20 Most Anticipated Board Games of 2017 --- VOTING IS CLOSED (9800+ votes)
- Rick Vinyard(rvinyard)United States
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After a seven week open nomination period the nominations list is now closed and we have the top
50 5060 nominees that will vie to make the cut for the top 20 in this most in-formal and un-official contest. There were several titles vying for the 50th spot, so I expanded the field to 60 since this is the nominations phase. When it comes to the final votes there will be no quarter.
Last year, Scythe was the first nominee to break the 1000 nomination vote barrier. This year's nominees were led by two 1000+ titles; Gloomhaven and The 7th Continent.
We also have a number of nominees competing within the various categories. The number of entries in a category depended on the size of the category. When there was a tie for the last spot, all tied nominees were added (which is why some polls have a couple of extra games). I also adjust the category sizes to minimize the Best of the Rest category.
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Voting runs until Sunday, January 22nd
Vote for any and all you are excited about. You can vote for multiple games in one category, and/or the same game in different categories.
Campaigning for your favorites
Go for it. If you're a publisher, designer, or designer's mom don't hesitate to campaign for your favorites. Bribing voters is fine too. Pretty much anything goes as long as kittens, puppies and small children aren't injured. We have to draw the line somewhere.
In the past, publishers and designers have offered web released scenarios, special cards, etc. as bribes to voters if they reach a certain position in the final voting. This is completely acceptable as it drives anticipation, which is the point of this contest.
Don't forget that all bribes need to comply with BGG's policies on contests and promotions. General guidance is that whatever bribe is offered needs to be available to everyone, and, for example, not just those that win copies of games. A good example of a bribe that stays within BGG's policies are Sandy Peterson's offer to release rules for a new Great Old One in Cthulhu Wars, or designers/publishers that offer to release web scenarios.
In the end, the intent of the bribes is just to have fun and allow publishers/designers to give a nod to all their anticipant fans.
If you have any questions regarding whether a bribe you're contemplating runs contrary to BGG rules I would suggest sending a geekmail to Octavian or Chad.
Missed the nominations? Can a game still be nominated?
No late nominations can be accepted. Once a BGG poll is created it cannot be altered, so there is no way to accept late nominations.
Editing your vote, and voting in phases
You don't have to complete the poll all at once. If you only want to complete one or two sections fill those out, and click the "Vote" button at the bottom.
Then, when you come back, click the "Questions" button to see the poll again, and fill another section or change your existing votes. Then, click the "Vote" button again.
You can even do this to change your vote for sections you have completed.
Your votes are editable until the poll closes.
Good luck to all the finalists in this most in-formal and un-official competition!!!
Poll: 20 Most Anticipated Games of 2017 Category: Abstract Your Answer Vote Percent Vote Count Element Nomination 4.0% 101 Fall of the Last City Nomination 2.2% 56 Honshu Nomination 13.3% 339 Landed Nomination 1.0% 25 Lucca Nomination 1.0% 25 Package!? Nomination 2.2% 57 Pyramid Poker Nomination 2.3% 60 Santorini - EU Release Nomination 40.9% 1045 Santorini: Golden Fleece Nomination 23.6% 602 Shiba Inu House Nomination 2.8% 71 Tak Nomination 15.0% 382 Tao Long: The Way of the Dragon Nomination 21.7% 555 Unlocked: The Mansion of Mana Nomination 3.6% 91 Voters 2554 Category: Party Your Answer Vote Percent Vote Count 10 Minute Heist: The Wizard's Tower Nomination 9.9% 258 Batman: The Animated Series – Almost Got 'Im Card Game Nomination 9.9% 257 Demon Espionage Nomination 1.1% 28 Family Plot Nomination 4.1% 108 Flick 'em Up!: Dead of Winter Nomination 29.5% 769 It's Just A Theory Nomination 1.6% 42 Leaders of Euphoria: Choose a Better Oppressor Nomination 12.1% 315 One Night Ultimate Alien Nomination 12.3% 322 Shiba Inu House Nomination 2.8% 72 Spoils of War Nomination 1.1% 28 Tokyo Ghoul Nomination 4.4% 114 Ultimate Werewolf Legacy Nomination 15.8% 412 Unmasked: Dracula's Feast Nomination 5.4% 142 Wits & Wagers: Epic Geek Edition Nomination 13.5% 352 Word Domination Nomination 7.8% 203 Voters 2609 Category: Train Your Answer Vote Percent Vote Count Coastal Tides Expansion Nomination 1.3% 23 Colt Express: Indians & Cavalry Nomination 43.0% 777 Iberian Rails Nomination 17.7% 319 Iron Dragon Nomination 10.1% 182 Orient Express Nomination 12.0% 216 Rail Raiders Infinite Nomination 11.3% 204 SteamRollers Nomination 3.8% 68 Train Heist Nomination 11.6% 209 Voters 1805 Category: Science Your Answer Vote Percent Vote Count Einstein: His Amazing Life and Incomparable Science Nomination 8.0% 258 First Martians: Adventures on the Red Planet Nomination 36.6% 1184 Healthy Heart Hospital Nomination 3.9% 126 High Frontier (3rd edition) Nomination 13.6% 439 Manhattan Project 2: Minutes to Midnight, The Nomination 13.0% 422 Martians: A Story of Civilization Nomination 14.4% 466 Planetarium Nomination 13.1% 425 Space Race: The Card Game Nomination 7.5% 243 Terraforming Mars - Unnamed Expansion(s) Nomination 32.5% 1051 Voters 3235 Category: Steampunk Your Answer Vote Percent Vote Count Dreamwars Nomination 9.7% 183 Guards of Atlantis: Tabletop MOBA Nomination 4.8% 90 Ravenwood: A Steam Powered Adventure Nomination 6.8% 128 Saltlands with Lost in the Desert expansion Nomination 9.1% 170 Too Many Bones Nomination 25.1% 471 Twisted: A Steampunk Miniatures Game Nomination 6.0% 112 Victorian Masterminds Nomination 9.5% 178 World of Smog: Rise of Moloch, The Nomination 30.6% 575 Zephyr: Winds of Change Nomination 14.4% 271 Voters 1878 Category: Cthulhu & Lovecraftian Your Answer Vote Percent Vote Count 7th Continent, The Nomination 36.2% 1259 Arkham Horror: The Card Game 2017 Expansions Nomination 29.2% 1016 Cthulhu Wars Onslaught 2 Nomination 10.2% 356 Deep Madness Nomination 16.8% 586 Elder Sign: Omens of the Deep Nomination 15.6% 544 Fate of the Elder Gods Nomination 5.2% 182 King of Tokyo 2017 Expansions: Monster Pack - Cthulhu and Power Up 2.0 Nomination 13.8% 479 Madness At Midnight Nomination 2.9% 101 Mountains of Madness Nomination 10.1% 350 Shadows of Brimstone: Wave 2 Expansions Nomination 7.5% 260 Voters 3480 Category: Sports Your Answer Vote Percent Vote Count Apocalypse Road Nomination 8.1% 115 Bottom of the 9th: Clubhouse Expansion Nomination 17.0% 242 Championship Formula Racing Nomination 6.4% 91 Downforce Nomination 2.4% 34 DreadBall: The Futuristic Sports Game Nomination 18.2% 259 Fliip Football Nomination 3.2% 45 Gondola Nomination 6.0% 85 Kung Fu Combo Nomination 11.0% 157 Lords of Baseball Nomination 6.1% 87 Sweet Spot Nomination 6.0% 85 Techno Bowl: Arcade Football Unplugged Nomination 21.7% 309 Way of the Fighter Nomination 7.7% 110 Voters 1422 Category: Superhero Your Answer Vote Percent Vote Count Batman: The Animated Series – Almost Got 'Im Card Game Nomination 10.9% 228 Dice Masters Nomination 10.5% 219 Dragon Ball Z: The Miniatures Game Nomination 9.9% 207 Justice League: The Boardgame Nomination 9.0% 188 Kung Fu Panda: The Board Game Nomination 11.5% 241 Legendary: Noir Nomination 19.7% 412 Mortal Kombat X: The Miniatures Game Nomination 9.4% 197 Munchkin X-Men Nomination 11.8% 246 ORIGINZ: The Superpowered Card Game Nomination 2.2% 46 Sentinels of the Multiverse: OblivAeon Nomination 30.6% 640 Thwarted! A Game of Super-Villainy Nomination 2.5% 53 Voters 2090This poll is now closed. 9833 answersPoll created by rvinyardCloses: Sun Jan 22, 2017 6:00 am
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