The top 50 "up and comers" (September 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: Small World: Royal Bonus [Average Rating:7.57 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.57 Unranked]
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2. Board Game: A Distant Plain [Average Rating:7.96 Overall Rank:692]
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Hotness Ratio: 8.28
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3. Board Game: The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Deck-Building Game [Average Rating:6.88 Overall Rank:2822] [Average Rating:6.88 Unranked]
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Hotness Ratio: 7.58
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4. Board Game: Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures Game – Lambda-class Shuttle Expansion Pack [Average Rating:7.70 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.70 Unranked]
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Hotness Ratio: 6.45
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5. Board Game: Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures Game – B-Wing Expansion Pack [Average Rating:7.99 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.99 Unranked]
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6. Board Game: Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures Game – HWK-290 Expansion Pack [Average Rating:7.51 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.51 Unranked]
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Rank last month: 26

Hotness Ratio: 5.93
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7. Board Game: Cuba Libre [Average Rating:7.75 Overall Rank:485]
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Hotness Ratio: 5.91
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8. Board Game: Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures Game – TIE Bomber Expansion Pack [Average Rating:7.70 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.70 Unranked]
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9. Board Game: Francis Drake [Average Rating:7.46 Overall Rank:372]
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10. Board Game: High Frontier Colonization [Average Rating:8.25 Unranked] [Average Rating:8.25 Unranked]
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Hotness Ratio: 4.21
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11. Board Game: Call of Cthulhu: The Card Game – Terror in Venice [Average Rating:7.77 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.77 Unranked]
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12. Board Game: Mascarade: The Damned [Average Rating:6.49 Unranked] [Average Rating:6.49 Unranked]
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Hotness Ratio: 3.68
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13. Board Game: Pathfinder Adventure Card Game: Rise of the Runelords – Base Set [Average Rating:7.28 Overall Rank:330]
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Hotness Ratio: 3.48
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14. Board Game: Spyrium [Average Rating:7.11 Overall Rank:551]
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Hotness Ratio: 2.14
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15. Board Game: Android: Netrunner – Opening Moves [Average Rating:8.23 Unranked] [Average Rating:8.23 Unranked]
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Hotness Ratio: 1.97
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16. Board Game: Smash Up: The Obligatory Cthulhu Set [Average Rating:6.80 Overall Rank:1123] [Average Rating:6.80 Unranked]
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Hotness Ratio: 1.88
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17. Board Game: Star Trek: Attack Wing – U.S.S. Reliant Expansion Pack [Average Rating:7.37 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.37 Unranked]
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18. Board Game: Pandemic: In the Lab [Average Rating:7.93 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.93 Unranked]
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19. Board Game: Star Trek: Attack Wing – I.K.S. Gr'oth Expansion Pack [Average Rating:7.07 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.07 Unranked]
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20. Board Game: Star Trek: Attack Wing – R.I.S. Apnex Expansion Pack [Average Rating:7.18 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.18 Unranked]
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Hotness Ratio: 1.50
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21. Board Game: Super Dungeon Explore: Nyan Nyan [Average Rating:7.60 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.60 Unranked]
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22. Board Game: Star Trek: Attack Wing – I.R.W. Valdore Expansion Pack [Average Rating:7.72 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.72 Unranked]
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23. Board Game: Star Trek: Attack Wing – Gor Portas Expansion Pack [Average Rating:7.32 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.32 Unranked]
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24. Board Game: Warmachine: High Command [Average Rating:6.19 Overall Rank:4527] [Average Rating:6.19 Unranked]
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25. Board Game: Star Trek: Attack Wing [Average Rating:7.54 Overall Rank:1072]
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