The top games in every category and mechanic on BGG... 76 games to cover them all.
- Darren MCanada
-average rating rank (among games/expansions with 181+ ratings which is the top 5% of most rated games/expansions on BGG)
-# of ratings rank
-# of plays rank
-# of players rank
-# of owners rank
I then took those combined ranks and looked at what the top games/expansions are in every category & mechanic (123 in total) listed on BGG based on those combined ranks.
I wanted to see how many and which games it would take to cover every single category & mechanic in a potential collection of boardgames.
It turns out it would take 76 games/expansions to build a collection of the highest ranked games in every category and mechanic.
This is a list of those games and of which categories/mechanics they are the highest ranked in (5 rankings combined).
Keep in mind the categories and mechanics for every game are those chosen by the users here on BGG. Some may be questionable but there will always be gray areas about which games belong in which categories.
Basically this list takes into account average rating, # of ratings, # of plays, # of players and # of owners and treats all equally to come up with a resulting list of games that would most efficiently cover every single category/mechanic on BGG.
- [+] Dice rolls