Final Results: 20 Most Anticipated Games of 2014
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Final Results: 20 Most Anticipated Games of 2014

There can be only one twenty!

Fifth year...

After a 7+ week open nominations period and a 2+ week voting period, 2,980 votes were cast and the results are in.

In addition to this competition, the 20 Most Desired Reprints of 2014 ran in parallel. That was a blue-sky competition without the "reasonable expectation of 2014 release" of this Most Anticipated competition.

So, without further ado, here are the 20 Most Anticipated Games of 2014 at the opening of the year as determined in this most in-formal and un-official contest (links to individual categories are below):

1st Xia: Legends of a Drift System (577)
2nd Cthulhu Wars (486)
3rd Myth (341)
4th SeaFall (335)
5th Shadows of Brimstone (325)
6th Pandemic: The Cure (295)
7th Sentinels of the Multiverse: Vengeance (279)
8th King of New York (276)
9th X-Wing 2014 Expansions (273)
10th Dead of Winter: A Crossroads Game (254)
11th Wok Star (230)
12th Brew Crafters (218)
13th Coin Age (216)
14th King's Forge (211)
15th Galaxy Defenders (208)
16th Fleet: Arctic Bounty (200)
17th The Battle of Five Armies (189)
18th Kingdom Death: Monster (188)
19th Argent: The Consortium (180)
20th Descent: Journeys in the Dark (Second Edition) - Shadow of Nerekhall (177)
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21. Burning Suns (171)
22. Secrets of the Lost Tomb (165)
23. Two Rooms and a Boom (158)
24. The King's Armory (153)
25. Fire in the Lake (150)
26. Blue Moon Legends (144)
27. Alien Uprising (141)
28. Legendary: Paint the Town Red (137)
29. Journey: Wrath of Demons (135)
30. Kremlin (127)
31. Lost Valley: The Yukon Goldrush 1896 (124)
31. Tiny Epic Kingdoms (124)
33. Run, Fight, or Die! (121)
34. Machina Arcana (117)
35. Gamezone's Hero Quest (104)
36. Heroes of Normandie (101)
37. Sentinel Tactics (100)
38. Moongha Invaders: Mad Scientists and Atomic Monsters Attack the Earth! (98)
39. Tuscany: Expand the World of Viticulture (92)
40. Legendary Encounters: An Alien Deck Building Game (91)
40. Thunder Alley (91)
42. Mars Attacks: The Miniatures Game (90)
43. Dungeon Roll: Winter Promo Pack (83)
44. Panamax (80)
45. Fantasy Frontier (79)
46. Camp Grizzly (77)
47. Cross Hares: Testing Ground (70)
48. NanoBot Battle Arena (59)
49. Three Kingdoms Redux (52)
50. Dark Horse: Rebels & Rogues (45)
51. New Dawn (27)

Links to Category Results:
Original / Innovative
Reprints
Expansions
Cooperative
Solitaire
Strategy
Thematic
Wargames
Abstract
Family & Children's
Party
Train redtrain
Economic
Historical
Political
Sci-Fi goo
Horror zombie
Fantasy sauron
American West
Sports
Novel Based
4x - Explore, Expand, Exploit, Exterminate
Best of the Rest


Links to the past years results can be found in either the nominations list or the voting list.
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1. Board Game: Xia: Legends of a Drift System [Average Rating:7.86 Overall Rank:142]
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2. Board Game: Cthulhu Wars [Average Rating:7.95 Overall Rank:229] [Average Rating:7.95 Unranked]
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Votes: 486
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3. Board Game: Myth [Average Rating:6.67 Overall Rank:2200]
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3rd Myth
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4. Board Game: SeaFall [Average Rating:6.44 Overall Rank:1964]
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4th SeaFall
Votes: 335
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5. Board Game: Shadows of Brimstone: City of the Ancients [Average Rating:8.00 Overall Rank:299] [Average Rating:8.00 Unranked]
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5th Shadows of Brimstone
Votes: 325
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6. Board Game: Pandemic: The Cure [Average Rating:7.33 Overall Rank:307]
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6th Pandemic: The Cure
Votes: 295
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7. Board Game: Sentinels of the Multiverse: Vengeance [Average Rating:7.90 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.90 Unranked]
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7th Sentinels of the Multiverse: Vengeance
Votes: 279
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8. Board Game: King of Tokyo [Average Rating:7.22 Overall Rank:265]
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8th King of New York
Votes: 276
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9. Board Game: Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures Game [Average Rating:7.74 Overall Rank:79] [Average Rating:7.74 Unranked]
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9th X-Wing 2014 Expansions
Votes: 273
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10. Board Game: Dead of Winter: A Crossroads Game [Average Rating:7.65 Overall Rank:85] [Average Rating:7.65 Unranked]
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10th Dead of Winter: A Crossroads Game
Votes: 254
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11. Board Game: Wok Star [Average Rating:6.74 Overall Rank:2026]
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11th Wok Star
Votes: 230
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12. Board Game: Brew Crafters [Average Rating:7.52 Overall Rank:546]
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12th Brew Crafters
Votes: 218
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13. Board Game: Coin Age [Average Rating:6.10 Overall Rank:3197]
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13th Coin Age
Votes: 216
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14. Board Game: King's Forge [Average Rating:6.99 Overall Rank:1579]
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14th King's Forge
Votes: 211
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15. Board Game: Galaxy Defenders [Average Rating:7.47 Overall Rank:995]
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15th Galaxy Defenders
Votes: 208
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16. Board Game: Fleet: Arctic Bounty [Average Rating:7.63 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.63 Unranked]
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16th Fleet: Arctic Bounty
Votes: 200
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17. Board Game: The Battle of Five Armies [Average Rating:7.88 Overall Rank:441]
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17th The Battle of Five Armies
Votes: 189
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18. Board Game: Kingdom Death: Monster [Average Rating:8.76 Overall Rank:32]
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18th Kingdom Death: Monster
Votes: 188
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19. Board Game: Argent: The Consortium [Average Rating:7.71 Overall Rank:412]
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19th Argent: The Consortium
Votes: 180
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20. Board Game: Descent: Journeys in the Dark (Second Edition) – Shadow of Nerekhall [Average Rating:8.38 Unranked] [Average Rating:8.38 Unranked]
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20th Descent: Journeys in the Dark (Second Edition) - Shadow of Nerekhall
Votes: 177
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