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…

100 – 90

100. Kingdomino
99. Between Two Castles of Mad King Ludwig – I don’t get to play this a ton, but it’s one I can’t seem to let go of. I just really like it!
98. Funkoverse Strategy Game We’ll see a bunch of entries like this in the list, where I’m using 1 rank to encompass all the iterations/versions/expansions of a particular game. Funkoverse is a really fun system that works well, and I love how easy it is to have crazy crossovers!
97. Deception: Murder in Hong Kong Top tier murder-themed game, haha. I wish I had the size group to play it more often, honestly. It’d probably move it’s way up again (last year it was ranked 40!)

96. Maglev Metro
95. Mystic Vale
94. Cosmic Run: Regeneration
93. Meadow – I’m excited to check out the new expansion for this one and see how, if at all, it changes my opinion of it.
92. Sheriff of Nottingham
Almanac – Both The Dragon Road & Crystal Peaks; I’m soooo bad at these. But I still have fun playing!

90 – 81

90. Mysterium – An absolute classic for me!
89. Tales of Glory
88. Roll Player
87. Sonic the Hedgehog: Battle Racers – I’ve seen a lot of more mediocre/negative reviews about this one, but I think it’s rad. It feels like I think a Sonic board game should feel!

86. Drop It
85. Arch Rival Such a simple concept, but done really well!
84. Santorini

83. Scrutineyes
82. Seasons
81. Decktective – This is standing in for the overall series. I think it’s a really cool take on escape room games and I really like them! I am insanely bad at figuring things out in them though haha!

80 – 71

80. Knockout – This has such a fun gimmick!
79. Dream Home
78. Fish Cook
77. Brass Empire
76. Arraial
75. T.I.M.E Stories – I really wish I could go back to this game more/more stuff kept coming out for it on the original play system.
74. Lords of Waterdeep
73. Welcome To…
72. Kokoro: Avenue of the Kodama
71. Gnomopolis
– I want to start playing this at 3-4 players more often, cause it’s just too short at 2!

70 – 61

70. Sorcerer City
69. Valiant Wars
68. Tag City
67. Battle of the Bards
66. Abyss – I feel like I often forgot how simple this gameplay is, and just how good it is because of that
65. Run, Fight, or Die – I’m so glad I have the first edition of this game, I just think it looks so much better than the newer one
64. Tidal Blades: Heroes of the Reef – Still so pleased with my painted minis for this one!
63. Wacky Races: The Board Game
62. Takenoko
61. Space Invaders / Flip Ships – This is such a cool dexterity game that can be super wild and so much fun!

60 – 51

60. Disney Villainous – There are still so many villains I haven’t played as!
59. Tumblin’ Dice
58. Escape: The Curse of the Temple – Even I sometimes underrate how fun this one is. It’s easy and quick, and filled with so much fun intensity!
57. Potion Explosion
56. ROVE: Results-Oriented Versatile Explorer – I don’t solo game often, but when I do, this is a top tier choice for me. I love this puzzley game!

55. Broom Service
54. Ducks in Tow
53. Stockpile – This game doesn’t seem like one I’d like from afar, but it’s just so good. I will never play it without the dice expansion, it takes it to a whole new level!
52. The Quest for El Dorado
51. Dicenstein – One of my fave spooky season games! I do with the oversized meeples weren’t so fumbly though

50 – 41

50. Animals in Espionage – Small box, big fun!
49. Steam Park
48. Just One
– I pull this out any time I have a bigger group, it’s a great party game!
47. The Key – I like them all! This series is clever, unique, and great fun!
46. Holiday Hijinks – Another series entry. I love there 18-card escape rooms. They do the holiday themes so well, and have a lot of clever puzzles!
45. My Little Scythe
44. Similo: Fables – I take this one out whenever my group only has 15-20 minutes to spare. It’s a great filler that really gets you thinking about how people think!
43. Alien Frontiers
42. Blackwood

41. Everdell – Great game with a bunch of mechanics that work well together. I’m excited to try My Lil Everdell to see how that changes the game.

40 – 31

40. Dead of Winter: A Crossroads Game – I rarely have a group for this anymore, but I still love it
39. Monikers – Perfect for 2 teams of 2, always tons of laughs!
38. The Red Dragon Inn
37. Museum Suspects – Brilliant little deduction game
36. Suburbia

35. Picture Perfect – This game is so unique! I just got a few expansions for it that I can’t wait to try!
34. Call to Adventure
33. The Few and Cursed – Great deckbuilding game that really stands out in the genre
32. Monsters on Board –
This game is so much fun! I would love to get myself a copy so I could play it more!
31. Funfair

30 – 21

30. Chronicles of Crime – I finally found just the right group to play this with, so I’ve been able to really enjoy it!
29. Escape Room: The Game
28. Dice Kingdoms of Valeria – A great roll and write that really lets you continuously compound your actions
27. Bunny Kingdom
26. Asking for Trobils
– I think this clean cut worker placement game is vastly underrated!
25. The Search for Planet X – I’m slowly getting better at this one!
24. Dollars to Donuts
23. Silver & Gold
22. Cascadia
21. Love Letter
– My favorites are Adventure Time & Princess Princess Ever After for their themes, but I like them all! I like that a lot of them (like Archer: Once You Go Blackmail) have special, unique rules too!

20 – 11

20. Istanbul
19. Cartoon Network Crossover Crisis Deck-Building Game

18. Heart of Crown – I love the arrows on the cards, forcing you to strategize the order you play them in
17. Draftosaurus
16. Bitoku – I won’t often play a game this long, but if I will, this is high up on the list! It’s such a clean game for how many rules there are, and it is also gorgeous!

15. Legendary: A Marvel Deck Building Game
14. Cartographers – And all of it’s maps of course!
13. Fleet: The Dice Game
12. The Quacks of Quedlinburg
11. Whirling Witchcraft – This one gets to the table a ton because it’s so quick, the rules are easy to remember, and it’s lots of fun!

10 – 1 !

10. Meeples & Monsters – An awesome bag building game that has a great level of strategy
9. Flamecraft – I really quickly fell in love with this game. It’s so smooth, so pretty, and a ton of fun. I think there are a lot of successful paths to victory too, which I adore!
8. Argent: The Consortium – After a bad first experience with this game (because of players, not the game) I’m always glad I gave this one another shot, cause it’s a wonderful game with lots of great strategies!
7. Sagrada – Such a great, puzzley game. Love this one particularly at 2
6. Cowboy Bebop: Space Serenade – An excellent deck building game that I’ve happily introduced to a lot of players!
5. Space Base – 2-3 is my favorite player count for this, because I love being able to be invested in every turn and trigger so many cool abilities
4. Unlock! – I love escape rooms, even in board game form. The Unlock! series is top tier. I’ve had so many fantastic experiences with them
3. なつめも (Natsumemo) – This is such a fun little game with a cute, kind of silly theme, and just plain ol’ fun game play! It’s always full of laughs!
2. MicroMacro: Crime City – I don’t care who tells me this is an activity and not a game. It’s a game to me, and I love it. I can’t wait for the next box to come out. It’s a brilliant style of deduction and mystery solving!
1. Marvel United – This game has charmed me to no end. I love the wide spread of characters and abilities, I love how quick and easy it is to play. It’s just a great time! And one day, I’ll finally finish painting the miniatures!