Abstract Games That Have the Potential to become fads,
Mark Paul
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You never know how a game well become a fad, I have done lists of games that were fads in the past. There are some excellent abstracts that have the potential to do this. I will list a few that I believe have this potential, feel free to list some that you see as possible candidates.
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1. Board Game: Arimaa [Average Rating:7.30 Overall Rank:2008]
Mark Paul
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With a good webpage, a professional set on the market and even a new book on play, this is just the type of game that could boom.
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2. Board Game: Kriegspiel [Average Rating:7.61 Unranked]
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My chess club in college once has this game demoed at a Spring fling event. People were lining up to try it. There are now computer programs to play the game without a referee. Several recent books have also been written.
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3. Board Game: Dameo [Average Rating:7.35 Overall Rank:8210]
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I think this game may revive the checkers/draughts genre. It is only eight years old, but it has a cult following.
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4. Board Game: Cannon [Average Rating:7.05 Overall Rank:5013]
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A game of great depth, which is also quite fun to play. I could skyrocket or fade into obscurity.
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5. Board Game: Salta [Average Rating:6.80 Unranked]
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World War I crushed this fad almost a century ago in Europe. Could it be revived? It never made a splash in America, could that all change?
 
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6. Board Game: Amazons [Average Rating:7.12 Overall Rank:3400]
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Easy rules, great depth. With a little PR, who knows.
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7. Board Game: DuCo [Average Rating:5.73 Overall Rank:12257]
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Sorry for tooting my own horn here but I feel like DuCo has potential to grow into something pretty big at some point.

What are your thoughts?
 
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