Rating Games

I do a lot of reviews of games for the Boardgame Opinions channel.  Different reviewers haven’t different styles, but the way I do it is to give a very brief overview of how the game plays followed by people’s opinion of the game.

After everyone’s given their opinion though, I always ask for everyone’s rating out of 10.  I think this rating is very helpful, but a few people object to rating games in this way.  Today we take a look at different ways of rating games and why I think they’re important.


Dexterity Games

Tabletop gaming, by its very nature, is a sedentary pastime.  Games can be social, intellectual, combative, but rarely physical.  There is, however, one genre that attempts to provide a much more visceral gaming experience: dexterity games.