BGG Top 100 Analysis September 2007 / 3rd Quarter 2007
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1. Board Game: Descent: Journeys in the Dark [Average Rating:7.31 Overall Rank:304]
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Prime Movers for September

Descent: Journeys in the Dark +11 #79
 
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2. Board Game: Bonaparte at Marengo [Average Rating:7.39 Overall Rank:1395]
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Falling Stars for September

NONE

Bonaparte at Marengo declined six to #85 this month.
 
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3. Board Game: Time's Up! [Average Rating:7.31 Overall Rank:440]
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Hot Lava Birth for September

Time's Up! #98
Fury of Dracula #99
 
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4. Board Game: Die Macher [Average Rating:7.63 Overall Rank:222]
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Top Ten Trends for September

Die Macher +1 #10
 
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5. Board Game: Memoir '44 [Average Rating:7.55 Overall Rank:122] [Average Rating:7.55 Unranked]
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Top 5 Winning Movers for September
(Highest ranked games that have shown any positive position movement in the last month that aren't in the top 10.)

Memoir '44
Settlers of Catan, The
Tide of Iron
Advanced Squad Leader (ASL)
Dune
 
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6. Board Game: Imperial [Average Rating:7.62 Overall Rank:162]
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Highest Peaks for September
Games moving to their highest peak sometime during the month.

Imperial #22
Combat Commander: Europe #25
Tide of Iron #31
Notre Dame #45
Through the Ages: A Story of Civilization #60
Hive #72
 
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7. Board Game: Twilight Struggle [Average Rating:8.32 Overall Rank:5]
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Prime Movers for September

Twilight Struggle +6 #10
Grant Takes Command +5 #12
 
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8. Board Game: Panther Line: Army Group North 1944 [Average Rating:7.89 Overall Rank:6673]
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Falling Stars for September

Panther Line: Army Group North 1944 -12 #14
Three Battles of Manassas -8 #13
Clash Along the Psel: The Battle of Kursk 1943 -8 #16
ATS Stalingrad: Dzerhezinsky Tractor Works 1942 -8 #18
Gustav Adolf the Great: With God and Victorious Arms -6 #19
 
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9. Board Game: Napoleon's Triumph [Average Rating:7.99 Overall Rank:459]
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Hot Lava Birth for September

Napoleon's Triumph #4
Barbarossa Army Group North, 1941 #25
 
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10. Board Game: EastFront II [Average Rating:8.04 Overall Rank:1444] [Average Rating:8.04 Unranked]
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Top Ten Trends for September

EastFront II +3 #1
DAK2 +1 #2
Advanced Squad Leader (ASL) Starter Kit #3 -2 #3
Napoleon's Triumph NEW #4
Whistling Death +2 #5
Burning Blue, The +2 #7
This Hallowed Ground +3 #8
Bitter Woods (4th Edition)+3 #9
Twilight Struggle +6 #10
 
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11. Board Game: A Gamut of Games [Average Rating:7.72 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.72 Unranked]
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New and Small Run Games

Gamut of Games, A
Downtown: Air War Over Hanoi, 1965-1972
Great Battles of Alexander, The: Deluxe Edition
Shifting Sands
Fire in the Sky: The Great Pacific War 1941-1945
Wings of War - Miniatures
Ingenious: Travel Edition
Pax Romana
Burning Blue, The
Last Night on Earth, The Zombie Game
Full Métal Planète
 
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12. Board Game: Age of Empires III: The Age of Discovery [Average Rating:7.56 Overall Rank:166]
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Prime Movers for 3rd Quarter

Age of Empires III: The Age of Discovery +38 #20
Notre Dame +16 #45
Through the Ages: A Story of Civilization +16 #60
 
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13. Board Game: Bonaparte at Marengo [Average Rating:7.39 Overall Rank:1395]
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Falling Stars for 3rd Quarter

Bonaparte at Marengo -17
 
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14. Board Game: Tide of Iron [Average Rating:7.22 Overall Rank:668]
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Hot Lava Birth for 3rd Quarter

Tide of Iron #31
Advanced Squad Leader (ASL) Starter Kit #2 #93
Time's Up! #98
Fury of Dracula #99
 
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15. Board Game: Caylus [Average Rating:7.81 Overall Rank:49]
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Top Ten Trends for 3rd Quarter

Twilight Struggle +1 #4
Caylus -1 #5
Princes of Florence, The +1 #7
BattleLore -1 #8
Shogun +1 #9
Die Macher -1 #10
 
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16. Board Game: War of the Ring (First Edition) [Average Rating:7.78 Overall Rank:91]
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Top 5 Winning Movers for 3rd Quarter
(Highest ranked games that have shown any positive position movement in the last quarter that aren't in the top 10.)

War of the Ring
Railroad Tycoon
Age of Empires III: The Age of Discovery
Twilight Imperium 3rd Edition (Fourth quarter!)
Imperial
 
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17. Board Game: Shogun [Average Rating:7.55 Overall Rank:148]
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New Highest Peaks for 3rd Quarter
Games moving to their highest peak sometime during the quarter.

Twilight Struggle #4
Shogun #9
Railroad Tycoon #17
Age of Empires III: The Age of Discovery #19
Imperial #22
Combat Commander: Europe #25
Tide of Iron #31
Dune #39
Notre Dame #45
Through the Ages: A Story of Civilization #60
Hive #72
Blue Moon City #77
 
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18. Board Game: Puerto Rico [Average Rating:8.04 Overall Rank:21]
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FIRST THREE QUARTERS OF 2007: Top 25 by Rank

1. Puerto Rico
2. Tigris & Euphrates
3. Power Grid
4. Caylus
5. Twilight Struggle
6. BattleLore
7. El Grande
8. Princes of Florence, The
9. Die Macher
10. Shogun
11. Age of Steam
12. Ra
13. Commands & Colors: Ancients
14. War of the Ring
15. Goa
16. Wallenstein
17. Hannibal: Rome vs. Carthage
18. Paths of Glory
19. Railroad Tycoon
20. Memoir '44
21. Age of Empires III: The Age of Discovery
22. Go
23. YINSH
24. Taj Mahal
25. Twilight Imperium 3rd Edition
 
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19. Board Game: Tigris & Euphrates [Average Rating:7.71 Overall Rank:72]
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FIRST THREE QUARTERS OF 2007: Top 25 by Points
1. Puerto Rico
2. Tigris & Euphrates
3. Power Grid
4. Caylus
5. El Grande
6. BattleLore
7. Twilight Struggle
8. Princes of Florence, The
9. Die Macher
10. Age of Steam
11. Ra
12. Commands & Colors: Ancients
13. War of the Ring
14. Goa
15. Paths of Glory
16. Hannibal: Rome vs. Carthage
17. Wallenstein
18. Railroad Tycoon
19. Shogun
20. Go
21. YINSH
22. Memoir '44
23. Taj Mahal
24. Twilight Imperium 3rd Edition
25. Settlers of Catan, The
 
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For a review/explanation of the terms in this thread, check out:
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/wiki/page/Top_100_Analysis
 
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