Five & Dime 2012: Joining the “In” Crowd

These are games that have appeared on the Five & Dime lists before… and have risen in overall playing percentages.

Game % gain from 2011
Kingdom Builder 19.46%
King of Tokyo 16.92%
Friday 13.23%
The Castles of Burgundy 11.81%
D-Day Dice 9.32%
Eclipse 8.16%
Risk Legacy 8.16%
Ora et Labora 7.98%
Mage Knight Board Game 7.83%
Hawaii 7.80%
Trajan 7.65%
Descent: Journeys in the Dark 6.63%
The City 6.16%
The Resistance 5.74%
Last Will 5.62%

Just off the edge of the list at 5.54% – Flash Point: Fire Rescue.

There are two main reasons that games appear on this list:

  1. They were reprinted and/or had another game/expansion added to their franchise this year (Kingdom Builder, King of Tokyo, The Castles of Burgundy [English edition], D-Day Dice, Descent: Journeys in the Dark, The Resistance).
  2. They were “Essen”/end of the year games… they were released late in 2010 and were only played 5+ times by a couple of folks in 2011 (Friday, Eclipse, Risk Legacy, Ora et Labora, Mage Knight Board Game, Hawaii, Trajan, The City, Last Will).

A couple of thoughts:

  • Always interesting to me how little Internet play affected this list.
  • The Resistance can not be stopped – this is the second year in a row that it has appeared on this list!

About Mark "Fluff Daddy" Jackson

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