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Hi all,

Is there any function I can use to locate users with similar tastes to my own on BGG? I'm thinking along the lines of users who have rated games in the same way I have - not just one or two but a spectrum of similar likes/dislikes.

The hope would be that I can locate undiscovered games that this other user with great taste has already found.

Sounds complicated, but maybe there's some button around here that I just haven't noticed...





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indigopotter beat me to it with that link, so here's an alternative approach instead - finding which other games are highly rated by people who also rate your favourite games highly:

Each game page has a 'Similarly rated' page, (linked to in the Statistics section). This page looks at which games are highly rated between by people who rated this game as a 9 or 10 - actually you can configure the exact values yourself. Here's the one for Android: Netrunner: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/collection/similar/thing/124742.
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Interesting, because 7 Wonders recommends mostly video games: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/collection/similar/thing/68448
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Seems that http://www.lautapeliopas.fi/bgg/correlation.php is no longer working. So I built http://boardgamemenu.com/similar/?username=The%20Hound to meet the same need.
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indigopotter wrote:


This link / the webpage appears to be down. I get a "404 - Not Found" message when clicking on it. Anyone know an alternate link / website? This correlation / matching with similar users is a really critical tool that I wish was hosted directly on BGG's website.
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col_w wrote:
finding which other games are highly rated by people who also rate your favourite games highly:

Each game page has a 'Similarly rated' page, (linked to in the Statistics section). This page looks at which games are highly rated between by people who rated this game as a 9 or 10 - actually you can configure the exact values yourself. Here's the one for Android: Netrunner: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/collection/similar/thing/124742.


I found it in the Ratings section, not the Stats section. It's on the right side of the screen, below the bar graph of ratings.
 
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EllenCaroline wrote:
col_w wrote:
finding which other games are highly rated by people who also rate your favourite games highly:

Each game page has a 'Similarly rated' page, (linked to in the Statistics section). This page looks at which games are highly rated between by people who rated this game as a 9 or 10 - actually you can configure the exact values yourself. Here's the one for Android: Netrunner: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/collection/similar/thing/124742.


I found it in the Ratings section, not the Stats section. It's on the right side of the screen, below the bar graph of ratings.


This 'Similarly rated' page is useful, but not quite useful enough. For example, I just checked similar games to Acquire (one of my all time favorite games that I've rated a '10'), and checked to see games with a 1000+ ratings that were also rated a '9' or '10' using this tool. Amongst the 30 or so games returned, at least half are games I HATE, and would rate at 5 or lower: Agricola, Dominion, Race for the Galaxy, Bohnanza.

Actually what inspired me to look for such a tool today was my bad taste Bohnanza left in my mouth after hearing so much praise for it and then being thoroughly disappointed yesterday.

What we need is a tool that helps you match with other users who have similar likes AND dislikes. Just having similar likes isn't enough. I've come across tons of profiles of people on this site where I LOVE 50% of the games they've rated a '9' or '10' and HATE the other 50%. That's not a useful method of discovering new games if I'm constantly having to resell half of the games I buy.

I'll give another example of how this tool isn't ideal. I just typed into the tool to show me games with more than 500 ratings from users who rated Bohnanza (a game I despise) between '1' and '4'. The results showed that of the 1,061 users who rated Bohnanza between a '1' and '4', the top rated games amongst these users include: Agricola, Caverna, Caylus, and Steam. All games that I also despise. That's why it important that we have a tool that matches across multiple game dimensions (likes and dislikes) at the same time, instead of 1-game dimension at a time like this tool, and returns similar users (with similar tastes) rather than just a list of top games from them.

Ideally there should be a way to quickly identify profiles that have high correlation in high and low ratings of games with your own profile. I've found mutual dislike between two users of games that are widely popular to be a very strong indicator of similar tastes, even moreso than mutually liked games. Anyone know a tool on the site that will match across likes AND dislikes?
 
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