Out of the Dust January 2018
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"Out of the Dust" is a term referring to games we play that we haven't played in awhile - typically a year or more. Sometimes games get a little dusty if we leave them on the shelf too long between plays - hence they are removed from "out of the dust" when we brush them off to play them again. Like other monthly Geeklists, the Out of the Dust Geeklist serves as a dedicated place for board gamers to post the games they played in the previous month - in this case, the dusty games we played again. The Out of the Dust Geeklist is open to anyone who logs their plays and has played a dusty game in the last month.

Andy's handy tool will analyze a user's logged plays for a range of inputted dates and quickly identify any eligible "out of the dust" games. This tool also formats the results in handy BGG code that can conveniently be copy and pasted into a Geeklist entry! http://www.grimwold.org.uk/bgg/tools/dustyPlaysBGG.php

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1. Board Game: Concordia: Britannia / Germania [Average Rating:8.07 Unranked] [Average Rating:8.07 Unranked]
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Concordia: Britannia / Germania - Dust Level: 2 years, 3 months, 20 days - It's been awhile since I played either of these maps, but I had a chance to do the Germania map with Salt Tiles. I made a mistake early on and never recovered, finishing last.

Innovation - Dust Level: 1 year, 7 months, 17 days - I was happy to see this get implemented on BGA and tried out a game of it to see how the interface worked. It was pretty good. This is a tough game to teach and introduce to others, so getting an online implementation is a good thing for this game.

Rum & Pirates - Dust Level: 1 year, 4 months, 1 day - A lot of people don't know that Stefan Feld designed a pirate game, including the people I taught this to this session. I appreciate this game more each time I play it. The set collection salad is satisfying and the movement system is very engaging.

The Rose King - Dust Level: 1 year, 1 month, 17 days - This is a great abstract from one of my favorite designers. This was an online play that I was winning the entire game until the very end.

Steam Barons - Dust Level: 1 year, 1 month, 22 days - I still haven't ever played the stock game, but I did bring the Germany map out of the dust to play a basic game with the black cities and cubes.

Concept - Dust Level: 1 year, 0 months, 30 days - Finally got a copy for my own collection in a local trade and got it to the table right away with some friends.
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2. Board Game: Rune Age [Average Rating:6.81 Overall Rank:1000]
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Fifteen months of dust on this one, and thirteen plays in January--all solitaire. I played the Cataclysm and Resurgence of the Dragonlords scenarios, with Elves, Undead, Orcs, and Dwarves. Man, this game is addictive. It's out of print now, and I'm really considering sleeving it despite the huge number of cards (including the expansion). Some of the starting deck cards are showing a bit of wear.

Here I'm beating the Cataclysm with the Orcs of the Barren Plains:

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3. Board Game: Sid Meier's Civilization: The Board Game [Average Rating:7.45 Overall Rank:202]
Scott Russell
United States
Clarkston
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Sid Meier's Civilization: The Board Game - 1 play
First Published 2010
7 years, 0 months, 25 days

Tried this two player after my son saw it. He's been playing Civ V and VI and wanted to try it. Not a great 2-er, but he wants to try it with more. We'll see.


Poker - 3 plays
First Published 1810
5 years, 7 months, 23 days
Current Rating -  6 

Since I usually play at winter test, it makes sense to be here since I haven't been for a few years.


Codenames - 1 play
First Published 2015
1 year, 7 months, 21 days
Current Rating -  9 

Probably shouldn't count as we've been playing other versions.

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4. Board Game: Cloud 9 [Average Rating:6.47 Overall Rank:1827]
Jeff Wolfe
United States
Columbus
Ohio
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Cloud 9 - 1 play
First Published 1999
6 years, 2 months, 2 days
Current Rating -  7 
A cute filler I used to play a fair amount, but I haven't played it much in recent years. In fact, it made it to my Dusty Metagame Challenge this year. And yet, I wasn't the one who brought it to the table. Bonus: I now have 35 plays of this game, which puts me one game closer to my Quest for 35 (h-index). This was recently rethemed and redesigned as Celestia, which I have played but only once.

Ticket to Ride: Europe - 1 play
First Published 2005
3 years, 9 months, 21 days
Current Rating -  6 
I prefer the original to Europe, but I don't play any of them much any more. I undusted the original a few months ago.
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5. Board Game: The King's Abbey [Average Rating:7.03 Overall Rank:2677]
Bryan Thunkd
United States
Northampton
MA
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Thurn and Taxis - 1 play
First Published 2006
4 years, 1 month, 23 days
Current Rating -  5.5 


Omen: A Reign of War - 1 play
First Published 2011
2 years, 5 months, 25 days
Current Rating -  7.5 


Biblios Dice - 1 play
First Published 2015
2 years, 5 months, 12 days
Current Rating -  6.5 


Steam - 1 play
First Published 2009
2 years, 3 months, 18 days
Current Rating -  7 


The Bloody Inn - 1 play
First Published 2015
1 year, 10 months, 15 days
Current Rating -  7 


The King's Abbey - 1 play
First Published 2016
1 year, 9 months, 18 days
Current Rating -  7 


For Sale - 1 play
First Published 1997
1 year, 0 months, 18 days
Current Rating -  8 
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6. Board Game: Phoenicia [Average Rating:6.57 Overall Rank:1747]
Eric Brosius
United States
Needham Heights
Massachusetts
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I have an unusual report this month. My practice is to report only on games that are at least 5 years dusty, since I've been gaming for a long time. There are two games that fall into that category for January, and both of them are exactly 5 years, 2 months, and 3 days dusty, because before I played them on Monday, my previous plays for both were on November 26, 2012! However, I played Phoenicia earlier in the day that day, with a bigger gap in hours than the gap on Monday, so it is dustier by a margin of mere hours.

Phoenicia - 1 play
First Published 2007
5 years, 2 months, 3 days
Current Rating -  7 

I'm a huge fan of Outpost, which is the game from which Phoenicia was re-imagined. I'll admit that the newer game is cleaner, tighter, and tenser than the older one, but I still love Outpost and am simply "happy to play" Phoenicia (which is how it managed to go more than 5 years without a play.) I wound up being steered into the "early VPs" strategy, and Ron Dempsey raced past me on the final turn to win, leaving me in 2nd place.

Acquire - 1 play
First Published 1964
5 years, 2 months, 3 days
Current Rating -  7 

We were having a discussion about Acquire recently (or maybe I was in more than one such discussion, and they blended together.) People often say that luck in the tile draws is critical in Acquire, but I've played and lost often enough that it can't just be bad luck. Some people win this game far more than their share. Monday's game was a good example. The winner had $56.6K, two people were very close in the race for 2nd at $40.0K and $39.8K, and I trailed far behind with $25.5K. I didn't have horrible tiles, but although I'm generally an experienced gamer, I made some suboptimal decisions.
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7. Board Game: Hansa Teutonica [Average Rating:7.64 Overall Rank:117]
Marcel Sagel
Netherlands
Groningen
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Hansa Teutonica - 1 play
First Published 2009
6 years, 0 months, 13 days
Current Rating -  7 

I don't own this game myself, but maybe I should? Playing it again after a long time reminded me that this is one worthy of further (and deeper) exploration.


Concordia: Salsa - 1 play
First Published 2015
2 years, 1 month, 16 days
Current Rating -  9 

Doesn't really count as I did play basic Concordia or other maps in the meantime.
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8. Board Game: Escape: The Curse of the Temple [Average Rating:7.03 Overall Rank:466]
Justin Wawrzonek
United States
Amsterdam
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Escape: The Curse of the Temple - 1 play
First Published 2012
1 year, 11 months, 12 days
Current Rating -  8 

Always fun to get this one back to the table again.
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9. Board Game: Cartagena [Average Rating:6.69 Overall Rank:938]
Larry Rice
United States
Irvine
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Cartagena - 1 play
First Published 2000
5 years, 5 months, 26 days
Current Rating -  6 

Still a good game that plays quickly. I no longer own it but enjoy playing it from time to time.


The Hanging Gardens - 1 play
First Published 2008
1 year, 2 months, 23 days
Current Rating -  8 

I'm a bit surprised to see this one go over a year between plays as I do quite enjoy the game with 2 or 3 players. This play was with four and this game isn't nearly as interesting with this many. This really is strictly a 2-3 player game.
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10. Board Game: Shadows over Camelot [Average Rating:7.13 Overall Rank:350]
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Manchester
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Rocket Game - 1 play
First Published 2011
3 years, 0 months, 22 days
This is an anomaly really, as it definitely hasn't been 3 years since I played this.. I just haven't logged some of the plays with my kids!!



Shadows over Camelot - 1 play
First Published 2005
2 years, 5 months, 14 days
Current Rating -  9 
This was great to dust off this fabulous hidden role game. We had 7 players, with 2 traitors using the Merlin's company expansion to allow for an extra player. Only my wife and I had played before, so it was a bit of a learning game for everyone, but still a ton of fun and everyone really enjoyed it.



Arkham Horror - 1 play
First Published 2005
1 year, 7 months, 2 days
Current Rating -  10 
Another game I was really happy to dust off.. My number one favourite game!! I got a 3 player game in with my wife and my brother.. we sadly lost against Hatur, but we gave it a really good go in the final battle, with only about 3 doom tokens left to remove!
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11. Board Game: Carcassonne [Average Rating:7.43 Overall Rank:152] [Average Rating:7.43 Unranked]
Håkan König
Sweden
Linköping
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Carcassonne - 1 play
First Published 2000
10 years, 0 months, 24 days
Current Rating -  9 
This of course only relates to the original game, I've played lots of variants in the meantime, including South Seas during the last year.

…aber bitte mit Sahne - 1 play
First Published 2008
4 years, 3 months, 3 days
Current Rating -  8.5 


Der Kleine Prinz: Mein Zuhause ist zu klein - 2 plays
First Published 2013
2 years, 11 months, 13 days
Current Rating -  8 


Takenoko - 1 play
First Published 2011
2 years, 4 months, 15 days
Current Rating -  8.5 


Mahjong - 3 plays
First Published 1850
2 years, 0 months, 20 days
Current Rating -  8.5 


Der Herr der Ringe: Die Reise nach Mordor - 1 play
First Published 2015
1 year, 6 months, 22 days
Current Rating -  6 


The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Deck-Building Game - 1 play
First Published 2013
1 year, 1 month, 17 days
Current Rating -  8.75 
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12. Board Game: Puerto Rico [Average Rating:8.03 Overall Rank:21]
Chris Trimmer
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Houston
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PAX South provided my dustings for this month. Was a fun time!

Puerto Rico
First Published 2002
3 years
Current Rating -  9 

When I first got into boardgames again this was the hottest game around and I probably it played dozens of times. My how the mighty have fallen. I was glad to get in two plays again.


Tzolk'in: The Mayan Calendar
First Published 2012
1 year, 3 months

I really need to play this more. Great mechanics that I need to resolve each time I play.




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13. Board Game: Ginkgopolis [Average Rating:7.43 Overall Rank:353]
Kaleb Michaud
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Nebraska
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Ginkgopolis - 1 play
First Published 2012
Dust level: 4 years, 6 months, 2 days
I walked into the Spielcast group getting ready to play. They invited me to join and I made it 5 players (I forgot, too many!). This is a great game with fewer (up to 4) players. I forgot many of the rules, but remembered enough to pull out an upset win on the last turn by breaking apart a major building group while adding influence to my own. I found my review of this game from years ago and just posted here on BGG - 5 years later. ;-)

Camel Up - 1 play
First Published 2014
Dust level: 1 year, 0 months, 6 days
Not so dusty, and felt good teaching everyone that played a major game of Scythe this quick gambling game. Much fun and a needed break after Scythe with all expansions!
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14. Board Game: Kremlin [Average Rating:6.98 Overall Rank:967]
Joerg Schaefer
Germany
Frankfurt
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Kreml - 1 play
First Published 1986
>25 years
Current Rating -  8 
A very dusty month. The last time I played this was long before discovering BGG. The handwritten play sheets brought up forgotten memories with whom I played this. Still a fun game today with the right group, although administration is far more time-consuming than I remembered. Fittingly, I played this with old buddies who are not into modern boardgames. It was a memorable play with a surprising winner. No use applying modern boardgame categories like influence of decisions.

Stich-Meister - 1 play
First Published 2010
3 years, 0 months, 15 days
Current Rating -  5 
The dust could have stayed on the box. I got rid of the game and after playing it again, I lowered my rating by one point and was confirmed in my decision. Chances are high that the more or less random set of rules per round will result in an uninteresting game.
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15. Board Game: Escape from Atlantis [Average Rating:6.56 Overall Rank:2029]
Sharon Khan
United Kingdom
Shefford
Bedfordshire
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Escape from Atlantis - 1 play
First Published 1986
2 years, 4 months, 0 days
Current Rating -  6 

My children enjoyed this a couple of years ago, but were probably a bit young for it, preferring really to play with the bits rather than the proper game. As they've been enjoying Lost Valley of the Dinosaurs recently I thought I'd pull this out again, and it seemed to be a hit! (Although I hadn't realised how many pieces we/the previous owners had lost from the game!).

Shark Mania - 1 play
First Published 2014
1 year, 5 months, 24 days
Current Rating -  4 

I would happily get rid of this game, and so would my youngest, who was the one who was given it, but my older son enjoys it, so from time to time we pull it out for a play.

Dungeons & Dragons: Castle Ravenloft Board Game - 2 plays
First Published 2010
1 year, 4 months, 9 days
Current Rating -  8 

I'm surprised this hasn't been played in over a year, but we did finish the campaign, and it's competing with Ashardalon for play. This time we pulled it out with the children, to start a campaign with them, and they seem to be enjoying it (especially the rat pizza!).

Tycoon - 1 play
First Published 1998
1 year, 3 months, 11 days
Current Rating -  8 

An older game that people don't know well, so sits on the shelf unless someone remembers to pull it out! I suggested it for a lighter game earlier in the month, and enjoyed teaching it to two gamers.

Lord of the Rings: Sauron - 1 play
First Published 2002
1 year, 3 months, 1 day
Current Rating -  8 

My husband and I tend to play this 2 player, but have been distracted by other games (e.g. Terraforming Mars) for the last year, so it hasn't come out. We instead pulled it out with my older son, when he was wanting to join us for games, but wasn't wanting anything too complicated.

Sorry! Sliders - 1 play
First Published 2008
1 year, 2 months, 27 days
Current Rating -  8 

How has this fun filler not come out in over a year?!?!?

King's Breakfast - 1 play
First Published 2003
1 year, 2 months, 16 days
Current Rating -  8 

A game I enjoy but my husband doesn't, which means it tends to hit this list every time it comes out, just over every year.

Acquire - 1 play
First Published 1964
1 year, 2 months, 20 days
Current Rating -  8 

An old favourite, that we usually play several times a year, so I'm not sure how this has hit the list. Possibly I've just been on the other table when it has come out?

Laser Chess - 1 play
First Published 2011
1 year, 1 month, 17 days
Current Rating -  4 

Another game the children like that I'd happily get rid of. I'm not really into abstracts, but the fun of the laser means the children like playing this one.

Tension: The Crazy Naming Game - 2 plays
First Published 1992
1 year, 1 month, 2 days
Current Rating -  8 

A party game that hit the list because of my long weekend away - it did actually come out earlier in the month on the other table to me! We have four versions of this game, so each individual one only comes out just over every year.
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16. Board Game: Troyes [Average Rating:7.76 Overall Rank:68]
Lee Benson
United States
Portland
Oregon
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Troyes - 1 play
First Published 2010
4 years, 10 months, 17 days
Current Rating -  7.25 

The first time I played Troyes was pretty early in my board gaming days. At the time, I think it was a touch too much for me, because I recall really not enjoying it and feeling overwhelmed. I was willing and even eager to give it a second chance, however, and this next play was a lot more fun. I understood all the game concepts and even had a focused strategy. This is really a clever game and I'd gladly plat it again.
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17. Board Game: Battleship [Average Rating:4.60 Overall Rank:17251]
Dwayne Wood
United States
Cabool
Missouri
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Battleship - 1 play
First Published 1931
6 years, 5 months, 26 days
Current Rating -  6 


Rummikub - 2 plays
First Published 1977
6 years, 5 months, 21 days
Current Rating -  7 


Catan: Junior - 1 play
First Published 2012
3 years, 11 months, 8 days
Current Rating -  7 


Zooloretto - 2 plays
First Published 2007
3 years, 9 months, 13 days
Current Rating -  8 


The Cities and Knights of Catan - 1 play
First Published 1998
3 years, 0 months, 2 days
Current Rating -  10 


Arena: Roma II - 2 plays
First Published 2009
2 years, 9 months, 28 days
Current Rating -  8 


Carcassonne - 2 plays
First Published 2000
1 year, 8 months, 30 days
Current Rating -  10 


Magic: The Gathering - 4 plays
First Published 1993
1 year, 8 months, 27 days
Current Rating -  10 


Between Two Cities - 2 plays
First Published 2015
1 year, 7 months, 0 days
Current Rating -  9 


Isle of Skye: From Chieftain to King - 1 play
First Published
1 year, 6 months, 18 days
Current Rating -  9 


Wizard - 1 play
First Published 1984
1 year, 5 months, 12 days



The Castles of Burgundy - 3 plays
First Published
1 year, 3 months, 7 days
Current Rating -  10 
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18. Board Game: Dominion [Average Rating:7.64 Overall Rank:75] [Average Rating:7.64 Unranked]
Andreas Pettersson
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Dominion - 3 plays
First Published 2008
1 year, 0 months, 20 days
Current Rating -  7 

Chronology - 5 plays
First Published 1996
1 year, 8 months, 19 days
Current Rating -  6 
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19. Board Game: The Castles of Burgundy [Average Rating:8.13 Overall Rank:14]
Marco Castellanos
United States
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Arizona
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The Castles of Burgundy - 1 play
First Published 2011
1 year, 5 months, 13 days
Friend's copy, hence the dust period.


Deception: Murder in Hong Kong - 1 play
First Published 2014
1 year, 3 months, 23 days
Work group game that I'm trying to steer them towards.


Winner's Circle - 1 play
First Published 2001
1 year, 3 months, 5 days
New edition, very good when played with the included variants.


Yacht Race - 1 play
First Published 1960
1 year, 1 month, 21 days
Not my copy and not looking to acquire or replay it.



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20. Board Game: Flash Point: Fire Rescue [Average Rating:7.23 Overall Rank:286]
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Flash Point: Fire Rescue - 1 play
First Published 2011
1 year, 6 months, 22 days
Current Rating -  8 

Why did I allow this game to become dusty? It's my favourite light co-op next to Pandemic! Still, somehow it had collected dust for 1 1/2 years, but now it came out again with the fabulous little expansion Flash Point: Fire Rescue – Tragic Events. Absolute delight. We managed to eke out a win on Veteran, but it was really close and the house was all ablaze... Love this game!
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21. Board Game: Tigris & Euphrates [Average Rating:7.71 Overall Rank:72]
David Fox
United Kingdom
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Tigris & Euphrates - 1 play
16 years, 1 month, 29 days
Current Rating -  8.5 

Wow, 16 years! Two 'experienced' players - myself and someone who hadn't played the physical game in 12 years himself - taught two novices the game and (despite the numerous reminder rules look-ups) it ran very quickly and the previous experience really told as the scores ended 9-8-4-3. As I came second, I was mildly irked by the inexperienced players attacking and failing to win vs. the player who won, giving away a lot of free points in the process; but, still, my almost completely combat-free strategy did well enough.

What a good design it is: the confusion about internal/external/war/revolts remains, but it really deserves its high ranking and place in boardgaming history. Also, very few other Euro-style games which are this interactive. Hideous board, though.


Robot Turtles - 1 play
1 year, 7 months, 7 days
Current Rating -  6 

Interesting to see my son play this a long time after his previous attempts and while he always liked to make the maps as well as program the orders, now he just wants to make the maps and move the turtles. I don't think that's progress, but there we go. The 'game' is still just fine and while I will never be able to tell if it has had its desired effect (teaching basic programming), at least I tried.
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22. Board Game: Alea Iacta Est [Average Rating:6.64 Overall Rank:1379]
Ron Lacer
United States
Cobalt
Connecticut
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Alea Iacta Est - 1 play
First Published 2009
6 years, 0 months, 0 days
Current Rating -  6.5 


Biblios - 1 play
First Published 2007
5 years, 5 months, 11 days
Current Rating -  6 


Ticket to Ride: Switzerland - 1 play
First Published 2007
4 years, 5 months, 20 days
Current Rating -  6.5 


Railways of England and Wales - 1 play
First Published 2009
3 years, 9 months, 8 days
Current Rating -  7 


Railways of the World - 1 play
First Published 2005
3 years, 9 months, 8 days



Concordia - 1 play
First Published 2013
1 year, 7 months, 16 days
Current Rating -  7 


Chinatown - 1 play
First Published
1 year, 5 months, 11 days
Current Rating -  6 


The Voyages of Marco Polo - 3 plays
First Published
1 year, 4 months, 4 days
Current Rating -  7 


Mega Civilization - 1 play
First Published 2015
1 year, 1 month, 18 days
Current Rating -  8 
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23. Board Game: Candy Land [Average Rating:3.17 Overall Rank:17267]
Peter 'Pedro' Goins
United States
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Oklahoma
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Candy Land - 1 play
First Published 1949
1 year, 10 months, 22 days
Current Rating -  5 

Our son has outgrown Candy Land, but we've recently introduced our daughter to it. I expect quite a few plays in the next couple years.

Kingsburg - 1 play
First Published 2007
1 year, 4 months, 2 days
Current Rating -  6.5 

One of the games on our 10x10 challenge. I suspect we won't be dusting off too many games until we finish the challenge.
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24. Board Game: Melee [Average Rating:7.32 Overall Rank:2568] [Average Rating:7.32 Unranked]
Jefferson Krogh
United States
San Leandro
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Traditional Card Games - 2 plays
First Published 0
28 years, 0 months, 1 day
Current Rating -  5 

After getting slaughtered in a game of Lord of the Rings TCG, I asked myself if the old classic solitaire games were easier than that. Nope.


Melee - 3 plays
First Published 1977
19 years, 0 months, 13 days
Current Rating -  7 

Time since the last game is just an estimate. Fast, bloody fun!


Armorica - 1 play
First Published 2010
5 years, 7 months, 14 days
Current Rating -  7 


Vampire: The Eternal Struggle - 1 play
First Published 1994
2 years, 10 months, 23 days
Current Rating -  8 


Splendor - 1 play
First Published 2014
1 year, 5 months, 14 days
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25. Board Game: Wallenstein (first edition) [Average Rating:7.50 Overall Rank:410]
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Netherlands
Rijen
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Classics!

Wallenstein and Princes of Florence out of the dust.

Also played Tigris&Euphrates, Rikken, San Juan and Amun-Re. Classics Month!
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