The List

Rankings updated as of 6/1/2017.

Last month in the Rankings Update, I added a “Most Wanted List” feature, identifying the 10 games of which I was most interested in tracking down a copy. Well, that feature seems to have worked out pretty well. Within weeks, I had received leads on 8 of the 10 games on my Most Wanted list. And I stumbled across a ninth game from the list by accident. Thanks to all those who reached out to help me find some of these games!!

May was a bit of a slow month for reviews, with only a few published. But with how many games were located, I still feel that it was a productive month for the blog. Since my review queue is now packed full, I’m not going to post an additional ‘Most Wanted’ list in the June rankings. Rather, I’ve added a Heat Index column to give you an idea of which games are highest up in my queue. Here’s the key:

  • Red Hot = These games are at the very top of my queue. You can expect my latest reviews to come primarily from this category.
  • Hot = I’m very interested in these games, and if the chance comes along to play and review one of these, I’ll jump right on it.
  • Warm = I’m keeping an eye on these games, and would not turn down an opportunity to play and review any of them.
  • Blank = With so many good games on the list, these ones are on the back burner for now.
  • Complete = I’ve already reviewed this game. Check the archives if you’d like to read my thoughts on it!
  • N/A = A few games on the list appear twice, and in these cases the lower-ranked editions are considered N/A. I’ll review a few extra games just off the Top 100 to make up for the shortfall!

In terms of what you can expect in June, get excited for a very big War of the Ring post coming soon. I played it for the first time last week and had a blast! What else I review this month will depend on what I can get people to play with me — let me know if you have any suggestions or requests!

 

1
Halfway to completing the Top 10! Terra Mystica coming soon hopefully.
2
Played WotR last week and loved the asymmetry.
3
Great Western Trail took a huge jump up the charts in May – 10 spots.
4
BGG voters seem to disapprove of how mainstream Codenames has gotten.
5
A Feast for Odin climbed six spots in May. Rising up my to-do list too.
6
Got to convince someone to give Tigris and Euprhates a chance…
7
Was so excited to come across a Crokinole board hanging up in a friend’s house!
8
Already planning a GoT playthrough around the time that Season 7 comes out on HBO.
9
Not a lot of the games in this range excite me. On the backburner for now.
10
Clank! crashes onto the scene- based on initial research it may be a deck building game.
11
So long, Village– was one of many fun worker placement games in the Top 100.