What will make me a full-time BGA User

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The main things that I go to BGG for are the following: 

  1. Reviews - This is very User Driven so I will be doing my best to provide reviews for the games that I've played on BGA. 
  2. Used Pricing - When I'm interested in a game, I try to see if I can get that at a decent price used either through the Geek Market, Auctions, or Ebay. Not sure if BGA gives alerts when items are back in stock for retail, but that is useful. Also, notifications for new listings in the used field would be fantastic! I'm not sure if BGG has a way for you to subscribe to 'new listings' in the geekmarket, but if they do it's probably kinda clunky like most things on there. Happy to hear that BGA will be implementing a market for users to sell games. In addition, a "sort by state, city" section would be AWESOME!!!!! One of the issues with buying used games come from shipping, which takes a great deal and makes it equal, sometimes more, than a new game. Having the 'sort by local' feature will help see what games are being sold locally at any given time. 
  3. Auctions - Love this feature on BGG. Granted, took me a while to figure it out, but you know, clunky. Auctions on here would be great :) 
  4. Forums - the forums on here already look better. I think links to folders for the forums for each game would be great. BGG has this divided pretty well (ish).


I'm sure there might be some other things, but I know a lot of this is user driven so keep it up, Trent and team. you guys are doing great. Remember that BGG has been around for 20 years, so it may take a minute or two to get some things going. The important thing is that you're listening and that matters!

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15 months ago

I am trying to use BGA more, the price tracking is fantastic. I can't wait to actually be able to import my BGG data into BGA.

Supporter15 months ago

I don't know what you are trying to import. But, there is a bunch of stuff you can import already. 

15 months ago

When I go to the BGG Import page, it takes me through the process of getting the CSV file from BGG and I download that, but then there is nowhere for me to upload it. It says In Progress in the import status area but it has been that way for a couple weeks now...

Supporter15 months ago

Huh.... I didn't have a problem. Sorry to hear that you are having problems. But, I admit, I also find your unsuccess pretty hilarious considering your user name. 

Owner15 months ago

I see, I think it's likely due to @trentellingsen's absence that it's been in a limbo. He hasn't finished automating everything yet and there's a bit of manual work/step needed I believe. 

15 months ago

Yeah no worries, I am good with manual and work for a software company myself, but I just don't see the option and even tried different browsers. No rush as since I work for a software company I completely appreciate how something like this takes a lot of time and effort to bring together.

Owner15 months ago

Thanks :D

And feel free to give us a bunch of feedback whenever you see anything! (I make weekly posts on Fridays dedicated for this purpose)

Supporter15 months ago

Good list! I'm just enjoying seeing the updates as they come and exploring the new features. 

15 months ago

BGA is a great website, it is a nice start... that's what I would like to see: 
I would like to see the implementation of lists of some sort: I love on bgg the geeklist.
It would be nice to have some gamification for the users: something that if you contribute you will see on your avatar, badges, missions, things like this. So far I only the level and the money (how can you use the money?)

Awards: it would be nice to have an awards section with the BGA Awards but also Spiels the Yares, BGG Awards, The dice towers, etc. The awards should be displayed on the game page as well... 

That's it for now, I will give more ideas in the future.

Supporter15 months ago

The German in me is very sad at your spelling of the game of the year award. 

Great points otherwise!

Supporter15 months ago

I too am sad

15 months ago

I think they have plans to add the marketplace this year! I don’t know about the auctions though. In addition to what you said, I think they also want to have a trade portal like BGG as well

Owner15 months ago

Yes! The marketplace is one of the target features in the upcoming months. The only thing is that Trent's quite swamped at the moment due to a big life event that's occurred recently. Once he gets settled a bit, I'm sure he'll be sprinting like a madman once again to get all these great features in place. 

15 months ago

Super excited about all of it. I hope he is doing okay!!

Premium User15 months ago

100% agree on the used marked needing a "sort by local" option! So many times I have seen secondhand offers in which I was interested, only to realize that shipping would add $15 to the total and make it cost more than Amazon -__-

Supporter15 months ago

Ugh yes that is the worst. 

15 months ago

That’s the worst! Haha 

I wish they had that on BGG when you’re looking for direct trades. There’s no sorting!!

Premium User15 months ago

Yeah, it's lame. The one time I actually found someone local on BGG and asked about a game, they had sold it a while ago and left the listing up :/

15 months ago

That’s happened to me too but with a trade... haha I feel your pain...

Premium User15 months ago

:(

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