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Not that the Powers That Be don't have enough to do, but it seems like these two categories would be good to be able to search.

A listing for the years it was in print would be useful, especially for new BGGers like myself, who aren't sure what's in print and what's not. Perhaps it could be tied to the Publisher information as well?
 
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This is a good thought. "Awards" could easily be added to the New Game Submission form. However, new games are often added even before public release, never mind award garnering, so it would often be necessary to incorporate such information as an update.

Re duration in print, the form does ask for "Year of publication" or some such term. While this does not provide for out-of-print periods between reprints, it does inform as to the advent of a game which is easily related to the most recent time a game has been listed by a publisher as "in print."

I would find it helpful to identify reprint releases of a title. Reprint information can be useful if correlated with rules revisions, component modifications, errata incorporation, graphic refinements and the like.
 
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Re: How about adding Awards and Years in Print to game listi
...and art credits.
 
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Re: How about adding Awards and Years in Print to game listi
"In print" is really a misnomer for many games. Most games not published by Hasbro (and even some that are) have one print run. Only when the game sells out is another print run done, maybe. Games are usually not constantly being printed.

"In print" really means new copies are readily available. Many games which haven't been printed for several years are "in print" simply becaus ethe manufacturer still has copies in their warehouse.

 
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Re: How about adding Awards and Years in Print to game listi
David,

I also requested that awards be added to the game info a little while back on December 7th (http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/89563), and it doesn't seem like it's going to happen. I guess it would be too difficult to add all that data. Anyway, here are some useful resources for finding out about awards:

1) I made a table summarizing most of the recent awards, which you can find here:
http://www.columbia.edu/cu/csss/csss-other-resources-awards....
(http://tinyurl.com/834sg)

2) Funagain provides some great information on award recipients, and also nominees:
http://www.funagain.com/control/awards

3) Rick Heli (heli) made a nice GeekList of all the Spiel des Jahres (SDJ) winners:
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist.php3?action=view&listi...
(http://tinyurl.com/4tr7s)

5) Shannon Appelcline (shannona) has made numerous GeekLists covering the Deutscher SpielePreis (DSP) awards, just search "DSP" in the search bar.

6) The International Gamers Award (IGA) has a very nice English website, available here:
http://www.internationalgamersawards.net/

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Also, if you search the GeekLists for either "OOP" or "print" you should be able to find a few nice GeekLists summarizing which top-rated games are out of print.

Hope this helps,
Tom

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Tom, thanks for all the links and lists.

I certainly understand that it'd be a lot of work, but I wish they'd reconsider and implement the Awards listings. I'm relatively new here, as I said, so I don't know: do they ever "deputize" people to do things like update records, etc? This seems like something that a couple interested individuals could do on a volunteer basis.

As to the OOP games... it'd at least be helpful if games could be listed as OOP or not on their respective pages. Again, I suppose that requires ongoing maintenance, but it makes the listing more useful.
 
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Implicit in Richard Irving's description of "in print" above is a problem in determining when a game is finally, conclusively out of print. Would a game go out of print only when that last, dusty copy was bought from a comic shop in Nowhere, Minnesota? Clearly, that would be absurd, but how is "no longer readily available " to be practically defined?

Part of the problem in reaching a practical definition is a question of geography. Is a game out of print if it is unavailable in North America, but available in Europe? No? How about when only the licensee in South Korea has stocks left in their warehouse - and how would we know this anyway? Not only is out of print difficult to define in a global market, it is also difficult to establish with a high degree of confidence.
 
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I understand what you're saying about the vagueness of "what is OOP"? I guess, for myself, I want to know when they were no longer going to print any more copies so that I could run to the store/purchase on-line before the last dusty copy disappeared. Selfishly, I was only thinking of the US, of course, and you're right about tracking every market being difficult.
 
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Re: How about adding Awards and Years in Print to game listi
I think that Awards would be a wonderful addition to the informaiton here on the geek. Sure it would take a bit to hammer out, but I think it would help in the long run make the geek that much better.

Also the idea of art credits is a good one too.

There is my 2 cents.

Wayne
 
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http://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist.php3?action=search&titleso...

should get you started in the meantime
 
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pronoblem wrote:
...and art credits.


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muzzynyc wrote:

I certainly understand that it'd be a lot of work, but I wish they'd reconsider and implement the Awards listings. I'm relatively new here, as I said, so I don't know: do they ever "deputize" people to do things like update records, etc? This seems like something that a couple interested individuals could do on a volunteer basis.


It is a lot of work, but I was very interested and did some voluntering already:

http://files.boardgamegeek.com/viewfile.php3?fileid=14883
http://files.boardgamegeek.com/viewfile.php3?fileid=14882
http://files.boardgamegeek.com/viewfile.php3?fileid=14884

 
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