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Comments on: More Thoughts About Reviewing Games http://games-blog.pairodicegames.com/gaming-news/more-thoughts-about-reviewing-games Game Reviews, House Rules, Strategy, Game Design, and more! Thu, 26 Mar 2015 14:26:59 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.4 By: Scott http://games-blog.pairodicegames.com/gaming-news/more-thoughts-about-reviewing-games#comment-3027 Sat, 30 May 2009 02:11:09 +0000 http://games-blog.pairodicegames.com/?p=924#comment-3027 I still kind of like the idea of developing sections in our reviews of “who would like this game” and gamer archetypes. Of course that would be additional work, and it’s probably known to regular readers here that I post seldom enough as it is, without raising the bar 🙂

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By: josh http://games-blog.pairodicegames.com/gaming-news/more-thoughts-about-reviewing-games#comment-3015 Thu, 28 May 2009 13:42:48 +0000 http://games-blog.pairodicegames.com/?p=924#comment-3015 Thanks. Yes, which is why I have been trying to focus more on what I like and dislike about games rather than on giving them a numeric value compared to all games.

Still… I have to confess that the numeric values on BGG have been useful to me. I never would have put Battlestar Galactica on my wish list or talked about it (and thus might night have received it as a gift) if not for it’s high rating. I simply never would have been interested in a game based on a TV show (a show I am only now starting to watch) if not for how high its numeric value was. This holds true for several games that have been fairly popular in our group lately.

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By: Chris Norwood http://games-blog.pairodicegames.com/gaming-news/more-thoughts-about-reviewing-games#comment-3012 Wed, 27 May 2009 19:47:41 +0000 http://games-blog.pairodicegames.com/?p=924#comment-3012 Great thoughts!

I agree that some games will suffer just because of the nature of what they are. But ultimately, as you mentioned, that speaks more to the stuffy nature of the gamers rating them than it does to the weakness of the rating system.

And ultimately, that’s why personal comments and written reviews are sooooo much more valuable than any rating system could ever be.

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