|Game||percentage gain from 2006|
|Thebes/Jenseits von Theben||+9.51%|
|Pillars of the Earth||+8.08%|
|On the Underground||+6.15%|
- They were reprinted and/or had another game added to their franchise this year (Thebes, Fairy Tale).
- They were "Essen" games... they were released late in 2006 and were only played 5+ times by a couple of folks in 2006 (Yspahan, BattleLore, Taluva, Pillars of the Earth, Factory Fun, R-Eco, On the Underground, Mr. Jack).
As always, the interesting games here are the ones that can not be explained by these reasons:
- Qwirkle, which is the first "adult" game design that just seems to connect so well with gamers & non-gamers.
- Nexus Ops, which got some extra gaming love from being remaindered - which gave a lot of folks time to appreciate what a nice design is hidden all that glow-in-the-dark plastic.
- And I don't have any way to explain the sudden surge in interest in Tumblin' Dice (my $5 copy found at an AmVet thrift store notwithstanding), Hive (I really don't understand that one - but that's my problem, not yours) and Lost Cities (which is enjoying a resurgence - was there a new printing this year?!)