I just discovered something about a game I designed and now I'm reeling with happiness
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UPFRONT WARNING: THIS LIST IS 100% BRAG.

I recently discovered something that sent me to the moon, and I'm sharing it to celebrate. I hope you'll indulge me.

There are more than 1000 games in the abstract game category on BGG. One day I got to wondering how my most popular game, Catchup, stacks up against that competition.

So I used the advanced search to look for abstract games in the database which have both at least as many ratings as Catchup, and an equal or higher average rating.

THERE ARE ONLY 8. And one of those is full of shill ratings. And another was invented by Bobby Fischer, and mine is the only unpublished one. Holy S--T.

Anyway, here are the games, in no particular order.
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1. Board Game: Catchup [Average Rating:7.65 Overall Rank:4638]
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This is my game.

Number of ratings = 39
Average rating = 7.71
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2. Board Game: Go [Average Rating:7.66 Overall Rank:108]
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Number of ratings = 7934
Average rating = 7.76
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3. Board Game: Shuuro [Average Rating:7.65 Overall Rank:5052]
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Number of ratings = 86
Average rating = 7.73
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4. Board Game: Entrapment [Average Rating:7.99 Overall Rank:4552]
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Number of ratings = 70
Average rating = 8.15
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5. Board Game: Trench [Average Rating:7.99 Overall Rank:5588]
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Number of ratings = 44
Average rating = 8.99

This one appears to be driven by shill ratings
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6. Board Game: Grand Conquest [Average Rating:7.78 Overall Rank:5121]
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Number of ratings = 47
Average rating = 8.08
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7. Board Game: The Duke [Average Rating:7.53 Overall Rank:356] [Average Rating:7.53 Unranked]
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Number of ratings = 248
Average rating = 7.85
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8. Board Game: Black Elephant [Average Rating:7.72 Overall Rank:5400]
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9. Board Game: Chess 960 [Average Rating:7.55 Overall Rank:5132]
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Number of ratings = 54
Average rating = 7.74

This is the one invented by Bobby Fischer
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