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Shannon A.
 
28th-Aug-2007 11:09 pm
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So this is the Hobby Games: The Best 100 meme which lists the 100 games from Green Ronin's recent book, and then you list what you've owned and what you've played.

Boldface if "I own this game."
Italics is "I have played this game."
Italic and Bold are "I both own and have played this game."

Bruce C. Shelley on Acquire
Nicole Lindroos on Amber Diceless
Ian Livingstone on Amun-Re
Stewart Wieck on Ars Magica
Thomas M. Reid on Axis & Allies
Tracy Hickman on Battle Cry
Philip Reed on BattleTech [used to own]
Justin Achilli on Blood Bowl
Mike Selinker on Bohnanza
Tom Dalgliesh on Britannia
Greg Stolze on Button Men
Monte Cook on Call of Cthulhu
Steven E. Schend on Carcassonne
Jeff Tidball on Car Wars
Bill Bridges on Champions
[used to own]
Stan! on Circus Maximus
Tom Jolly on Citadels
Steven Savile on Civilization
Bruno Faidutti on Cosmic Encounter
Andrew Looney on Cosmic Wimpout
Skip Williams on Dawn Patrol
Alan R. Moon on Descent
Larry Harris on Diplomacy
Richard Garfield on Dungeons & Dragons
William W. Connors on Dynasty League Baseball
Christian T. Petersen on El Grande
Alessio Cavatore on Empires in Arms
Timothy Brown on Empires of the Middle Ages
Allen Varney on The Extraordinary Adventures of Baron Munchausen
Phil Yates on Fire and Fury
William Jones on Flames of War
Rick Loomis on Fluxx
John Kovalic on Formula Dé
Anthony J. Gallela on The Fury of Dracula
Jesse Scoble on A Game of Thrones
Lou Zocchi on Gettysburg
James Wallis on Ghostbusters
James M. Ward on The Great Khan Game
Gav Thorpe on Hammer of the Scots
Uli Blennemann on Here I Stand
S. Craig Taylor, Jr. on A House Divided
Scott Haring on Illuminati
Dana Lombardy on Johnny Reb
Darren Watts on Junta
Greg Stafford on Kingmaker
Lester Smith on Kremlin
Wolfgang Baur on Legend of the Five Rings CCG
Marc W. Miller on Lensman
Ted S. Raicer on London's Burning
Teeuwynn Woodruff on Lord of the Rings (boardgame)
Mike Breault on Machiavelli
Jordan Weisman on Magic: The Gathering
Steve Kenson on Marvel Super Heroes (Jeff Grubb version)
Gary Gygax on Metamorphosis Alpha
Greg Costikyan on My Life with Master
John D. Rateliff on Mythos
Chris "Gerry" Klug on Napoleon's Last Battles
John Scott Tynes on Naval War
Erick Wujcik on Ogre
Marc Gascoigne on Once Upon a Time
Mike Bennighof on PanzerBlitz
Steve Jackson on Paranoia
Shannon Appelcline on Pendragon
JD Wiker on Pirate's Cove
Richard H. Berg on Plague!
Martin Wallace on Power Grid [used to own]
Tom Wham on Puerto Rico
Joseph Miranda on Renaissance of Infantry
James Ernest on RoboRally
Paul Jaquays on RuneQuest
Richard Dansky on The Settlers of Catan
Ken St. Andre on Shadowfist
Steven S. Long on Shadowrun
Peter Corless on Shadows over Camelot
Dale Donovan on Silent Death: The Next Millennium
Matt Forbeck on Space Hulk
Ray Winninger on Squad Leader
Lewis Pulsipher on Stalingrad
Bruce Nesmith on Star Fleet Battles
Steve Winter on The Sword and the Flame
Jeff Grubb on Tales of the Arabian Nights
Shane Lacy Hensley on Talisman
Douglas Niles on Terrible Swift Sword
Ed Greenwood on Thurn and Taxis
Mike Fitzgerald on Ticket to Ride
Thomas Lehmann on Tigris & Euphrates
Warren Spector on Tikal
David "Zeb" Cook on Toon
Mike Pondsmith on Traveller
Zev Shlasinger on Twilight Struggle
Kenneth Hite on Unknown Armies
Sandy Petersen on Up Front
R. Hyrum Savage on Vampire: The Eternal Struggle [used to own]
George Vasilakos on Vampire: The Masquerade [used to own]
Kevin Wilson on Vinci
R.A. Salvatore on War and Peace
Jack Emmert on Warhammer 40,000
Chris Pramas on The Warlock of Firetop Mountain
Steve Jackson on The Warlord
John Wick on Wiz-War

That's 35 owned, plus a surprisingly high 5 that I'd owned and got rid of, and 49 I've played. Quite a few war and miniature games there that I'm likely never to play.
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29th-Aug-2007 06:35 am (UTC)
Quite a few war and miniature games there that I'm likely never to play.

Can I be so bold to make a few suggestions?

Timothy Brown on Empires of the Middle Ages: Year by year simulation of military, social and economic changes per region in Europe from 814AD to 1453AD. Extraordinary. We played REMA, revised rules written by fans in c1985 over an twelve month epic. It is truly magnificent.

Justin Achilli on Blood Bowl: At the other end of the scale, fantasy football (or rubgy really). Good, fun, "beer and pretzels" gaming.

Greg Stafford on Kingmaker: Quite a classic, especially if you like English history. Tends to be right in the middle of the previous two suggestions.
29th-Aug-2007 10:14 pm (UTC)
I liked Kingmaker when I owned it as a teen, but I found that when I played it with my brothers, it tended to degenerate into someone building a powerbase and then sitting in it.
29th-Aug-2007 10:29 pm (UTC)

You know, I actually made that comment then erased it on the grounds that my memory of may have been faulty!
30th-Aug-2007 06:35 am (UTC)
I'll definitely have to read these over to see what I think when my copy of the book arrives. Hopefully next week since the contrib copies would have gone out after GenCon.
29th-Aug-2007 10:15 pm (UTC)
You've never played Diplomacy? Man, somehow I thought that was like a requirement for all gamers to try at least once...
30th-Aug-2007 06:34 am (UTC)
I'm not a fan of games that pretty much require double-crossing and being actively mean to win. I've played a couple of sessions of _A Game of Thrones_, which has a lot of similarities, including that particular issue. I gave away a copy of _Intrigue_ for the same reason.
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