Board game rank change report for 2016Q3

Here’s the usual quarterly report on titles that have moved up rapidly in BGG rankings, based on a comparison of rankings from July 1 and October 1.

Fast, positive movers among 'Board games':
012 (+488) Scythe
065 (+435) Viticulture Essential Edition
110 (+390) Mansions of Madness: Second Edition
355 (+112) Stockpile
383 (+117) Smash Up: Science Fiction Double Feature
388 (+112) Star Realms: Colony Wars
397 (+103) Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures Game – The Force Awakens Core Set

Fast, positive movers among 'Strategy games':
006 (+494) Scythe
034 (+466) Viticulture Essential Edition
096 (+404) Above and Below
104 (+396) Letters from Whitechapel
153 (+347) Pandemic: The Cure
253 (+247) Smash Up: Science Fiction Double Feature
263 (+237) Terraforming Mars
279 (+221) 51st State: Master Set

Fast, positive movers among 'War games':
073 (+427) Risk Legacy
110 (+390) Warfighter: The Tactical Special Forces Card Game
135 (+365) Lock 'n Load: Band of Heroes
281 (+219) Stronghold (2nd edition)

Fast, positive movers among 'Family games':
105 (+338) Imhotep
172 (+328) Via Nebula
217 (+283) Archaeology: The New Expedition

Fast, positive movers among 'Collectible games':
066 (+434) Arkham Horror: The Card Game
121 (+379) Gruff

Fast, positive movers among 'Thematic games':
009 (+491) Mansions of Madness: Second Edition
096 (+404) Smash Up: Science Fiction Double Feature
200 (+300) Dawn of the Zeds (Third edition)
201 (+299) Vast: The Crystal Caverns
208 (+292) Pandemic: Reign of Cthulhu
209 (+291) The Others: 7 Sins
264 (+236) Legendary Encounters: A Firefly Deck Building Game

Board game rank change report for 2016Q2

Here’s the usual quarterly report on titles that have moved up rapidly in BGG rankings.

Fast, positive movers among 'Board games':
019 (+481) Star Wars: Rebellion
202 (+116) Above and Below
206 (+190) Zombicide: Black Plague
236 (+113) Fury of Dracula (third edition)
241 (+184) Kingdom Death: Monster
275 (+162) Grand Austria Hotel
307 (+193) Quadropolis
323 (+101) Nippon

Fast, positive movers among 'Strategy games':
216 (+284) Steampunk Rally
277 (+223) Star Realms: Colony Wars

Fast, positive movers among 'War games':
194 (+237) Silent Victory: U.S. Submarines in the Pacific, 1941-45
228 (+272) Falling Sky: The Gallic Revolt Against Caesar

Fast, positive movers among 'Family games':
029 (+217) Quadropolis
169 (+331) FUSE
187 (+254) Automobiles
197 (+303) The Castles of Burgundy: The Card Game
296 (+204) Kodama: The Tree Spirits

Fast, positive movers among 'Collectible games':
030 (+470) Mage Wars Academy

Fast, positive movers among 'Thematic games':
002 (+498) Star Wars: Rebellion
083 (+417) Millennium Blades
166 (+334) 51st State: Master Set
167 (+333) Catacombs (third edition)

Board game rank change report for 2016Q1

On March 31, 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':
010 (+292) Through the Ages: A New Story of Civilization
040 (+105) T.I.M.E Stories
128 (+338) Food Chain Magnate
150 (+285) Mombasa
209 (+186) The Gallerist
283 (+118) Isle of Skye: From Chieftain to King
294 (+206) Mission: Red Planet (second edition)
318 (+182) Above and Below
330 (+170) A Game of Thrones: The Card Game (Second Edition)
349 (+151) Fury of Dracula (third edition)
380 (+116) Ashes: Rise of the Phoenixborn
396 (+104) Zombicide: Black Plague

Fast, positive movers among 'Strategy games':
100 (+400) Letters from Whitechapel
106 (+394) Battle Line
153 (+347) Mission: Red Planet (second edition)
207 (+263) Trickerion: Legends of Illusion
215 (+272) Grand Austria Hotel
270 (+230) Churchill

Fast, positive movers among 'War games':
002 (+498) War of the Ring (second edition)
044 (+456) SPQR (Deluxe Edition)
093 (+407) Liberty or Death: The American Insurrection
263 (+237) Talon

Fast, positive movers among 'Family games':
011 (+489) Mysterium
025 (+475) Mission: Red Planet (second edition)
142 (+358) Raptor
239 (+261) Favor of the Pharaoh
246 (+254) Quadropolis
255 (+245) Karuba
287 (+213) Celestia
295 (+205) Nyet!

Fast, positive movers among 'Collectible games':
004 (+496) Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures Game – The Force Awakens Core Set
007 (+493) DC Comics Dice Masters: Justice League
016 (+484) Marvel Dice Masters: Age of Ultron
058 (+442) Codex: Card-Time Strategy
065 (+435) CapCom Street Fighter Deck-Building Game
066 (+434) Force of Will
098 (+402) Lords of War: Orcs versus Dwarves

Fast, positive movers among 'Thematic games':
239 (+261) Thunderstone: Starter Set
272 (+228) Malifaux Second Edition
273 (+227) Neanderthal

Board game rank change report for 2015Q4

I’m very late in posting the results, but on January 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':
001 (+499) Pandemic Legacy: Season 1
022 (+141) Codenames
033 (+467) 7 Wonders: Duel
065 (+435) Blood Rage
098 (+179) Orléans
145 (+355) T.I.M.E Stories
185 (+315) Mysterium
302 (+198) Through the Ages: A New Story of Civilization
395 (+105) The Gallerist

Fast, positive movers among 'Strategy games':
001 (+499) Pandemic Legacy: Season 1
017 (+483) 7 Wonders: Duel
035 (+465) Blood Rage
096 (+404) Through the Ages: A New Story of Civilization
135 (+365) Virgin Queen
138 (+362) Blood Bowl (Third Edition)
166 (+334) The Gallerist
194 (+306) Mombasa
201 (+299) Food Chain Magnate
212 (+288) Isle of Skye: From Chieftain to King
261 (+239) Tiny Epic Galaxies

Fast, positive movers among 'War games':
260 (+240) The U.S. Civil War
264 (+236) Risk: Star Wars Edition

Fast, positive movers among 'Family games':
066 (+434) Between Two Cities
111 (+389) Augustus
148 (+352) Burgle Bros.

Fast, positive movers among 'Collectible games':
003 (+497) A Game of Thrones: The Card Game (Second Edition)
085 (+415) Nature of the Beast: Farm vs. Forest
162 (+221) Schneller als Kurz
175 (+283) Huntik: Secrets and Seekers Trading Card Game

Fast, positive movers among 'Thematic games':
001 (+499) Pandemic Legacy: Season 1
006 (+256) Blood Rage
013 (+487) T.I.M.E Stories
032 (+468) Xia: Legends of a Drift System
034 (+466) Mysterium
064 (+362) Kingdom Death: Monster
092 (+408) Fury of Dracula (third edition)
094 (+406) Above and Below
096 (+404) Ninjato
109 (+391) Warhammer Quest: The Adventure Card Game
111 (+389) Thunderstone Advance: Worlds Collide
118 (+382) The Grizzled
140 (+360) Burgle Bros.
171 (+329) Run, Fight, or Die!
174 (+257) Risk: Star Wars Edition
177 (+323) Runebound (Third Edition)
206 (+294) Zombicide: Black Plague
222 (+278) Thunderbirds
246 (+254) DungeonQuest Revised Edition
256 (+244) Conquest of Paradise
276 (+224) A Study in Emerald (second edition)

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