[RESULTS] Most Anticipated Games of 2012 - SCI-FI
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Venusian Merchants Corner the Market

Corellian Merchants' Guild Protests

Imperium Maps Large Section of Orb

SOL FEDERATION ADAMANTLY DENIES KNOWLEDGE OF FREMEN AND "SPICE"

Rubium Deposit Discovered by Corporation Incorporated's Lunar Tunneller

Vulch Fleet Intercepted by TIE Starfighter Squadron


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After a 3 week nomination period, and a 2 week voting period the results are in.

One could argue that there is not a single game on this list that is not a reprint or expansion.

Merchant of Venus & Nexus Ops are clearly reprints, and Rex: Final Days of an Empire is the classic Dune set in the Twilight Imperium universe.

Race for the Galaxy: Alien Artifacts, Alien Frontiers: Factions, Galaxy Trucker: Another Big Expansion, and Cosmic Encounter: Cosmic Alliance are expansions.

Some say Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures Game and Star Wars: The Card Game are Wings of War and The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game in space.

I don't care... I'll end up getting every single one of them.

Merchant of Venus (whether it's Stronghold, Fantasy Flight, or both) is still one of the best space trading games.

Whether it's Dune or Twilight Imperium themed it is still a great political/war/empire building game.

Cosmic Encounter... great fun... Galaxy Trucker... also a favorite... Race for the Galaxy expansion... should mix things up... Alien Frontiers... definitely could use a 5th player in our group... Nexus Ops... even without glowing aliens and a raised monolith it will be great... Star Wars miniatures and cooperative play... yup...

Gonna get them all. Sigh. Where to put them?

Without further ado here are the 10 Most Anticipated Sci-Fi Games of 2012 as determined in this most unofficial, informal and unscientific experiment.

Previous Year's Results:
Most Anticipated Games of 2011 - SCI-FI AND HORROR
Most Anticipated Games of 2010 - SCI-FI
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1. Board Game: Merchant of Venus [Average Rating:7.14 Overall Rank:1001]
Board Game: Merchant of Venus
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Stronghold Games Edition

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2. Board Game: Star Wars: The Card Game [Average Rating:7.19 Overall Rank:666]
Board Game: Star Wars: The Card Game
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3. Board Game: Merchant of Venus [Average Rating:7.14 Overall Rank:1001]
Board Game: Merchant of Venus (Second Edition)
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Fantasy Flight Games Edition

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4. Board Game: Race for the Galaxy: Alien Artifacts [Average Rating:7.51 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.51 Unranked]
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5. Board Game: Rex: Final Days of an Empire [Average Rating:7.09 Overall Rank:805]
Board Game: Rex: Final Days of an Empire
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6. Board Game: Alien Frontiers: Factions [Average Rating:7.67 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.67 Unranked]
Board Game: Alien Frontiers: Factions
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7. Board Game: Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures Game [Average Rating:7.69 Overall Rank:109] [Average Rating:7.69 Unranked]
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8. Board Game: Nexus Ops [Average Rating:7.22 Overall Rank:457]
Board Game: Nexus Ops
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9. Board Game: Galaxy Trucker: Another Big Expansion [Average Rating:8.08 Unranked] [Average Rating:8.08 Unranked]
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10. Board Game: Cosmic Encounter: Cosmic Alliance [Average Rating:8.05 Unranked] [Average Rating:8.05 Unranked]
Board Game: Cosmic Encounter: Cosmic Alliance
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