[RESULTS] 20 Most Anticipated Games of 2011
- Rick Vinyard(rvinyard)United States
After a 3 week nomination period, and a 2 week voting period the results are in.Recommend
During the week I have been posting the results of the subcategories, but now we get to the Big Kahuna... the 20 Most Anticipated Games of 2011.
Throughout both nominations and voting one game has dominated the competition... Mansions of Madness combines Fantasy Flight's reputation with a Lovecraftian theme and mechanics reminiscent of the much beloved Betrayal at House on the Hill. A combination that I think is worthy of anticipation.
However, there was one title that tirelessly dogged the leader. Never quite getting within striking distance, yet always remaining a threat. The title of which I speak is Eminent Domain.
Near the end of voting the Z-Man edition of Troyes made an admirable run up to 3rd place past The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game and Dominion: Cornucopia.
Voting was also close for many of the entries. A mere 11 votes separated 7th place from 16th, and Thunderstone: Dragonspire missed the top 20 list by only 3 votes.
Of the 30 games that didn't make the top 20, there are a number that look quite intriguing to me, including Discworld: Ankh-Morpork, Yggdrasil, Letters from Whitechapel, The Castles of Burgundy, Godzilla: Kaiju World Wars, Outpost, Belfort, Rails of New England, First Train to Nuremberg, Conquest of Planet Earth: The Space Alien Game and Olympus (whew!!!).
If there was a game you were really anticipating and it didn't make any of the lists I created a geeklist where you can make a case as to why you're still anticipating it. I've already started things off with The Red Dragon Inn 3.
Feel free to add to the geeklist here: Your most anticipated game that was in the voting but didn't make any of the finalist lists
Therefore, without further ado here are the 20 Most Anticipated Games of 2011 as determined in this most unofficial, informal and unscientific experiment.
Subcategory results for 2011:
- Original Game
- Game Expansion
- Historical & Political
- Family, Party, Word & Abstract
- Sci-Fi & Horror
- Sport Simulation
- The Best of the Rest
The voting and nominations polls:
[POLLS] Most Anticipated Games of 2011 - VOTING IS CLOSED
[POLLS] Nominations for the 20 Most Anticipated Games of 2011 - Nominations Closed
Previous Year's Results:
20 Most Anticipated Games of 2010
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