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Misc/Add Game


If you are not logged into the Geek system, then the toolbar option Misc/Add Game opens the Login Required Dialog.

If you are logged into the Geek, then choosing the menu bar option Misc/Add Game opens up a pane on which you can enter data for a new game submission. The different parts of the data entry are explained below.

Section
Use of Controls
Username
Simple text entry field with Geek UserID. (Prefilled...)
Password
Simple text entry field for your Geek Password (Prefilled...)
Game Name
Simple text entry field for the name of the Game.
Designers


The above controls would allow for a maximum of 6 designers to be added for a game.

The first three allow you to use a button to open a dialog box to search the database for a designer who is already lisited in the database. Please try to look the name up, and don't type in a name with some alternate spelling. (No need to have John Henry, John Francis Henry, John F. Henry, and J. F. Henry in the database all for the same designer. Someone else will just have to clean up after the elephant.) After the lookup, the ID # for the designer will be in the associated left field, and the designer's name in the right. The image below shows the designer selection list with A. Becker chosen.

The last three fields allow you to enter new designer names, if the designer isn't in the database.

Publishers


as for designers, the above controls would allow for a maximum of 6 publishers to be added for a game.

The first three allow you to use a button to open a dialog box to search the database for a publisher who is already lisited in the database. After the lookup, the ID # for the publisher will be in the associated left field, and the publisher's name in the right. The image below shows the publisher selection list with 100 Plus Inc. chossen.

The last three fields allow you to enter new designer names, if the designer isn't in the database.

Year
Simple text entry field for the year that the game was published.
Min Players
The minimum number of players to typically play the game.
Max players
The maximum number of players to typically play the game.
Playing Time
The time, in minutes, that a normal game lasts
Categories


The categories are boolean flags. Either a category applies or it doesn't. The image shows the category flags set to note that the game is an Abstract Strategy game and it is not a Civil War game.

There is too long a list of categories to be included here. More importantly, there is no aboslute authority, like IUPAC which controls the names of the chemical elements, on how to define a category. Pick whichever ones you feel that are appropiate.

Mechanics


The mechanics are boolean flags. Either a mechanic applies or it doesn't. The image shows the mechanic flags set to note that the game does use Acting and it does not use Area Enclosure.

There is too long a list of mechanics to be included here. More importantly, there is no aboslute authority on how to define a mechanic. Pick whichever ones you feel that are appropiate.

Description
A text description of the game.

See Game Description Guidelines for more information.
Note to Admin
Any special notes to the Admin who will approve game. Such as:
  • Alternate Names
  • Web address for publisher
  • Web address for details about game
  • Web address for picture of game
  • If you have pictures
Submit Button
Sends game entry to Admin staff for approval.

Note: Neither you, nor anyone else, will be able to access the game entry again until it is approved by an Admin.

Reset Button
Clears the entry form, except for the User ID and Password fields, so you can start over again.

I didn't want to hijack it with all my spin controls. Thinking of just copying page into this one.


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See Also:

  • Guide to Promoting Your Game - Information about promoting a game you have designed and/or adding a game you designed to the BoardGameGeek database.
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