Essen to Essen 2005: What's most widely played?
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This is the 2005 edition of the list I created last year (http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist.php3?action=view&listi...). It looks at the games played as reported on BGG, and gives 10 points to the game played by the most people in a particular month, down to 1 point for 10th place. This list is a ranking of the games by points scored from October 2004 through September 2005 - an Essen to Essen game-playing year, as it were.

At the bottom, I'll mention all the games that didn't make the list this year.
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1. Board Game: Ticket to Ride [Average Rating:7.46 Overall Rank:125] [Average Rating:7.46 Unranked]
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A new champion, dethroning this year's #2. 12 appearances, 112 points out of a possible 120. (10 more points than Puerto Rico managed last year.) Never finished lower than 4th in any particular month, but hasn't finished first since the Europe edition was released.
 
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2. Board Game: Puerto Rico [Average Rating:8.06 Overall Rank:15]
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Just as strong a showing as last year (12 appearances, 103 points) but beaten out by the Moon juggernaut. Only time it finished below 3rd was October 04.
 
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3. Board Game: San Juan [Average Rating:7.28 Overall Rank:228]
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Up from 5th last year, and barely beat out the next game on the list to take the final podium position. 12 appearances, 74 points.
 
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4. Board Game: Carcassonne [Average Rating:7.43 Overall Rank:139] [Average Rating:7.43 Unranked]
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Down from 2nd last year. Actually scored more points, 73 in 12 appearances, but it wasn't enough.
 
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5. Board Game: Catan [Average Rating:7.23 Overall Rank:279] [Average Rating:7.23 Unranked]
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Down one spot from last year, and the last game on the list that made the top ten every month. 57 points in 12 appearances, only one point less than last year. This game isn't losing any steam at all.
 
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6. Board Game: Ticket to Ride: Europe [Average Rating:7.58 Overall Rank:91] [Average Rating:7.58 Unranked]
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The first new game on the list. 44 points in 6 appearances, and hadn't dropped below 4th until September. I'm guessing it starts heading up again here soon.
 
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7. Board Game: Lost Cities [Average Rating:7.15 Overall Rank:294]
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Up two spots from last year's #9. Only missed the top ten once, and managed 40 points in the process - 10 more than last year. Might be due to electronic plays being reported, but who knows.
 
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8. Board Game: Power Grid [Average Rating:7.92 Overall Rank:28]
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Also up two spots over last year. 38 points in 10 appearances. One of my personal favorites, but I haven't been able to play it much lately.
 
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9. Board Game: Shadows over Camelot [Average Rating:7.15 Overall Rank:319]
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The second new game on the list. (and both by Days of Wonder...) 35 points in 4 appearances, including 3 first places. Dropped to 6th in September. Perhaps a bit of a flash in the pan?
 
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10. Board Game: Saint Petersburg [Average Rating:7.32 Overall Rank:230]
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Down from 7th last year. 30 points in 7 appearances, and hasn't hit the top ten since May. One of my favorite two-player games.
 
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11. Board Game: Bohnanza [Average Rating:7.06 Overall Rank:368]
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Up from #16 last year. 17 points in 6 appearances. My wife and I play the two-player variant of this as a warmup. This is the last game on the list with more then three appearances.
 
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12. Board Game: Betrayal at House on the Hill [Average Rating:7.11 Overall Rank:422]
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8 points in 2 appearances. A 4th place in October of last year when it was released, a 10th in November, then it disappeared. Might show up again this October as people do themed halloween gaming nights.
 
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13. Board Game: Arkham Horror [Average Rating:7.32 Overall Rank:237] [Average Rating:7.32 Unranked]
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5 points in 1 appearance the month it was rereleased. Might show up every October, but I'm betting people are remembering why it was out of print for so many years.
 
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14. Board Game: Tigris & Euphrates [Average Rating:7.71 Overall Rank:70]
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Was #28 or so on this list last year. 5 points in 3 appearances. Classic game that really needs to hit the table more.
 
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15. Board Game: Through the Desert [Average Rating:7.05 Overall Rank:435]
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4 points in 1 appearance the month it was rereleased. I think people forgot how good this game is. It didn't make the list at all last year.
 
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16. Board Game: War of the Ring (First Edition) [Average Rating:7.79 Overall Rank:82]
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4 points in 2 appearances right after release. Good to see games of this length on the list. Will probably appear again after the expansion is released.
 
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17. Board Game: Louis XIV [Average Rating:7.10 Overall Rank:526]
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3 points in 1 appearance the month it hit the states. I need to play this one more.
 
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18. Board Game: BANG! [Average Rating:6.54 Overall Rank:1018]
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Down from 8th place last year. 3 points in two appearances. I'll be honest - I'm not a fan of this game.
 
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19. Board Game: Citadels [Average Rating:7.12 Overall Rank:316]
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Up from #29 last year, 3 points in 2 appearances. Only scored one more point than last year, but moved up 10 spots due to there being far fewer games that qualified. Might get a bump when the expansion hits the states.
 
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20. Board Game: Alhambra [Average Rating:7.03 Overall Rank:393]
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Down from #17 last year. 2 points in 2 appearances. Wouldn't surprise me if some plays are being reported under the expansions (which I don't look at). I know nearly all my plays of this include at least one of the expansions these days.
 
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