Kelf's Top Board Games Lists

✦ Top 50 - Overall

#50    Call to Adventure
#49    Forgotten Depths
#48    The Search for Planet X
#47    Sea of Clouds
#46    Abyss
#45    Isle of Cats
#44    Starship Samurai
#43    Picture Perfect
#42    Ishtar
#41    Kabuto Sumo

#40    Arcana Rising


#39    City of Kings
#38    After the Empire
#37    Lost Ruins of Arnak
#36    The Big Book of Madness
#35    Coatl
#34    The Hunger
#33    Root
#32    Vampire: The Masquerade - Vendetta
#31    Everdell

#30    Menara


#29    Dale of Merchants
#28    Steampunk Rally Fusion
#27    Res Arcana
#26    Mezo
#25    Cryo
#24    Aquatica
#23    ISS Vanguard
#22    Kingdom Rush
#21    Afternova

#20    Android


#19    Swindler
#18    Infiltration
#17    A Tale of Pirates
#16    Shaolia
#15    Mystic Vale
#14    Quirky Circuits
#13    Treasure Island
#12    Welcome to the Dungeon
#11    Fate of Fantos

#10    Mansions of Madness, 2nd Ed.
#9    VAST
#8    Nemesis
#7    Escape: The Curse of the Temple
#6    Scythe
#5    Starcadia Quest
#4    Near and Far / Now or Never
#3    Bargain Quest
#2    Destinies

#1    I C E

✦ Games I know I will love

Sleeping Gods
Maul Peek
Unsettled
Mythic Mischief

✦ Top 20 - For 2 Players

#20    Any escape room game
#19    Any adventure game
#18    Wordcraft
#17    Tiki
#16    Stellar
#15    Naga Raja
#14    Santorini
#13    Goryo
#12    Shaolia
#11    Great Plains

#10   Micro Macro
#9    Haru Ichiban
#8    Fog of Love
#7    Princess Jing
#6    A Tale of Pirates
#5    Chronicles of Crime
#4    Onitama
#3    So, You've Been Eaten
#2    Claustraphobia 1643
#1    Pagan: Fate of Roanoke

✦ Games I think I will like

Alchemists
Space Base
The Ancient World
Cthulhu: Death May Die
Cupcake Academy
Fate of the Elder Gods
Fuji Koro
In Too Deep
Escape Plan
London Dread
Ninja Academy
Perfect Alibi
Radlands
Santa Monica
Space Alert
The Captain is Dead
Timeline Challenge
Unsettled
Beyond Baker Street
Lords of Hellas
Decorum
Karuba
Mysthea
Paranormal Detectives
The Shipwreck Arcana
Star Wars: Outer Rim
Tamashii
Tang Garden
Tranquility
Tyrants of the Underdark
Vagrantsong
Hidden Leaders
Sakura
Dungeon Drop

Sons of Faeriell

Wasteland Express

Bad Bones

Hand of Fate

Lewis and Clark

Roam

✦ Top 20 - Party Games

#20    Enigma: Beyond Code
#19    Enigma
#18    Dead Man's Doubloons
#17    Ghost Blitz
#16    Flick of Faith
#15    Dicey Peaks
#14    Dr.Eureka
#13    Sushi Go Party!
#12    Tortuga 1667
#11    Dungeon Academy

#10    When I Dream
#9    Pakal
#8    Tsuro of the Seas
#7    Rush & Bash
#6    Whirling Witchcraft
#5    The Grimm Masquerade
#4    Epic Spell Wars (any)
#3    Greedy Greedy Goblins
#2    Celestia
#1    Coup

✦ Honorable Mentions

Dragonfire. math-y D&D adventuring
Eldritch Horror. grandiose adventure, too long to consider it in the top list
Grifters. very good set collection game that didn't make the cut
Lords of Waterdeep. best gateway worker placement game
Marvel United. extremely fun and simple co-op game
Merchants of the Dark Road. too complicated to make the cut, maybe in the future?
Sentient. MATH
Godzilla: Tokyo Clash. didn't make the cut for now, need to play it more
Tortuga 2199. deckbuilding game with area control, need to play it more
Transmissions. a rather simple game with lots of engine building