Michael Debije listed his favourite games, one per BGG page, on BGG: A Curmudgeon chooses one game per page… going deep. A friend made his own list on a forum, prompting me to make mine.
It’s simple: browse the BGG ranking list and pick one game from each page. Here’s my list:
1-100: A Feast for Odin
101-200: Magic: The Gathering
401-500: 1846: Race to the Midwest
501-600: Wabash Cannonball
601-700: Shards of Infinity
701-800: Caverna: Cave vs Cave
901-1000: Web of Power
1201-1300: Dale of Merchants 2
1401-1500: Antike II
1601-1700: 1860: Railways on the Isle of Wight
1901-2000: Krass Kariert
2001-2100: Samarkand: Routes to Riches
2101-2200: On the Underground: London/Berlin
2201-2300: Epic Card Game
2301-2400: Gang of Four
2401-2500: The City
I only went through the first 25 pages. I could go on: page 90 was the first page where I didn’t have any rated games. The quality of the games wasn’t great at that point.
This was a fun little exercise. The best game was obvious on many pages, and the choice was easy. In some cases, I would’ve wanted to pick two games. I find the list I got fairly representative of the games I like.