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[RATING ANALYSIS] The 50 LEAST HATED games (Jul 2016)
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For the 50 MOST HATED games using the same method, see [RATING ANALYSIS] The 50 MOST HATED games (Jul 2016)

There is nearly always one one person who hates any given game, and it means a lot of games don't hit the table as much as some of us would like. This is really frustrating when you spend a lot of money on a game but can rarely play it!

Because of this, I became interested in finding the least hated games.

I came up with a method to rank games based on how little they're hated, and do it by the numbers. Per the BGG recommended ratings, ratings from 1 to 4 are explicitly negative, so these are the ratings I have examined to come up with this list.

With my method, a rating of 1 is 4 hate points, a rating of 2 is 3 hate points, a rating of 3 is 2 hate points and a rating of 4 is 1 hate point. The hate score is then determined by dividing the total hate points by the total number of ratings for a given game. Just because a game has fewer low scores doesn't mean it's good, but at least it's probably inoffensive!

I calculated the score for the 1200 games with the most ratings, I hope you enjoy my list!

For all of my RATING ANALYSIS geeklists, see here.

Resources:

1200 most rated games CSV: https://gist.github.com/beefsack/94f19370e56969df922f81ee7e4...

Script to fetch data: https://github.com/beefsack/geekdo-search-scraper

Go Geekdo API library: https://github.com/beefsack/go-geekdo
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21. Board Game: Burgle Bros. [Average Rating:7.63 Overall Rank:195]
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22. Board Game: Smash Up: Monster Smash [Average Rating:7.38 Overall Rank:619] [Average Rating:7.38 Unranked]
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