Exploring the relationship between Game Weight, Playing Time, and Ratings

I've always wondered about the relationship between game weight, playing time, and user ratings.  In a previous post, I found that game weight is highly predictive of rating.  But for me, I don't always gravitate towards the heaviest games.  Instead, I seem to prefer games that pack a good amount of depth into a small ... Read more

Highly Rated Mechanics and Other Determinants of BGG Rating

Last time I took a look at which BGG mechanics were the most published, and how that list has changed over time. This time, I'm interested in which mechanics generate the highest ratings on BGG. A simple way to do this would be to compute the average rating across all games that contain each mechanic, then rank the mechanics. ... Read more