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3 perfect 10 ratings on a game that hasn't been released.

???

Seems like we should get 3 volunteers to rate it a 1 to balance it out.


Grumpy morning, this post didn't need to exist.

There are all sorts of legit reasons people would have to rate a game pre-release to the public.

As you were.
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mournful wrote:
3 perfect 10 ratings on a game that hasn't been released.

???

Seems like we should get 3 volunteers to rate it a 1 to balance it out.


I don't have any inside info but perhaps they were playtesters, perhaps they have played the game at a convention, perhaps they were in on the development. There are ways folks can play a game before it is released.

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This is making me start to think... that ratings on the internet are dumb.

no...

No, it can't be.
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I know this topic comes up often but people need to also understand the BGG rating scale is desire to play more than anything. I can't, well okay am too lazy to, quote from a smart phone but a 10 is always want to play and don't expect it to change.

Now to get on a soap box here, arbitrary numbers are meaningless, the comments are what I read.
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Thunder wrote:
I don't have any inside info but perhaps they were playtesters, perhaps they have played the game at a convention, perhaps they were in on the development. There are ways folks can play a game before it is released.
...and sometimes you don't even have to play it:
The D&D adventure system board games more or less all use the same rules, so if you've played any of the previous entries, you'll have a pretty good idea what to expect.
E.g. my ratings of the previous four games are only a half point apart.

And if you've seen the previews and maybe read an article or two about it, you'll also know about most of what they've changed.

Imho, there's also nothing wrong with adjusting you rating a bit after you've actually played it.


But in general, I share the OPs dislike for the 'wishful-thinking' advance ratings that are all too common, especially for kickstarter games (and the inevitable '1' ratings to 'balance' the over-excited backers).
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