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2017 DGA Awards

November 7th, 2017 Leave a comment Go to comments

Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you the (*trumpets/fanfare*) “2017 DGA Awards”. You may now applaud.  Seriously though, this time of year is probably one of my favorites. Aside from the fact that tax season is almost here, I get to revisit all the games I’ve played this year and compare them against games I listed as my favorite for the previous year.

On another positive note, DGA continues to expand in part to some amazing supporters…namely my Patreon subscribers who, while few, are pretty darned awesome. For $1+/month, you’ll get a shout-out in a monthly thank-you video as well as a chance to earn a free Steam key…the higher the pledge the better the chance. $5+/month gets you access to my discord server where you can talk to yours truly. Since YouTube’s ad-friendly policy is messed up at the moment and flagging almost every one of my videos, your support is needed now more than ever.

As of today, my video count is over 6,000 which is pretty crazy when you think about it.  I’m releasing, on average, three or four videos a day averaging between ten and thirty minutes in length.  Some of my live-streams have gone on for almost four hours.  If you like my commentary, I guarantee you won’t be bored as you’ll most likely find something you haven’t watched on my channel yet. With that said, I am taking suggestions on how to improve my channel to get more average views per video. Hit me up if you see something other YouTubers are doing that I’m not…vmp0514@msn.com. Now onto the show!

Standard disclaimers apply:

This is not a “best of” list.  You can’t claim something is the best if you haven’t tried every other product like it on the market.  These are my favorite games at this point in time, labeled as a top ten with honorable mentions.  To stretch my brain a bit, I made a rule to where I cannot include games I’ve already listed last year.  That really stinks, because there are so many awesome games out there that I want to mention!  Go check out the previous years’ DGA Awards for more games that I REALLY like, as well as my written reviews & YouTube playlists to see all the games that I own.

2012 DGA Awards

2013 DGA Awards

2014 DGA Awards

2015 DGA Awards

2016 DGA Awards

Best Games for Family Game Night (as featured on GEICO More)

Written Board Game Reviews

YouTube Board Game Reviews

YouTube Board Game Let’s Plays

Dad’s Top Ten Favorite Board Games (that were not on last year’s list):

10. Constellations

9. Las Vegas

8. Race for the Galaxy

7. Qin

6. Fauna

5. Kingdomino

4. Trambahn

3. Airlines Europe

2. The Builders: Middle Ages

1. Lords of Waterdeep

Games I wanted to mention but were on last year’s list:

The Last Spike, Stockpile, Ticket to Ride, Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures Game, CV, Splendor


Dad’s Top Ten Favorite Video Games (that were not on last year’s list):

Note: Some of these games may still be under development as of the date of this posting.

10. Killing Floor 2

9. Hospitalize

8. Planet Coaster

7. Bounty Train

6. Weapon Shop Fantasy

5. Holy Potatoes, We’re in Space?!

4. Slime Rancher

3. Oxygen Not Included

2. Ultimate General: Civil War

1. HYPERNOVA: Escape from Hadea

Games I wanted to mention but were on last year’s list:

Fallout 4, Factorio, Cities: Skylines, Mini Metro, RimWorld


Vinnie’s Top 5 Video Games:

5. Dead by Daylight

4. Dead by Daylight

3. Dead by Daylight

2. Dead by Daylight

1. Dead by Daylight

Seriously, that’s all he’s been playing.  Every day.  For hours.

Aidalee’s (Nev’s) Top 10 Video Games:

10. Viscera Cleanup Detail

9. Magic Stones

8. Fashion Solitaire

7. American Truck Simulator

6. Fashion Show: World Tour

5. Stardew Valley (with Mods)

4. Lichdom Battlemage

3. Tiny Rails

2. Skyrim

1. The Sims Medieval

Honorable Mentions: The Sims 3 (Basically all of them), Dynasty Warriors 8 XL (really.. all of them), Factorio, Rimworld, Weapon Shop Fantasy, Orcs Must Die 2, State of Decay Year One Survival Edition, Banished (with Megamod), Mirror’s Edge, Oafmatch, Killing Floor 2, Ark, X-Blades, Restaurant Empire 2, Shantae and the Pirate Curse

And finally, for those of you who didn’t know, we adopted a dog this year.  Meet Sarah!

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