I have written a series of posts looking at the Board Game Geek (BGG) top 100 games, checking to see if I had the game in my collection and talking a little bit about each one, if I could. At the end of the first forty games covered I owned 14 of them, for a 35% ownership rate. I also had one game that I formerly owned but had sold, so it didn’t get counted. Today I will cover games ranked from 60 up to 51 and see where the ratio ends up.
For all posts in this series check for the BGG Top 100 tag.
60: Teotihuacan: City of Gods
I don’t know anything about this game. It has a nice high rating, just hasn’t hit my radar yet.
59: Lords of Waterdeep
I have this game, as well as the expansion. This was almost a no-brainer for me, as I enjoy worker placement (this is often quoted as the worker placement introductory game) plus it has a Dungeons and Dragons theme, which I also love.
58: Five Tribes
Another game I own! In fact, this is one of my favorite games. I enjoy the fact that it has multiple paths to victory so when one door closes another opens, so to speak. I think the bag full of meeples is super fun as you shuffle and then distribute them, and the game definitely has presence on the table. Colored tiles, plentiful meeples, and the exact opposite of a worker placement game…this is a worker pickup game. 🙂 It’s actually one of my top five games although it doesn’t get played as much as others in my gaming group are less interested.
57: Too Many Bones
When I started this series of posts, I did not own this game. I do now! It hasn’t been played yet, but I have watched some how-to-play videos and read plenty of posts from people who think this game is amazing. The production quality is top notch, the theme is interesting, and the mechanics are different from most other games. I am looking forward to learning it and then teaching it to my gaming group.
Don’t own it, don’t know a thing about it, moving on…
55: Dominant Species
I don’t own this one either. I know of it, have a basic idea of how it plays, but have enough other games that I haven’t played yet so I have not tried to purchase this one. I believe it’s one that I would like though.
54: Fields of Arle
Don’t know this one. I see (read) people talking about it, but again, it hasn’t sparked enough interest for me to buy it right now.
53: The Gallerist
It’s a game, I guess, about art collecting? I don’t know, actually, and don’t own the game. Next!
52: Race for the Galaxy
I purchased this used at a local Half Price Books store, as I already owned the dice version, Roll for the Galaxy. I love custom dice, so “Roll” was my first purchase, but when I found “Race for a steep discount I decided to pick it up to add to my collection as well.
51: Underwater Cities
Got it! I really like playing Terraforming Mars and this one is often compared to that, so I decided to get it.
That’s an interesting choice, actually. As a board game player, do I really need two games that are essentially the same other than their theme? Or is there value in having multiple similar games? I own both Shadows Over Camelot as well as Dead of Winter which are mechanically very similar, but both of them still hit the table. I hope that Underwater Cities does not completely replace Terraforming Mars (especially since I just funded the TM “Big Box” campaign) but instead provides an alternate game that I like just as much. We’ll see! (I haven’t played this yet, if you haven’t inferred that by now…)
That was a productive trip! For this series of ten games I own five! The tally so far:
Games Mentioned: 50
Games Owned: 19 (38%)
Games Previously Owned: 1
After the first 50 games I own 19, which is 38%. When I started this series I honestly thought my number would easily be over 50%, as I knew I had purchased quite a few popular or highly-rated games. But so far I have not come anywhere near the 50% mark except for this one run of ten games.
What about the next 10? Will I hit 50% again? More? We shall see. 😎