Is Sorry! the board game too easy?

Caption of Sorry! board game.
Photo: John Liu

Insight nr. Ⅰ
“Family” has an average grade of 4,59 / 5 which is higher than the overall average of 3,69 / 5. The topic occurs in 9% of the reviews. The sentiment is on a slowly decreasing trend since 2018. Related topics are “fun” and “great”.

Insight nr. Ⅱ
“Pawns” has an average grade of 2,37 / 5, one of the lowest in this project. Occurrence is at 5%. The sentiment is on a strong, steady increasing trend since 2018. Related topics are “three” and “cards”.

Insight nr. Ⅲ
“Changed” has an average grade of 2,41 / 5 and an occurrence of 3%. The sentiment is quite volatile and has been so since late 2018. There was a stable period during the summer of 2019. Related topics are “rules” and “easier”.

Caption of the topic “changed” from the dashboard of this analysis.


We have found some interesting insights. First of all, there are some major issues with the pawns of the game, and apparently with the cards as well. We suggest they have a closer look at that issue. Except for that, we know that “Sorry!” is an old family game, but there have been some changes to the rules over the years. Apparently these changes have made the game easier, and while some might think that is a purely positive thing, the low rating for the topic suggests otherwise. If a game is too easy there is no challenge and no feeling of reward involved.

The research team at Gavagai performed this analysis using our AI-powered text analysis tool, Gavagai Explorer. All texts analyzed in this article are collected from public online data published on Amazon.

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