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Hot 10, easy peasy. Top 10, too many variables. I'm flummoxed. Totally stuck.

So, I ask you, what methods (or metrics) did you use when creating your Top 10?

And, yes, I get that it's completely subjective. But I'd love to see some of the thinking behind the choices. Most played? Best memories? Does it have to be something you STILL play?

For example, I ask myself, what game have I played the most? Lifetime, it's Monopoly, hands down. But I haven't played, nor wanted to play in ages. So that's not Top 10 material is it? OR.. is it?
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I spent about 15 seconds on it about five years ago and forgot it was there until you posted this thread.

Pete (was actually surprised to see that his top ten was populated)
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My ten favorite games. What else would it be?
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Which game do I, as a whole, enjoy most?
Which game do I, as a whole, enjoy second-most?
Which game do I, as a whole, enjoy third-most?
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Easy... I chose the games I rank and love the best.
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I don't understand why people bother. Anyone can look at my game collection and find out which are my top 10 with a quick sort. Why would I want to make a special list?

EDIT: I'm not being snarky, I'm really curious. Why do people go to the extra effort?
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Which games would I play again immediately after finishing?
Which games would I never turn down an offer to play?
Which games do I push to play the most?
Which games am I subscribed to because I want to be involved in everything that is said about it?

Skutsch, some people have more than ten games rated a 10, some people don't bother logging ratings at all.
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I must play more games to create a top ten ninja
 
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skutsch wrote:
Anyone can look at my game collection and find out which are my top 10 with a quick sort.


Because who's going to be arsed with that?

I only did a top ten a year or so ago, because I just assumed it was autogenerated from the your ratings.
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skutsch wrote:
I don't understand why people bother. Anyone can look at my game collection and find out which are my top 10 with a quick sort. Why would I want to make a special list?

EDIT: I'm not being snarky, I'm really curious. Why do people go to the extra effort?


It's a quick snap shot on your profile that saves a few clicks. Gives a gauge along with other things on the profile without 'researching'
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My top 10 is simply my favorite 10 games. Figured that was easy. I use to use the top 10 as my 10 most played games k.rollkng 45 day. But that required me to update it a lot.

Conversely, I find the Hot 10 impossible to come up with.
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Which game do I, as a whole, enjoy most?
Which game do I, as a whole, enjoy second-most?
Which game do I, as a whole, enjoy third-most?
etc.


This.
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Hot 10, easy peasy. Top 10, too many variables. I'm flummoxed. Totally stuck.

So, I ask you, what methods (or metrics) did you use when creating your Top 10?

Top ten favorite games, period. No hidden formulas for me.

And, yes, I get that it's completely subjective. But I'd love to see some of the thinking behind the choices. Most played? Best memories? Does it have to be something you STILL play?

Not most played at all, memories sometimes go hand and hand, but not critical, and probably yes, still play.

For example, I ask myself, what game have I played the most? Lifetime, it's Monopoly, hands down. But I haven't played, nor wanted to play in ages. So that's not Top 10 material is it? OR.. is it?

It isn't. Unless it's one of your 10 favorite games, number of plays is irrelevant in my opinion.
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My top 10 are the games I most want to play right now. My goal is for these games to have my most recorded plays, but several are hard to get to the table due to game length and needing the right set of players. 1 does represent a game I have many fond memories of, being more a lifestyle game, that I don't actively play anymore.

Ranking my top 7 or 8 is very easy. For the ones near the bottom of my top 10, and when I do my top 100, I look at mainly the games I rate 8-9 and try to place them in an approximate sequence.
 
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Guantanamo wrote:
My top 10 is simply my favorite 10 games. Figured that was easy. I use to use the top 10 as my 10 most played games k.rollkng 45 day. But that required me to update it a lot.

Conversely, I find the Hot 10 impossible to come up with.


Funny, maybe the question really should be - why bother with two lists then?
 
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skutsch wrote:
I don't understand why people bother. Anyone can look at my game collection and find out which are my top 10 with a quick sort. Why would I want to make a special list?

EDIT: I'm not being snarky, I'm really curious. Why do people go to the extra effort?


Same reason you spend the time making all the polls. Something amusing to do to pass the time.
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skutsch wrote:
I don't understand why people bother. Anyone can look at my game collection and find out which are my top 10 with a quick sort. Why would I want to make a special list?

To save the rest of us from being overwhelmed with more forum threads, "hey, what's your Top 10".


(or a survey about it)
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My top 10 was easy to come up with, but I didn't have any idea what the hot 10 is for. I think I'm gonna start using it as a list of the games (I don't own) that I most want to play.
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ElCapitan76 wrote:
Guantanamo wrote:
My top 10 is simply my favorite 10 games. Figured that was easy. I use to use the top 10 as my 10 most played games k.rollkng 45 day. But that required me to update it a lot.

Conversely, I find the Hot 10 impossible to come up with.


Funny, maybe the question really should be - why bother with two lists then?


Why not? Some people might want to use two. It probably didn't take much coding and doesn't take up much space.

It's seven years old, but I made a geeklist discussing what people used the 'Hot 10' for.

https://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/38977/hot-hot-hot

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I played games.
 
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I played games.


A whole lot of them too.
 
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I've always found it impossible. I can list ten games I love but it's the ordering that's impossible!
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Guantanamo wrote:
skutsch wrote:
I don't understand why people bother. Anyone can look at my game collection and find out which are my top 10 with a quick sort. Why would I want to make a special list?

EDIT: I'm not being snarky, I'm really curious. Why do people go to the extra effort?


It's a quick snap shot on your profile that saves a few clicks. Gives a gauge along with other things on the profile without 'researching'

I guess. I never even look at those two lists. I just assume they're either empty or out of date and so, if I'm interested, I go straight to the person's game list (2 more clicks, no big).
 
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I spent a few hours on mine and carefully chose what I believe to be the 10 best games of all time to be
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