Waggly Bean
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Just wondering what people thought was best practice for adding cheapy/knock-off versions of games to the database.

I'm not talking about illegal counterfeit games, rather the inevitable immitation games that appear after something is wildly successful.

For example, I have a copy of a game called "Splatter Face". It is a blatent rip off of Pie Face, but I don't add that to my collection as it isn't really Pie Face.

I also have an imitation version of Tumblin' Monkeys, which only has slight differences to the game it emulates.

Is there an accepted way to deal with these games on BGG?

Should I go ahead and list them as whole new games? Or would this be frowned upon as you could potentially fill the database with endless rip-off games? I don't think they can be listed as versions of the original as often they're of cheaper quality and so rating them would skew the overall rating unfairly.

Perhaps it is better to simply leave them off the database? But then I don't have all my games in my collection...

Any thoughts?
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There is certainly precedent: The Unofficial Complete list of UNAUTHORIZED PRODUCTION
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Counterfeits go in Unauthorized Production. Imitations that are functionally identical to the original are often found with the original, if only because nobody can really research which editions are properly licensed. E.g. look at Jenga or Scrabble - there will be tons of local variations, on and off brand. Personally I would rather see consolidation in such cases. Editions that are known to be unlicensed sometimes have their own entries, as the admins don't want them in the original ones (Operation Olympic, Operation Olympic: The Invasion of Japan).
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I remember getting a Geekmail when The Strategy Game got split from Blokus since I have Blokus in my collection.
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