Loaded Dice

Leonard's board game data experiments


In July 2011 I grabbed a lot of information about board games from BoardgameGeek's excellent database, using their simple web service. My original purpose was to create the art project Board Game Dadaist, but as I grew to understand the dataset I found that I had a lot of questions about board games that this data could answer. These pages contain some interesting facts, graphs, and lists I discovered. I've updated it twice, in 2012 and 2013, with analysis of how the dataset changes over time.

Get the raw data

I'm making available the raw data used to make these graphs. This data dump (17M) contains all the games I found on BoardGameGeek in July 2013, with their descriptions, categorizations, and ratings. For games that have been in the dataset long enough, it also includes rating information from 2011 and 2012—information not available anywhere else. The format is one game per line, each game described by a JSON dictionary.

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This document (source) is part of Crummy, the webspace of Leonard Richardson (contact information). It was last modified on Monday, July 29 2013, 21:56:16 Nowhere Standard Time and last built on Sunday, August 02 2015, 18:00:52 Nowhere Standard Time.

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