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Joe Huber

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Massachusetts
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Being the people we are, most games keep records of games - the games they own, the games they play, and so on. So what do you keep records of? (If there's anything you record which I haven't listed, please feel free to add it.)
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1. Board Game: High-Bid [Average Rating:5.78 Overall Rank:8249]
Joe Huber

Westborough
Massachusetts
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Games Owned / Collection

Perhaps the most common item to record, I would guess that most players keep some track of the games they own.

While I haven't managed to get my collection listed here, I do keep track of the games I own fairly well.
 
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2. Board Game: Deadwood: On Location [Average Rating:5.97 Unranked] [Average Rating:5.97 Unranked]
Joe Huber

Westborough
Massachusetts
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Location

While many gamers (myself included) don't have so many games as to need to track where they are stored, there are certainly some who do.
 
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3. Board Game: The Games People Play Game [Average Rating:6.00 Unranked]
Joe Huber

Westborough
Massachusetts
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Games Played

Many gamers track the games they play.

While I track games I play, and will have done so for a full decade at the end of this year, I do so on an annual basis, rather than the daily basis possible at BGG.
 
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4. Board Game: Win, Place & Show [Average Rating:6.70 Overall Rank:2230]
Joe Huber

Westborough
Massachusetts
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Game Winners

Among those who record the games they play, a significant percentage also record whether or not they won; sometimes more details such as positions and scores.

I've never quite understood the interest in recording this, but to each their own...
 
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5. Board Game: Enemy in Sight [Average Rating:6.26 Overall Rank:3334]
Joe Huber

Westborough
Massachusetts
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Opposing Players

A number of players record at a minimum the number players, and often a complete list of the participants.

While I understand the interest in this far moreso that recording winners, I've never really been tempted to do so.
 
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6. Board Game: The Game of Authors [Average Rating:4.41 Overall Rank:15165]
Joe Huber

Westborough
Massachusetts
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Game Publication Information - Author, Publisher, Year Released, etc.

BGG obviates the need to do this, but for those who keep records elsewhere it can still be useful.

As I do keep my primary records elsewhere, I do keep track of author, publishers, a brief description of the topic, the year of release, the number of players, and the game length.
 
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7. Board Game: Unpublished Prototype [Average Rating:6.96 Overall Rank:2240]
Joe Huber

Westborough
Massachusetts
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Games Played Before Publication

I don't know about anyone else, but whenever I play an unpublished game I track that fact; given this, I can easily see which published games I played before publication. Which is probably only of any interest to me...
 
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8. Board Game: Nix [Average Rating:3.55 Overall Rank:14704]
Joe Huber

Westborough
Massachusetts
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Nothing

What seems to be a growing number of gamers I know, and nearly everyone I know who will play games but wouldn't classify themselves as a game, records nothing.
 
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9. Board Game: Money! [Average Rating:6.55 Overall Rank:1421]
Mark Saya
United States
Los Angeles
California
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Cost

In an effort to curb my spending, I keep a running total of how much I've spent on games. It doesn't really stop me.
 
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10. Board Game: Year of the Lord [Average Rating:5.00 Unranked]
Tony Nardo
United States
Ellicott City
Maryland
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Year in which the games Teresa & I own were published.
 
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11. Board Game: Heavy Weight Boxing [Average Rating:5.50 Unranked]
Benny Moeller
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Weight

One additional thing I keep track of for all my games is how much they weigh (inspired by the geeklists about how much games weighs)
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist.php3?action=view&listi...
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist.php3?action=view&listi...

The heaviest game I own (complete game including any boxes/bags/etc for pieces that I have added to help sorting the game bits):
Talisman 3rd edition (BGG id 5336) + all expansions (3060 grams)
(The heaviest game I have actually registered - my Blood Bowl "collection" is waay heavier: complete it comes with a homemade stadium and 400+ minis)
Lightest game I own (complete game in a box):
The Way (BGG id 2440) - only 50 grams.
(Published and bought game - not just a free game from internet printed myself): MAD Magazine - the cardgame (BGG id 2240) - 135 grams.
 
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