Some Surprising Facts About BGG's New Look - What does it fix?
Darrin Williams
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I was recently allowed to become a Beta Tester for BGG's new look.

I was excited to see what all the fuss was about.

I'm glad to say that the new look is cool and welcoming, but that's only the beginning.

I knew the new look would fix a lot of the issues that scare new users off, but I was surprised at some of the other things the new look has addressed.

I've included a few unexpected things below.


If you have any insight into the new look, feel free to add it as well.
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1. Board Game: Glory to Rome [Average Rating:7.53 Overall Rank:85]
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The new site has fixed the artwork in Glory to Rome.

In the old site, the artwork looks all cartoony, but the new site makes it look sleek and cool.

Old Site:


New Site:
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The new look has restored the balance to A Few Acres Of Snow.

I don't understand why, but I've noticed that when I'm using the new BGG site, the Halifax Hammer no longer seems unbeatable.
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Shockingly, the new look has fixed GROGnads.

They must have some sort of Auto-Correct feature or something, because his posts in the new system are easy to read and understand.

Here's a screenshot of one of his recent posts as it appears on the old site and in the new site.


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Rumor has it than when the New Site rolls out, it will usher in an era of World Peace!

Unfortunately, I'm not sure it will work. They might be able to hide the Wargames SubDomain, though.
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The new look is so crisp and clean, that when I use it, it actually removes the dust from my monitor.
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BGG's new look makes this expansion playable.
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On the new site, I can almost tell the colors apart in this game.


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Darrin can you comment on the rumour that the new site view automatically deletes or hides dumb posts?

Or can't you see this?
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I really like the glowing red USB Dice Sets the geek store is set to be promo off in march.

Much easier and better than using the random dice generator. The wah-wah noise when you roll 'ones' gets grating though.

Early prototype for beta testers:
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Knowing what I do, it seems the
New system will make BGG more friendly and
Intuitive, and will keep
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Alleviating the problems of boring "take-that" posting.
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I've heard the intriguing rumor that with the BGG New Look, the number one ranked game will be the one you think should be number one. meeple
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One of the most exciting features about the new BGG is that they have implemented a version of the software used by Watson to win the Jeopardy! tournament.

This software will automatically parse geeklists and game entries to find the most appropriate way to tack Busen Memo onto every geeklist.

Can you find the matching Busen? What is Toronto!
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In the new site there will be no downtime. The games will play by themselves.

Don't mistake this by the game playing you. No. This will not happen.

Definitely.

Or at least is what we hope for.
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I just checked BGG's new design, and found all of my game cards are now sleeved!

Photo credit: bartek_mi
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On the new BGG, there are lots of photos of other people's heads pasted on BaSL's body...

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Is it true that the new BGG if full of endless variety, problem solving, intense strategy, and that it will make your family members love you forever?
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The new BGG is doubleplusgood and will automatically delete any negative references to euro games. It will also remove any posts complaining about the new BGG. If a geekbuddy should strangely stop posting and stop coming to your regular games meet it may be no coincidence that they spoke out against the new BGG. All hail the website that secretly runs the world.
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Aldie personally confided in me that the latest version instantly stops any and all pointless arguments, including the "they're not really colonists, are they" brouhaha that always seems to arise when gamers talk about Puerto Rico.
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