Five & Dime 2010: Nickels (5+ plays)

Game 2010 2009 2008 2007
Pandemic 17.18% 19.53% 19.88% 0.61%
Small World 15.06% 15.98% new new
Agricola 14.82% 17.16% 22.36% 3.35%
Dominion 12.94% 10.36% 13.66% new
Race for the Galaxy 11.76% 10.36% 9.94% new
7 Wonders 11.53% new new new
Ticket to Ride 11.06% 13.31% 13.04% 12.20%
Roll Through the Ages 10.35% 11.54% 0.62% new
Lost Cities 9.88% 6.80% 9.94% 13.11%
Stone Age 9.65% 11.83% 12.42% new
No Thanks!/Geschenkt 9.18% 10.06% 8.07% 11.89%
Dixit 9.18% ??? new new
Blokus 8.94% ??? ??? ???
Carcassonne 8.71% 9.76% 8.07% 13.41%
Hansa Teutonica 8.47% ??? new new
Settlers of Catan 8.24% 9.76% 10.56% 10.98%
Forbidden Island 7.76% new new new
Thunderstone 7.53% 0.30% new new
Puerto Rico 7.29% 6.80% 4.35% 9.45%
For Sale 6.82% 8.28% 3.73% 11.89%
Bohnanza 6.82% ??? ??? ???
Macao 6.59% new new new
Le Havre 6.59% 10.95% 5.59% new
Ra 6.59% 11.24% 8.07% 14.33%
Diamant/Incan Gold 6.35% 8.88% 10.56% 10.67%
Thurn & Taxis 6.35% ??? ??? 8.23%
San Juan 6.35% 5.03% 8.70% 10.37%

Just out of the running (with 6.12%): Coloretto & Tobago

Dropped off the table this year:

  • FITS (now 5.88%)
  • Endeavor (now 5.18%)
  • Power Grid (now 5.18%)
  • Space Alert (now 5.18%)
  • Sorry! Sliders (now 4.71%)
  • Galaxy Trucker (now 4.47%)
  • Ingenious (now 4.00%)
  • Battlestar Galactica (now 3.06%)

Pandemic held on for the third year running – way to go, Matt Leacock. (I don’t think it will remain there for a fourth year, but I do think it will remain on the list.) Small World showed almost no drop in Nickels… and what with the new expansion coming, I think that it has a position on this list securely locked down. Agricola “hangs on” by dropping just a single place – man, I wish I got to play Agricola 5+ times per year!

Here’s how I did predicting last year: I was wrong about Puerto Rico (it didn’t fall off the list), mostly wrong about Ticket to Ride & Roll Through the Ages (they really didn’t slide much at all) and right only about Endeavor saying “bye-bye.” Not good this time around.

My predictions for this year:

  • Macao will not be back… nor will Forbidden Island.
  • Pandemic will drop unless the rumored second expansion appears.
  • Small World should pretty much stay where it is.
  • Race for the Galaxy may climb back a bit with the new expansion.
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