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That's what one geekmod is telling me. I guess I always thought of these such games more as boardgames than video games really, and that's what I've noticed people have been doing the past few years.
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You'll find a lot of division on this matter, but the official ruling is basically as you state.

I agree with the "they are video games" side of the argument myself, and I've certainly not seen a lot of "people have been doing [otherwise in] the past few years".
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It does make sense to put them on VGG.

However, it would be great to have links from the BGG entry to those pages.
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It does make sense to put them on VGG.

However, it would be great to have links from the BGG entry to those pages.


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It does make sense to put them on VGG.

However, it would be great to have links from the BGG entry to those pages.


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Video game implementations of board games do go on VGG, but an element of the coming site re-design is to have greater linkage between VGG and BGG on items.
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Video game implementations of board games do go on VGG


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T Worthington wrote:
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Video game implementations of board games do go on VGG


To never be seen or spoke of again


You should go see it and speak of it, there's a lot of great stuff on VGG.
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We'll add a way to link in electronic versions on BGG (like expansions), but the data will live inside a "videogame" structure.
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skelebone wrote:
T Worthington wrote:
skelebone wrote:

Video game implementations of board games do go on VGG


To never be seen or spoke of again


You should go see it and speak of it, there's a lot of great stuff on VGG.


I have no interest in video games, but I am interested in board games on the ipad. If I am going to interact with a site, I'd like it to be a single portal - not have to navigate back and forth between two different sides of a single site.

Purists may argue that the ipad version of a board game is not a board game, and shouldn't be banned on BGG. But I see no harm in haivng the ipad be listed as a version (which Aldie says is going to happen) and have a Electronic section of the forum for discussions that relate to electronic implementations of that board game. That electronic forum section could be the same between BGG and VGG - but I don't see a point to having a Forbidden Island forum on VGG that is different than the Forbidden Island section of BGG - it is the same game.


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This whole question is like watching a committee decide where to put the hard borderline on a nimbus cloud.
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This whole question is like watching a committee decide where to put the hard borderline on a nimbus cloud.


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I would also advocate for iPad be a searchable feature from the advance search page. That should be an easy add to the database.
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I would also advocate for iPad be a searchable feature from the advance search page. That should be an easy add to the database.


it should also be done for Vassal, BSW, boardgamearena, spielbyweb, zuntzu, cyberboard, yucata, windows ...
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T Worthington wrote:

I have no interest in video games, but I am interested in board games on the ipad. If I am going to interact with a site, I'd like it to be a single portal - not have to navigate back and forth between two different sides of a single site.


I don't understand this argument at all.

It is one portal. It's the geekdo portal. You have a link on the top of the page at all times to switch between them. It's no different than clicking a link to a game or a forum thread or anything else.

It's not like you have to disconnect your internet connection and dial up a new number on your modem to get to VGG.

Welcome to the twentieth century! When you're ready you can join us in the twenty first. It's pretty cool here. Things work really easily. Simple clicks from your desktop to your phone. No prob.
 
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T Worthington wrote:

I have no interest in video games, but I am interested in board games on the ipad. If I am going to interact with a site, I'd like it to be a single portal - not have to navigate back and forth between two different sides of a single site.


I don't understand this argument at all.

It is one portal. It's the geekdo portal. You have a link on the top of the page at all times to switch between them. It's no different than clicking a link to a game or a forum thread or anything else.

It's not like you have to disconnect your internet connection and dial up a new number on your modem to get to VGG.

Welcome to the twentieth century! When you're ready you can join us in the twenty first. It's pretty cool here. Things work really easily. Simple clicks from your desktop to your phone. No prob.


I'm not sure why, but for me it's not as simple as this... because if I'm logged into BGG, if I just click on to VGG or RPG, I have to re-log-in all over again. Yeah it's just another username and password, but, I'm lazy

If it could remember the same log-in between geekdo worlds it really would be just a difference of a click and a link.
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Nazhuret wrote:
T Worthington wrote:

I have no interest in video games, but I am interested in board games on the ipad. If I am going to interact with a site, I'd like it to be a single portal - not have to navigate back and forth between two different sides of a single site.


I don't understand this argument at all.

It is one portal. It's the geekdo portal. You have a link on the top of the page at all times to switch between them. It's no different than clicking a link to a game or a forum thread or anything else.

It's not like you have to disconnect your internet connection and dial up a new number on your modem to get to VGG.

Welcome to the twentieth century! When you're ready you can join us in the twenty first. It's pretty cool here. Things work really easily. Simple clicks from your desktop to your phone. No prob.


If I were so inclined, why wouldn't I click a link to go to a content rich site like gamespot instead? It is just as easy for me to as it is to click the VGG link.

But I am not interested in video games, so what is the value to me to now split the discussion between two sites on a game just because it has an electonic format? Its a simple database schema design issue - decide waht information you want only on BGG, what you want shared and what reisdes only on VGG. Even for a 20th century DB that is not that sophisicated.

In the 21st century the edge between physical and virtual is already well blurred, suggesting that it is of vital importance to define and divide information based on the medium by which it is delivered is what I don't understand.
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Re: Re: New policy? Do video game implementations of boardgames go to VGG now?
To me they are video games and should be in the video game section.

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To me they are video games and should be in the video game section.



you got peanut butter in my chocolate...


To me, they are just board games using a different medium. Electronic cards and dice vs paper cards and plastic dice.

When we all have MS Surface tables or holodeck suites, will this all still be a valid argument?
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Guantanamo wrote:
To me they are video games and should be in the video game section.



you got peanut butter in my chocolate...


To me, they are just board games using a different medium. Electronic cards and dice vs paper cards and plastic dice.

When we all have MS Surface tables or holodeck suites, will this all still be a valid argument?


there are already plenty of board game style games (lots of wargames) available only on computer devices. should they be listed here right now?
 
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mayfield703 wrote:
Bagherra wrote:
Guantanamo wrote:
To me they are video games and should be in the video game section.



you got peanut butter in my chocolate...


To me, they are just board games using a different medium. Electronic cards and dice vs paper cards and plastic dice.

When we all have MS Surface tables or holodeck suites, will this all still be a valid argument?


there are already plenty of board game style games (lots of wargames) available only on computer devices. should they be listed here right now?


the clear distinction, and easy for everyone to accept is this:

1) its on BGG if the game has a physical board game - and any direct translation of the game rules to a different medium is also on BGG (with shared data with VGG)

2) if there is no physical board game it is on VGG only

3) a game that has the same rules and exists in both physical and digital formats exists on both BGG and VGG - some data is shared between the two sites


Forbidden Island is the same game whether it is played on a board or on an iPad.

World of Warcraft MMO is not the same as World of Warcraft: The Boardgame. The video game is on VGG, the board game is on BGG.

Shadow Era is on VGG until later this year, then a BGG entry will be created (the game is going from digital to physical - the same CCG cards that are online only now). There is some data from VGG that should also appear on BGG. I would argue that the forum entries should be the same, as the game is the same across multiple mediums.
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A boardgame is a boardgame is boardgame

What's the difference between the 10th Anniversary version of your favorite boardgame, or the Italian edition of the same, or the Big Box version of it, or the highly anticipated HD iPad version ???

I don't understand the need or advantage of having Boardgames on VGG.

I would even go as far as to say than a game that was originally introduced or even that only exists in electronic format, it is still a Boardgame and it belongs in BGG.

On another note, if I own a boardgame only on my iPad, I still consider it part of my collection, and if I play the physical or electronic version of a game, I don't want to have to record this on two different sites !!

Granted, I'm free to do as I want and that is great, no need to give any explanations to anyone... but, just saying ....
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A boardgame is a boardgame is boardgame


I understand your desire and enthusiasm, but I don't understand your definition of boardgame.

 
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apotheos wrote:
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A boardgame is a boardgame is boardgame


I understand your desire and enthusiasm, but I don't understand your definition of boardgame.



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boardgames is a start whistle
 
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teg2 wrote:
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A boardgame is a boardgame is boardgame


I understand your desire and enthusiasm, but I don't understand your definition of boardgame.



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boardgames is a start whistle


I don't see how that definition would include video game adaptations of board games.
 
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apotheos wrote:
teg2 wrote:
apotheos wrote:
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A boardgame is a boardgame is boardgame


I understand your desire and enthusiasm, but I don't understand your definition of boardgame.



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boardgames is a start whistle


I don't see how that definition would include video game adaptations of board games.


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