I calculated some numbers from game stats. First, I joined my 2001 and 2002 stats in a single Excel table to get more data to work on… I had this idea: I should do a list of games I like and haven’t played in a while. All I needed was a formula to get me a number to sort the games by.
Well, the formula is (10 * rating)*(0.4^games played 03)*(0.8^games played 02)*(0.95^games played 01) — so if I have a game that I’ve rated 10 and haven’t played in 2003, 2002 or 2001, it’ll get a score of 100. A game I’ve rated 8 and played twice in 2001 gets 72 and so on. So, here’s my top ten games I really should play in the first quarter of 2003:
- Adel verpflichtet, Through the Desert
- Svea Rike
- Rummikub, Samurai
- Die Macher, Fabrik der Träume, Java, Linie 1, Medina, Skyrunner, Torres
Well, not exactly ten or so, but anyway. The problem is, of course, that I only own Svea Rike and Die Macher of these. So, I suppose many of these will stay on the list in the next quarter, too. But, I hope that I’ll be able to play as many of these games as possible during this year.
By the way, on the bottom of the list, with value of 0 are Puerto Rico, Carcassonne and Lost Cities…
2 responses to “Games to play list 1/03”
I used a slightly different formula — 10 * rating * 0.4^[2002 plays] * 0.8^[2001 plays] * 0.95^[2000 plays] — and I have concluded that I have a need of 0.0000000000000411047335499 to play The Settlers of Catan.
Not much, but not zero…
I don’t need a formula to tell me I don’t want to play Settlers of Catan 😉