Top 15 ranking of games using Wendell-BS method
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While reading about ranking systems, particularly preferential voting systems, I stumbled across a 137-page guide to rating games. It is a little known document written by a man named Wendell. About half way through this gripping arcana, it dawned on me that the author might be our BGG compatriot:

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The more I thought about it, the more I realized that this ranking system would work well in the geek. So I tried it. The results are being posted in this list. For those unaware of voting systems, the official one in use on BGG is a variation over the range voting system. It leads to a very subjective ranking list. The result has led to countless arguments on the BGG. Some people go so far as to say that the ranking system is "useless".

The Wendell ranking system fixes all that.
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1. Board Game: World in Flames [Average Rating:7.54 Overall Rank:1043] [Average Rating:7.54 Unranked]
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2. Board Game: Khaki in Flames [Average Rating:7.92 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.92 Unranked]
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3. Board Game: Planes in Flames [Average Rating:7.51 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.51 Unranked]
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4. Board Game: Ships in Flames [Average Rating:7.85 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.85 Unranked]
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5. Board Game: Asia Aflame [Average Rating:6.97 Unranked] [Average Rating:6.97 Unranked]
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6. Board Game: Patton in Flames [Average Rating:7.02 Overall Rank:8072] [Average Rating:7.02 Unranked]
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7. Board Game: Africa Aflame [Average Rating:6.83 Unranked] [Average Rating:6.83 Unranked]
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8. Board Game: Carrier Planes in Flames [Average Rating:7.04 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.04 Unranked]
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9. Board Game: Cruisers in Flames [Average Rating:7.43 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.43 Unranked]
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10. Board Game: America in Flames [Average Rating:6.56 Overall Rank:8243] [Average Rating:6.56 Unranked]
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11. Board Game: Convoys in Flames [Average Rating:6.87 Unranked] [Average Rating:6.87 Unranked]
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12. Board Game: Advanced Civilization [Average Rating:8.02 Unranked] [Average Rating:8.02 Unranked] [Average Rating:8.02 Unranked]
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13. Board Game: Here I Stand [Average Rating:7.93 Overall Rank:195]
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14. Board Game: Twilight Struggle [Average Rating:8.32 Overall Rank:5]
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15. Board Game: World in Flames Millennium Annual [Average Rating:7.75 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.75 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.75 Unranked]
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16. Board Game: Bananas in Pyjamas [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
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17. Board Game: Ablaze! [Average Rating:6.05 Overall Rank:6625]
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18. Board Game: The Ungame [Average Rating:2.78 Overall Rank:16993]
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Can you look up the new rank of the ungame in flames?
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19. Board Game: Nero [Average Rating:3.68 Overall Rank:16948]
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AKA "Fiddlin' in Flames".

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20. Board Game: Ring-O Flamingo [Average Rating:6.18 Overall Rank:6350]
 
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Ringo bingo bo mingo bananana nana fo fingo. It's the Flame game.
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21. Board Game: Dog Poop [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
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22. Board Game: Flaming at the Dog's Head [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked] [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
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For that poop the damn dog left at the front door
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23. Board Game: Say Anything [Average Rating:6.78 Overall Rank:897]
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Oh come on now. You'll say anything to get this on the list. whistle
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