A, B, C . . . 1, 1, 1, -- An Alphabetical #1 List
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I thought it would be interesting to see what the #1 game was by letter (and figured it would be a good chance to check out some games I've never played/seen/heard of before). Of course, a couple of caveats are in order. I used the alphabetization (is that even a word?) used in the BGG database, and used the English version of games since I speak English. Not saying its right, but its my list and my other languages are pretty rusty. Feel free to comment and I hope you learn about a new game.
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1. Board Game: Age of Steam Expansion #1: England & Ireland [Average Rating:8.05 Unranked] [Average Rating:8.05 Unranked]
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I tried to avoid expansions on this list, but 2 of them made it anyway. I didn't feel bad about this one, since it is listed as #13 overall, and the original Age of Steam is #14.
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2. Board Game: Bonaparte at Marengo [Average Rating:7.39 Overall Rank:1381]
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I've been wanting to play this game, but keeping missing out. It is a priority for me at Unity Games X (v.2) coming up in January.
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3. Board Game: Caylus [Average Rating:7.81 Overall Rank:48]
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The new kid on the block with a jet pack up to #2 over-all. Not my top-rated "C" game (we are very fond of our Carcassonne universe in my house), but then again I haven't played it yet, so time will tell. Hopefully will be playing this in a couple of weeks.
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4. Board Game: Downtown: Air War Over Hanoi, 1965-1972 [Average Rating:7.85 Overall Rank:2046]
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I saw this game at WBC this summer, very nice looking game. Would love to play, but haven't been able to convince any of my cronies to buy/play it yet.
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5. Board Game: Tigris & Euphrates [Average Rating:7.71 Overall Rank:72]
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"E" wins 2nd place as the power letter, with 3 games in the top 15 (the other 2 are El Grande #6 and Europe Engulfed #15). Of course, if I went with Tigris and Euphrates, then T would be the 2st place winner, and "E" would be an honorable mention, but I digress. I have this one sitting on the shelf, still in the shrink. It was supposed to get christened at the original Unity Games X, but it is looking like it will lose its shrink in January now.
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6. Board Game: Friedrich [Average Rating:7.56 Overall Rank:530]
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I wasn't surprised to find this at the top of the "F" list, because I've heard and read a lot of great things about this game, but haven't played it yet.
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7. Board Game: A Game of Thrones: A Clash of Kings Expansion [Average Rating:7.82 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.82 Unranked]
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The 3rd place finisher, "G" placed 3 games in the top 20 (Go at #16, Goa at #18). It was kind of hard to pick this one over Go, which is such a classic, but the geeks have spoken and thus it must be writ.
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8. Board Game: Hannibal: Rome vs. Carthage [Average Rating:7.81 Overall Rank:170]
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Saw this played at WBC, would love to try it but I have four kids and a mortgage, so it will have to wait. Great game -- how about a reprint somebody??
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9. Board Game: Ingenious [Average Rating:7.14 Overall Rank:359]
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This was a game I didn't know anything about, and I am very interested in checking it out having researched this list.
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10. Board Game: Jambo [Average Rating:7.03 Overall Rank:550] [Average Rating:7.03 Unranked]
 
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Another game I saw at WBC, but haven't really had a chance to thoroughly check out.
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11. Board Game: Keythedral [Average Rating:7.07 Overall Rank:773]
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I love the pieces in this game -- haven't played it but want to buy it just for the beautiful bits!
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12. Board Game: Lord of the Rings: The Confrontation [Average Rating:7.21 Overall Rank:449]
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I love LotR, but I can not for the life of me get my buddies to play any game with a LotR theme. Hmmn, may have to try one of the other game groups . . .
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13. Board Game: Die Macher [Average Rating:7.63 Overall Rank:221]
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The letter "M" gets an honorable mention, with 2 entries in the top 25 (the other being Memoir 44 at #21, which is my favorite "M" game). I have heard about this game, but I have worked in government and gone through the whole election thing in real life, several times so the game doesn't really appeal to me. Kind of like being a lawyer, and not liking cheesy, soap opera law shows on TV (oh yeah, that's me, too).
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14. Board Game: Netrunner [Average Rating:7.45 Overall Rank:648]
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As far as I can tell, this is the only CCG (or is it TCG, or whatever) on the list.
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15. Board Game: Odin's Ravens [Average Rating:6.67 Overall Rank:1200]
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Another game I have heard good things about, and one that looks like it would appeal to the meeple lovers in my house. A game that has been added to my wish list as a result of this list.
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16. Board Game: Puerto Rico [Average Rating:8.04 Overall Rank:20]
 
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THE CHAMPION!! Not only does the letter "P" boast the #1 ranked game on the 'geek, it has 4 games in the top 10! Power Grid #4, Princes of Florence #5 and Paths of Glory #10. If you had to pick one letter to get all of your games from, this is probably the one.
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17. Board Game: Quarto [Average Rating:6.86 Overall Rank:861]
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I'm not a huge fan of serious abstracts, but this is a cool looking game.
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18. Board Game: Ra [Average Rating:7.47 Overall Rank:143]
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RA! RA! RA!
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19. Board Game: Catan [Average Rating:7.19 Overall Rank:323] [Average Rating:7.19 Unranked]
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I still haven't played this game! Must . . . play . . . soon . . .
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20. Board Game: Twilight Imperium (Third Edition) [Average Rating:7.87 Overall Rank:53]
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Another honorable mention, with 2 top 25 winners (the other being Ticket to Ride-Europe at 25), and could have been a contender if Tigris had stood up to Euphrates. Oh, well . . . This game looks incredible, but after burning out on Risk 2210 I can't convince my buddies to play anything sci-fi related right now. Sigh . . . that really is tragic.
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21. Board Game: Up Front [Average Rating:7.84 Overall Rank:435]
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Another game crying out for a re-print. I still love playing Squad Leader (gotta love VASSAL), and I loved this game back in the day, but my copy is gone, so . . . isn't that the way it goes?
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22. Board Game: Verräter [Average Rating:6.72 Overall Rank:1498]
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Another interesting find in my quest for the alphabetical #1 list. I am intrigued by this game, and will continue my research . . .
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23. Board Game: Wallenstein (first edition) [Average Rating:7.49 Overall Rank:399]
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Our 4th place finisher, off the medal stand but good enough for a plaque, the wonderful whacky "W" has 3 games in the top 25 (War of the Ring #11, Warmachine #24). I would like to try this game, based on the reviews I've read here on BGG -- making it a priority for the new year to find someone with a copy and learn how to play.
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24. Board Game: X-Bugs [Average Rating:6.37 Overall Rank:3936]
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The lowest over-all rating of the #1s, this game nonetheless looks entertaining. Don't think I will be going out of my way looking for it, though.
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25. Board Game: YINSH [Average Rating:7.68 Overall Rank:157] [Average Rating:7.68 Unranked]
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Played this at WBC, and although I'm not a huge fan of abstracts, it is a very visually appealing and esthetic game. I know a lot of people complain about pasted on themes, but I need a little something more than this to stimulate my senses.
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