Overrated Games

Featured in episode 43 released on 22 Mar 2006.

Tom Vasel Joe Steadman
#10

Ligretto

Ligretto

Designer(s): Werner Ernst George Muller
Publisher: Playroom Entertainment

Wongar

Wongar

Designer(s): Richard Borg, Alan R. Moon
Publisher: Goldsieber Spiele

#9

Scrabble

Scrabble

Designer(s): Alfred Mosher Butts
Publisher: Winning Moves

Betrayal at House on the Hill

Betrayal at House on the Hill

Designer(s): Rob Daviau, Bruce Glassco, Bill McQuillan, Mike Selinker, Teeuwynn Woodruff
Publisher: Avalon Hill (Hasbro)

#8

Phoenix

Phoenix

Designer(s): Zach Greenvoss, Amanda Greenvoss
Publisher: Descartes Editeur, Eurogames

Evo

Evo

Designer(s): Philippe Keyaerts
Publisher: Descartes Editeur, Eurogames

#7

The Bridges of Shangri-La

The Bridges of Shangri-La

Designer(s): Leo Colovini
Publisher: Überplay

Loopin' Louie

Loopin' Louie

Designer(s): Carol Wiseley
Publisher: The Canadian Group

#6

Chess

Chess

Designer(s): (Uncredited)
Publisher: nestorgames

Lord of the Rings

Lord of the Rings

Designer(s): Reiner Knizia
Publisher: Fantasy Flight Games

#5

Diplomacy

Diplomacy

Designer(s): Allan B. Calhamer
Publisher: Avalon Hill (Hasbro)

Carcassonne

Carcassonne

Designer(s): Klaus-Jürgen Wrede
Publisher: Z-Man Games

#4

Hansa

Hansa

Designer(s): Michael Schacht
Publisher: Überplay

Ticket to Ride

Ticket to Ride

Designer(s): Alan R. Moon
Publisher: Days of Wonder

#3

Hive

Hive

Designer(s): John Yianni
Publisher: Gen42 Games

Memoir '44

Memoir '44

Designer(s): Richard Borg
Publisher: Days of Wonder

#2

Saint Petersburg

Saint Petersburg

Designer(s): Bernd Brunnhofer
Publisher: Hans im Glück Verlags-GmbH, Rio Grande Games

The Settlers of Catan

The Settlers of Catan

Designer(s): Klaus Teuber
Publisher: Mayfair Games

#1

Paths of Glory

Paths of Glory

Designer(s): Ted Raicer
Publisher: GMT Games

Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico

Designer(s): Andreas Seyfarth
Publisher: Rio Grande Games

Now, before anyone has a heart attack or gets the wrong impression, I'm using the word "overrated" in a joking sense.  I really don't think these games are overrated - I simply like them quite a bit less than most people do.  There's not much significance to the order of the list - it's only ordered in order of how highly the games are ranked at www.boardgamegeek.com   - Tom Vasel.