The completely arbitrary and totally unofficial Thrifty Awards for 2009
For these prestigious awards, the stats relating to games found were gathered in the middle of January, 2010 using scripts devised by myself to scrape the information from the weekly thrift lists. Stats relating to the games themselves (ratings, ranks, owners, etc) were gathered at the end of January. So if you're reading this at a later date and compile the data yourself, there's a good chance that it no longer matches up as the database changes. These awards are based on a snapshot in time. For example, the day I did the scrape Agricola was the number 1 ranked game (according to the Agricola page) and Puerto Rico was number 2.
All the information is loaded in a database to which I have easy access. If you can think of an award that I have not yet covered, please suggest it. If it's possible to coax a winner from the database I will do so.
Oh, one more thing I forgot to mention. Unlike the King tabulations, these stats will include ALL posts to the weekly thrift lists -- including Outside The Scope and RPG finds. So if you see a count here that doesn't exactly match up to the KotT lists, that's why.
Now enough of this boredom! On with the awards!!
- [+] Dice rolls