The top 50 "up and comers" (August 2013 edition)
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What are today's most "up and coming" games?

This list analyzes the games that are just coming into the scene and looks for games that are rapidly growing in popularity.

A game will make this list if:
a) enough games have been purchased to make it somewhat popular (i.e. over 50)
b) the number of owners in the last month has grown dramatically vs. how many have already purchesed it

In other words, I ratio the number of new owners to the number of current owners and rank them accordingly.

Disclaimer:
-I have set up a system to look at a lot of games. However, I cannot guarantee that I have all of the most purchased games. If you see something that you think I missed, please let me know and I can add it in future months. Please pass along any suggestions of any kind to me, either through geekmail or through comments.

Also, I have chosen not to display all of the math and the resulting values, but rather just the rank of each item. Let me know if you like / dislike this.



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1. Board Game: Cosmic Encounter: Cosmic Storm [Average Rating:7.96 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.96 Unranked]
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2. Board Game: Pathfinder Adventure Card Game: Rise of the Runelords – Base Set [Average Rating:7.28 Overall Rank:330]
 
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3. Board Game: Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game – Daybreak Expansion [Average Rating:8.25 Unranked] [Average Rating:8.25 Unranked]
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4. Board Game: Sid Meier's Civilization: The Board Game – Wisdom and Warfare [Average Rating:8.29 Unranked] [Average Rating:8.29 Unranked]
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5. Board Game: Lords of Waterdeep: Scoundrels of Skullport [Average Rating:8.22 Unranked] [Average Rating:8.22 Unranked]
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6. Board Game: Spyrium [Average Rating:7.11 Overall Rank:551]
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7. Board Game: Krosmaster: Arena – Evangelyne Promo [Average Rating:7.25 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.25 Unranked]
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8. Board Game: Mice and Mystics: Heart of Glorm [Average Rating:7.99 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.99 Unranked]
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9. Board Game: Legacy: Forbidden Machines [Average Rating:7.63 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.63 Unranked]
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10. Board Game: Smash Up: The Obligatory Cthulhu Set [Average Rating:6.80 Overall Rank:1123] [Average Rating:6.80 Unranked]
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11. Board Game: Lost Legends [Average Rating:6.51 Overall Rank:2236]
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12. Board Game: Nothing Personal [Average Rating:7.12 Overall Rank:877]
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13. Board Game: BioShock Infinite: The Siege of Columbia [Average Rating:6.83 Overall Rank:1999]
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14. Board Game: Pandemic: In the Lab [Average Rating:7.93 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.93 Unranked]
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15. Board Game: Firefly: The Game – Artful Dodger [Average Rating:7.62 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.62 Unranked]
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16. Board Game: Castellan [Average Rating:6.31 Overall Rank:3197]
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17. Board Game: EONS [Average Rating:6.80 Overall Rank:4611]
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18. Board Game: Dungeon Roll [Average Rating:6.15 Overall Rank:2188]
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19. Board Game: Mascarade [Average Rating:6.65 Overall Rank:969]
 
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20. Board Game: Android: Netrunner – Creation and Control [Average Rating:8.23 Unranked] [Average Rating:8.23 Unranked]
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21. Board Game: Dragon Whisperer [Average Rating:5.85 Overall Rank:13460]
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22. Board Game: Wizard's Brew [Average Rating:5.77 Overall Rank:10908]
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23. Board Game: 1775: Rebellion [Average Rating:7.73 Overall Rank:286]
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24. Board Game: Freedom: The Underground Railroad [Average Rating:7.60 Overall Rank:345]
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25. Board Game: Android: Netrunner – Opening Moves [Average Rating:8.23 Unranked] [Average Rating:8.23 Unranked]
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