The list author says: "Some of these games are not all strictly board games,as there may be no game boards, but you get the idea. A few of the games on this list go back a while, but they have met the test of time and are all great games."
"This is the ultimate game of diplomacy. It was played in the Kennedy White House. My only advice, don't play this with close friends. Not everyone can handle the backstabbing that is an essential part of the game. But backstab too soon, and you could be doomed! Play this with acquaintance gameplayers and you will really enjoy it."
"A favorite from way back. We still love playing this game. Fighting other players to gain access to the territories where your treasures have been hidden to win the game, but watch out, orc frenzies can occur and decimate you too if your not careful. A well conceived game that plays well over and over again."
"Get any cribbage board and a deck of cards and you will have a super game to play with your spouse, partner or mate. My wife and I take a travel size board with us on vacations and have played in cafes in Paris while sipping espressos, on cruises, airplanes and in the evening at home."
"The best of the new games to introduce your friends who are not gamers into the genre. Easy to learn, lots of fun building railroads to designation points. Can be very competitive if you want it to be."
"There are new editions of this Sid Sackson (may he rest in peace) classic game of building hotel empires available. A precursor of the more modern games that does not use dice to play. Acquire is a classic that no serious gamer should not have in his/her collection."
"This can be played as a friendly game of laying tiles to build a countryside full of castles and monasteries, or can be played as a competitively strategic game. In any case, it might be one of the most aesthetically pleasing games as you progress through it. Most of the expansions are nice to have too, but not necessary."
"This game keeps me coming back, even though the use of dice makes luck a bit too much of a factor. I think I like setting up the game the best. Sometimes I find playing it to be just too frustrating as the luck factor can overwhelm good playing. Nevertheless, I find myself coming back to the game often."
"Only four players can play at once. The game is about getting enough currency (popular votes) to win the bidding of states as they come up to be the one at the end with the most electoral votes to become the president. Lot's of fun. This is one of the old ones that we still play."
"In this Wall Street game you will be buying and selling stocks over a period of 11 years (cycles). Buy low, sell high - or buy high and sell higher. Go safe with the blue chips or take risks with the speculation stocks. This game has it all for the capitalists in us."