What is your favorite game missing? Why does it lack mass appeal?
- Carl Garber(CarlG)Canada
When most people discover BGG they are usually blown away by the mass amount of games that are out there. When you look at the BGG overall rankings and see that there are 642 pages of games you can't help but be impressed and possibly also a little overwhelmed!Recommend
However, if you are like me, you have also noticed something as you have gotten more comfortable with the site: Just because there are pages upon pages of games, that doesn't mean that those are all necessarily GOOD games.
As I was playing around with the advanced search option I put in just two numbers that I thought were representative of a GOOD game(as determined by the BGG masses of course). I limited my search to games that had an average rating of 7 and that had at least 2000 votes.
I picked the number 7 because I figured that it is probably the lowest rating the majority of people on this site would give a game and still consider it good.
The number 2000 is more arbitrary but I think it is unlikely that a game will hit that number unless it has at least some staying power/mass appeal.
The results of this search surprised me somewhat. Only 266 games in the whole entire BGG Database meet those two criteria!!
Two humble criteria of an average rating of 7 and 2000 ratings and only 266 games!!
Which brings me to the purpose of this geeklist:
What favorite game of yours fails to meet this criteria? And more importantly, what aspect of the game keeps it from appealing to the masses when it so clearly appeals so much to you?
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