Boardgame Geek Top 100 – Played or Play? 90-81

With the previous post in this series doing so well, I guess I should do more of them and finish the job, eh?

Last week’s post was a lot of fun and I got some great feedback. Thanks to those of you who stopped by and left your thoughts.

This week (assuming I don’t do two posts a week) we’re going to be looking at #90-81 of the Boardgame Geek Top 100 and we’ll see just how many of them I’ve played before.

And how many I just don’t want to play.

Spoiler: there’s a couple in this one!

In the comments last week, I said that I thought I’ve played 40 of the Top 100 games. Anyone want to hazard a guess whether that’s a low or a high estimate?


Lay your bets! Lay your bets, but don’t bet on red…

Now that you’ve blown all of your money on me, let’s get started.

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New to Me – September 2019

It had been a quiet September at Dude Central. There was a birthday party that nobody came to (it’s not my fault I accidentally put September 9, 2018 on the invitations. How was I supposed to know that everybody would actually look at the year and think the party had already happened?)

My birthday post did get some traffic, though, so that was nice.

There was almost an insurrection (yet again) because the only three new to me games had been from 2018 and 2019.

The Cult of the New to Me was not happy.

There was a lot of yelling!


But then, just as the month was about to end, I played a 2016 game and a classic from 2009.

Everybody was happy (or at least appeased) and we could all go down to the bar and drink our mineral waters.

Until next month, at least.

So, without further adieu (I had to use all of my adieu to turn the power back on anyway), let’s begin!

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Pandemic: Rising Tide – The King of Bad Timing

Poor Z-Man games. What happens when you have all of your publicity planned for a game, ready to go out on a certain day, and then suddenly the world explodes with not one, not two, but three events that would each individually make you step back and say “oh shit, that was bad timing”?

Z-Man games had to do that with their announcement of the newest Pandemic series game, Pandemic: Rising Tide.


The post is dated September 1, but news was announced before that, just as Harvey was hitting. They quickly apologized even though they really had no need to (but I don’t blame them for thinking that they should, in this day and age of Internet Outrage).

They have a wonderful thing at the end of the post where they say they will donate $5 from every pre-order to Hurricane Harvey relief.

And then Irma hits. And there’s also flooding in India that’s been happening for the last couple of weeks.

I guess other games news sites were busy, or didn’t cover it last week out of respect (or maybe request?), but today’s Boardgame Breakfast on the Dice Tower was the first I had heard of this game, 10 days after this post was released.

It then showed up on Shut Up & Sit Down’s news post for this week.

Anyway, the game itself looks fascinating and has nothing to do with hurricanes.

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