Top 20 Games of the Week (11/30-12/6)
On our weekly newsletters, I always include a section where I highlight the Top 5 most visited game pages of the week and how much they've climbed up or fallen down relative to the previous week. I won't be sending out a newsletter for several days so I thought I'd make a post on the forum!
I'll likely do this in the future as well since it's good for discussion anyway. Also, note that I left out the typical % change in views on the respective game pages because with all of the migration process going on with board game prices, it was a wonky week in terms of data. And before I get into the list, here are several things I observed throughout the past couple of days.
- After combining BGA and BGP, we have more momentum that's pushing up our game pages to rank higher on google. This has resulted in overall increase in traffic for every game page
- As someone who's been keeping tabs on BGP's Top 100 visited game pages for the past 1.5 years, it's easy to see how BGA's "culture" has a significant impact on the trend (see #1 game on the list)
Without further ado, here are the Top 20 most visited game pages of last week (if you hover over the game title, you'll get a quick preview showing the box cover and general info):
- #Eclipse: Second Dawn for the Galaxy - New release. Hot ever since Quinns at SUSD reviewed this
- #Lost Ruins of Arnak - New release. Mixture of worker placement and deck building.
- #Merv: The Heart of the Silk Road - New release. If you haven't seen it yet, check it out because it's illustrated by Ian O'Toole! (same artist as #The Gallerist, #Lisboa, etc)
- #Brass: Birmingham
- #The Quacks of Quedlinburg
- #Sheriff of Nottingham - Interesting. I'm guessing it's a result of either a holiday sale or getting mentioned on one of those "board game expert's" recommended games on a big non-hobbyist platform
- #Gloomhaven: Jaws of the Lion
- #The King's Dilemma
- #Great Western Trail
- #Spirit Island
- #Nemesis - Wow. Nemesis stayed in the Top 5 (typically on #1) for the majority of 2020, so I'm surprised to see this here