While many game designers choose to refrain from rating games on BoardGameGeek, there are a number of designers who have rated numerous games. Whether or not you think it's appropriate for a game designer to publicly rate games, you may very well be interested in what some of your favorite designers enjoy playing themselves when they're not coming up with their greatest new creations. Here is a list of the prominent game designers that have rated games and their favorite games.
Games of Note: Magic: The Gathering CCG, RoboRally
Favorites: Acquire, Apples to Apples, Carcassonne, Cosmic Encounter - Eon Expansion #4, Hera & Zeus, Hoity Toity, Lord of the Rings - The Confrontation, Lost Cities, Scrabble, Settlers of Catan, TransAmerica