Many Want, Few Have: BGG Supply and Demand, 2008 Edition
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Here's a statistically-suspect GeekList that might offer some entertainment value nonetheless. I started with the games Most Wanted in trade here at BGG, and chose those games with 200 or more Geeks wanting them. Then I divided this number by Geeks having them available for trade to create a Trading Demand/Supply ratio. What appears here are games that scored a D/S ratio higher than 20, which *might* mean they would be easier to trade away as of January 9, 2008.

Comments welcome, but serious statisticians, please be kind.
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1. Board Game: Through the Ages: A Story of Civilization [Average Rating:8.03 Overall Rank:26]
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D/S Ratio: 107.75

Wow! A huge demand for this favorably-reviewed game as it awaits reprinting! If you have a copy for trade, you call the shots!
 
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2. Board Game: Agricola [Average Rating:8.03 Overall Rank:16]
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D/S Ratio: 86.50

No surprise here. Z-Man's English version ought to be a big hit.
 
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3. Board Game: Galaxy Trucker [Average Rating:7.46 Overall Rank:127]
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D/S Ratio: 71.67

Another recent hit awaiting distribution in the USA. Ought to be great fun.
 
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4. Board Game: Indonesia [Average Rating:7.81 Overall Rank:189]
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D/S Ratio: 43.20

A lovely, expensive game that many of us dream about, but will probably never be able to afford.
 
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5. Board Game: Chinatown [Average Rating:7.24 Overall Rank:363]
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D/S Ratio: 39.50

To be republished soon??
 
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6. Board Game: Antiquity [Average Rating:7.89 Overall Rank:218]
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D/S Ratio: 37.83

Another high-demand game that is hard to find.
 
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7. Board Game: Crokinole [Average Rating:7.79 Overall Rank:75]
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D/S Ratio: 34.50

Great to see a dexterity classic on this list!
 
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8. Board Game: Ca$h 'n Gun$ [Average Rating:6.63 Overall Rank:884]
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D/S Ratio: 24.00
 
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9. Board Game: Tales of the Arabian Nights [Average Rating:7.08 Overall Rank:1637]
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D/S Ratio: 23.67
 
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10. Board Game: Thebes [Average Rating:7.17 Overall Rank:376]
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D/S Ratio: 22.83
 
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11. Board Game: Princes of the Renaissance [Average Rating:7.45 Overall Rank:585]
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D/S Ratio: 21.80
 
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12. Board Game: Shogun [Average Rating:7.56 Overall Rank:128]
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D/S Ratio: 21.00
 
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13. Board Game: Notre Dame [Average Rating:7.38 Overall Rank:216]
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D/S Ratio: 21.00
 
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14. Board Game: StarCraft: The Board Game [Average Rating:7.34 Overall Rank:339]
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D/S Ratio: 20.10
 
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15. Board Game: Capes & Cowls: The Superhero Board Game [Average Rating:7.77 Overall Rank:5648]
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D/S Ratio: (infinity)

This game didn't make the cut since only 60 want it, but no one is trading it. What games have the most people wanting them with no one trading them?
 
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