About the Print 'n Play Crafting Aggregator

The Print 'n Play Crafting Aggregator combines all the entries of the monthly "Print 'n Play Games Crafted" Geeklists from BGG into a single, searchable source for information about solitaire games, games with solo variants, cooperative games, and/or games that may be simply enjoyable by a single player regardless of the number of "characters" or "sides" to be played.

Using the XML API interface of BoardGameGeek, the data is refreshed regularly to keep the site up to date.

When you're looking for information about the solitaire suitability of a game, the PNPCRAFT is a great place to start, but getting to that data for previous months can be a bit of a hassle. In many cases, the lists are sorted at the end of the month alphabetically, which eases the process. However some prefer the organic view of how the list evolved over the month. Since BGG does not presently allow the user to decide how they will see the contents of a given list, this tool will aid in that process. I hope.

With the Print 'n Play Crafting Aggregator, you'll be able to search for a game by title and see all the PNPCRAFT entries created for it. These will be provided as links back to the actual entry on BGG, to view with proper images and formatting. However, statistics and more will be made available here.

I hope you enjoy this tool and find it useful.

Kevin L. Kitchens
PEI Development

Recent Updates

June 22, 2020
  • Removed branding of "ones upon a game" from the aggregator family of sites.
December 6, 2018
  • Added option to view BGG Top 100 Guilds
  • Fixed bug when viewing a geeklist prior to any entries being loaded.
December 19, 2017
  • User Game Stats page shows each game listed, the number of uniques for that game, as well as the last month logged. Columns are sortable by clicking the header.
August 1, 2017
  • Lists and Leaders pages now show the total number of first time (NEW) users each month.
May 23, 2017
  • Allow users to rate games on a 5 point scale in the context of the list by using <rating></rating> tags.
November 9, 2016 August 25, 2016 August 21, 2016
  • Updated Game records with meta data from the BGG XMLAPI.
  • Display game thumbnail when available.
  • Added Game Meta Data page off the game detail page to display the following information: Subdomain, Category, Designer, Family, Publisher, Artist, Mechanic, Minimum and Maximum Players, Playtime.
  • Click a meta data link to display all the games on the PNPCRAFT sharing that same meta value. These are sorted by alpha and unique counts in separate columns.
August 17, 2016
  • Renamed "Commented Entries" to "<summary> Entries" on Geeklist Stats block
  • Added "<summary> Entries" count to user and game pages.
  • Added "Top 20 <summary>" for Users on Leaders page to recognize those actively using the summary feature.
June 1, 2016
  • Added User Name search to the front page.
  • Geeklist page now shows date of last refresh from BGG.
  • Geeklist page now shows number of commented entries (using summary tags).
May 26, 2016 May 16, 2016
  • Added some more stats to each detail page and moved over the stats box.
  • Added stats and counts to the yearly totals page.
  • Added new leader boards for Top Actual Entries (Geeklists) and Most Users Posting (Games).
April 21, 2016
  • Added Index jump to the geeklist entries detail view to enable navigation to games by starting letter. Plan to expand to other pages as needed.
  • Added Changes list to the front page.
April 8, 2016
  • Added leaders page to show top 100 games and users for a given year.
April 1, 2016
  • Added ability to view all games for a range of publication years.
March 15, 2016
  • Layout alteration to improve appearance on mobile devices.
March 8, 2016
  • Highlight games that are Top 20 now and were Top 20 a year ago.
  • Note the top 10 on each of the drilldown pages, ie. top 10 games and users of a given month.
  • Include all in the top "x" lists that have the same value as the 10th item (so no one is left out).
March 8, 2016
  • Added leaderboard for most recent active users and hot list for one year ago.
March 7, 2016
  • Added sister site for the Wargames on Your Table geeklist project at http://wgoyt.peidev.com
  • Fixed problem with international characters in game names and reloaded all the lists over the weekend.
March 4, 2016
  • Initial release of the SGOYT Geeklist Aggregator