Looney Labs Icehouse Mailing list Archive

Re: [Icehouse] Tagging, Rating, Played - Games added to BGG

  • From"Jason Spears" <spielboy@xxxxxxxxx>
  • DateTue, 19 Feb 2008 14:16:07 -0500
BGG's database currently doesn't have any "notability" requirements.
The admins are very open to new games being added, so long as they are
complete. Obviously just adding some half-baked idea that has never
been played or refined shouldn't be added. These icehouse games are
more useful in the database, imo, because at least it will be easy for
someone to play them. The rules are online, the pieces to play them
are either already in your collection or ease to make or acquire.
Getting them in the database and then tagged, rated, perhaps even
writing a review or preview and added to the appropriate geeklists* is
a great way to promote the game and find people who are interested in
trying them.

Relevant pages in the BGG wiki:

* Going through the Existing games page on the Icehousegames wiki, I
discovered another dozen games that are already in the database but
were not tagged with "icehouse" or added to any icehouse geeklists.
I'm adding them to this one as I find them:
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/10836  Up to 70 items on the
list now, and I've only made it to the "E"s. I'll do more tonight. I'm
sure there must be more than 100 icehouse games already on the geek,
just hiding in the 30,000 entries in there.


On Feb 19, 2008 2:02 PM, Doug Orleans <dougorleans@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> I guess I'm used to the Wikipedia community, which has minimum
> "notability" standards that should be met before something can be
> added to the database.  I figured, if there isn't a single person
> besides the designer who is motivated enough to add a game to BGG,
> then maybe the game doesn't really belong there.  But it's moot now--
> thanks, Jason.