The Month That Was: An Update Using The FORM Rating Scale
- Tim BenjaminUnited States
Due to the incredible efforts of Aldie and the suggestion by Randy Cox, it is easy to rate the entire BGG database by the FORM method http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist.php3?action=view&listi...).Recommend
Due to data collection limitations, my previous FORM Geeklist could only rerate/reorder the Listed Top 100 as an example of the difference between the rating systems. FORM is a calculation of 'popular acclaim' vs the 'critical acclaim' of the current Bayesian Average ratings. FORM is 'popular' in that both the consensus of the community (Std Dev) and the Number of votes are included. This method has a statistically defensible basis and it also avoids the recent issue of large early rating flucuations.
I've started a monthly comparison of the FORM ratings which I first compiled on 20 March. Now that 20 April has come, I can make a few observations. For both months, only 49 games are on both the Bayesian and FORM Top 100 lists. Therefore, it requires a total of 151 games to make a combined Top 100 listing. In March, 1731 games had 25 or more votes (my FORM criterion), increasing by 82 to 1813 in one month. Similarly, the number of games with at least one vote increased from 7525 to 7853 with over 2600 games listed having no votes.
The following are some of the 'winners' and 'losers' in gaining acceptance by the BGG community.
- [+] Dice rolls