My synopsis on the best board games from the past decade and the best board game of the decade

The links with descriptions are included as a hyperlink in the year. This is strictly a synopsis. My top game of the year is blue for each year.


2010

Top Five

7 Wonders, Dominant Species, Fresco, Hanabi and Lords of Vegas

Honorable Mention

K2 and Merchants and Marauders


2011

Top Five

The Castles of Burgundy, A Game of Thrones: The Board Game, Letters from Whitechapel, Mage Knight and Risk Legacy

Honorable Mention

Kingdom Builder and Skull


2012

Top Five

Agricola: All Creatures Big and Small, Freedom: The Underground Railroad, The Manhattan Project, Tzolk’in: The Mayan Calendar and Zombicide

Honorable Mention

Keyflower and A Fake Artist Goes to New York


2013

Top Five

Concordia, Eldritch Horror, Gravwell: Escape from the 9th Dimension, Terror in Meeple City (Rampage) and Zombicide Season 2: Prison Outbreak

Honorable Mention

Sushi Go! and Forbidden Desert


2014

Top Five

Camel Up, Dead of Winter: A Crossroads Game, Deception: Murder in Hong Kong, Patchwork and Spyfall

Honorable Mention

Five Tribes and Orléans


2015

Top Five

7 Wonders Duel, Broom Service, Codenames, Food Chain Magnate and Pandemic Legacy: Season 1

Honorable Mention

Between Two CitiesBurgle Bros and Viticulture Essential Edition


2016

Top Five

Captain Sonar, Clank!: A Deck-Building Adventure, Kingdomino, Secret Hitler and Terraforming Mars

Honorable Mention

Flamme Rouge, Great Western Trail, Imhotep, Junk Art, Mansions of Madness Second Edition, Pandemic: Iberia and Scythe


2017

Top Five

Azul, Downforce, Gloomhaven, My Little Scythe and Twilight Imperium 4th Edition

Honorable Mention

Bunny Kingdom, Clans of Caledonia, The Quest for El Dorado, Rajas of the Ganges, Sagrada and Spirit Island


2018

Top Five

Chronicles of Crime, Detective: A Modern Crime Board Game, Fireball Island: Curse of Vul-Kar, Railroad Ink and Western Legends

Honorable Mention

Betrayal Legacy, The Mind and Welcome to…


2019

Top Five

Dune, Point Salad, Undaunted: Normandy, Watergate and Wingspan

Honorable Mention

Tapestry and Tiny Towns


My top ten board games of the decade

7 Wonders, The Castles of Burgundy, Freedom: The Underground Railroad, Gloomhaven, Pandemic Legacy: Season 1, Patchwork, Terraforming Mars, Western Legends, Wingspan and Zombicide Season 2: Prison Outbreak


My top five board games of the decade

The Castles of Burgundy, Freedom: The Underground Railroad, Gloomhaven, Pandemic Legacy: Season 1 and Terraforming Mars


My top three board games of the decade

The Castles of Burgundy, Gloomhaven and Pandemic Legacy: Season 1


My top two board games of the decade

The Castles of Burgundy and Gloomhaven


My top board game of the decade

The Castles of Burgundy

Author: Two off the Top

Just a guy that wants to talk about board games more than his future wife tolerates.

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