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The People’s Choice – Top 10 Board Game Expansions 2014

Back in January, we launched a competition to win a copy of XCOM the Board Game. All of our readers, and fans of GamesQuest, were invited to complete a simple form nominating their favourite board game and board game expansions of 2014.

One very simple rule was enforced for the competition :

The publication date of the game, or expansion, had to be 2014 on BoardGameGeek. If you thought the publication date was 2014 but BGG had it as 2013 then it wasn’t eligible.

So, without further ado, in reverse order, here’s the top 10 board game expansions of 2014 as voted for by the GamesQuest fans and readers!

10. Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures Game –  Tantive IV

Star Wars Miniatures Game Tantive IVDesigned by: James Kniffen, Corey Konieczka and Jason Little

Published by: Fantasy Flight Games, Edge Entertainment, Galakta and Heidelberger Spieleverlag

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09. Smash Up: Monster Smash

Smash Up Card Game Monster Smash Expansion

Designed by: Paul Peterson

Published by: Alderac Entertainment Group and Pegasus Spiele

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08. Terra Mystica: Fire & Ice

Terra Mystica Fire and Ice Board Game ExpansionDesigned by: Jens Drögemüller and Helge Ostertag

Published by: Bard Centrum Gier, Cranio Creations, Feuerland Spiele, Filosofia Édition, HomoLudicus, MINDOK, White Goblin Games, Z-Man Games and テンデイズゲームズ

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07. Firefly the Board Game: Pirates and Bounty Hunters

Firefly Board Game Pirates and Bounty Hunters ExpansionDesigned by: Aaron Dill, John Kovaleski and Sean Sweigart

Published by: Battlefront Miniatures Ltd and Gale Force Nine, LLC

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06. Eldritch Horror: Forsaken Lore

 Eldritch Horror Board Game Firsaken Lore ExpansionDesigned by: Nikki Valens

Published by: Fantasy Flight Games, Edge Entertainment, Galakta, Galápagos Jogos and Heidelberger Spieleverlag

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05. Clash of Cultures: Civilizations

Clash of Cultures Board Game Civilizations ExpansionDesigned by: Christian Marcussen

Published by: Filosofia Édition and Z-Man Games

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04. Cosmic Encounter: Cosmic Dominion

Cosmic Encounter Board Game Cosmic Dominion ExpansionDesigned by: Jefferson Krogh, Bill Martinson and Jack Reda

Published by: Fantasy Flight Games

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03. Firefly the Board Game: Blue Sun

Firefly Blue Moon Board Game - GamesquestDesigned by: Aaron Dill, John Kovaleski and Sean Sweigart

Published by: Battlefront Miniatures Ltd and Gale Force Nine, LLC

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02. Eldritch Horror: Mountains of Madness

Eldritch Horror Board Game Mountains of Madness ExpansionDesigned by: Nikki Valens

Published by: Fantasy Flight Games

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01. 7 Wonders: Babel

7-Wonders-Board-Game-Babel-ExpansionDesigned by: Antoine Bauza

Published by: Asmodee, Asterion Press, and Repos Production

Check out Luke’s review here.

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The Results Are In!!! You Love Your Expansions!!!

So there you have it, your top 10 board game expansions of the year, headed up by your People’s Choice Expansion of the Year 2014!

It’s been a fantastic year for board game expansions, with loads of titles getting exciting new features and mechanics. I was pleasantly surprised to find that the top three expansions selected by you guys fell remarkably close to my own top expansions! In fact, there was only one thing that surprised me about the list – the lack of the Star Realms: Crisis expansions. These four, very interesting packs did receive some votes, but nowhere near enough to make it on to the top ten list. I can only assume that this was due to lack of availability after Essen and the non-Essen packs only just hitting shelves here in the UK.

What Does the Future Have in Store??? More Expansions!!!

So, if the expansions of 2014 had you jumping for joy, there’s already some very exciting expansions on the way in 2015!

If you haven’t already signed up for the GamesQuest newsletter, then simply complete the subscription form on the right-hand side of our Home page to sign up now.

Throughout the year we’ll be sending out news-shots to let you know about the latest and greatest games and expansions as and when they launch. In particular, we’ll be very excited when the following arrive:

  • Camel Up: Supercup
  • Merchants & Marauders: Seas of Glory
  • Pandemic: State of Emergency
  • Suburbia 5*
  • Star Wars Imperial Assault Ally/Villain Packs

One final note, I just wanted to thank everyone who took part in the survey. Without you, we wouldn’t be able to create this fantastic list! There will, of course be more fantastic news, reviews and competitions taking place over on our Facebook page in the coming months so stay tuned and please join in again next time! Also, check back again tomorrow for the final results of the People’s Choice Board Game of the Year 2014!!!

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Tom Randell

Driven Instructional Designer by day, board game fanatic by night! Tom has a long background in eLearning design and is a strong believer that story and narrative are crucial to creating excellent learning and gaming experiences. A passionate blogger, game reviewer and play tester, he enjoys spending his time playing games of all genres.