Board game rank change report for Black Friday 2015

As usual, to help with holiday shopping, I’ve run a special report to find out what games advanced the most in BoardGameGeek rankings over (roughly) the past year. This year, the report compares data from 11/27/2015 with that from 11/28/2014. Naturally, some older games continued to advance in that timeframe.


Fast, positive movers among 'Board games':
007 (+493) Pandemic Legacy
011 (+489) Star Wars: Imperial Assault
035 (+465) Roll for the Galaxy
038 (+462) Codenames
046 (+414) Castles of Mad King Ludwig
056 (+444) Alchemists
061 (+251) Legendary Encounters: An Alien Deck Building Game
069 (+431) Patchwork
072 (+428) The Voyages of Marco Polo
074 (+138) Imperial Settlers
094 (+406) Fields of Arle
095 (+405) Viticulture
120 (+380) Arcadia Quest
122 (+378) La Granja
126 (+374) Sheriff of Nottingham
137 (+363) 7 Wonders: Duel
168 (+332) Orléans
170 (+330) Lord of the Rings: The Confrontation (Deluxe Edition)
196 (+304) Forbidden Stars
208 (+292) Xia: Legends of a Drift System
214 (+286) King of New York
218 (+282) Blood Rage
225 (+275) Pandemic: The Cure
227 (+273) Tajemnicze Domostwo
229 (+271) Marvel Dice Masters: Uncanny X-Men
233 (+267) Deus
250 (+250) Power Grid deluxe: Europe/North America
255 (+245) Kanban: Automotive Revolution
262 (+238) Shadows of Brimstone: City of the Ancients
269 (+231) AquaSphere
270 (+230) Spyfall
273 (+227) Mysterium
278 (+128) The Duke
289 (+211) Star Wars: Armada
291 (+209) Elysium
298 (+121) Sushi Go!
306 (+194) Colt Express
321 (+179) Evolution
326 (+174) Abyss
331 (+169) Ca$h 'n Guns (second edition)
338 (+162) Paperback
347 (+153) XCOM: The Board Game
352 (+148) Cthulhu Wars
353 (+147) Fire in the Lake
362 (+138) Panamax
369 (+131) One Night Ultimate Werewolf Daybreak
370 (+130) Camel Up
372 (+128) The Battle of Five Armies
373 (+110) Smash Up: Science Fiction Double Feature
380 (+120) Legendary: Villains – Marvel Deck Building Game
381 (+119) Specter Ops
392 (+108) Shadows of Brimstone: Swamps of Death

Fast, positive movers among 'Strategy games':
002 (+498) Pandemic Legacy
022 (+478) Roll for the Galaxy
034 (+466) Fields of Arle
036 (+464) The Voyages of Marco Polo
037 (+348) Alchemists
056 (+262) La Granja
057 (+213) Viticulture
058 (+442) 7 Wonders: Duel
079 (+421) Orléans
092 (+408) Forbidden Stars
099 (+401) Blood Rage
105 (+395) Power Grid deluxe: Europe/North America
108 (+392) Lord of the Rings: The Confrontation (Deluxe Edition)
123 (+377) Kanban: Automotive Revolution
135 (+266) Deus
140 (+360) Blood Bowl (Third Edition)
151 (+253) AquaSphere
163 (+337) Elysium
175 (+325) Cthulhu Wars
196 (+304) Paperback
198 (+302) Evolution
216 (+284) Specter Ops
219 (+281) San Juan (second edition)
225 (+275) ZhanGuo
226 (+269) Tragedy Looper
239 (+212) Hyperborea
241 (+259) Level 7 [Omega Protocol]
244 (+245) Lords of Xidit
251 (+249) Argent: The Consortium
253 (+247) Isle of Skye: From Chieftain to King
258 (+242) Saint Petersburg (second edition)
259 (+241) Brew Crafters
270 (+230) Wir sind das Volk!
275 (+225) Through the Ages: A New Story of Civilization
276 (+224) Summoner Wars: Alliances Master Set
277 (+223) The Gallerist
293 (+207) Baseball Highlights: 2045
294 (+206) Tiny Epic Galaxies
299 (+201) Eight-Minute Empire: Legends

Fast, positive movers among 'War games':
024 (+476) Star Wars: Armada
044 (+456) Churchill
075 (+425) Triumph & Tragedy
091 (+340) Quartermaster General
096 (+404) Nexus Ops
116 (+338) Warfighter: The Tactical Special Forces Card Game
179 (+321) Warhammer: Diskwars
188 (+312) D-Day at Tarawa
216 (+284) Enemy Action: Ardennes
220 (+280) Warmachine
236 (+264) Dungeon Command: Tyranny of Goblins
246 (+254) W1815
254 (+246) Wings of Glory: WW1 Rules and Accessories Pack
286 (+214) Wing Leader: Victories 1940-1942

Fast, positive movers among 'Family games':
003 (+368) Patchwork
024 (+476) Pandemic: The Cure
055 (+445) Isle of Skye: From Chieftain to King
060 (+440) Smash Up: Monster Smash
071 (+429) Love Letter: Batman
072 (+428) Red7
075 (+425) Steampunk Rally
078 (+422) Eight-Minute Empire: Legends
089 (+411) Between Two Cities
096 (+404) Diamonds
098 (+402) Tales & Games: The Hare & the Tortoise
101 (+201) La Isla
102 (+398) Cacao
107 (+393) Flick 'em Up!
109 (+391) Broom Service
115 (+385) Nations: The Dice Game
119 (+381) Star Trek: Catan
122 (+378) Arboretum
138 (+362) Medieval Academy
141 (+359) Loony Quest
149 (+267) Rhino Hero
154 (+346) Timeline: Diversity
156 (+344) Lanterns: The Harvest Festival
164 (+336) DC Comics Deck-Building Game: Heroes Unite
166 (+334) Welcome to the Dungeon
177 (+323) Samurai Spirit
192 (+308) OddVille
193 (+307) Lost Legacy: The Starship
205 (+295) New York 1901
206 (+294) Pantheon
219 (+281) VivaJava: The Coffee Game: The Dice Game
236 (+264) Le Fantôme de l'Opéra
246 (+254) Dead Man's Draw
259 (+241) Mangrovia
265 (+235) Harbour
287 (+213) Deep Sea Adventure
295 (+205) Artifacts, Inc.

Fast, positive movers among 'Collectible games':
002 (+498) Summoner Wars: Alliances Master Set
003 (+497) A Game of Thrones: The Card Game (Second Edition)
007 (+493) Legendary: Villains – Marvel Deck Building Game
008 (+492) Ashes: Rise of the Phoenixborn
014 (+486) Dungeons & Dragons Dice Masters: Battle for Faerûn
025 (+475) Pathfinder Adventure Card Game: Wrath of the Righteous – Base Set
039 (+461) DC Comics Deck-Building Game: Forever Evil
042 (+458) Vs. System 2PCG
043 (+457) Epic
045 (+455) Blue Moon
056 (+444) Star Trek Deck Building Game: The Next Generation – The Next Phase
081 (+419) Nature of the Beast: Farm vs. Forest
085 (+415) Warmachine: High Command
114 (+386) Adventure Time Card Wars: Finn vs. Jake
115 (+385) Ortus Regni
118 (+382) Krynea Battlefield
121 (+379) Battle Scenes
133 (+367) ApocalypZe Card Game
156 (+344) Guerra De Mitos II
163 (+204) Schneller als Kurz
182 (+318) Shadowrun Duels

Fast, positive movers among 'Thematic games':
001 (+499) Pandemic Legacy
003 (+310) Star Wars: Imperial Assault
016 (+484) Blood Rage
027 (+473) Star Wars: Armada
030 (+470) Shadows of Brimstone: Swamps of Death
034 (+405) Cthulhu Wars
036 (+464) T.I.M.E Stories
043 (+457) Mysterium
049 (+451) Legendary: Villains – Marvel Deck Building Game
069 (+431) Specter Ops
071 (+429) XCOM: The Board Game
085 (+415) Baseball Highlights: 2045
101 (+399) Thunderstone Advance: Worlds Collide
105 (+395) Zombicide Season 3: Rue Morgue
106 (+394) Legendary Encounters: A Predator Deck Building Game
111 (+389) Kingdom Death: Monster
113 (+387) Thunderstone Advance: Numenera
114 (+386) Race! Formula 90
116 (+384) Flick 'em Up!
120 (+380) Witness
131 (+369) Sons of Anarchy: Men of Mayhem
140 (+360) Above and Below
148 (+352) The Grizzled
160 (+340) TurfMaster
161 (+339) XenoShyft: Onslaught
164 (+336) Fallen
189 (+311) Fury of Dracula (third edition)
191 (+309) Dungeons & Dragons: Temple of Elemental Evil Board Game
204 (+296) Kingsport Festival
223 (+277) Onward to Venus
224 (+276) Dead Men Tell No Tales
226 (+274) Mistfall
228 (+272) Magic: The Gathering – Arena of the Planeswalkers
232 (+268) Ancient Terrible Things
236 (+264) Rum & Bones
237 (+263) The Bloody Inn
247 (+253) Hostage Negotiator
248 (+252) DungeonQuest Revised Edition
254 (+246) Thunderbirds
257 (+243) Risk: Star Wars Edition
259 (+241) Super Dungeon Explore: Forgotten King
260 (+234) Chaosmos
264 (+236) DC Comics Deck-Building Game: Forever Evil
277 (+223) Space Cadets: Away Missions
287 (+213) Article 27: The UN Security Council Game
288 (+212) Star Trek Deck Building Game: The Next Generation – The Next Phase

Board game rank change report for 2015Q3

On October 1, I compiled the usual stats on board games that have shown large positive movement within BGG‘s top 500 in the past quarter. Standard caveats about recategorization, new editions (etc.) apply.

Fast, positive movers among 'Board games':
083 (+105) Patchwork
097 (+259) The Voyages of Marco Polo
163 (+337) Codenames
167 (+220) La Granja
262 (+238) Forbidden Stars
277 (+118) Orléans
299 (+201) Spyfall
307 (+159) Elysium
324 (+144) Star Wars: Armada
396 (+104) Specter Ops

Fast, positive movers among 'Strategy games':
120 (+380) Forbidden Stars
186 (+314) Fire in the Lake
298 (+202) Summoner Wars: Alliances Master Set

Fast, positive movers among 'War games':
069 (+431) Churchill
092 (+408) Nexus Ops
220 (+280) Triumph & Tragedy
231 (+269) Dungeon Command: Tyranny of Goblins
267 (+233) Enemy Action: Ardennes

Fast, positive movers among 'Family games':
094 (+406) Diamonds
151 (+349) Broom Service
162 (+338) DC Comics Deck-Building Game: Heroes Unite
180 (+320) Steampunk Rally
189 (+311) OddVille
209 (+291) Isle of Skye: From Chieftain to King
213 (+287) Flick 'em Up!
221 (+279) Discoveries
261 (+239) Tiny Epic Galaxies

Fast, positive movers among 'Collectible games':
002 (+498) Summoner Wars: Alliances Master Set
017 (+483) Ashes: Rise of the Phoenixborn
027 (+473) Pathfinder Adventure Card Game: Wrath of the Righteous – Base Set
044 (+456) Vs. System 2PCG
045 (+455) Epic
055 (+445) Star Trek Deck Building Game: The Next Generation – The Next Phase
095 (+405) Ortus Regni
117 (+383) Krynea Battlefield
153 (+347) Guerra De Mitos II

Fast, positive movers among 'Thematic games':
041 (+459) Cthulhu Wars
120 (+380) Witness
155 (+345) Flick 'em Up!
178 (+322) Legendary Encounters: A Predator Deck Building Game
218 (+282) Onward to Venus
224 (+276) Ancient Terrible Things
246 (+254) Magic: The Gathering – Arena of the Planeswalkers
247 (+253) Hostage Negotiator
262 (+238) Blood Rage
277 (+223) Mistfall
282 (+218) Star Trek Deck Building Game: The Next Generation – The Next Phase
298 (+202) NOIR: Deductive Mystery Game

Board game rank change report for 2015Q2

On July 1, I compiled the usual stats on board games that have shown large positive movement within BGG‘s top 500 in the past quarter. Standard caveats about recategorization, new editions (etc.) apply.

Fast, positive movers among 'Board games':
188 (+180) Patchwork
189 (+131) Fields of Arle
356 (+144) The Voyages of Marco Polo
384 (+104) XCOM: The Board Game
387 (+113) La Granja
395 (+105) Orléans

Fast, positive movers among 'Strategy games':
150 (+350) The Voyages of Marco Polo
161 (+339) Power Grid deluxe: Europe/North America
243 (+257) Elysium
291 (+209) Eight-Minute Empire: Legends

Fast, positive movers among 'War games':
036 (+464) Star Wars: Armada

Fast, positive movers among 'Family games':
070 (+430) Smash Up: Monster Smash
112 (+388) Star Trek: Catan
158 (+342) Love Letter: Batman
172 (+280) Nations: The Dice Game
180 (+278) Loony Quest
211 (+289) Cacao
232 (+268) Le Fantôme de l'Opéra
237 (+263) Welcome to the Dungeon
280 (+220) Arboretum

Fast, positive movers among 'Collectible games':
038 (+462) DC Comics Deck-Building Game: Forever Evil

Fast, positive movers among 'Thematic games':
051 (+449) Star Wars: Armada
073 (+427) Smash Up: Science Fiction Double Feature
095 (+405) Specter Ops
098 (+402) Thunderstone Advance: Numenera
112 (+388) Baseball Highlights: 2045
147 (+353) TurfMaster
150 (+350) Zombicide Season 3: Rue Morgue
192 (+308) XenoShyft Onslaught
205 (+295) Kingsport Festival
261 (+239) Dungeons & Dragons: Temple of Elemental Evil Board Game
267 (+233) Article 27: The UN Security Council Game
276 (+224) Super Dungeon Explore: Forgotten King
280 (+220) DC Comics Deck-Building Game: Forever Evil

Board game rank change report for 2015Q1

Earlier this week, I compiled the usual lists of the board games that have shown large positive movement within BGG‘s top 500 in the past three months. My standard caveats about recategorization, new editions (etc.) apply.

Fast, positive movers among 'Board games':
032 (+331) Star Wars: Imperial Assault
078 (+142) Castles of Mad King Ludwig
120 (+122) Legendary Encounters: An Alien Deck Building Game
139 (+361) Roll for the Galaxy
148 (+221) Sheriff of Nottingham
158 (+342) Lord of the Rings: The Confrontation (Deluxe Edition)
167 (+333) Alchemists
201 (+131) King of New York
220 (+193) Viticulture
257 (+220) Marvel Dice Masters: Uncanny X-Men
269 (+165) Xia: Legends of a Drift System
280 (+220) Pandemic: The Cure
290 (+210) Arcadia Quest
305 (+195) Deus
320 (+180) Fields of Arle
327 (+173) AquaSphere
335 (+165) Shadows of Brimstone: City of the Ancients
363 (+137) Kanban: Automotive Revolution
364 (+136) Mysterium
368 (+132) Patchwork

Fast, positive movers among 'Strategy games':
064 (+436) Roll for the Galaxy
097 (+403) Lord of the Rings: The Confrontation (Deluxe Edition)
115 (+228) Fields of Arle
124 (+376) Blood Bowl (Third Edition)
236 (+264) Level 7 [Omega Protocol]
272 (+228) Paperback
275 (+225) Orléans

Fast, positive movers among 'War games':
087 (+413) Nexus Ops
171 (+329) Diplomacy
281 (+219) Wings of Glory: WW1 Rules and Accessories Pack

Fast, positive movers among 'Family games':
064 (+436) Paperback
181 (+319) Lost Legacy: The Starship
196 (+276) Tales & Games: The Hare & the Tortoise
260 (+240) Samurai Spirit
272 (+228) VivaJava: The Coffee Game: The Dice Game

Fast, positive movers among 'Collectible games':
025 (+475) Dungeons & Dragons Dice Masters: Battle for Faerûn
038 (+462) Ascension: Apprentice Edition
129 (+371) ApocalypZe Card Game

Fast, positive movers among 'Thematic games':
076 (+424) XCOM: The Board Game
109 (+391) Race! Formula 90
131 (+369) Scoville
167 (+333) Sons of Anarchy: Men of Mayhem
188 (+312) Fallen
189 (+311) Argent: The Consortium

Board game rank change report for 2014Q4

Happy New Year! It’s the start of a new quarter, so I’ve compiled lists of the board games that have shown large positive movement within BGG‘s top 500 in the past three months. The usual caveats about recategorization (etc.) apply. Incidentally, FiveThirtyEight put out a very interesting article yesterday featuring graphs of some BGG user rating data: how user ratings related to board games’ year of publication, maximum number of players, and average play time. Anyway, on to the lists.

Fast, positive movers among 'Board games':
036 (+132) Dead of Winter: A Crossroads Game
112 (+304) Five Tribes
159 (+331) Imperial Settlers
220 (+280) Castles of Mad King Ludwig
242 (+258) Legendary Encounters: An Alien Deck Building Game
332 (+168) King of New York
363 (+137) Star Wars: Imperial Assault
369 (+131) Sheriff of Nottingham
382 (+118) Sushi Go!

Fast, positive movers among 'Strategy games':
104 (+396) Castles of Mad King Ludwig
214 (+286) Lords of Vegas
221 (+279) Xia: Legends of a Drift System
258 (+242) Abyss
263 (+237) Alchemists
272 (+228) Pandemic: The Cure
273 (+227) Patchistory
278 (+222) Panamax

Fast, positive movers among 'War games':
010 (+490) War of the Ring (first edition)
075 (+425) The Battle of Five Armies
151 (+349) Warhammer: Diskwars
160 (+340) 1944: Race to the Rhine
222 (+278) Warmachine
257 (+243) Wir sind das Volk!
268 (+232) Warfighter: The Tactical Special Forces Card Game

Fast, positive movers among 'Family games':
030 (+470) King of New York
038 (+462) Sheriff of Nottingham
062 (+438) Abyss
066 (+434) Pandemic: The Cure
079 (+421) Eight-Minute Empire: Legends
094 (+406) Colt Express
138 (+362) Timeline: Diversity
144 (+356) Evolution
150 (+350) Port Royal
161 (+339) Black Fleet
170 (+330) Riff Raff
171 (+329) Pantheon
174 (+326) La Isla
200 (+300) Patchwork
220 (+280) Indigo
271 (+229) Red7
295 (+205) Viva Topo!

Fast, positive movers among 'Collectible games':
007 (+493) Marvel Dice Masters: Uncanny X-Men
009 (+491) Legendary: Villains – Marvel Deck Building Game
037 (+463) Blue Moon
059 (+441) Warmachine: High Command
075 (+425) Nature of the Beast: City vs. Suburb
099 (+401) Adventure Time: Card Wars – Finn vs. Jake
103 (+397) Battle Scenes
166 (+334) Shadowrun Duels

Fast, positive movers among 'Thematic games':
023 (+477) Star Wars: Imperial Assault
057 (+362) Shadows of Brimstone: City of the Ancients
073 (+427) Legendary: Villains – Marvel Deck Building Game
082 (+418) Arcadia Quest
088 (+237) The Battle of Five Armies
097 (+403) Shadows of Brimstone: Swamps of Death
101 (+399) Pathfinder Adventure Card Game: Skull & Shackles – Base Set
126 (+374) Mysterium
142 (+358) Evolution
222 (+278) Greenland
223 (+277) The Battle at Kemble's Cascade
227 (+273) Thebes: The Tomb Raiders
290 (+210) Assault on Doomrock

Board game rank change report for Black Friday 2014

Every year, in anticipation of holiday shopping, I run a special report on all games that have appeared in the data I’ve collected quarterly from BGG since January 1. Most of these games have already shown up in the quarterly reports, but sometimes a game will advance in the rankings too slowly for me to catch it in a snapshot. A few showed up before January 1, because sometimes a game will continue advancing gradually for a while (particularly as it works its way to the very top). And there are definitely a few games here that are old but that show up because they were recategorized or whatnot. Anyway, there are still a lot of games that have done well in BGG’s rankings in 2014.

Fast, positive movers among 'Board games':
007 (+150) Caverna: The Cave Farmers
027 (+260) Eldritch Horror
039 (+121) Nations
042 (+178) Russian Railroads
054 (+446) Dead of Winter: A Crossroads Game
072 (+283) Lewis & Clark
080 (+372) Concordia
097 (+403) Star Realms
111 (+389) Splendor
134 (+366) Five Tribes
145 (+116) Forbidden Desert
174 (+326) BattleLore (Second Edition)
178 (+322) BattleCON: Devastation of Indines
180 (+320) Istanbul
185 (+315) One Night Ultimate Werewolf
195 (+139) Targi
200 (+142) Coup
201 (+299) Marvel Dice Masters: Avengers vs. X-Men
205 (+295) Glass Road
212 (+288) Imperial Settlers
221 (+279) Bruxelles 1893
228 (+159) Amerigo
241 (+259) Smash Up: Awesome Level 9000
243 (+257) Euphoria: Build a Better Dystopia
245 (+255) 1775: Rebellion
258 (+227) Firefly: The Game
286 (+214) Rococo
307 (+193) Francis Drake
312 (+188) Legendary Encounters: An Alien Deck Building Game
318 (+182) Zombicide Season 2: Prison Outbreak
331 (+169) Freedom: The Underground Railroad
334 (+166) Among the Stars
337 (+163) Legacy: The Testament of Duke de Crecy
338 (+162) Quantum
343 (+157) Madeira
358 (+142) Terror in Meeple City
362 (+138) Advanced Squad Leader: Starter Kit #2
366 (+134) A Study in Emerald
380 (+120) Pax Porfiriana
391 (+109) Bang! The Dice Game
392 (+108) Coal Baron

Fast, positive movers among 'Strategy games':
062 (+438) Star Realms
070 (+430) Five Tribes
072 (+428) BattleCON: Devastation of Indines
098 (+402) Istanbul
105 (+249) Bruxelles 1893
119 (+381) Imperial Settlers
158 (+342) Freedom: The Underground Railroad
165 (+261) Madeira
175 (+325) Smash Up: Awesome Level 9000
204 (+296) Quantum
213 (+287) Lords of Vegas
214 (+270) A Study in Emerald
224 (+276) Castles of Mad King Ludwig
250 (+250) Tash-Kalar: Arena of Legends
296 (+204) Smash Up: Science Fiction Double Feature

Fast, positive movers among 'War games':
018 (+482) Advanced Squad Leader: Starter Kit #3
021 (+479) Advanced Squad Leader: Starter Kit #2
024 (+476) BattleLore (Second Edition)
026 (+474) Fire in the Lake
053 (+447) Kemet
074 (+248) The Hunters: German U-Boats at War, 1939-43
115 (+385) Heroes of Normandie
135 (+365) The Battle of Five Armies
144 (+356) Sails of Glory
155 (+345) Band of Brothers: Ghost Panzer
156 (+344) Unconditional Surrender! World War 2 in Europe
168 (+332) 1944: Race to the Rhine
175 (+210) France '40
211 (+289) Dungeon Command: Heart of Cormyr
233 (+267) Dungeon Command: Curse of Undeath
279 (+221) Cruel Necessity

Fast, positive movers among 'Family games':
009 (+491) Splendor
016 (+484) Istanbul
028 (+472) Smash Up: Awesome Level 9000
061 (+379) Steam Park
075 (+425) Machi Koro
077 (+423) King of New York
085 (+415) Abyss
096 (+404) Nefertiti
102 (+398) Blueprints
117 (+383) Camel Up
118 (+382) Linko!
131 (+369) Carcassonne: South Seas
145 (+355) TurfMaster
151 (+349) Sheriff of Nottingham
160 (+240) CV
162 (+338) Port Royal
171 (+329) Colt Express
174 (+326) Riff Raff
191 (+309) Gravwell: Escape from the 9th Dimension
198 (+302) Evolution
201 (+299) Coconuts
208 (+292) The Adventurers: The Pyramid of Horus
215 (+285) Fantastiqa
218 (+282) Indigo
231 (+269) Black Fleet
239 (+261) Timeline: Music & Cinema
240 (+260) Wok Star
247 (+253) Cinque Terre
258 (+242) Cube Quest
268 (+232) SOS Titanic
274 (+226) Asante
289 (+211) The Builders: Middle Ages
295 (+205) Tsuro of the Seas

Fast, positive movers among 'Collectible games':
005 (+495) Pathfinder Adventure Card Game: Skull & Shackles – Base Set
006 (+494) Star Realms
008 (+492) Doomtown: Reloaded
009 (+491) Warhammer 40,000: Conquest
013 (+487) Marvel Dice Masters: Avengers vs. X-Men
014 (+486) Warhammer: Diskwars
017 (+483) Marvel Dice Masters: Uncanny X-Men
024 (+476) Dungeon Command: Blood of Gruumsh
071 (+429) Nature of the Beast: City vs. Suburb
077 (+423) The Card Game of Oz
078 (+396) Weiß Schwarz
096 (+404) My Little Pony: Collectible Card Game
100 (+400) Mechwarrior: Dark Age
125 (+375) Mage Knight
128 (+372) Conquest Tactics
129 (+298) Huntik: Secrets and Seekers Trading Card Game

Fast, positive movers among 'Thematic games':
007 (+493) Dead of Winter: A Crossroads Game
026 (+474) Legendary Encounters: An Alien Deck Building Game
040 (+460) Zombicide Season 2: Prison Outbreak
060 (+440) Thunder Alley
080 (+420) Galaxy Defenders
085 (+415) Smash Up: Science Fiction Double Feature
101 (+399) Space Cadets: Dice Duel
106 (+394) Ascension: Rise of Vigil
114 (+386) Shadows of Brimstone: City of the Ancients
117 (+383) Space Hulk (fourth edition)
128 (+372) Pathfinder Adventure Card Game: Skull & Shackles – Base Set
135 (+365) The Battle of Five Armies
143 (+357) Tragedy Looper
158 (+342) Arcadia Quest
160 (+340) Shadowrun: Crossfire
161 (+339) Zombie 15'
162 (+338) CV
167 (+333) Police Precinct
169 (+331) Heroes Wanted
174 (+326) Evolution
182 (+318) Shadowrift
202 (+298) Leader 1: Hell of the North
224 (+276) Mysterium
231 (+269) HeroQuest Advanced Quest
236 (+264) 1911 Amundsen vs Scott
237 (+263) Rivet Wars: Eastern Front
242 (+258) Silent Death
243 (+257) Thebes: The Tomb Raiders
255 (+245) Sentinel Tactics: The Flame of Freedom
277 (+223) Super Fantasy: Ugly Snouts Assault
279 (+221) Greenland
280 (+220) The Battle at Kemble's Cascade
291 (+209) King & Assassins
295 (+205) Might & Magic Heroes

Board game rank change report for 2014Q3

Last week, I saved the state of the board game rankings at BoardGameGeek so that I could compare them to the rankings from the previous quarter, as usual. Here are the games that have for whatever reason shown large positive movement within the top 500 in the past quarter. I’m guessing a couple of these such as Risk Legacy and Kemet were simply categorized to suddenly do well in a new category, but they’re worth mentioning anyway.

Fast, positive movers among 'Board games':
123 (+182) Star Realms
168 (+332) Dead of Winter: A Crossroads Game
242 (+258) Smash Up: Awesome Level 9000
254 (+246) Istanbul

Fast, positive movers among 'Strategy games':
127 (+217) Istanbul
172 (+328) Freedom: The Underground Railroad
173 (+327) Smash Up: Awesome Level 9000
207 (+293) Five Tribes
239 (+261) Imperial Settlers

Fast, positive movers among 'War games':
050 (+450) Risk Legacy
056 (+444) Kemet
116 (+384) Fire in the Lake
214 (+286) Dungeon Command: Heart of Cormyr
252 (+223) Unconditional Surrender! World War 2 in Europe

Fast, positive movers among 'Family games':
024 (+476) Istanbul
025 (+475) Vikings
028 (+472) Smash Up: Awesome Level 9000
154 (+346) Linko!
180 (+237) Camel Up
253 (+247) Coconuts
284 (+216) Asante
288 (+212) Wok Star
289 (+211) Timeline: Music & Cinema

Fast, positive movers among 'Collectible games':
008 (+492) Doomtown: Reloaded
021 (+479) Pathfinder Adventure Card Game: Skull & Shackles – Base Set
042 (+458) Warhammer 40,000: Conquest
072 (+428) The Card Game of Oz
099 (+401) Mechwarrior: Dark Age

Fast, positive movers among 'Thematic games':
014 (+404) Dead of Winter: A Crossroads Game
068 (+432) Thunder Alley
081 (+419) Legendary Encounters: An Alien Deck Building Game
099 (+401) Smash Up: Science Fiction Double Feature
124 (+376) Ascension: Rise of Vigil
171 (+329) Shadowrift
203 (+297) Zombie 15'
208 (+292) Heroes Wanted
217 (+283) Shadowrun: Crossfire
259 (+241) Space Hulk (fourth edition)