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Shelf of Greatness

Welcome to the Board Game Quest Shelf of Greatness. Call it a hall of fame, or a badge of honor if you like, but the principle remains the same. Our Shelf of Greatness is made of games we consider to be excellent titles that most gamers can enjoy.

Sure, a game may get 5 Stars from a reviewer, but opinions can still vary from gamer to gamer. So we figured this would be a great way to give you a list of games that have not only gotten excellent ratings, but the majority of our team of reviewers agree as well.

So how do we choose what gets into the Shelf of Greatness? Good question! A couple of times a year, the BGQ staff (currently 10 writers and editors) will come together to vote on which games we think should be admitted to the Shelf. Our rules are simple:

  • The game must have already been reviewed here on BGQ and been given an initial rating of 4.5 or 5 Stars.
  • Each staff member get’s one nomination per voting cycle.
  • The game must then get at least 5 yes votes to be chosen for the Shelf of Greatness. Basically, at least half our team has to agree it deserves to be in.

Our hope is that we can create a place where gamers can easily stop and see titles that the majority of our team thinks are of premium quality (both in gameplay and components.) Unlike yearly awards, this will be a persistent, every growing list that gamers can check out.

The Shelf of Greatness:

 

7 Wonders Shelf of Greatness

7 Wonders Box Cover

7 Wonders

Date Released: 2010
Publisher: Repos Production
Designer: Antoine Bauza
Artists: Antoine Bauza, Miguel Coimbra
Original Review Score: 5 Stars
Date Added to Shelf of Greatness: Spring 2019
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Carcassone Shelf of Greatness

Carcassonne Box Cover

Carcassonne

Date Released: 2000
Publisher: Z-Man Games
Designer: Klaus-Jürgen Wrede
Artists: Doris Matthäus, Anne Pätzke, Chris Quilliams, Klaus-Jürgen Wrede
Original Review Score: 5 Stars
Date Added to Shelf of Greatness: Spring 2019
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Clans of Caledonia Review

Clans of Caledonia

Clans of Caledonia

Date Released: 2017
Publisher: Karma Games
Designer: Juma Al-JouJou
Artist: Klemens Franz
Original Review Score: 5 Stars
Date Added to Shelf of Greatness: Spring 2019
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Great Western Trail Shelf of Greatness

Great Western Trail

Great Western Trail

Date Released: 2016
Publisher: Stronghold Games
Designer: Alexander Pfister
Artist: Andreas Resch
Original Review Score: 5 Stars
Date Added to Shelf of Greatness: Spring 2019
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