The top 50 "up and comers" (February 2015 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: Baseball Highlights: 2045 [Average Rating:7.63 Overall Rank:368]
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2. Board Game: Super Motherload [Average Rating:7.51 Overall Rank:489]
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3. Board Game: Yu-Gi-Oh! Dice Masters [Average Rating:6.95 Overall Rank:3522] [Average Rating:6.95 Unranked]
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Hotness Ratio: 9.70
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4. Board Game: Argent: Summer Break [Average Rating:7.58 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.58 Unranked]
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Hotness Ratio: 6.21
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5. Board Game: Fidelitas [Average Rating:6.31 Overall Rank:3415]
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6. Board Game: Harbour [Average Rating:6.59 Overall Rank:1248]
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Hotness Ratio: 3.90
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7. Board Game: Black Market Warehouse [Average Rating:5.41 Overall Rank:13991]
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8. Board Game: The Institute for Magical Arts [Average Rating:6.96 Overall Rank:3245]
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Hotness Ratio: 3.11
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9. Board Game: Tiny Epic Defenders [Average Rating:6.37 Overall Rank:1951]
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Hotness Ratio: 3.01
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10. Board Game: Victory in Europe [Average Rating:6.97 Overall Rank:5128]
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11. Board Game: Room 25: Season 2 [Average Rating:7.64 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.64 Unranked]
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12. Board Game: I, Spy [Average Rating:7.38 Overall Rank:3383]
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13. Board Game: Exploding Kittens [Average Rating:5.89 Overall Rank:3910] [Average Rating:5.89 Unranked]
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14. Board Game: Diamonsters [Average Rating:5.61 Overall Rank:10737]
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15. Board Game: The X-Files [Average Rating:6.37 Overall Rank:5058]
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16. Board Game: Cubo [Average Rating:5.68 Overall Rank:10414]
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Hotness Ratio: 1.37
 
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17. Board Game: Geek Out! Pop Culture Party [Average Rating:6.34 Overall Rank:6102]
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Hotness Ratio: 1.21
 
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18. Board Game: Shadow Throne [Average Rating:6.67 Overall Rank:4546]
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19. Board Game: Fief: France 1429 [Average Rating:7.49 Overall Rank:761]
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20. Board Game: Neptun [Average Rating:6.58 Overall Rank:3642]
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21. Board Game: Video Game High School [Average Rating:6.44 Overall Rank:7371]
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22. Board Game: One Night Ultimate Werewolf Daybreak [Average Rating:7.48 Overall Rank:376] [Average Rating:7.48 Unranked]
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Hotness Ratio: 0.87
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23. Board Game: Alchemists [Average Rating:7.73 Overall Rank:80]
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24. Board Game: Roll for the Galaxy [Average Rating:7.78 Overall Rank:60]
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25. Board Game: Three Kingdoms Redux [Average Rating:8.09 Overall Rank:875]
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