The "Hit, Miss or Meh?" Boardgame Top 100 Chart [POLLS]
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This chart is run semi-regularly, each geeklist being based on the results of the previous one. The last round was posted 3 months ago. So this is a bit of a quicker update than the last one (5 months gap).

Voting is simple, for each group, select games that are Hits, Misses or Meh for you. Only vote for games that you know. If you haven't played them, don't vote for them.

To avoid the positions of games in this chart being somewhat repetitive the Chart will sometimes alternate between being based on "Ratio" (Hits/Misses) and "Net" (Hits-Misses). Games will fall out of the chart and be replaced by new games. Games may re-enter later.

This month is sorted by Net (Hits-Misses).
This highlights games with wider appeal than the Ratio method, which would highlight more niche games, hot new games or hidden gems.

Last list (Oct 2019):
The "Hit, Miss or Meh?" Boardgame Top 100 Chart [POLLS]

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1. Board Game: Hit or Miss [Average Rating:6.22 Overall Rank:7933]
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Last Round Voting Analysis

1114 people took part in October's - slightly up on June's 1083, though we seem to have stabilised at 1000+ voter level.

Top Ten by Net Votes (Hit-Miss)

498 Azul
478 Ticket to Ride
450 Castles of Burgundy
444 Terraforming Mars
392 Carcassonne
381 7 Wonders
372 Concordia
336 Codenames
331 Power Grid
331 7 Wonders: Duel

Azul completes its rise to #1, pushing Ticket to Ride to 2nd.
CoB remains 3rd with Terraforming Mars rising back up, to 4th.
Codenames continues its slow motion slide.

Top Ten by Ratio (Hits/Misses)

9.4 Azul
7.1 Castles of Burgundy
6.4 Concordia
6.2 Ticket to Ride
5.6 Terraforming Mars
5.4 Orleans
5.3 El Grande
5.1 Wingspan
5.1 For Sale
5.0 Brass

9.6 Azul
7.5 Concordia
6.6 Castles of Burgundy
6.2 Ticket to Ride
6.1 Orleans
5.4 Can't Stop
5.3 Jaipur
5.3 El Grande
5.1 Patchwork
5.1 Carcassonne

Azul does the double, remaining top for Ratio, though its number dropped marginally from 9.6 to 9.4.
Wingspan and For Sale are new here.

Top Ten by Most Miss Votes (most Hated?)

186 Pandemic
164 Dominion
154 Agricola
145 Splendor
129 King of Tokyo
126 Scythe
122 Puerto Rico
121 Codenames
120 Race for the Galaxy
114 Terra Mystica

Pandemic jumps to top of the hate list, pushing Dominion (long time most hated) off #1.

Lowest Net Votes (Least appeal?)

3 Nemesis
13 Trains/ Trains Rising Sun
13 Broom Service
19 Merchants & Marauders
24 Rising Sun
31 Sekigahara: The Unification of Japan
52 Civilization / Advanced Civ
62 Macao
64 Evolution
65 Goa

All but three of these were very unsuccessful wannabees.
Macao, Evolution and Goa bombing out.

Most Meh Votes

401 Carcassonne
375 Ticket to Ride
365 Codenames
361 Pandemic
325 7 Wonders
293 King of Tokyo
292 Splendor
289 Love Letter
286 Sushi Go!
284 Dominion

Carc remains top, with most of rest being the same but in a different order.
This could easily have been called the "Top Gateway Games" list - maybe these are the games that a lot of us are no longer finding exciting, but are a comfortable fall-back game.

Top Wannabes that Joined the Net Top 100 (by Net scores)

136 A Feast for Odin
100 Modern Art
93 The 7th Continent
91 Mage Knight Board Game
77 Everdell

Least Known Games in the last Poll (by total votes)

138 Nemesis
163 Sekigahara: The Unification of Japan
201 Commands & Colors: Ancients
217 Macao
218 Aeon's End
219 Vikings
219 Trains/ Trains Rising Sun
220 Civilization / Advanced Civ
223 Merchants & Marauders
234 Broom Service

Some old games there.

Just missed out on the Net Top 100 (by Net)

77 Mombasa
75 Railways of the World
73 Food Chain Magnate
71 Aeon's End
70 Vikings
69 Commands & Colors: Ancients
65 Goa
64 Evolution
62 Macao

I've renominated some of these as they score well on Ratios.

Least Meh (by %Meh)

17.9% Pandemic Legacy
21.9% Gloomhaven
22.7% Concordia
22.7% Twilight Struggle
23.0% Castles of Burgundy
23.9% Commands & Colors: Ancients
24.2% Spirit Island
24.7% Terraforming Mars
24.7% War of the Ring
25.2% Great Western Trail
25.2% The 7th Continent

Most Polarising

Trying a new formula suggested by Ty Wilson:
(Hit+Miss)/(Hit-Miss)/(Meh)
It's based on the concept of a "normalized difference" apparently and the higher the number the more polarised.

100 Nemesis
29 Broom Service
19 Trains/ Trains Rising Sun
17 Rising Sun
16 Merchants & Marauders
13 Sekigahara: The Unification of Japan
11 Civilization / Advanced Civ
11 Robinson Crusoe
10 Pandemic Legacy
10 Mage Knight Board Game

High score of 100 is generated by the Hit and Miss votes being almost exactly the same.
Seem to be a very themey selection, which would make sense.
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2. Board Game: The Game of Top Ten Lists [Average Rating:6.75 Unranked]
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Top Ten (by Net Hit-Miss votes)

Will Terraforming Mars climb higher?
Will Codenames fall more this round?
Will Azul retain its new position at the top?

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Azul
Ticket to Ride
Castles of Burgundy
Terraforming Mars
Carcassonne
7 Wonders
Concordia
Codenames
Power Grid
7 Wonders: Duel
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3. Board Game: Teen Titans Collectible Card Game [Average Rating:5.51 Overall Rank:15451]
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Top 20

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  Hit Meh Miss
Puerto Rico
Patchwork
Pandemic
For Sale
Great Western Trail
Orleans
Pandemic Legacy
Jaipur
Wingspan
Agricola
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4. Board Game: Thirty [Average Rating:6.00 Unranked]
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Top 30

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  Hit Meh Miss
El Grande
Race for the Galaxy
Brass
Twilight Struggle
Dominion
Kingdomino
Lords of Waterdeep
Lost Cities
Viticulture
Istanbul
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5. Board Game: 40 Hats for 40 Cats [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
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Top 40

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  Hit Meh Miss
Stone Age
Five Tribes
Clank!: A Deck-Building Adventure
Tzolk'in: Mayan Calendar
Scythe
Ra
Love Letter
San Juan
Gloomhaven
Sushi Go!
      717 answers
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6. Board Game: Trip 50 [Average Rating:5.92 Unranked]
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Top 50

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  Hit Meh Miss
Battle Line
Through the Ages
Ganz schon clever
Splendor
Star Realms
Can't Stop
Dixit
Keyflower
No Thanks!
Isle of Skye: From Chieftain to King
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7. Board Game: The 50's: A Game for Your Generation [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
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51-67

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  Hit Meh Miss
Bohnanza
Sagrada
Spirit Island
Roll for the Galaxy
Alhambra
King of Tokyo
The Voyages of Marco Polo
Tigris & Euphrates
Terra Mystica
Le Havre
Clans of Caledonia
Trajan
Troyes
A Feast for Odin
Survive: Escape from Atlantis!
Raiders of the North Sea
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8. Board Game: The 70's Game [Average Rating:6.55 Unranked]
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  Hit Meh Miss
War of the Ring
Coloretto
Acquire
Suburbia
Hive
Caylus
Galaxy Trucker
Saint Petersburg
Yokohama
Flamme Rouge
Notre Dame
Dominant Species
Star Wars: Rebellion
Grand Austria Hotel
Village
Memoir '44
Santorini
      641 answers
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9. Board Game: The 100 Games [Average Rating:7.90 Unranked]
Board Game: The 100 Games
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85-100

Poll
  Hit Meh Miss
Biblios
Castles of Mad King Ludwig
Modern Art
Caverna: Cave Farmers
The 7th Continent
Gaia Project
Mage Knight Board Game
Mysterium
Takenoko
Steam/Age of Steam
Kingsburg
Glen More
Robinson Crusoe
Hansa Teutonica
Hey, That's My Fish!
Everdell
      619 answers
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10. Board Game: So You Want to be a Rockstar [Average Rating:6.33 Unranked]
Board Game: So You Want to be a Rockstar
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Wannabes

So these are the proposed Wannabes from October 2019, a couple that scored highly on the Ratio metric and a bunch of games that seem to have got popular since the last list.
A few games may have risen in the hotness and then disappeared so have missed their chance for this round!

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  Hit Meh Miss
Aeon's End
Alien Frontiers
Architects of the West Kingdom
Cosmic Encounter
Decrypto
Endeavor: Age of Sail
Everdell
Inis
Innovation
Just One
Mission: Red Planet
Mombasa
Obsession
Railways of the World
Robo Rally
Rococo
Root
Tapestry
Teotihuacan: City of Gods
The Quacks of Quedlinburg
Vikings
      601 answers
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Everdell is already in the poll above, so this poll results will be ignored.
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11. Board Game: Next! [Average Rating:5.32 Overall Rank:15921]
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Next Round's Wannabes

If you think a game should have a chance in the contest you can nominate it here by adding a comment with a single game (or a poll of multiple nominations!). The ones that get the most thumbs/votes will be a Wannabe next round. If there aren't enough popular nominations I will select games myself using sources like the BGG Top 50 Most Played geeklist.

Games are allowed to return to the contest for another attempt, so feel free to nominate the ones that vanished from previous months.
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