Top 100 Board Games (as of the end of 2020)

Top 100 Board Games (as of the end of 2020)

2020 has been a strange year in terms of board gaming. I’ve played more games than ever (I’ll have a post soon with my 2020 playing stats) but most of it was done online and that’s created a strange dynamic – some games I haven’t been able to play (Clank Legacy moving up into the #2 spot is an example of a game that the pandemic has killed for me, and my score more or less is because I’m excited to see it again some day) and others that are available online I’ve played a lot of.

Item2020
Rank
2019
Rank
Change
Champions of Midgard110
Clank! Legacy: Acquisitions Incorporated2119
7 Wonders Duel32-1
Crokinole41915
Clank!: A Deck-Building Adventure550
Blood Rage61812
The Quacks of Quedlinburg781
Brass: Birmingham83-5
Great Western Trail96-3
Magic: The Gathering107-3
A Feast for Odin11121
Thunderstone Quest12164
Marvel Champions: The Card Game139-4
Downforce1410490
7 Wonders1514-1
Sushi Go!1613-3
Everdell17New
KLASK183214
Ticket to Ride194829
Clans of Caledonia203717
Container: 10th Anniversary Jumbo Edition!21276
Dominion225028
Secret Hitler23158135
Bunny Kingdom24339
Scythe254217
Nova Luna266640
Maracaibo27347
Istanbul: The Dice Game28280
Jaipur2925-4
The Quest for El Dorado3021-9
The Taverns of Tiefenthal3129-2
Ticket to Ride: Nordic Countries328856
Concordia33385
Kashgar: Merchants of the Silk Road34439
KeyForge: Call of the Archons3510-25
Baseball Highlights: 20453615-21
Keyflower3720-17
Tapestry385214
Carcassonne397334
Ginkgopolis409555
Oh My Goods!416221
Le Havre426725
Orléans435310
Istanbul: Big Box446016
Russian Railroads4531-14
Azul4622-24
Camel Up484-44
Fantastic Factories4924-25
Heroes of Land, Air & Sea5045-5
For Sale5141-10
Just One5210654
The Crew: The Quest for Planet Nine53New
New York Zoo54New
Diamant55New
Stockpile5636-20
Rune Stones5712265
Strike580-58
Root598930
Blitzkrieg!: World War Two in 20 Minutes600-60
PitchCar619130
Stone Age62173111
Silver & Gold6313572
Viticulture Essential Edition6456-8
Undaunted: Normandy65New
Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures Game6611347
Power Grid67769
Edge of Darkness68779
Gentes: Deluxified Edition6910031
Viscounts of the West Kingdom70New
The Castles of Burgundy7130-41
Blood on the Clocktower72New
Sidereal Confluence: Trading and Negotiation in the Elysian Quadrant7351-22
Catan: Starfarers749824
Raiders of the North Sea75794
Karuba7612448
Lost Cities7758-19
Flamme Rouge789618
High Society79878
Dinosaur Island8015070
Rajas of the Ganges8117-64
Smartphone Inc.82New
One Night Ultimate Werewolf8314764
Rising Sun8464-20
Space Base8511732
Mandala86New
No Thanks!8754-33
War Chest8816880
Luxor89225136
12 Days9017484
Wavelength91New
Snowdonia: Deluxe Master Set9275-17
Cartographers93New
Marvel Dice Masters: Avengers vs. X-Men9461-33
Altiplano9559-36
Werewolf96221125
Arkwright9778-19
Monumental98New
Unlock! Squeek & Sausage9993-6
Metro X100New

Lots of movement this year. The top 10 was relatively stable, with no real surprises (games like Blood Rage and Crokinole that moved into the top 10 were in the top 20 or thereabouts).

There were some big movers driven by the fact I played them so many times online: Downforce, Secret Hitler, and Ginkopolis in particular.

This list will end up being a weird one. In 2021 when I can play in bigger groups, etc all of these rankings will be retested. This year there’s been a lot of two player with Rachel and online gaming with my normal groups, but limited to the games that we have access to online.

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