|Race for the Galaxy||19.80%||19.93%||27.53%||36.39%|
|King of Tokyo||12.18%||4.90%||new||new|
|Ticket To Ride||10.66%||9.80%||7.76%||7.99%|
|The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game||9.14%||7.19%||0.00%||new|
|The Castles of Burgundy||7.11%||3.27%||new||new|
|Ascension: Chronicle of the Godslayer||7.19%||5.41%||new||new|
|Roll Through the Ages||6.09%||6.86%||13.18%||12.43%|
|Lords of Waterdeep||5.58%||new||new||new|
|Magic: the Gathering CCG||5.58%||5.56%||5.65%||6.21%|
|Escape: The Curse of the Temple||5.08%||new||new||new|
Just out of the running (at 4.57%): Android: Netrunner, D-Day Dice, Flash Point: Fire Rescue, Hanabi, Loopin’ Louie, Lost Cities, Memoir ’44*, Through the Ages[*indicates that it fell off the top 25 from last year]
Dropped off the table from last year:
- Tichu (now at #44)
- Carcassonne (now at #36)
- Hive (now at #44)
- Thunderstone (now at #36)
- Forbidden Island (now at #42)
- No Thanks (now at #36)
- Battleline/Schotten-Totten (now at #75)
- Memoir ’44 (now at #27)
- Space Alert (now at #44)
- Zombie Dice (now at #36)
First, my apologies for the “???” entries – those are flaws in my record-keeping system shining through. (Translated into English: Mark’s computer with the more detailed copies of the stat sheets crashed.)
No Thanks! finally fell… wow. That took a lot longer than I thought/predicted it would.
I didn’t do this last year, but I often try to predict “one-year wonders”… games that have an intense flare-up in play, but will fall off the top 25 dime list next year. Risk Legacy is an obvious choice (as much as I love the game), as is Quarriors! Beyond that, I don’t know. Summoner Wars edged onto the list by the slimmest of margins – but I’m guessing that the new “2nd summoner” decks + the iOS app will keep it there.
I wrote this last year: “It wasn’t much of a prediction, but I called 7 Wonders, Dominion & Race for the Galaxy at the top of the list. I’ll echo that for next year as well, by the way.” And, while I’m at it, for 2013 as well. The only one that has a chance to push one of these off is King of Tokyo, I think.
I was right about Puerto Rico being gone… and my hopes for a Small World resurgence were dashed. And, yes, I’m still in mourning about The Settlers of Catan – and that happened last year!
I fully expect Netrunner to show up here next year.