Word frequency - the most "fiddly" games and much more
- Alison MandibleUnited States
Each entry on this Geeklist is for a different gaming term. It shows the top 20 games, ordered by what fraction of the game's comments use the term at least once.
Only the top 1000 BGG games are eligible, and only comments by people who've also rated the game. (This loses some good comments, but also guarantees that I skip "wishlist" style comments.)
What does this data mean?
Well, it's pretty clear that the charts for "filler" are filler games. But are they the filler-iest? No. They're just the ones where people use the word "filler" most, for whatever reason-- including because other people use it!
Think of it as a cross between conventional wisdom and what people actually think.
My program doesn't try to tell the difference between positive uses and negative uses. Some of the games on the "downtime" chart might be there because people say "zero downtime!" in the comments, for example. (Not all words have this problem. Few people, if any, will say "this is so not a filler" in their comment on Mage Knight.)
Some of the numbers here get pretty low, i.e. it's not really telling you much. So be it.
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