To make it easy and fun to record the results of board games so you can get interesting
statistics, Achievements, and Badges.
My name is Jake Gordon (@jakejgordon, Blog, https://github.com/jakejgordon/ on GitHub) and I created NemeStats
because I love board games and software development. A group of co-workers play board games nearly every day at work and
we were keeping track of wins/losses on a whiteboard -- as I've come to believe many people do. I had been wanting to start
a project outside of work just to brush up on some new technologies and figured I might as well build a web application to
track the results of board games... and NemeStats was born!
My goal is to build a site that is fun, easy to use, and compelling enough that board gamers will want to record the results
of their played games so they can get statistics that go way beyond just simple win/loss ratios. NemeStats requires that each game
has each player's rank recorded. This opens up the opportunity to do much more advanced statistics like "How often do I beat a
given player on a given game with a given number of players?" or "Who is the best at a particular game?" or "What is my average
rank across any number of given games?" or even "Who is my Nemesis?".
NemeStats already has a system for calculating gaming points -- or "NemePoints" -- in a way that attempts to measure the quality of
wins that a player achieves. For more information on Nemepoints, check out the About NemePoints page.
For information on Badges and Achievements, check out the About Badges and Achievements page.
So far I've been able to enlist the help of a number of people whom I'd like to thank for their contributions:
Tosho Toshev (@cracker4o) - Tosho is a co-founder of NemeStats and has spent a lot of time making the front end nice and
responsive. Tosho also has helped me make many decisions in how to steer the site and continues to play an active role in
it's development. Also, he's awesome. Check out these stats!
Víctor Fernández (@vfportero) - Victor started contributing to NemeStats in September 2015 and has made just about all
of the amazing contributions since then.
He's an excellent .NET developer who understands both back and front-end development. And he writes good unit tests.
Check out these stats! I ♥ Victor!
Rori Cabanes (@roricabanes) - Rori has pulled together some of the sweet imagery and custom icons that we use on NemeStats.
She is a photographic and graphic artist extraordinaire and we hope to continue experiencing her greatness! Check out these stats!
Amy Schnebelin (@aschnebe) - Amy is a UX Warlord with whom I've had the pleasure of working both professionally and on NemeStats. She is
an early adopter of NemeStats and has continued to provide some great feedback on the usability and design of the site.
Brian Olmstead (@kleric42) - Brian is our newest development contributor and has already released some great achievements like
Nickel-Plated and Weighted.
Brian has been contributing feedback and ideas for quite some time so we are excited to have him contributing software as well!
Michael Gerdes (@mgerdes11) - Michael is the one that introduced charts and graphs to NemeStats. We hope he continues to contribute
as he's learning quickly.
Mike Koch (@mkoch227) - Mike did some styling work and released a couple of significant features -- like the concept of the Champion.
Dennis D. Silva (@dsilva609) - Dennis did a few miscellenous features for us a while back. You can
check out another one of his open source projects here: Project-Belle
Paul Fresty (http://www.fresty.com/) - Paul generously created the NemeStats logo and
favicon in exchange for chocolate covered peanuts and a high-five.
Board Game Stats (https://www.bgstatsapp.com/) Board Game Stats is an iOS app which provides a top-notch
experience for tracking your plays and generating deep statistics. Board Game Stats is now integrated with NemeStats so you can import your NemeStats data
as well as push your plays from Board Game Stats to NemeStats! We will continue to improve the integration and add more features over time.
Reddit Board Games (http://www.reddit.com/r/boardgames/) - So far the reddit board games community
has been an awesome source of feedback on positive reinforcement. Hopefully we can continue to engage that group and get community-direction
on how to grow and improve the NemeStats website.
BoardGameGeek (http://boardgamegeek.com) BoardGameGeek is THE authority for board game information and has a robust API
which allows us to do things like search the BGG database for games and link back to their site for more information.
NemeStats is a free website for tracking the results of board games.
Copyright (C) 2015 Jacob Gordon
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