BGG Ratings Explained
Simon Todd - 24th June 2017
I use Boardgamegeek to track ratings of the games I have played, which offers a scale of 1 - 10. For consistency, here's my interpretation of the scale, which I use to assign ratings.
- Michael Gove: Would be better if it didn't exist.
- Somebody elses fart in an elevator: Forced toleration until the soonest possible moment of escape.
- Watching paint dry: Forgettable experience. What was the game called again?
- Shopping with your partner: Minimal enjoyment derived from seeing others enjoy themselves, despite having a miserable time yourself.
- Watching Home Alone: Feelings of "not this again", diluted by fleeting moments of goodness.
- Digestives: solid experience, if not a little uninspiring. Quickly dropped in favour of better things.
- Your own fart in an elevator. Satisfying and remembered fondly, although not to be repeated too often.
- Chocolate Malted Milk: Moreish guarantee of a good time.
- Game of Thrones: Bingeworthy and full of great talking points.
- Skyrim: Masterpiece. Always an amazing experience and never gets old.
I should also add that I only really like to assign a score once I've had at least 5 plays of a game. I played Friday 10 times before I gave it its paltry score, admittedly because it was part of my 10 x 10 challenge, but people can't say I'm unfair!