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Scott A. Reed
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Typically, I'm more attentive to these things, but recently we passed the 36525-game mark on BGG, which means there are now enough games on BGG that you could play a game or expansion a day for 100 years without any repeats.

14,939 (41.3%) are (Uncredited)* - http://tinyurl.com/33z6yf
806 (2.2%) have an (Unknown) publisher - http://tinyurl.com/2mlwr6
3360 games have no publication year associated with them. - http://tinyurl.com/32p6fr
There are ~580 games named *opoly - http://tinyurl.com/2mwutr
If you only played one new game or expansion per day, it would take you over 100 years to play all of the games in the database.
32,811 of those games were created within the last 100 years (this is actually skewed low -- this figure only represents games that have a publication year between 1908 and 2008 - but games without a publication year are not in this range, so this probably includes the lion's share of the 3360 games without a known publication year).
11001, or 30% of the database's games were created/released in the last 5 years.
If you started playing one game or expansion per day starting today, you would likely never finish playing all of the games and expansions in the database as it continues to grow, as by our DB numbers there have been an average of 1600 new games and expansions per year since 2003, and there are already ~1480 new games by this tenth month of 2008 (and 68 games in the DB already for 2009). By the current rate, to keep up you would need to play at least 6 new games or expansions daily, and with that you would barely make progress.
Based on an average play time of 90 minutes per entry, it would take over 6 1/4 years of continuous play to play every game and expansion in the database.
If you only took 30 seconds to scan a game entry, it would take you over 12 1/2 full days to go through the entire database.
Given that 1000 pages (500 leaves) of my Securities Regulations textbook come out at 1 1/4" thick, a book printed on the same stock of paper with one game per page would be a over three and a half feet thick (45.625"), gaining steadily on the Encyclopedia Britannica at 54" (and that includes added length from volume covers)
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This is some really valuable information

thx for giving it to us
 
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skelebone wrote:
a book printed on the same stock of paper with one game per page would be a over three and a half feet thick (45.625")


Is that linen finish?
 
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