You could have put in Empires and Generals in place of Cities and Knights… which is just an expansion of Catan.
It’s not “just” and expansion of Catan, it’s a shockingly good expansion making the game worth playing. Also, I’ve never played Empires and Generals. Worth checking out?
Want to promote this obscure self-published game? However, you could have NOT.That was the punch line. You have to buy a second game, to play this.
I especially like the idea, that you have to “have a Monty Python” fetish for digging “Shadows Over Camelot”.
what? less complexity—-Dominion? more complex 7 wonders?…a big mistake from chat i think
Yeah. Dominion has 10 non-base cards to deal with, and generally only a few points of interaction. 7 Wonders’ drafting and limited range mechanisms are more involved for those not intimately familiar with drafting from Magic and its ilk. While some combos from Dominion can become immensely convoluted, it’s generally a much easier game to grok.
the grape is very good and nice, but if there is more coloring and indicator
Hi, I want to print this out on a poster and was wondering if you had a larger size better for printing?
Yes! Is there a bigger size ?? Or can someone make it a bigger size?
This is amazing! Thumbs up for a poster.
Arkham Horror and Warhammer are in the “Play for less than 2 hours” group? I must be really slow.
“Axis and Allies” has the “hardest rules ever”? Not even close. This person has never touched “World in Flames”, to say nothing of “Advanced Squad Leader” or “Starfleet Battles”.
Exactly what my wife and I were saying to each other. A&A is a nice drinking game.
I was wondering why Diplomacy wasn’t in that slot.
Diplomacy’s rules are incredibly easy. Being any good at it is incredibly hard.
True, but the whole cutting off support/bouncing moves can get confusing as hell.
Yeah, good point!!!
this is great but one of my favorite board game is monopoly. It is a very cool game never get tired of playing it.
I find it interesting that card games are included in board games.
Imagine there is a board that has a spot where each part goes (deck, discard, life totals, battlefield etc.) and tada board game
Basically, when we gamers say “board games” we mean a game that is played that is not a video game and not played with a standard deck of cards (like, it isn’t rummy, poker, pounce, go fish, etc).
I’ve been already playing Monopoly with my little Sister for 2 years. She’s 10 now and I’m 17. This thing is surely amazing! :))
This chart is my God now. Kneel before chart! CHART!
They did the logic. Now someone needs to make an application out of it.
Trivial Pursuit is spelt wrong!
Sorry, I seem to have missed something. Where’s the Cones of Dunshire?
Sometimes it’s hard not being a native English speaker. Can someone please explain to me what they mean with “Do you secretly wish you were a dick (a P.I.)?”
A P.I. is a private investigator, or a detective for hire. There is an old slang term that refers to a P.I. as a “private dick.” This predates, and has no relation to, the current slang referring to male anatomy.
In this context, ‘dick’ is slang for Private Investigator
Monopoly: The game that ends friendships and wrecks relationships.
“Monopoly: The game that ends friendships and wrecks relationships, just by asking if anyone wants to play!”
Seriously. It makes me go, “Uhh… Well, let me introduce you to some real games.”
Of course people are going to disagree! (Including me).
Anyone who thinks that Axis & Allies are “hardest rules ever” needs to broaden their horizons. Let’s put it this way: A&A is often used as a ‘gateway’ game into more serious wargaming, and considered a ‘light’ game among most wargamers.
As a know it all, I must inform you that you spelled “pursuit” wrong.
Carcassonne has pretty simple rules, though that can get confusing with the different versions, then adding in expansions. But one step at a time, just the base game, its pretty simple.
Agreed. It is one of the most simple games I ever play, honestly.
The whole path to it is weird, kids can play it too pretty easily, but I guess its not a “kids game” haha.
Awesome chart. Includes a lot of my least favorite games though. I’d love to make a chart like this including all the games I love best. I have a ranked & rated list on my website: http://www.raederle.com/2015/01/board-game-reviews-rank-10.html
For the record, Smallworld is fairly portable. Examples of games that I consider not-so-portable: Starcraft the Board Game, Carcassone “Big Box”, Tikal… Just saying. But I mean, if you mean “pocket size portable”, then sure, I’d turn to Red 7, Citadels, Voice of Conscience, etc.
Smallworld has 10 billion teeny tiny parts that will definitely get lost anywhere besides the biggest dining room table! I can’t tell you how many 10 coins or ratmen I’ve lost under my couch.
That’s a fair point. I hadn’t looked at it that way. Usually I’m the board game party host.
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