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Aernout Casier
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We're there! And well-deserved. I predicted this in October 2015, and I am glad to have found it nestled on 99 today. One of my most favourite games of all time

Congrats, Vital!
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Awesome. I was worried it wouldn't make it due to the game weight and people's insistence on Eagle Gryphon being the embodiment of all evil.

The aesthetics, game flow, and resource management make this one of my only two "10" rated games.
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Awesome, awesome game! My favorite of all time! Well deserved, Vital!
 
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Woohoo. Nice to see. This is definitely on of my top games, finally getting it the table a few times in 2016. Great graphic art design, great game play. With only 2000-ish ratings and already hitting the top 100, this thing will only keep trickling upwards, I assume... big gap between Geek Rating and Avg Rating.
 
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AernoutMJC wrote:
... I am glad to have found it nestled on 99 today.


As of the 5th September it is 98! I adore this game.
 
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Dennis _
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Please excuse my question as a newbie, but why is this with average rating 8.12 from 2308 users ranked much higher than Forbidden Stars with the same average from 2446 users (rank 98 compared to 108)?
 
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Aernout Casier
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Affensohn wrote:
Please excuse my question as a newbie, but why is this with average rating 8.12 from 2308 users ranked much higher than Forbidden Stars with the same average from 2446 users (rank 98 compared to 108)?
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It might be because there is more agreement in ratings, so a smaller spread. (But that's just a guess)
 
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Michael Cabral
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This is great news! Congratulations Vital!

Parabéns e bem merecido!
 
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Adrian Sperling
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AernoutMJC wrote:
Affensohn wrote:
Please excuse my question as a newbie, but why is this with average rating 8.12 from 2308 users ranked much higher than Forbidden Stars with the same average from 2446 users (rank 98 compared to 108)?
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It might be because there is more agreement in ratings, so a smaller spread. (But that's just a guess)


Also, while I don't understand the fuzzy math the geek rating uses, the output places them within a hairbreadth of eachother (~7.4 to 7.39). There just seems to be a lot of games right in this range, so very small numerical adjustments will result in larger ranking movements. In reality, these two are pretty much side-by-side with very minor differences determining which is on top (which could even relate to how recent the ratings are, which is not as easy to see).
 
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Jörg Schröder
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Affensohn wrote:
Please excuse my question as a newbie, but why is this with average rating 8.12 from 2308 users ranked much higher than Forbidden Stars with the same average from 2446 users (rank 98 compared to 108)?

There is an algorith to prevent games with few good ratings going to the top.
You can see more infos here: BoardGameGeek FAQ
 
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Dennis _
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JoergBoerg wrote:
Affensohn wrote:
Please excuse my question as a newbie, but why is this with average rating 8.12 from 2308 users ranked much higher than Forbidden Stars with the same average from 2446 users (rank 98 compared to 108)?

There is an algorith to prevent games with few good ratings going to the top.
You can see more infos here: BoardGameGeek FAQ


Thanks, but in the FAQ it says: "usually the games with many votes will Rank higher than those games with the same Average Rating but fewer votes." As Forbidden Stars still has a higher number of voters, I guess the order might be due to rounding issues regarding the average rating.
 
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Dennis _
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Affensohn wrote:
JoergBoerg wrote:
Affensohn wrote:
Please excuse my question as a newbie, but why is this with average rating 8.12 from 2308 users ranked much higher than Forbidden Stars with the same average from 2446 users (rank 98 compared to 108)?

There is an algorith to prevent games with few good ratings going to the top.
You can see more infos here: BoardGameGeek FAQ


Thanks, but in the FAQ it says: "usually the games with many votes will Rank higher than those games with the same Average Rating but fewer votes." As Forbidden Stars still has a higher number of voters, I guess the order might be due to rounding issues regarding the average rating.


Nope. Also cannot be true:

Gallerist 8.11 by 2,378 = 7.415
Forbidden Stars 8.12 by 2,533 = 7.404

Higher by more equals lower???
 
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Mike Geller
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Well, as someone mentioned above, the explanation might be standard deviation. The Gallerist's is lower.
 
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Dennis _
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Shmello50 wrote:
Well, as someone mentioned above, the explanation might be standard deviation. The Gallerist's is lower.


Thank you, the FAQ doesn't mention it. And the stats to this effect seem to be broken?
 
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