The top 50 "up and comers" (April 2014 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: Hoplite [Average Rating:7.70 Overall Rank:3245]
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Hotness Ratio: 16.50
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2. Board Game: Marvel Dice Masters: Avengers vs. X-Men [Average Rating:7.25 Overall Rank:427] [Average Rating:7.25 Unranked]
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Rank last month: 8

Hotness Ratio: 11.57
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3. Board Game: Lords of Vegas: UP! [Average Rating:7.45 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.45 Unranked]
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Hotness Ratio: 10.54
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4. Board Game: Helios [Average Rating:6.84 Overall Rank:1345]
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Hotness Ratio: 9.11
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5. Board Game: Loonacy [Average Rating:6.36 Overall Rank:4102]
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Hotness Ratio: 6.75
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6. Board Game: Istanbul [Average Rating:7.63 Overall Rank:90]
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Hotness Ratio: 6.42
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7. Board Game: Star Wars: The Card Game – Heroes and Legends [Average Rating:8.02 Unranked] [Average Rating:8.02 Unranked]
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8. Board Game: Android: Netrunner – Double Time [Average Rating:8.21 Unranked] [Average Rating:8.21 Unranked]
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9. Board Game: Ancient Terrible Things [Average Rating:6.93 Overall Rank:1397]
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Hotness Ratio: 4.86
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10. Board Game: Village in a Box [Average Rating:6.03 Overall Rank:9569]
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11. Board Game: Splendor [Average Rating:7.51 Overall Rank:112]
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Hotness Ratio: 4.25
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12. Board Game: Camel Up [Average Rating:7.09 Overall Rank:379]
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13. Board Game: Seasons: Path of Destiny [Average Rating:7.90 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.90 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.90 Unranked]
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Rank last month: 22

Hotness Ratio: 3.91
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14. Board Game: Lost Valley: The Yukon Goldrush 1896 [Average Rating:6.89 Overall Rank:2411]
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Rank last month: 221

Hotness Ratio: 3.69
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15. Board Game: Eldritch Horror: Forsaken Lore [Average Rating:8.33 Unranked] [Average Rating:8.33 Unranked]
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16. Board Game: Android: Netrunner – Honor and Profit [Average Rating:8.34 Unranked] [Average Rating:8.34 Unranked]
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Hotness Ratio: 3.33
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17. Board Game: The Card Game of Oz [Average Rating:6.41 Overall Rank:9237]
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Hotness Ratio: 3.13
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18. Board Game: Gardens [Average Rating:6.65 Overall Rank:2885]
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Hotness Ratio: 2.88
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19. Board Game: Marrying Mr. Darcy [Average Rating:6.36 Overall Rank:2857]
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Hotness Ratio: 2.37
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20. Board Game: Heroes of Normandie [Average Rating:7.58 Overall Rank:714] [Average Rating:7.58 Unranked]
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Rank last month: 1202

Hotness Ratio: 1.98
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21. Board Game: Smash Up: Science Fiction Double Feature [Average Rating:7.40 Overall Rank:465] [Average Rating:7.40 Unranked]
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22. Board Game: Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures Game – Rebel Transport Expansion Pack [Average Rating:7.69 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.69 Unranked]
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23. Board Game: Linko! [Average Rating:7.06 Overall Rank:704]
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24. Board Game: Once Upon a Time: Knightly Tales [Average Rating:7.42 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.42 Unranked]
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Hotness Ratio: 1.24
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25. Board Game: Super Dungeon Explore: Kaelly the Nether Strider [Average Rating:7.53 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.53 Unranked]
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