Essen 2012 - Ranked Games
On this list, I'll be tracking the progress of those Essen 2012 releases that have garnered enough ratings to be included in the ranking, so we can see them climbing and falling in the next few weeks.
A big question is: What is an Essen 2012 release? I'm using the Spiel 2012 Preview to answer that question. Anything that is not on the preview is not an Essen 2012 release (or, more precise, I don't consider it to be one). However, the preview also lists any games that are re-released at Essen, and some of those re-released are well-known already. I've decided not to list any game that had already garnered
100150 votes before Essen (these games are listed here: SPIEL'12 Games That Were Ranked Before SPIEL'12). Also, any re-release of a game from 2007 or before is not included. I'm also not incluiding any game marked as a Children's Game on the list, as these are seldom part of the race to the top.
Public additions to the list are turned off. This allows me to keep track of the ratings inside the game entry itself, rather than in a comment - which in turn allows readers to hide the comments and still get all the tracking information. If you see a game that should be added, mention it in the comments or geekmail me.
Essen 2012: Ranking Tracker
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Essen 2007 Ranking Tracker
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10/28/2012 Update: After several requests to relax my selection criteria a bit, I've decided to raise the amount of ratings a game may have gathered before Essen to 150. This has led to the inclusion of Escape: The Curse of the Temple, Legends of Andor, Milestones, Tetris Link and Tanto Cuore: Expanding the House on this list.
10/31/2012 Update: Allowed children's games to the list. Shrimp and Hooop! have been added.
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