Some games constantly have a big amount of BGG players. But it's interesting to know: is it a result of good selling and adding new players, or may be there are players who many years play their lovely games? To answer this question I use game hotness value:
H = 100 * PM / PT,
where H - game hotness, %,
PM - number of unique players in March 2017,
PT - total all time number of unique players.
So the game hotness shows part of players, who played this game in March, from all players who ever logged his play in this game. If players play game only one month, play hotness every month decreases. If they continue to play the game, game hotness stays high.
Lets look at the most hot games for every edition year (# - game rank according to hotness, ## - game rank according to number of unique players). For comparison I also added 6 games with highest BGG ranks for according time period, and graphs of unique users for all previous years. And if we divide total number of users by number of unique users, we'll see average number of year, when users played these games.
You can download 201703hot.xlsx file with games hotness data from the next folder:
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