Blake Burch 60 Posted July 23, 2012 Share Posted July 23, 2012 There's two things about me that you should know first. I'm an avid board game enthusiast (I collect and play mainly euro-style games and frequent BoardGameGeek) and I have a terrible memory (I'm lucky to remember events that happened >1 year ago). I'm trying to find ways to simplify my board gaming experience. As I amass a collection of games, I have more and more rules that my mind is trying to keep up with. Reading a rulebook is fun the first time - not the fourth. I can always remember the overall gist of how each game was played but when it came to specifics, I'd always have to consult the rulebook which usually led to a lot of hunting/reading for the relevant information. At first, I tried making notecards that contained the specifics that I was most likely to forget, but now, I've transitioned myself into having a note in Evernote for every game. After all, the search function is a godsend and the best information can be easily copy/pasted from BGG (to avoid the eyesore and the deep links). Here's the format I'm using currently. Note Content: Name of the Game (title) Picture of the box Note Links: Setup Rules (summarized) Variants Detailed Card/Term Info Official Rule Book (pdf) Tags: (So I can narrow down which games I own will best fit an occasion) Number of players Length of game Game Type Theme Check out the first note I made for one of my favorites, Cosmic Encounter. I had to share it as a notebook so you could see how the linked notes interacted. My normal notebook entitled "Board Games" will just show the main game page with all the linked notes found in a different notebook (this makes for much easier browsing). I don't need a listed hierarchy in the notes because I'll be viewing them primarily from my phone (which has a nifty back button ). Let me know what you think and if you have any suggestions. I'd love to hear them! Link to comment
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