Obviously, mass market games like Monopoly and Scrabble hit the table more than these games that you've never heard of, but people in the hobby tend to gravitate towards newer, more elegant designs.
Have you played any of these? Curious? I've played almost all of them, and would recommend Codenames to anyone wanting to get into the hobby.
Splendor is also a good gateway game. It has the "positive feedback loop" (engine - building) of Catan, without the negotiation/player interaction.