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Each game entry is composed of a header and body with several different menus accessible via a menu bar to Overview (default), Ratings, Forums, Images, Videos, Files, Stats, Expansions, Versions, My Games, Market, More (More of this game / News & Links).

This is a list of all the available sections grouped by menus:


Banner/Header

It is compound of:

  • Background Image

On the left:

On the right:

  • Setting for Customize View (click this to change which sections you see)
  • Share (via Facebook, Twitter, Delicious, or Google)
  • RSS Feed
  • Edit (Submit Corrections)

On the middle:

  • Eventually Linked item(s)
  • Board game rank(s): Overall and eventually rank(s) to corresponding 8 type(s)

Board Game Entry

  • Coloured hexagon with Average rating (out of 10) (Click for accessing Breakdown)
  • The name of the game and the year of its first publication
  • Number of ratings (Click for accessing Ratings & Comments)
  • Number of comments (Click for accessing Ratings & Comments)
  • Manufacturer's number of Players followed by Community number of Players and community best for number of Players
  • Manufacturer Playing time
  • Manufacturer Suggested Age followed by Community Suggested Age
  • Weight (user complexity) (clicking for displaying the distribution of votes and accessing to Poll)

Information

This section includes the core information about a game including:

  • Alternate Name(s)
  • Designer(s)
  • Artist(s)
  • Publisher(s)
  • A shortcut to Full Credits (see More/More of this game)
  • Fill My rating (associated with User information's rating)
  • Add to Collection or In Collection (type) (includes a link to User Information section via Edit)
  • Log Play
  • Become a Fan (or You are a Fan)
  • Fans
  • Subscribe (be notified when this game is newly listed for sale) or Block

Main content/body

Overview (section)

(Recent) Images

A line of recent images and shortcuts to Images section

Description

This section provides a brief description of the game. These descriptions are actually part of the wiki and may be edited to add or update information. Edit the text by clicking on "Edit" in the header strip. See the Game Description Guidelines before editing.

More Information

As of October 2007, there were ideas to start using it for a FAQ for the game in some way. See http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/222646

  • Awards and Honors
  • Official links: Website
  • Additional Suggestions: Language Dependence
  • Community Stats: Own, Wishlist, For Trade, Want In Trade, Has Parts, Want Parts and shortcut to All stats
  • ObjectID (unique ID in the BGG database)

Classification

Located on the right side, it contains:

  • Type (and access to Poll and Results)
    • Uncategorized
    • Abstract Strategy Games (like Chess or Go)
    • Customizable Games (CCGs, CMGs, LCGs, etc.)
    • Thematic Games (emphasis on narrative)
    • Family Games (fun for kids and adults)
    • Children's Party Games (best for younger kids)
    • Strategy Games (more complex games)
    • Wargames (conflict simulation, etc.)
  • Category
  • Mechanics
  • Family
  • Linked item(s) (Expansion For, Integrates With, Reimplemented By, Reimplements)

(Recent) Videos

A view on recent videos and shortcut to all videos.

(Recent) In-Depth Reviews

A view on recent reviews and shortcut to all text or video reviews.

(Recent threads in) Forums

A view on recent threads and shortcut to all threads.

(Recent) Files

A view on recent files and shortcut to all files.

Community Wiki

It may include Microbadges related to the game and free description.

More of This Game

This is a view and shortcuts to the More of This Game under More (menu) with main figures on: Expansions, Versions, Accessories, Contains, Contained in, Reimplemented By, Reimplements, Video Game Adaptations, Integrates With, Community Tags.

News & Links

This is a view and shortcut to News & Link under More (menu) with main figures on: Web Links, BGG News, BGG Blog Posts, Podcasts.

Ratings (section)

This section contains on the left:

  • Ratings & Comments (can be sorted as Date, Rating and filtered by Rating, Comments, Status)

And on the right:

  • Rating Breakdown (of the 10 values)
  • Rating Details (Average Rating, Number of ratings, Standard Deviation, Shortcut to Similarly Rated Games and shortcut to More stats)

Forums (section)

Each game has its own set of:

  • Board Game forums divided into All, Reviews, Sessions, General, Rules, Strategy, Variants, News, Crowdfunding, Play By Forum and Organized Play.The threads can be sorted as Top, Recent or Active.
  • Linked forums to Expansion Forums and Video Game Forums.

Images (section)

This section includes various photos of the game. See GeekMod for more information about what kind of images are appropriate and not for submission. The photos can be sorted as hot or recent. Browse all images by selecting "Browse x Images" in the header strip and add a new image by selecting "Add Image"

Videos (section)

This section is divided into All, Review, Session, Instructional, Interview, Unboxing, Humor and Other. The videos can be sorted as Hot and Recent and filtered by Language. The display can be Thumbnail View or List View.

Files (section)

Files include player aids, rules translations, analysis spreadsheets and other documents. More details on file submissions are available on this page.

Stats (section)

The statistics section includes three columns of statistics:
On the left:

  • Game Stats
    • Average Rating
    • Number of Ratings (how many users have rated it)
    • Standard Deviation
    • (Average Game) Weight
    • (Personal) Comments (click to see users' individual comments on the game)
    • Fans
    • Page Views
  • Game Rank
    • Overall Rank
    • Eventually rank(s) to corresponding 8 type(s)

  • User Rank (how many games have a rating this high or better, if 30+ users have rated it)
  • GeekBuddy Analysis
  • Similarly Rated
  • Play stats
    • All Time Plays (how many times have users ever played it)
    • This Month (how many times have users played it this month)
  • Collection stats
    • Own
    • Previously Owned
    • For Trade
    • Want in Trade
    • Wishlist
  • Parts Exchange
    • Has Parts
    • Want Parts

On the right:

  • Ratings Breakdown (a distribution of rates from 10 to 1)

Expansions (section)

This section displays the list of expansions which can be filtered by Year Published.

Versions (section)

This section displays the list of versions which can be filtered by Year Published and Language.

My Games (section)

  • My Collection (Includes a link to User Information section via Edit)
  • My Plays
  • Tags (that you and others have attached to this game)

Market (section)

This section shows BGG users who are selling this game in the BGG Marketplace as well as current eBay auctions for this game.

More (section)

This menu has 2 sub-sections:

More of This Game (subsection)


In Full Credits

Linked Items

This section lists internal and external links to content related to this game. Is is divided into:

  • Accessories

The list is filtered by:

    • Name, Rank, Number of Rating, Average Rating, Number of Owned/Previously Owned/For Trade/Want in Trade/Wishlist, Comments, Year Published
  • Contains, Contained In, Reimplemented By, Reimplements, Integrates With

This list is filtered by:

    • Name, Rank, Number of Rating, Average Rating, Number of Owned/Previously Owned/For Trade/Want in Trade/Wishlist, Comments, Year Published
    • Category
    • Mechanic
  • Video Game Adaptation

This list is filtered by:

    • Name, Rank, Number of Rating, Average Rating, Number of Owned/Previously Owned/For Trade/Want in Trade/Wishlist, Comments, Year Published
    • Genre
    • Theme
    • Mode
    • Media

Community Wiki

It may include Microbadges related to the game and free description. Same content as in the Overview.

Community Tags

A shortcut to the My Games section with Tags selected.

GeekLists

This section lists all geeklists on which this game has appeared.

GeekTrade

This section is displaying For Trade, Want in Trade, Has Parts and Wants Parts. There is an useful tool for Find Matches between what you have vs what other people want.

News and Links (subsection)

Web Links

This section may have links to game-related information found outside of BGG. It can be filtered by Language and Category (All, Fan Site, Forums, General, Interview, News, Official, Review, Rules, Session and Strategy)

BGG News

This section may have news about the game and it is sorted as Hot or Recent.

BGG Blog Posts

This section may have news about the blog posts and it is sorted as Hot or Recent.

Podcasts

This is a list of (audio) Podcasts


Accessible from different places:

User Information

This section allows you to manage this game in your collection, which includes indicating ownership, indicating trade interest, your rating, your comments, and other information about the game. The section contains the following:

  • Title (of the game)
  • Version
  • Rating (give your own rating for the game)
  • Status
    • Own (indicate if you own the game)
    • Previously Owned
    • For Trade
    • Want to Play
    • Want in Trade
    • Want to Buy
    • Pre-ordered
    • Add to Wishlist (Must Have, Love to Have, Like to Have, Thinking about it, Don't buy this)
    • Comment (Public)
  • Private Info (under Advanced)
    • Priced Paid (in USD, EUR, GDP, CAD, AUD, YEN or other)
    • Current Price (in USD, EUR, GDP, CAD, AUD, YEN or other)
    • Quantity
    • Acquisition Date
    • Acquired From
    • Inventory Date
    • Inventory Location
    • Private Comment
  • Parts Exchange (under Advanced)
    • Want parts
    • Has parts
  • Customize Game Info
    • Custom Title
    • Custom Image Id
    • Publisher Id
    • Language
    • Year
    • Other
    • Barcode
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