Spiel 2013 Essen: 'Route/Network Building' Top 25
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Auto-generated list. Contains the top 25 thumbed games from the Spiel 2013 Preview geeklist with 'Route/Network Building' mechanics. Generated on 2013-09-26.



I used a hacky node script to grab the info from the XML api:

app.js
---

var request = require('superagent')
var xml2js = require('xml2js')
var async = require('async')
var _ = require('underscore')
var config = require('../config/config')
var util = require('util')

console.log('Grabbing XML...')
request.get('http://www.boardgamegeek.com/xmlapi/geeklist/152350')
.set('Accept', 'text/xml')
.end(function(res) {
var xml = res.text
console.log('Parsing XML...')
xml2js.parseString(xml, function(err, list) {
var gameIdsAndThumbs = _.unique(list.geeklist.item.map(function(i) {
return {
id: i.$.objectid,
thumbs: i.$.thumbs || 0
}
}), function(i) { return i.id })

console.log(gameIdsAndThumbs.length + ' game IDs.')

var requests = []
gameIdsAndThumbs.forEach(function(idAndThumbs) {
requests.push(function(done) {
console.log('Grabbing XML for game #' + idAndThumbs.id)
request.get('http://www.boardgamegeek.com/xmlapi/boardgame/' + idAndThumbs.id)
.end(function(res) {
if (!res.ok) return done({}, null)
xml2js.parseString(res.text, function(err, game) {
if (err) return done(err, null)
done(null, {
id: idAndThumbs.id, //game.boardgames.boardgame[0].$.objectid,
title: game.boardgames.boardgame[0].name[0]._,
mechanics: (game.boardgames.boardgame[0].boardgamemechanic || []).map(function(m) { return m._ }),
thumbs: idAndThumbs.thumbs
})
})
})
})
})

console.log('Filtering...')
async.parallel(requests, function(err, games) {
var filteredGames = games.filter(function(game) {
return game.mechanics.some(function(mech) {
return _.contains(config.desiredMechanicTypes, mech)
})
})

var sorted = _.sortBy(filteredGames, config.ordering)
var top = _.first(sorted, config.topNumber)
console.log(util.inspect(top, false, null))
console.log(_.pluck(top, 'title'))
})
})
})

config.js
---
module.exports = {
ordering: function(game) { return -1 * game.thumbs },
desiredMechanicTypes: ['Route/ Network Building'],
topNumber: 25
}
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