The Crop 2011-12
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My yearly list of new games kept in order of BGG ranking and then BGG rating for unranked games. I tend to include only those games I or my friends might be interested in, so it is in no way an exhaustive list. Nevertheless, it is constantly changing and updating over the course of one year. It's a horse race really.

What Am I Trying To Do? I see this as a way of looking at the rankings and ratings of the new games to try to see which ones are getting the best reactions. I owe a LOT to W. Eric Martin's Spiel 2011 Preview for source info, but my list differs from his in that I keep track of the games' popularity.

As the list begins this year, there are 243 games. Of those, 26 already have BGG rankings, either because they are reprints/re-themes, or because they came out very recently and have already hit the shelves before Essen, but so new that I still want to track their progress. 63 of the games on this list began with not even any rating at all.

Please note that it takes a couple of weeks for the numbers to settle down after Essen, so I do almost daily updates for a while. After that, I taper off and try to get in an update at least once a week.

This list will be continually re-ordered to reflect ranking until Essen 2012.

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301. Board Game: Railways Through Time [Average Rating:7.47 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.47 Unranked]
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302. Board Game: Battles: The Knights [Average Rating:7.67 Unranked]
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303. Board Game: Yggdrasil: Frigg Promo [Average Rating:7.02 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.02 Unranked]
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304. Board Game: Conflict of Heroes: Guadalcanal – Pacific Ocean 1942 [Average Rating:8.00 Unranked]
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305. Board Game: Alien Frontiers: Factions [Average Rating:7.80 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.80 Unranked]
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306. Board Game: Alien Frontiers: Faction Pack #1 [Average Rating:7.46 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.46 Unranked]
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307. Board Game: Eminent Domain: Elusive/Exclusive Victory Promo [Average Rating:6.10 Unranked] [Average Rating:6.10 Unranked]
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308. Board Game: The Castles of Burgundy: 1st Expansion – New Player Boards [Average Rating:7.98 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.98 Unranked]
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309. Board Game: Haunted Village [Average Rating:6.00 Unranked]
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310. Board Game: Airlines Europe: Flight Ban [Average Rating:6.71 Unranked] [Average Rating:6.71 Unranked]
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Blocking expansion...could end up in the BGG store after Christmas sometime.
 
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311. Board Game: 7 Wonders: Cities [Average Rating:7.92 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.92 Unranked]
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312. Board Game: Anchorage [Average Rating:7.06 Unranked]
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313. Board Game: Kingdom Builder: Nomads [Average Rating:7.44 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.44 Unranked]
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314. Board Game: Quarriors! Quarmageddon [Average Rating:7.54 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.54 Unranked]
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315. Board Game: Race for the Galaxy: Alien Artifacts [Average Rating:7.61 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.61 Unranked]
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316. Board Game: Thunderstone Advance: Caverns of Bane [Average Rating:7.95 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.95 Unranked]
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317. Board Game: A Touch of Evil: The Coast [Average Rating:7.98 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.98 Unranked]
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318. Board Game: A Touch of Evil: Hero Pack 2 [Average Rating:7.83 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.83 Unranked]
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319. Board Game: Washington's Crossing [Average Rating:8.08 Unranked]
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320. Board Game: Hegemonia [Average Rating:4.00 Unranked]
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321. Board Game: Core Worlds: Galactic Orders [Average Rating:8.12 Unranked] [Average Rating:8.12 Unranked]
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1st expansion. Will use those symbols that weren't used before.
 
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322. Board Game: Eclipse: Rise of the Ancients [Average Rating:8.58 Unranked] [Average Rating:8.58 Unranked]
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New cards updated for 2nd Ed. for all the heroes and all the monsters.
 
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