The Best And Worst In Board Games

by A.J. Coltrane

Links to three articles about board games at FiveThirtyEight.com, all of them based around BoardGameGeek ratings:

 

“Designing The Best Board Game On The Planet”

and

“Stop Playing Monopoly With Your Kids (And Play These Games Instead)”

and

“The Worst Board Games Ever Invented”

 

To quote Sid Meier — I’m of the opinion that  “A [good] game is a series of interesting choices.” Overall the voters on BoardGameGeek tend to agree, and will rank games based around that type of idea. I like to check the BoardGameGeek rating when we’re considering purchasing a game. If the rating is below 7.00 we’ll be hesitant about buying it — a 7.00 rating represents the #275th ranked game on the site.

And we don’t have room in the house for 275 games anyway.

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