Ah crud. For kicks, I’m looking at the tekelili group on geekgroup.app, as it’s kind of fun looking at what everybody owns. But I’m coming across games that I own that I do not have marked as such, meaning I have even more games than I realized!
Yeah, it’s all subjective and everyone has their own ranking system, so a numeric rating is not all that helpful on its own without an explanation of that system. For me, a 1 would be a completely broken and unplayable game, that literally sucks the joy out of you and probably causes cancer or something just by being near it. Something I just didn’t ever want to play again, but functioned just fine as a game, would be in the 4-5 range.
Precisely, by ranking games based on “desire to play”, suddenly I have no difficulty on the contradiction between my enthusiasm and game design. I don’t have to think on what to rank Dominion which I highly respect, but have no desire to play.
Ranking is also based on my limited time. I probably play more games nights than a lot of people here, but I still found that I am swamped with choices. Saying “no” to a lot of games have improved my board gaming experience
I think but I am not sure anymore that at some point I made that group, I remember posting about it here asking about it because I felt it was somehow not okay with because it was showing „too much“ information even if all of that is public information on BGG. I had found out that I could just look at anyone through geekgroup and compare collections—which is interesting but it syncs a whole lot of stuff…
If indeed I am the one that made it I can probably delete it—and should—because even though we are talking about it now, it will get forgotten again. I‘ll check as soon as I get to my computer… on tablet geekgroup is a bit slow.
All of this is from public information from BGG. But some of you may or may not be aware how much information is really public. Especially the plays you log. Also this is a different presentation and analysis that you may or may not agree with. I’ve had feedback from one of you that they don’t mind:
Please check in with me about this.
For me the consequence of seeing this aggregation was to set my BGStats to anonymize my plays I logged to BGG.
a) I remove everyone who doesn’t want to be in that group b) I delete the whole group edit: this one seems to be out since the following posts have numerous requests to be added in them. So please if you want out notify me. Thank you!
c) I add anyone who feels like they are missing out
In any case, I had forgotten about the group even though I use geekgroup a lot to track my collection. So I have no problem at all getting rid of it.
Games are a bit of an obscure corner of the internet so it is not like there are tons of people going through the data I guess…
PS: and because I have a hard time tracking down my previous stuff on this, I will now do what I do and thread this into its own place, so I can find it again when I want to