen from the days of yore. Games getting heavier? Nah, just the frickin cult of the new at play. BGG needs a by date of publish muffler (newer games get an automatic whack in their rating).
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1. Board Game: Agricola [Average Rating:8.12 Overall Rank:6]
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A euro leading the list? WTF?
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2. Board Game: Tigris & Euphrates [Average Rating:7.76 Overall Rank:33]
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...it's looking like a parade of euros
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3. Board Game: Caylus [Average Rating:7.90 Overall Rank:20]
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...another one...
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4. Board Game: StarCraft: The Board Game [Average Rating:7.35 Overall Rank:239]
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All hail ameritrash.
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5. Board Game: Le Havre [Average Rating:7.99 Overall Rank:15]
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More euro...
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6. Board Game: Runewars [Average Rating:7.77 Overall Rank:73]
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Fantasy strikes.
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7. Board Game: Age of Steam [Average Rating:7.73 Overall Rank:61]
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RAIL!
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8. Board Game: Stronghold [Average Rating:7.36 Overall Rank:300]
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Keep hearing good things about this one.
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9. Board Game: Brass [Average Rating:8.03 Overall Rank:16]
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...what da...more euro
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10. Board Game: Sid Meier's Civilization: The Board Game [Average Rating:7.58 Overall Rank:89]
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Build an empire.
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11. Board Game: Paths of Glory [Average Rating:8.04 Overall Rank:45]
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Finally, a wargame :-)
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12. Board Game: Imperial [Average Rating:7.66 Overall Rank:80]
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13. Board Game: Dominant Species [Average Rating:7.90 Overall Rank:23]
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14. Board Game: Descent: The Road to Legend [Average Rating:8.05 Unranked] [Average Rating:8.05 Unranked]
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15. Board Game: Earth Reborn [Average Rating:7.85 Overall Rank:122]
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16. Board Game: Struggle of Empires [Average Rating:7.54 Overall Rank:190]
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Fun multiplayer empire game. Not many that are decent and beefy.
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17. Board Game: Civilization [Average Rating:7.53 Overall Rank:136]
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Classic.
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18. Board Game: Europe Engulfed [Average Rating:7.57 Overall Rank:489]
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Blocks.
 
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19. Board Game: Eclipse [Average Rating:8.08 Overall Rank:10]
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20. Board Game: Automobile [Average Rating:7.41 Overall Rank:195]
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21. Board Game: Fields of Fire [Average Rating:7.49 Overall Rank:980]
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Been stumbling across this one lately.

And a chart comparing FoF with the other WW2 tactical games:

 
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22. Board Game: Reef Encounter [Average Rating:7.19 Overall Rank:316]
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23. Board Game: Advanced Civilization [Average Rating:8.02 Unranked] [Average Rating:8.02 Unranked]
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24. Board Game: Battles of Napoleon: The Eagle and the Lion [Average Rating:7.43 Overall Rank:1931]
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25. Board Game: Rise of Empires [Average Rating:7.17 Overall Rank:537]
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