I mark Expansions that I own as "Preordered" rather than "Owned", as I prefer to keep them separate from my actual games owned. Rankings
My Top 10 are simply 10 games I find outstanding in their genre. I have a hard time ranking games against each other.
My Hot 10 are games I've never played that I'm interested in trying.Ratings
I prefer the alternate ratings guidelines that were discussed here
10: Outstanding game. One of my all-time personal favorites.
9: Excellent game. Always a pleasure to play. Shines under most circumstances.
8: Very good game. Rarely disappoints me. High on my request/recommend list.
7: Good game. Usually willing to play. I might even request or recommend it.
6: OK game. Some fun or challenge at least. Enjoyable in the right circumstances.
5: Average game. I'm indifferent, but may be willing to play.
4: Below average game. I avoid playing and would need to be persuaded.
3: Poor game. Will strongly resist playing.
2: Very poor game. I refuse to play this.
1: Dead game. Seriously negative entertainment value.Levels
I find it useful to think of games in terms of Levels:
0 - Rules can be explained on the fly, I can play this with anyone.
1 - I can teach this game to a good majority of people.
2 - Some gaming aptitude required.
3 - Gamers only.
0 - 6 Nimmt!, Carrom, Clubs, Love Letter, TransAmerica
1 - Alhambra, Battle Line, Bohnanza, Carcassonne, King of Tokyo
2 - Attika, Dominion, El Grande, RoboRally, San Juan
3 - Agricola, Glory to Rome, Power Grid, Steam, Taj MahalRatings Correlations
My correlation coefficeint to the BGG ratings is:
.47 as of 16-Jan-09 (157 games rated)
.48 as of 20-Apr-09 (173 games rated)
.50 as of 07-Aug-09 (193 games rated)
.57 as of 23-Jan-14 (340 games rated)
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