2017 People's Choice Top 100 Solo Games (100-1) +(101-200) Bonus
Kevin Erskine
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For the last three years the 1-Player Guild has run the People's Choice Top 100 Solo games. It has been a lot of fun to vote and discover the list together. So we're back again.

We apologize right up front for any damage to your wallets because of this list.
(I was told it was mandatory to make this warning bigger).

People submitted up to 20 games ranked from 1-20. #1 gets 20 points, #2=19 ... The only restriction we made was that the game had to be a physical game you enjoyed playing solo. It could be a true solo game, a co-op game, a multi-player game where you played multiple sides, print and play, official and unofficial variants ... You get the idea. Anything except strictly electronic variants like ios solo implementations that allow you to play the game in a way the physical game wouldn't honestly get played solo. (e.g. if they provide an AI).

We had 85 people participate the first year and this year it has swelled to 477!, producing a list of 813 unique games. There were a total of 8030 votes up from 6028 last year(not everyone had 20 games).

We treated most standalone games as a single entry. The only exception to this is that I put all entries for a game under the latest version. So for example, all votes for Runebound (2nd or 3rd Ed.) were just called Runebound regardless of the version.

The bottom line to all of this is that we wanted to do it simply for the fun of it. So if you want to claim that the list is invalid for whatever reason, you're wrong! We're having fun.

Please check back or subscribe while I update this over the next couple of weeks to count down from 100 down to 1. I'll also add some extras at the end, so expect a bit more after we get to #1.

I highly encourage people to add comments to the games as they're revealed. I'm sure we'd all like to know what makes it one of your top games. It also serves as a great resource for people looking to get into solo play. Many of us refer people to the list all year.

There were ties along the way. The tie breakers this year went to Lowest Average Vote, # of votes, Highest Rank, Most #1 Votes then I just broke the tie and noted it.

One last point. I'd strongly encourage everyone interested in solo gaming to visit and join the 1-Player Guild. It's a fantastic group of friendly people, easily one of the most positive group of people I've ever had the pleasure of associating with on the internet.

I'll release the entire list in a spreadsheet at the end. And if I made mistakes along the way, go back to the initial goal of all of this (to have fun) and forgive me. I type in every entry and it fills in the names. Sometimes I missed that it selected the wrong game. I apologize up front if I made a mistake. As I've mentioned many times already. This is just for fun!!

Morten Monrad Pedersen does a fun, trash talking contest to go along with the reveal, feel free to join in. The People’s Choice Top 100 Solo Games Meta-Contest

Note: I always get asked. The s represent the number of #1 votes.
Note2: I enter every game. Inevitably there could be typing errors. I caught one this morning which made a difference in a game's ranking, but I can't double check 8030 entries. I do make sure that what I typed actually matches a game.

Last year Mage Knight was supposed to be dethroned, so is this the year The King falls? Let's find out!

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As requested, here are the previous years lists:
2014 People's Choice Top 100 Solo Games
2015 People's Choice Top 100 Solo Games
2016 People's Choice Top 100 Solo Games (+)

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I was fortunate to partake in the Every Night is Game Night podcast:

Part 1:
http://boardgamersanonymous.com/engn-episode-64-peoples-choi...

Part 2:
http://tableforone.libsyn.com/engn-episode-65-top-100-people...

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Full list: http://erskweb.com/BGG_Solo_2017.xlsx
List of all votes: http://erskweb.com/2017_Votes.xlsx
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Voting for 2018 is underway:
https://boardgamegeek.com/article/30124035#30124035
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1. Board Game: Russian Railroads added by kerskine on 2017-11-30 07:45:18
2. Board Game: Thunderstone Advance: Towers of Ruin added by kerskine on 2017-12-04 09:33:57
3. Board Game: Fields of Fire added by kerskine on 2017-12-04 09:41:44
4. Board Game: The Dresden Files Cooperative Card Game added by kerskine on 2017-12-04 10:07:25
5. Board Game: Space Cadets: Away Missions added by kerskine on 2017-12-04 10:10:11
6. Board Game: Coffee Roaster added by kerskine on 2017-12-04 10:10:45
7. Board Game: Space Empires: 4X added by kerskine on 2017-12-04 10:11:10
8. Board Game: Ottoman Sunset: The Great War in the Near East 1914-1918 added by kerskine on 2017-12-04 10:11:38
9. Board Game: The Castles of Burgundy: The Card Game added by kerskine on 2017-12-04 10:12:16
10. Board Game: Clank!: A Deck-Building Adventure added by kerskine on 2017-12-04 10:13:10
11. Board Game: FUSE added by kerskine on 2017-12-05 06:02:01
12. Board Game: Forbidden Desert added by kerskine on 2017-12-05 06:02:57
13. Board Game: Orléans added by kerskine on 2017-12-05 06:03:16
14. Board Game: Nautilion added by kerskine on 2017-12-05 06:03:43
15. Board Game: Walnut Grove added by kerskine on 2017-12-05 06:04:03
16. Board Game: Clans of Caledonia added by kerskine on 2017-12-05 06:04:20
17. Board Game: Forbidden Island added by kerskine on 2017-12-05 06:04:38
18. Board Game: Labyrinth: The War on Terror, 2001 – ? added by kerskine on 2017-12-05 06:05:00
19. Board Game: First Martians: Adventures on the Red Planet added by kerskine on 2017-12-05 06:05:21
20. Board Game: Suburbia added by kerskine on 2017-12-05 06:05:41
21. Board Game: Merchants & Marauders added by kerskine on 2017-12-06 05:59:20
22. Board Game: The Colonists added by kerskine on 2017-12-06 05:59:41
24. Board Game: Limes added by kerskine on 2017-12-06 06:02:38
25. Board Game: Pandemic: The Cure added by kerskine on 2017-12-06 06:04:07
26. Board Game: Rallyman added by kerskine on 2017-12-06 06:04:26
27. Board Game: La Granja added by kerskine on 2017-12-06 06:04:52
28. Board Game: Pandemic: Iberia added by kerskine on 2017-12-06 06:05:17
29. Board Game: Lewis & Clark: The Expedition added by kerskine on 2017-12-06 06:05:38
30. Board Game: Deep Space D-6 added by kerskine on 2017-12-06 06:06:02
31. Board Game: Star Trek: Frontiers added by kerskine on 2017-12-07 06:06:34
32. Board Game: Nations added by kerskine on 2017-12-07 06:06:53
33. Board Game: Mistfall added by kerskine on 2017-12-07 06:07:32
35. Board Game: Zombicide: Black Plague added by kerskine on 2017-12-07 06:08:38
36. Board Game: D-Day at Omaha Beach added by kerskine on 2017-12-07 06:09:01
37. Board Game: Legends of Andor added by kerskine on 2017-12-07 06:09:25
38. Board Game: Apex Theropod Deck-Building Game added by kerskine on 2017-12-07 06:09:44
39. Board Game: Navajo Wars added by kerskine on 2017-12-07 06:10:07
40. Board Game: Burgle Bros. added by kerskine on 2017-12-07 06:10:28
41. Board Game: Thunderbolt Apache Leader added by kerskine on 2017-12-08 05:56:52
42. Board Game: Comanchería: The Rise and Fall of the Comanche Empire added by kerskine on 2017-12-08 05:57:11
43. Board Game: Shadows of Brimstone: City of the Ancients added by kerskine on 2017-12-08 05:57:58
44. Board Game: Castellion added by kerskine on 2017-12-08 05:58:50
45. Board Game: Hoplomachus: Origins added by kerskine on 2017-12-08 05:59:27
46. Board Game: Star Realms added by kerskine on 2017-12-08 06:01:21
47. Board Game: Oh My Goods! added by kerskine on 2017-12-08 06:02:01
48. Board Game: Tiny Epic Galaxies added by kerskine on 2017-12-08 06:02:26
49. Board Game: Descent: Journeys in the Dark (Second Edition) added by kerskine on 2017-12-08 06:02:43
50. Board Game: Warhammer Quest: The Adventure Card Game added by kerskine on 2017-12-08 06:03:00
51. Board Game: Freedom: The Underground Railroad added by kerskine on 2017-12-11 05:53:07
52. Board Game: The Lost Expedition added by kerskine on 2017-12-11 05:53:34
53. Board Game: Leaving Earth added by kerskine on 2017-12-11 05:53:56
54. Board Game: Ghost Stories added by kerskine on 2017-12-11 05:54:21
55. Board Game: Flash Point: Fire Rescue added by kerskine on 2017-12-11 05:54:47
56. Board Game: Baseball Highlights: 2045 added by kerskine on 2017-12-11 05:55:12
57. Board Game: Glass Road added by kerskine on 2017-12-11 05:55:44
58. Board Game: Runebound (Third Edition) added by kerskine on 2017-12-11 05:56:10
60. Board Game: Roll Player added by kerskine on 2017-12-11 05:57:06
61. Board Game: Agricola added by kerskine on 2017-12-12 05:57:02
62. Board Game: Gears of War: The Board Game added by kerskine on 2017-12-12 05:57:25
63. Board Game: Sylvion added by kerskine on 2017-12-12 05:57:42
64. Board Game: Spirit Island added by kerskine on 2017-12-12 05:58:00
65. Board Game: Snowdonia added by kerskine on 2017-12-12 05:58:20
66. Board Game: Fields of Arle added by kerskine on 2017-12-12 05:58:48
67. Board Game: Aeon's End added by kerskine on 2017-12-12 05:59:08
68. Board Game: Gloom of Kilforth: A Fantasy Quest Game added by kerskine on 2017-12-12 05:59:27
69. Board Game: Imperial Settlers added by kerskine on 2017-12-12 05:59:50
70. Board Game: Dawn of the Zeds (Third edition) added by kerskine on 2017-12-12 06:00:09
71. Board Game: This War of Mine: The Board Game added by kerskine on 2017-12-13 05:57:15
72. Board Game: Mansions of Madness: Second Edition added by kerskine on 2017-12-13 05:57:36
73. Board Game: Hostage Negotiator added by kerskine on 2017-12-13 05:57:56
74. Board Game: Kingdom Death: Monster added by kerskine on 2017-12-13 05:58:20
75. Board Game: Arkham Horror added by kerskine on 2017-12-13 05:58:41
76. Board Game: A Feast for Odin added by kerskine on 2017-12-13 05:59:02
77. Board Game: Sentinels of the Multiverse added by kerskine on 2017-12-13 05:59:21
78. Board Game: Elder Sign added by kerskine on 2017-12-13 05:59:43
79. Board Game: The 7th Continent added by kerskine on 2017-12-13 06:00:01
80. Board Game: One Deck Dungeon added by kerskine on 2017-12-13 06:00:17
81. Board Game: Legendary: A Marvel Deck Building Game added by kerskine on 2017-12-14 05:56:48
82. Board Game: Nemo's War (Second Edition) added by kerskine on 2017-12-14 05:57:08
83. Board Game: Pandemic added by kerskine on 2017-12-14 05:57:27
84. Board Game: Shadowrun: Crossfire added by kerskine on 2017-12-14 05:57:52
85. Board Game: Too Many Bones added by kerskine on 2017-12-14 05:58:11
86. Board Game: At the Gates of Loyang added by kerskine on 2017-12-14 05:58:30
87. Board Game: Space Hulk: Death Angel – The Card Game added by kerskine on 2017-12-14 05:58:53
88. Board Game: Race for the Galaxy added by kerskine on 2017-12-14 05:59:12
89. Board Game: Legendary Encounters: An Alien Deck Building Game added by kerskine on 2017-12-14 05:59:37
90. Board Game: Eldritch Horror added by kerskine on 2017-12-14 06:00:00
91. Board Game: Onirim (Second Edition) added by kerskine on 2017-12-15 05:54:52
92. Board Game: Friday added by kerskine on 2017-12-15 05:55:13
93. Board Game: Viticulture added by kerskine on 2017-12-15 05:55:32
94. Board Game: Gloomhaven added by kerskine on 2017-12-15 05:55:58
95. Board Game: The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game added by kerskine on 2017-12-15 05:56:28
96. Board Game: Arkham Horror: The Card Game added by kerskine on 2017-12-15 07:23:13
97. Board Game: Robinson Crusoe: Adventures on the Cursed Island added by kerskine on 2017-12-15 07:23:34
98. Board Game: Terraforming Mars added by kerskine on 2017-12-15 08:49:05
99. Board Game: Scythe added by kerskine on 2017-12-15 08:49:28
100. Board Game: Mage Knight Board Game added by kerskine on 2017-12-15 08:50:03
101. Board Game: Falling Sky: The Gallic Revolt Against Caesar added by kerskine on 2017-12-20 05:25:12
102. Board Game: Fortune and Glory: The Cliffhanger Game added by kerskine on 2017-12-20 05:25:47
103. Board Game: Mechs vs. Minions added by kerskine on 2017-12-20 05:26:09
104. Board Game: Roads & Boats added by kerskine on 2017-12-20 05:26:34
105. Board Game: Neanderthal added by kerskine on 2017-12-20 05:27:08
106. Board Game: Mint Works added by kerskine on 2017-12-20 05:27:29
107. Board Game: Caverna: The Cave Farmers added by kerskine on 2017-12-20 05:27:47
108. Board Game: Le Havre added by kerskine on 2017-12-20 05:28:04
109. Board Game: Xia: Legends of a Drift System added by kerskine on 2017-12-20 05:28:20
110. Board Game: Darkest Night (Second edition) added by kerskine on 2017-12-20 05:28:40
111. Board Game: Cuba Libre added by kerskine on 2017-12-20 05:28:56
112. Board Game: The Manhattan Project: Energy Empire added by kerskine on 2017-12-20 05:29:17
113. Board Game: Assault on Doomrock added by kerskine on 2017-12-20 05:29:40
114. Board Game: Massive Darkness added by kerskine on 2017-12-20 05:29:55
115. Board Game: Enemy Action: Ardennes added by kerskine on 2017-12-20 05:30:10
116. Board Game: Anachrony added by kerskine on 2017-12-20 05:30:25
117. Board Game: Ambush! added by kerskine on 2017-12-20 05:30:40
118. Board Game: Perdition's Mouth: Abyssal Rift added by kerskine on 2017-12-20 05:30:58
119. Board Game: Nations: The Dice Game added by kerskine on 2017-12-20 05:31:26
120. Board Game: Infection: Humanity's Last Gasp added by kerskine on 2017-12-20 05:31:45
121. Board Game: The Bloody Inn added by kerskine on 2017-12-20 05:32:01
122. Board Game: Tiny Epic Quest added by kerskine on 2017-12-20 05:32:18
123. Board Game: Sword & Sorcery added by kerskine on 2017-12-20 05:32:33
124. Board Game: D-Day Dice added by kerskine on 2017-12-20 05:32:58
126. Board Game: Pandemic Legacy: Season 1 added by kerskine on 2017-12-20 05:33:29
127. Board Game: Samurai Spirit added by kerskine on 2017-12-20 05:33:44
128. Board Game: New Bedford added by kerskine on 2017-12-20 05:33:59
129. Board Game: Pandemic: Reign of Cthulhu added by kerskine on 2017-12-20 05:34:15
130. Board Game: Fireteam Zero added by kerskine on 2017-12-20 05:34:30
131. Board Game: A Touch of Evil: The Supernatural Game added by kerskine on 2017-12-20 05:34:46
132. Board Game: 51st State: Master Set added by kerskine on 2017-12-20 05:35:09
133. Board Game: Flamme Rouge added by kerskine on 2017-12-20 05:35:24
134. Board Game: Myth added by kerskine on 2017-12-20 05:35:43
135. Board Game: Roll for the Galaxy added by kerskine on 2017-12-20 05:36:00
136. Board Game: The Gallerist added by kerskine on 2017-12-20 05:42:20
137. Board Game: Forge War added by kerskine on 2017-12-20 05:42:34
138. Board Game: High Frontier (Third Edition) added by kerskine on 2017-12-20 05:42:50
139. Board Game: Pax Porfiriana added by kerskine on 2017-12-20 05:43:06
140. Board Game: Tramways added by kerskine on 2017-12-20 05:43:31
141. Board Game: Sagrada added by kerskine on 2017-12-20 05:43:46
142. Board Game: Zombicide added by kerskine on 2017-12-20 05:44:03
143. Board Game: Firefly: The Game added by kerskine on 2017-12-20 05:44:49
144. Board Game: Hero Realms added by kerskine on 2017-12-20 05:45:03
145. Board Game: The Lord of the Rings added by kerskine on 2017-12-20 05:45:19
146. Board Game: Defenders of the Realm added by kerskine on 2017-12-20 05:45:35
147. Board Game: La Granja: No Siesta added by kerskine on 2017-12-20 05:45:50
148. Board Game: Legendary Encounters: A Firefly Deck Building Game added by kerskine on 2017-12-20 05:46:07
149. Board Game: Warfighter: The Tactical Special Forces Card Game added by kerskine on 2017-12-20 05:46:37
150. Board Game: Thunderbirds added by kerskine on 2017-12-20 05:46:57
151. Board Game: Hoplomachus: The Lost Cities added by kerskine on 2017-12-20 05:47:13
152. Board Game: Aventuria: Adventure Card Game added by kerskine on 2017-12-20 05:47:28
153. Board Game: Mice and Mystics added by kerskine on 2017-12-20 05:47:42
154. Board Game: Core Worlds added by kerskine on 2017-12-20 05:47:56
155. Board Game: SUPERHOT: The Card Game added by kerskine on 2017-12-20 05:48:11
156. Board Game: B-17: Queen of the Skies added by kerskine on 2017-12-20 05:48:27
157. Board Game: RAF: The Battle of Britain 1940 added by kerskine on 2017-12-20 05:48:41
158. Board Game: Days of Ire: Budapest 1956 added by kerskine on 2017-12-20 05:48:55
159. Board Game: Caverna: Cave vs Cave added by kerskine on 2017-12-20 05:49:21
160. Board Game: Maquis added by kerskine on 2017-12-20 05:49:36
161. Board Game: V-Commandos added by kerskine on 2017-12-20 05:49:50
162. Board Game: Fire in the Lake added by kerskine on 2017-12-20 05:50:05
163. Board Game: Bowling Solitaire added by kerskine on 2017-12-20 05:50:20
164. Board Game: Great Western Trail added by kerskine on 2017-12-20 05:50:39
165. Board Game: Lisboa added by kerskine on 2017-12-20 05:50:55
166. Board Game: Helionox: The Last Sunset added by kerskine on 2017-12-20 05:51:11
167. Board Game: Memoir '44 added by kerskine on 2017-12-20 05:51:27
168. Board Game: Urbion added by kerskine on 2017-12-20 05:51:41
169. Board Game: Galaxy Defenders added by kerskine on 2017-12-20 05:51:56
170. Board Game: Warfighter: The WWII Tactical Combat Card Game added by kerskine on 2017-12-20 05:52:11
171. Board Game: Harry Potter: Hogwarts Battle added by kerskine on 2017-12-20 05:52:26
172. Board Game: Time of Soccer added by kerskine on 2017-12-20 05:52:41
173. Board Game: The Pursuit of Happiness added by kerskine on 2017-12-20 05:52:57
174. Board Game: March of the Ants added by kerskine on 2017-12-20 05:53:12
175. Board Game: Hornet Leader: Carrier Air Operations added by kerskine on 2017-12-20 05:53:26
176. Board Game: Five Tribes added by kerskine on 2017-12-20 05:53:40
177. Board Game: D-Day at Tarawa added by kerskine on 2017-12-20 05:53:57
178. Board Game: Camp Grizzly added by kerskine on 2017-12-20 05:54:10
179. Board Game: The Grizzled added by kerskine on 2017-12-20 05:54:24
180. Board Game: Castle Panic added by kerskine on 2017-12-20 05:54:38
181. Board Game: Target for Today added by kerskine on 2017-12-20 05:54:54
182. Board Game: K2 added by kerskine on 2017-12-20 05:55:08
183. Board Game: Space Alert added by kerskine on 2017-12-20 05:55:25
184. Board Game: Cottage Garden added by kerskine on 2017-12-20 05:55:39
185. Board Game: The Networks added by kerskine on 2017-12-20 05:56:11
186. Board Game: Star Wars: Imperial Assault added by kerskine on 2017-12-20 05:56:39
187. Board Game: Expedition: Northwest Passage added by kerskine on 2017-12-20 05:56:56
188. Board Game: Dungeons & Dragons: Castle Ravenloft Board Game added by kerskine on 2017-12-20 05:57:14
189. Board Game: Commands & Colors: Ancients added by kerskine on 2017-12-20 05:57:28
190. Board Game: Apocalypse Chaos added by kerskine on 2017-12-20 05:57:43
191. Board Game: Herbaceous added by kerskine on 2017-12-20 05:57:59
192. Board Game: DC Comics Deck-Building Game added by kerskine on 2017-12-20 05:58:17
193. Board Game: Utopia Engine added by kerskine on 2017-12-20 05:58:34
194. Board Game: The Game added by kerskine on 2017-12-20 05:59:30
195. Board Game: Cruel Necessity: The English Civil Wars 1640-1653 added by kerskine on 2017-12-20 05:59:43
196. Board Game: Port Royal added by kerskine on 2017-12-20 05:59:57
197. Board Game: Bottom of the 9th added by kerskine on 2017-12-20 06:00:13
198. Board Game: Field Commander: Napoleon added by kerskine on 2017-12-20 06:00:44
199. Board Game: Dark Souls: The Board Game added by kerskine on 2017-12-20 06:00:58
200. Board Game: Escape: The Curse of the Temple added by kerskine on 2017-12-20 06:01:15