The Crop 2011-12
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My yearly list of new games kept in order of BGG ranking and then BGG rating for unranked games. I tend to include only those games I or my friends might be interested in, so it is in no way an exhaustive list. Nevertheless, it is constantly changing and updating over the course of one year. It's a horse race really.

What Am I Trying To Do? I see this as a way of looking at the rankings and ratings of the new games to try to see which ones are getting the best reactions. I owe a LOT to W. Eric Martin's Spiel 2011 Preview for source info, but my list differs from his in that I keep track of the games' popularity.

As the list begins this year, there are 243 games. Of those, 26 already have BGG rankings, either because they are reprints/re-themes, or because they came out very recently and have already hit the shelves before Essen, but so new that I still want to track their progress. 63 of the games on this list began with not even any rating at all.

Please note that it takes a couple of weeks for the numbers to settle down after Essen, so I do almost daily updates for a while. After that, I taper off and try to get in an update at least once a week.

This list will be continually re-ordered to reflect ranking until Essen 2012.

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51. Board Game: Dungeon Fighter [Average Rating:6.91 Overall Rank:635]
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53. Board Game: Castaways [Average Rating:7.25 Overall Rank:648]
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55. Board Game: Prêt-à-Porter [Average Rating:7.31 Overall Rank:655]
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Now a 2nd edition with improvements (including English!).
 
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56. Board Game: Antike Duellum [Average Rating:7.30 Overall Rank:681]
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Antike for 2p. Two scenarios included. Some modified rules.

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57. Board Game: Québec [Average Rating:7.22 Overall Rank:706]
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58. Board Game: Drum Roll [Average Rating:7.08 Overall Rank:715]
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59. Board Game: Walnut Grove [Average Rating:7.01 Overall Rank:721]
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Carcassonne meets Agricola-lite
 
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60. Board Game: Last Night on Earth: Timber Peak [Average Rating:7.82 Overall Rank:740] [Average Rating:7.82 Unranked]
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61. Board Game: Edo [Average Rating:7.19 Overall Rank:783]
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62. Board Game: Urban Sprawl [Average Rating:6.84 Overall Rank:804]
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2nd GMT euro by Chad Jensen, who designed Combat Commander, Fighting Formations, and Dominant Species.

This should be on your must-buy list if you like meaty euros!
 
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63. Board Game: Agents of SMERSH [Average Rating:7.15 Overall Rank:826]
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64. Board Game: Strike of the Eagle [Average Rating:7.73 Overall Rank:853]
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65. Board Game: Infiltration [Average Rating:6.68 Overall Rank:862]
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In the Android universe!
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66. Board Game: Kings of Air and Steam [Average Rating:7.04 Overall Rank:907]
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67. Board Game: Revolver [Average Rating:7.02 Overall Rank:951]
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68. Board Game: Dungeon Command: Sting of Lolth [Average Rating:7.39 Overall Rank:987]
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69. Board Game: Drako [Average Rating:6.82 Overall Rank:1007]
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70. Board Game: VivaJava: The Coffee Game [Average Rating:7.05 Overall Rank:1032]
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71. Board Game: Outpost [Average Rating:6.88 Overall Rank:1044]
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73. Board Game: Panic on Wall Street! [Average Rating:7.02 Overall Rank:1052]
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74. Board Game: Colonial: Europe's Empires Overseas [Average Rating:7.30 Overall Rank:1081]
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75. Board Game: Mundus Novus [Average Rating:6.75 Overall Rank:1100]
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