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What does the Abstract Ranking mean?
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If you mouseover the Board Games menu in yellow text at the top of the page, the subdomain list will drop down. Games have a main rank, and a subdomain rank.
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Games that are categorised as 'Abstract' are put in order of geek ratings.

indigopotter wrote:
If you mouseover the Board Games menu in yellow text at the top of the page, the subdomain list will drop down. Games have a main rank, and a subdomain rank.


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But how is the Abstract Ranking defined?
 
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'Abstract' or subdomain-category is voted for by users.

Ranks come from user ratings put through bayesian averaging and some secret additional formula.

 
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byrdhouse65 wrote:
But how is the Abstract Ranking defined?

As Liam says, it's the rank listing all abstract games by Geek Rating. So, you take the 4500 or so abstract games and list them by their Geek Rating, which is user ratings with some secret math added to prevent rating manipulation. #1 on that list is Rank 1; #2, 2; and so on.
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How to rate games.

How to vote on Subdomain Category:

1. Press the wee bar graph icon:


2. Go to vote and vote.

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