The Best Gateway Game - Round 2 - Top 100 [POLLS]
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The contest continues to find the best Gateway games. In Round 1 210 nominated games intro-d it out with over 500 users voting.

The BGG Glossary says:
Gateway Game: n. A game with simple rules that are easy to teach non-gamers in order to attract new players into boardgaming as a hobby.

Gateways are the kind of game that will open someone's eyes to a new kind of game and make them want to play again.
The right choices will build the non-gamer's trust in your ability to select other games they will enjoy playing in the future.

The voting process is simple. Rate as a gateway game all the games you have played and then upgrade a single game in each bracket from "Awesome" to "Best". If you don't have an "Awesome" in the bracket you won't have a "Best".
The average rating for each game and determine a shortlist for the next poll - maybe a Top 50.

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The Best Gateway Game - Round 3 - Top 50 [POLLS]
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1. Board Game: The Analyst Game [Average Rating:6.28 Unranked]
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So what happened in the first round? The main measure used for qualification for this round was Average Rating. To calculate this points were awarded for each rating: Best (4), Awesome (3), Great (2), Good (1), Okay (0), Bad (-1), Awful (-2). I don't publish the results of the average ratings to retain some mystery to the contest.

Just missing the cut for the Top 100 based on average rating were:

Citadels
Fearsome Floors
Vegas Showdown
Fresco
Witch's Brew
Tales of the Arabian Nights
Memoir '44
Through the Desert
Villa Paletti
Acquire
Vikings

Games that would have qualified for the Top 100 but had too few voters (a minimum of 30 votes was required to reach round 2):

Expedite
Hare & Tortoise
Cinque Terre
The Dwarf King
Scripts and Scribes: The Dice Game
Wacky Wacky West / Drunter und Drüber

Top 10 by Most 'Best' Votes:

1 Ticket to Ride
2 King of Tokyo
3 The Resistance (& Avalon)
4 Carcassonne (all)
5 Dominion
6 Love Letter
7 Dixit
8 Pandemic
9 Ticket to Ride: Europe
10 Stone Age

This list is a straight count of the games getting the most 'Best' ratings in the last round. Six of these are also in the best by Average Top 10.
All of these make the cut for this round.

Top Ten Most 'Awful' Votes

1 Civilization
2 Munchkin
3 Killer Bunnies and the Quest for the Magic Carrot
4 Power Grid
5 Axis & Allies
6 Innovation
7 Dominion
8 Apples to Apples
9 Bang!
10 Roborally

This list is a straight count of the shows getting the most 'Awful' ratings in the initial round.
Only one of these makes the cut for the Top 100: Dominion.

Top 10 Most Rated (aka Most Well Known)

1 Dominion
2 Citadels
3 Pandemic
4 King of Tokyo
5 Ticket to Ride
6 Carcassonne (all)
7 Stone Age
8 Settlers of Catan
9 Love Letter
10 Bang!

This is a straight count of ratings. Dominion was assisted by being in the first bracket. Two games on this list don't make the cut for the Top 100: Citadels and Bang!.

Top 10 Least Well Known Games that made the Top 100

1 Sushizock im Gockelwok
2 Sushi Go!
3 The Little Prince: Make Me a Planet
4 Chateau Roquefort
5 Qwixx
6 7 Wonders
7 Fauna
8 Morels
9 Cloud 9
10 Mascarade

So these are the games to watch and have on your radar. 7 Wonders appears here as a result of being a late wild card entry.
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2. Board Game: Morels [Average Rating:7.03 Overall Rank:635]
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A quick note on how the brackets work. Firstly the games have been allocated to the brackets based on their performance in the last round to equalise the brackets.

Also I won't be limiting the number of games that can come through from any one bracket, so a bracket that has loads of great games will not be greatly penalised. I will look at the average scores across all the games to determine the cut for the next round.

The game selected for each geeklist item is the least well known game in the bracket.

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Ticket to Ride
Hanabi
Coloretto
Jaipur
Diamant/Incan Gold
Roll Through the Ages: The Bronze Age
Animal Upon Animal
Pickomino
Dice Town
Morels
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3. Board Game: Jamaica [Average Rating:7.06 Overall Rank:438]
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King of Tokyo
The Downfall of Pompeii
Tsuro
Guillotine
Biblios
Telestrations
Cartagena
Ubongo
Jungle Speed
Jamaica
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4. Board Game: Mascarade [Average Rating:6.65 Overall Rank:971]
 
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The Resistance (& Avalon)
Can't Stop
Lords of Waterdeep
Say Anything
Takenoko
Forbidden Desert
Hive
Balloon Cup
Winners Circle
Mascarade
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5. Board Game: Sushi Go! [Average Rating:7.08 Overall Rank:380]
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Carcassonne (all)
For Sale
Kingdom Builder
Battle Line
Tobago
Kingsburg
Formula D
Castle Panic
Sushi Go!
The Adventurers
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6. Board Game: Ave Caesar [Average Rating:6.63 Overall Rank:1187]
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Dominion
Survive!
PitchCar
Escape: The Curse of the Temple
Thebes
Timelines
Mice and Mystics
Thurn und Taxis
Augustus
Ave Caesar
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7. Board Game: Fauna [Average Rating:7.05 Overall Rank:717] [Average Rating:7.05 Unranked]
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Love Letter
Hey, Thats My Fish!
Flash Point: Fire Rescue
Ingenious
Finca
Forbidden Island
Time's Up!
7 Wonders
Fauna
The Little Prince: Make Me a Planet
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8. Board Game: Mississippi Queen [Average Rating:6.36 Overall Rank:1745]
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Dixit
Alhambra
Lost Cities
TransAmerica
Scotland Yard
Category 5/6 Nimmt!
Werewolf/Werewolves
Blokus 3D / Rumis
Mississippi Queen
A la carte
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9. Board Game: Sushizock im Gockelwok [Average Rating:6.47 Overall Rank:1856]
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Pandemic
Settlers of Catan
Small World
Liar's Dice
Qwirkle
Las Vegas
Fits
Archaeology: The Card Game
Sushizock im Gockelwok
Qwixx
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10. Board Game: Château Roquefort [Average Rating:6.84 Overall Rank:1222]
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Ticket to Ride: Europe
Bohnanza
Blokus
Wits & Wagers / Gambit 7
Crokinole
Tokaido
Shadow Hunters
Coup
Get Bit!
Chateau Roquefort
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11. Board Game: Indigo [Average Rating:6.87 Overall Rank:1100]
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Stone Age
No Thanks!
Zooloretto
Ca$h & Gun$
Airlines Europe
San Juan
Agricola: All Creatures Big And Small
Saboteur
Cloud 9
Indigo
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