We've had a number of calls for adding tag wikis (e.g. Tags (and wikis) needed!), since tags without wikis are destroyed after 6 months if they are only linked to one question. Recently, I came across Looking for rules to a card game called "Wild Cards" and changed it from to the newly created . Naturally, I wanted to add a wiki to prevent the tag from being deleted in 6 months.

However, I found that I am unable to find anything about this game. The question asker describes it as a game that is played in groups of four across several tables. However, the only ones listed on Board Game Geek are:

  • A 2005 game for 2-6 players that does not appear to have been released in English
  • A 2013 game that is more a collection of rules for 52 card decks, and was published after this question was asked
  • A series of decks for 2-6 players that are just ways to play Memory, Old Maid, and Go Fish.

Without being able to find out anything about this game (assuming that the name is correct), I have no way to write a tag wiki for it, and the tag will be deleted in 6 months.

What should I do in this situation?

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    I'm actually voting to close the question you're referring to as unclear. I'm not even sure they're describing a board or card game so much as some kind of rotating format someone came up with styled after speed dating. Whatever it is, we have just about no passable detail about it to identify it. Feb 12, 2016 at 2:36

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That question is essentially asking for us to identify a game, where all we have to go on is the name they think they remember and some of the rules. So, it should be tagged with .

Unless we know that a game exists, we should not make a tag for it.

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    I agree with this strongly enough I've made that change. It is an identify-this-game question. But we're also not sure whether the game they're looking for is one called wild cards, that could've just been the name someone used after they forgot the original name - which would explain their difficulty finding the rules. Like you point out, we're not even sure it exists. Naturally we can't really have a tag for this, if we don't know what on earth the thing is that we're tagging. (Granted, if the meta finds differently, the change can yet be un-made fairly easily.) Feb 12, 2016 at 2:29

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