Women Only Ratings: The Female BGG Top 25
- Tony Ackroyd(1000rpm)United Kingdom
Women-Only Ratings: Games Female Geeks Love geeklist was such a hit that I'm motivated to continue down the path and explore this some more.
I've taken on some of the advice I received in the first geeklist. I've now expanded the user base for this data to One Thousand female BGG users! A big advance on the 154 in the first geeklist! Thanks to those who volunteered themselves and to JGrundy and NextinLine for giving me access to their databases of fe-geeks. I've also added a load of female geeks at random from the database, trying to avoid those with zero ratings!
This list simply tries to use the same methodology as BGG to work out the BGG Top 25, but using only female geeks ratings. On the assumption that the BGG Bayesian Averaging adds 100 ratings of 5.5 to the data, I've scaled that down to adding three 5.5 ratings to the data for each game, based on the reduced number of the ratings.
For each game I list the #ratings from the 1000 female users, their average, the Bayesian average (hopefully directly comparable to the one that shows for the game) and my own guess at the appeal range of the game to women:
Wide*: Most women will enjoy this game
Geek: Most BGG/game-loving females will enjoy this game
Niche: Some BGG/game-lowing females will enjoy this game
Specialist: Tiny audience of females interested
* Not 'broad'
Update In reviewing the users I have found a few guys lurking in the data (including a wargamer called Hilary!) and some joint accounts (guy & gal). I've removed these and added some more female users. This list has been updated as a result. There are probably a few more guys in the 1000 users - its really hard to get this right without a gender flag!
Other Lists in this Series
Women-Only Ratings: Games Female Geeks Love
Women Only Ratings: Games Women Love More Than Men...
Women-Only Ratings: Charlene Don't Surf! (Women & Wargames)
Women-Only Ratings: Treasure or Trash? (Female Ratings for the Top 25 Dungeon crawl and Ameritrash games)
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