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How many of you out there visit BGG on a daily basis, raise your hands.....oh there sure are a lot of you out there. Yep, me too. BGG for me is more than just a website. It's an online community. Gaming is my hobby as it is for you as well and there is nothing a hobbiest loves to do more than share their hobby. It doesn't matter if you collect stamps, Elvis memorabilia or chess sets, you enjoy showing off your collection and conversing with those who share your interest. My other hobby is the American Civil War and let me tell you there is nothing Civil War hobbiest enjoys more than talking with others who share their interest.

Which brings me back to BGG and my comment about it being a community. BGG is more than just a website with info about games. It has many practical functions that make it interactive as well as informational. You can rate games here, make trades, ask questions about rules and play games online. Aldie and Dirk have really done a fine job in creating something that serves the gaming community With all that said I'd like to tip my hat to those two gentlemen and the moderators who help keep this site running smoothly and present this geeklist that highlights some of the fun things you can do on BGG.
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1. Board Game: Genoa [Average Rating:7.12 Overall Rank:497]
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You can trade games. I just made my third trade via BGG this morning. I love it. The advantage of this is it allows you to take a chance on a game. For example I bought Lost Cities a few weeks back for my wife and I to play. My wife hated it. No problem, it's a popular game and I simply listed for trade here. This morning it was a part of a trade I made for a GMT game I have been wanting. No more having games sitting in your closet for years unplayed. Now you can trade it with that guy in Tahiti for that card game you've been wanting the last few months.
 
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2. Board Game: Tigris & Euphrates [Average Rating:7.71 Overall Rank:70]
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I really need to try this someday and thanks to BGG I can. I can play it online here against someone in Antartica! I wish you could play Citadels online here too.
 
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3. Board Game: Werewolf [Average Rating:6.61 Overall Rank:1165]
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Werewolf!!!! I am currently playing in my third werewolf game and signed up for two more that start later this month. I also plan to moderate my own game sometime around November I think...I hope. It's a lot of fun so if you haven't tried it you might want to give it a go.
 
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4. Board Game: 20 Questions [Average Rating:5.62 Overall Rank:10360]
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I was playing a game a month or so ago and we had a question about one of the rules. We posted it here and took a short food break. Came back 10 minutes later, our question was answered and we went back to our game. This is a great place to ask rule questions and get answers rather quickly. You can also pick up tips on house rules and varients for games to help make your games more fun.
 
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5. Board Game: Book of Lists Game [Average Rating:3.78 Overall Rank:14816]
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Geek lists!!! Yep, I love geek lists. You can learn a great deal about games from the geek lists posted here and it's not just the "this game sucks" responses (that are as useful as a toothache) you find some many other places, but you get real feedback on why games are good and why they are bad.
 
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6. Board Game: Rate Your Mate [Average Rating:4.34 Unranked]
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Game ratings. I will never play this game because I'm afraid of how my wife would rate me. However rating games can be fun and I think it's one of the more useful tools here. Combined with the comments people can leave about a game it let's you know quickly if people over all think a game is good or a real turkey.
 
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7. Board Game: The Flea Market Game [Average Rating:6.80 Unranked]
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You can not only trade games you can buy and sell. I've bought two games off the marketplace here and gotten two really good deals I think. The nice thing is unlike on Ebay you often know the seller here. You've interacted with them which makes it a better experience.
 
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8. Board Game: Forum Romanum [Average Rating:6.78 Overall Rank:2778]
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The Forum! Ok, different forum than in the game here but I enjoy the forums here on BGG. They're active with intelligent people and moderators who do a good job. They're a cut above your normal internet forums.
 
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9. Board Game: Gold! [Average Rating:4.90 Overall Rank:13886]
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Geek Gold! The nice thing is that now that I have a avatar and Ueberbadge I can start really tipping folks who deserve it for great geek lists and other contributions to the BGG community. Geek Gold can also be used to buy games in geek auctions.
 
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10. Board Game: Loaded Questions [Average Rating:5.93 Overall Rank:4672]
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Geek Questions! I think I ask good geek questions.
 
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11. Board Game: Real People [Average Rating:5.46 Unranked]
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Soylent Green is PEOPLE! So is BGG for that matter and it's a great place to meet real people to play games with in person. I've met a couple of people through BGG.
 
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12. Board Game: Hit List [Average Rating:3.75 Unranked]
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I like statistics. I like seeing what is the top 10 for things. Things like what are the top 10 games rated games of 2004 or what are the top 50 rated wargames of all time. BGG has a great advanced search feature that allows you to sort games by rating, type, year and heaven knows what else. It can be rather intesting and useful.
 
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13. Board Game: Busen Memo [Average Rating:4.81 Overall Rank:15126]
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Dirk and Aldie! No I am not saying these two are a pair of boobs but one has to try and work Busen Memo into your geek list whenever possible. I tried to do it on my Napoleon list but just couldn't make it work.

In all seriousness, the pair Dirk and Aldie have done a great job in creating BGG and I thank them for their fine efforts.
 
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