Chris’s Top 50 Board Games of All Time

To celebrate the release of Episode 100 and the Board Gamers Anonymous Top 100 list, each of us created our own Top 50 list. Below is Chris’s full top 50 games of all time list, complete with many of the games you’ve heard him talk about on the show every month.

You can scroll down to see the full list, including Chris’s Number 1 game of all time, or you can click here to see the full Top 100 list, including several games that Chris has on his list, along with write-ups and comments from him and the team about those games and what makes them so unique. You can also read Anthony’s, Daniel’s, or Drew’s Top 50 Lists, all up on the site.

  1. Nevermore
  2. Shadow Hunters
  3. Love Letter
  4. Dixit: Journey
  5. Smash Up
  6. Tokaido
  7. Castles of Mad King Ludwig
  8. Citadels
  9. Mysterium
  10. A Game of Thrones: The Card Game
  11. Alhambra
  12. Cuba
  13. AquaSphere
  14. Carson City
  15. Amun-Re
  16. Glen More
  17. Imperial
  18. A Game of Thrones: The Board Game (Second Edition)
  19. Caylus
  20. Concordia
  21. The Voyages of Marco Polo
  22. The Speicherstadt
  23. San Juan (second edition)
  24. Bruges
  25. BattleLore (Second Edition)
  26. Arcadia Quest
  27. The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game
  28. Roll for the Galaxy
  29. Blood Rage
  30. Puerto Rico
  31. El Grande
  32. Caverna
  33. Shipyard
  34. Kemet
  35. Agricola
  36. Rococo
  37. Saint Petersburg
  38. Glory to Rome
  39. The Palaces of Carrara
  40. Mombasa
  41. Bora Bora
  42. Runewars
  43. Goa
  44. The Castles of Burgundy
  45. Suburbia
  46. War of the Ring (second edition)
  47. Small World
  48. Dominare
  49. 7 Wonders
  50. Defenders of the Realm

To learn more about our favorite games, visit our Top 100 list here. You can also read more about Chris and the whole BGA team on our About Us page. And of course, make sure to follow Board Gamers Anonymous on Facebook and Twitter, and connect with us in the BGA guild on Board Game Geek. We’re always excited to connect with fellow gamers and listeners and hear what their top game choices are.

  • Anthony lives and plays games in Philadelphia, PA. A lover of complex strategy, two-player war games, and area control, Anthony is always eager to try a new game, even if he's on rule-reading duty.

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