Final Results: 20 Most Anticipated Games of 2018
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Wow!!! This year was the most voters ever - 12529.

The final voting poll is here.

Another year has come and gone and it is time to award the house cup 20 Most Anticipated Games of 2018. And, in first place, 7th Continent's expansions. Yes, yes, well done, Slytherin 7th Continent. Well done, 7th Continent, however recent events must be taken into account, and I have a few last minute votes to award.

First, to Eric Lang of Rising Sun... no, I'm not Dumbledore. There are no further votes to award. 7th Continent was the run away winner as the first title to ever break the 2,000 vote mark.

This year's competition also saw the most voters ever with over 12,000 people participating in this little competition.

Congratulations not only to all the winners, but also to all the nominees. When you think about the amount of time that has collectively gone into the development, play testing, and publication of all the nominees it is mind-boggling... not to mention all the hours of enjoyment that people will get playing all these games.

Without further ado, I present the final results of the 20 Most Anticipated Games of 2018.

Final Results: 20 Most Anticipated Games of 2018

1st 7th Continent 2018 Expansions (2059)
2nd Scythe: The Rise of Fenris (1679)
3rd Sorcerer (1606)
4th Rising Sun (1531)
5th Brass: Lancashire (1481)
6th Brass: Birmingham (1462)
7th Founders of Gloomhaven (991)
8th Terraforming Mars - Unnamed 2018 expansion (870)
9th Star Realms: Frontiers (837)
10th Lords of Hellas Wave 2 (826)
11th Who Goes There?: A game of growing paranoia (822)
12th Zombicide: Green Horde (810)
13th The Island of El Dorado (783)
14th Sine Tempore (762)
15th Cerebria: The Inside World (740)
16th Root (738)
17th Spirits of the Forest (733)
18th Thunderstone Quest (727)
19th Middara (715)
20th The City of Kings (709)
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21. The Grimm Forest (685)
22. Kingdom Death: Monster 2018 Expansions (676)
23. CO₂: Second Chance (645)
24. Time of Legends: Joan of Arc (634)
25. T.I.M.E. Stories 2018 Expansions (630)
26. Too Many Bones: Undertow (599)
27. Near and Far: Amber Mines (578)
28. Fireball Island: The Curse of Vul-Kar (576)
29. Chronicle X (564)
30. Deep Madness (541)
31. Robinson Crusoe: The Lost City of Z (518)
32. Roll Player: Monsters & Minions (510)
33. Rise to Nobility (494)
34. UBOOT: The Board Game (493)
35. Detective: City of Angels (489)
36. Edge of Darkness (471)
37. Mint Delivery (469)
38. Rise of Tribes (464)
39. Brasil (436)
40. Oceans: An Evolution Game (409)
41. The World of SMOG: Rise of Moloch (392)
42. 1066, Tears To Many Mothers (391)
43. Empires of the Void II (379)
44. Big Trouble in Little China: The Game (359)
45. Endeavor: Age of Sail (354)
46. Lucidity: Six-Sided Nightmares (352)
47. Monster Slaughter (348)
48. Crusaders: Thy Will Be Done (339)
49. Robin Hood and the Merry Men (324)
50. Village Attacks (308)
51. Vikings Gone Wild: Masters of Elements (291)
52. The Brigade (276)
53. Container: 10th Anniversary Jumbo Edition! (273)
54. Core Space (271)
55. Siege of the Citadel (224)
56. Mountaineers (218)
57. Okko's Chronicles: The Cycle of Water – Quest into Darkness (168)
58. Renegade (154)
59. Gearworks (125)

Final results for categories:
Original/Innovative
Reprint
Expansion
Crowd Funded
Not Crowd Funded
Cooperative
Solitaire
Strategy
Thematic
Euro
Wargame
Grognard
Abstract
Family & Children's
Party
Train
Economic
Historical
Sci-Fi
Science
Horror
Fantasy
Sports
Best of the Rest


I still need to update the scripts to process the "Under Your Radar Category".

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1. Board Game: The 7th Continent: What Goes Up, Must Come Down [Average Rating:8.97 Unranked] [Average Rating:8.97 Unranked]
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1st 7th Continent 2018 Expansions

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2. Board Game: Scythe: The Rise of Fenris [Average Rating:8.86 Unranked] [Average Rating:8.86 Unranked]
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2nd Scythe: The Rise of Fenris

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3. Board Game: Sorcerer [Average Rating:7.87 Overall Rank:2256]
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4. Board Game: Rising Sun [Average Rating:7.97 Overall Rank:57]
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4th Rising Sun

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5. Board Game: Brass: Lancashire [Average Rating:8.13 Overall Rank:20]
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5th Brass: Lancashire

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6. Board Game: Brass: Birmingham [Average Rating:8.58 Overall Rank:11]
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6th Brass: Birmingham

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7. Board Game: Founders of Gloomhaven [Average Rating:6.84 Overall Rank:1425]
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8. Board Game: Terraforming Mars [Average Rating:8.41 Overall Rank:3]
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8th Terraforming Mars - Unnamed 2018 expansion

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9. Board Game: Star Realms: Frontiers [Average Rating:8.11 Overall Rank:666] [Average Rating:8.11 Unranked]
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9th Star Realms: Frontiers

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10. Board Game: Lords of Hellas [Average Rating:8.00 Overall Rank:213]
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10th Lords of Hellas Wave 2

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11. Board Game: Who Goes There? [Average Rating:7.38 Overall Rank:2140]
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11th Who Goes There?: A game of growing paranoia

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12. Board Game: Zombicide: Green Horde [Average Rating:7.96 Overall Rank:568] [Average Rating:7.96 Unranked]
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12th Zombicide: Green Horde

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13. Board Game: The Island of El Dorado [Average Rating:7.08 Overall Rank:2467]
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13th The Island of El Dorado

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14. Board Game: Sine Tempore [Average Rating:8.57 Overall Rank:5410]
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14th Sine Tempore

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15. Board Game: Cerebria: The Inside World [Average Rating:7.97 Overall Rank:912]
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15th Cerebria: The Inside World

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16. Board Game: Root [Average Rating:8.10 Overall Rank:42]
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16th Root

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17. Board Game: Spirits of the Forest [Average Rating:7.04 Overall Rank:1504]
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17th Spirits of the Forest

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18. Board Game: Thunderstone Quest [Average Rating:8.08 Overall Rank:342] [Average Rating:8.08 Unranked]
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18th Thunderstone Quest

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19. Board Game: Middara: Unintentional Malum – Act 1 [Average Rating:8.86 Overall Rank:1434]
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19th Middara

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20. Board Game: The City of Kings [Average Rating:7.99 Overall Rank:699]
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20th The City of Kings

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