Pleasing Everyone (Updated and Extended): A More Diverse Top 100
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http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/26641), I thought what is the best possible collection to build.
A little research indicated that Matthew Gray already constructed a similar list last April (see http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/20948/page/1).
This list updates that list and extends it out several games. When looking at the Top 100 constructed by this list--which would be some of the most diverse loved games out there--we see some interesting patterns. Fantasy/Sci-fi/Wargames/Party Games make a surge into the Top 100; apparently, users who like these games are more discerning about what games they really[i] like.
The technical details are as follows: [i]Technical Note: Games with the most votes 9 and above were chosen such that subsequent games did not overlap with prior games (i.e., each user only got one vote). The search started out in a greedy fashion by choosing the games with the most >=9 votes at each stage. The search was then refined via a simulated annealing procedure to determine if a better ordering could be found...
- [+] Dice rolls