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top ranked games, sorted by weight

December 1, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

Well, in retrospect, I’m not sure this was really such a good idea.

But when I got done with my gaming gift guide, and I sorted it by weight and all, I began to wonder.  Sure, these are the games I like, but what are the games other people like at these various weights?  More specifically, what are BGG’s three top-ranked games for every weight, from 1.0 up to 5.0?

Of course any list like this is a bit suspect, since it matters greatly how you break up the weight ranges.  What I did was look at ranges like 0.95 to 1.05 or 2.15 to 2.25, but you’d get very different results if you went from 1.0 to 1.1 or 2.2 to 2.3.  By changing the range, you’re choosing (arbitrarily) which games are competing with one another.

So it’s not a perfect list, and I’m not sure how useful it really is.  But it’s kind of interesting, and so, without further ado, here it is.  Make of it what you will.

Weight of 1.0:  Loopin’ Louie, Eat Poop You Cat, Tumblin’ Dice.

Weight of 1.1:  PitchCar, Telestrations, Gulo Gulo.

Weight of 1.2:  Time’s Up, Wits and Wagers, No Thanks.

Weight of 1.3:  Crokinole, Dixit, For Sale.

Weight of 1.4:  Dixit Odyssey, King of Tokyo, Werewolf.

Weight of 1.5:  Lost Cities, Ultimate Werewolf: Ultimate Edition, Hey, That’s My Fish.

Weight of 1.6:  The Resistance, Jaipur, Winner’s Circle.

Weight of 1.7:  Survive: Escape from Atlantis, Bohnanza, Schotten-Totten.

Weight of 1.8:  Blokus, The Downfall of Pompeii, Roll Through the Ages: The Bronze Age.

Weight of 1.9:  Ticket to Ride, Battle Line, Carcassonne.

Weight of 2.0:  Ticket to Ride: Nordic Countries, Ticket to Ride: Europe, Ingenious.

Weight of 2.1:  Citadels, Tobago, Dream Factory.

Weight of 2.2:  7 Wonders, Lord of the Rings: The Confrontation, Ticket to Ride: Märklin Edition.

Weight of 2.3:  Pandemic, Memoir ’44, Galaxy Trucker.

Weight of 2.4:  Dominion: Intrigue, Dominion, Tichu.

Weight of 2.5:  Claustrophobia, Samurai, Alien Frontiers.

Weight of 2.6:  Stone Age, Thunderstone: Dragonspire, Warhammer: Invasion.

Weight of 2.7:  Commands & Colors: Ancients, Space HulkDVONN.

Weight of 2.8:  Space Alert, The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game, YINSH.

Weight of 2.9:  Race for the Galaxy, Endeavor, Glory to Rome.

Weight of 3.0:  Railroad Tycoon, A Few Acres of Snow, Navegador.

Weight of 3.1:  El Grande, Battlestar Galactica, Chaos in the Old World.

Weight of 3.2:  Combat Commander: Europe, 1960: The Making of the President, In the Year of the Dragon.

Weight of 3.3:  Twilight StrugglePuerto RicoPower Grid.

Weight of 3.4:  Hannibal: Rome vs. CarthageGoaShogun.

Weight of 3.5:  SteamTroyesDungeon Lords.

Weight of 3.6:  Agricola, Tigris & Euphrates, Runewars.

Weight of 3.7:  Sid Meier’s Civilization: The Board GameEarth RebornCivilization.

Weight of 3.8:  Le HavreBrassCaylus.

Weight of 3.9:  Dominant SpeciesAge of SteamAdvanced Squad Leader: Starter Kit #3.

Weight of 4.0:  War of the Ring Collector’s EditionGoIndonesia.

Weight of 4.1:  Through the Ages: A Story of CivilizationTwilight Imperium (third edition)Here I Stand.

Weight of 4.2:  Roads & Boats, The Republic of Rome1870.

Weight of 4.3:  Antiquity1856Revolution: The Dutch Revolt 1568-1648.

Weight of 4.4:  Die Macher, Magic Realm, DAK2.

Weight of 4.5:  Empires in Arms, Case Blue, Pacific War.

Weight of 4.6:  World in Flames, Advanced Third Reich, Bloody Omaha: D-Day 1944.

Weight of 4.7:  Advanced Squad Leader, A World at War, 18C2C (Coast to Coast).

Weight of 4.8:  Korsun Pocket, Starfire New Empires, Carrier Planes in Flames.

Weight of 4.9:  Europa Universalis, La Grande Guerre 14-18, War in the Pacific (second edition).

Weight of 5.0:  Second Front, Renegade Legion: Prefect, The Campaign for North Africa.

I’m tempted to go back through and put in links to all the various game weights, but I think I’ll just illustrate the concept with one link at the end:  www.boardgamegeek.com/search/boardgame?sort=rank&advsearch=1&floatrange[avgweight][min]=3.25&floatrange[avgweight][max]=3.35&B1=Submit will take you to the top-ranked games with a weight of 3.3 (between 3.25 and 3.35).  A little URL hacking will allow you to get to all the others.  :-)

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