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I have shamelessly adopted the same rarity system as the Tomorrow's Heroes site.

The system is similar to that used in some customizable / collectible card games. In general: C means "Common", U means "Uncommon", R means "Rare", ER means "Extremely Rare" and UR means "Ultra Rare".

For each category, different "grades" of rarity apply, on a scale from 1 to 3. The higher the number, the less rare. For example, a C3 is something like Las Vegas Poker & Blackjack - given away with virtually every Intellivision Master Component ever made. (OK, some shipped with Astrosmash and towards the end, lots of things were tried.) UR would be something like Tutankham or Congo Bongo. You basically never see these in the wild or for reasonable prices any more.

The following table breaks down rarity, from most rare to least rare.

Rarity
Abb. Description
UR Ultra Rare. A Holy Grail for the Intellivision game collector. Something like Tutankham.
ER1 Almost Ultra Rare. But, a few copies have been found in living memory. Fathom is a good example.
ER2 Your average "extremely rare" game. Tough to get for a reasonable price, but it can be done. Most ECS stuff.
ER3 Tougher (or more expensive) than your typical R1. Most INTV sports titles are ER3.
R1 A bit easier to find than an ER3, or perhaps not, but in less demand. Like Safecracker.
R2 D2! Where are you! Your run-of-the-mill rare game. Like Beamrider.
R3 Not too tough to get, if you pay a little extra. Often rare due to being a so-so, late game, e.g. Kool-Aid Man.
U1 Tough to get, often due to popularity and durability, rather than true "rarity". Like Shark! Shark!
U2 Typical "uncommon" game. Less popular sports or strategy titles.
U3 Usually a tepid seller. Game has its fans, but it was never a breakout hit. Like Frog Bog.
C1 Easy to get. But, a little tougher than other commons either due to loyalty or low sales. (Bowling vs. D&D CM)
C2 Lots of these exist. These are typically solid, fun games that most people have. SNAFU, Sea Battle.
C3 Must-have for all Intellivision owners - and millions were sold. Baseball, Astrosmash, you know the type.