The top 50 "up and comers" (December 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 purchased 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: Android: Netrunner – Mala Tempora [Average Rating:8.21 Unranked] [Average Rating:8.21 Unranked]
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2. Board Game: Flash Point: Fire Rescue – Critically Wounded Victims [Average Rating:7.68 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.68 Unranked]
 
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Hotness Ratio: 22.50
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3. Board Game: The Agents: Black Ops [Average Rating:6.73 Unranked] [Average Rating:6.73 Unranked]
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Hotness Ratio: 17.69
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4. Board Game: BattleLore (Second Edition) [Average Rating:7.88 Overall Rank:130]
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Hotness Ratio: 16.22
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5. Board Game: Star Wars: The Card Game – Balance of the Force [Average Rating:7.39 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.39 Unranked]
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6. Board Game: The Castles of Burgundy: 4th Expansion – Monastery Boards [Average Rating:7.84 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.84 Unranked]
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Hotness Ratio: 12.03
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7. Board Game: Star Realms [Average Rating:7.63 Overall Rank:87] [Average Rating:7.63 Unranked]
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Hotness Ratio: 11.17
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8. Board Game: Descent: Journeys in the Dark (Second Edition) – Valyndra Lieutenant Pack [Average Rating:7.86 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.86 Unranked]
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9. Board Game: The Hunters: German U-Boats at War, 1939-43 [Average Rating:7.71 Overall Rank:932] [Average Rating:7.71 Unranked]
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Hotness Ratio: 10.54
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10. Board Game: The Agents: The 'Special' Agents [Average Rating:6.97 Unranked] [Average Rating:6.97 Unranked]
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11. Board Game: The Agents: The 'Secret' Agents [Average Rating:6.83 Unranked] [Average Rating:6.83 Unranked]
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12. Board Game: The Agents: Mission: Critical [Average Rating:6.87 Unranked] [Average Rating:6.87 Unranked]
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Hotness Ratio: 6.95
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13. Board Game: The Agents: The Partners [Average Rating:6.53 Unranked] [Average Rating:6.53 Unranked]
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Hotness Ratio: 6.81
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14. Board Game: Robot Turtles [Average Rating:6.09 Overall Rank:3542]
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Hotness Ratio: 6.72
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15. Board Game: Munchkin Gets Promoted [Average Rating:7.18 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.18 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.18 Unranked]
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Hotness Ratio: 6.29
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16. Board Game: Small World: 6 Player Board [Average Rating:7.46 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.46 Unranked]
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Hotness Ratio: 5.06
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17. Board Game: The Red Dragon Inn: Allies – Cormac the Mighty [Average Rating:7.52 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.52 Unranked]
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Hotness Ratio: 4.43
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18. Board Game: The Red Dragon Inn: Allies – Witchdoctor Natyli [Average Rating:7.66 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.66 Unranked]
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Hotness Ratio: 4.38
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19. Board Game: Moby Dick, or, The Card Game [Average Rating:5.70 Overall Rank:10382]
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Hotness Ratio: 4.35
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20. Board Game: Coin Age [Average Rating:6.14 Overall Rank:2724]
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Hotness Ratio: 4.20
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21. Board Game: Eldritch Horror [Average Rating:7.92 Overall Rank:46]
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Hotness Ratio: 4.15
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22. Board Game: Mansions of Madness: The Laboratory [Average Rating:7.92 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.92 Unranked]
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Hotness Ratio: 3.81
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23. Board Game: Race for the Galaxy: Alien Artifacts [Average Rating:7.53 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.53 Unranked]
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24. Board Game: Cards Against Humanity: Fourth Expansion [Average Rating:6.86 Unranked] [Average Rating:6.86 Unranked]
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25. Board Game: The Agents [Average Rating:6.40 Overall Rank:2182]
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