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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).*
I often describe [BoardGameGeek (BGG)](https://boardgamegeek.com/) as "the [Internet Movie Database (IMDb)](https://www.imdb.com/) for games". Much like its cinematic counterpart, the biggest board game database not only collects all sorts of information obsessively, but also allows users to rate games on a scale from \\(1\\) (*awful - defies game description*) to \\(10\\) (*outstanding - will always enjoy playing*). These ratings are then used to rank games, with {{% game 174430 %}}Gloomhaven{{% /game %}} occupying the top spot since December 2017.
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In this particular case, I have the feeling that both the Cult of the New™ and connoisseurs of classic games are equally unhappy about the BGG top 100, which one should probably consider a compliment.
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# Alternative rankings
TODO alternative rankings with different choices for those values
# External resources
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