Board Game Stats is available for devices running iOS 8.2 or later and Android 4.1.x (Jelly Bean) or later.
Welcome! To get you started, we recommend you create a player and mark it as ‘This is me’. Also, scroll through the settings to adjust how you would like the app to behave.
See below for frequently asked questions.
We always love to receive new feature request and ideas! The following are often requested features and are all very much on the wishlist!
Common feature requests
In no particular order:
Sharing plays with other BG Stats users(completed, read more) Stats for roles
- Collection management and collection stats
- Expansion support and stats
- Score sheets
- Start player selector
- Game chooser
- Rating games
- Grouping games and players
- Separate stats for coop, competitive, and solo play
- Translation of the app
There have been hundreds of features requests, which we all keep track of. Only the most requested ones are listed above.
- Why are games not marked as new on the Insights screen?
Games are only marked as New if they are new to the player marked as ‘Me’.
Games are only marked as New if there are Plays that are marked as New for you.
- How do I mark a Game as new for players?
When adding a play, tap a player’s name and tap the New player switch.
To make the app set this automatically, turn that option on in the Settings.
- Can I post a play to another BGG user’s account?
No, BGG doesn’t support that, even though you can enter the BGG username for a player.
- What does the green bullet or open circle mean?
A filled green circle means: not posted to BGG. An open green circle means: posted to BGG, but updated in the app since then.
You can enable display of the circles in the BGG settings in the app.
- How does the Players pie chart work?
The player pie chart displays the relative number of opponents you have. Yes, it would be more exact as a bar chart, and might be changed in the future.
- How do I post to BGG?
You can post a play to BGG by pressing the little BGG button on a play’s overview screen. The first time your BGG credentials will be asked.
You can enable Auto-post in the BGG settings to post a play to BGG automatically as soon as you save it.
- Why do I have Ignored plays?
When importing plays from BGG plays that have missing data are set to Ignored for stats. This is to prevent your win percentage from being skewed. This is a setting on the import screen.
- Why is there no default text when I post to play to Facebook?
BG Stats uses the default sharing implementation of Facebook to share a play to Facebook. Facebook doesn’t allow default text to be set via this method, presumably to prevent bots from posting or from too many similar posts from appearing. The image you added to a play or of the played game will be posted to Facebook though.
- Can I log multiple plays at the same time?
It’s not possible to log multiple plays at the same time. Each play in BG Stats is unique so it can have its own wins and scores. You can however easily duplicate a play. Just press the Add play button when viewing an existing play’s overview screen, and most data will be copied into the new play. If you want to copy the date as well at this time, you can configure so in the Settings.
- How can I best log (solo) games that have no winner but do have scores?
You can add the same game a second time in the app, and log your solo and competitive plays on the two separate entries. This way the stats for each type of play don’t influence each other. The game is counted as two separate entries in Insights and Challenges though.
- Can I sync between iOS and Android with Cloud sync?
Yes, you can sync between all your devices; phones, tablets, iOS and Android with one Cloud sync account.
- What do I do when I have duplicates in my data?
You can read more about preventing and fixing it here.
- What happens when I go to Android from iOS, or vice versa?
Unfortunately, you will need to purchase the app and its in-app-purchases again. Both platforms have completely separate stores, and both apps are developed in separate environments. Only your Cloud-sync subscription, if you have it, will transfer between platforms without repurchasing.
- How to transfer data to a new phone?
You can transfer your data in three ways: use Cloud sync (it’s free for the first two weeks); make an export, and import the created .json file; or import your plays from BGG if you’ve posted them there. The easiest and most complete transfer is provided by Cloud sync (excluding play images and custom game images). The export-import contains the same except for custom player images. The BGG import is the least complete, because BGG doesn’t store your game setting, some custom play data, nor your challenges. Read more here.
Need more help? Check any of these pages for more details.
- Image management
- Importing from BGG
- Importing own files into Board Game Stats
- Recovering from problems
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