My Top 100 Games ’17: 100-91

Well we are finally at that point where I can present my Top 100 Games. That’s games that I own, and doesn’t include games I have played. That will be something I will add in for the 2018 list!

Yep after putting in all that effort developing the python scripts to allow me to do pairwise comparisons this is going to be something I can do easily now. But it means I can also add in the ability to take into account games I have played also. Which I will do now between now and the next time I go through this exercise again next year.

So that’s one upgrade to the matching engine I will be making. I will also be adding to the stats engine also. The first update will add a ‘pile of shame’ button that will list the games I haven’t played in my collection. The second update will be to look at the BGG Top 100 games of all time and compare that to my collection. So the output for this will be something similar to the BGG Hot List that I have done.

At the expo last weekend I did ask Sam and Zee how they did their lists. It’s less technical than mine. Well I am a code monkey. But it’s not too dissimilar either. They look at their collections, produce lists. Sam actually uses almost a paper version of pairwise comparison.

I think my biggest problem with this series of posts presenting my Top 100 is just how to present it in blog form.

I’m not going to write much, well anything about the games this far down the list. But maybe when I hit the Top 20 write little bits about what I like about those games. I am linking to the BGG page for each game in my Top 100. Thinking about it I might just write some general comments about the group of games on a whole.

Just one more thing to waffle on about. Remember these are games I like. Just because they are this far down the rankings does not mean I don’t like them. It just means there are other games I like more. If I didn’t like them they would not be in my collection. Although that is not entirely true. Until the expo Cthulhu Realms was in my collection for a looong time. Just glad I managed to find it a good home, and get a fiver for it.

Without further ado here is my 100-91…

100. Discoveries

99. Coup

98. Kingdom Builder

97. Catan

96. New York 1901

95. Ticket to Ride

94. Timeline: Star Wars

93. BANG! The Dice Game

92. AGES

91. Dark Moon

I was a little surprised about this group of games. There are some classics here, almost all of them could also be described as gateway games. I think considering AGES is an independently produced game, and little known, to be in the Top 100 is amazing. It is a nice deck builder. Which is a mechanic I do like.

I can’t wait to see what 90 – 81 are. Oh it’s as much as a surprise to me as it is to you. I’m trying to not look ahead!

UPDATE: Did a silent video of this list now, for those that don’t want to read my waffle.

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