|Race for the Galaxy||36.39%||49.69%||10.98%||new|
|Roll Through the Ages||12.43%||new||new||new|
|Ticket To Ride||7.99%||10.56%||13.41%||14.66%|
|Magic: the Gathering CCG||6.21%||3.73%||???||???|
|Settlers of Catan||4.44%||6.83%||7.01%||12.07%|
Droppped off the table from last year:
- Through the Ages (now 3.55%)
- For Sale (now 2.66%)
- Kingsburg (now 2.07%)
- Hanging Gardens (now 0.89%)
- Ticket to Ride: The Card Game (now 0.30%)
Last year I predicted that this will be No Thanks! last year on the Dime list... I'm a little iffy about that now, but I still think we're seeing the long-time perennial games slide more & more. It would not surprise me to see Settlers, San Juan or No Thanks! fall off the table next year.
My "two more years before Crokinole fades into obscurity" looks particularly silly in light of Mayday Games plan to release a high-quality affordable board - if that happens, Crokinole will climb back up the charts.
Over the years, I've started calling a certain class of games "one year dimes" - games that get a brief flare-up of intense play but don't hold up to long-time commitment. Last year, I went two for three, calling the departure of Hanging Gardens & Ticket to Ride: Card Game. However, I missed the call on Stone Age... again, I wonder if the easy online access to the game has any effect on this. (It's also a game that has grown in respect over the past year or so - well, at least it has for me.)
Next year, the "one year dimes" will be Space Alert & FITS (though I'm not completely confident about FITS.) Galaxy Trucker is probably gonna drop off as well.
Out of the top 4, I called three out of the four correctly - Dominon, Race for the Galaxy & Pandemic. Both Dominion & Race for the Galaxy will be back on this list, btw, and I'll be stunned if they both aren't the top 3. Pandemic was another correct call of mine. But I blew the call on Agricola - wow. Who knew that so many of you would find this much table time for an admittedly great but very long game?!
The other real surprises for me this year was Le Havre & Magic: the Gathering. Le Havre- really? On the dime list? And where in thee heck did Magic come from? Aren't CCGs supposed to be dead (he sez with his tongue firmly planted in his cheek)?
The big question for next year is whether the proposed "big box" expansion for Small World will keep it here on the Dime list.