20 Most Anticipated Board Games of 2018 --- FINAL VOTING IS CLOSED (12529 votes)
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Final results are here: Final Results: 20 Most Anticipated Games of 2018
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New this year... Under Your Radar category
As an experiment this year separate voting for a new category, Under Your Radar, can be found here:
20 Most Anticipated Board Games of 2018: Under Your Radar --- FINAL VOTING IS CLOSED (1589 votes)
Back for the ninth year...
Wow. Nine years for this little contest.
After a nearly two month open nomination period the nominations list is now closed and we have the top
5059 nominees (it was 60, but 7th Continent expansions were combined after the list was generated) that will vie to make the cut for the top 20 in this most in-formal and un-official contest. Although the nominations field was expanded to 59, when it comes to the final votes there will be no quarter. Top 20 or you're out.
Once again, two titles have cracked the elite nomination barrier of 1K nomination votes; Sorcerer and Rising Sun joining Scythe, Gloomhaven, and The 7th Continent as the only titles to reach that level.
As usual, we also have a number of nominees competing within the various categories. The number of entries in a category depended on the size of the category. When there was a tie for the last spot, all tied nominees were added (which is why some polls have a couple of extra games). I also adjust the category sizes to minimize the Best of the Rest category.
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Voting runs until Sunday, January 28th.
Vote for any and all you are excited about. You can vote for multiple games in one category, and/or the same game in different categories.
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.
In the past, publishers and designers have offered web released scenarios, special cards, etc. as bribes to voters if they reach a certain position in the final voting. This is completely acceptable as it drives anticipation, which is the point of this contest.
Don't forget that all bribes need to comply with BGG's policies on contests and promotions. General guidance is that whatever bribe is offered needs to be available to everyone, and, for example, not just those that win copies of games. A good example of a bribe that stays within BGG's policies are Sandy Peterson's offer to release rules for a new Great Old One in Cthulhu Wars, or designers/publishers that offer to release web scenarios.
In the end, the intent of the bribes is just to have fun and allow publishers/designers to give a nod to all their anticipant fans.
If you have any questions regarding whether a bribe you're contemplating runs contrary to BGG rules I would suggest sending a geekmail to Octavian or Chad.
Missed the nominations? Can a game still be nominated?
No late nominations can be accepted. Once a BGG poll is created it cannot be altered, so there is no way to accept late nominations.
Editing your vote, and voting in phases
You don't have to complete the poll all at once. If you only want to complete one or two sections fill those out, and click the "Vote" button at the bottom.
Then, when you come back, click the "Questions" button to see the poll again, and fill another section or change your existing votes. Then, click the "Vote" button again.
You can even do this to change your vote for sections you have completed.
Your votes are editable until the poll closes.
Good luck to all the finalists in this most in-formal and un-official competition!!!
Poll Category: Abstract Choices Your Answer Bars Vote Percent Vote Count Agents in Time Nomination 2.8% 85 Book of Dragons Nomination 6.1% 187 De Stijl Nomination 1.5% 45 Dokmus Nomination 3.7% 114 Dokmus: Return of Erefel Nomination 1.7% 53 Gearworks Nomination 10.0% 308 Hardback Nomination 11.7% 359 Kami-sama Nomination 3.0% 91 Samurai Vassal Nomination 3.2% 98 Shipwreck Arcana, The Nomination 6.4% 197 Spirits of the Forest Nomination 33.2% 1017 Tao Long: The Way of the Dragon Nomination 23.3% 715 Targi expansion, English release Nomination 10.6% 325 Topiary Nomination 7.2% 222 Trench Nomination 3.5% 106 Zendo Nomination 7.4% 227 Voters 3066 Category: Train Choices Your Answer Bars Vote Percent Vote Count Brass: Birmingham Nomination 48.3% 1535 Brass: Lancashire Nomination 49.1% 1561 Empyreal: Spells & Steam Nomination 3.4% 109 Mars Open: Tabletop Golf Nomination 4.6% 145 Railways of Nippon Nomination 11.0% 348 Stephenson's Rocket Nomination 9.7% 309 Ticket to Ride Map Collection: Volume 6 – France & Old West Nomination 30.7% 976 Voters 3178 Category: Science Choices Your Answer Bars Vote Percent Vote Count Agents in Time Nomination 2.5% 84 CO₂: Second Chance Nomination 25.7% 864 Expedition Zetta Nomination 1.9% 65 Greenland 3rd edition Nomination 12.0% 404 Neanderthal 2nd edition Nomination 13.6% 459 Oceans: An Evolution Game Nomination 15.3% 514 STEM: Epic Heroes Nomination 9.0% 302 Space Race: The Card Game – Interkosmos Nomination 6.2% 210 SpaceCorp Nomination 6.1% 206 Terraforming Mars - Unnamed 2018 expansion Nomination 45.7% 1538 Voters 3365 Category: Sports Choices Your Answer Bars Vote Percent Vote Count Apocalypse Road Nomination 8.0% 146 Downforce: Danger Circuit Nomination 19.3% 354 DreadBall (Second Edition) Nomination 11.8% 216 GKR: Heavy Hitters Nomination 23.1% 425 Glory: A Game of Knights Nomination 5.4% 100 Gretchinz! Nomination 2.2% 40 Legend of Korra: Pro-Bending Arena, The Nomination 16.5% 303 Lords of Baseball Nomination 7.4% 136 Mars Open: Tabletop Golf Nomination 13.0% 238 Neon Knights: 2086 Nomination 5.9% 109 Voters 1836This poll is now closed. 12531 answersPoll created by rvinyardCloses: Sun Jan 28, 2018 6:00 am
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