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Daniel Kearns
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A new category has appeared one my contribution page "Board Game Implementation".

About 30 of my comments were moved to this category.

The threads all seem to involve games that have been reprinted/updated in some way.

Just curious about this reorganization and why the word "implementation" was chosen.

 
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This thread announced implementations: Recent changes to BGG. As the main use case seems to be "game y reimplements the system from game x", I don't know what else they could have named it.
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Implementation is the term we have used in game entries for several years with Re-implements and Re-implemented by links in the description. The recent change in the programming moved the linkage between parent and child up into a separate field so we no longer have to create duplicate links in the description.
 
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What is the advantage of partitioning the comments? I could imagine the the database would be restructured but that it would be invisible to comment allocation.

I also don't understand why reimplentation is preferable to version especially since all of the "reimplemenations" are the currently available versions on the market.
 
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dkearns wrote:
I also don't understand why reimplentation is preferable to version especially since all of the "reimplemenations" are the currently available versions on the market.

Steam reimplements Age of Steam.
Shogun reimplements Wallenstein (first edition).
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Werbaer wrote:
dkearns wrote:
I also don't understand why reimplentation is preferable to version especially since all of the "reimplemenations" are the currently available versions on the market.

Steam reimplements Age of Steam.
Shogun reimplements Wallenstein (first edition).


Excellent examples that nicely illustrate the issue.

However, in my implementation "folder" are games like:
Runebound 2nd edition
Space Hulk 3rd edition
Dungeonquest 3rd edition
Descent 2nd edition
Android: Netrunner
Arkham Horror

None of which made sense to me. As in "Arkham Horror is a reimplementation of Arkham Horror" or "Runebound 2nd edition is a reimplementation of Runebound 1st edition".
 
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The 2005 version of Arkham Horror reimplements the old 1987 Arkham Horror. Those two are very much not the same game, and I think it's more than just two versions of the same game. Labeling, say, the two different editions of Eclipse as different versions makes sense, but in the case of Arkham Horror and the other games you listed, where the are significant differences between the games, "reimplements" makes perfect sense.
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Understood. Thanks everyone.
 
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