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slug: reverse-engineering-boardgamegeek-ranking
author: Markus Shepherd
type: post
date: 2020-09-11T00:00:00+03:00
date: 2020-10-03T08:41:00+03:00
tags:
- BoardGameGeek
- BGG
- ranking
- rating
- statistics
- Bayesian
- geek score
- top 100
- dummy ratings
- highest rated games
- alternative rankings
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***TL;DR***: *BoardGameGeek calculates its ranking by adding around **1500-1600 dummy ratings of 5.5** to the regular users' ratings. They called it their geek score, statisticians call it a Bayesian average. We use this knowledge to calculate some [alternative rankings](#alternative-rankings).*
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