Recommend.Games – a board game recommendation engine

Hi everyone!

It's been mentioned around here and there, but I thought it deservers its own post. I've been working over the past months on a board game recommendation engine:

If you have a BoardGameGeek account, just type in your user name and you'll immediately find personal recommendations based on your ratings.

If you don't have a BGG account, just select games you like and we'll find recommendations based on your taste.

Recommend.Games is still in a pretty early stage, so any thought, comments, suggestions are highly appreciated!

PS: you'll spot links to BGA on the game pages, and I definitely intend to integrate its great services further... :-)

2 points by Markus - updated 12 months ago | 6 comments | report | subscribe

trentellingsen Supporter16 months ago | 2 points[-]

It would be cool to be able to do it based on my Board Game Atlas account. At this point I don't have many games in the lists on BGG but on BGA instead.

I do like the service though and it's a cool system!

Markus 16 months ago | 2 points[-]

Yeah, I would definitely like that too – the bulk of the code should work exactly the same way, just swapping out BGG for BGA ratings. I'd reckon at this point the user base is still a bit too thin for meaningful results, but I have no doubt it will grow quickly!

trentellingsen Supporter16 months ago | 2 points[-]

Sounds good. At what scale do you think the userbase would sufficiently supply good data?

Markus 16 months ago | 2 points[-]

Hard to tell, particularly since there's really no right or wrong recommendations. If I had access to the individual ratings, I could already give it a try. Maybe that would be something for the hackathon?

trentellingsen Supporter16 months ago | 2 points[-]

That'd be a cool time to do it. And the API does give you access to all the individual ratings.

Markus 16 months ago | 1 point[-]

Indeed, I just hadn't clicked on that endpoint. Awesome! I think I got my project... ;-)