Jason’s Top 50 Games of All Time

When I say I love to play thematic co-ops, I mean it! If a game snuck on this list that isn’t a co-op, then there’s probably some amazing, unique theme and/ or style that I really enjoyed.

I made my serious plunge into modern board games on Feb. 2nd, 2014 (the day I ordered Pandemic from Amazon), so I don’t have a lot of older games on here. If people want to show me some awesome older games, especially ones with fun themes, hit me up!

I added old games that used to eat my time at the bottom of this list, just for funsies.


50. Witness

49. Kingsburg

48. Sword & Sorcery

47. San Juan

46. Space Hulk: Death Angel

45. Freedom: The Underground Railroad

44. Happy Salmon

43. Battle Line

42. The Banishing

41. Concept/ Imagine

40. Days of Ire: Budapest 1956

39. Pandemic: Iberia

38. Shakespeare

37. Scythe

36. King of Tokyo

35. Robinson Crusoe

34. First Martians

33. Commissioned

32. Tragedy Looper

31. Tales and Games: The Hare and the Tortoise

30. Insider

29. Not Alone

28. Aeon’s End

27. Terraforming Mars

26. Clank!

25. The Ravens of Thri Sahasri

24. The Grizzled

23. Fleet

22. Takenoko

21. Roll Player

20. The Pursuit of Happiness

19. Abyss

18. Specter Ops

17. Escape: The Curse of the Temple

16. Space Alert

15. Through the Ages: A New Story of Civilization

14. Race for the Galaxy

13. Dead of Winter

12. Ghost Stories

11. Mechs vs. Minions

10. Flash Point: Fire Rescue

9. Onirim

8. Eldritch Horror

7. Hanabi

6. Sentinels of the Mulitverse

5. Pandemic Legacy

4. T.I.M.E. Stories

3. Gloomhaven

2. Mage Knight

  1. Pandemic


Bonus! Top 5 Games from my Youth

5. Nightmare

4. Rummikub

3. Concentration (solitaire variant)

2. Strato-Matic Hockey

  1. Munchkin
  • I'm a psychotherapist by trade, practicing in CT. I play games to restore my life balance. I like thematic games with lots of narrative and story, usually cooperative but I love good thematic strategy games as well. As a game evangelist, I also like card games and anything else I can easily tote with me.

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