Each year around this time, Tom Vasel, host of the world's most popular board game podcast, lists his favorite 100 games via video, and the last few years, he's added the people's choice as well as his 12-year-old daughter Melody's favorites. The videos are always entertaining and promote good discussion about games.

Summoner Wars debuted on Tom's list in the 20s (back when it was just the starter sets) and last year was 5th overall. With so many fancy new games and expansions on the market, how far did Summoner Wars drop?

Well it didn't fall at all of course. In fact it moved up into the number two spot as the second greatest board game of all time in Tom's opinion. Woohoo!

Tom notes that part of the reasoning for his ranking is that he just plays the game nonstop and sees himself still playing it in twenty years. Considering Tom's irrational love, bias, and obsession with Cosmic Encounter (his #1 pick) I'd say this is proof positive that Summoner Wars is the greatest game of all time. (Just kidding, Tom. Well, I mean what I say, but it's all in good fun.) Summoner Wars also ranked high on the People's Choice and on Melody's list.

The other big win is that Melody picked Mice and Mystics as her 8th best game of all time. Considering that she plays a lot of games with her dad, it sounds like the game is getting the exact response it strives for from one of its target audiences, although the praise for Mice and Mystics has been pouring in from every corner of the internet. (Have you grabbed the downloadable chapter yet?)

Congrats to Colby and Jerry and thanks again to Plaid Hat Games for making such great games.


Comments


freezinpee commented:

excellent news for both games. congratulations are in order for Plaid Hat Games. Well done

Posted on 2012-11-07.

Acidveins23 commented:

Awesome news guys! Although I am kind of sad to see Heroscape drop.

Posted on 2012-11-07.

PandaWear commented:

Hot dang! Summoner Wars to #2! Well done Colby and crew.

Posted on 2012-11-07.

Sneeks7177 commented:

Congratulations Plaid Hat!

Posted on 2012-11-07.

Adam commented:

No such thing as irrational love for Cosmic Encounter. It is irrational not to love and obsess over it!

...also, yay Summoner Wars and Mice and Mystics!

Posted on 2012-11-07.

tortugatron commented:

My copy of CE is still shoved in a closet as punishment from yesterday. Maybe I'll take it out if there today... if it can behave itself.

Posted on 2012-11-07.

brhodges commented:

As if there was any doubt Plaid Hat Games are amazing!!!!

Posted on 2012-11-07.

jefimeyerhoff commented:

That Top 5 rating last time around is what really got SW on my radar...think I owe Tom a thanks for that!

Posted on 2012-11-07.

tortugatron commented:

As do I jefi. I had JUST gotten into gaming with games like catan. SW turned me into an avid gamer. Tom's high ranking is bound to attract even more fans.

Posted on 2012-11-07.

prometheuslkr commented:

Any Plaid Hat Games in the People's top ten?


Posted on 2012-11-07.

tortugatron commented:

Nope. Summoner wars came in at 16 for that list. Dominion claimed first place for the people. .... Yeah :/

Posted on 2012-11-07.

Ranior commented:

Congrats to Plaid Hat Games.

Cosmic Encounter is a great game. Interestingly enough, I won my copy for winning a Summoner Wars tournament.

Posted on 2012-11-07.

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