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top games of 2010, 2011

December 14, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

Okay, so I got curious — what are the most popular games (on BGG, of course) from 2010 and 2011?  Mainly I was interested in seeing if I missed anything that looked promising.  I don’t tend to be an “early adopter,” and I don’t keep track of all the latest games as they come out, so it’s easy for good games to get by me.

Here’s a link to the most popular games on BGG that were published in 2010 and 2011.  For those who keep up better than I do, here’s the most popular games on BGG from 2011 only.

Most popular is fine, but what about highest ranked?  Here are the highest-ranked games published in 2010 and 2011.  And here are the highest-ranked games from 2011 only.

Of course a little URL hacking can get you the highest-ranked (or the most popular) games from 2009, 2008, &c.

Scanning down these lists, I really ought to read more about A Few Acres of SnowLetters from Whitechapel, Airlines Europe, and Strasbourg (all from 2011).  Also, from 2010, I should probably take another look at Sid Meier’s Civilization: The Board Game, Troyes, and Merchants & Marauders.  And finally, I really need to get around to trying my friend’s copies of Kingdom Builder and Panic Station.

  1. December 14, 2011 at 4:47 pm

    Letters from Whitechaple is suppose to be very good. Here is GameChris’s Review.

    Airline Europe is on my short list of games to play, maybe tomorrow (fingers crossed). Panic Station is another on my Short List, but I dont know much about it I just hear its good.

    Sid Meier’s Civilization was a painfully long and complicated mess that I didn’t enjoy, but I know a lot of other people are.

    I also just picked up Mansion of Madness Alien Frontiers, and Blood Bowl: Team Manager, all for 50% off. Very sweet deal!

    I can also recommend Merchants and Marauders. This is basically Sid Meier’s Pirates done as a Board Game. Great fun!

  2. December 14, 2011 at 5:01 pm

    Where did you get Alien Frontiers for 50% off? A friend of mine (same friend) has that one, and I like it. The one time I played it with two was a little strange, but with four it was very interesting.

  3. December 14, 2011 at 10:23 pm

    Airlines Europe is a huge hit at our house. Great with 2 or 3 and I hear 4 is good, too.

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