[RESULTS] Most Anticipated Games of 2012 - REPRINT
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Excitement Abounds for Merchant of Venus

Stronghold Games Edition over Fantasy Flight's Edition


FANTASY FLIGHT DOMINANT

Glory to Rome is only non Sci-Fi/Fantasy

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

When I initially started the 20 Most list, I included a category for expansions. Reprints and expansions are often favored due to their strong followings. As a result, last year I divided the list into Original, Reprint and Expansion and we had Original and Expansion categories. This year, we have all three.

This inaugural category wasn't without problems. Goa and Vinhos made it through the nominations phase without notice that they were in the Original category, and thus were excluded from voting in the Reprint category.

However, the reprint buzz seems to strongly favor Merchant of Venus, and Stronghold Games in particular.

Don't shed a tear for Fantasy Flight though... they captured 60% of this list with their own edition of Merchant of Venus, backed by "grail" games Wiz-War (Eighth Edition) and Rex: Final Days of an Empire (re-theme of the Avalon Hill classic Dune).

It is truly a shame they couldn't acquire the necessary licenses to reprint it with the Dune theme.

Also making the list is the Black Box Edition of Glory to Rome, which was itself one of the 20 Most of 2010.

Without further ado, the 20 Most Anticipated Reprints of 2012...

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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: Wiz-War (Eighth Edition) [Average Rating:7.06 Overall Rank:812]
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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

228 Votes

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4. Board Game: Glory to Rome [Average Rating:7.49 Overall Rank:202]
Board Game: Glory to Rome
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Black Box Edition

214 Votes

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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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Re-theme of Avalon Hill's Dune

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