Hello, and welcome to Pub Meeple’s top games – 2015 edition. As gamers, It is fun each year to take stock of our favorite games. Each of us has put together our top 10 games of all time as of the end of 2015 and then, from those lists, we have narrowed it down to a Pub top 5. These are the 5 games that Pub Meeple thinks are worthy to be in any gamer’s collection. 2015 brought with it lots of great games and, as you will see, a few popped up in our lists. But did they make the Pub top 5? Read on and find out!

5. Star Wars: X-Wing

Do you want to fly an X-Wing? Or a B-Wing or a TIE?

4. Carcassonne

The classic tile placement game that made Meeples the symbol of board games.

3. Lords of Waterdeep

Who knew that DnD plus worker placement could be so satisfying?

2. Takenoko

A cute panda, bamboo, and unpredictable weather.

1. Istanbul

Rubies, markets, and corrupt family members.

Read below for our individual top 10s and honorable mentions. We have dedicated 2016 to review all of our top games so you will find links to all the reviews we have completed.


  1. Carcassonne
  2. Lords of Waterdeep
  3. Dominion
  4. Eclipse
  5. Pandemic Legacy
  6. El Grande
  7. Star Wars: X-Wing
  8. Istanbul
  9. Forbidden Stars
  10. Hanabi


  1. Takenoko
  2. Magic the Gathering
  3. Lords of Waterdeep
  4. Fairy Tale
  5. Carcassonne
  6. Xia: Legends of a Drift System
  7. Star Realms
  8. Neuroshima Hex
  9. Survive
  10. Deus


  1. Agricola
  2. Viticulture
  3. Star Wars: X-Wing
  4. Istanbul
  5. Imperial Settlers
  6. Small World
  7. Suburbia
  8. Mice and Mystics
  9. Village
  10. Dead of Winter

Honorable Mentions

  • Coup
  • Dead of Winter
  • Kemet
  • The Agents
  • Nevermore
  • Penny Press
  • Five Tribes
  • Red7
  • The Duke
  • Le Havre
  • Agricola: All Creatures
  • Coup: Rebellion