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Subject: Can I add this game (collection) to BGG? rss

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I've thrifted a game-collection-in-a-box called "52 Variety Game Chest" by Transogram, copyright 1958. This box is friggin' HUGE (complete with metal handle and latches) and contains multiple dual-sided boards covering several common games, but also has boards and rules for what I believe are several unique games. Also, the set's "anchor" is a very cool bingo number picker device called the Bass-O-, I mean Bingo-Matic, and I don't see anything like it under bingo pics. Does the Geek accept this kind of box set as a db entry? Can / should the unique games be entered individually?

I think there's some historical and unique-game interest with this game set unlike all the generic checkers-chess-backgammon sets out there.
 
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I think Misc. Game Compendium used to be a subset of Misc. Game Accessory. Stuff with rules for many games are put in single items, not multiple ones - cf. Abbott's New Card Games or A Gamut of Games. You could try looking around to see if the games are sufficiently unique, or post rough descriptions of some of them here and see if they get recognized as traditional games. It's not uncommon for these boxes to have at least a few unique games but in most cases I don't really think it's cause to make separate entries for them.
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I have no opinion one way or the other, but for what it's worth, I think the generally accepted thought regarding things like what you have is that it's a collection of several games that are already added to the database and as such, they're not usually wanted in the database as a game entry. Whether there's a more appropriate place in BGG is not something I'm currently aware of. I'd shoot one of the Admins a geekmail about it. Probably
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There should be an entry for this, indeed. But a general one, not sure what to do with yours - unique games and all.

But there are a lot of boxes around with "100 Games!", "55 Games In A Box" or "Gamebox: 3294 Games!". All with chess, checkers, backgammon, parchesi, halma and dice. Thát should have a entry. To mark it owned, to get it traded, etc.
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Here it is: Miscellaneous Game Compilation
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