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The WikiProject dedicated to the world of board and card games!


The goals of this WikiProject is to work and improve all items about board and card games, adding the necessary missing information (e.g. labels, descriptions, statements), as well as other necessary tasks.

As new games are released each day, the goal will also be to keep up with the new releases of games, to make Wikidata's coverage of board and card game data as comprehensive as possible.


This section includes useful resources to be used on board game items.

Properties for games[edit]

Title ID Data type Description Examples Inverse
instance ofP31Iteminstance of: the subject is an instance of the object (should be board game or card game)The Settlers of Catan <instance of> board game-
part of the seriesP179Itemseries, series of creative works, event sequence and book series: the item is part of a series, whose sum constitutes the objectThe Settlers of Catan <part of the series> Catan series-
part ofP361Itempart: object of which the subject is a part.Carcassonne: Wheel of Fortune <part of> Carcassonnehas part(s)
has part(s)P527Itemhas part, consist of and meronymy: part of this subject.Carcassonne <has part(s)> Carcassonne: Wheel of Fortunepart of
genreP136Itemgenre and by genre: genre of a creative work or genre in which an artist worksPandemic <genre> cooperative board game-
based onP144Itembased on: work used as basisStar Wars: X-Wing Miniatures Game <based on> Star Warsderivative work
publisherP123Itempublisher and publisher: organization responsible for publishing books, periodicals, games or softwareLabyrinth <publisher> Ravensburger-
creatorP170Itemcreator and author: maker of a creative work or other object (where no more specific property exists)->see talk pageAgricola <creator> Uwe Rosenberg-
designed byP287Itemdesigner: designer of this itemThe Castles of Burgundy <designed by> Julien Delval-
publication dateP577Point in timepublication date: date or point in time a work is first published or released7 Wonders <publication date> 2010-
language of work or nameP407Itemlanguage: language of a workSecret Hitler <language of work or name> English-
imageP18Commons media fileillustration and image: a relevant illustration (only for images on Commons)Monopoly <image> German_Monopoly_board_in_the_middle_of_a_game.jpg-
award receivedP166Itemaward, honorary citizenship and title of honor: award or recognition received by a person, organisation or creative workCodenames <award received> Spiel des Jahres-
minimum number of playersP1872Quantityplayer: minimum numbers of players of a gameRisk <minimum number of players> 2-
maximum number of playersP1873Quantityplayer: maximum numbers of players of a gameRisk <maximum number of players> 6-
Commons categoryP373StringCommons category: name of the Wikimedia Commons category containing files related to this item (without the prefix "Category:")Alhambra <Commons category> Alhambra_(board_game)-
official websiteP856URLofficial website and home page: URL to the website of this itemDominion <official website>
BoardGameGeek IDP2339External identifierBoardGameGeek: identifier for a board game in the BoardGameGeek databaseIstanbul <BoardGameGeek ID> 148949-
RPGGeek IDP7226External identifierRPG Geek: identifier for a role-playing game in the RPGGeek databaseCall of Cthulhu <RPGGeek ID> rpgfamily/814-
Luding game IDP3528External identifierLuding (database): identifier for a board game in the Luding database (German)The Settlers of Catan <Luding game ID> 1508-

Other useful P & Q for describing games[edit]

Taxonomy of games (to help find "Instance of")[edit]

Properties for game publishers[edit]

Properties for game designers[edit]

Current tasks[edit]

  • Mix'n match > Entertainment : help matching items with openID databases
    • A request for data export was submitted, so RPGGeek ID should appear in this tool (soon?) -- 28 Aug 2019 Pmartinolli

Other articles[edit]

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