Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Five & Dime 2009: Nickels (5-9 Plays)

Game2009200820072006
Pandemic 19.53% 19.88% 0.61% new
Agricola 17.16% 22.36% 3.35% new
Small World 15.98% new new new
Ticket to Ride 13.31% 13.04% 12.20% 13.79%
FITS 12.72% new new new
Stone Age 11.83% 12.42% new new
Roll Through the Ages 11.54% 0.62% new new
Ra 11.24% 8.07% 14.33% 20.69%
Le Havre 10.95% 5.59% new new
Dominion 10.36% 13.66% new new
Race for the Galaxy 10.36% 9.94% new new
No Thanks!/Geschenkt 10.06% 8.07% 11.89% 13.79%
Carcassonne 9.76% 8.07% 13.41% 15.52%
Settlers of Catan 9.76% 10.56% 10.98% 12.93%
Diamant/Incan Gold 8.88% 10.56% 10.67% 16.38%
Battlestar Galactica 8.88% 0.00% new new
Power Grid 8.88% 15.53% 12.20% 16.38%
For Sale 8.28% 3.73% 11.89% 13.79%
Space Alert 7.99% 3.73% new new
Coloretto 7.99% 3.11% 9.15% 12.07%
Sorry! Sliders 7.69% 7.45% new new
Galaxy Trucker 7.69% 9.94% 2.13% new
Endeavor 7.10% new new new
Lost Cities 6.80% 9.94% 13.11% 9.48%
Ingenious 6.80% 6.21% 8.54% 17.24%
Puerto Rico 6.80% 4.35% 9.45% 14.66%

Just out of the running (with 6.51%): Ghost Stories

Dropped off the table this year:

  • Tichu (now 5.92%)
  • Liar's Dice (now 5.62%)
  • Notre Dame (now 5.03%)
  • San Juan (now 5.03%)
  • 6 Nimmt/Take 6/Slide 5 (now 4.73%)
  • 10 Days/Europa Tour (now 4.44%)
  • Crokinole (now 4.44%)
  • Kingsburg (now 4.14%)
  • In the Year of the Dragon (now 3.85%)
  • Loopin' Louie (now 3.85%)
  • Zooloretto (now 3.55%)
  • Can't Stop (now 2.96%)
  • R-Eco (now 2.66%)
  • Transamerica/Europa (now 2.96%)

Pandemic & Agricola traded places (1st & 2nd)... and while Power Grid fell from 3rd to 16th, I'm just impressed with the staying power (unintentional title echo - sorry) of this game. Race & Dominion both stay in the middle of the pack due to the vast number of Dimes they both receive.

Last year, I had prematurely predicted Notre Dame to drop off and was wrong. This year, I tried again and the game dipped below the line.

I also thought that this would be the list for Agricola to "hang on" with if it didn't make any other list (ha!)... I guess 2nd place counts as "hanging on," right?

My predictions for next year:

  • Puerto Rico finally says "goodbye," 9 years after burning up the charts when it debuted.
  • Endeavor is also a goner.
  • Agricola will slide but not fall off the list; this will also be true for Pandemic, Roll Through the Ages & Ticket to Ride.

1 comment:

Dave said...

Predicting Endeavor to drop off is a bit of a risk. I suspect you may be right, however, like Notre Dame, a year early.