My Hot 25 Games of 2011
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Listed are my Hot 25 games for the year 2011, using the same calculation I use for my Hot 10 (which is normally based on 30 days rather than a full year).

Each game lists Rating, Number of Plays, a Hotness Score(modified hotness metric, as detailed on Nathan Morse's user profile) and last year's rank, if any.
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1. Board Game: Magic: The Gathering [Average Rating:7.44 Overall Rank:122]
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Plays: 228
Hotness score: 4,340,955
2010 rank: unranked
 
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2. Board Game: Race for the Galaxy [Average Rating:7.80 Overall Rank:24]
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Plays: 35
Hotness score: 595,593
2010 rank: 3
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3. Board Game: Brass [Average Rating:8.03 Overall Rank:16]
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Plays: 12
Hotness score: 192,970
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4. Board Game: Twilight Struggle [Average Rating:8.34 Overall Rank:1]
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Plays: 4
Hotness score: 161,075
2010 rank: 10
 
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5. Board Game: Through the Ages: A Story of Civilization [Average Rating:8.21 Overall Rank:4]
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Plays: 4
Hotness score: 151,151
2010 rank: 2
 
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6. Board Game: Mage Knight Board Game [Average Rating:8.16 Overall Rank:8]
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Plays: 4
Hotness score: 141,312
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7. Board Game: Tichu [Average Rating:7.65 Overall Rank:66]
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United States
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Plays: 14
Hotness score: 89,852
2010 rank: unranked
 
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8. Board Game: The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game [Average Rating:7.65 Overall Rank:73]
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Plays: 19
Hotness score: 55,213
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9. Board Game: Ghost Stories [Average Rating:7.41 Overall Rank:136]
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mb_8_
Plays: 8
Hotness score: 38,091
2010 rank: 6

Was also released on iPad in 2011 and got many solitaire plays, not included in these calculations.
 
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10. Board Game: Mansions of Madness [Average Rating:7.46 Overall Rank:152]
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Plays: 5
Hotness score: 36,230
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11. Board Game: 7 Wonders [Average Rating:7.87 Overall Rank:19]
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Plays: 18
Hotness score: 35,312
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12. Board Game: Quarriors! [Average Rating:6.90 Overall Rank:457]
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United States
Portland
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Plays: 14
Hotness score: 32,498
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13. Board Game: Peloponnes [Average Rating:7.23 Overall Rank:454]
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United States
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Plays: 6
Hotness score: 25,584
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14. Board Game: Elder Sign [Average Rating:7.01 Overall Rank:381]
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mb_7_
Plays: 7
Hotness score: 24,694
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15. Board Game: Dominant Species [Average Rating:7.89 Overall Rank:23]
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Plays: 2
Hotness score: 22,906
2010 rank: unranked
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16. Board Game: Yggdrasil [Average Rating:7.15 Overall Rank:440]
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United States
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Plays: 6
Hotness score: 22,794
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17. Board Game: Arkham Horror [Average Rating:7.42 Overall Rank:141] [Average Rating:7.42 Unranked]
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Plays: 3
Hotness score: 22,148
2010 rank: 8
 
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18. Board Game: Troyes [Average Rating:7.74 Overall Rank:48]
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United States
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Plays: 4
Hotness score: 22,027
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19. Board Game: Hansa Teutonica [Average Rating:7.64 Overall Rank:77]
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Plays: 8
Hotness score: 20,926
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20. Board Game: Hanabi & Ikebana [Average Rating:7.56 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.56 Unranked]
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Plays: 5
Hotness score: 19,876
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21. Board Game: Fury of Dracula (second edition) [Average Rating:7.24 Overall Rank:255]
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Plays: 4
Hotness score: 17,203
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22. Board Game: Sid Meier's Civilization: The Board Game [Average Rating:7.58 Overall Rank:90]
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Plays: 3
Hotness score: 16,761
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23. Board Game: Battlestar Galactica [Average Rating:7.83 Overall Rank:29]
Max Maloney
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Portland
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Plays: 2
Hotness score: 15,576
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24. Board Game: Automobile [Average Rating:7.41 Overall Rank:195]
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United States
Portland
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Plays: 2
Hotness score: 14,666
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25. Board Game: Inca Empire [Average Rating:7.14 Overall Rank:680]
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United States
Portland
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Plays: 3
Hotness score: 11,085
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