2008 Top 100 Chart Facts At a Glance
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Fact #1: Agricola was originally about pirates.

Fact #2: Dominion was originally about Wall Street.

Fact #3: Things above are not facts, thing below are.
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1. Board Game: Puerto Rico [Average Rating:8.06 Overall Rank:15]
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Top 25 Games of 2008 by Peak Position

1. Puerto Rico
2. Agricola
3. Power Gird
4. Twilight Struggle
5. Tigris & Euphrates
6. Caylus
7. El Grande
8. Dominion
9. Princes of Florence, The
10. Through the Ages: A Story of Civilization
11. Race for the Galaxy
12. Shogun
13. Age of Steam
14. 1960: The Making of the President
15. BattleLore
16. War of the Ring
17. Commands & Colors: Ancients
18. Die Macher
19. Hannibal: Rome vs. Carthage
20. Brass
21. Ra
22. Paths of Glory
23. Goa
24. Railroad Tycoon
25. Age of Empires III: The Age of Discovery
 
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2. Board Game: Power Grid [Average Rating:7.91 Overall Rank:28]
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Top 25 Games of 2008 by Points (#1=100 points, #2 = 99 points, etc.)

1. Puerto Rico
2. Power Gird
3. Twilight Struggle
4. Agricola
5. Tigris & Euphrates
6. El Grande
7. Caylus
8. Princes of Florence, The
9. Age of Steam
10. Race for the Galaxy
11. Through the Ages: A Story of Civilization
12. Commands & Colors: Ancients
13. War of the Ring
14. Shogun
15. Hannibal: Rome vs. Carthage
16. Die Macher
17. 1960: The Making of the President
18. Paths of Glory
19. Ra
20. BattleLore
21. Goa
22. Railroad Tycoon
23. Age of Empires III: The Age of Discovery
24. Imperial
25. Twilight Imperium 3rd Edition
 
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3. Board Game: Dominion [Average Rating:7.67 Overall Rank:72] [Average Rating:7.67 Unranked]
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Top 10 Highest 2008 Top 100 Debuts

1. Dominion #38 Nov. 4
2. Le Havre #79 Nov. 25
3. Battlestar Galactica #86 Dec. 2
4. In the Year of the Dragon #90 Feb. 12
5. Galaxy Trucker #92 Mar. 25
6. Pandemic #93 Mar. 4
7. Napolean's Triumph #97 Nov. 18
8. Time's Up #99 Jan. 22
9. Shadows Over Camelot #99 Feb. 5
10. Cuba #99 Apr. 15
 
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4. Board Game: Pandemic [Average Rating:7.66 Overall Rank:73]
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Top 20 Biggest Week-to-Week Gains

1. Pandemic #93 to #58 Mar. 11 (+35)
2. StarCraft: The Board Game #81 to #63 Jan. 8 (+18)
3. Dominion #38 to #21 Nov. 11 (+17)
4. Le Havre #79 to #62 Dec. 2 (+17)
5. Battlestar Galactica #86 to #69 Dec. 9 (+17)
6. Le Havre #62 to #46 Dec. 9 (+16)
7. Brass #100 to #84 Jan. 15 (+16)
8. Brass #84 to #69 Jan. 22 (+15)
9. StarCraft: The Board Game #96 to #81 Jan. 1 (+15)
10. Stone Age #100 to #86 Jul. 1 (+14)
11. Conflict of Heroes: Awakening the Bear! - Russia 1941-1942 #78 to #65 Nov. 4 (+13)
12. Stone Age #80 to #67 Jul. 15 (+13)
13. Conflict of Heroes: Awakening the Bear! - Russia 1941-1942 #99 to #86 Oct. 21 (+13)
14. Dominion #21 to #9 Nov. 18 (+12)
15. Conflict of Heroes: Awakening the Bear! - Russia 1941-1942 #65 to #53 Nov. 11 (+12)
16. Battlestar Galactica #63 to #52 Dec. 23 (+11)
17. Pandemic #51 to #41 Mar. 25 (+10)
18. Advanced Squad Leader (ASL) Starter Kit #1 #77 to #67 Jan. 1 (+10)19. In the Year of the Dragon #81 to #71 Feb. 26 (+10)
20. Friedrich #78 to #69 Jan. 1 (+9)
 
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5. Board Game: Antiquity [Average Rating:7.89 Overall Rank:219]
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Top 20 Biggest Week-to-Week Losses

1. Antiquity #64 to #77 Jan. 1 (-13)
2. Roads and Boats #49 to #59 Oct. 7 (-10)
3. Roads and Boats Jun. 3 #50 to #57 (-7)
4. Blood Bowl: Living RuleBook #57 to #64 Jan. 1 (-7)
5. Friedrich #68 to #75 Feb. 5 (-7)
6. Roads and Boats #48 to #54 Jan. 1 (-6)
7. Republic of Rome, The #91 to #97 Jan. 1 (-6)
8. Tide of Iron #37 to #42 Feb. 26 (-5)
9. Up Front #39 to #44 Mar. 4 (-5)
10. Tide of Iron #55 to #60 Sep. 9 (-5)
11. Ingenious #57 to #62 Nov. 4 (-5)
12. Maharaja: Palace Building in India Jan. 8 #66 to #71 (-5)
13. Carcassonne: The City #85 to #90 Apr. 1 (-5)
14. Carcassonne: The City #90 to #95 Dec. 2 (-5)
15. Indonesia #91 to #96 Nov. 4 (-5)
16. Hollywood Blockbuster #92 to #97 Nov. 4 (-5)
17. Tide of Iron #47 to #51 Jul. 29 (-5)
18. Lord of the Rings - The Confrontation: Deluxe Edition #49 to #53 Sep. 9 (-4)
19. Lord of the Rings - The Confrontation: Deluxe Edition #50 to #54 Oct. 14 (-4)
20. Blood Bowl: Living RuleBook #51 to #55 Dec. 9 (-4)
 
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6. Board Game: Saint Petersburg [Average Rating:7.32 Overall Rank:229]
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Lowest Charting Game on all 53 charts:

Saint Petersburg

which has been between #93 and #100 all year. This is the same game as last year.
 
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7. Board Game: Last Night on Earth: The Zombie Game [Average Rating:7.00 Overall Rank:533] [Average Rating:7.00 Unranked]
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The Top Twenty Highest Charting Games (on Jan. 2, 2009) that never made the Top 100 chart by 2008:

115. Last Night on Earth: The Zombie Game
117. Vegas Showdown
118. Space Alert
123. Vikings
125. A Victory Lost
126. TZAAR
132. Squad Leader
133. Neuroshima Hex!
134. Magic: The Gathering CCG
136. Wings of War - Miniatures
137. Tinners' Trail
139. Schotten Totten
141. Caylus Magna Carta
146. Nexus Ops
148. Britannia
149. We the People
150. Star Wars: The Queen's Gambit
151. Kingsburg
153. Manoeuvre
156. Tribune: Primus Inter Pares
 
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8. Board Game: Dream Factory [Average Rating:7.06 Overall Rank:575]
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Games that made room for other games
(Those on the Dec. 25, 2007 chart that are no longer in the top 100)

Hollywood Blockbuster #70
Louis XIV #82
Torres #83
Blokus #85
Lost Cities #87
Web of Power #88
Thurn and Taxis #90
Republic of Rome, The #91
Antike #92
Santiago #98
For Sale #99
Blood Bowl - Third Edition #100
 
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