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Nigel Wright
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If I play a long game over several days, should I be logging that as 1 play in total, or 1 play per day?
 
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You could do it either way, and there are probably people on BGG who do it both ways, but personally I would log it as only one play. Just my two cents.
 
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I would say just one play. Heck, if you do the play by e-mail kind of thing with slow players, it can take a week or more just to play a game of Cartagena.
 
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I'd consider it as one play. meeple
 
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I've actually made a switch, personally. If I play Hive 5 times in an hour, I call it playing Hive once.

If I play Duel of Ages for an hour, then finish the game the next day, that counts as two plays.

I realize this is backwards, but it works better for me. In a household where we play Hex and (soon) Fortress Berlin, it gives me a better idea of how I spent my gaming time.
 
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If I play a long game over several days, should I be logging that as 1 play in total, or 1 play per day?

If you live for 80 years, is that considered one life?

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Hungadunga wrote:
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If I play a long game over several days, should I be logging that as 1 play in total, or 1 play per day?

If you live for 80 years, is that considered one life?

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The clever man knows a lifetime is not measured in years, but rather by how many time he realizes all his life that came before him was only a prequel to all the years he has left.
 
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When playing games on spielbyweb, the games typically go over multiple days. I record this as one play. I record the game as played on the day it ends, rather than the day started.
 
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I echo Jason, I log a multi-day game (most often PBeM) as a single play, on the day the game ends.

I should note, however, that I log all games within a single gaming session as of the day that session starts. My group meets Friday nights and often plays into the early (and sometimes not-so-early) Saturday morning hours; I log all games played as having been played on Friday, even if they were started after midnight ("Its not tomorrow until you sleep").
 
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It is a tricky one. The "I played the game on [date] [x] times" is clearly targeted at shorter games. I can certainly get through several games of Carcassonne in an evening. Other more complicated games I play, mainly board wargames, are going to take quite a bit longer. Maybe there's an opportunity to capture average playing time by altering the dialog to "I finshed [x]games on [date]in [y] hours" and allowing [y] be rather large.
 
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There is an apparently little known trick that might help. For long games, I enter a 1 Qty for the first day and then a zero Qty for additional days.

BGG doesn't allow you to enter zero directly, but you can enter a decimal # in the Qty field of the Games Played function and it appears to truncate the decimal. I enter ".001" just in case it is storing the decimal.

This also works for expansion plays. I record a "1" for the base game, and ".001" for each expansion. Its not perfect, but it is the best way I know.
 
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tpancoast wrote:
There is an apparently little known trick that might help. For long games, I enter a 1 Qty for the first day and then a zero Qty for additional days.

BGG doesn't allow you to enter zero directly, but you can enter a decimal # in the Qty field of the Games Played function and it appears to truncate the decimal. I enter ".001" just in case it is storing the decimal.

This also works for expansion plays. I record a "1" for the base game, and ".001" for each expansion. Its not perfect, but it is the best way I know.

I use this trick occasionally, although for a slightly different purpose. I get a good percentage of my gaming in at work, during lunch. We only have an hour, so to learn a game like Caylus, La Citta or Louis XIV, we spend one day going over the rules and playing a few turns and the next day actually playing a game. For the rules learning session with a couple turns, I record that as 0.01 plays (or 0 plays) and the next day as 1. Helps me remember that we spent one day learning and the next playing.
 
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tpancoast wrote:
There is an apparently little known trick that might help. For long games, I enter a 1 Qty for the first day and then a zero Qty for additional days.

This also works for expansion plays. I record a "1" for the base game, and ".001" for each expansion. Its not perfect, but it is the best way I know.


That sounds good to me! cool
 
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