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Michael Moak
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I use a product called Bookbag that keeps track of all of the books I have, where I bought them, etc. I was looking at their website again and they have a product called Gamelist. It is primarily for video games, but could probably still be used for board games. I emailed them to see if they would be interested in modifying it for us board game geeks. It shouldn't be that big a change.

Anyway, if anyone is interested in looking at the Gamelist product as currently available for your PC you can visit their website at http://www.wakefieldsoft.com/. You can download a demo version of the software good for 14 days. The really cool thing about their software is that it also allows you to download the game data to your Palm device or other handheld computer/phone.

I do not represent the company, but have used one of their products and loved the handheld option. You can carry the information with you so that your collection information is only a click or two away.

Enjoy!


Update: I received the following reply from Wakefield.

Yes, we would certainly be interested in minor modifications if it was not too involved.

Thanks for mentioning it there. If you or others have input, they can certainly leave feedback from our support page.

Regards,
Shawn
WakefieldSoft, LLC
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I'm not trying to be a smart@##, but isn't that what BGG does? I mean... reinventing the wheel and all that.
 
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Oooh... sign me up for the Funeral Planner! Fun stuff!

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Why not just use MS Access?
 
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gteemer wrote:
Why not just use MS Access?


Better question, why EVER use MS Access? Seriously.
 
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Since Access isn't commonly present in MS Office unless you're using it on an enterprise, a better suggestion for most people would be Open Office. You can use the same program on your Mac, Linux, and Windows systems, and it's free.

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I think that MS-Access is going to be dropped from the newer edition of MS Office anyways. But for prototyping or for quick solutions, it's great. I would never use it (anymore) professionnally, if I can!
 
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jmglidden wrote:
I'm not trying to be a smart@##, but isn't that what BGG does? I mean... reinventing the wheel and all that.


This might be an area for improvement on BGG. I find the process of adding games to my collection on BGG rather cumbersome.
 
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You visit the game's page, scroll to the bottom and click on a box.
 
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generalpf wrote:
Access sucks in the enterprise, but it's good for quick solutions.
Working as an enterprise dB programmer I would have to agree with Ryan. Access does a fine job for a single user (i.e. no multi-user access to the db). Then again I have used multi-user applications which had an Access back-end, and they worked, to a point.... But I digress.

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I spent 20 minutes whipping up a DB that stores my games played, including players and scores. One click posts the game to BGG so I never need to record my plays on BGG directly. Plus, it's excellent for my own queries.

Ryan, would it be possible to have a look at your app/db?

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Denis
 
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moakm wrote:
It is primarily for video games, but could probably still be used for board games. I emailed them to see if they would be interested in modifying it for us board game geeks. It shouldn't be that big a change.

Anyway, if anyone is interested in looking at the Gamelist product as currently available for your PC you can visit their website at http://www.wakefieldsoft.com/. You can download a demo version of the software good for 14 days. The really cool thing about their software is that it also allows you to download the game data to your Palm device or other handheld computer/phone.


I much prefer the "collectorz" series of programs for keeping track of things. They all download the content and pictures from multiple online sites. They even have a specific export to your iPod among other formats.

www.collectorz.com
 
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