Tuesday, January 15, 2008

BoardGameGeek for Beginners, Part One

Originally uploaded by GameThyme
I know I reference BoardGameGeek (BGG) an awful lot, here. It'sbecause it's the single best boardgaming resource on the web. No question, no contest.

Unfortunately, it's not always very user-friendly.

I learned this after recommending the site to Ron, who games with us on Wednesday evenings. He came back the following week, and asked for help because he'd struggled with the site.

I figured it'd only take a few seconds to show him, but there's a lot to cover on the site.

And I sincerely doubt that Ron is the only person out there who has struggled with it. So I'm going to be (in and around other entries here) working on a series of entries to help you learn to navigate parts of BGG. "In and around other entries" means that my goal is one entry per month on using BGG. I may do more, but I may occasionally miss a week.

To start with, I figured I'd just post an image of the front page as it appears with me logged in.

My next BGG post will cover some of what you see in this image.

Just watch for the BGG for Beginners tag.

1 comment:

  1. I don't even point anyone toward BGG. Don't get me wrong -- it is a great site. Unfortunately, I know that my friends would lose patience trying to navigate it. I don't think it is that hard, but then I spend time on the internet for fun. My friends barely check their e-mail :-). However, I will be looking forward to the rest of your series to see if you point out some features of BGG that I've missed.