[RESULTS] Most Anticipated Games of 2012 - FANTASY / MEDIEVAL
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7 Wonders Dominates

Wiz-War Returns


Dominion's Trifecta

ELVES, FILTH AND ISLANDS

Crusades and Three-Eyed Dragons


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

This is clearly the year of the reprint and expansion with Fantasy Flight reprinting a number of long-out-of-print "grail" titles, and this list certainly reflects it.

7 Wonders: Cities doesn't even have cover art on BGG, yet it is driving a tremendous amount of anticipation. The non-final card artwork that is available does look pretty awesome though.

The second and third place titles are two of Fantasy Flight's big reprints this year... Wiz-War (Eighth Edition) which was in last year's list, and Descent: Journeys in the Dark.

For the third straight year, Dominion has managed to land in the list, although a bit down from the two previous years when Dominion: Alchemy was a close second in 2010 and Dominion: Cornucopia was the big winner last year. With Donald X. Vaccarino moving on to Android: Infiltration, is this a last hurrah for Dominion?

The Summoner Wars: The Filth Faction Deck continues Plaid Hat Games presence in the list after last year's Summoner Wars: Cloaks Faction Deck.

An interesting pair of island games are also on the list, Island Fortress (formerly Huang Di) and Atlantis Rising.

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

Previous Year's Results:
Most Anticipated Games of 2011 - FANTASY
Most Anticipated Games of 2010 - FANTASY
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1. Board Game: 7 Wonders: Cities [Average Rating:7.84 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.84 Unranked]
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2. Board Game: Wiz-War (Eighth Edition) [Average Rating:7.06 Overall Rank:812]
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3. Board Game: Descent: Journeys in the Dark (Second Edition) [Average Rating:7.69 Overall Rank:116]
Board Game: Descent: Journeys in the Dark (Second Edition)
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4. Board Game: Quarriors! Quarmageddon [Average Rating:7.35 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.35 Unranked]
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5. Board Game: Dominion [Average Rating:7.62 Overall Rank:98] [Average Rating:7.62 Unranked]
Board Game: Dominion
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Unnamed Dominion Expansions: Spring (Half) and Fall (Full)

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6. Board Game: Summoner Wars: The Filth Faction Deck [Average Rating:8.07 Unranked] [Average Rating:8.07 Unranked]
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7. Board Game: Belfort [Average Rating:7.24 Overall Rank:515]
Board Game: Belfort
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Unnamed First Expansion

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8. Board Game: Island Fortress [Average Rating:6.35 Overall Rank:7316]
Board Game: Island Fortress
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9. Board Game: Kingdom of Heaven: The Crusader States 1097-1291 [Average Rating:7.67 Overall Rank:3224]
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10. Board Game: Atlantis Rising [Average Rating:6.54 Overall Rank:3058]
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