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2023’s TOP 100!

Welcome back to another Top 100, Gamers! I go back and forth on this list a lot every year because I feel like it is so difficult to compare all of the different games that I love. I use this fancy ranking engine, because I do think it’s the best/easiest way to get this list, but sometimes it’s just hard to choose between certain games because you have to factor in mood, players, group size, and more.

I admit, this list might not be totally perfect, and I might sometimes pick my #83 before my #24 depending on some of those factors. Regardless, these are all some very awesome games, which I totally love, and I think you should also check them out or ask me to talk about them non-stop – haha!

New games below are noted with a (N) while games that appeared on last year’s list have (#) next to them, with whatever number they came in at last time. Let’s dive in.

Top 5 Five-Player Games

Over time, my gaming group has grown, shrunk, added tables, changed venues, and more. With the size of our current group, it is pretty common for us to split into multiple smaller groups and play a few different games during our weekly game night.

There’s lots of games that are great at 2 to 4 players. I also enjoy a bunch of, usually lighter, games at 6+. But I have found that I am really (and I mean really) not a fan of 5-player games. They’re often too long or slow, or don’t offer enough interaction to keep me invested in the game between my turns. It’s actually a running gag in my group that I hate 5-player games, and would rather split into 3 and 2, or even sit out than play something at 5. (Luckily, we don’t have a 5-player count all that often these days.) All that said, there are some games that I think work well at exactly 5. So here are my favorite 5-player games!

Top 100 as of 2022!

Another year is coming to a close, gamers, and that means it is time for me to update my Top 100! As always, it’s never easy to pick out my favorite games, because it honestly varies day to day! But I tried my best to narrow it down, by sorting out my highest ranked games (rated 8+), and getting a little help from this neat lil ranking engine. So, here it is in all it’s gaming glory! Let’s check it out…

Top 10 Deck Builders – Revisit

Hello again, gamers! And welcome back to another Top 10 List! In July of 2019, I did my first Top 10 Deck Builders, but times have changed, tastes have changed, and I decided the list needed updating! I have expanded to include bag builders as well, since they are very similar in nature. Let’s check them out!

Top 10 X and Write Games

About 3 years ago (7/11/19) I posted about my new favorite mechanism in games – roll & writes. It was pretty new to me at the time, and I was fairly enamored by pretty much every game in that category that I played. The genre has expanded a ton since then – I feel like half the games I see also have a roll and write version! It’s definitely still one of my favorite game styles, but my tastes have also changed a bit since my original list. So, let’s revisit and see where we stand now! This list includes roll & write games, flip & write games, and general “do” and write games (i.e. you may roll and flip).

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