Board Game Geek is the hands-down best resource for tabletop gaming online. It’s got a library of information for pretty much every board game and card game ever made, user reviews, message boards, user profiles that allow you to keep an online tally of your game collection and the results of any board game you’ve ever played, and more. At some point in one’s tabletop gaming journey, they will inevitably end up on the site and benefit from everything it has to offer.
What better way to commemorate the best tabletop gaming website than with…a tabletop game?
On a scale of underrated-to-overrated, where along the spectrum does Goldeneye 007 rank? Wavelength is a party game for two or more players to create and answer these types of questions. Are you and your friends on the same…wavelength?
Whether its reviews from the major sites like IGN or Gamespot, or aggregate sites like GameRankings or Metacritic, there are a lot of different places you can go to find a ranking of the best video games. With so many different options to view, there isn’t really any consensus as to which list is the definitive list.
Board games are certainly different in this regard. There’s only one list that matters, and it’s the list on Board Game Geek. Ranked based on a countless number of user reviews, this is as close to a definitive list of the best board games as there is on the internet. The movers and shakers on the list are hotly debated, especially since Pandemic Legacy ousted the 5-year champ Twilight Struggle from the #1 spot at the beginning of this year. How does having this centralized ranking system impact my purchase decisions?
Board Game Geek has a system that allows gamers to rate games based on “Weight”. They don’t actually mean in terms of pounds or kilograms, but it’s often interpreted as a measure of complexity/learning curve/game length/etc. It’s a 1-5 scale where 1 is light, 2 is light medium, 3 is medium, 4 is medium heavy and 5 is heavy. This feature is seldom used, though I think there’s enough data in most of the games I play to make it somewhat useful.
One day, I was really bored and I looked up the scores of the games I own. I’m not sure what sort of result I was looking for, but I felt kind of weird knowing that my average game weight was 1.9 out of 5.