• Categories
  • Archives

BGA’s Top 100 Board Games of All Time

#90-#81

90. Chess

Chess

Drew Says: You may hate the million variants, but you still love the original.

89. Euphoria: Build a Better Dystopia

Euphoria Build a Better Dystopia

Daniel Says: One of the most thematic worker placement games out there today. Hurt early on by some imbalances in the early release, Euphoria is a truly excellent game now that those imbalances have been corrected. Likely deserves a better reputation than it has.

Products from Amazon.com

88. Kingsburg

Kingsburg

Drew Says: One of the most competitive worker placement games I’ve ever played.

Products from Amazon.com

87. Catan

Catan

Drew Says: Game changer. Even if you’re tired of it, you still have to respect its place in the Hobby’s history.

Products from Amazon.com

86. Shipyard

Shipyard

Chris Says: Shipyard has gone underneath the radar due to the dry look and euro-fiddly design.  That said, it is one of the greatest euros ever designed. Rondels for days, theme that fits and makes sense as you build ships, multiple secret goals, and actions that give you multiple benefits. It’s a brilliant game as long as you can manage the chit invasion.

Products from Amazon.com

85. Fresco

Fresco

Daniel Says: An enjoyable euro game with an interesting theme and important decisions to make each turn. As in life, the most challenging aspect of the game is making sure you wake up on time.

84. The Princes of Florence

The Princes of Florence

Anthony Says: This game has a little bit of everything. It captures the urge of renaissance families eager to attract the best artists and scholars to their patronage and boost their esteem. Combining works, landscape, and social freedom, you’ll juggle several requirements to compete against your fellow families.

Products from Amazon.com

83. Forbidden Desert

Forbidden Desert

Drew Says: Perfect example of taking a good game (Forbidden Island) and making it great.

Products from Amazon.com

82. Mombasa

Mombasa

Chris Says: Expand companies, pick up special abilities, trade resources, but be careful where you lay your cards because that will be part of your future hand of cards.  Four stock tracks that offer special abilities when you reach check marks and a separate double track of resource collection all combine to be a modern day classic euro.  Brilliant in every way.

Products from Amazon.com

81. Rococo

Rococo

Chris Says: Drafting from your deck of cards, picking up new cards and materials at a reduced rate the less choices their are, coupled with quality artwork and engaging game play makes this dress making game an amazing light-medium euro.

Products from Amazon.com

  • Anthony

    Anthony lives and plays games in Pittsburgh, PA. A lover of complex strategy, two player war games, and area control, Anthony is always eager to try a new game, even if he's on rule-reading duty.

  • Show Comments

You May Also Like

Episode 56 – Boss Monster vs. Munchkin

Chris and Daniel go into the dungeon alone this week in a very (accidentally) ...

Episode 132 – Top 10 Dice Mechanics in Board Games

This week, we’re looking at the top 10 board game dice mechanics. These are ...

Episode 31 – Mice and Mystics

This is a game we’ve been eager to review for MONTHS and now it’s ...

Episode 77 – If You Like Power Grid, Try…

This week, Anthony and Chris get together to talk about some of the games ...

Episode 98 – Top 16 Predictions for 2016 & Review of our 2015 Predictions

A year ago, Chris and Drew sat down to make predictions for 2015. Some ...

Episode 14 – Star Trek Catan & Settlers of Catan

This week Anthony, Chris, Dan and Kim get together and discuss the union of ...