Showing posts with label Gamers. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Gamers. Show all posts

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Populist Gamer Score

Dale Yu at has a column on a (semi-silly) scoring system for how many of the most popular boardgames you have played and how many you own.  You multiply the ratios together, so to score high, you have to be a well-versed gamer and also a bit of a hoarder.  I'm not sure if both of those are good things.

Anyway, I ran through the top 100 list, and I've played 32 of them and own 24 of them, which puts me at a pathetic 0.0768.  Dale's score is 0.7735, and he's got some others listed ranging from 0.27 to 0.94.  An interesting way to measure addiction, although of course the multiplication will make those with less complete exposure have way smaller scores than people with marginally higher experience.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Gamer archetypes

A funny post at TheBoardGameBlog about typical game-playing behaviors. I've been all five of these at different times, although I tend toward the Helper and the Victim. It's especially difficult when watching people play a game I've created to sit on my hands, bite my tongue, and not help out - that's been a challenge for me when doing playtesting sessions, since I want people to have a good time, but I need to see what strategies and rules interpretations people come up with, whether I intended them or not.