How - Exactly - Do I Use BoardGameGeek (BGG)?
If you've been asking yourself that question after seeing our updates, then this post is for you. We're sending this update out to give you step-by-step instructions on how to do the things we've been asking you to do at the end of each update - subscribe, comment, and thumb.
What is BoardGameGeek?
BoardGameGeek (BGG) is an online forum for board gaming hobbyists and a game database that holds reviews, images, and videos for over 84,000 different tabletop games. In addition to being able to read through information about these games, users of the site can rate games on a 1-10 scale and subscribe to items throughout the site (games, images, videos, and forum posts) in order to be notified when new information is posted.
Subscribing to Western Legends on BGG
To subscribe to Western Legends, visit the Western Legends page on BGG. Once there you will see information about the game, a picture of the box cover, and several links. In order to subscribe to the page (so that you will be notified when we post new forum posts, images, and other information), simply click the "Subscribe" button (seen below, highlighted in red). Just to the left of that button is the "Fan" button (the heart). If you click that heart, you'll mark yourself as a fan of Western Legends.
Images (Subscribing, Thumbing and Commenting)
We also send links to image and pictures that are posted to BGG and ask you to provide thumbs, comments, and subscriptions. When you see these requests, click on the link(s) provided and do the following:
To subscribe to an image, simply click the "Subscribe" link near the top of the page (seen below, highlighted in red). When you subscribe to an image on BGG, you will be notified when new comments are posted on the image. It is a great way to stay up-to-date and get involved in the conversation around an image.
To thumb an image, click the green thumb icon that is to the left of the image (seen below, highlighted in red). Make sure you click the thumb icon (not the number beside it). Thumbing an image on BGG is sort of similar to liking something on Facebook. Every thumb on BGG helps increase the visibility of the game and this campaign (which leads to more funding and more stretch goals unlocked for everyone).
To post a comment on an image, click the "Comment" link (shown below, highlighted in red). You'll be given a text field where you can type your comment. When the comment is complete, click the "Save" button under the text box to add your comment under the image. Comments are immensely important to us. They help increase the visibility of the game and campaign. But, more importantly, they let us know what you think and allow us to further interact with you.
We HIGHLY encourage you to explore BGG if you are not familiar with the site. It is an incredible resource for board game enthusiasts. If you have any questions at all about how to use the site, please feel free to drop them in the comments of this update or reach out to us through a Kickstarter message. We're always happy to help.
Testing Your Newly Acquired Skills
Now that you know how to use BoardGameGeek (BGG), here are a few links to images for you to try out the instructions we provided above. Let's see your thumbs, comments (tell us our update sent you), and subscribes!
- Assorted Painted Miniatures
- Painted Miniature
- Painted Miniature #2
- Painted Miniature #3
- Multi-angle Miniature by Pure Arts
And if you haven't already done so, SUBSCRIBE to Western Legends on BGG.
In our next update, we'll break down all of the latest stretch goals that you've unlocked. Thank you again for your support and interaction with us through our campaign.