Wishlist - a users guide
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One of my favorite features on BoardGameGeek is the Wish list.

I have been a part of the BGG Secret Santa and FtL Secret Santa a few years now, and I can see that many wish lists could use a makeover.

This Geeklist is a guide to how to make a great wish list. Feel free to add some tips and trick yourself.

From BoardGameGeek Glossary:
n. A wishlist is the list of games which you have checked Wishlish and selected on the five options in the associated dropdown in the Item section of the User Information for a particular game. To find items on your Wishlist which are being traded on the Trades page in the Bazaar see: yadayada

BGG Wiki:
http://boardgamegeek.com/wiki/page/Wishlist
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What is a wish list on BGG?

A Wish List on BGG is actually a part of your game-collection (guess you already knew that).

A game in your collection can have the following status:

Own
Previously Owned
For Trade
Want in Trade
Want to Buy
Want to Play
Preordered

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Adding games to your wish list # 1

Most of the times I add games to my wish list is when browsing through new and exciting boardgames. In the bottom of every game-entry we have the "User info". The box is probably minimized but when you hit the Add a copy to your collection it opens. You will have to correct the status from Own to Wishlist (and rate how much you wish the game).
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Adding games to your wish list # 2

Another way of adding a game to your wish list is on the wish list itself. In the upper left corner of the list, we have the green Add a game link, and a small menu apears. Here you can enter game name, and mark it Add to wishlist? (and rate how much you wish the game).
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Adding games to your wish list # 3

On the frontpage of the Geek you can find different game-categories (Abstract, Family, etc). On mouseover a small dropdown-menu appears. Click on Games. Now you have a ranked list of that category. One of the many types of info for each game is Status. It will probably be empty. If you click on the status-box a popup menu appears, and you can add the game to your wish list.
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Must haves, or just thinking about it?.

When adding a game to your wish list, you can sort them in to five different categories.

- Must have
- Love to have
- Like to have
- Thinking about it
- Don't buy this

How people use these categories are very different. Personally I like to use the whole range. When I am using Thinking about it, it is mostly becourse I am unsure about something with the game.
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Wish List Comment

I just recently realized that this was possible. This is a thing I will expand on my future wish list. It could give an awesome insight to why the game is on a wishlist. I wish more people would use this!
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How to view a wish list

As with everything else on the Geek - you can costumize how you view a wish list.

When you open your wish list you have some menu-options (top left) - (Filters » Columns » Views »). In Columns you can costumize the things you would like to see on a wishlist. It could be ratings, comments and much more.

And then in Views you can actually save your new view for later use!
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