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Common Tags

A list of common tags, debate meanings on this thread Tags & tag Meanings in Glossary .

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Less Commonly Used Tag

This is a list of tags which seem to be less commonly used. What seems to be the more common tag is listed.

Tag Meaning
1 Suggest 1-player for game that works with 1 player
1p Suggest 1-player for game that works with 1 player
2 Suggest 2-player for game that works with 2 players
2p Suggest 2-player for game that works with 2 players
3 Suggest 3-player for game that works with 3 players
3p Suggest 3-player for game that works with 3 players
4 Suggest 4-player for game that works with 4 players
4p Suggest 4-player for game that works with 4 players
5 Suggest 5-player for game that works with 5 players
5p Suggest 5-player for game that works with 5 players
6 Suggest 6-player for game that works with 6 players
6p Suggest 6-player for game that works with 6 players
children Suggest kids for a children's game
close_up Suggest close-up for a tag, probably on an image, which is a close-up shot of board or component
owned Suggest own for user presently has this game
owned Suggest traded_sold if you previously owned this game but do not any more because you sold it or traded it
radar probably means it's "on someone's radar", i.e. they're interested in it. Better term probably is interested
wanted Suggest want to indicate that you want the game, and/or it is on your wantlist

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Commonly Used Tags

This is a list of more commonly used tags and their definitions.

Remember there is not a police force of tag enforcers.

Suggest that if you use tag with a different meaning that you use (a), (b), (c), and so forth to prefix different meanings.

Use (?) as a prefix to indicate that you're guessing at a meaning. Please remove if you do use tag with this meaning.

Tag Meaning
1-player works with 1 players
2-player works with 2 players
3-player works with 3 players
4-player works with 4 players
5-player works with 5 players
6-player works with 6 players
7-player works with 7 players
8-player works with 8 players
18xx (?)game has 1800's theme or in 1800's series
2009 (?) game was issued in 2009
30min
abstract abstract game
adventure
ameritrash Ameritrash
ancients
asl
auction game contains an auction mechanism
badglare
base
beautiful
board
box
box_scan
boxback
boxed_game was commercially sold at some time as a boxed game. May be ip(in print) or oop (out of print)
boxfront
boxside
bruno_faidutti_ideal_game_library
bsw game can be played online through BrettSpielWelt
bakelite game has pleasing clacky pieces made from Bakelite
cantera
carcassonne
card
card_back
card_front
card_scan
cardgame
cards
catan
ccg
classic is considered a classic game
close-up (?) tag, probably on an image, which is a close-up shot of board or component
coffindodger
combinatorial combinatorial game
comparison
component_picture
component_scan
components
contest
convention
cooperative
cover_picture
creative
cthulhu
customized
cute
deduction
designer
dexterity
dice (?) game has dice
dicetower (?) game uses a dicetower
diy
dsp-winner Won the Deutscher Spiele Preis
dutch
economic contains an element of economic simulation
essen
essen-2009
essen-2010
essen-2011
estonian_people
excellent
expansion
eyeglasses
family
fantasy
favorite
favorites
filler
fimo
flgs
food
free
free-pnp
front_cover
game
game_stats statistical analyses of games (See this thread.)
gameplay
gateway particularly suitable as an introduction for non-gamers
german
girl
girls
glasses
gmt
gotw
gparchive
guys
has_variants game has several named variants within description section
horror horror theme
humor
icehouse
identify
image:boxfront
image:components
image:customised
image:painted_miniatures
image:play
interested user is interested in the game, may or may not own game
interesting game is not boring, it is interesting
investigate
iron_reviewer
keller
kids
knizia
language-level:X how language dependent are the game components (X replaced by system ratings)
language-level:0 system rating 0 for language level
language-level:1 system rating 1 for language level
lego
light
long takes a long time to play (more than say 2 hours)
macro
magazine
magazine-game
map
maybe
medieval medieval theme
miniature
miniatures
minis
miscellaneous
money
napoleonic
naval
needs_pictures game which needs more pictures to document it
no_boxed_game has never been commercially sold as a boxed game. May be web published pnp
no_caption
no_draw_or_tie game must have a winner. No draws or ties possible.
online
outdoors
own user presently has this game
p500 is on the p500 list (a list of wargames available for preorder)
painted
party
pdf
people
photos
play
played
pnp
podcast
polish
portuguese
prev_owned user previously owned this game but does not any more
print
project_gipf part of Project GIPF
racing
radar
recap
recommendations
representative_image
resource-management contains resource management mechanisms
review
rpg
rules
russian
s&t
s_and_t
sci-fi game has science fiction theme
sdj
sdj-winner Won the Spiel des Jahres
sf
smile
solitaire can be played by 1 player (occasionally used as a criticism of multiplayer games with little interaction)
solitaire
solo
spanish
spanish-rules
spellenarsenaal_kris
sports
stats
storage
strategic
strategy contains strategy
tactical contains tactics (as opposed to strategy)
thrift almost all are GeekList: Your Thrift Store/Bargain Finds: (xx)
tile-placement
traded-sold you previously owned this game but do not any more because you sold it or traded it
trading contains an element of trading between players
trains game has a train theme
traitor uses the mechanic of a mostly cooperative game on which one player is secretly working to prevent group victory
uncaptioned
unplayed user has not played this game, but is interested in game
variant
want user wants this game, probably on users wantlist
war war theme
wargame game is a type of wargame
wargames
watch the user is keeping an eye on this game, e.g. to read reviews before buying
watching on user's watch list
weekly_thrift almost all are GeekList: Your Thrift Store/Bargain Finds: (xx)
wishlist on user's wish list, user would like to own this game
ww1 game has world war 1 theme
ww2 game has world war 2 theme
yes
z-tag-ok
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