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The top 50 Conway Coleson Convergence games

By BigFriendlyDave - Posted on 28 April 2008

Here's a rundown of the Top 50 with their TriC numbers

Name TriC
Puerto Rico 140
Power Grid 115
Twilight Struggle 217
Tigris & Euphrates 195
Agricola 66
El Grande 66
Caylus 81
Through the Ages:
A Story of Civilization 430
Princes of Florence, The 216
Race for the Galaxy 169
Age of Steam 92
Shogun 84
Commands & Colors: Ancients 249
1960: The Making of the President 252
War of the Ring 144
Hannibal: Rome vs. Carthage 216
Die Macher 66
BattleLore 110
Ra 19
Paths of Glory 162
Goa 23
Railroad Tycoon 170
Age of Empires III:
The Age of Discovery 333
Imperial 83
Twilight Imperium 3rd Edition 310
Combat Commander: Europe 220
Go 22
Brass 59
Wallenstein 134
Settlers of Catan, The 211
Pandemic 65
Memoir '44 73
Samurai 82
Tichu 61
Taj Mahal 66
Hammer of the Scots 188
Crokinole 102
Ticket to Ride: Europe 219
Modern Art 108
Struggle of Empires 215
Ticket to Ride 139
Notre Dame 95
Advanced Squad Leader 161
Tide of Iron 115
Up Front 110
San Juan 80
Dune 44
Roads and Boats 133
Amun-Re 72

Hmm, Power Grid and Tide of Iron also have a TriC of 115 :)

And for the ubergeeks here's the excel macro I used

Function TriC(reference As Range) As Integer
Dim Total As Integer
Total = 0
If reference.Cells.Count = 1 Then
Dim cell As String
cell = reference.Cells(1)
cell = LCase(cell)
If Len(cell) > 0 Then
For i = 1 To Len(cell)
code = Asc(Mid(cell, i, 1)) - 96
If code >= 1 And code <= 26 Then
Total = Total + code
End If
End If
End If
TriC = Total
End Function

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Dave, welcome to the crazy club. We have a seat reserved for you.

Excellent (and by that I mean wonderfully absurd and pointless) work!

I notice that El Grande, Taj Mahal, and Agricola are both 66. Bodes well for Agricola, perhaps, especially given the buzz surrounding the game.


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