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BGG Data Sifting

So here's what I've been up to.

cl-notebook Changes

Actually, before I get into showing you some of the minor data-sifting/display I've been doing, let me mention some of the cool things I've been adding to cl-notebook, and some of the things I still want to add. Yes, we have s-exp navigation, and yes we have argument hints and completions, but I still want a few more basic front-end conveniences. Mainly, some keyboard-centric way of moving between cells, a similar keyboard-centric way to move cells up/down a notebook, and the additional transpose/slurp/barf-sexp operations. Both of the cell navigating things are currently mouse-centric, and therefore fiddly as fuck. I dread having to add a cell near the top or in the middle of a notebook, and that just shouldn't happen. All on the ToDo list, in case you were wondering.

The main new thing is charts. And actually, plural "charts" is inaccurate, since I'm only supporting bar-graphs at the moment, and I'm still deciding whether to keep them represented as HTML or move to SVG. But, in service of that goal, I had to put together a few little changes to the HTML export system. Specifically, there now exists a helper function to pull formatting out of in-page CSS stylesheets, and the HTML export option now uses that.

Ok, that's enough about minutia. Lets sift through some data.

Sifting Some Data

We'll need to load the fact-base-encoded BGG corpus into memory. Which takes about twenty seconds on my machine.

(defparameter *base* (load! "/home/inaimathi/projects/all-boardgames-ever/medium.base"))
  • *BASE* :: symbol

First things first, lets check for a singularity.

(defun games-per-year (&key (min 1800) (max 2016))
  (let ((res (make-hash-table)))
    (for-all (and (?id :year-published ?year) (?id :game ?name))
             :in *base* :do (incf (gethash ?year res 0)))
    (loop for y from min to max
          collect (cons y (gethash y res 0)))))
  • GAMES-PER-YEAR :: symbol
Games Per Year since 1850
1850 (20)
1851 (3)
1852 (1)
1853 (3)
1854 (2)
1855 (6)
1856 (2)
1857 (2)
1858 (1)
1859 (3)
1860 (13)
1861 (3)
1862 (3)
1863 (2)
1864 (3)
1865 (2)
1866 (2)
1867 (1)
1868 (1)
1869 (3)
1870 (17)
1871 (0)
1872 (3)
1873 (2)
1874 (5)
1875 (7)
1876 (3)
1877 (2)
1878 (1)
1879 (1)
1880 (17)
1881 (6)
1882 (4)
1883 (3)
1884 (7)
1885 (6)
1886 (7)
1887 (19)
1888 (17)
1889 (17)
1890 (62)
1891 (17)
1892 (10)
1893 (20)
1894 (11)
1895 (30)
1896 (24)
1897 (13)
1898 (29)
1899 (23)
1900 (74)
1901 (7)
1902 (8)
1903 (18)
1904 (19)
1905 (17)
1906 (10)
1907 (8)
1908 (11)
1909 (16)
1910 (57)
1911 (12)
1912 (15)
1913 (10)
1914 (12)
1915 (21)
1916 (6)
1917 (5)
1918 (12)
1919 (5)
1920 (90)
1921 (11)
1922 (16)
1923 (13)
1924 (11)
1925 (53)
1926 (26)
1927 (26)
1928 (24)
1929 (23)
1930 (160)
1931 (15)
1932 (38)
1933 (44)
1934 (26)
1935 (122)
1936 (50)
1937 (66)
1938 (90)
1939 (72)
1940 (129)
1941 (55)
1942 (59)
1943 (43)
1944 (22)
1945 (30)
1946 (31)
1947 (42)
1948 (40)
1949 (43)
1950 (151)
1951 (30)
1952 (63)
1953 (61)
1954 (84)
1955 (179)
1956 (118)
1957 (82)
1958 (84)
1959 (132)
1960 (201)
1961 (124)
1962 (144)
1963 (143)
1964 (176)
1965 (211)
1966 (161)
1967 (199)
1968 (202)
1969 (290)
1970 (319)
1971 (239)
1972 (324)
1973 (373)
1974 (357)
1975 (546)
1976 (449)
1977 (512)
1978 (484)
1979 (502)
1980 (538)
1981 (597)
1982 (563)
1983 (675)
1984 (726)
1985 (817)
1986 (858)
1987 (851)
1988 (759)
1989 (816)
1990 (851)
1991 (804)
1992 (886)
1993 (825)
1994 (848)
1995 (938)
1996 (879)
1997 (927)
1998 (1088)
1999 (1162)
2000 (1291)
2001 (1408)
2002 (1650)
2003 (1797)
2004 (2150)
2005 (2610)
2006 (2586)
2007 (2722)
2008 (2819)
2009 (3145)
2010 (3138)
2011 (3403)
2012 (3560)
2013 (3683)
2014 (2799)
2015 (221)
2016 (4)

Almost, but not quite. There's a long flat plane, followed by about 60 years of very intense publication. I'm starting at the year 1850 to avoid a much longer empty space (except at 0; where there's an unexpected spike because of BGGs' approach of encoding "haven't a clue" as "0").

(let ((ct 0))
  (for-all (?id :year-published 0) :in *base* :do (incf ct))
  ct)
  • 7074 :: integer

The next thing I'm interested in is taking a look at the career summaries of various designers to see if there are any obvious trajectories. Which is to say, I want to see the names and ratings of all games by a particular designer, and I want them sorted in chronological order. Or rather, because the BGG corpus I'm working with only has year-published, their approximate chronological order; games published in the same year are going to be ambiguously sorted. I'm not interested in all designers at this stage, since I'm just playing around with data, so I'll narrow these queries to a small set of designers. I'm also not particularly interested in expansions for now, so those will be filtered out (an expansion has an :expansion-of fact pointing back at its parent).

(defun games-by (designer-name)
  (mapcar #'cdr (sort
                 (for-all `(and (?id :designer ,designer-name) (?id :game ?name) 
                                (not (?id :expansion-of ?))
                                (?id :bayesian-average ?rating) (?id :year-published ?year))
                          :in *base* 
                          :collect (cons ?year (cons ?name ?rating)))
                 #'< :key #'car)))

(defparameter *designers*
  '("Alan R. Moon" "Antoine Bauza" "Bruno Cathala" "Bruno Faidutti" 
    "Donald X. Vaccarino" "Friedemann Friese" "Klaus Teuber" "Matt Leacock" 
    "Reiner Knizia" "Richard Launius" "Rob Daviau" "Uwe Rosenberg"))

(games-by "Antoine Bauza")
  • (("Chabyrinthe" . 5.5065) ("Ghost Stories" . 7.27278) ("Hurry'Cup!" . 5.49025) ("Pony Express" . 6.01324) ("Pocket Rockets" . 5.9399) ("Bakong" . 5.50126) ("Monster Chase!" . 5.68828) ("7 Wonders" . 7.81276) ("Hanabi" . 7.31574) ("Hanabi & Ikebana" . 6.52972) ("Rockband Manager" . 5.70996) ("Mystery Express" . 6.32679) ("Le Donjon de Naheulbeuk" . 5.75527) ("Takenoko" . 7.19605) ("Witty Pong" . 0.0) ("Dojo" . 5.57004) ("Dr. Shark" . 5.71925) ("Tokaido" . 6.6338) ("Ali" . 5.55405) ("Rampage" . 6.85204) ("The Little Prince: Make Me a Planet" . 6.4471) ("Tokaido Collector's Edition" . 5.65685) ("Samurai Spirit" . 0.0)) :: cons
Alan R. Moon
Fortress Europa (5.88028)
Black Spy (5.77223)
Starting Lineup Talking Baseball (0.0)
Superstar Lineup Talking Football (0.0)
Where's Bob's Hat? (5.76759)
Airlines (5.91508)
Fishy (5.50352)
Pony Express (5.45611)
Elfengold (5.55649)
Santa Fe (5.87323)
U.F.O.s (5.49832)
Elfenroads (5.94978)
Freight Train (5.89525)
Mush (5.54487)
Tricks (5.50641)
Elfenwizards (5.58671)
Rainbows (5.46)
Gloria Picktoria (6.08834)
Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire (0.0)
Elfenland (6.64148)
Santa Claus is Comin' to Town (0.0)
Knights of the Rainbow (5.44103)
Union Pacific (7.03846)
Andromeda (6.08053)
Whoa Nellie (0.0)
Madeline and the Gypsies (0.0)
Good Dog Carl: the Game (0.0)
King of the Elves (5.99578)
Richard Scarry's Busytown Poles & Ladders Game (0.0)
1869 (0.0)
Time Pirates (5.52213)
Wongar (5.81649)
Das Amulett (6.01642)
San Marco (6.97611)
Capitol (6.4586)
Santa Fe Rails (6.26627)
Clippers (6.1589)
Im Schatten des Sonnenkönigs (5.4493)
Canal Grande (5.91436)
Lumberjack (5.53587)
King's Breakfast (5.98956)
Stop it! (0.0)
Mammoth Hunters (5.88888)
Gold und Rum (5.52595)
10 Days in the USA (6.18863)
10 Days in Africa (6.2554)
10 Days in Europe (6.26917)
New England (6.27386)
Slow Freight (5.49258)
Warriors (5.28742)
Immer oben auf! (0.0)
Ticket to Ride (7.42368)
Oasis (6.46398)
Employee of the Month (5.42748)
Clocktowers (5.59929)
Diamant (6.5538)
Gracias (5.51106)
Happy Dog (0.0)
Ticket to Ride: Europe (7.47983)
Walk the Dogs (5.76532)
Rutschpartie mit Winnie the Pooh (0.0)
Ticket to Ride: Märklin (7.23328)
Incan Gold (6.68713)
Ticket to Ride: Nordic Countries (7.44089)
10 Days in Asia (6.23839)
Surf's Up, Dude! (5.50758)
Ticket to Ride: The Card Game (6.09719)
Tensão Total (5.51637)
Skyline 3000 (5.856)
Isla Dorada (6.45638)
10 Days in the Americas (5.99599)
Airlines Europe (7.13708)
Zug um Zug: Deutschland (5.79401)
10 Tage durch Deutschland (0.0)
Wizard's Brew (5.5687)
Ticket to Ride: 10th Anniversary (6.87359)
Antoine Bauza
Chabyrinthe (5.5065)
Ghost Stories (7.27278)
Hurry'Cup! (5.49025)
Pony Express (6.01324)
Pocket Rockets (5.9399)
Bakong (5.50126)
Monster Chase! (5.68828)
7 Wonders (7.81276)
Hanabi (7.31574)
Hanabi & Ikebana (6.52972)
Rockband Manager (5.70996)
Mystery Express (6.32679)
Le Donjon de Naheulbeuk (5.75527)
Takenoko (7.19605)
Witty Pong (0.0)
Dojo (5.57004)
Dr. Shark (5.71925)
Tokaido (6.6338)
Ali (5.55405)
Rampage (6.85204)
The Little Prince: Make Me a Planet (6.4471)
Tokaido Collector's Edition (5.65685)
Samurai Spirit (0.0)
Bruno Cathala
Drake & Drake (5.50885)
Tony & Tino (5.61749)
War & Sheep (5.57583)
Queen's Necklace (6.21839)
Lawless (5.71965)
Iglu Iglu (5.58419)
Atlas & Zeus (5.75255)
Boomtown (6.36754)
Drôles de Zèbres (5.63084)
Mission: Red Planet (6.71078)
Shadows over Camelot (7.04977)
Les Fils de Samarande (5.58374)
Tomahawk (5.57956)
Mr. Jack (7.03043)
Wicked Witches Way (6.16474)
Animalia (5.84696)
Cleopatra and the Society of Architects (6.66901)
Paparazzi (0.0)
Enermen (0.0)
Jamaica (6.7996)
Chicago Poker (5.66139)
Kamon (5.5943)
Senji (6.20284)
Helvetiq (0.0)
Mow (5.97606)
The Star Gate (0.0)
Mr. Jack in New York (6.93643)
Cyclades (7.33949)
Dice Town (6.66708)
Sobek (6.35424)
Ostriches (0.0)
Trollland (5.57541)
de/le Belgotron (0.0)
Mr. Jack Pocket (6.80771)
Burdigala (5.55636)
The Blue Lion (5.69346)
Witty Pong (0.0)
PRRRT... (5.54559)
Mundus Novus (6.25006)
Dr. Shark (5.71925)
Shadows over Camelot: The Card Game (5.72799)
Antartik (0.0)
Think Again! (5.55991)
Noah (5.98303)
Button Up! (5.53637)
Niya (5.6808)
Le Fantôme de l'Opéra (6.08599)
Pentos (5.55429)
The Little Prince: Make Me a Planet (6.4471)
SOS Titanic (6.17789)
Sheepzzz (0.0)
Longhorn (5.6449)
Abyss (5.65301)
Five Tribes (5.66477)
Madame Ching (5.69503)
Desperados of Dice Town (5.65157)
Dragon Run (0.0)
Bruno Faidutti
Les Sales mômes (0.0)
Baston (0.0)
Arène (0.0)
Tempête sur l'Échiquier (5.57567)
Alpages: La guerre des moutons (0.0)
Taxi Brousse (0.0)
Valley of the Mammoths (6.01615)
Knightmare Chess (6.09205)
Mystery of the Abbey (6.42881)
China Moon (5.66622)
Caravansérail (0.0)
Knightmare Chess 2 (6.07233)
Battle of the Gods (0.0)
Corruption (5.60469)
Citadels (7.14169)
Bongo! (5.72031)
Democrazy (5.48675)
Castle (5.92573)
Draco & Co (5.50012)
Vabanque (5.75626)
Dragon's Gold (6.25272)
Fist of Dragonstones (6.00391)
Gold und Rum (5.52595)
Queen's Necklace (6.21839)
Terra (5.59419)
Babylon (5.51673)
Iglu Iglu (5.58419)
Boomtown (6.36754)
Knock! Knock! (5.50046)
Mission: Red Planet (6.71078)
Diamant (6.5538)
Key Largo (6.07018)
The Hollywood! Card Game (5.52663)
Double Agent (5.59474)
Warrior Knights (6.64456)
Tomahawk (5.57956)
Silk Road (5.68134)
Incan Gold (6.68713)
Mystery of the Abbey with The Pilgrims' Chronicles (5.60221)
The High Druid (0.0)
Chicago Poker (5.66139)
Stonehenge: An Anthology Board Game (5.46495)
The 15 Greatest Board Games in the World (0.0)
Red November (6.29193)
Kheops (5.54749)
Musée Mystère (0.0)
Pony Express (6.01324)
Tensão Total (5.51637)
Ad Astra (6.6421)
Captain Pirate (5.50249)
Letter of Marque (5.246)
SmileyFace (5.6077)
Ostriches (0.0)
Isla Dorada (6.45638)
Шахматы Хаоса (0.0)
The Dwarf King (6.04179)
Lost Temple (5.70312)
Bugs & Co (5.5243)
Soluna (5.52863)
Ohne Furcht und Adel (5.72959)
Speed Dating (0.0)
Mascarade (6.59749)
Animal Suspect (0.0)
Knightmare Chess (third edition) (0.0)
Formula E (5.55811)
Devine qui vient dîner ce soir (0.0)
Space Station Argo (0.0)
Donald X. Vaccarino
Dominion (7.7392)
Dominion: Intrigue (7.78692)
Dominion Big Box (English) (6.0629)
Nitroplus Card Masters (0.0)
Nefarious (6.16961)
Dominion Big Box (German) (0.0)
Kingdom Builder (6.97113)
Gauntlet of Fools (5.81968)
Infiltration (6.44678)
Monster Factory (5.74969)
Dominion: Special Edition (0.0)
Piña Pirata (5.59387)
Greed (5.85257)
Temporum (0.0)
Kingdom Builder: Big Box (5.64833)
Friedemann Friese
Landlord! (5.73057)
Dimension (0.0)
Raus aus dem Schneckenhaus (0.0)
Dinorennen (0.0)
Flagge Zeigen (0.0)
Falsche FuFFziger (5.65377)
Paparazzo (5.53595)
Foppen (5.88395)
Fresh Fish (6.1744)
Friesematenten (5.64501)
Frischfleisch (5.61682)
Turbo Taxi (5.81801)
Funkenschlag (6.56015)
Unexpected Treasures (5.7934)
Fische Fluppen Frikadellen (6.17293)
Fearsome Floors (6.5516)
Schwarzarbeit (5.52302)
Ludoviel (5.57338)
Eine wird gewinnen (0.0)
Power Grid (7.95054)
Funny Friends (6.26132)
Fiji (5.69576)
Formidable Foes (5.51868)
Megastar (5.49299)
Monstermaler (5.71059)
Funkenschlag: EnBW (6.09742)
Felix: The Cat in the Sack (6.46227)
The 3 Commandments (5.51238)
Mégawatts (6.27558)
Fast Flowing Forest Fellers (6.22079)
Fauna (6.78062)
Power Grid: Factory Manager (6.80158)
Friesematenten (5.81921)
Famiglia (6.37631)
Fürstenfeld (6.20373)
Stich-Meister (5.88983)
Funfair (5.63225)
Tadaaam! (5.66373)
Black Friday (6.16849)
Fauna junior (5.64648)
Power Grid: The First Sparks (6.67107)
Spring Fever (5.52248)
Friday (7.06846)
Gregs Tagebuch: Von Idioten umzingelt! (0.0)
Copycat (6.49951)
Futterneid (5.53081)
Friese's Landlord (5.75896)
Power Grid deluxe: Europe/North America (0.0)
Terra (0.0)
Klaus Teuber
Barbarossa (6.10017)
Einfalls-Pinsel (0.0)
Timberland (0.0)
Älpler-Stafette (0.0)
Licht und Schatten (0.0)
Hoity Toity (6.41856)
Astérix et les Romains (5.47479)
Wacky Wacky West (6.04758)
Der Fliegende Holländer (5.65968)
Vernissage (5.69871)
Barbarossa Junior (0.0)
Speedy Delivery (0.0)
The Settlers of Catan (7.26842)
Verrückte Tiere (0.0)
Galopp Royal (5.56843)
Bakschisch (5.51703)
Entdecker (6.14302)
Hallo Dachs! (5.58234)
Phantasia in Kinderhand (0.0)
Catan Card Game (6.71754)
Die Ritter von der Haselnuss (5.58297)
Das Wasser des Lebens (5.71613)
Löwenherz (6.75146)
Pop Belly (5.4926)
Starfarers of Catan (6.60574)
Die Siedler von Nürnberg (6.34307)
The Communication in Catan (0.0)
Rabatz auf dem Riesenrad (0.0)
Gnadenlos! (5.64476)
Entdecker: Exploring New Horizons (6.29968)
Chip-Chip Hurra (5.49051)
Starship Catan (6.66023)
The Settlers of Catan: Travel Edition (6.38232)
The Settlers of the Stone Age (6.35632)
The Settlers of Canaan (6.18248)
Das Steiff-Spiel (0.0)
The Settlers of Zarahemla (6.08587)
Domaine (6.8189)
The Kids of Catan (5.40001)
Anno 1503 (6.00926)
Oceania (5.69345)
Candamir: The First Settlers (5.95626)
Settlers of Catan: Rockman Edition (0.0)
CATAN 3D Collector's Edition (6.86468)
Elasund: The First City (6.50652)
Die Siedler von Catan: Paper & Pencil (0.0)
Die Siedler von Catan: Das Kartenspiel – 10th Anniversary Special Edition Tin Box (6.07239)
Simply Catan (5.84845)
Struggle for Rome (6.14853)
Die Siedler von Catan: Junior (5.69522)
Anno 1701: Das Kartenspiel (5.7337)
De Kolonisten van Catan: Wegwerpcatan (0.0)
Tintenherz (5.49687)
Catan Dice Game (5.64496)
Anno 1701: Das Brettspiel (5.85552)
Im Reich der Jadegöttin (5.66067)
The Settlers of Catan: 15th Anniversary Wood Edition (0.0)
Im Reich der Wüstensöhne (5.77596)
Catan Geographies: Germany (6.11415)
Settlers of Catan: Gallery Edition (5.67976)
Die Siedler von Catan: Einsteiger-Variante (0.0)
Die Siedler von Catan: Das Würfelspiel – XXL-Ausgabe (5.55026)
De Kolonisten van de Lage Landen (5.67078)
Settlers of America: Trails to Rails (6.52142)
Die Siedler von Catan: Das Mini-Spiel (0.0)
The Rivals for Catan (6.76262)
Catan Histories: Merchants of Europe (5.84185)
The Struggle for Catan (6.01334)
Catan: Junior (6.17588)
Settlers of Catan: Family Edition (0.0)
Baden-Württemberg Catan (0.0)
Spinnengift und Krötenschleim (5.53373)
Star Trek: Catan (6.55335)
Madagascar Catan Junior (0.0)
Wien Catan (0.0)
North Wind (5.59011)
Die Siedler von Catan: Das Alte Ägypten (0.0)
Matt Leacock
Borderlands (0.0)
Lunatix Loop (5.57746)
Pandemic (7.57509)
Roll Through the Ages: The Bronze Age (6.87966)
Power Kitty (0.0)
Forbidden Island (6.86113)
Forbidden Desert (7.22785)
Pandemic: The Cure (0.0)
Thunderbirds (0.0)
Pandemic Legacy (0.0)
Reiner Knizia
The Great Chinese Railway Game (0.0)
Scary Tales: Big Bad Wolf vs. Cinderella (0.0)
The Adventure League (0.0)
Pantheon (0.0)
Monster Allergy YO! game (0.0)
Desperados (5.49275)
Gold Digger (5.61287)
Wahlparty (0.0)
Neue Taktikspiele mit Würfeln und Karten (0.0)
Prisma (0.0)
Pyramido (0.0)
Complica (0.0)
Res Publica (5.74515)
Powerplay (0.0)
Giro d'Italia (0.0)
Investopoly (0.0)
Catena (0.0)
Ascot (0.0)
Linea (0.0)
Olympiade (0.0)
Triade (0.0)
Irish Wolf (0.0)
Atlanteon (5.64788)
Modern Art (7.21269)
Quo Vadis? (6.22537)
Loot (6.19166)
Homo Pfifficus (0.0)
Royal Flush (0.0)
Run (0.0)
En Garde (6.19284)
Das letzte Paradies (5.51569)
Penalty (0.0)
Tiku (0.0)
Intermezzo (0.0)
Business (0.0)
Tutankhamen (5.92099)
Attacke (5.53424)
Jupiter (0.0)
Botswana (6.38282)
King (0.0)
Re (0.0)
Stonehenge (5.60715)
Neue Spiele im alten Rom (5.75448)
Allerley Spielerey (0.0)
Wahltag (0.0)
Kingdoms (6.4684)
Sokrates (0.0)
Olix (5.54615)
Top (0.0)
Quattro (0.0)
Am Fuß des Kilimandscharo (5.49496)
Turf Horse Racing (5.61771)
Chex (0.0)
Kick (0.0)
Catch (0.0)
Sisyphos (0.0)
Ferkelei (0.0)
Knights of Charlemagne (5.91466)
Limes (0.0)
Formula Motor Racing (6.1268)
High Society (6.61555)
Medici (6.94066)
Nuba (5.53548)
Blazing Aces! A Fistful of Family Card Games (0.0)
Tor (5.48268)
Members Only (5.85432)
Twins (5.55331)
Buy Low Sell High (5.88734)
Vegas (5.42906)
Grand National Derby (5.60268)
Colossal Arena (6.70528)
Tigris & Euphrates (7.67629)
Mole Hill (5.5978)
Jumbo Grand Prix (5.55313)
Kurre (0.0)
Circus Flohcati (6.27934)
Katzenjammer Blues (5.70794)
Bucket Brigade (5.78533)
Excape (6.042)
It's Mine! (5.71473)
Zero (5.80425)
KrimsKrams Flohmarkt-Spiel (0.0)
Ohio (5.53344)
Through the Desert (6.98865)
Samurai (7.32139)
Ra (7.41026)
Schotten-Totten (6.90274)
Relationship Tightrope (5.93525)
Diabolo (5.51356)
Noah's Ark (0.0)
Katego (5.48679)
Hopp Hopp (0.0)
Hong Kong (5.52938)
Lost Cities (7.04243)
Lass nichts fallen, Kleiner Rabe (0.0)
Stephensons Rocket (6.58336)
Rheinländer (6.27764)
Dice Games Properly Explained (5.67931)
Money! (6.34737)
Leapin' Lily Pads (5.51087)
Taj Mahal (7.20599)
Crafty Badger (5.5171)
Kartenschach (0.0)
Dream Factory (6.92213)
Merchants of Amsterdam (6.35792)
Ivanhoe (6.26778)
Galaxy: The Dark Ages (5.83987)
Lord of the Rings (6.75011)
Vampire (5.68125)
Safari (5.44627)
Trendy (5.80267)
Tabaluga: Der Regenbogenschatz (0.0)
Schwuppdibus (0.0)
Flinke Flitzer (5.50672)
Battle Line (7.30157)
Monkey Madness (5.47122)
My Word! (5.59261)
Africa (5.82157)
Der Herr der Ringe: Die Gefährten – Das Kartenspiel (5.64099)
Schnell gelegt (0.0)
Winner's Circle (6.7271)
Hau Ruck! (0.0)
Dark Side (5.44211)
Maginor (5.49712)
Nimbali (0.0)
Monopoly: Stock Exchange (5.50531)
Nalle och hans vänner (0.0)
Den färgglada clownen (0.0)
Clash of the Gladiators (5.71542)
Shoot Out (5.4693)
Wheedle (5.75683)
Bandito (0.0)
Dragonland (5.99531)
Lord of the Rings: The Confrontation (7.06012)
Star Wars: Attack of the Clones Card Game (5.54768)
Der Herr der Ringe: Die Zwei Türme – das Kartenspiel (5.56523)
Rome (5.82907)
Thor (5.80291)
Mössens glada ostkalas! (0.0)
King's Gate (5.90813)
Hot Potatoes (0.0)
Zaromba und der verhexte Wald (0.0)
Zwergenkönig (0.0)
Too Many Cooks (6.01578)
Benjamin Blümchen: als Zoodirektor (0.0)
Scarab Lords (5.92208)
Fleet Fins (0.0)
Reiner Knizia's Amazing Flea Circus (5.64765)
Fish Eat Fish (5.63028)
Piraten-Fang (0.0)
Reiner Knizia's Decathlon (5.86815)
Schatz der Drachen (5.70718)
Lord of the Rings (5.72143)
King Arthur (5.42503)
Kalle Kängu (0.0)
Memo Street (5.47367)
Carcassonne: The Castle (6.9112)
Wapi (5.41572)
Amun-Re (7.23694)
Easy Come, Easy Go (5.65544)
Mago Magino (5.60673)
Ingenious (7.14491)
Nino Conillo (5.55133)
Yundao (5.45506)
Bibi Blocksberg und das Geheimnis der blauen Eulen! (0.0)
Hollywood Lives (0.0)
Spy (5.49813)
Mio! (0.0)
Rooster Booster (5.50551)
Blue Moon (6.64369)
Ribbit (6.32296)
Das Niederösterreich-Spiel (0.0)
Razzia! (6.49071)
Minotaur Lords (5.75985)
Duell (5.92551)
Dragon Master (0.0)
Marco Polo Expedition (5.85166)
Inuyasha: Das Action Würfelspiel (0.0)
Reporterspiel (0.0)
Bunte Runde (5.59591)
Euphrates & Tigris: Contest of Kings (5.87302)
Lord of the Rings: The Confrontation (Deluxe Edition) (7.23836)
SuDoku: Das Brettspiel (5.38243)
Tower of Babel (6.43316)
Friday the 13th (6.29098)
Head-to-Head Poker (5.54508)
Gravediggers (5.61531)
Beowulf: The Legend (6.2265)
Viele Tiere (0.0)
Queen of the Cupcakes (5.59192)
Die Insel (5.62888)
King Arthur: The Card Game (5.75487)
Kubla's Gambol (0.0)
Pickomino (6.38979)
Inferno (5.46374)
Lernabenteuer Papier & Co., Was gehört wohin? (0.0)
Lernabenteuer Tiere unserer Welt (0.0)
Palazzo (6.32295)
James Rizzi (0.0)
Im siebten Himmel (0.0)
Picco Camillo (0.0)
Flecken Monster (0.0)
Dead Man's Treasure (5.61045)
Pirates! (5.5207)
Blue Moon City (6.93095)
Mmm ... Brains! (5.4667)
Times Square (5.99813)
Toppo (5.59904)
Double or Nothing (5.59269)
Flotte Flitzer (0.0)
Sudoku Challenge (0.0)
Genesis (5.87993)
Benjamin Blümchen: Lernabenteuer Auf Weltreise (0.0)
Chaos in the Kids' Room (0.0)
Rechen-Kapitän (0.0)
Secrets of the Sea (5.57122)
Primo Calculino (0.0)
Risk Express (5.95283)
Sudoku: Duell der Meister (5.52942)
Zoodoku (0.0)
Little Amadeus: Mein erstes Orchester (0.0)
Tal der Abenteuer: Die Schatzsuche im Himalaja (5.62038)
Great Wall of China (6.06538)
Typisch Frau, typisch Mann (0.0)
Sudoku: Verflixte Streifen (0.0)
Sudoku: Verdrehte Blöcke (0.0)
Azteken Schatz (0.0)
Wir gehen einkaufen (0.0)
Figaro (5.41829)
Ingenious: Travel Edition (6.72397)
Sudoku: Das Würfelspiel (0.0)
SuDoku Hex! (0.0)
Der kleine Sprechdachs (0.0)
Abenteuer auf dem Zahlen-Fluss (0.0)
The Ultimate Dice Game Compendium (0.0)
Medici vs Strozzi (6.23723)
SuDoku: Das Kartenspiel (5.4729)
Spirits! (5.49325)
Yo! Marvel Heroes (0.0)
Einfach Genial Knobelspass (5.5404)
Horse Fair Card Game (5.55811)
Cheeky Monkey (6.08576)
Battleship Express (5.48454)
Escalation! (5.60057)
Einfach Genial Junior (0.0)
Promi-Klatsch (0.0)
Take It! (0.0)
Whoowasit? (6.01359)
Animal Express (5.49411)
SuDoku: Die Spielesammlung (0.0)
Dragon Parade (5.63104)
Penguin (5.16887)
Little Italy (5.55134)
Bello (5.4839)
Code Cracker (5.58527)
Merchants (6.0646)
Alles Tomate! (5.61626)
Fische fangen (0.0)
Beowulf: The Movie Board Game (6.12697)
Einfach Genial: Das Kartenspiel (5.60574)
Robot Master (5.71829)
Cthulhu Rising (5.43464)
Kampf der Magier (0.0)
Poker Kids (0.0)
Looting London (5.65242)
Los Banditos (5.77583)
Sushizock im Gockelwok (6.23434)
Municipium (6.19797)
Pinguin-Party (5.91995)
Tigris & Euphrates with Ziggurat Expansion (0.0)
Córdoba (5.51628)
Castellers (5.54379)
Over/Under (0.0)
Verdrehte Sprichwörter (0.0)
Was ist Was: Junior – Baustelle Kartenspiel (0.0)
Strozzi (6.26348)
3D Memo Smurfs (0.0)
IGOR: The Monster Making Game (5.54193)
Katzenbande (0.0)
Simply Ingenious (5.37608)
Black Sheep (5.78385)
Domino Knobelspass (0.0)
Was ist Was: Junior – Polizei Kartenspiel (0.0)
Yvio: Octago (0.0)
Ilium (5.71249)
Pickpocket (5.55)
Was ist Was: Junior – Ritterburg Kartenspiel (0.0)
Keltis (6.33725)
Gem Dealer (5.50719)
Lost Cities: The Board Game (6.55788)
Regenbogenland (0.0)
Hochstapler (5.4831)
Samurai: The Card Game (5.76432)
Priests of Ra (6.30415)
Scary Tales: Snow White vs. The Giant (5.43055)
Take it Higher! (5.68094)
Was ist Was: Das Quizspiel (0.0)
Masters Gallery (6.20329)
Gelini Nightlife (0.0)
Gelini Catch Me! (0.0)
Keltis: Der Weg der Steine Mitbringspiel (6.0389)
Lunar Command (5.50845)
Topas (5.51034)
Callisto (5.73551)
Scary Tales: Little Red vs. Pinocchio (5.43792)
Diamantenraub (0.0)
Wer war's?: Mitbringspiel (0.0)
Keltis: Das Kartenspiel (6.29002)
Genial Spezial (5.6153)
Battle for Olympus (5.5096)
Kangaroo (5.5183)
Abandon Ship (5.96177)
Think: Kids – Alles Gemerkt? (0.0)
Zombiegeddon (5.57264)
FITS (6.43792)
Ra: The Dice Game (6.47645)
Catch the Mice (5.48786)
Ramses Pyramid (5.30326)
Sieben unter Verdacht (0.0)
Neuron (5.48518)
Prinzessin Lillifee: Das verzauberte Reh (0.0)
Glenn's Gallery (5.51544)
Long Live The Revolution! (5.50672)
Keltis Das Mini-Spiel (0.0)
Mix Match (0.0)
Big Five (5.66001)
Grimaffen (0.0)
Ingenious Challenges (5.68097)
Keltis: Das Orakel (6.15973)
Fast Lane (0.0)
Scary Tales: Prince Charming vs. Hansel (5.53994)
Heckmeck Barbecue (5.68143)
Heckmeck Junior (5.56378)
The Hobbit (5.87321)
Yin Yang (5.72729)
Mini FITS (5.60168)
Wer war's? Löst das Rätsel von Schräghausen! (0.0)
Коммерсантъ.Деньги (0.0)
Schlaf gut, kleiner Mondbär (0.0)
Cards4You (0.0)
Catch Me! (0.0)
SWAT! (5.61147)
Kariba (0.0)
Buzz It! (5.57899)
Capt'n Sharky: Ab auf die Palme (0.0)
Jäger und Sammler (5.92726)
Rrrats! (0.0)
Cars 2: Race Champions (0.0)
BITS (5.84242)
Domino Sudoku (0.0)
Ramses Return (5.4975)
Pairamid (0.0)
Electronic Labyrinth (5.5806)
Hot Wheels Speed Rallye (0.0)
Star Trek: Expeditions (6.15367)
Monkeyland (0.0)
Ravensburger Spiele Minis: Tiefsee Memo (0.0)
Connections (5.57081)
Spectaculum (5.80207)
Wer war's? Das 2. Abenteuer: Mitbringspiel (0.0)
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey – Das Kartenspiel (0.0)
Elfer raus! Das Brettspiel (0.0)
Keltis Ór (0.0)
Rondo (5.71869)
Qin (6.2675)
The Amazing Spider-Man Game (0.0)
Singapur (0.0)
Gravitas (0.0)
Yakari: Geheime Botschaft (0.0)
Bee Alert (0.0)
Фарт (0.0)
Dreaming Dragon (0.0)
DTC (0.0)
Piranhas (5.50757)
BITS Mitbringspiel (0.0)
Keltis: Das Würfelspiel (5.80456)
Einfach Genial: Das Würfelspiel (5.46546)
Liliput (0.0)
Verfünft! (0.0)
Sprücheklopfer (0.0)
Wirbelwörter (0.0)
Yamunda (0.0)
Jabba-Dabba-Dû! (0.0)
Indigo (6.26557)
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (5.59653)
Disney Planes Air Champions (0.0)
Prosperity (6.13894)
Gold Nuggets (0.0)
Hook 'em (0.0)
Sherlock Kids (0.0)
Die drei ??? und der Feuerdiamant (0.0)
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (5.69002)
Kto z Kim? (0.0)
Kyoto (0.0)
Blue Moon Legends (6.15792)
Honigbienchen (0.0)
Silver Screen (0.0)
Invasion of the Garden Gnomes (0.0)
Age of War (0.0)
Game of Thrones: Westeros Intrigue (5.50706)
Richard Launius
Gridiron Glory (0.0)
Arkham Horror (5.88328)
The Spawn of Yog-Sothoth (0.0)
Miskatonic Madness (5.51581)
Arkham Horror (7.32374)
Defenders of the Realm (7.1184)
Elder Sign (6.89474)
Trail of the Brotherhood (0.0)
Defenders of the Realm: Battlefields (5.62884)
Dragon Rampage (5.92783)
Ace Detective (5.61373)
Pirates vs. Dinosaurs (5.67204)
Legends of the American Frontier (0.0)
Draco Magi (0.0)
Till Dawn (0.0)
Cthulhu's Vault (0.0)
Alien Uprising (5.59162)
Run, Fight, or Die! (5.75305)
Mythos Tales (0.0)
Rob Daviau
SeaFall (0.0)
Monopoly: Looney Tunes (5.47677)
Star Wars: The Queen's Gambit (6.98719)
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Game (6.27269)
Risk 2210 A.D. (6.52703)
In Pursuit (5.52475)
Axis & Allies: Pacific (6.28252)
The Game of Life: Card Game (5.55816)
Star Wars: Epic Duels (6.6112)
Battleship Card Game (5.53392)
The Game of Life: A Jedi's Path (5.38722)
Monopoly: The Lord of the Rings Trilogy Edition (5.42207)
Heroscape Master Set: Rise of the Valkyrie (7.16305)
Betrayal at House on the Hill (6.89192)
Risk: Star Wars – The Clone Wars Edition (5.82892)
Risk: Star Wars Original Trilogy Edition (6.231)
Clue DVD Game (5.69517)
Wilde Horde (0.0)
Heroscape Marvel: The Conflict Begins (6.48631)
Monopoly: Tropical Tycoon DVD Game (5.53383)
Heroscape Master Set: Swarm of the Marro (7.02215)
Clue: Discover the Secrets (5.72939)
Risk: Black Ops (5.67209)
Clue: Harry Potter Edition (5.68127)
Risk (Revised Edition) (5.96163)
Risk: Balance of Power (5.59316)
Risk: Halo Wars Collector's Edition (5.64294)
Heroscape Master Set: Battle for the Underdark (6.59815)
Risk Legacy (7.349)
Viking Funeral (0.0)
Risk Battlefield Rogue (5.52161)
V-Wars (0.0)
Pandemic Legacy (0.0)
Uwe Rosenberg
Marlowe (0.0)
Times (5.58184)
Lifetime (5.49339)
Komme Gleich (0.0)
Bohnanza (7.02158)
Bargain Hunter (6.17087)
Klunker (5.91588)
Mamma Mia! (6.36374)
Space Beans (5.91611)
Babel (6.47334)
Titus (5.46698)
Al Cabohne (5.79506)
Bali (5.65021)
Limits (5.71926)
Bean Trader (5.63196)
Yellowstone Park (5.53287)
Schätzbold (0.0)
Sole Mio! (5.89085)
Wir sind schwanger (0.0)
Rabohnzel (5.57642)
Spelunke (0.0)
The Difference Between Women & Men (5.5412)
Frauen & Männer Mitbringspiel (0.0)
Nottingham (6.02593)
Bohnkick (5.48271)
Kannibohne (5.56656)
Agricola (8.08782)
Ladybohn: Manche mögen's heiss! (5.8203)
Kennen Sie Di? (0.0)
Le Havre (7.90728)
Mamma Mia! Plus (5.92338)
Wendy Pferdebasar (0.0)
At the Gates of Loyang (7.16436)
Psychometer (0.0)
Merkator (6.60453)
Bohnanza Fun & Easy (5.54537)
Bauer sucht Frau: Das Kartenspiel (0.0)
Ora et Labora (7.63698)
Anno Domini: Hannover & Deutschland (0.0)
Bohn To Be Wild! (5.72589)
Agricola: All Creatures Big and Small (7.33687)
Farmerama (5.63647)
Würfel Bohnanza (6.11613)
Le Havre: The Inland Port (6.63933)
Caverna: The Cave Farmers (7.99695)
Sissi!: Die Bohnenkaiserin (0.0)
Glass Road (7.09304)
Arler Erde (0.0)
Patchwork (0.0)

I'm not going to bother introducing any of these gentlemen, because you already know them if you're serious about playing board games. I just wanted to compare them a bit, and see if I could spot any trends. The only trend I'm spotting, sadly, is the amount of data sanitation I'm still going to have to do here. Several expansions make it through the filter, which means the appropriate annotating facts weren't in the incoming XML files from BGG. I'll have to do something about that. Also, Donald X. Vaccarino has apparently been doing dick all noteworthy since Dominion. The only other odd thing to me here is how big a difference in output there is between designers. Matt Leacock of Pandemic fame and Richard Launius (designer of Arkham Horror) seem to have particularly paltry libraries, while Reiner Knizia just can't stop.

Interestingly, at ~400 non-expansion games, Knizia is not the most prolific game designer.

(defmethod take ((n integer) (lst list))
  (loop repeat n for elem in lst collect elem))

(defun prolific-designers (&optional count)
  (let ((res (make-hash-table :test 'equal)))
    (for-all (and (?id :designer ?designer) (not (?id :expansion-of ?game))) :in *base* :do (incf (gethash ?designer res 0)))
    (let ((sorted-prolific (sort (alexandria:hash-table-alist res) #'> :key #'cdr)))
      (take count sorted-prolific))))
  • PROLIFIC-DESIGNERS :: symbol
(Uncredited) (18405)
Lloyd Krassner (780)
Reiner Knizia (400)
Charles Darrow (190)
Wolfgang Kramer (179)
Joseph Miranda (160)
Heinz Meister (151)
Richard H. Berg (144)
James Ernest (139)
Michael Rüttinger (131)
Reinhold Wittig (124)
Sid Sackson (123)
Garrett J. Donner (119)
Michael S. Steer (118)
Jim Dunnigan (112)
Alex Randolph (111)
Perry Moore (110)
Jim Deacove (107)
Paul Rohrbaugh (101)
Kai Haferkamp (100)
Michael Schacht (99)
Jonathan Leistiko (98)
Richard Hutnik (96)
Frank Chadwick (89)
Ty Bomba (88)

And that's mildly misleading because I'm pretty sure (Uncredited) isn't the name of a designer in the sense we care about. So...

Lloyd Krassner (780)
Reiner Knizia (400)
Charles Darrow (190)
Wolfgang Kramer (179)
Joseph Miranda (160)
Heinz Meister (151)
Richard H. Berg (144)
James Ernest (139)
Michael Rüttinger (131)

And I've gotta be honest, the only names I recognize on that list are Reiner Knizia in second and Wolfgang Kramer in fourth. I have no idea who Lloyd Krassner is. After taking a look at his career profile...

Lloyd Krassner
Iron Bridge Gorge (0.0)
Space Insurrection (0.0)
Linear Progression (0.0)
Terratain (0.0)
The Wars of Western Civilization (0.0)
Epoch (0.0)
Sweep of History (0.0)
Numica (0.0)
Fortac (0.0)
Nationalist Chess (0.0)
Saint Augustine Shopkeepers (0.0)
Railroad Dispatch USA (0.0)
Sengoku Alliance (0.0)
Alexander: The Card Game (0.0)
Tron Skirmish (0.0)
Spice Raid (0.0)
NASCARDS (0.0)
Green Cities (0.0)
Energy Future (0.0)
Cro Magnon (0.0)
Iraqi Conflict (0.0)
Squad (0.0)
Green Plastic Massacre (0.0)
The Big Book of Games Volume One (0.0)
Egypt (0.0)
Durable Goods (0.0)
Superhero Slugfest (0.0)
Space Blast (0.0)
Wargammon (0.0)
Fall of the Aztecs (0.0)
Space Base (0.0)
Revolution (0.0)
Agea (0.0)
Battle Royale (0.0)
Attrition (0.0)
Warrior Races of Mars (0.0)
Zulu Spears (0.0)
Sherwood (0.0)
Deity (0.0)
War for Atlantis (0.0)
Enclave (0.0)
Blitz (0.0)
Wolf Pack (0.0)
Guild Master (0.0)
Gerrymandering (0.0)
Galax (0.0)
Daisho (0.0)
Point of No Return (0.0)
Mekatac (0.0)
Flower Power (0.0)
Mobsters (0.0)
Duel of Iron (0.0)
Ancient Generals (0.0)
Planet Busters (0.0)
Stakk Chess (0.0)
Fiefs (0.0)
Fantasy Heroes (0.0)
Minions (0.0)
Culture & Conquest (0.0)
Air Fare (0.0)
Border Keep (0.0)
Battle Magic (0.0)
Battle Dice (0.0)
Megiddo 1918 (0.0)
Megazilla (0.0)
Manifesto (0.0)
Star Fiefs (0.0)
Depths of the Earth (0.0)
Space Cruisers (0.0)
Warbah (0.0)
Solar Invasion 2100 (0.0)
Japanese Swords (0.0)
Napoleonic Empire (0.0)
Civil War Poker (0.0)
Champion Chess (0.0)
San Juan Hill (0.0)
Psionica (0.0)
Dodeca (0.0)
Diamond Traders (0.0)
Destiny (0.0)
Midway (0.0)
Cellular (0.0)
Castle Keep (0.0)
Thieves Guild (0.0)
Rebel Space (0.0)
Gladius (0.0)
The Alamo (0.0)
Medieval Keep (0.0)
Devastators 2500 (0.0)
Devastators 3000 (0.0)
Elemental Chess (0.0)
Space Scouts (0.0)
Tunnel Rat (0.0)
Knights & Castles (0.0)
Imperious (0.0)
Fokker (0.0)
Fantasy Fliers (0.0)
Galactic Supremacy (0.0)
Gettysburg (0.0)
Grail (0.0)
Dark Continent (0.0)
Freudian Slip (0.0)
Greek Fire (0.0)
East Front West Front (0.0)
Drop Troops (0.0)
Dracula's Castle (0.0)
Arabia (0.0)
American Revolution (0.0)
Aliens (0.0)
Alien Empires (0.0)
Men of Sumer (0.0)
Space Fury (0.0)
Supercritter Slugfest (0.0)
Superhero Slugfest Card Combat (0.0)
Rules of War: Ancient Period (0.0)
Rules of War (0.0)
Star Craft Spawn (0.0)
Spider-Man (0.0)
Manifesto Destiny (0.0)
Fantasy Fight Club (0.0)
Pantheons (0.0)
Mission Improbable (0.0)
Mighty Magics (0.0)
Sorcery Chess (0.0)
Sea Intercept (0.0)
Shot, Shell & Grape (0.0)
Sailor Moon (0.0)
Air to Air (0.0)
AFV (0.0)
Advanced Culture & Conquest (0.0)
Titan Attack (0.0)
Word Poker (0.0)
Wizards School (0.0)
WH40KARDS (0.0)
Box Cars (0.0)
Beach Head (0.0)
Masters of the Universe (0.0)
Knaves & Knights (0.0)
Jaws (0.0)
Swords & Sorcery (0.0)
Artifact Core Rules (0.0)
Arc Gammon (0.0)
Mummys Tomb (0.0)
Lost Continent of Atlantis (0.0)
Mass Warfare (0.0)
The First Balkan War (0.0)
Thirty Years Warfare (0.0)
Magus (0.0)
Qadesh (0.0)
Zulu Spears Solo (0.0)
Seven Samurai Skirmish (0.0)
Mujaheddin (0.0)
Protecting the Skies (0.0)
Rolling Thunder (0.0)
Thunderbolt (0.0)
City States (0.0)
Charge of the Light Brigade (0.0)
Quickie Figs (0.0)
Quest for the Old Ones (0.0)
Star Blazers: The Quest for Isacandar (0.0)
Power Up (0.0)
Power Rangers (0.0)
Desert Storm Solitaire (0.0)
Denizens of the Deep (0.0)
Crusades (0.0)
Cross & Crown (0.0)
Elder Things & Outer Gods (0.0)
Fairy Circle Ring (0.0)
Jutland (0.0)
Kings Gambit (0.0)
Celtic Saga (0.0)
Cat & Mouse (0.0)
Cannonade (0.0)
Piratical (0.0)
Rockets & Rayguns Operational (0.0)
Rockets & Rayguns Strategic (0.0)
Treasure Hunter (0.0)
The Great Traveling Circus Game (0.0)
Thundercats (0.0)
Wizards & Warlords (0.0)
Wizards (0.0)
Boom Town (0.0)
Batman (0.0)
Doctor Who (0.0)
Dragon Slayers (0.0)
Emporex (0.0)
Vietnam Air Fury (0.0)
Stormbringer (0.0)
Slimed (0.0)
Sino-Japanese War (0.0)
Space Hole (0.0)
Conan (0.0)
Buck Rogers (0.0)
Kung Fusion (0.0)
Kings of Hyboria (0.0)
Pizza Pie Maker (0.0)
Go Joe (0.0)
Gamma World the Card Game (0.0)
Fusillade (0.0)
High Seas Fleet (0.0)
Heart Patient (0.0)
Mega Tank (0.0)
Ring War (0.0)
Noir (0.0)
Fabulous Thunderbirds (0.0)
Evolved (0.0)
Earth Defense Force (0.0)
Dungeon Master (0.0)
Doubloons & Dragoons (0.0)
Monster Brawl (0.0)
Orbital Escalation (0.0)
Panzer (0.0)
Operation Blitzkrieg (0.0)
Russo-Turkish War (0.0)
Methuselah (0.0)
Legend of the Five Rings Skirmish (0.0)
Huscarl (0.0)
Starship Troopers (0.0)
Army Man Backgammon (0.0)
American Game Hunter (0.0)
Amber (0.0)
The Mystic Warriors of the Plains (0.0)
Tlatelolco (0.0)
Tlachtli (0.0)
Viking Loot (0.0)
Sea Battles (0.0)
Sword & Sorcery Slugfest (0.0)
Lighter Than Air Warfare (0.0)
Spelljammer (0.0)
Spectrum (0.0)
Space Station Alpha (0.0)
40K Skirmish (0.0)
Immortals (0.0)
Fantasy Skirmish (0.0)
Overlords (0.0)
Warp Empires (0.0)
Adventures in Talislanta (0.0)
United States (0.0)
Blown Away (0.0)
Biker Brawl (0.0)
Berserker (0.0)
BattleTech Skirmish (0.0)
Hack & Slash (0.0)
Superman (0.0)
Aztec Skirmish (0.0)
Archon Skirmish (0.0)
Army Quest (0.0)
Greek Heroes (0.0)
Pirate Island (0.0)
Quest for the Grail (0.0)
Voyage of Sinbad (0.0)
Jugger (0.0)
Swords & Such (0.0)
Jedi Warp Duel (0.0)
Colonial Florida (0.0)
Chinese Warlords (0.0)
WarpQuest (0.0)
March on Rome (0.0)
Pearl Harbor (0.0)
Russo-German War (0.0)
Cards of War (0.0)
Ragnarok (0.0)
Raging Gun Battle (0.0)
Quidditch Cup (0.0)
Psych Ward (0.0)
Death Racers (0.0)
Custer's Last Stand (0.0)
Storm Trooper (0.0)
Time Line (0.0)
Score (0.0)
Rabbit Run (0.0)
The Isle of Dread (0.0)
In the Nam (0.0)
War Over the Reich (0.0)
Into the Valley of Death (0.0)
Melee (0.0)
Man O'Warp (0.0)
Interstellar Pig (0.0)
Kings Hand (0.0)
Castle Siege (0.0)
Caravan (0.0)
Cabal (0.0)
Bujutso (0.0)
Buccaneers (0.0)
British Sudan (0.0)
Dogs of War (0.0)
Master of Venice (0.0)
Rockets & Rayguns Skirmish (0.0)
Musketeer Skirmish (0.0)
Wizard Skirmish (0.0)
Moria Skirmish (0.0)
Spelljammer Skirmish (0.0)
X-Men Skirmish (0.0)
He-Man Skirmish (0.0)
Martian Cloudships (0.0)
Star Command (0.0)
Robotech Skirmish (0.0)
Phasers (0.0)
Wing Commander Fighters (0.0)
Malta Convoy (0.0)
Daimyo (0.0)
X-ploits (0.0)
Star Fleets (0.0)
Solitaire Conquest (0.0)
Warp Skirmish (0.0)
Endless Patrol (0.0)
Dune (0.0)
Crack of Doom (0.0)
Carriers (0.0)
Battlestar Galactica (0.0)
Battle for Hoth (0.0)
Miami Beach (0.0)
Harry Potters First Year Adventure (0.0)
Warp Hammer (0.0)
Range War (0.0)
Zeppelin Battles of the Great War (0.0)
Grognards (0.0)
Gunslingers (0.0)
Geonosis Arena Skirmish (0.0)
Gamma Chess (0.0)
To Boldly Go (0.0)
Golems (0.0)
Firebase Nam (0.0)
Five Armies (0.0)
Fix Bayonets (0.0)
Fleets of the Imperium (0.0)
Tank Killers (0.0)
Star Wars Fleets (0.0)
Arcology (0.0)
Three Kingdoms Combined Arms (0.0)
Mutog (0.0)
38th Parallel (0.0)
In Nomine (0.0)
X-Files (0.0)
Zoids (0.0)
Fall of France (0.0)
Pawnshop (0.0)
Paladin in Hell (0.0)
Nations at War (0.0)
Scooby Doo Mystery Game (0.0)
Renaissance Fair (0.0)
Afrika Korps (0.0)
Adventures in Wonderland (0.0)
Adventurers (0.0)
The Diet Game (0.0)
Wizards Game (0.0)
Wizardly (0.0)
Blue vs Gray Combined Arms (0.0)
Bionicle Skirmish (0.0)
Biomechanoids (0.0)
Battle of the Atlantic (0.0)
Rome Is Burning (0.0)
Kilts & Claymores (0.0)
Away Team Skirmish (0.0)
Autumn Mist (0.0)
Around the World in 80 Days (0.0)
Army of Darkness Skirmish (0.0)
Swarm (0.0)
WWII Combined Arms (0.0)
WWI Combined Arms (0.0)
Mad Scientists (0.0)
Iran-Iraq War (0.0)
Cosmosis (0.0)
Company Commander (0.0)
Clinical Studies (0.0)
Quarks (0.0)
Men in Black (0.0)
Matrix Replay (0.0)
Incal (0.0)
Challenge of the Superfriends (0.0)
Tron, The Card Game (0.0)
Third World (0.0)
Baron Munchausen (0.0)
Dragon Lance Companions (0.0)
Dumbledore's Army (0.0)
Speed Racer (0.0)
Hastings (0.0)
Hogwarts (0.0)
Hercules & Xena (0.0)
Samurai Quest (0.0)
Crimson Sky Privateers (0.0)
Cards of Mars (0.0)
Vampire Prince (0.0)
Super Dice (0.0)
Joust (0.0)
Ground War 3000 (0.0)
Gambler (0.0)
Escape from LA (0.0)
Galactic Civilizations (0.0)
Interzone (0.0)
Ice Lords (0.0)
Heavy Metal Mayhem (0.0)
French Revolution (0.0)
Somalia 93 (0.0)
Militia Groups (0.0)
Dungeon Keeper (0.0)
Dredd (0.0)
Dodge Ball (0.0)
Playground Skirmish (0.0)
Archmagi (0.0)
Ant Hill (0.0)
Ancient Battlefields (0.0)
Alpha Centauri (0.0)
Boer War (0.0)
Space Program (0.0)
Boxer Rebellion (0.0)
Young Wizards Duel (0.0)
Man-Kzin Wars (0.0)
Fantasy Fighters (0.0)
Orkworld Quest (0.0)
Myth Dimensions (0.0)
Muskets (0.0)
Museum of Fine Arts (0.0)
Ravenloft Quest (0.0)
AFV Skirmish (0.0)
Adventure Club (0.0)
Birthright Conquest (0.0)
Alien Skirmish (0.0)
Lunar Conquest (0.0)
Krull Quest (0.0)
Warrior Dice (0.0)
Trist (0.0)
Utopia (0.0)
Magic Encounters (0.0)
Yellow Submarine (0.0)
Xanth Quest (0.0)
Colonials (0.0)
The Horde (0.0)
Hyborian Gates Empires (0.0)
Silver Surfer (0.0)
Swamp Fighters (0.0)
Wrinkles in Time (0.0)
Dark Sun Skirmish (0.0)
Dark Sun Adventures (0.0)
Crimea (0.0)
Alphabet Pirates (0.0)
Mek Leader (0.0)
Alien Conspiracy (0.0)
Kings Men Backgammon (0.0)
Jorune (0.0)
Lepanto (0.0)
Bunker Hill (0.0)
Cave Wars (0.0)
Underdark Adventures (0.0)
Tarot Wars (0.0)
Wuxia (0.0)
Victorian Villains (0.0)
War in Hell (0.0)
Heroes & Hordes (0.0)
Baseball Outs (0.0)
Ancient Warfare (0.0)
Tavern Brawl (0.0)
Castle Wolfenstein (0.0)
Big Trouble in Little China Skirmish (0.0)
Battle for Naboo (0.0)
Naval Engagement (0.0)
Mayan Metropolis (0.0)
Periplus (0.0)
Gangs of New York Skirmish (0.0)
Goblin Commander Tactics (0.0)
Golden Axe (0.0)
Grecos (0.0)
Eskimo (0.0)
Faiths (0.0)
Fighting Front (0.0)
Prehistoric Warfare (0.0)
POW (0.0)
Paper Kessen (0.0)
Napoleonic Solitaire (0.0)
Moskito Coast (0.0)
Exorcist (0.0)
Reds & Whites (0.0)
Stickin it to the Man (0.0)
Ancient Skirmish (0.0)
Troy (0.0)
Traveler 1800 (0.0)
007 (0.0)
Colonial Empires (0.0)
Fallujah (0.0)
Pirates Backgammon (0.0)
Pawn Poker (0.0)
Mogo (0.0)
Solar Racers (0.0)
Regiments & Roundshot (0.0)
Airship Adventures (0.0)
Air Tac (0.0)
Time to Tell (0.0)
Turtle Run (0.0)
War Jhong (0.0)
Warborn (0.0)
WH40K Squads (0.0)
BESM (0.0)
Stellar Poker (0.0)
StarWars DogFight (0.0)
BattleFront (0.0)
Feudal Lords (0.0)
Lawrence of Arabia (0.0)
Stargate Missions (0.0)
Super League (0.0)
Wizarding Duels (0.0)
Sopwith (0.0)
Conquistador (0.0)
Condottieri Captains (0.0)
City of Heroes Skirmish (0.0)
Star Control (0.0)
Swiss Family Robinson (0.0)
Remember the Alamo (0.0)
Pacification of the Middle East (0.0)
Reconquista (0.0)
Disciple Lords (0.0)
Desperate Housewives Card Game (0.0)
D&D Miniatures Quick Rules (0.0)
Cthulhu Skirmish (0.0)
Bees (0.0)
Gallic Wars (0.0)
Grand Tour (0.0)
Hippomania (0.0)
Javelin (0.0)
Jerusalem 70AD (0.0)
Phoenician Sea Trader (0.0)
Where Eagles Dared (0.0)
Hidalgo (0.0)
Air War Europe (0.0)
Laff-a-Lympics (0.0)
Carny (0.0)
Car Chase (0.0)
Bug Out (0.0)
Zoo (0.0)
Tanker Skirmish (0.0)
Heroes & Hordes II (0.0)
Cold War Era (0.0)
Trafalgar (0.0)
The Last Starfighter Skirmish (0.0)
Spanish Armada (0.0)
Dueling Pistols (0.0)
Delta Skirmish (0.0)
Death in the Sand (0.0)
Buckaroo Banzai (0.0)
Punic Wars Combined Arms (0.0)
Commodore (0.0)
Game of Lists (0.0)
Gearhead Skirmish (0.0)
General Backgammon (0.0)
Gods & Demons (0.0)
Battle of Berlin (0.0)
Typhoons & Turtleships (0.0)
Spheres of Influence (0.0)
Fish Food (0.0)
Flintloque Skirmish (0.0)
Freddy vs. Jason Skirmish (0.0)
French Indian Wars (0.0)
Quest for the Princess Bride (0.0)
Privateers (0.0)
Mobopoly (0.0)
Star Trek Ship Engagements (0.0)
Arab Israeli Wars (0.0)
Ancient Warfare Redux (0.0)
WWI Many Fronts (0.0)
Whale Hunters (0.0)
Takeover (0.0)
Farmers (0.0)
Pirates Own Game (0.0)
Nose Goblins (0.0)
Naruto Ninjutsu (0.0)
Sleep (0.0)
Sin City (0.0)
Rules of Order (0.0)
Redwall (0.0)
Ships of the Line (0.0)
Thermopylae (0.0)
Tournament (0.0)
Transformers Skirmish (0.0)
WarFair (0.0)
Volley (0.0)
Genghis Khan (0.0)
Avatar Adventures (0.0)
Austin Powers (0.0)
Asterix: The Hunt (0.0)
Crecy (0.0)
Conquest of Canaan (0.0)
Corps of Discovery (0.0)
Lancaster and York (0.0)
Presidential Race (0.0)
Plassey (0.0)
Dark Ages Empires (0.0)
Da Vinci Poker (0.0)
Great Old Ones (0.0)
Lions and Gladiators (0.0)
Naval Duel (0.0)
Ready Fence (0.0)
Constantine (0.0)
Sharpe's Adventures (0.0)
KND Missions (0.0)
Lupin (0.0)
Levantine Crusades (0.0)
Making Plays (0.0)
Barbarian Hordes (0.0)
Conquests of Charlemagne (0.0)
Emperor of China (0.0)
Calcala (0.0)
Santa's Workshop (0.0)
Quest for the Pirate Chest (0.0)
Yakuza War (0.0)
Water Gun Fight (0.0)
Time Bandits (0.0)
Dungeon Tricks (0.0)
Hundred Years War (0.0)
Early Kings of England (0.0)
Seven Years War (0.0)
Italian Wars (0.0)
Robber Barons of the Gilded Age (0.0)
The English Civil War (0.0)
Oz Quest (0.0)
Armies of Oz (0.0)
Conquest of Oz (0.0)
Doctor Strange (0.0)
Dick Tracy Files (0.0)
Battle of the Three Emperors (0.0)
Players and Playwrights (0.0)
Grenadier Tactics (0.0)
Flying Circus (0.0)
Wildcat Soccer (0.0)
Global Warming (0.0)
Fall of the Weimar Republic (0.0)
The War Between the States (0.0)
Pacific Gamble (0.0)
Capulets & Montagues (0.0)
Warrior Kings of Ireland (0.0)
Norseopoly (0.0)
Dogma the Board Game (0.0)
Truckin (0.0)
Farmers of Ur (0.0)
Newsprint (0.0)
Ski Race (0.0)
Doomsday America (0.0)
Tic-Tac-Tics (0.0)
University (0.0)
Blade (0.0)
Spanish Civil War (0.0)
Archaeologists (0.0)
Knights Templar (0.0)
Wreckers (0.0)
War Wind (0.0)
Barbarella (0.0)
Avengers Assemble (0.0)
Kill Rasputin (0.0)
Invasions of the Horse People (0.0)
Chinese Rummy (0.0)
The Great Game (0.0)
Magicians (0.0)
Indian Wars (0.0)
Hitchhiker's Quest for the Galaxy (0.0)
Psychobabble (0.0)
Prohibition (0.0)
Progression (0.0)
Plantation Master (0.0)
Beastmaster Quest (0.0)
Matrix Conquest (0.0)
Fifth Element (0.0)
Celtic Warbands (0.0)
Celtic Skirmish (0.0)
Neolithic Traders (0.0)
Wonder Woman (0.0)
Warring States Period (0.0)
Twelve Brothers (0.0)
Victory at Stalingrad (0.0)
Space Swarm (0.0)
Pixie Wars (0.0)
My City (0.0)
Baroque Masters (0.0)
Deadlock (0.0)
Enchanted Checkers (0.0)
Northern Wars (0.0)
Hong Kong Phooey (0.0)
Firefly Gin (0.0)
Grendel & Beowulf (0.0)
Reiter and Tercio (0.0)
Greek Games (0.0)
Exploration in the Age of Sail (0.0)
Fading Suns Emperor Wars (0.0)
Palaces of Minos (0.0)
Age of Enlightenment (0.0)
Ninja Clan Wars (0.0)
Tesla & Edison (0.0)
Get Castro! (0.0)
Search for El Dorado (0.0)
Chakras (0.0)
Pedro for President Game (0.0)
Acropolis (0.0)
Age of Industry (0.0)
Great Wall (0.0)
Hellboy Hands (0.0)
Rappa Nui (0.0)
Pueblos (0.0)
Cyberiad (0.0)
Great Dynasties of Europe (0.0)
Wagon Trails (0.0)
Journey to the West (0.0)
Viking Raid (0.0)
Jungle Skirmish (0.0)
Medieval Manor (0.0)
Koggen (0.0)
Villa Rustica (0.0)
Sector Control (0.0)
Heist (0.0)
Eighty Years War (0.0)
Space Freighter (0.0)
Guelph & Ghibelline (0.0)
Symposion (0.0)
Reformation (0.0)
Motorcade (0.0)
Conquest of the Caribbean (0.0)
Masters of India (0.0)
Mississippi Run (0.0)
Garden Grow (0.0)
Peloponnesian War (0.0)
Dictators (0.0)
Spanish Empire (0.0)
First Settlement (0.0)
Carving Up China (0.0)
World Powers (0.0)
Archaic Animalia (0.0)
Archean Empires (0.0)
Maori Wars (0.0)
Satsuma Rebellion (0.0)
Occult WWII (0.0)
New World Empires (0.0)
East Front Sniper (0.0)
Silk Road (0.0)
Paper Rails USA (0.0)
Heroes of The Hinterlands (0.0)
Cosmos Commanders (0.0)
Samnite Wars (0.0)
Regimental Risk (0.0)
Dynasties & Kingdoms (0.0)
Ceylon (0.0)
Benthos (0.0)
Warped Diplomacy Classic (0.0)
Civ Builder (0.0)
Classical Conquests (0.0)
Anatolia 1000 BC (0.0)
Battle of Camlann (0.0)
Urbs Romana (0.0)
New World Conquest (0.0)
Chronicles of Prince Valiant (0.0)
Quests of the Librarian (0.0)
Deities & Demidice (0.0)
Cyber Cycles (0.0)
Age of Antiquity (0.0)
African Empires (0.0)
Imperial Powers (0.0)
Italian City States (0.0)
The World in Four Acts (0.0)
Dwarf Hold (0.0)
Medieval Meals (0.0)
Monsters and Magic (0.0)
Polis (0.0)
King of the Hittites (0.0)
Epic Space Empires (0.0)
New Imperialism (0.0)
Afghanistan 2010 (0.0)
Masters of Europe (0.0)
Transcontinental (0.0)
Peter the Great: Warpspawn card game (0.0)
Hell on Wheels: a Warpspawn card game (0.0)
Global Resolution (0.0)
First War for Scottish Independence (0.0)
PUSH (0.0)
Land of Industry (0.0)
Heavy Metal Heroes (0.0)
True Blood (0.0)
Warpspawn Waterloo (0.0)
Roman Invasion of Britain (0.0)
Imperium of Man (0.0)
WW III (0.0)
New Deal (0.0)
Spawn (0.0)
Magery (0.0)
Medieval Monastery (0.0)
X-Com Incursion (0.0)

... and BGG page, I'm convinced this has to be some kind of Alan Smithee thing. Although, to be fair, his website states that he just provides rulesets, so it's mildly plausible that this is someone who actually published ~800 minimal skirmish scenarios which no one has ever played. Reading one of them, I'm somehow not enthralled.

Ok, now that we have some career profiles, lets take a look at their top rated games.

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Top Rated Games by Alan R. Moon
Ticket to Ride: Europe (7.47983)
Ticket to Ride: Nordic Countries (7.44089)
Ticket to Ride (7.42368)
Ticket to Ride: Märklin (7.23328)
Airlines Europe (7.13708)
Union Pacific (7.03846)
San Marco (6.97611)
Ticket to Ride: 10th Anniversary (6.87359)
Incan Gold (6.68713)
Elfenland (6.64148)
Diamant (6.5538)
Oasis (6.46398)
Capitol (6.4586)
Isla Dorada (6.45638)
New England (6.27386)
Top Rated Games by Antoine Bauza
7 Wonders (7.81276)
Hanabi (7.31574)
Ghost Stories (7.27278)
Takenoko (7.19605)
Rampage (6.85204)
Tokaido (6.6338)
Hanabi & Ikebana (6.52972)
The Little Prince: Make Me a Planet (6.4471)
Mystery Express (6.32679)
Pony Express (6.01324)
Pocket Rockets (5.9399)
Le Donjon de Naheulbeuk (5.75527)
Dr. Shark (5.71925)
Rockband Manager (5.70996)
Monster Chase! (5.68828)
Top Rated Games by Bruno Cathala
Cyclades (7.33949)
Shadows over Camelot (7.04977)
Mr. Jack (7.03043)
Mr. Jack in New York (6.93643)
Mr. Jack Pocket (6.80771)
Jamaica (6.7996)
Mission: Red Planet (6.71078)
Cleopatra and the Society of Architects (6.66901)
Dice Town (6.66708)
The Little Prince: Make Me a Planet (6.4471)
Boomtown (6.36754)
Sobek (6.35424)
Mundus Novus (6.25006)
Queen's Necklace (6.21839)
Senji (6.20284)
Top Rated Games by Bruno Faidutti
Citadels (7.14169)
Mission: Red Planet (6.71078)
Incan Gold (6.68713)
Warrior Knights (6.64456)
Ad Astra (6.6421)
Mascarade (6.59749)
Diamant (6.5538)
Isla Dorada (6.45638)
Mystery of the Abbey (6.42881)
Boomtown (6.36754)
Red November (6.29193)
Dragon's Gold (6.25272)
Queen's Necklace (6.21839)
Knightmare Chess (6.09205)
Knightmare Chess 2 (6.07233)
Top Rated Games by Donald X. Vaccarino
Dominion: Intrigue (7.78692)
Dominion (7.7392)
Kingdom Builder (6.97113)
Infiltration (6.44678)
Nefarious (6.16961)
Dominion Big Box (English) (6.0629)
Greed (5.85257)
Gauntlet of Fools (5.81968)
Monster Factory (5.74969)
Kingdom Builder: Big Box (5.64833)
Piña Pirata (5.59387)
Nitroplus Card Masters (0.0)
Dominion Big Box (German) (0.0)
Dominion: Special Edition (0.0)
Temporum (0.0)
Top Rated Games by Friedemann Friese
Power Grid (7.95054)
Friday (7.06846)
Power Grid: Factory Manager (6.80158)
Fauna (6.78062)
Power Grid: The First Sparks (6.67107)
Funkenschlag (6.56015)
Fearsome Floors (6.5516)
Copycat (6.49951)
Felix: The Cat in the Sack (6.46227)
Famiglia (6.37631)
Mégawatts (6.27558)
Funny Friends (6.26132)
Fast Flowing Forest Fellers (6.22079)
Fürstenfeld (6.20373)
Fresh Fish (6.1744)
Top Rated Games by Klaus Teuber
The Settlers of Catan (7.26842)
CATAN 3D Collector's Edition (6.86468)
Domaine (6.8189)
The Rivals for Catan (6.76262)
Löwenherz (6.75146)
Catan Card Game (6.71754)
Starship Catan (6.66023)
Starfarers of Catan (6.60574)
Star Trek: Catan (6.55335)
Settlers of America: Trails to Rails (6.52142)
Elasund: The First City (6.50652)
Hoity Toity (6.41856)
The Settlers of Catan: Travel Edition (6.38232)
The Settlers of the Stone Age (6.35632)
Die Siedler von Nürnberg (6.34307)
Top Rated Games by Matt Leacock
Pandemic (7.57509)
Forbidden Desert (7.22785)
Roll Through the Ages: The Bronze Age (6.87966)
Forbidden Island (6.86113)
Lunatix Loop (5.57746)
Borderlands (0.0)
Power Kitty (0.0)
Pandemic: The Cure (0.0)
Thunderbirds (0.0)
Pandemic Legacy (0.0)
Top Rated Games by Reiner Knizia
Tigris & Euphrates (7.67629)
Ra (7.41026)
Samurai (7.32139)
Battle Line (7.30157)
Lord of the Rings: The Confrontation (Deluxe Edition) (7.23836)
Amun-Re (7.23694)
Modern Art (7.21269)
Taj Mahal (7.20599)
Ingenious (7.14491)
Lord of the Rings: The Confrontation (7.06012)
Lost Cities (7.04243)
Through the Desert (6.98865)
Medici (6.94066)
Blue Moon City (6.93095)
Dream Factory (6.92213)
Top Rated Games by Richard Launius
Arkham Horror (7.32374)
Defenders of the Realm (7.1184)
Elder Sign (6.89474)
Dragon Rampage (5.92783)
Arkham Horror (5.88328)
Run, Fight, or Die! (5.75305)
Pirates vs. Dinosaurs (5.67204)
Defenders of the Realm: Battlefields (5.62884)
Ace Detective (5.61373)
Alien Uprising (5.59162)
Miskatonic Madness (5.51581)
Gridiron Glory (0.0)
The Spawn of Yog-Sothoth (0.0)
Trail of the Brotherhood (0.0)
Legends of the American Frontier (0.0)
Top Rated Games by Rob Daviau
Risk Legacy (7.349)
Heroscape Master Set: Rise of the Valkyrie (7.16305)
Heroscape Master Set: Swarm of the Marro (7.02215)
Star Wars: The Queen's Gambit (6.98719)
Betrayal at House on the Hill (6.89192)
Star Wars: Epic Duels (6.6112)
Heroscape Master Set: Battle for the Underdark (6.59815)
Risk 2210 A.D. (6.52703)
Heroscape Marvel: The Conflict Begins (6.48631)
Axis & Allies: Pacific (6.28252)
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Game (6.27269)
Risk: Star Wars Original Trilogy Edition (6.231)
Risk (Revised Edition) (5.96163)
Risk: Star Wars – The Clone Wars Edition (5.82892)
Clue: Discover the Secrets (5.72939)
Top Rated Games by Uwe Rosenberg
Agricola (8.08782)
Caverna: The Cave Farmers (7.99695)
Le Havre (7.90728)
Ora et Labora (7.63698)
Agricola: All Creatures Big and Small (7.33687)
At the Gates of Loyang (7.16436)
Glass Road (7.09304)
Bohnanza (7.02158)
Le Havre: The Inland Port (6.63933)
Merkator (6.60453)
Babel (6.47334)
Mamma Mia! (6.36374)
Bargain Hunter (6.17087)
Würfel Bohnanza (6.11613)
Nottingham (6.02593)

Again, not much surprise there. Except that Blue Moon City, by my estimation the best thing Knizia has published, didn't crack his personal top-10 in terms of ratings. I guess I'm also mildly surprised that Caverna made it to the top of Uwe Rosenberg's top rated games so quickly, but that's it. Ok, last thing for today, then I'm heading to bed. I want to know how angry zeros are distributed.

(defun angry-zeros-by (designer-name)
  (for-all `(and (?id :designer ,designer-name) (not (?id :expansion-of ?)) 
                 (?id :bayesian-average 0.0) (?id :users-rated ?voters) (lisp (> ?voters 10)) (?id :game ?name))
           :in *base* :collect (list ?name ?voters)))
  • ANGRY-ZEROS-BY :: symbol

Some games in the BGG database are rated 0. As in, that's their average rating. Usually, this means that the game is obscure, so no one has rated it, or perhaps its only been announced, so no one could have rated it yet. That's not what I mean by Angry Zeros. AZs are games rated at 0.0 that have more than 10 voters. It doesn't represent a lack of interest; it's actual dislike.

Angry Zeros By
Alan R. Moon (5)
Antoine Bauza (2)
Bruno Cathala (4)
Bruno Faidutti (2)
Donald X. Vaccarino (2)
Friedemann Friese (1)
Klaus Teuber (7)
Matt Leacock (1)
Reiner Knizia (43)
Richard Launius (1)
Rob Daviau (2)
Uwe Rosenberg (6)

Now that's not really fair to Knizia, though. As we saw earlier, he's by far the most prolific designer on the list I'm considering, and having the most Angry Zeros here just means he's made the most attempts. Really, what we want is the percentage of Angry Zeros out of a designers' full library.

Angry Zeros% By
Alan R. Moon (7)
Antoine Bauza (9)
Bruno Cathala (7)
Bruno Faidutti (3)
Donald X. Vaccarino (13)
Friedemann Friese (2)
Klaus Teuber (9)
Matt Leacock (10)
Reiner Knizia (11)
Richard Launius (5)
Rob Daviau (6)
Uwe Rosenberg (12)