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Jason Emme
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I constantly see people referencing BGG's rating scale when they apply a number rating to a game they own or have played. I'd like to find out how, for example, BGG describes an "8" rating or a rating of "4".

Is there an actual description of the scale here somewhere so that I can rate my games more accurately?

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http://boardgamegeek.com/wiki/page/ratings (first result when I google "boardgamegeek ratings")
It also is available as popup help next to the rating box.

But I would argue that it won't help you rate your games more accurately.
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DakotaDevil wrote:
I constantly see people referencing BGG's rating scale when they apply a number rating to a game they own or have played. I'd like to find out how, for example, BGG describes an "8" rating or a rating of "4".

Is there an actual description of the scale here somewhere so that I can rate my games more accurately?

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curtc wrote:
But I would argue that it won't help you rate your games more accurately.

I concur. If you rate your absolute favourite a 10, and your most loathed a 1, then the rest must logically fall in between. And as long as every game you rated n represents games you like a little less, in the broadest sense, than games you rated n + 1, you're fine.

And before you ask Is that all there is to it?: yes, that is all there is to it.
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Just make sure you rate the correct games higher as people tend to get somewhat jangled when there are obvious mistakes made by people who obviously do it incorrectly and don't know any better.
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The problem with the rating descriptions is that it clumps "desire to play" with "overall quality". There are games that I recognize as well-designed, but I have no desire to play. Likewise, there are games I wish to play often, but are obviously flawed.

I stick with "desire to play", since that is the most meaningful for myself and anyone else looking for the best games to play.
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Desire to play is my major driver as well. If the game is well-designed but I don't enjoy it, then the rating reflects my opinion. I've played a few games that the general BGG population loves that I find "meh". I find certain types of games I'm right with the population, but some types of games just aren't my thing...
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