BGG Top 100 Analysis March 2008 / 1st Quarter 2008
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Reiner Knizia's MUSICAL CHAIRS

Instructions:
1. Place a group of chairs in the middle of the room. One for every player.
2. Remove one chair to the side of the room.
3. Each player shall be given a hand of cards from 1 to 13.
4. Each player shall select one card as their bid. Players are positioned in bid order clockwise around the circle. The sume of the numbers on all the cards shall be the number of seconds the music shall play for.
5. Players shall walk clock wisearound the circle for this number of seconds.
6. When the music stops, each player shall try to get a seat and collect a special action associated with that seat.
7. The one player who does get a seat shall collect no special action.
8. Each player in bid order may then execute their special action. The player in the "remove one chair" seat must execute their special action last.
9. Play proceeds back to step 4.
10. Once only the "remove one chair" seat remains the game ends.

Special actions and set-ups for multiple players follow below.
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1. Board Game: In the Year of the Dragon [Average Rating:7.40 Overall Rank:221]
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REGULAR CHART
Prime Movers for March

In the Year of the Dragon +11 #60
 
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2. Board Game: Louis XIV [Average Rating:7.09 Overall Rank:560]
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Falling Stars for March

NONE

Fallingest star was Louis XIV wich fell six to #90.
 
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3. Board Game: Pandemic [Average Rating:7.65 Overall Rank:74]
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Hot Lava Birth for March

Pandemic #41
Galaxy Trucker #92
 
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4. Board Game: El Grande [Average Rating:7.78 Overall Rank:57]
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Top Ten Trends for March

El Grande +1 #5
Caylus -1 #6
Agricola +1 #7
Princes of Florence, The -1 #8
Through the Ages: A Story of Civilization +8 #9
Age of Steam -1 #10
 
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5. Board Game: Race for the Galaxy [Average Rating:7.76 Overall Rank:48]
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Top 5 Winning Movers for March
(Highest ranked games that have shown any positive position movement in the last month that aren't in the top 10.)

Race for the Galaxy (Second Month!)
Combat Commander: Europe
Brass
Struggle of Empires
Ticket to Ride: Europe
 
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6. Board Game: Through the Ages: A Story of Civilization [Average Rating:8.01 Overall Rank:30]
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Highest Peaks for March
Games moving to their highest peak sometime during the month.

Through the Ages: A Story of Civilization #9
Race for the Galaxy #14
Brass #29
Pandemic #41
In the Year of the Dragon #60
Galaxy Trucker #92
 
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7. Board Game: Advanced Squad Leader: Starter Kit #3 [Average Rating:8.00 Overall Rank:846]
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WARGAMES
Prime Movers for March

NONE

Highest mover was Advanced Squad Leader (ASL) Starter Kit #3 moving up two to #8.
 
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8. Board Game: Berlin: Red Victory [Average Rating:7.88 Overall Rank:5895]
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Falling Stars for March

Berlin - Red Victory -5 #10
Whistling Death -5 #12
 
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9. Board Game: Case Blue [Average Rating:8.23 Overall Rank:2348] [Average Rating:8.23 Unranked]
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Hot Lava Birth for March

Case Blue #1
FAB: The Bulge #6
Clash Along the Psel: The Battle of Kursk 1943 #24
Canvas Eagles #25
 
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10. Board Game: Asia Engulfed [Average Rating:7.57 Overall Rank:2075]
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Top Ten Trends for March

Case Blue NEW #1
Asia Engulfed -1 #2
This Terrible Sound -2 #4
EastFront II +1 #5
FAB: The Bulge NEW #6
Napoleon's Triumph -3 #7
Advanced Squad Leader (ASL) Starter Kit #3 +2 #8
World at War: Eisenbach Gap -1 #9
Berlin - Red Victory -5 #10
 
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11. Board Game: Napoleon's Triumph [Average Rating:8.00 Overall Rank:407]
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New and Small Run Games

Napoleon's Triumph
Advanced Squad Leader (ASL) Starter Kit #3
Downtown: Air War Over Hanoi, 1965-1972
Fire in the Sky: The Great Pacific War 1941-1945
Silent War
Ardennes '44
Burning Blue, The
Great Battles of Alexander, The: Deluxe Edition*
EastFront II
Bang! the Bullet!
Shifting Sands*
Liberty
Lock 'N Load: Band of Heroes
Tribune: Primus Inter Pares
Totaler Krieg!
*Advanced off this list this month
 
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12. Board Game: StarCraft: The Board Game [Average Rating:7.34 Overall Rank:349]
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Quarterly Chart
Prime Movers for 1st Quarter

StarCraft: The Board Game +35 #61
Through the Ages: A Story of Civilization +27 #9
Race for the Galaxy +15 #14
 
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13. Board Game: Dream Factory [Average Rating:7.06 Overall Rank:601]
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Falling Stars for 1st Quarter

NONE

Fallingest star was Hollywood Blockbuster which fell 13 in the quarter to #83.
 
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14. Board Game: Brass: Lancashire [Average Rating:8.07 Overall Rank:28]
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Hot Lava Birth for 1st Quarter

Brass #29
Pandemic #41
In the Year of the Dragon #60
Galaxy Trucker #92
 
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15. Board Game: Caylus [Average Rating:7.83 Overall Rank:46]
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Top Ten Trends for 1st Quarter

El Grande +1 #5
Caylus -1 #6
Agricola +6 #7
Princes of Florence, The -1 #8
Through the Ages: A Story of Civilization +27 #9
Age of Steam -1 #10
 
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16. Board Game: Commands & Colors: Ancients [Average Rating:7.78 Overall Rank:97]
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Top 5 Winning Movers for 1st Quarter
(Highest ranked games that have shown any positive position movement in the last quarter that aren't in the top 10.)

Commands & Colors: Ancients
1960: The Making of the President (Second quarter!)
Race for the Galaxy
Hannibal: Rome vs. Carthage (Second quarter!)
Combat Commander: Europe (Second quarter!)
 
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17. Board Game: Agricola [Average Rating:8.01 Overall Rank:19]
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New Highest Peaks for 1st Quarter
Games moving to their highest peak sometime during the quarter.

Agricola #7
Through the Ages: A Story of Civilization #9
1960: The Making of the President #11
Race for the Galaxy #14
Brass #29
Notre Dame #40
Pandemic #41
StarCraft: The Board Game #57
Mr. Jack #59
In the Year of the Dragon #60
Thebes #78
Space Hulk #80
Here I Stand #87
Galaxy Trucker #92
 
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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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