Top reasons why i like BGG
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This list highlights the main reasons why i like spending time on the Geek. Sure i'm not a heavy user, i'm usually more of a lurker in the shadows just browsing away ninja, but i realise i do spend a fair amount of time here. Here are my top reasons...
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1. Board Game: Talisman [Average Rating:6.38 Overall Rank:1754]
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Valuable gaming resource.

I remember the days when i spent more time roleplaying than boardgaming - interspersed with warhammer tabletop games. If you wanted to know about a game, go to a shop and look. Pick up the game and look at the back for a picture and summary. If you knew the shopkeeper, maybe he'd open up a box for you to take a look. Usually, staff had little idea about games and figures and related rpg stuff.

Now if a friend has a new game to play and we set up a meet to test it out as we have done recently with Through the Ages, Agricola and Starcraft, i can look it up on the Geek - there's plenty of info.

If i want to buy a game - the same principle applies. Essentially then the Geek then gives us No 1 access to game related info - if i have spare moments its easy to log on and browse rules.
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2. Board Game: Return of the Heroes [Average Rating:6.50 Overall Rank:1676] [Average Rating:6.50 Unranked]
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Geeks.

BGG is enhanced greatly by all the contributors, whether its Grognads with his view of things, Blott and Osiris Ra and their lists, Tom Vasel and his great reviews or Inkygirl and her comic contributions. Its a great community.
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3. Board Game: Twilight Imperium (Third Edition) [Average Rating:7.90 Overall Rank:48]
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Reviews.

Again if i'm thinking of buying or playing a new game, then reviews is where i'll head to. There are a real mixed bunch of reviews but i generally find them rewarding. Some are very good indeed and very thoughtfully done. I particularly like to read reviews of my favourite games such as TI3.
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4. Board Game: Busen Memo [Average Rating:4.81 Overall Rank:15126]
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Geeklists.

Forget a detailed explanation, see this from chaddyboy_2000 (Fun with BGG pictures):

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/16360

Most of the lists, including all of mine, are fairly ordinary to good, some are very good and then there are those outstanding contributions.
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5. Board Game: Agricola [Average Rating:8.03 Overall Rank:17]
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New games showcase.

Following on from the basic all round resource, BGG allows us to see the games that are new and coming up. There is a staggering choice of good games around, certainly compared to when i was a lad. Just highlighting on the new games for ths entry, even if i'm not likely to buy a game, the opportunity to read about new games and new ideas is invaluable.
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6. Board Game: Tide of Iron [Average Rating:7.24 Overall Rank:582]
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Session reports.

With the games i like, i like to read about other geek's experiences. This is true particular of the epic games and those with different options for play eg with TOI and the different scenarios. BGG is a great place to read about the different strategies and tactics used giving ideas for future play.
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7. Board Game: Fury of Dracula (second edition) [Average Rating:7.17 Overall Rank:398]
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Forums.

I usually just browse these if i spot an interesting question, i sometimes even feel like responding, but its invaluable to get a rulescheck. There have been occasions in our gaming group where being stuck with a rules query we check on the Geek to see if the issue has been dealt with.
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8. Board Game: Cat Attack [Average Rating:5.52 Overall Rank:12932]
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Pictures.

There are some great pictures on the Geek, some funny, some informative, some artistic and some on cats - like this one from Caesermom:

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/32499

and here is Conan the cat:

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/image/370498

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9. Board Game: Happy Days [Average Rating:4.60 Overall Rank:14530]
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The Ability to Contribute.

I get a real sense of satisfaction by being able to contribute to a site and have those contributions appreciated by other users.

With 236 reviews written (at time of writing) I feel my work is getting better and better with time and the comments and thumb counts would seem to support this view.

I can see myself writing Reviews for another 30 years. That does of course imply another 30 years of game purchases...Will I never pay this damn mortgage? shake
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10. Board Game: The Great Escape [Average Rating:5.56 Unranked]
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Escaping from the Real World...

...Which is just so dull and boring at times. After work I have just about enough energy to have a chat to the wife, play with the kids for a bit and then jump on the Geek.

Without the Geek, my collection would be a collection of boxes that get played once a week.

With the Geek, I have a place to discuss them, learn more about them, share my experiences. The Geek helps my collection become something more than a set of boxes. The Geek makes them far more valuable and worthwhile having.
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