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Each game entry is composed of several different sections. By selecting "Customize View" you can change which sections are expanded to be fully visible by default when you go to a game entry,as well as which order the sections should be displayed in by dragging the entries around in the list
This is a list of all the available sections:
Board Game Entry
- The name of the game and the year the game was published
- Average rating (out of 10)
- Number of ratings
- Number of comments
- Link to a graph of the ratings
- Board game rank
- Jump To menu
This section includes the core information about a game including:
On the right:
- Become a Fan (or You are a Fan)
- Customize View (click this to change which sections you see)
- Subscribe (be notified when this game is newly listed for sale)
- RSS Feed
- Record a Play
- Share (via Facebook, Twitter, Delicious, or Google)
- ObectID (unique ID in the BGG database)
This section provides a brief description of the game. These descriptions are actually part of the wiki and may be edited to add or update information. Edit the text by clicking on "Edit" in the header strip. See the Game Description Guidelines before editing.
This section may contain awards the game has won, microbadges related to the game, links to online versions you can play, game contents, and so on. It is also part of the wiki.
As of October 2007, there were ideas to start using it for a FAQ for the game in some way. See http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/222646
The statistics section includes two columns of statistics.
On the left:
- User Rank (how many games have a rating this high or better, if 30+ users have rated it)
- Num Ratings (how many users have rated it)
- Average Rating
- Standard Deviation
- Num Views
- GeekBuddy Analysis
- Similarly Rated
- Avg. Game Weight
On the right:
- Personal Comments (click to see users' individual comments on the game)
- Users Owning
- Users Wanting
- Users Trading
- Has Parts For Trade
- Want Parts In Trade
- Price History
- Total Plays (how many times have users ever played it)
- Plays This Month (how many times have users played it this month)
This section includes various photos of the game. See GeekMod for more information about what kind of images are appropriate and not for submission. The photos can be sorted as hot or recent. Browse all images by selecting "Browse x Images" in the header strip and add a new image by selecting "Add Image"
Files include player aids, rules translations, analysis spreadsheets and other documents. More details on file submissions are available on this page.
This section lists all geeklists on which this game has appeared.
This section lists internal and external links to content related to this game.
This section may have links to game-related information found outside of BGG.
This section allows you to manage this game in your collection, which includes indicating ownership, indicating trade interest, your rating, your comments, and other information about the game. The section contains the following:
- Title (of the game)
- Rating (give your own rating for the game)
- Own (indicate if you own the game)
- Previously Owned
- For Trade
- Want in Trade
- Want to Buy
- Add to Wishlist
- Want to Play
- Private Info
- Plays (click number to edit plays)
- Game Play Weight ("Weight" is not defined)
- Comment (your personal comments about the game)
- Trade Condition
- Want parts
- Has parts
- Wish List Comment
This section presents a list of statistically highly correlated games.
Tags that you and others have attached to this game.