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100+ Games You Must Have

Welcome to the 100+ Games You Must Have….

Any game with a metascore over 90 – Add to your collection today!

Add any game over 80 when you can – you won’t be disappointed.

Add any game over 70 if you like the genre – still a great game.

Or use the menu to drill down into your favourite category…


Title (Click below for more)MetascoreImageSummary
Cry Havoc86A sci-fi wargame between 2-4 very different armies.
Terraforming Mars92The terraforming, tile-laying, card-drafting, terrirory-grabbing economic strategy game
Adrenaline82The tabletop first person shooter
Roll Player84The dice game of creating a role playing game style character
Clank!82A deck building, dungeon delving game
Codenames Pictures83The picture version of the Spiel Des Jahres winning Codenames
Love Letter82Just 16 cards add up to a great game of deduction.
Sushi Go!80The fast pick and pass sushi card game
Five Tribes85The worker displacement strategy game
The Resistance83The intense social deduction game
Alhambra76The 2003 Spiel Des Jahres winning tile laying family game
Sheriff of Nottingham84Bluff your contraband past the Sheriff in this family party game
Agricola83The meaty farming strategy game
Caverna: The Cave Farmers89The cave farming strategy game that evolved from Agricola
Terra Mystica86The terra-forming strategy game
Race For The Galaxy89The galactic civilizations card game.
Roll Through The Ages: The Bronze Age76The fun civilisation-building dice game.
Through the Ages: A New Story of Civilization93The excellent civilisation-building game - now improved and updated
Formula D79The excellent and surprisingly strategic formula 1 game
Fearsome Floors77The Friedemann Friese blood thirsty classic of running from a monster
Isle of Skye85The tile-laying, price-setting game to become King
Fabled Fruit77A fun family card game that evolves the more you play it
Colt Express79The award-winning, deck-building, gun fight game
Camel Up82The crazy game of stacking camels that won the Spiel Des Jahres
Kingdomino82An easy tile-laying game to learn based on dominoes but a tougher game to win
Survive Escape From Atlantis 30th Anniversary Edition84The most vicious family board game!
Jamaica79The fun pirate-plundering race game
Scythe94A beautiful epic strategy game of expansion, exploration and economic engine building - crammed into 2 hours
Carcassonne: South Seas80Carcassonne transported to the south seas where you collect bananas, fish and shells to trade for victory point ships in this delightful game.
Carcassonne Board Game88The definitive tile-laying game. A wonderful game that can be as cut-throat as the players decide.
Catan89One of the most successful board games - I love it. I play with with friends, gamers and in tournaments.
Castles of Mad King Ludwig83This castle-building auction title game is so satisfying as your castle grows.
Lords of Waterdeep: A Dungeons & Dragons Board Game84An excellent worker placement game that's more euro game than D&D game.
7 Wonders Duel89The 2 player duel version of 7 Wonders that is better than the original
7 Wonders86The multi-award winning strategy card game - but I think its been outclassed by its 2 player version 7 Wonders Duel!
Puerto Rico90A deceptively simple strategy game of differing roles, expansion and trade
Imperial Settlers83Imperial Settlers is a strategic card game in which players build empires by placing buildings, then sending workers to those buildings to acquire new resources and abilities.
Splendor83The excellent game of chip-collecting and set scoring to gain more chips an higher scores.
Deus82I love this strategy game of empire building in the ancient world.
Orleans Board Game91The bag-building strategy game with many paths to victory and huge replay ability
CV Card Game73A fun family dice game to replay your life!
Ra: The Dice Game78An excellent Reiner Knizia dice game - very, very loosely based on Ancient Egypt and his game Ra.
Ra Board Game88The auction set-collecting strategy game
Word On The Street76The word game makes a fantastic party game.
Time’s Up Title Recall91The charades-based party game that makes everyone laugh.
Loopin Louie74This kid's game is so much fun it is many serious gamer's gulity pleasure.
Dixit85The beautiful game of creative bluffing to get your image chosen as the one that matches the selected phrase.
Terra81The trivia game where being close counts.
Wits & Wagers82The trivia party game where you bet on which answer is closest!
One Night Ultimate Werewolf82Werewolf fun packed into a short game that get's played again and again
Codenames88The Spiel Des Jahre (2016) winning game of clue guessing.
Telestrations92The fantastic game for the whole family, friends and anyone who can't draw!
Spyfall84The clue-giving, location-guessing, spy-hunting party game of bluff and deduction
Great Western Trail93Destined to be a classic strategy game this extraordinary gamers game is now as hard as it first looks but will leave you wondering about other strategy options long after the box has been packed away.  I LOVE it!
Dominion89The game that launched the deck-building genre - still a great game.
Mystic Vale Card Game80A beautiful deck building game where cards combine to create new "crafted cards" - I feel it's still developing and needs the killer expansion to add more interaction.
Favor of the Pharaoh78The dice-rolling, dice manipulating game of ancient Egypt
Bang!: The Dice Game80A wild west dice game of hidden roles and deadly rolls
Pick-Omino74Chickens rolling dice to claim barbecued worms is the theme of this fun dice game
Qwixx75The addictive award winning dice game that launched the "roll and write" genre of games - but has some surprisingly varied reviews
Roll for The Galaxy88You roll the dice which then become your workers to help you build your empire in this excellent strategy game.
Nations: The Dice Game75The dice-throwing, empire-building version of Nations
Discoveries The Journals of Lewis and Clark80The dice-rolling game of strategy and exploration
Würfel Bohnanza77A brilliant dice game based on the Bohnanza card game.  Great to play with everyone involved all the time.
Star Wars: Rebellion Board Game92Star Wars conflict on a galactic scale
Nuclear War74The 1965 humorous card game that has just had a 50th anniversary Kickstarter upgrade.
Star Realms Deckbuilding Game79Deck building combat game for 2 or more (with extra packs).
Twilight Struggle Deluxe Edition94The excellent 2 player cold war game that's far less complex than it first looks
Axis & Allies 1942 Second Edition79The classic WWII war game for 2-5 players (the 1942 edition is one of many editions)
Risk Legacy Game86The version of Risk where the board and rules change from game to game!
Captain Sonar Board Game84An exciting game of submarine cat and mouse for two teams.
Small World86A brilliant fantasy war game with lots of expansions and a brilliant app.
Britannia80I absolutely love this game and play it at every opportunity.  It is really only for 4 players!  The complexity of each player, playing multiple historical nations may put some people off but I think this game is a classic.
Ogre Designer’s Edition77The amazing designer edition of the 1970s game that launched Steve Jackson Games and shows what can happen when Kickstarter campaigns get carried away!
Eight Minute Empire Legends83A quick fix for empire-builders.  This version is better than the original.
Memoir ’4486A fantastic 2 player war game that gamers will love.   Some won't like the luck involved or the simplicity of the card-driven mechanic but I think that's what makes this war game so accessible.  
No Thanks!76A card game that's a test of nerve
Red777The cut throat rules-changing card game
Libertalia79The devious card game of plundering pirates
Lanterns The Harvest Festival Board Game80A beautiful game of tile laying and set collecting
Acquire79The classic 1964 business game of shares and takeovers.  This is still as fresh today as it was then.   Search Amazon for classic versions.
Power Grid89An excellent strategy route-building and auction game.
Augustus78The best way to describe this great game is roman bingo -  but much more!
Stone Age85An excellent game that's also an app - the junior version won the kids Spiel Des Jahres
Machi Koro79An excellent city-building card game
Zooloretto76A fun zoo building game based on the card game Coloretto
Karuba83An addictive tile laying puzzle game for the whole family
Saboteur Card Game80An easy to play fun game for a group of players of all gaming experience.
Cloud 980The fun game of ballooning and brinkmanship
Ticket To Ride87Ticket To Ride is perhaps the perfect board game for beginners.  It’s also a successful app and has produced numerous variations.
Time Stories84Beautifully designed and reminiscent of the old adventure computer games.
Mysterium82In a cross between a co-op mystery and Dixit one player is a ghost
The Grizzled84Tough and very thematic co-op card game
Flash Point Fire Rescue82Exciting co-op game fighting fires and rescuing civilians.  It's fun but hard and some roles are far better than others.  Check out the Flash Point folder for all the expansions.
Ghost Stories87If you like your coop games tense and tough then this is for you
Betrayal At House On The Hill83A coop game of exploration of a haunted house before it turns into a fight for survival against the traitor among you
Robinson Crusoe: Adventures on the Cursed Island88An incredibly tough co-op game that I will happily play late into the night then again first thing in the morning.
Forbidden Island75A light family co-op game by the author of Pandemic
Forbidden Desert79A fun desert-based coop game with shifting sands from the designer of Pandemic
Hanabi82A challenging coop card game that's prone to cheating!
Dead of Winter Crossroads Game91A beautifully atmospheric zombie game that's co-op until a possible traitor strikes!
Pandemic Reign Of Cthulhu83Pandemic - the horror version!
Pandemic: The Cure79Pandemic the dice game is much lighter then the original so opinions are very mixed
Pandemic: Iberia93An excellent version of Pandemic set in the 19th Century. A limited edition so get it fast if you want it.
Pandemic85The original disease-curing co-op game
Pandemic Legacy95A fantastic gaming experience that challenges you and your emotions! 
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