Board game rank change report for Q3 + most of 2019

Just like last year, it’s time for a round-up of games that have become especially popular at BGG over the past year. And first, here’s a belated report on what games showed the most positive movement in rank between 7/1/2018 and 10/5/2019.

Fast, positive movers among 'Board games':
092 (+109) Nemesis
127 (+134) Underwater Cities
356 (+144) Just One

Fast, positive movers among 'Strategy games':
214 (+286) Aeon's End: Legacy
215 (+285) Pax Pamir (Second Edition)
251 (+249) Vindication
293 (+207) Tapestry

Fast, positive movers among 'War games':
156 (+344) Undaunted: Normandy
247 (+253) Gandhi: The Decolonization of British India, 1917 – 1947
291 (+209) Commands & Colors: Medieval

Fast, positive movers among 'Family games':
038 (+462) Stockpile
090 (+410) Twice As Clever
094 (+406) Dice Throne: Season Two – Battle Chest
156 (+344) Camel Up (Second Edition)
189 (+311) Escape Room: The Game
198 (+302) Villagers
230 (+270) Hadara

Fast, positive movers among 'Collectible games':
053 (+447) Aventuria: Adventure Card Game
094 (+406) Brass Empire

Fast, positive movers among 'Thematic games':
188 (+312) The Reckoners
219 (+281) Horrified
243 (+257) Call to Adventure
264 (+236) DinoGenics

And here’s the report on what happened across most of 2019 (1/1 to 11/29 — Black Friday):

Fast, positive movers among 'Board games':
030 (+470) Wingspan
055 (+445) Nemesis
076 (+226) Teotihuacan: City of Gods
082 (+218) Architects of the West Kingdom
090 (+146) Everdell
097 (+403) Underwater Cities
111 (+158) Chronicles of Crime
115 (+134) Decrypto
119 (+381) The Quacks of Quedlinburg
122 (+100) Endeavor: Age of Sail
137 (+123) Welcome To...
152 (+155) That's Pretty Clever
155 (+334) Detective: A Modern Crime Board Game
156 (+344) The Lord of the Rings: Journeys in Middle-earth
172 (+162) Coimbra
200 (+161) Aeon's End: War Eternal
206 (+129) Lords of Hellas
287 (+213) Just One
289 (+211) Azul: Stained Glass of Sintra
298 (+202) Tapestry
310 (+190) Cryptid
312 (+188) Gùgōng
313 (+187) Western Legends
326 (+174) Gizmos
329 (+171) Thunderstone Quest
337 (+163) Res Arcana
353 (+147) Space Base
354 (+146) Dominion (Second Edition)
357 (+113) Bunny Kingdom
363 (+137) Vindication
370 (+130) Pax Pamir (Second Edition)
386 (+114) Newton

Fast, positive movers among 'Strategy games':
027 (+473) Wingspan
055 (+388) Underwater Cities
158 (+342) Pax Pamir (Second Edition)
193 (+307) Aeon's End: Legacy
194 (+306) Res Arcana
195 (+305) Vindication
196 (+262) Cryptid
197 (+303) Tapestry
207 (+273) Newton
222 (+278) Dominion (Second Edition)
223 (+277) Pandemic: Fall of Rome
228 (+272) Escape Plan
240 (+260) Carpe Diem
252 (+248) Pax Renaissance
254 (+246) Too Many Bones: Undertow
265 (+235) Paladins of the West Kingdom
291 (+209) Blackout: Hong Kong

Fast, positive movers among 'War games':
084 (+416) Undaunted: Normandy
130 (+370) Nexus Ops
169 (+331) Star Wars: X-Wing (Second Edition)
209 (+291) Gandhi: The Decolonization of British India, 1917 – 1947
229 (+252) Pavlov's House
239 (+261) Gunslinger
242 (+258) Commands & Colors: Medieval
258 (+242) A Song of Ice & Fire: Tabletop Miniatures Game – Stark vs Lannister Starter Set
286 (+214) Roads to Gettysburg II: Lee Strikes North

Fast, positive movers among 'Family games':
001 (+499) Wingspan
007 (+493) Everdell
040 (+460) Stockpile
064 (+436) Abyss
072 (+428) Tiny Towns
079 (+421) Twice As Clever
082 (+418) Dice Throne: Season Two – Battle Chest
104 (+396) Dice Throne: Season One
110 (+390) Exit: The Game – The Secret Lab
112 (+388) Between Two Castles of Mad King Ludwig
114 (+386) Web of Power
130 (+370) Camel Up (Second Edition)
139 (+361) Fantasy Realms
140 (+360) PARKS
141 (+359) Cartographers: A Roll Player Tale
160 (+340) Ticket to Ride: Rails & Sails
168 (+332) Villagers
182 (+318) Treasure Island
186 (+314) Sprawlopolis
187 (+313) Hadara
198 (+302) Escape Room: The Game
200 (+300) Railroad Ink: Blazing Red Edition
213 (+287) Century: A New World
221 (+279) Point Salad
224 (+276) Menara
229 (+271) Exit: The Game – The Polar Station
236 (+264) Dice Hospital
285 (+215) Raccoon Tycoon
293 (+207) Artifacts, Inc.
299 (+201) One Deck Dungeon: Forest of Shadows

Fast, positive movers among 'Collectible games':
002 (+498) Marvel Champions: The Card Game
017 (+483) Legendary: A Marvel Deck Building Game – Villains
020 (+480) Star Wars: X-Wing (Second Edition)
055 (+445) Aventuria: Adventure Card Game
056 (+444) Sorcerer
095 (+405) Brass Empire
158 (+342) Halo ActionClix

Fast, positive movers among 'Thematic games':
024 (+476) The Lord of the Rings: Journeys in Middle-earth
034 (+466) BattleLore (Second Edition)
045 (+455) Aeon's End: Legacy
049 (+451) Too Many Bones: Undertow
071 (+429) Arcadia Quest: Inferno
090 (+410) Star Wars: Outer Rim
125 (+375) Batman: Gotham City Chronicles
127 (+373) Horrified
150 (+350) Adrenaline
153 (+347) Unlock! Squeek & Sausage
154 (+346) Claustrophobia 1643
168 (+332) PARKS
175 (+325) Treasure Island
190 (+310) The Reckoners
193 (+307) Middara: Unintentional Malum – Act 1
206 (+294) Heroes of Terrinoth
211 (+289) Tainted Grail: The Fall of Avalon
213 (+287) UBOOT: The Board Game
231 (+269) Watergate
236 (+264) Hellboy: The Board Game
239 (+261) Call to Adventure
244 (+256) Street Masters
245 (+255) One Deck Dungeon: Forest of Shadows
252 (+248) Escape Tales: The Awakening
263 (+237) DinoGenics
266 (+234) Axis & Allies Pacific 1940
271 (+229) Dune
272 (+228) Time of Legends: Joan of Arc
273 (+227) Exit: The Game – The Forbidden Castle
274 (+226) Frostgrave
279 (+221) Detective: City of Angels
291 (+209) Jaws
295 (+205) Legendary: Buffy The Vampire Slayer
299 (+201) A Song of Ice & Fire: Tabletop Miniatures Game – Stark vs Lannister Starter Set

Board game rank change report for 2019Q2

Here are the titles advancing substantially in the top 500 this quarter at BGG–the usual caveats apply.

Fast, positive movers among 'Board games':
218 (+116) The Quacks of Quedlinburg
248 (+252) The Lord of the Rings: Journeys in Middle-earth
261 (+239) Underwater Cities
385 (+111) Thunderstone Quest

Fast, positive movers among 'Strategy games':
None

Fast, positive movers among 'War games':
002 (+498) War of the Ring (Second Edition)
244 (+256) Gunslinger

Fast, positive movers among 'Family games':
002 (+498) Wingspan
108 (+392) Dice Throne: Season One
146 (+354) Tiny Towns
167 (+333) Ticket to Ride: Rails & Sails

Fast, positive movers among 'Collectible games':
012 (+488) Star Realms: Frontiers
019 (+481) Legendary: Villains – A Marvel Deck Building Game
059 (+441) Sorcerer

Fast, positive movers among 'Thematic games':
031 (+469) The Lord of the Rings: Journeys in Middle-earth
146 (+354) Batman: Gotham City Chronicles
211 (+289) Treasure Island
213 (+287) Heroes of Terrinoth
248 (+252) Middara: Unintentional Malum Act 1
254 (+246) Axis & Allies Pacific 1940
267 (+233) Exit: The Game – The Forbidden Castle
289 (+211) Star Wars: Outer Rim
297 (+203) Legendary: Buffy The Vampire Slayer
300 (+200) Hellboy: The Board Game

Board game rank change report for 2019Q1 and 2018Q4

Here are the titles advancing substantially in the top 500 this quarter at BGG–the usual caveats apply.

Fast, positive movers among 'Board games':
081 (+419) Wingspan
112 (+188) Architects of the West Kingdom
117 (+185) Teotihuacan: City of Gods
152 (+117) Chronicles of Crime
218 (+116) Coimbra
257 (+232) Detective: A Modern Crime Board Game
292 (+208) Nemesis
334 (+166) The Quacks of Quedlinburg
382 (+118) Western Legends
389 (+111) Gùgōng

Fast, positive movers among 'Strategy games':
054 (+446) Wingspan
248 (+252) Pax Renaissance
280 (+200) Newton
293 (+207) Dominion (Second Edition)

Fast, positive movers among 'War games':
126 (+374) Nexus Ops

Fast, positive movers among 'Family games':
015 (+485) Everdell
095 (+405) Exit: The Game – The Secret Lab
101 (+399) Web of Power
151 (+349) Between Two Castles of Mad King Ludwig
203 (+297) Fantasy Realms
278 (+222) Love Letter: The Hobbit – The Battle of the Five Armies
288 (+212) Railroad Ink: Blazing Red Edition
296 (+204) Treasure Island
297 (+203) Dice Hospital

Fast, positive movers among 'Collectible games':
031 (+469) Star Wars: X-Wing (Second Edition)
156 (+344) Halo ActionClix

Fast, positive movers among 'Thematic games':
030 (+470) BattleLore (Second Edition)
070 (+430) Arcadia Quest: Inferno
093 (+407) Too Many Bones: Undertow
140 (+360) Adrenaline
150 (+350) Unlock! Squeek & Sausage
266 (+234) Claustrophobia 1643
278 (+222) Frostgrave
282 (+218) Kepler-3042
300 (+200) Legacy: Gears of Time

Also, here’s a report on Q4–my earlier report covered an irregular span of time:

Fast, positive movers among 'Board games':
034 (+153) Brass: Birmingham
222 (+278) Endeavor: Age of Sail
235 (+265) KeyForge: Call of the Archons
236 (+232) Everdell
249 (+133) Decrypto
260 (+240) Welcome To...
269 (+231) Chronicles of Crime
300 (+200) Architects of the West Kingdom
302 (+198) Teotihuacan: City of Gods
307 (+160) Ganz schön clever
334 (+166) Coimbra

Fast, positive movers among 'Strategy games':
113 (+387) Endeavor: Age of Sail
139 (+361) Teotihuacan: City of Gods
158 (+342) Architects of the West Kingdom
173 (+327) Coimbra

Fast, positive movers among 'War games':
102 (+398) Quartermaster General
217 (+283) Diplomacy

Fast, positive movers among 'Family games':
111 (+389) Gizmos
131 (+369) Reef
141 (+359) Azul: Stained Glass of Sintra
170 (+330) Kitchen Rush
178 (+322) Cryptid
200 (+211) My Little Scythe
253 (+247) Ticket to Ride: New York
296 (+204) Railroad Ink: Deep Blue Edition
297 (+203) Unlock! The House on the Hill

Fast, positive movers among 'Collectible games':
006 (+494) KeyForge: Call of the Archons
211 (+289) Hatalom Kártyái Kártyajáték

Fast, positive movers among 'Thematic games':
029 (+471) Dinosaur Island
040 (+460) Chronicles of Crime
141 (+357) Nemesis
158 (+342) Kitchen Rush
166 (+334) Arkham Horror (Third Edition)
190 (+310) AuZtralia
242 (+258) Unlock! The House on the Hill
247 (+253) Betrayal Legacy
259 (+241) Deep Madness
265 (+235) Betrayal at Baldur's Gate
271 (+229) Sub Terra

Board game rank change report for Q3 + most of 2018

It’s time once again for a round-up of games that have become especially popular at BGG over the past year. But first, here’s a belated report on what games showed the most positive movement in rank between 6/30/2018 and 9/30/2018.

Fast, positive movers among 'Board games':
180 (+320) Root
187 (+313) Brass: Birmingham
349 (+140) Century: Golem Edition
382 (+118) Decrypto

Fast, positive movers among 'Strategy games':
068 (+432) Brass: Birmingham
091 (+409) Root
249 (+251) Everdell

Fast, positive movers among 'War games':
034 (+466) Root
040 (+460) Wir sind das Volk!
253 (+247) Cataclysm: A Second World War
292 (+208) Skies Above the Reich
300 (+200) Gaslands

Fast, positive movers among 'Family games':
024 (+476) Evolution: Climate
099 (+401) Welcome To...
123 (+377) Century: Eastern Wonders
126 (+374) Ex Libris
199 (+301) Jump Drive
250 (+250) Odin's Ravens (Second Edition)
297 (+203) Holmes: Sherlock & Mycroft

Fast, positive movers among 'Collectible games':
045 (+455) Aristeia!

Fast, positive movers among 'Thematic games':
127 (+373) Zombicide: Green Horde
132 (+368) Witness
138 (+362) Wasteland Express Delivery Service
164 (+336) The Big Book of Madness
187 (+313) Dragonfire
195 (+305) Detective: A Modern Crime Board Game
292 (+208) Western Legends
297 (+203) The World of SMOG: Rise of Moloch

And here’s a report on what happened across most of 2018 (1/22 to 12/8):

Fast, positive movers among 'Board games':
015 (+103) Twilight Imperium (Fourth Edition)
021 (+165) Spirit Island
041 (+459) Brass: Birmingham
051 (+449) Rising Sun
093 (+101) Agricola (Revised Edition)
103 (+100) Raiders of the North Sea
106 (+394) Root
138 (+285) Clank! In! Space!
162 (+140) This War of Mine: The Board Game
178 (+159) Too Many Bones
189 (+311) Dinosaur Island
219 (+281) Rajas of the Ganges
238 (+164) Roll Player
244 (+138) Flamme Rouge
249 (+105) Hanamikoji
256 (+244) Everdell
270 (+230) Pulsar 2849
283 (+217) Decrypto
285 (+215) Welcome To...
301 (+199) KeyForge: Call of the Archons
303 (+197) The Quest for El Dorado
304 (+196) Century: Golem Edition
305 (+131) Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective: Jack the Ripper & West End Adventures
307 (+193) Mythic Battles: Pantheon
320 (+125) Bärenpark
322 (+126) Photosynthesis
339 (+161) Altiplano
342 (+158) Heaven & Ale
344 (+138) The Godfather: Corleone's Empire
346 (+154) Ganz schön clever
354 (+146) Lords of Hellas
366 (+134) Endeavor: Age of Sail
380 (+120) Aeon's End: War Eternal
386 (+114) Santa Maria

Fast, positive movers among 'Strategy games':
014 (+486) Brass: Birmingham
041 (+459) Rising Sun
063 (+437) Root
119 (+381) Dinosaur Island
128 (+204) Rajas of the Ganges
143 (+357) Evolution: Climate
146 (+354) Pulsar 2849
149 (+351) Everdell
171 (+329) Endeavor: Age of Sail
184 (+316) Aeon's End: War Eternal
191 (+309) Heaven & Ale
195 (+305) Altiplano
196 (+304) Century: Golem Edition
198 (+302) Lords of Hellas
203 (+297) Coimbra
205 (+295) Teotihuacan: City of Gods
207 (+293) Santa Maria
253 (+238) London (second edition)
263 (+237) The Fox in the Forest
272 (+228) Exit: The Game – The Pharaoh's Tomb
296 (+204) Thunderstone Quest

Fast, positive movers among 'War games':
002 (+498) War of the Ring (Second Edition)
018 (+482) War of the Ring (First Edition)
032 (+468) Root
039 (+461) Hannibal & Hamilcar
106 (+394) Pendragon: The Fall of Roman Britain
111 (+389) Here I Stand (500th Anniversary Reprint Edition)
189 (+311) Cataclysm: A Second World War
194 (+306) Skies Above the Reich
218 (+282) Diplomacy
229 (+271) Great War Commander
245 (+255) Gaslands

Fast, positive movers among 'Family games':
014 (+486) Exit: The Game – The Abandoned Cabin
025 (+475) Welcome To...
037 (+463) Ganz schön clever
096 (+404) Century: Eastern Wonders
109 (+391) Dragon Castle
118 (+382) Ex Libris
125 (+375) The Mind
131 (+369) Stuffed Fables
148 (+352) Majesty: For the Realm
150 (+350) Rhino Hero: Super Battle
153 (+347) Reef
172 (+328) Kitchen Rush
173 (+327) Space Base
179 (+321) Hardback
182 (+318) The Grimm Forest
192 (+308) Istanbul: The Dice Game
198 (+302) The Quacks of Quedlinburg
241 (+259) My Little Scythe
250 (+250) Cat Lady
251 (+249) Odin's Ravens (Second Edition)
273 (+227) Ticket to Ride: New York
276 (+224) Noch mal!
280 (+220) Palm Island
281 (+219) Azul: Stained Glass of Sintra
298 (+202) The Castles of Burgundy: The Dice Game

Fast, positive movers among 'Collectible games':
006 (+494) KeyForge: Call of the Archons
030 (+470) Star Wars: Legion
038 (+462) Aristeia!
211 (+289) Hatalom Kártyái Kártyajáték

Fast, positive movers among 'Thematic games':
036 (+464) Dinosaur Island
071 (+429) Chronicles of Crime
072 (+428) The Godfather: Corleone's Empire
079 (+421) Detective: A Modern Crime Board Game
113 (+387) Western Legends
116 (+384) Exit: The Game – The Secret Lab
118 (+382) Zombicide: Green Horde
134 (+366) Witness
136 (+364) Stuffed Fables
138 (+362) Wasteland Express Delivery Service
161 (+339) Kitchen Rush
168 (+332) The Big Book of Madness
170 (+330) High Frontier (Third Edition)
178 (+322) Legacy of Dragonholt
186 (+314) Dragonfire
197 (+303) The City of Kings
205 (+295) Pathfinder Adventure Card Game: Wrath of the Righteous – Base Set
213 (+287) Arkham Horror (Third Edition)
214 (+286) AuZtralia
236 (+264) John Company
240 (+260) Tiny Epic Zombies
243 (+257) Unlock! The House on the Hill
265 (+235) Deep Madness
274 (+226) The Dresden Files Cooperative Card Game
275 (+225) Sub Terra
283 (+217) Gaslands
288 (+212) The World of SMOG: Rise of Moloch
291 (+209) Bios: Megafauna (Second Edition)
299 (+201) Hunt for the Ring

Board game rank change report for 2018Q2

Here’s an update on what games have advanced in the rankings recently at BoardGameGeek.

Fast, positive movers among 'Board games':
339 (+104) Rajas of the Ganges

Fast, positive movers among 'Strategy games':
272 (+206) Century: Golem Edition

Fast, positive movers among 'War games':
018 (+482) War of the Ring (First Edition)
098 (+332) Hannibal & Hamilcar
265 (+235) Here I Stand (500th Anniversary Reprint Edition)

Fast, positive movers among 'Family games':
015 (+485) Exit: The Game – The Abandoned Cabin
160 (+340) The Mind
176 (+324) Ganz schön clever
182 (+223) Dragon Castle
219 (+281) The Grimm Forest
297 (+203) Cat Lady

Fast, positive movers among 'Collectible games':
034 (+466) Star Wars: Legion

Fast, positive movers among 'Thematic games':
074 (+426) The Godfather: Corleone's Empire
119 (+381) Exit: The Game – The Secret Lab
194 (+306) The City of Kings
270 (+230) The Dresden Files Cooperative Card Game

Board game rank change report for 2018Q1

Here’s an update on what games have moved up a lot recently at BoardGameGeek. The dates covered by the data are actually 11/17/2017-03/31/2018—a bit more than 2018Q1, but close enough for this purpose.

Fast, positive movers among 'Board games':
018 (+482) Gaia Project
037 (+344) Pandemic Legacy: Season 2
044 (+456) Twilight Imperium: Fourth Edition
061 (+439) Azul
063 (+348) Spirit Island
065 (+143) Clans of Caledonia
078 (+422) Rising Sun
098 (+402) Charterstone
128 (+242) Codenames Duet
141 (+131) Lisboa
174 (+115) Sagrada
195 (+305) This War of Mine: The Board Game
216 (+119) Exit: The Game – The Abandoned Cabin
252 (+248) Clank! In! Space!
343 (+117) Flamme Rouge
344 (+156) Dinosaur Island
355 (+145) Photosynthesis
359 (+106) Dice Forge
367 (+122) Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective: Jack the Ripper & West End Adventures
400 (+100) Mythic Battles: Pantheon

Fast, positive movers among 'Strategy games':
006 (+494) Star Wars: Rebellion
008 (+245) Gaia Project
015 (+485) Pandemic Legacy: Season 2
025 (+475) Twilight Imperium: Fourth Edition
054 (+446) Rising Sun
059 (+441) Charterstone
137 (+363) Clank! In! Space!
186 (+314) Dinosaur Island
211 (+289) Mythic Battles: Pantheon
225 (+275) Rajas of the Ganges
299 (+201) Pulsar 2849

Fast, positive movers among 'War games':
002 (+498) War of the Ring (Second Edition)
209 (+210) Holland '44: Operation Market-Garden
224 (+276) Pendragon: The Fall of Roman Britain

Fast, positive movers among 'Family games':
084 (+416) Queendomino
115 (+385) Bunny Kingdom
139 (+361) The Fox in the Forest
171 (+329) Majesty: For the Realm
208 (+292) Rhino Hero: Super Battle
228 (+272) Meeple Circus
256 (+244) Viral
262 (+238) Stuffed Fables

Fast, positive movers among 'Collectible games':
032 (+468) Dungeon Command: Curse of Undeath
034 (+466) Dungeon Command: Blood of Gruumsh
038 (+462) Dungeon Command: Tyranny of Goblins
039 (+461) Dungeon Command: Heart of Cormyr
041 (+459) Pixel Tactics 2
042 (+458) Dungeon Command: Sting of Lolth
134 (+366) Romance of the Nine Empires

Fast, positive movers among 'Thematic games':
005 (+495) Pandemic Legacy: Season 2
029 (+471) Captain Sonar
038 (+462) Exit: The Game – The Abandoned Cabin
087 (+413) Flamme Rouge
090 (+410) Harry Potter: Hogwarts Battle
167 (+333) High Frontier (3rd edition)
174 (+326) Fire & Axe: A Viking Saga
181 (+319) Fog of Love
188 (+312) Pathfinder Adventure Card Game: Wrath of the Righteous – Base Set
195 (+305) Fallout
199 (+301) Stuffed Fables
204 (+296) DOOM: The Board Game
227 (+273) Whitehall Mystery
231 (+269) Legacy of Dragonholt

Board game rank change report for Black Friday 2017

Once again, I’ve run a special Black Friday report to find out what games advanced the most in BoardGameGeek rankings over (roughly) the past year. This year, the report compares data from 01/01/2017 with that from 11/24/2017. My other data points from this year are dated 06/01, 08/24, and 10/01, so I missed several quarterly reports in 2017, but I have the opportunity to get back on track for Q4.

Fast, positive movers among 'Board games':
002 (+498) Gloomhaven
040 (+460) The 7th Continent
055 (+445) Clank!: A Deck-Building Adventure
066 (+434) Santorini
092 (+129) Captain Sonar
105 (+395) Anachrony
108 (+392) Pandemic Iberia
122 (+378) Yokohama
132 (+140) Champions of Midgard
141 (+152) Sushi Go Party!
143 (+357) Inis
145 (+246) Dead of Winter: The Long Night
180 (+137) Onitama
184 (+134) Star Realms: Colony Wars
201 (+122) Burgle Bros.
202 (+298) Kingdomino
205 (+229) Secret Hitler
206 (+294) The Manhattan Project: Energy Empire
208 (+292) Clans of Caledonia
210 (+290) Hero Realms
214 (+286) Near and Far
222 (+278) Lorenzo il Magnifico
233 (+267) Raiders of the North Sea
235 (+265) Agricola (revised edition)
250 (+250) Century: Spice Road
254 (+246) Evolution: Climate
255 (+245) Vinhos Deluxe Edition
256 (+171) 51st State: Master Set
263 (+237) Star Wars: Destiny
272 (+228) Lisboa
275 (+103) Millennium Blades
283 (+217) Aeon's End
289 (+211) Sagrada
304 (+196) Tyrants of the Underdark
314 (+159) Pandemic: Reign of Cthulhu
324 (+176) The Colonists
325 (+175) Ethnos
329 (+171) Smash Up: Awesome Level 9000
335 (+165) Exit: The Game – The Abandoned Cabin
338 (+134) Imhotep
346 (+154) Harry Potter: Hogwarts Battle
347 (+153) Conan
348 (+152) The Great Zimbabwe
350 (+150) One Night Ultimate Werewolf Daybreak
357 (+143) First Class
370 (+130) Codenames Duet
381 (+119) Pandemic Legacy: Season 2
384 (+116) Too Many Bones

Fast, positive movers among 'Strategy games':
003 (+497) Gloomhaven
039 (+461) Clank!: A Deck-Building Adventure
051 (+449) Anachrony
059 (+382) Pandemic Iberia
060 (+440) Yokohama
087 (+413) Clans of Caledonia
096 (+211) Inis
100 (+400) Above and Below
101 (+221) Vinhos Deluxe Edition
105 (+395) Near and Far
108 (+392) The Manhattan Project: Energy Empire
114 (+386) Lisboa
117 (+338) Lorenzo il Magnifico
128 (+238) Agricola (revised edition)
139 (+361) Hero Realms
143 (+357) Evolution: Climate
151 (+349) The Colonists
156 (+344) Aeon's End
174 (+326) Century: Spice Road
184 (+316) Spirit Island
188 (+312) Ethnos
192 (+308) First Class
199 (+301) Too Many Bones
239 (+261) Roll Player
249 (+251) Smash Up: Awesome Level 9000
253 (+247) Gaia Project
257 (+238) Harry Potter: Hogwarts Battle
276 (+224) The Oracle of Delphi

Fast, positive movers among 'War games':
044 (+456) Polis: Fight for the Hegemony
089 (+411) Time of Crisis
117 (+383) Advanced Squad Leader: Starter Kit Expansion Pack #1
139 (+361) Quartermaster General: 1914
178 (+322) 1754: Conquest – The French and Indian War
180 (+320) Colonial Twilight: The French-Algerian War, 1954-62
181 (+319) Pericles: The Peloponnesian Wars
186 (+314) Fields of Despair: France 1914-1918
199 (+301) 878: Vikings – Invasions of England
219 (+281) Comanchería: The Rise and Fall of the Comanche Empire
241 (+259) Days of Ire: Budapest 1956
261 (+239) Warfighter: The WWII Tactical Combat Card Game
278 (+222) Wing Leader: Supremacy 1943-1945

Fast, positive movers among 'Family games':
003 (+497) Clank!: A Deck-Building Adventure
005 (+495) Santorini
022 (+478) Evolution: Climate
026 (+474) Stockpile
028 (+472) Codenames Duet
031 (+469) Century: Spice Road
033 (+467) Sagrada
035 (+465) Ethnos
041 (+459) Paperback
049 (+451) Hanamikoji
055 (+445) Smash Up: Awesome Level 9000
062 (+438) Magic Maze
071 (+429) Dice Forge
080 (+420) Bärenpark
083 (+417) Junk Art
087 (+413) KLASK
094 (+406) Kanagawa
109 (+391) Love Letter Premium
117 (+383) Fabled Fruit
124 (+376) Azul
140 (+360) Photosynthesis
150 (+350) Fugitive
151 (+349) The Quest for El Dorado
153 (+347) Citadels
155 (+345) Honshu
164 (+336) Royals
173 (+327) Star Trek: Catan
186 (+314) 5-Minute Dungeon
223 (+277) Masmorra: Dungeons of Arcadia
226 (+274) Downforce
229 (+271) Adventure Time Love Letter
235 (+265) Herbaceous
241 (+259) The Lost Expedition
246 (+254) Revolution!
249 (+251) Happy Salmon
250 (+250) Jump Drive
257 (+243) NMBR 9
265 (+235) Carcassonne: Gold Rush

Fast, positive movers among 'Collectible games':
011 (+489) Hero Realms
012 (+488) Legend of the Five Rings: The Card Game
019 (+481) Warhammer Underworlds: Shadespire
023 (+477) Heroscape Master Set: Rise of the Valkyrie
034 (+466) Guild Ball
093 (+407) Warhammer 40,000 (fourth edition)
096 (+404) Battleground Fantasy Warfare: High Elves
154 (+346) Hull Breach!
174 (+326) Phase

Fast, positive movers among 'Thematic games':
001 (+460) Gloomhaven
005 (+495) The 7th Continent
006 (+494) Arkham Horror: The Card Game
008 (+492) Mechs vs. Minions
028 (+472) Near and Far
039 (+461) Spirit Island
040 (+460) Too Many Bones
053 (+447) Evolution: Climate
062 (+438) This War of Mine: The Board Game
073 (+427) Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective: Jack the Ripper & West End Adventures
074 (+426) Blood Bowl (2016 edition)
104 (+396) Nemo's War (second edition)
111 (+389) Sword & Sorcery
113 (+387) Pax Renaissance
130 (+370) Star Trek: Ascendancy
131 (+369) Massive Darkness
132 (+368) One Deck Dungeon
148 (+352) The Big Book of Madness
165 (+334) Unfair
174 (+326) DC Comics Deck-Building Game: Heroes Unite
181 (+319) Vikings Gone Wild
183 (+317) Mythos Tales
189 (+311) Masmorra: Dungeons of Arcadia
208 (+292) Black Orchestra
212 (+288) The Lost Expedition
216 (+284) Beyond Baker Street
235 (+265) Unlock! The Formula
252 (+248) Deep Space D-6
271 (+229) Bloodborne: The Card Game
283 (+217) Gloom of Kilforth: A Fantasy Quest Game
284 (+216) First Martians: Adventures on the Red Planet