Board Game Stats 1.8 just became available on the App Store, with Cloud sync, Landscape mode and more. Check also the new dedicated website:

New in version 1.8:

Cloud sync: sync your Plays between your devices with this in-app purchase. Try it free for two weeks!

  • Automatically keeps your devices in sync
  • Syncs all Play details, Players, Locations and Games (with exception of photos)
  • Keeps a complete backup of your database in the cloud.

Also new:

  • Landscape orientation. Now view all Board Game Stats screens in landscape format.
  • Swipe through your plays’ photos full screen
  • Stability improvements: tries to restore itself after a problem occurred.
  • Adds a + 1 round button to the Play details screen.
  • BGG usernames are no longer case sensitive for logging in.
  • Ability to remove an image from a Game by swiping over it in the edit screen.
  • Asks to discard changes if you cancel editing a Play after change something.
  • The Locations list now has an index in alphabetical view as well.

Lots of stability improvements, minor enhancements and bug fixes, among which:

  • Winner calculation takes decimals into account.
  • Displays year correctly for jan 2016 in certain locales.
  • Removes duplicate plays from BGG if posting encountered a problem before.
  • Prevents crashes when filtering while adding and deleting games and players.
  • Prevents problems when restoring state resulting in a list of Games with no way to leave the screen.
  • Better compatibility with iCloud Photo Library when linking images in the photo library.

Version 1.7 of Board Game Stats has been submitted to Apple. It can take 1 to 2 weeks until it appears in the App Store.

  • Biggest new things in this version:
  • Support for anonymous players
  • Auto-post to BGG
  • Better image management
  • Search fields for Players and Games
  • Settings for articles to be ignored while sorting
  • Average play time for a Game
  • and lots of other small things, fixes and improvements.

The new version of Board Game Stats is available on the App store.

In this version you’ll find:

  • Added ‘All time’ view and extra pie charts to the Statistics screen
  • Complete statistics screen can now be shared as an image
  • Fixes problems with logging in to BGG if username or password contained certain characters
  • Better BGG game searching results, handles lots of results better
  • Ability to add comments and images to a Play while editing it
  • Supports multiline comments for Plays
  • Pie charts have more colors, display percentages and show number of ‘other’ values
  • Lots of other small improvements and stability enhancements.

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Board Game Stats 1.4 is available on the App store NOW!


This version is updated to be compatible with iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus.

  • Fixes problems with logging and posting to BGG
  • Improves BGG posting and provides feedback while busy
  • Now has an in-app message if there are known problems with BGG connection
  • Added ability to add photos to a play, the first one is also used in Twitter posts and sharing
  • Added profile images for Players
  • Added a 2014 statistics year overview which can be shared and exported
  • Creates auto-backup file for rescue via iTunes if no other recovery method works anymore
  • Added overall win percentage for a player, displays BGG name
  • Lots of other small fixes and improvements.

Download on the App Store

We returned from a successful Essen fair, having played lots of games, viewed even more, and bought a couple. Look here for the complete story: Suzan’s BoardGameGeek Geeklist.

This is what we came home with:
Essen 2014 Haul

Of course we were walking around in our not-to-miss Board Game Stats polo shirts:

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Board Game StatsDo you play Board Games? We do, and needed a simple tool to record our scores, and also show statistics on our plays, scores, games and how well we do against other players.

Therefore, we created the app Board Game Stats, which is now available on the App Store.

Features include

  • Enter Games and set an image and scoring rules
  • Set Players and Locations
  • Enter your plays including location and scores per player
  • Calculate scores on the fly
  • Create teams and enter team scores
  • Search games on BoardGameGeek to load more details and a game image
  • View statistics for Games, Plays, and Players
  • View statistics for a specific combination of players
  • Export and import scores for easy backup and transfer
  • All in a native iOS interface

For screenshots: continue to the Board Game Stats page.

Download on the App Store

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Here are the statistics of our board game plays over 2013!

In 2013 we played a total of 423 board games, 3% less than in 2012 (434). However, we did play much more different games, 131 in total, up from 114 in 2012. Those were played on 127 different days (2012: 156 days) with 18 different (known) players.

Top 15 played board games (with 5 or more plays):

Rank Board game              Plays  2012   Diff   Rank 2012
1.   Race for the Galaxy        49    17  +188%   5   (+ 4)
2.   Dominion                   37    47   -21%   2   (± 0)
3.   Quarriors                  28     0          -
4.   Chess                      24     0          -
5.   Mahjong                    23    43   -47%   3   (- 2)
     Tichu                      23    58   -60%   1   (- 4)
7.   Love Letter                14     0          -
8.   Hanabi                     12     3  +300%   22  (+10)
9.   Click Clack Lumberjack     11     0          -
10.  Würfel Bohnanza            10    27   -63%   4   (- 6)
11.  Buccaneer Bones             7     0          -
12.  Do you worship Cthulhu?     5     0          -
     Heck Meck                   5     1  +400%   -
     Kingdom Builder             5     5     0%   12  (± 0)
     Ticket to Ride              5    15   -67%   6   (- 6)

No longer in the top 15 since 2012: Ascension, Bluff and Claim It! with 4 plays, 7 Wonders (just 3 plays), Nefarious (2 plays) and A Fistful of Penguins (no play in 2013!).

We played mostly at Home (70%), other popular locations were Spiel, Essen (8%), in the Garden (6%), at Maybe’s home (6%), at the BSW De Lage Landen meeting in Almelo (3,5%) and at our Hotel Bredeney in Essen during Spiel (2,5%).

Most popular play dates were the BSW DLL meeting in Almelo (28 sep 2013) and Spiel, Essen on 24 and 25 oct 2013 (13 plays per day). June 16th must have had good weather, because we played 12 games that day in the Garden, while we also played 12 games on New Years Eve.

[edit 05-01-2014: corrected all numbers slightly]

This year we went again for four days to Essen for the Internationale Spieltage (Spiel) 2013. This is what we arrived home with:


For an overview of some of the games we viewed and played, look at the photo’s below, or check Suzan’s BoardGameGeek list.


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