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Jimmy Nilsson
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Hey!

I am building a Swedish boardgame site and need some boardgames in my site.

My thought was to use a Webservice or XML service from boardgamegeek to get all the games in the database with the fallowing information:

Boardgame name
Designed by
Published by
Number of players
Playing time
Category
BoardGameGeek Rating
[Optional]links to the game on boardgamegeek in specific
[Optional]links to boardgames pictures on the specific game

It will be a great deal of data but my intension is to only update this once a month or something like that.

I have looked on the existing BoardGameGeek XML service, but this don’t simes to solve my problem?

I have also try to contact BoardGameGeek to see if it’s possible to implement such a service but I have not received any answer on this?

Maybe someone have a idée how I can proceed? Maby there exist other services on the net I can use to register boardgames on my site?

Best Regards
Jimmy
 
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Andy
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There may be something here that will help you:

http://boardgamegeek.com/xmlapi/
 
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Cisco Serret
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I would think you could write a loop and cycle through all game ids, getting

http://boardgamegeek.com/xmlapi/game/1

through

http://boardgamegeek.com/xmlapi/game/99999 or whatever the last number is.
 
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Thanks alot, that will help.

It would be nice with the gradings that boardGameGeek have, but this does not simes to be included in the XML.
 
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