With my growing interest and love of board games I have been considering including game ratings to my blog. Before this idea I didn’t have any way to compare or evaluate games. I either liked it or didn’t the. So, I asked Franklin (who owns over 200 different games) about his rating system, which he gladly shared with me. I have since adapted his system for my blog rating.
Carcassonne = 5.9
Dominion = 8.8
Pandemic = 8.2
Settlers of Catan = 6
Stone Age = 8.9
Thurn and Taxis = 8.9
To Court the King = 7.5
For a game to be rated I must have played it a minimum three times.
10 = Outstandingly Awesome Game; Always want to play it and I expect this will never change.
9 = Excellent Game; Always want to play it.
8 = Very good game; I like to play. Probably I'll suggest it and I'll never turn down a game.
7 = Good game; Usually willing to play.
6 = Okay game; There is some element of fun or challenge; will play sporadically if in the right mood.
5 = Fair game; Slightly boring, take it or leave it.
4 = Not so good; It doesn't get me but I could be talked into it on occasion.
3 = Bad; Likely won't play this again but could be convinced.
2 = Extremely annoying game; Won't play this ever again.
1 = Clearly broken; You won't catch me dead playing this.
*Ratings are subject to change. If, for instance, I love a game but if everyone I know hates it and I never get play the rating could fall. Or if I'm "mleh" about a game but everyone loves it or it is a good social game the rating could grow.