My family and I love boardgames. We are also on the lookout for new ones that would fit with the ones we already like to play. So I decided to create a boardgame recommendation website
I built it using R. The recommendation engine uses a very simple collaborative filtering algortihm based on correlation scores from other boardgame players collection lists. The collections are gathered using the API from BoardgameGeek.com. It is very much in a beta project phase as I just wanted to get something built to get working.
I also wanted another project to build in Shiny. I really like how easy it is to publish R projects with Shiny.
Some of the features include:
- Ability to enter your own collection
- Get recommendation on your collection
- Amazon link to buy boardgame that is recommended