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How does the recommendation rankings work?
  • Magic - ranks with all the other ranking options combined. That is magic!
  • BGG Ranking - ranks by global bayes average rating from BGG.
  • Your Rating - ranks by the average of the Gameshelf members' ratings.
  • # Owners - ranks by how many Gameshelf members owns a game
  • # Players - ranks by user suggested # of players poll from BGG. More votes has more weight.
  • Wish lists - ranks by how many Gameshelf members has a game in his/her wishlist and at what value (Must have → Don't buy this).
  • Want to Play - ranks by how many Gameshelf members has a game set as want to play.
  • Publish Year - ranks by year published.
  • Luck - ranks by randomness. For the Yahtzee fans.


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