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Boardgames and lesser pursuits

Kids Games, etc.

Pastor Guy (Mark Jackson) is counting down the his top 100 kids games. Anyone who names R4TG as his game of the year should be heeded, I say.

Speaking of Race, I noticed that 25 players now have 100+ games logged (and soon the Top 50 players will all have 75+ games logged). That’s slightly better than Carcassone, (which has been out 8 year, but presumably got most of its plays before BGG started logging games).

Chris Farrel reviews the remake of In Teufels Küche. There seem to be quite a few rules changes. “Press one … two … three, pop go the Nazis!”

As for me, I just picked up Hamsterrolle, Das Amulett, and the Jambo Expansion in a math trade, so there may even be new content eventually.


Written by taogaming

June 10, 2008 at 8:30 pm

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  1. I’ve been impressed with the plays Race has been racking up, but it’s tough to compare numbers with any other non-contemporaneous game. Not only do older games suffer from pre-BGG shortages but the number of users on BGG and in the hobby at large are changing over time.

    I wonder if anybody’s attempted to look for a curve in the games played over time statistic, where presumably it rises over a period of time before falling off and eventually reaching a fairly constant level. Is the Essen release peak right around Jan/Feb of the following year? I’m willing to bet that some games get late bumps when they reach a wider audience due to exposure and/or acclaim.


    June 11, 2008 at 11:16 am

  2. Hamsterrolle is probably my all time favorite dexterity game – in part because there is an actual game there, in addition to the dexterity skill required to play well.

    Plus, it rarely overstays it’s welcome, and it’s been a hit with a wide range of folks – my wife included.

    Hope you enjoy!


    June 11, 2008 at 11:56 am

  3. The only problem with Hamsterrolle is you can’t play it in an old house, unless you feel like shimming your table.


    June 12, 2008 at 2:06 pm

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