20 Most Anticipated Board Games of 2014 - NOMINATIONS ARE CLOSED
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Nominations, and voting are now closed.

The final results can be found here.

There can be only one twenty!


Back for a fifth year...

Status updates:
Alphabetical listing of nominations

15 Minute Status Updates and Trends



Yet another year has once again come and gone... actually five now since I started the Most Anticipated of 20xx.


20 Most Desired Reprints of 2014

To run in conjunction with the 20 Most Anticipated Games of 2014 I started a reprint wishlist competition where you can add all those out-of-print grail games that you wish you could add to this list.


Where the 2013 favorites are now.
Last year's winner, Lords of Waterdeep: Scoundrels of Skullport is just now gaining traction in the BGG rankings, and the runner-up Kingdom Death: Monster has been delayed and is once more in the voting, along with Race for the Galaxy: Alien Artifacts if it doesn't make it out by the end of the year. I'm sure there are many that would have preferred they were ineligible for this year's competition, because that would mean they would have them in their hands.

A number of the "20 most" from last year are climbing steadily up the BGG rankings, namely Bora Bora which is up to 108 as of this writing. Where There Is Discord: War in the South Atlantic is at #64 in the war game rankings, along with The Guns of Gettysburg at #120.

There are other notable finalists that were in the running for the top 20 and are rating highly after release. These include Kemet, 1775: Rebellion, Rialto, Viticulture, and Caverna: The Cave Farmers.

Kickstarter's influence on anticipated games.
Kickstarter was in its infancy when I started the Most Anticipated series, and last year was perhaps the first that had a significant impact on the nominations. This year, Kickstarter's influence is once again undeniable, but expected. After all, who would back a project and not excitedly anticipate its release?

Most of the bigger publishers will still hold their cards close until Essen next year, but there are still a number of great non-Kickstarter titles to look forward to.

Without further ado nominations are once again open nominations in this very in-formal and un-official contest to determine the 20 Most Anticipated Games of 2014.

Key Dates:
Nominations Open: Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Nominations Close: Thursday, January 2, 2014
Voting Begins: Friday, January 3, 2014
Voting Ends: Saturday, January 18, 2014

Nominating your most anticipated.
As always, if a game you're anticipating the release in 2014 is not on the list feel free to add it. Game designers and publishers are encouraged to nominate their own games by adding them to the list. Don't be humble and wait for someone else to do it. See the notes below for adding games. As in past years, this will be a two-stage process... a nominations phase and a final voting phase.

New this year. Adding category nominations.
I've updated the scripts that generate the categories. If you think a particular game should be in a category, you can add it in a comment using the category notation below, such as [category]wargame[/category]. If your comment has 5 or more thumbs the category will be added to the nomination.

Campaigning for your favorites
Go for it. If you're a publisher, designer, or designer's mom don't hesitate to campaign for your favorites. Bribing voters is fine too. Pretty much anything goes as long as kittens, puppies and small children aren't injured. We have to draw the line somewhere.

Nominations
To nominate a game add it to this geeklist with one or more categories using the category tags below. Please add a short note stating why it is anticipated that the game will ship in 2014. Feel free to suggest new categories.

Nomination name
Nominations may not have a BGG entry yet, or you may want to change the nomination name to indicate a specific edition.

To do so, put the nomination name inside of altname tags such as:
[altname]Favorite game - Unnamed expansion[/altname]

To second a nomination thumb its entry.

The top 50 nominations will be entered into the final vote for the top 20.


Nomination Categories:
Categories will be changed based on the nominations, but tentatively these are the categories I expect us to have. Feel free to nominate a game for multiple categories. Some of the categories may be combined or eliminated if there aren't enough nominations in the category.

* Original / Innovative [category]original[/category] 15 min status updates
* Reprint [category]reprint[/category] 15 min status updates
* Expansion [category]expansion[/category] 15 min status updates
* Cooperative [category]cooperative[/category] 15 min status updates
* Solitaire [category]solitaire[/category] 15 min status updates
* Strategy [category]strategy[/category] 15 min status updates
* Thematic [category]thematic[/category] 15 min status updates
* Wargame [category]wargame[/category] 15 min status updates
* Abstract [category]abstract[/category] 15 min status updates
* Family & Children's [category]family[/category] 15 min status updates
* Party [category]party[/category] 15 min status updates
* Train [category]train[/category] 15 min status updates
* Economic [category]economic[/category] 15 min status updates
* Historical [category]historical[/category] 15 min status updates
* Political [category]political[/category] 15 min status updates
* Science Fiction [category]scifi[/category] 15 min status updates
* Horror [category]horror[/category] 15 min status updates
* Fantasy [category]fantasy[/category] 15 min status updates
* 4x - Explore, Expand, Exploit, Exterminate [category]4x[/category] 15 min status updates
* American West [category]american west[/category] 15 min status updates
* Sports [category]sports[/category] 15 min status updates
* Novel-based [category]novel[/category] 15 min status updates
* Print & Play [category]pnp[/category] 15 min status updates

Eligibility
Any newly available game or expansion is eligible if it is reasonably expected to ship in 2014. I know, "reasonably" is a fuzzy word... cest la vie.

Voting
At the conclusion of nominations I will create a poll with the top 50 nominations.

Reprints vs. new editions
Reprints of already released games are not eligible, but new editions are. As with many things in the gaming industry this isn't a crisp line as to how many changes are necessary to distinguish a reprint from a new edition, but several factors to consider are artwork and components.

When nominating a new edition, mention why you think this one is different from the previous edition (not necessarily in detail, something as short as "new components" is sufficient).

Long out-of-print reprints
I would prefer to include games that have been generally unavailable for several years and are receiving a reprint. Again, this is a bit of a fuzzy area, but as an example, if Warhammer Quest or Hero Quest were to be reprinted without changes they would be eligible.

Multiple releases
It is not uncommon for a game printing to have multiple release editions for the EU and US markets (such as Mayfair/Lookout Games and JKLM/Z-Man). Many games are released and available at Essen and then (sometimes much later) released in the US with great anticipation.

For many, I think the "buzz" surrounding an Essen release combined with the general unavailability heightens the anticipation.

I would prefer to include these releases and let the voting determine how anticipant people are.

Limited initial release
I would also prefer to include games that had a limited initial release and are preparing for a full re-release. Again, this will be a grey area, but one example I would point to is the approach that Treefrog, Winsome, GMT and other publishers take with typically small pre-order releases that sell out quickly and receive a reprint if they perceive that the game was well received.

What is a small or limited release? Again, another gray area that we'll have to deal with as it comes up, as I'm sure a small release for Hasbro is quite different for a small release from most publishers here on BoardGameGeek.

This would also include games that might have had reviewer copies released, but are not yet generally available for purchase.

Other
If the particular game is part of a series (such as the Call of Cthulhu: The Card Game) I may combine multiple nominations into one entry for final voting if it appears as if the series is anticipated rather than a specific release in the series (this was done for the Dominion expansions in 2010).

Also, if there isn't any justification for why a particular game is anticipated to ship in 2014 I may remove it from final voting. The only reason I state this is to separate anticipated 2014 releases from wishlist items. Yes, it would be nice if Hasbro/Avalon Hill reprinted Star Wars: The Queen's Gambit but at this point I don't believe there is any reason to anticipate a 2014 release.

However, in this respect I would prefer to be inclusive rather than exclusive.

Anything else??? We'll wing it... After all, this is just for fun.

2013 Results
For anyone feeling a bit nostalgic, here are the results and nominations from last year:

Final Results
Final Results: 20 Most Anticipated Games of 2013
Final Results: 15 Most Anticipated Strategy Games of 2013
Final Results: 15 Most Anticipated Thematic Games of 2013
Final Results: 10 Most Anticipated Wargames of 2013
Final Results: 10 Most Anticipated Party, Family, & Children's Games of 2013
Final Results: Most Anticipated Train Games of 2013
Final Results: 10 Most Anticipated Economic Games of 2013
Final Results: 10 Most Anticipated Historical & Political Games of 2013
Final Results: 10 Most Anticipated Sci-Fi & Horror Games of 2013
Final Results: 10 Most Anticipated Fantasy Games of 2013
Final Results: 15 Most Anticipated Original/Innovative Games of 2013
Final Results: 10 Most Anticipated Reprints of 2013
Final Results: 10 Most Anticipated Expansions of 2013
Final Results: Most Anticipated Abstract Games of 2013
Final Results: 10 Most Anticipated Solitaire Games of 2013
Final Results: 15 Most Anticipated "Best of the Rest" Games of 2013
Voting
Nominations

2012 Results
Final Results
[RESULTS] 20 Most Anticipated Games of 2012
[RESULTS] Most Anticipated Games of 2012 - SCI-FI
[RESULTS] Most Anticipated Games of 2012 - FANTASY / MEDIEVAL
[RESULTS] Most Anticipated Games of 2012 - WARGAME
[RESULTS] Most Anticipated Games of 2012 - HORROR
[RESULTS] Most Anticipated Games of 2012 - ABSTRACT
[RESULTS] Most Anticipated Games of 2012 - TRAIN
[RESULTS] Most Anticipated Games of 2012 - ECONOMIC
[RESULTS] Most Anticipated Games of 2012 - HISTORICAL
[RESULTS] Most Anticipated Games of 2012 - POLITICAL
[RESULTS] Most Anticipated Games of 2012 - DICE
[RESULTS] Most Anticipated Games of 2012 - SPORTS
[RESULTS] Most Anticipated Games of 2012 - COOPERATIVE
[RESULTS] Most Anticipated Games of 2012 - BEST OF THE REST
[RESULTS] Most Anticipated Games of 2012 - ORIGINAL
[RESULTS] Most Anticipated Games of 2012 - REPRINT
[RESULTS] Most Anticipated Games of 2012 - EXPANSION
Voting
Nominations

2011 Results
[POLLS] Most Anticipated Games of 2011 - VOTING IS CLOSED
[RESULTS] 20 Most Anticipated Games of 2011
[RESULTS] Most Anticipated Games of 2011 - ORIGINAL GAME
[RESULTS] Most Anticipated Games of 2011 - EXPANSION
[RESULTS] Most Anticipated Games of 2011 - TRAIN
[RESULTS] Most Anticipated Games of 2011 - ECONOMIC
[RESULTS] Most Anticipated Games of 2011 - HISTORICAL & POLITICAL
[RESULTS] Most Anticipated Games of 2011 - FAMILY, PARTY, WORD & ABSTRACT
[RESULTS] Most Anticipated Games of 2011 - SCI-FI & HORROR
[RESULTS] Most Anticipated Games of 2011 - FANTASY
[RESULTS] Most Anticipated Games of 2011 - WARGAME
[RESULTS] Most Anticipated Games of 2011 - SPORT SIMULATION
[RESULTS] Most Anticipated Games of 2011 - THE BEST OF THE REST
Voting
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2010 Results
Twenty Most Anticipated Games of 2010 - Final Vote Results
Most Anticipated TRAIN Games of 2010 - Results
Most Anticipated ECONOMIC Games of 2010 - Results
Most Anticipated HISTORICAL Games of 2010 - Results
Most Anticipated POLITICAL Games of 2010 - Results
Most Anticipated HORROR Games of 2010 - Results
Most Anticipated SCIENCE FICTION Games of 2010 - Results
Most Anticipated FANTASY Games of 2010 - Results
Most Anticipated WARGAMES of 2010 - Results
Most Anticipated EXPANSIONS of 2010 - Results
Most Anticipated PRINT & PLAY Games of 2010
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1. Board Game: Journey: Wrath of Demons [Average Rating:7.06 Overall Rank:4876]
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Large 54mm minis, beautiful artwork and a great mythological theme... and most importantly my wife is excited about this.

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2. Board Game: Shadows of Brimstone: City of the Ancients [Average Rating:8.00 Overall Rank:301] [Average Rating:8.00 Unranked]
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With Flying Frog and HeroQuest in the weird west it's hard not to be excited about this.

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3. Board Game: Last Night on Earth: Blood in the Forest [Average Rating:7.82 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.82 Unranked]
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Last Night on Earth is still a favorite of our group's, although Zombicide has been seeing a lot of table time too.

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4. Board Game: Mars Attacks: The Miniatures Game [Average Rating:7.17 Overall Rank:3631]
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I don't have any of Mantic's other games, although they've always been tempting. I couldn't resist backing this one on Kickstarter. I'm always leery of licensed properties, and hopefully the game plays as well as the artwork looks.

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5. Board Game: Dungeon Roll: Winter Heroes Pack [Average Rating:6.08 Unranked] [Average Rating:6.08 Unranked]
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My only One regret is that this isn't coming out before Christmas this year.

A second regret is that it doesn't have Krampus. He would have been perfect for a dungeon crawl.

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Now that it's funded, anticipation should be high for the 6K+ backers.

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6. Board Game: Descent: Journeys in the Dark (Second Edition) – Shadow of Nerekhall [Average Rating:8.38 Unranked] [Average Rating:8.38 Unranked]
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As always, the Descent expansions are great for mixing up the game.

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7. Board Game: HeroQuest [Average Rating:7.10 Overall Rank:563]
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[altname]Gamezone's Hero Quest[/altname]

The rumors are that this will be seeing a reprint in 2014.

A number of unknowns include delivery timeframe, extent of changes, and distribution. Current rumor is based on a Spanish licensee, and it is unknown whether Hasbro will assist or hinder attempts to get this great game reprinted.

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The Kickstarter is live, but I have to say my anticipation level has taken a major hit since the launch.

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And now it looks like the Kickstarter is suspended due to trademark issues.

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The Kickstarter campaign was cancelled due to IP issues, and per Gamezone's statement, if the Kickstarter is cancelled they will not be able to release their version of Heroquest in 2014.

Edit (12/23/2013):
After two previous failed fundraising campaigns Gamezone is back with a third try, projecting December 2014.

While I still think this looks shady, I'm not going to disqualify it. Instead, I'll leave the fate of Gamezone's Heroquest Tribute in the hands of the voters.
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8. Board Game: The Battle of Five Armies [Average Rating:7.90 Overall Rank:423]
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Returning for a second year... and already reported by the designer as having no chance for 2013.

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9. Board Game: Race for the Galaxy: Alien Artifacts [Average Rating:7.51 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.51 Unranked]
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Rumor has it that it will be out this month. Rumor also has it that it has no chance for release this year.

Only time will tell whether this remains eligible for voting yet another year.

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10. Board Game: Captains of Industry [Average Rating:7.15 Overall Rank:2462]
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11. Board Game: City Hall [Average Rating:6.58 Overall Rank:4114]
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12. Board Game: Fleet: Arctic Bounty [Average Rating:7.65 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.65 Unranked]
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13. Board Game: Alien Uprising [Average Rating:6.17 Overall Rank:6118]
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One of my personal top 10 most anticipated. Since his days with old-school Eagle Games I've generally enjoyed almost everything Sean Brown has had a hand in, and I'm glad to see him striking out on his own with Mr. B Games. From their initial titles I think there's a lot of reason to get excited about their releases.

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14. Board Game: Cthulhu Wars [Average Rating:7.95 Overall Rank:237] [Average Rating:7.95 Unranked]
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Cthulhu, Sandy Petersen... 'nuff said.

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15. Board Game: Legendary Encounters: An Alien Deck Building Game [Average Rating:7.80 Overall Rank:89] [Average Rating:7.80 Unranked]
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16. Board Game: Spurs: A Tale in the Old West [Average Rating:7.01 Overall Rank:3619]
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Yet another Mr. B Games introductory title that looks fantastic and original.

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17. Board Game: Legends of the American Frontier [Average Rating:6.60 Overall Rank:5949]
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This didn't generate as much buzz on Kickstarter as I expected for a Richard Launius design.

I love the theme and look forward to it and the True Grit expansion.

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http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/gamesalute/legends-of-th...
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18. Board Game: 18OE: On the Rails of the Orient Express [Average Rating:8.14 Overall Rank:2782]
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http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/387059881/18oe-on-the-ra...
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19. Board Game: Kremlin [Average Rating:6.98 Overall Rank:945]
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A great looking reprint of the Avalon Hill classic.

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[category]political[/category]
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http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1649598142/kremlin?ref=b...
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20. Board Game: Promised Land: 1250-587 BC [Average Rating:7.00 Overall Rank:4305]
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With great titles like A Brief History of the World, History of the World, Fire & Axe: A Viking Saga, and Canal Mania, among others, I expect great things from this upcoming Ragnar Brothers title.

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http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2061897488/promised-land...
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21. Board Game: Euphoria: Build a Better Dystopia [Average Rating:7.29 Overall Rank:343]
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An exciting second title from Stonemaier Games. Their first title, Viticulture, was a top performer in the Most Anticipated of 2013 and is already quickly rising up the BGG ranks.

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[category]scifi[/category]
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http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/jameystegmaier/euphoria-...
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Although expected to release this year, it looks like delays in sculpting the miniatures has pushed it into 2014.

It's great to see this getting a reprint with full-color art and miniatures.

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http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1270518586/martin-wallac...
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23. Board Game: Lost Valley: The Yukon Goldrush 1896 [Average Rating:6.84 Overall Rank:2711]
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Yet another exciting title from Pandasaurus Games. Their first two titles, Tammany Hall and The Great Fire of London 1666 were a little late but the production values were absolutely outstanding. I expect this third title will similarly be fantastic.

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http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/pandasaurus/lost-valley?...
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24. Board Game: The Doom That Came To Atlantic City [Average Rating:6.05 Overall Rank:7312]
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Perhaps one of the biggest Kickstarter debacles of 2013 as the project creator has yet to account for over $120k of funds and produced nothing.

However, in an odd turn of events, Cryptozoic Entertainment acquired the license from game creators Keith Baker and Lee Moyer and plan to release the game in 2014, providing the Kickstarter backers with free copies.

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[category]horror[/category]

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/forkingpath/the-doom-tha...

http://www.cryptozoic.com/games/doom-came-atlantic-city
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25. Board Game: Rolling Freight: Great Britain and India [Average Rating:7.39 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.39 Unranked]
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[category]expansion[/category]

http://www.apegames.com/rf/rf-gbindia.html
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