Looking far better than yesterday and now also able to generate me a top ten for the other categories. I’ve been pretty productive for me! I even “refactored” some code. Look at me using coder terms as if I was a real coder (ok I was in a previous life).
Right the bgg Hot List next then…
I feel like I have been doing lots to this project this week with not much to show for it.
As you can see I’ve just edged over the 25% mark for the number of pairwise comparisons that I need to do for my game ranking of my collection.
I’m not going to bore you with another “look at my current top 10”. Instead I’m going to bore you with my top 10 worker placement games based on my current rankings of games.
What this really show cases is the start of the next stage of my stats engine. After a bit of behind the scenes rewriting of code, I’ve started a gui front end (see below). It’s an ugly, not designed gui. I’ll sketch something out over the weekend.
But basically I can select a game mechanic and find all the games in my collection that have that mechanic.
It then takes those results, and finds out how I’ve ranked them, followed by printing out the top ten.
So before I add categories, designers and publishers I need to sort out the gui. That’s the major effort.
Once that’s been done I’ll expand the stats to look at the bgg hotlist, followed by the bgg all time top 100.
I then have more stuff on the road map. Wait did I just type that? That almost makes me sound like professional and I’ve planned it. But in reality I haven’t and I’m not. I’m making things up as I go along. I have ideas that I really should write down before they are lost. In away these posts are acting as my dev notebook. Well hopefully gentle reminders.
Hopefully you can see things are progressing both code wise and rankings wise. I also hope you are finding the verses posts interesting. Which were a surprise spin off from this project.
Anyway I’ll see you in my next post.
I’ve hit 15% or 3476 of the total pairwise comparisons that I have to do to rank my game collection. Which I thought was a good point to stop, take a snapshot of the top 10 (well it’s 11 really because I forgot to take zero into account).
Interesting to see what I consider (will this exercise back up that gut feeling?) to be my favourite Pandemic, Iberia drop out of the top 10. Also Tiny Epic Galaxies has also dropped to just outside the top 10.
I also have a new number one game at the moment. I think that the top 3 has been settled on. These will just be jostling for which of the top 3 places they take. The remaining top spots I’m expecting possibly three to be replaced by other games. But we will see. There are still some epic match ups to come.
I’m just over 7% into my journey/experiment in ranking my game collection. That’s 1659 pairwise comparisons (so far).
I have an initial version of the lists/stats engine, that pulls off the results, calculates a value for each game in the collection, and then sorts that list into descending order. That sorted list is then printed out to the screen.
So running the lists/stats engine python script gives me the following 11 games as my Top 10 games (so far). Naturally as I complete more pairwise comparisons this list will change as more results are available. With more results the more reliable and accurate the list will be. I must do some research into at what point do the results generated become truly representative (is that the correct word?) There must be a tipping point where doing more tests is irrelevant because it doesn’t impact the results.
Anyhoo (and I bet that gets up the noses of some folks) here is the first very temporary top ten games of all time.
Like a virus or allegedly funny meme the hashtag #mytop9boardgames is doing the rounds on social media.
So jumping on the bandwagon in a way. Here are my current top nine played games since I began recording game plays.
I chose to use my top played games because it’s measurable and I can explain why they are there.
Once the pairwise comparison ranking has completed I’ll be able to do this list and then tell you where they fit in my rankings. Plus I’ll be able to do my #mytop9boardgames and know that they are exactly that, and the list is not entirely subjective and potentially influenced by what I’ve just bought and playing.
I am curious to see where these nine games end up in the rankings. I suspect they will end up being high up in the list. I’m calling it all top twenty.
So what are your top nine played games?