Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Five & Dime 2006: Lo, How The Mighty Have Fallen

These are games that have appeared on the Five & Dime lists before... and have fallen in overall playing percentages.

Gamepercentage loss from 2005
Shadows Over Camelot-22.61%
Ticket To Ride-15.99%
Louis XIV-14.29%
Ticket to Ride: Europe-12.26%
Euphrat & Tigris-10.54%
Tower of Babel-10.10%
Blokus -9.44%
San Juan-8.99%
Fairy Tale-8.17%
Lost Cities-8.16%
Around the World in 80 Days (Kosmos)-8.11%
For Sale-7.53%
Memoir '44-6.41%

Note that many of these games are still highly rated on the overall and/or five/dime lists... this year, with the much larger sampling group, high percentages common to the top games (60%+) completely disappeared. So, Ticket To Ride, Blokus & Memoir '44 can all take pretty big hits in number of players... and still end up in the top of the overall five & dime lists.

Last year, I predicted TtR: Europe would drop (it did) as well as Louis XIV (it did) and For Sale (and it did). I'm a stinkin' genius. :-)

Blokus & Memoir '44 both dropped... but not enough to knock them off the most played lists. (I'd wondered about them last year.) Ingenious seems to have stabilized and doesn't appear here.

Sadly, Memoir '44 won't hang on next year, what with Battlelore all new & shiny. Caylus will show up here, as will Thurn & Taxis & TtR: Marklin.

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