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Jan Ozimek
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Over at the Axis & Allies Europe 1940 game forum we are having a discussion that could use some input from people more versed in BGG structure that the average A&A-following geek.

The issues is that Axis & Allies Europe 1940 and Axis & Allies Pacific 1940 can be combined into a Global game that is, in a sense, both it's own game and the two games combined.

We would like content for the global game to get it's fair share of attention from people accessing any of the games.

Please see this thread:
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/557016/bgg-connection-be...

It might be best to continue the discussion in the thread above.

Thanks in advance.
 
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The Axis & Allies family would be the place for that content.

Note that a family has both its own information and links to the individual games.

Alternatively, you could propose (Misc / Add Family) a Axis & Allies 1940 family for just those two games. I don't know how admin would feel about that.

It seems to me the thread has already come up with the same answers, so I think you're on the right track.
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I think it would be useful to have separate database entries for games that are combinations of other games. Another example of this is Uber-Chrononauts, which is the game you play by combining Chrononauts and Early American Chrononauts. Those two games have essentially the same rules, but when you combine them, there are extra rules that necessary to have the uber-game work -- modifications to the turn sequence, winning conditions, and a few miscellaneous items. It's a separate game, and if I wanted to log the fact that we played it a couple of days ago, I really can't do it. Saying I played both the components isn't really the same.
 
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Walt's right. The family pages are the correct place. They have their own forums, as well as aggregated forums of all the members of the family...
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Thanks all for your input.

I see a few problems with the family solution though.

- Content will be mixed with ancient, and only remotely related, A&A games. Perhaps this could be alleviated with a 1940 sub-family? I suppose a family can be a member of another family?

- You can't track games played etc. for a family.


How about letting the games be expansions for each other? Would the games have to be classified as expansions thmeselves for that to work?
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