Top 50 Games of All Time (2019) - Joel Eddy Drive Thru Games

A run-down of Joel Eddy's favorite 50 games of all time as of 2019.

Last Updated: Thursday, October 22, 2020

1) Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Soul Wars
Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Soul Wars
The Realmgate Wars were fought over the magical portals that bound the Mortal Realms together, but another conflict has been brewing in the shadows for thousands of years. This is a battle not for resources, nor for pure conquest, but for the immortal souls of the living and dead; a cosmic rivalry between gods who have carried their hatred through the ages. The spread of the light of civilisation, spearheaded by the God-King Sigmar, faces a dire threat posed by the Lord of Undeath, Nagash. Sigmar’s Sacrosanct Chambers, created to fight daemons and wraiths, face the malevolent spirits known as ...

2) Caylus
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Entrepreneurs pay workers & bribe an official to build a Château & gain royal favor. ...

3) Rangers of Shadow Deep
Rangers of Shadow Deep
Miniature skirmish game in which your ranger grows in power by surviving missions. ...

4) Frostgrave
Take on the role of a wizard. Build your warband for skirmishes in the Frozen City. ...

5) Forbidden Stars
Forbidden Stars
Assemble your armies, devise your strategy, and wage war across the Herakon Cluster. ...

6) San Juan (Second Edition)
San Juan (Second Edition)
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As you build up San Juan, carefully choose how to use the multi-use cards you have. ...

7) Clash of Cultures
Clash of Cultures
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Lead your civilization from a single settlement to a mighty empire. ...

8) Shadows of Brimstone: City of the Ancients
Shadows of Brimstone: City of the Ancients
Co-op dungeon crawl the monster-ridden Old West mines and frozen Targa otherworld. ...

9) Cuba Libre
Cuba Libre
Play as one of four factions vying for control of Cuba in card-driven COIN Vol:2. ...

10) Warhammer Quest: Blackstone Fortress
Warhammer Quest: Blackstone Fortress
Scavenge, loot and survive the Fortress, FOR THE EMPEROR... or just yourself. ...

11) Brass: Birmingham
Brass: Birmingham
Build networks, grow industries, and navigate the world of the Industrial Revolution. ...

12) Great Western Trail
Great Western Trail
Use strategic outposts and navigate danger as you herd your cattle to Kansas City. ...

13) The Gallerist
The Gallerist
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Amass a fortune, and stake your reputation by operating a lucrative art gallery. ...

14) Urban Sprawl
Urban Sprawl
Build the metropolis as manipulative real estate developers. ...

15) A Game of Thrones: The Board Game (Second Edition)
A Game of Thrones: The Board Game (Second Edition)
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Make alliances—and break them!—as you strive to both unite and conquer Westeros. ...

RUMBLESLAM was designed to be a quick and fun game that you can play within an hour and has evolved into so much more. It is fast paced and all players are always active so no one gets bored waiting for their next go. Battle one on one or team up with a friend to play against a pair of opponents. The more fighters in the ring the more action! Your team of wrestlers must try to eject the opponents team from the ring, something that gets much easier after a successful knockout! RUMBLESLAM sees players tactically moving miniatures around a 1ft ...

17) Claustrophobia 1643
Claustrophobia 1643
Zealots and vagabonds brave unspeakable horrors in the tunnels below New Jerusalem. ...

18) Gaslands: Post-Apocalyptic Vehicular Combat
Gaslands: Post-Apocalyptic Vehicular Combat
Watch Earth’s deadliest death races in all new Gaslands: tonight at 9 on The Network! ...

19) Warhammer 40,000: Kill Team
Warhammer 40,000: Kill Team
Kill Team is the game of skirmish combat in the 41st Millennium. Set in the same universe and using the same miniatures ranges as Warhammer 40,000 but with a different rules set, it allows you to play a game of fast-paced tactical skirmish combat in games of 2-4 players, in less time and with a fraction of the models you’d need to play a full game of Warhammer 40,000. —description from the publisher ...

20) Cryptid
Be the first to locate the cryptid through pure deduction and subtle deception. ...

21) Court of the Medici
Court of the Medici
Court of the Medici is a casual card game of politics and intrigue at the Medici court. In Court of the Medici, you play the leader of one of the powerful factions in the city of Florence. Your faction’s power and prosperity in Florence are tied to your favor with the city’s ruling family, the Medici. Favor with the Grand Duke de Medici comes from having the nobles of your faction present at court. However, with nobles from all the other factions at court as well, your influence on the duke is limited. ...

22) Werewords Deluxe Edition
Werewords Deluxe Edition
20 questions with a twist: a time limit, and a sneaky werewolf who knows the answer. ...

23) Caverna: The Cave Farmers
Caverna: The Cave Farmers
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From a simple cave, expand your dwarven home through mining, agriculture, and more. ...

24) Lords of Hellas
Lords of Hellas
Honor the Gods, build temples, defeat monsters, and establish supremacy over Hellas. ...

25) BattleLore: Second Edition
BattleLore: Second Edition
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Fantasy Command & Colors spiced up with magic. ...

26) Defenders of the Realm
Defenders of the Realm
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Fantasy heroes join forces and cards to defeat the ever advancing enemy hordes. ...

27) Combat Commander: Europe
Combat Commander: Europe
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Recreate the European theater of World War II in this acclaimed card-driven wargame. ...

28) Nuklear Winter '68
Nuklear Winter '68
The former German territory, transformed into a wasteland by the nuclear holocaust that ended the Second World War in 1946, is the hostile setting of a new conflict between old enemies clenched in a struggle for the future of mankind. Surviving Nazi leaders and Wehrmacht forces resurface in 1968 from underground shelters to rebuild an empire from the ashes of the world. Oblivious of the climatic, technological and political changes inflicted by more than 20 years of nuclear winter, they are about to face the mysterious Black Hand - elusive, abhorrent masters of the wastes, and the combined might of the ...

29) London (Second Edition)
London (Second Edition)
Draft cards, avoid debt, and run your industrial engine to rebuild London. ...

30) Blood Rage
Blood Rage
Ragnarök has come! Secure your place in Valhalla in epic Viking battles. ...

31) Risk: Star Wars Edition
Risk: Star Wars Edition
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The Empire and the Rebellion go head to head in three theaters of war...not Risk! ...

32) Star Wars: Imperial Assault
Star Wars: Imperial Assault
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Play as Rebel or Imperial forces to fulfill mission objectives. ...

33) Twilight Struggle
Twilight Struggle
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Relive the Cold War and rewrite history in an epic clash between the USA and USSR. ...

34) Thunderstone Quest
Thunderstone Quest
Recruit powerful heroes, arm your party and dungeon delve for Thunderstone Shards! ...

35) Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Champions Trading Card Game
Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Champions Trading Card Game
Following the destruction of the original Warhammer world by the forces of Chaos, Sigmar floated aimlessly through space, clutching onto the metal core of the previous world of Warhammer. Long Sigma drifted through space until he was rescued by the great celestial dragon Dracothion, who led Sigmar to the "Mortal Realms". Surviving souls were drawn to these realms but the respite was short lived, as once again the forces of Chaos struck. Take command of one of four powerful factions and recruit an army of legendary Champions in Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Champions Trading Card Game. Deploy units and unleash deadly ...

36) New Frontiers
New Frontiers
Select an action for all that gives you the edge in building the best space empire. ...

37) Modern Art
Modern Art
Four types of auctions challenge players in this classic game of art speculation. ...

38) Tigris & Euphrates
Tigris & Euphrates
Keep your Mesopotamian civilisation in perfect balance through revolutions and wars. ...

39) Samurai
Dispute the favor of three different castes in order to unite Japan under your rule. ...

40) Star Wars: Rebellion
Star Wars: Rebellion
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Strike from your hidden base as the Rebels—or find and destroy it as the Empire. ...

41) Eldritch Horror
Eldritch Horror
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An unknown Ancient One approaches the world—and you must solve mysteries to stop it. ...

42) Airlines Europe
Airlines Europe
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Expand airlines across Europe to make your investments pay off. ...

43) Steam
Rival railways compete to build networks and maximise profits by transporting goods. ...

44) Unlock!: Heroic Adventures
Unlock!: Heroic Adventures
Escape room scenarios: Sherlock Holmes; Insert Coin; In Pursuit of the White Rabbit. ...

45) Chronicles of Crime
Chronicles of Crime
Lay out the case, interrogate suspects, and investigate crime scenes with your phone. ...

46) Trajan
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Manage and rule all aspects of Ancient Rome with a clever action selection mancala. ...

47) The Mind
The Mind
Play your cards in ascending order without communicating. Timing is key! ...

48) Just One
Just One
Give one-word clues so someone can guess one word, but duplicate clues are discarded. ...

49) Lords of Vegas
Lords of Vegas
Build, expand, and take over casinos to get big profits and big points. ...

50) Stone Age
Stone Age
Travel to the time of hunters and gatherers in this classic game of tools and tribes. ...