[RESULTS] Most Anticipated Games of 2012 - ORIGINAL
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Star Wars: The Card Game Captures the Top Spot

D-Day Dice a Close Second


Two Wargames in the List

Sci-Fi Dominant

Nightfall: The Coldest War Edged Out of List by Two Votes

Kickstarter Projects Well Represented


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

This category was created last year to given non-reprints and non-expansions their own place to shine, and shine they do. Of last year's finalists, seven are already in BGG's top 500... several in the top 100.

This year's list looks promising as well, with a pair of Fantasy Flight Star Wars titles, including Star Wars: The Card Game that nabbed the top spot.

Unfortunately, there were two entries that made it through the nominations phase in this category instead of the Reprint category. As I stated that I would leave it to the voters to decide, I won't disqualify either Vinhos or Goa, but to be fair to two titles that might have had a shot at making the list we'll expand it to 12 instead of 10.

Two wargames made the list this year... the Kickstarter blockbuster D-Day Dice and The Guns of Gettysburg. Next year will see the sesquicentennial (150th) of the Battle of Gettysburg, a signal event in the American Civil War, which I'm sure will help drive interest in the latter.

In the "Every Vote Counts" category, Nightfall: The Coldest War barely missed the list by a mere TWO votes.

Although Sci-Fi was dominant, it wasn't as dominant in this category as it was in the Reprint and Expansion categories.

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

Previous Year's Results:
Most Anticipated Games of 2011 - ORIGINAL
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1. 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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2. Board Game: D-Day Dice [Average Rating:6.83 Overall Rank:1190]
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3. Board Game: Dominant Species: The Card Game [Average Rating:5.99 Overall Rank:4477]
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4. Board Game: Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures Game [Average Rating:7.69 Overall Rank:109] [Average Rating:7.69 Unranked]
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5. Board Game: Goa [Average Rating:7.58 Overall Rank:182]
Board Game: Goa
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6. Board Game: Vinhos [Average Rating:7.49 Overall Rank:423]
Board Game: Vinhos
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7. Board Game: The Guns of Gettysburg [Average Rating:7.82 Overall Rank:1969]
Board Game: The Guns of Gettysburg
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8. Board Game: Kings of Air and Steam [Average Rating:6.89 Overall Rank:1940]
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9. Board Game: Exile Sun [Average Rating:5.43 Overall Rank:18474]
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10. Board Game: Dark Darker Darkest [Average Rating:6.30 Overall Rank:4276]
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11. Board Game: Atlantis Rising [Average Rating:6.54 Overall Rank:3058]
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12. Board Game: CO₂ [Average Rating:7.15 Overall Rank:789]
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