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I have started using the list of users who post to wargamer forums on bgg and their corresponding bgg data to do some data monkeying.

I will post links to my new geek lists as I make them.

If there is interest, I could start another thread for folks for make requests for wargamer data analysis.

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The first analysis a did a few days ago on the top pre-orders:
Top PreOrders for Wargamers May 2013
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New one from today - top owned games by wargamers:
Top Owned Games -- Active Wargamers -- May 2013
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I think this is neat, keep it up! Subscribed.
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Luftwaffe Flak wrote:
I think this is neat, keep it up! Subscribed.


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I updated the "active BGG wargamer" userid list and then pulled out the top rated hex and counter wargames:
Top Rated Hex and Counter Wargames by Active BGG Wargamers - May 2013
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Cool! Would you be willing to make a list of the top solitaire wargames around?
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Sancherib wrote:
Cool! Would you be willing to make a list of the top solitaire wargames around?


Yes, assuming I can find a decent filter for this in the BGG Database.
 
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Cool! Would you be willing to make a list of the top solitaire wargames around? :)


Yes, assuming I can find a decent filter for this in the BGG Database.


Advanced Search contains one for number of players.
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calandale wrote:
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Sancherib wrote:
Cool! Would you be willing to make a list of the top solitaire wargames around?


Yes, assuming I can find a decent filter for this in the BGG Database.


Advanced Search contains one for number of players.


Ok, thanks. Ideally it would be something I could get from the xmlapi2 tool (I scoff at clicking on things in a web page, life must be coded!! ). However, I am pretty it sure it is in there too.


 
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egg_salad wrote:
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egg_salad wrote:
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Cool! Would you be willing to make a list of the top solitaire wargames around? :)


Yes, assuming I can find a decent filter for this in the BGG Database.


Advanced Search contains one for number of players.


Ok, thanks. Ideally it would be something I could get from the xmlapi2 tool (I scoff at clicking on things in a web page, life must be coded!! :D ). However, I am pretty it sure it is in there too.




Haven't played with the API, but it looks to be similar to URLs generated.

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/xmlapi/collection/calandale?pla... gives the
xml info for my games for example.

If you want to efficiently develop this though, because the XML queries
seem to take far longer than BGG's front-end support (some kind of throttle?)
you may want to use UI tools to generate searches the way the frontend
does, and screenscrape results. At least if you're tweaking your
values a lot to come up with different pieces.
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I need not have worried, the geek tools have everything I need.

Here then is the requested Solitaire Wargame Geeklist:
Top Rated Solitaire Wargames -- Active BGG Wargamers -- May 2013
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There was a request for a top rated block wargame list, so here you go:
Top Rated Block Wargames by Active BGG Wargamers - May 2013

I realize there have been a lot more people adding there name to the wargamer thread. I plan to repull the user list next week in preparation for the Top June Active BGG Wargamer Preorder list.

Make sure to track your preorders in BGG if you want to them to be rolled into the list!
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egg_salad wrote:


Make sure to track your preorders in BGG if you want to them to be rolled into the list!


Including P500's
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LanceRunolfsson wrote:
egg_salad wrote:


Make sure to track your preorders in BGG if you want to them to be rolled into the list!


Including P500's


Yes!
 
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Interesting list...

I dont usually subscribe to any - but Ill subscribe as it looks interesting!
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I redid the top preordered games list for June.

More users, slightly higher overall numbers this month.

Top Preorders for Active BGG Wargamers -- June 2013
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Hmm, I need to be working, but it is more fun to look at BGG.

Anyway, I rolled up the last ~5 months of wargames on your table and listed to top games by number of entries:
Top Wargames on Your Table - Jan to June 2013
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I recently enjoyed a few of the top ACW wargame geeklists out there. I enjoyed reading them, so I wondered what the top rated ACW wargames would be for the active BGG wargames.

This is that list:
Top American Civil War Wargames as Rated by Active BGG Wargamers - June 2013
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Ancients!

Top Ancients Wargames as Rated by Active BGG Wargamers - June 2013
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Modern Warfare:

Top Modern Warfare Wargames as Rated by Active BGG Wargamers - June 2013
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I did a preorder list for all of BGG (wargames only, of course):
Top Wargame Preorders -- All of BGG -- June 2013

Similar to the preorder list from the active wargamers, but the numbers are of course higher. I also compared the position of games on this list with the active wargamer list from 2 weeks ago.
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I've been following the underrated and overrated wargame discussion threads in the wargame forums:
Underrated Wargames
Overrated Wargames

So I made a geeklist for the underrated wargames. I'm sure this will resolve everything... whistle
Underrated Wargames by the Numbers
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egg_salad wrote:
I've been following the underrated and overrated wargame discussion threads in the wargame forums:
Underrated Wargames
Overrated Wargames

So I made a geeklist for the underrated wargames. I'm sure this will resolve everything... whistle
Underrated Wargames by the Numbers


And here is his geeklist brother from the universe where everyone has a goatee:
Overrated Wargames by the Numbers
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I've been playing with pulling historical ratings data. This list looks at wargames that have maintained their ratings from 7 years ago.

Also, I've opened up additions to this list -- if my analysis missed a game, please add it.

Wargames that have Stood the Test of Time by the Numbers
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