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Best Board Games of All time 2023

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Best Board Games of All-Time 2023 update is here! What’s new on the list? What board games were left out top 10 favorite board game list?

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  1. Nice lists, thanks! Wanna try Wonderland's War and Dwellings.

    It's always hard to choose top 10, so picked my top 20 :P: As of december 2022.
    1 Gloomhaven

    2 Ark Nova

    3 Eclipse: Second Dawn for the Galaxy

    4 Clans of Caledonia

    5 Gaia Project

    6 The Castles of Burgundy

    7 Roll for the Galaxy

    8 Underwater Cities

    9 La Granja

    10 ISS Vanguard

    11 Nations

    12 Dune: Imperium

    13 Terra Mystica

    14 Grand Austria Hotel

    15 Arnak

    16 Mage Knight Board Game

    17 Marco Polo

    18 Tzolk'in: The Mayan Calendar

    19 7 Wonders Duel

    20 Pandemic Legacy: Season 1/0

  2. to be honest for LOTR card game I got the game as it had great review, but didn't like it much, I only got the base version, maybe spending more money on it would make it better but as far as I played it's not sitting in my shelf getting dust

    for the nemesis, haven't played lockdown, as I got the base version KS and happily review was so good I managed to sell it easily without loosing any money, really don't like it, too random.

    only game it's in my top 10 is spirit island, I have gloomhaven/root which didn't appear and for me are both worth to be in the top 10

  3. I got 501 games and NONE of your top 10s. I am not even considering to get them.

  4. Dune Imperium is my the most played game of 2022. I think i played more than 400 games xD Can't wait for the new expansion so I can play it again! A month ago i tried Northgard: Uncharted Lands and I was blown away! It's very simple and streamlined 4X game mixed with deckbuilding mechanics and it's really good and fun! I want to get Eclipse, but it's so god damn expensive xD

  5. Current TOP looks like
    1. Dune Imperium
    2. Twilight Imperium 4
    3. Gloomhaven
    4. Kemet
    5. A Game of Thrones The Board Game
    6. ISS Vanguard
    7. Terraforming Mars
    8. Nemesis
    9. Lord of the Rings LCG
    10. Catan (because it started it all, will stay forever in honorable 10th space :D)

  6. 80% of ur lists would be in my list, that's why I love u guys! keep up the good work!

  7. My top-10 would be:
    1. Mage Knight the boardgame (all expansions + custom dwarf character)
    2. Spirit Island (+ first two expansions)
    3. Scythe (+ first expansion)
    4. Race for the Galaxy (+ first two expansions)
    5. Gloomhaven
    6. Ark Nova
    7. Cosmic Encounter (+ all expansions)
    8. Res Arcana (+ both expansions)
    9. Everdell
    10. Thunderstone Advance (epic variant + all expansions)

    You two had great lists too! Nemesis is easily my favourite thematic game, despite it being super random and unfair. Dune Imperium is definitely growing on me, the design feels almost flawless in just how effortlessly it plays. I want to get Dwellings of Eldervale at some point, but unfortunately I missed the KS campaign. I enjoyed my one play of it though, even with the worst dice rolling streak of all-time (16 defeats in a row!). I just played Feed the Kraken for the first time last weekend, mostly thanks to this channel's strong recommendation, and wasn't disappointed! I'll see if it overtakes Deception: Murder in Hong Kong as my favourite social deduction game, it certainly has potential but needs more playtime to judge properly.

    It was great to see so much overlap with you guys, your content has been extremely strong from the very beginning and I love watching your reviews!

  8. I love to play Hadrians Wall (solo) and Dune Imperium (solo and multiplayer). Recently I started to play Skytear: Horde (solo) and it's fighting for the top places in my list 🙂 It has a great art, it's easy to set up and it's challenging and very exciting. At the moment I am exploring different pre-built alliance decks vs different Horde decks and different Outsiders (bosses), but there is a list of challenges and ways to explore deck building… Also – it has co-op and PvP modes as well. Can't wait to play it more 🙂

  9. Man these games costs a fortune for a broke college kid, would that stop me though? Ahahha, No

  10. Okay, two of my top ten were mentioned: Rebellion & TS. That was more than I was expecting. Neither of which I've had a chance to play in about 5 years (very sadly).

  11. Man surprised to see Wonderland’s War there. I only played once and while I appreciated the production, the game didn’t feel that elegant or intuitive to me. Also it just is long to play and set up, as compared to the fun of the play. I was hoping for more, as I love a great production, the art, the theme, bag building, push your luck etc. Somehow the sum of the parts wasn’t that great to me in my play.

  12. Great games! I love Spirit Island and Terraforming Mars myself. Interesting how some games slipped the rankings. This War of Mine seemed to be a red herring in the intro footage there!

    P.S. I think it’s time to admit that I have a tiny crush on Janis. Not saying which Janis lol

  13. Great picks! I love Dune Imperium, and Spirit Island, but I need to try Star Wars Rebellion, and Nemesis sometime. Feed the Kraken looks great but its enjoyment seems so group dependent. Btw, you guys are fantastic content creators! Cheers and best of luck in 2023.
    👍

  14. I really need to get Dune Imperium, Hadrian's Wall, and Ark Nova.
    Oh wait, you didn't say Ark Nova. 😛

  15. I recently got Hadrian's Wall and really enjoyed my first solo play. I really want to get Nemesis.
    Waiting for my version of Wonderland's War to arrive. I played it once at 2 player but really want to try it at a higher count.

  16. Максим Пробийголова says:

    Terraforming Mars will always be in our top

  17. I need to try a few of these.

    Mine would be
    Eldritch Horror
    Burncycle
    Sheol
    SW Imperial Assault
    The Night Cage
    Nemesis
    Brass
    The Loop
    Mansions of Madness
    Bloodborne

  18. Where is the actual rank of ark Nova for Janis ?

  19. 1. Undaunted: Stalingrad
    2. Twilight Imperium
    3. Dune: Imperium
    4. Undaunted Normandy/North Africa
    5. Mistborn: House War
    6. Teraforming Mars: Ares Expedition
    7. Lost Ruins of Arnak
    8. Star Wars Rebellion
    9. Salem 1692
    10. Betrayal Legacy

    Janis, I think if you like thematic wargames you would absolutely die for Undaunted: Stalingrad. The other Undaunted games are amazing but Stalingrad is incredible because it is a legacy game and as you are going through you really grow attached to your soldiers and it just hurts so much when they die. The last couple scenarios we played were absolute bloodbaths and the entire time I was in fear as it came down to the wire and I lost a lot of my veteran soldiers but was still able to barely win the scenario limping across the finish line with some reservist soldiers. Lots of twists and turns from the Legacy game component and what is nice is that it is 100% resettable, as when tiles get blown up or soldiers die you don't tear up the card, but instead replace the card with a reservist or they get a promotion that is an extra box on a new card rather than putting a sticker on the original one. Most emotional board game experience I have ever had.

  20. I wish a bunch of these games came in smaller boxes and a smaller footprint on the table! lol

  21. So if you like deduction games what do you think about Among Cultist?

  22. Great channel, guys! My tastes overlap with yours quite a bit:
    #1: Blood Rage
    #2: Dune: Imperium
    #3: The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game
    #4: Root
    #5: Lost Ruins of Arnak
    #6: Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures Game
    #7: Tyrants of the Underdark
    #8: Mage Knight
    #9: Nemesis
    #10:Return to Dark Tower

  23. Great list, mine would overlap with almost all of those mentioned! I was wondering: in your opinion, is the Deluxe edition of Wonderland's War worth it? What's the difference between that and the retail version?

  24. I don’t have an order but I know Arkham Horror CCG, Choas in the Old World, Mansions of Madness, Oathsworn, and Just One

  25. i love how you guys format every video so much. every video is a reasonable length of time, and everything said is meaningful. beautifully edited and paced and i wish more channels had this format

  26. Nemesis and Spirit Island are in my Top 5, and not sure if it will ever change.
    Heck Im building my e-raptor insert for Nemesis now, for a game night next week. 😁

    Ps. its sad that SI is getting lower this year, though it might go up again with the new expansion haha.

  27. I would have added Kanban EV, Great Western trail, Troyes

  28. This is the day we will write in our logbooks: 5th place in the best board games of all time. Whoop whoop!

  29. Nice to see lists with no Gloomhaven, which I always found pretty overrated. My faves (I play almost exclusively solo):

    1. Arkham Horror LCG
    2. Spirit Island
    3. Terraforming Mars
    4. Marvel Champions
    5. Eldritch Horror
    6. Ark Nova
    7. That's Pretty Clever! (Simple, but I think I have literally 200 plays on my cell phone)
    8. Lost Ruins of Arnak
    9. Viticulture
    10. Welcome To

    Hadrian's Wall would probably be #11!

  30. I hope that Jānis G will get Eclipse more than 2 times on the table this year. My goal for 2022 was to get TI4 at least 3 times on the table, I managed 5 times. Miracles happen 😀

  31. Great lists! Looking at your top 10s, we play Dune Imperium a lot – definitely in my top 20. Eclipse and Terraforming Mars would also be in my top 20, though they don't get played as often. Most of the others I've yet to play but I think that I would at least like all of them. I got LotR TCG for Christmas but haven't broken it out yet – I'm really excited to play it!

    Here's my top 10…
    Gloomhaven

    Sleeping Gods

    Arkham Horror TCG

    Agricola

    Search for Planet X

    This War of Mine

    Viticulture EE (with Tuscany)

    Spirit Island

    Mage Knight

    Titan

  32. Each of you chose nemesis or lockdown. I would have expected one of them to be clearly better than the other. Why the difference?

  33. Every time I watch your top I remorse selling Spirit Island. I have played it thrice with 3 different groups and all said it's boring. I liked it but decided to sell it and buy Robinson Crusoe. My friends like it as and I. But Spirit Island was a good pick and I should have kept it in collection for solo play or other group that would assess it better. Now I have to wait for Ukrainian localisation if it ever happen

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