Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Designer pages on BGG

Gosh, with the new designer pages on BGG, there is now an entire page devoted to me. Of course, you may be more interested in this one.

Funny, it lists forums about my game, but not The Menorah Game itself.

Yehuda

Monday, February 27, 2006

Monopoly Versions

Since I'm bored, and astoundingly enough there is no complete list of Monopoly versions on the Internet (!!!), here is a list I collected from eBay, BoardGameGeek, and various people's online collections.

Caveats:
  • In general, versions are prefixed or suffixed by either "Monopoly" or "opoly". Some also say "edition", "collectible", and other such stuff. And some are "on Board", "in a Box", or "Here and Now". Unofficial versions might say "The Game of". [2008/08/27: Just discovered all the Stock Block games.]
  • Contains many unofficial (unlicensed) versions.
  • The list covers different versions; that is, the spaces on the board are named for different things. It doesn't contain endless series of editions of the same versions published by box color and date. It also doesn't contain all language editions of the same version. For instance, there are many different editions in different languages of "Wonders of the World Monopoly". As a rough estimate, including all editions and different language editions of the same version would inflate this list by a factor of five.
  • In my opinion, Monopoly is not a very good game, even when played without house rules. It remains popular mostly due to nostalgia and lack of information about better games. If you don't know any other games besides Monopoly, please go to BoardGameGeek and learn about many, many better games. I recommend starting with Settlers of Catan, Ticket to Ride, or Acquire.
Some of my sources: eBay, BoardGameGeek, World of Monopoly, Monopoly Lexicon, Richard's Monopoly page, Monopoly Base, Wikipedia, Helponboard (thanks Kevin), David (thebigchip), ...



2577 versions, and counting (last updated Sep-22-2014):
  1. .com
  2. 08520
  3. 123 Sesame St
  4. 150th Hartford Independent Fair
  5. 1899 Hoffenheim
  6. 1935 Commemorative
  7. 1935 Deluxe 1st Game
  8. 1999 NFL Gridiron
  9. 2012 Olympic Games
  10. 25th Anniversary
  11. 30A (South Walton)
  12. 50's
  13. 60's
  14. 60th Anniversary
  15. 65th Anniversary 1935-2000
  16. 70's
  17. 70th Anniversary
  18. 80's
  19. '84 L.A. Games
  20. A Christmas Story
  21. Aachen
  22. Aandelenspel Houten
  23. Aberdeen
  24. Abilene
  25. Abington
  26. AC/DC
  27. Adelaide
  28. Adelaide Crows
  29. Adelaide Crows 20th
  30. Adoption
  31. Adventure Time
  32. Aerospace
  33. Affton
  34. AFL Premier - Carlton
  35. AFL Premier - Collingwood
  36. AFL Premier - Geelong
  37. Aggie
  38. Aitkin County
  39. Akita
  40. al Dallal
  41. Al-
  42. Alabama
  43. Alabama NCAA
  44. Alan Turing
  45. Alaska
  46. Alaska's Iditarod
  47. Albany
  48. Alberta
  49. Albertsons
  50. Albuquerque
  51. Albuquerque (Stock Block)
  52. Aldeburgh
  53. Alexandria
  54. Alfa
  55. Algarve
  56. Algonquin
  57. Alkmaar
  58. All About Allentown
  59. All Blacks Charity Edition
  60. Allegany
  61. Allgau
  62. Allstate Insurance
  63. Altman Barbados
  64. Alpaca
  65. Alsace
  66. Alta Vista
  67. Alton Metro
  68. Alton Towers Resort
  69. Amanda
  70. Amador
  71. Amarillo
  72. AmCan
  73. America
  74. America Special
  75. American Chopper
  76. American Cities
  77. American Express Funds
  78. Amersfoort
  79. Amherst
  80. Ami
  81. Amiens
  82. Amsterdam
  83. Amsterdams Zwerfspel
  84. Angers
  85. Anglesey
  86. Angry Birds
  87. Anniversary
  88. Anti
  89. Anti II
  90. Anti III
  91. Antwerpen
  92. APBA Boxing
  93. Apeldoorn
  94. Apple
  95. Arabic
  96. Arabic e-sinibad
  97. Arberdeen
  98. Argentina
  99. Ariel Investments
  100. Arizona
  101. Arkansas
  102. Arlington
  103. Arlon
  104. Armador
  105. Armenian
  106. ARMLS
  107. Armstrong
  108. Arnprior
  109. Arsenal
  110. Arsenal - Farewell to Highbury
  111. Art
  112. Aschaffenburg
  113. ASML
  114. Assassin's Creed
  115. Assen
  116. Asterix
  117. Aston Villa FC
  118. Astronomy
  119. Astros
  120. ASU
  121. Atlanta
  122. Atlanta [Stock Block]
  123. Atlanta Braves
  124. Atlanta City
  125. Atlanta Olympic
  126. Atlantic City (regular)
  127. Atlantis
  128. Athens
  129. Attleboro
  130. Auburn
  131. Auckland
  132. Audubon
  133. Augsburg
  134. Aurora
  135. Austin
  136. Austin (MyCityopoly)
  137. Australia
  138. Australia Here and Now
  139. Australian Football League
  140. Austria
  141. Auvergne
  142. Avalon Communities
  143. Avignon
  144. Avon
  145. Azerbaijan
  146. B.C.
  147. Back to the Future
  148. Bad Axe
  149. Bad Homburg
  150. Bad Kreuznach
  151. Baden (BNN)
  152. Baden-Baden
  153. Baden-Wurttemberg
  154. Baghdad Game
  155. Bahamas
  156. Bakken
  157. Bali
  158. Bailiwick of Guernsey
  159. Ballard
  160. Baltimore
  161. Baltimore [Stock Block]
  162. Bama
  163. Bamberg
  164. Banco Imobiliário
  165. Banco Imobiliário Cidade Olimpica (Olympic City 2016)
  166. Banco Imobiliário Junior
  167. Banff
  168. Bank
  169. Bank Elhaz Elsaed
  170. Bank of America
  171. Bank of America Baseball
  172. Bank of America Toy Bank
  173. Bank Game of New Paktrade
  174. Bankhaus Wolbern
  175. Banking
  176. Barbados [Stock Block]
  177. Barca
  178. Barcelona
  179. Barstow
  180. Bass Fishing
  181. Basse Normandie
  182. Bassin d'Arcachon
  183. Batavia
  184. Bath
  185. Batman
  186. Batman and Robin
  187. Battle Creek
  188. Bayerische Ausgabe
  189. Bayern
  190. Bayern Muchen FC
  191. Baylor
  192. Bayreuth
  193. Baytown
  194. BBC Radio One
  195. BBK Clinical Research and Development
  196. BC Hydro
  197. Beach
  198. Beachfront
  199. Beagle
  200. Bean
  201. Beauvais
  202. Beaver
  203. Beaver Island
  204. Bel Air
  205. Belchertown
  206. Belfast
  207. Belgian
  208. Belgian Ltd
  209. Belgian Travel
  210. Belgie-Belgique
  211. Belgrade
  212. Belkin
  213. Bellaire
  214. Bellingen Shire Council
  215. Belvider
  216. Bemidji
  217. Bend's Powderbroker
  218. Berkshire Hathaway
  219. Bergen
  220. Berlin
  221. Berlin Mega
  222. Bermuda
  223. Bermuda [Stock Block]
  224. Bernard Power's Canada
  225. Berryville
  226. Besancon
  227. Best Buy
  228. Betty Boop
  229. Beverly Hills
  230. BGCA (Boys and Girls Club of America)
  231. Bibby Line Group
  232. Bible
  233. Bielefeld
  234. Big Apple
  235. Big Mac
  236. Bigtopolis
  237. Bilbao
  238. Billings
  239. Bird
  240. Birmingham
  241. Birmingham University
  242. Birmington
  243. Birthday
  244. Bita
  245. BJU
  246. Blackpool & the Fylde Coast
  247. Blacks & Whites
  248. Blaenau Ffestiniog
  249. Bloomies
  250. Bloomington
  251. Bloomington-Normal
  252. Blossomland
  253. Blue Box
  254. Blue Marble
  255. Blue Sky
  256. BNI Financial Game (3 editions)
  257. Bocholt
  258. Bochum
  259. Bodensee
  260. Bogalusa
  261. Boken
  262. Bolton
  263. Bolton Bohnanza
  264. Bomber
  265. Bombsquad
  266. Bonn
  267. Book
  268. Book-
  269. Bookshelf
  270. Boom (Studio 360)
  271. Boone
  272. BOOOO
  273. Bordeaux
  274. Borink
  275. Borsa
  276. Borussia Dortmund
  277. Bosch Belegh
  278. Boston
  279. Boston- [Terrier]
  280. Boston Celtics
  281. Boston Red Sox (2000)
  282. Boston Red Sox (2006)
  283. Boston Red Sox 2004 World Series Champions
  284. Boston Scene
  285. Boulder
  286. Bourges
  287. Bourne
  288. Bournemouth and Poole
  289. Boutique
  290. Bowie
  291. Boxer
  292. Boy Scouts of America
  293. Boynton Beach
  294. Bradford
  295. Braille
  296. Brandling Arms
  297. Branson
  298. Braunschweig
  299. Brave (Pixar)
  300. Brazil (Brasilien)
  301. Breckenridge
  302. Breda
  303. Bremen
  304. Bremerhaven
  305. Brer Fox and Brer Rabbit
  306. Brest
  307. Bretagne
  308. Brew
  309. Breyer
  310. Bridgeton
  311. Brighton & Hove
  312. Bristol
  313. British
  314. British 60th Anniversary
  315. British Milk Chocolate
  316. Broken Arrow
  317. Bronxeville
  318. Brookfield
  319. Brookline
  320. Brooklyn
  321. Brown
  322. Bruderheim, AB
  323. Brussel
  324. Brussels
  325. BU
  326. Bucharest
  327. Buck
  328. Buckeye
  329. Bucks County
  330. Budget
  331. Buffalo
  332. Bug
  333. Build
  334. Bulgaria
  335. Bulldog
  336. Bungay
  337. Bunnings Warehouse
  338. Bunul gospodar
  339. Burbank
  340. Burghausen
  341. Burma / Myanmar
  342. Burgenland
  343. Burmese
  344. Business
  345. Bunnings Warehouse
  346. Buxtehude
  347. BYU
  348. C-TEC
  349. Caen
  350. Café Wilhelmina - Eindhoven
  351. Cairo
  352. Cal
  353. California
  354. California Centers Magazine
  355. Calgary
  356. Calumet
  357. Calvert
  358. Camargue
  359. Cambridge
  360. Camrose
  361. Canada
  362. Canadian
  363. Canadian (2010)
  364. Canadiens
  365. Cane
  366. Cannes
  367. CañonCity
  368. Canterbury
  369. Canton
  370. Cape Breton
  371. Cape Cod
  372. Capitolio
  373. Cardiff
  374. Cardinals World Series Champions 2006
  375. Carglass
  376. Carhartt
  377. Carlisle
  378. Carmargue
  379. Carolina
  380. Carpenter
  381. Carribean
  382. Carribean [Stock Block]
  383. Carroll 
  384. Carroll County
  385. Cars 2
  386. Cartoon Taiwan
  387. Carver
  388. Casey
  389. Casino
  390. Casino Rama-Big Time
  391. Castine
  392. Cat
  393. Cat in the Hat
  394. Cat Lovers
  395. Catholic
  396. Cats
  397. Catskill
  398. Cayman
  399. Cedar
  400. Cedar Point
  401. Cedar Rapids
  402. Celebration
  403. Celtic
  404. Celtic Legends
  405. Centennial Olympic Games
  406. Centenium Benefica 1904-2004
  407. Central Lee Donnelson
  408. Century of Flight / Aviation
  409. Chamonix
  410. Chancer, The Game
  411. Charleroi
  412. Charlestown
  413. Charlevoix
  414. Charlotte
  415. Charlotte [Stock Block]
  416. Chav
  417. Cheese
  418. Chelmsford
  419. Chelsea
  420. Cheltenham
  421. Chemnitz
  422. Cherry
  423. Chesapeake
  424. Chester
  425. Chester & Cheshire
  426. Chester County
  427. Chesterfield
  428. Chiangmai
  429. Chicken
  430. Chicago
  431. Chicago (2009)
  432. Chicago [Stock Block]
  433. Chicago Bears
  434. Chicago Blackhawks
  435. Chicago Cubs
  436. Chicago White Sox 2005 World Series Champions
  437. Chieftan
  438. Chihuahua
  439. Chile
  440. Chili Heads
  441. China
  442. China Wall
  443. Chincoteque
  444. Chip 'n Pin
  445. Chocolate
  446. Chopply
  447. Christian
  448. Christmas
  449. Chronicles of Narnia
  450. Chrystler
  451. Chrystler Town & Country Road Trip
  452. Cincinnati
  453. Cincinnati [Stock Block]
  454. Circus
  455. Citrus
  456. Citta d'Italia
  457. City
  458. City of Bath Endeavor
  459. City of Falls Church
  460. City of Green Bay
  461. City of Green Bay Sesquicentennial
  462. City of Lagos
  463. Cityville
  464. Civil War
  465. Clarksville
  466. Classic Video Game
  467. Classic Volkswagen
  468. Clemson
  469. Cleveland
  470. Cleveland [Stock Block]
  471. Cleveland Browns
  472. Clinton (1994)
  473. Clinton (1995)
  474. Co Tan Trieu Phu
  475. Co-opoly
  476. Co-opoly Malaysia
  477. Coburg
  478. Coca-Cola
  479. Coca-Cola 125th Anniversary
  480. Coca-Cola Classic Ads
  481. Coca-Cola Collector's
  482. Cocktail
  483. Cody
  484. Coffee Bean
  485. Cofu
  486. Collector's Tin Car
  487. Collector's Tin Train
  488. College
  489. Cologne
  490. Colorado
  491. Colorado 14er
  492. Colorado State
  493. Columbia
  494. Columbus
  495. Columbus [Stock Block]
  496. Combined
  497. Compiègne
  498. Con
  499. ConAgra Foods
  500. Concord
  501. Condo
  502. Connellsville
  503. Construction
  504. Convergent
  505. Copenhagen
  506. Cork
  507. Cornell
  508. Cornwall
  509. Cornwall Challenge
  510. Coronation Street
  511. Corpus Christi
  512. Corrupt
  513. Corse
  514. Corvette
  515. Corvette 50th Anniversary
  516. Cosmopoly et megapoly
  517. Coté D'Azur
  518. Cottbus
  519. Country
  520. Coventry
  521. Covington
  522. Cowboy
  523. Cranbrook
  524. Crayola
  525. Cricket
  526. Cricket Australia (Ashes Series)
  527. Croatia
  528. Cronulla
  529. Crooks & Castles
  530. Crosby
  531. CSUN
  532. Cuba
  533. Curacao
  534. Cuti-Cuti Malaysia
  535. Cycle
  536. Cyclon
  537. Cyclone
  538. CyFair
  539. Cyprus
  540. Cyrus Deluxe
  541. Czech Republic
  542. d'Arlon
  543. Dachshund
  544. Dacorum
  545. Dairy
  546. Dale Earnhardt
  547. Dale Earnhardt Legacy
  548. Dallas
  549. Dallas [Stock Block]
  550. Dallas Cowboys
  551. Dallas Scene
  552. Dalton
  553. Dana Point
  554. Danbury
  555. Dance
  556. Danville, Illinois
  557. Darmstadt
  558. Dart
  559. Das kaufmännische Talent
  560. Das Warnemundespiel
  561. DaVita
  562. Dawg
  563. Dayton
  564. Dayton [Stock Block]
  565. Daytona
  566. Daytona Beach
  567. DC Comics Retro
  568. De Delftsche Ronde
  569. de Hypotheker
  570. Debrecen
  571. Decatur
  572. Deep Sea
  573. Deka
  574. Delaware
  575. Deluxe
  576. Deluxe (50th) Anniversary
  577. Den Haag
  578. Denver
  579. Denver [in a Box]
  580. Denver [Stock Block]
  581. Denver Broncos
  582. Denville
  583. der Verruckte Geldautomat
  584. Derbyshire
  585. Desi
  586. Despicable Me 2
  587. Destination Downtown (Jacksonville)
  588. Detroit
  589. Detroit [Stock Block]
  590. Detroit Red Wings
  591. Detroit Tigers
  592. Devil
  593. Devon
  594. Dickinson County
  595. Dictator
  596. Die Borse
  597. Die Nationalmannschaft
  598. Dijon
  599. Dino
  600. Dinosaur
  601. Discovery
  602. Disney
  603. Disney 3D
  604. Disney Theme Park
  605. Disney Vacaction Club
  606. Disney/Pixar
  607. Dive
  608. DIY
  609. Doctor Who
  610. Dodgers
  611. Dog
  612. Dog-
  613. Dog Artist
  614. Dog Eat Dog
  615. Dog Lovers
  616. Dole
  617. Dolphin
  618. Dom tot Dam
  619. Domain
  620. Dominik's Food Store
  621. Door County
  622. Doraemon
  623. Dordrecht
  624. Dortmund
  625. Dostihy a sazky
  626. Double Feature
  627. Downtown Beaufort
  628. Doylestown
  629. Dr. Ochel
  630. Dresden
  631. Drug
  632. Dubai
  633. Ducasse de Mons
  634. Duck
  635. Ducks 
  636. Dubai
  637. Dublin
  638. Dubuque
  639. Ducks Unlimited
  640. Duel Masters (US)
  641. Duel Masters (UK)
  642. Duisburg
  643. Duke
  644. Duluth
  645. Dulwich College Preparatory School
  646. Dundee
  647. Dunkerque
  648. Durant
  649. Durham
  650. Durham County (2009)
  651. Durrell Trust
  652. Düsseldorf
  653. Dutch
  654. E. M. S.
  655. Earth
  656. Earth: Team Power Smart
  657. East Aurora
  658. East Grinstead
  659. East Hampton
  660. Easy Money
  661. ECU
  662. Ecuador
  663. Ede
  664. Edicao Sporting
  665. Edinburgh
  666. Edmonton
  667. Edysje Fryslan
  668. Eger
  669. Egypt
  670. Eindhoven
  671. Eksklusif
  672. El Banquero
  673. El Paso Scene
  674. El Turista Anahuac
  675. Eldorado
  676. Electronic Banking
  677. Electronic Labs Finance
  678. Elk
  679. Elk Grove
  680. Elvis
  681. Elvis 75th Anniversary
  682. Elvis Presley 25th Anniversary
  683. Emergency Medical Services
  684. Emirates
  685. Emlak Ticareti Oyunu (Istanbul)
  686. Empire
  687. Emporia
  688. Emsland
  689. EMO (Europees Massagoed Overslagbedrijf)
  690. Endangered Species
  691. Endless
  692. Enfield
  693. England
  694. England Deluxe
  695. England Football Stars
  696. England Travel
  697. Englewood
  698. Enschede
  699. Environ
  700. Environmental Concerns
  701. Episcopalian
  702. Equip De France De Football
  703. Erfurt
  704. Erlangen
  705. Erwin
  706. Espanola Futball
  707. ESPN
  708. Essen
  709. Essex
  710. Esslingen
  711. Estes Express Lines 7th Anniversary
  712. Estonia
  713. Euro
  714. Euro Company
  715. Euro Super
  716. Eurobusiness
  717. Europa
  718. Europe
  719. European Union
  720. Euskirchen
  721. Evanston
  722. Evansville
  723. Everest
  724. Everton FC
  725. Exclusive Resorts
  726. Exeter
  727. Exeter Challenge
  728. F.S.U.
  729. FA Premier League 1999/2000
  730. FA Premier League 2000/2001
  731. Fabulous Las Vegas
  732. Fairbanks
  733. Fairmont Resorts and Hotels Centennial
  734. Fairy
  735. Falkenberg
  736. Falkirk
  737. Fall River
  738. Fallout
  739. Family
  740. Family Game, The
  741. Family Game Night Championship
  742. Family Guy
  743. Famu
  744. Fantastic Four
  745. Fantasy Football Players
  746. FAO Schwartz
  747. Farmapoly
  748. Farmland
  749. Farmopoly
  750. Farmington Valley
  751. Faye-Seaside
  752. Fazzino
  753. FCBarcelona
  754. FDWE
  755. FedEx
  756. FedEx Kinkos
  757. Fehmarn
  758. Fergus (Fergus Falls)
  759. Ferrari
  760. Feyenoord
  761. FIFA WM 2006 Germany
  762. FIFA World Cup 2010 South Africa
  763. Final Fantasy
  764. Finance
  765. Finance & Fortune
  766. Finance Knapp/Electric
  767. Firefighter's
  768. Firefighters Second Alarm
  769. Firefly
  770. First Edition
  771. Fisher Scientific Centennial
  772. Fishin
  773. Fishing: Prized Catch
  774. Flagle
  775. Flemish
  776. Flensburg
  777. Fletcher Hotels
  778. Florida
  779. Flynt
  780. Flynth
  781. FNW
  782. Fohr
  783. Folk
  784. Fond (Fond du Lac)
  785. Football Top Clubs
  786. Ford 100th Anniversary
  787. Ford Mustang 40th Anniversary
  788. Ford Thunderbird 50th Anniversary
  789. Foreclosure
  790. Forest Park Historical Society
  791. Forks
  792. Fort St John
  793. Fort Thomas
  794. Fort Wayne
  795. Fort Worth
  796. Fort Worth [Stock Block]
  797. Fox
  798. Fox Cities
  799. Foxborough
  800. Foxwood
  801. France Reunion
  802. France World Cup '98
  803. Franken
  804. Frankfurt
  805. Franklin Mint
  806. Free Set of Uniquely Singapore
  807. Fredericton
  808. Freiburg
  809. Fremantle
  810. Fremont
  811. French Bulldog (Frenchie)
  812. French Top Football Clubs
  813. Frisian
  814. Fryslân
  815. Fulda
  816. Fulham FC
  817. Futurama
  818. Future Electronics
  819. Galveston
  820. Game Car Token Tin
  821. Garden
  822. Garfield
  823. Garmisch-Partenkirchen
  824. Gator
  825. Gay
  826. Gay-
  827. Gaya Baru
  828. Geck
  829. Geelong FC Premiership
  830. Geldermalsen/Waalkant
  831. Gelsenkirchen
  832. General Mills
  833. Geneva
  834. Geneve
  835. Georgia
  836. Georgia Tech
  837. Georgsmarienhutte
  838. Gera
  839. German Shepherd
  840. Germantown
  841. Germany (Deutschland)
  842. Ghetto (black)
  843. Ghetto (hand-made during Holocaust)
  844. GI Joe
  845. Giancola
  846. Gießen
  847. Gilbert
  848. Girl Scout
  849. Girl's Guide Anniversary
  850. Girlguiding UK
  851. Gironde
  852. Glasgow
  853. Glasgow Rangers
  854. Glen Ellyn
  855. Glendale
  856. Glenwood Springs
  857. Gloucestershire
  858. Glousester
  859. Go To Texas
  860. Gold Coast, Australia
  861. Golden
  862. Golf
  863. Golf Signature Holes
  864. Goodrich
  865. Gopher
  866. Göppingen
  867. Gosforth
  868. Göteborg
  869. Göttingen
  870. Gouda
  871. Gouwe Deal
  872. Gran
  873. Gran Capital
  874. Gran Mundo Financiero
  875. Gran Santiago
  876. Granada
  877. Grand Central
  878. Grand Island
  879. Grand Junction
  880. Grand Rapids
  881. Grande Prarie
  882. Grandma
  883. Grateful Dead
  884. Grazer Wirtschafts
  885. Great Stampede West
  886. Greater Bozeman
  887. Greater Hazelton Area
  888. Greater Jenkintown
  889. Greater Miami
  890. Greater Memphis
  891. Greater Moncton
  892. Greater Saint John
  893. Greater Sudbury
  894. Greek
  895. Greeley
  896. Green
  897. Green Bay
  898. Green Bay Packers
  899. Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame Inc.
  900. Green Valley
  901. Greenbrier County
  902. Greene
  903. Grenoble
  904. Grillin
  905. Groningen
  906. Grosse Point
  907. Grow Op
  908. Growth Equities Mutual
  909. Grundy County
  910. Guadeloupe
  911. Guatemala
  912. Guelph
  913. Guernsey
  914. Guildford
  915. Gunzburg
  916. GW
  917. Gyôr
  918. Habersham
  919. Hackettstown
  920. Hadley
  921. Hagen
  922. Halle (Saale)
  923. Halloween
  924. Hamburg
  925. Hameln
  926. Hamilton
  927. Hamm
  928. Hammonton
  929. Hamoen
  930. Hanau
  931. Handel Ehrlekh
  932. Hannover
  933. Hanover Norwich
  934. Hans Anders
  935. Hanson
  936. Hard Rock Cafe
  937. Harderwijk
  938. Hardinxveld-Giessendam
  939. Harley Davidson
  940. Harley Davidson 95th Anniversary Limited Collector's
  941. Harley Davidson Authorized
  942. Harley Davidson Legendary Bikes
  943. Harley Davidson Motorcycles "Live to Ride"
  944. Harrisburg
  945. Harrods
  946. Harrow School
  947. Hartland
  948. Harvard
  949. Harz
  950. Hatz
  951. Haute Normandie
  952. Haute Savoie
  953. Havertown
  954. Hawaii
  955. Hawaii (State)
  956. Haworth
  957. Hawthorn
  958. HCI Capital
  959. Health
  960. Heath
  961. Heidelberg
  962. Heilbronn
  963. Heineken
  964. Heinz
  965. Heirloom
  966. Hello Kitty
  967. Hellraiser
  968. Hen
  969. Henderson
  970. Here and Now
  971. Here and Now (Australia)
  972. Here and Now (France)
  973. Here and Now (Ireland)
  974. Here and Now (Netherlands)
  975. Here and Now (New Zealand)
  976. Here and Now (Taiwan)
  977. Here and Now (U.K.)
  978. Here and Now (World)
  979. Hereford Zone
  980. Heritage of Green Bay Area
  981. Herne
  982. Hershey Park
  983. Hershey's
  984. Herzogenaurach
  985. Heute
  986. Highlands and Islands
  987. Hildesheim
  988. Hillegom
  989. Hilton
  990. Hiphop
  991. Historic Boston
  992. Historic Potsdam
  993. Historical Ocean Grove
  994. HMO
  995. Hoboken, NJ
  996. Hoeksche Waard
  997. Hof
  998. Hog
  999. Hold'em
  1000. Hoeksche Waard
  1001. Holiday Property
  1002. Holly
  1003. Hollywood
  1004. HOM
  1005. Homeschool
  1006. Hometown Anoka/Ramsey
  1007. Hometown Bloomington
  1008. Hometown La Crosse
  1009. Hometown Oshkosh
  1010. Homonopolis
  1011. Hong Kong
  1012. Hong Kong 1997 Commemorative
  1013. Hong Kong Deluxe
  1014. Hong Kong Travel
  1015. Honolulu
  1016. Hooked on Hereford
  1017. Horrible Histories
  1018. Horse
  1019. Horse Lovers
  1020. Houston
  1021. Houston [Stock Block]
  1022. Houston Astros 2005 NL Champions
  1023. Houston Scene
  1024. How I Met Your Mother
  1025. Howard DeWalden Estate
  1026. Howell
  1027. Hoya
  1028. HP Supplly Chain
  1029. Hub City Livin
  1030. Hudson Valley
  1031. Hudson-Litchfield
  1032. Huevopolis
  1033. Huisjesmelker
  1034. Huizer
  1035. Hull
  1036. Hull City
  1037. Hull City AFC
  1038. Hungary
  1039. Husker
  1040. Hydr
  1041. I Love Lucy
  1042. I Love Lucy "California Here We Come"
  1043. I Luv Colorado Springs
  1044. I Luv London
  1045. I.U.
  1046. Ibiza
  1047. Ice Cream
  1048. Iceland
  1049. Idaho
  1050. Illinoise (Illinio)
  1051. Illoni
  1052. Illumin
  1053. Imperium (Empire)
  1054. In N Out
  1055. India
  1056. Indiana
  1057. Indiana Jones
  1058. Indian River
  1059. Indianapolis
  1060. Indianapolis [Stock Block]
  1061. Indianapolis Colts Super Bowl XLI
  1062. Indonesia
  1063. Ineel Institute Techn
  1064. Inflatable
  1065. ING Direct
  1066. Ingolstadt
  1067. Inheritance
  1068. Interbay Funding
  1069. Intercontinental
  1070. International Business
  1071. International Euro
  1072. Inventus Patentus
  1073. Inverness
  1074. Investing in Radio
  1075. Investment Styles of the Rich and Famous
  1076. Iowa
  1077. Iowa State
  1078. Iowa State Fair
  1079. Ipswitch
  1080. Iraq
  1081. Ireland
  1082. Irish
  1083. Iron Mountain
  1084. Islam
  1085. Island
  1086. Island (Iceland)
  1087. Islay
  1088. Isle of Anglesey
  1089. Isle of Arran
  1090. Isle of Man
  1091. Isle of Wight
  1092. Israel (Monopol)
  1093. Issaquah
  1094. Jack Russell (Jacks)
  1095. Jackson
  1096. Jacksonville
  1097. Jacks
  1098. Jakarta
  1099. Jamaica
  1100. Jamaica 50th Anniversary
  1101. James Bond 007
  1102. Janesville
  1103. Japan
  1104. Japan Deluxe
  1105. Japan Pocket
  1106. Japanese
  1107. Jay and the Silent Bob
  1108. Jayhawks
  1109. Jekyll Island, Georgia
  1110. Jersey
  1111. Jewish
  1112. Jim Hanson's Muppets
  1113. JMU
  1114. John Deere
  1115. John Wayne
  1116. Johnny Lightning
  1117. Johnson
  1118. Joliet
  1119. Juicy Couture
  1120. Jumbo Jet
  1121. Juneau
  1122. Junior
  1123. Junior Avatar
  1124. Junior Ben 10
  1125. Junior (Big Mac Korea)
  1126. Junior Bratz
  1127. Junior Deep Sea Adventure
  1128. Junior Dig 'N Dinos
  1129. Junior Disney Channel
  1130. Junior Disney Princess
  1131. Junior Edible Sour Candy
  1132. Junior Eloise's Rawther Exciting Globetrotting Adventure
  1133. Junior Hannah Montana
  1134. Junior Hello Kitty
  1135. Junior (Korean)
  1136. Junior Kung-Fu Panda
  1137. Junior Lemonade
  1138. Junior Monsters University
  1139. Junior Party
  1140. Junior Shaun the Sheep
  1141. Junior Shrek 2
  1142. Junior Sports
  1143. Junior Toy Story
  1144. Junior Toy Story 2
  1145. Junior Toy Story and Beyond
  1146. Junior Travel
  1147. Junior Trek Alaska
  1148. Junior Waddingtons
  1149. Justice League of America
  1150. Jutaria Around the World
  1151. Jutaria Disertai dengen hadiah misteri
  1152. Jutaria Millionaire
  1153. Jutaria Billionaire
  1154. K Mart
  1155. Kalamazoo
  1156. Kalli
  1157. Kamp Tjideng
  1158. KanAm
  1159. Kane
  1160. Kankakee
  1161. Kansas
  1162. Kansas City
  1163. Kansas City Scene
  1164. Kansas State
  1165. Karachi
  1166. Karlo
  1167. Karlsruhe
  1168. Karntener Wirtschafts
  1169. Kassel
  1170. Kasteel De Haar
  1171. Katy
  1172. Kauai
  1173. Kecskemét
  1174. Keller
  1175. Kelowna
  1176. Kempten
  1177. Kennebunk
  1178. Kenosha
  1179. Kent
  1180. Kentuky State
  1181. Kessef Gadol
  1182. Key System
  1183. KeyW
  1184. Khov
  1185. Kiawah
  1186. Kiel
  1187. Kinder Ubberaschung
  1188. King's College University
  1189. Kingston
  1190. Kingston upon Hull
  1191. Kingwood
  1192. Kip
  1193. Kismet
  1194. KISS
  1195. Kitchener-Waterloo
  1196. Kix 104 FM Hometown
  1197. Klamath Falls
  1198. Klingon
  1199. Koblenz
  1200. Koch
  1201. Köln
  1202. Konstanz
  1203. Korean
  1204. Kreasi Baru
  1205. Kreasi Baru Maknit
  1206. Krefeld
  1207. Kristianstad
  1208. Kuala Lumpar
  1209. Kuwait (Al Dallal)
  1210. La Crosse
  1211. La France Agricole
  1212. La Jolie
  1213. La Jolla
  1214. La Palette Rouge
  1215. La Rochelle
  1216. Lab-
  1217. Lafayette
  1218. Laga Internasional
  1219. Laga Nasional
  1220. Laguna
  1221. Lake Pleasant
  1222. Lake Winnipesaukee: Follow the Mount
  1223. Lancashire
  1224. Land
  1225. Landshut
  1226. Landslide
  1227. Las Vegas
  1228. Las Vegas Fortune
  1229. Latin
  1230. Latvia
  1231. Laurel and Hardy
  1232. Law Enforcement
  1233. Lawton
  1234. LDS
  1235. Le Havre
  1236. Leather
  1237. Lebanon
  1238. Lee
  1239. Leelan
  1240. Leeds
  1241. Leeds (private edition)
  1242. Leerdam - Geldermasen
  1243. Legal
  1244. Legends of the Game: Negro and Latin Leagues Baseball
  1245. Lehigh Valley
  1246. Leibnitz
  1247. Leicestershire
  1248. Leipzig
  1249. Leominster
  1250. Let's Buy Hollywood
  1251. Lethbridge
  1252. Letzebuerg
  1253. Levenger Leather
  1254. Lexington
  1255. Lexington [Stock Block]
  1256. Lianca
  1257. Liberal
  1258. Library
  1259. Liege
  1260. Life in Dubai
  1261. Lighthouse
  1262. Lille
  1263. Lilly
  1264. Lilly Pulitzer
  1265. Lima
  1266. Limburg
  1267. Limited Too: It's a Girl's World
  1268. Limoges
  1269. Limousin
  1270. Lincoln
  1271. Linden
  1272. Lingewaal -  Gorinchem
  1273. Linzer Wirtschafts
  1274. Lion
  1275. Lionel Trains
  1276. Lippe
  1277. Litchfield
  1278. Little Debbie Snack
  1279. Little Rock
  1280. Littlest Pet Shop
  1281. Live
  1282. Liverpool
  1283. Liverpool - Capital of Culture 2008
  1284. Liverpool FC - European Champions
  1285. Liverpool FC 2007
  1286. Livonia
  1287. Lloydminster
  1288. Locke
  1289. Lodi
  1290. Lokalspelet: Falkenberg
  1291. Lokalspelet: Gotland
  1292. Lokalspelet: Hassleholm
  1293. Lokalspelet: Helsingborg
  1294. Lokalspelet: Kalshamn
  1295. Lokalspelet: Karlskoga
  1296. Lokalspelet: Kristianstad
  1297. Lokalspelet: Linkoping
  1298. Lokalspelet: Mellanskane
  1299. Lokalspelet: Nykoping
  1300. Lokalspelet: Osterlen
  1301. Lokalspelet: Pitea
  1302. Lokalspelet: Trelleborg
  1303. Lokalspelet: Tvastad
  1304. Lokalspelet: Vastbo
  1305. London
  1306. London (2006)
  1307. London Olympics 2012
  1308. London Underground
  1309. Long Island
  1310. Longhorn
  1311. Loon
  1312. Looney Tunes
  1313. Lorraine
  1314. Lord of the Rings
  1315. Lord of the Rings (alida saxon)
  1316. Lord of the Rings Trilogy
  1317. Lorraine
  1318. Los Angeles
  1319. Los Angeles [Stock Block]
  1320. Los Angeles Dodgers
  1321. Los Angeles Lakers
  1322. Los Angeles Scene
  1323. Louisville [Stock Block]
  1324. Lov
  1325. Lozere
  1326. LPR (La Palette Rouge)
  1327. LSU
  1328. Lubbock
  1329. Lubeck
  1330. Ludwigsburg
  1331. Ludwigshafen
  1332. Lufkin
  1333. Luna Park Sydney 75th
  1334. Lunar: Mutant Chronicles
  1335. Luneburg
  1336. Luther
  1337. Luxus
  1338. Lycoming
  1339. Lynn
  1340. Lyon
  1341. M-State
  1342. M & M's
  1343. MA BELL
  1344. Maailman Ihmeet
  1345. Maaslands
  1346. Mackinac
  1347. Macon
  1348. Madison
  1349. Madrid
  1350. Mafia
  1351. Magdeburg
  1352. Maiden City
  1353. Main-Taunus
  1354. Maine
  1355. Mainz
  1356. Major League Baseball (2004)
  1357. Major League Baseball (2010)
  1358. Make Your Own
  1359. Malaga
  1360. Malaysia
  1361. Malaysia Travel
  1362. Mallorca
  1363. Malmo
  1364. Malta
  1365. Manager
  1366. Manchester
  1367. Manchester City FC
  1368. Manchester United
  1369. Manchester United 2000/2001
  1370. Manila
  1371. Manitowoc
  1372. Mannheim
  1373. Mansfield
  1374. Manx
  1375. Marble Arch
  1376. Marburg
  1377. Market Square
  1378. Marlborough
  1379. Marlin, Texas
  1380. Marquette
  1381. Marseille
  1382. Marshall Fields
  1383. Marshalls Natural Paving
  1384. Martian
  1385. Martin
  1386. Martinique
  1387. Martinsburg
  1388. Marvel Comics
  1389. Marvel Universe
  1390. Mary Rose, The
  1391. Maryland
  1392. Mass Effect
  1393. Massey
  1394. Matador
  1395. Mataro
  1396. Maui
  1397. Mayberry
  1398. McCreary
  1399. McDonald's Mini 
  1400. McDonald's Promotion Junior
  1401. MCI Classic
  1402. Medical
  1403. Mega
  1404. Megalopolis
  1405. Megan
  1406. Mekelomania
  1407. Memmingen
  1408. Memphis
  1409. Memphis [Stock Block]
  1410. Mena/Polk County Chamber of Commerce
  1411. Menard
  1412. Menomonie
  1413. Meppel
  1414. Meralco
  1415. Merveilles Du Monde
  1416. Metallica
  1417. Meth
  1418. Métro
  1419. Metropoly
  1420. Metz
  1421. Mexico
  1422. Mexico City
  1423. Miami
  1424. Miami and the Beaches
  1425. Miami (Lion's Club)
  1426. Miami Dolphins
  1427. Michael Graves
  1428. Michigan
  1429. Mickey Mouse 75th Anniversary
  1430. Micro
  1431. Middlesbrough
  1432. Midlothian
  1433. Mifflin
  1434. Migros
  1435. Milan
  1436. Military (Pemberton & Milner)
  1437. Millennium
  1438. Millennium-
  1439. Million
  1440. Millionaire
  1441. Millionth
  1442. Milton Keynes
  1443. Milwaukee
  1444. Milwaukee [Stock Block]
  1445. Mini-Cassia
  1446. Minneapolis-St. Paul's
  1447. Minnesota
  1448. Minnesota Vikings
  1449. Minnesota Wild
  1450. Minot
  1451. Miskolc
  1452. Miss
  1453. Mississauga
  1454. Mississippi
  1455. Missoula
  1456. Mizz
  1457. Mizzou
  1458. MOB
  1459. Moberly
  1460. Monaco World Championship 1977
  1461. Monchengladbach
  1462. Money-maker
  1463. Monkey Island
  1464. Monona
  1465. Monopo-Lee
  1466. Monopol na Zbawienie
  1467. Monopoli
  1468. Monopolie
  1469. Monopolly 
  1470. Monrovia
  1471. Monster
  1472. Monster Jam 
  1473. Montcuq
  1474. Montevallo
  1475. Montgomery
  1476. Montpellier
  1477. Montreal
  1478. Montreal [Stock Block]
  1479. Montville
  1480. Monty Python
  1481. Moose
  1482. Mormon
  1483. Morocco
  1484. Morris Unilever Corporate Strategy
  1485. Morro Bay
  1486. Moscow Special Limited
  1487. Moshi Monsters
  1488. Motalaspelet
  1489. Motown
  1490. Mount
  1491. Mount Lebanon
  1492. Mount Shastan
  1493. Mountain
  1494. Mountaineering
  1495. Mrs. Ham's 5th Grade
  1496. MTG (Modern Times Group)
  1497. Muhammad Ali
  1498. München
  1499. Muni (Rochester)
  1500. Munich
  1501. Münster
  1502. Muppets
  1503. Murch
  1504. Mus
  1505. Music
  1506. Muskegon
  1507. Muskogee
  1508. Mustang 35th
  1509. Mustang 40th
  1510. Mutt
  1511. My
  1512. My (2014)
  1513. My American Idol
  1514. My Disney Villains
  1515. My Fantasy Baseball
  1516. My Fantasy Drivers
  1517. My Fantasy Football
  1518. My Little Pony
  1519. My Little Pony (2013)
  1520. My Marvel Heroes Customizable
  1521. My MLB Customizable
  1522. My NBA Customizable
  1523. My NFL Customizable
  1524. My NHL Customizable
  1525. N.C. State
  1526. N. Carolina
  1527. Nacognopoly
  1528. Namur
  1529. Nantes
  1530. Nantucket
  1531. Napa Valley
  1532. Naperville
  1533. NASCAR
  1534. NASCAR 50th Anniversary Limited
  1535. NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series
  1536. Nashua
  1537. Nashville
  1538. Natchez
  1539. National Parks
  1540. NBA
  1541. Nebraska
  1542. Necrono
  1543. Neiman Marcus
  1544. NEPA
  1545. NET.
  1546. Netherlands
  1547. Netherlands Travel
  1548. Neubrandenburg
  1549. Neuss
  1550. Nevada
  1551. Nevada [Stock Block]
  1552. New Caledonia
  1553. New Canaan
  1554. New Disney
  1555. New England
  1556. New England Patriots
  1557. New Haven
  1558. New I Love Lucy
  1559. New London Area
  1560. New Milford
  1561. New Orleans
  1562. New Orleans Saints Super Bowl XLIV Champions
  1563. New Orleans Scene
  1564. New Richmond
  1565. New South Wales (NSW)
  1566. New York
  1567. New York [Stock Block]
  1568. New York City
  1569. New York Giants
  1570. New York Giants Superbowl XLII Champions
  1571. New York Jets
  1572. New York Knicks
  1573. New York Mets
  1574. New York Scene
  1575. New York Yankees
  1576. New York Yankees 2009 World Series Champions
  1577. New York Yankees Century's Team
  1578. New Zealand
  1579. New Zealand: Pink Ribbon
  1580. Newcastle & Gateshead
  1581. Newcastle United
  1582. Newcomerstown
  1583. Newfoundland and Labrador
  1584. Newington College Sesquicentary
  1585. NewLondonArea
  1586. Newport
  1587. Newport (G & L Enterprises)
  1588. Newton
  1589. NFL
  1590. NFL Grid Iron
  1591. NFL Official Limited
  1592. NHL
  1593. NHL Collector's
  1594. NHL Original Six
  1595. Nice
  1596. Niederbayern
  1597. Niederosterreich
  1598. Niger
  1599. Nigeria Centenary
  1600. Night Sky
  1601. Night Sky Solar System
  1602. Nightmare Before Christmas
  1603. Nijmegen
  1604. Nimes
  1605. Nintendo (2006)
  1606. Nintendo (2010)
  1607. Nissan
  1608. Nord
  1609. Nord-Pas de Calais
  1610. Norderney
  1611. Norse
  1612. North Bay
  1613. North Carolina
  1614. North Carolina State
  1615. North Shore
  1616. Northampton
  1617. Northern Ireland
  1618. Norwich
  1619. Notre Dame
  1620. Nottingham
  1621. Nova
  1622. NRL (National Rugby League)
  1623. NUF
  1624. Nummi
  1625. Nuremberg
  1626. Nurnberg
  1627. Nyenrode Business University
  1628. Nyíregyháza
  1629. O.C.
  1630. O.J.
  1631. Oahu
  1632. Oakland
  1633. Oakland Raiders
  1634. Oakville
  1635. Obama
  1636. Oberhausen
  1637. Oberosterreich
  1638. Oberpfalz
  1639. Oberursel
  1640. Ocala
  1641. Ocean
  1642. Ocean Beach
  1643. Ocean City, NJ
  1644. Odaiba
  1645. Odense
  1646. Oekolo
  1647. of Three Kingdoms
  1648. Offenbach
  1649. Offenburg
  1650. Ogden
  1651. Ogden II
  1652. Ohio
  1653. Oil Barons
  1654. OK State
  1655. Oklahoma
  1656. Oklahoma Centennial
  1657. Oklahoma City
  1658. Oklahoma City [Stock Block]
  1659. Okolo
  1660. Oktoberfest 
  1661. Old Bridge
  1662. Old Forge
  1663. Old Navy Shop
  1664. Oldenburg
  1665. Ole Miss
  1666. Olive
  1667. Olney
  1668. Oly
  1669. Omaha
  1670. Oman
  1671. One Direction
  1672. Oneida
  1673. Only Fools and Horses
  1674. Oogziekenhuis Rotterdam (OOG)
  1675. Option One
  1676. Orange
  1677. Oregon
  1678. Orlando
  1679. Orleans
  1680. Osaka
  1681. Oshkosh Is Game
  1682. Oslo
  1683. Osnabruck
  1684. Ostereich
  1685. Ostfriesland
  1686. Ostsee
  1687. Oststeiermark
  1688. OSU
  1689. Otra Sud
  1690. Ottawa
  1691. Ottawa [Stock Block]
  1692. Oundle
  1693. Owens
  1694. Oxford
  1695. Oxford [Stock Block]
  1696. Ozaukee County
  1697. PABI Island
  1698. Pacific Beach
  1699. Pacific Palisades
  1700. Packer
  1701. Packerland
  1702. Packers
  1703. Paderborn
  1704. Pahcom
  1705. Palatine
  1706. Palm Beach
  1707. Palma de Mallorca
  1708. Palmer
  1709. Palmmuusaaren Pohatta
  1710. Palmyra
  1711. Palos Verdes
  1712. Pamp pa Paradison
  1713. Panama
  1714. Panama City
  1715. Parade (2010 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade)
  1716. Paris
  1717. Paris Saint-Germain
  1718. Park City
  1719. Park Ridge
  1720. Parker
  1721. Parkersburg Discovery
  1722. Parry Sound Area
  1723. Pas-de-Calais
  1724. Passau
  1725. Patriot Act
  1726. Pau
  1727. Pays Basque
  1728. Peanuts
  1729. Pécs
  1730. Pedigree Dog Lover's
  1731. Pelhams Westchester County
  1732. Pembroke
  1733. Pendelton
  1734. Penguin
  1735. Peninsul
  1736. Penn
  1737. Penn State
  1738. Pennsville
  1739. Penrith and Eden Valley
  1740. Pepperell
  1741. Pepsi
  1742. Perigord
  1743. Perkiomen
  1744. Perry Rhodan
  1745. Perth
  1746. Perth WA (Western Austrailia)
  1747. Peru
  1748. Petaluma
  1749. Peterborough
  1750. Petropolis
  1751. Peugot
  1752. Peuter
  1753. Pfalz
  1754. Pforzheim
  1755. PGA Tour
  1756. Philadelphia
  1757. Philadelphia [Stock Block]
  1758. Philadelphia Eagles
  1759. Philadelphia Phillies 2008 World Series Champions
  1760. Philately
  1761. Philippine
  1762. Philippines
  1763. Philipstown
  1764. Philly
  1765. Phineas & Ferb
  1766. Phoenix
  1767. Phoenix [Stock Block]
  1768. Phon
  1769. Photo
  1770. Picardie
  1771. Pikes Peak
  1772. Pimp
  1773. Pink Floyd
  1774. Pirate
  1775. Pirates of the Caribbean
  1776. Pirates of the Caribbean On Stranger Tides
  1777. Pirates of the Caribbean Trilogy
  1778. Pitea
  1779. Pitt
  1780. Pittsburgh
  1781. Pittsburgh Penguins
  1782. Pittsburgh Steelers
  1783. Pittsburgh Steelers Super Bowl Champions XL
  1784. Pittsburgh Steelers Super Bowl Champions XLIII
  1785. Pittsfield
  1786. Pixar
  1787. Planet Earth
  1788. Planet Orange
  1789. Plant City
  1790. Playmaster
  1791. Plaza
  1792. Plumbing-Heating-Cooling
  1793. Plymouth
  1794. Pocomoke
  1795. Poet
  1796. Pogromly
  1797. Point
  1798. Pointe
  1799. Poitou
  1800. Pokemon (1999)
  1801. Pokemon (2001)
  1802. Pokemon (2014)
  1803. Pokemon - Gold and Silver
  1804. Pokemon Kanto
  1805. Polk County
  1806. Poly
  1807. Pond Hockey
  1808. Pontiac
  1809. Pony
  1810. Poodle
  1811. Poole
  1812. Popular
  1813. Porn Masters
  1814. Port Adelaide
  1815. Port Sorell
  1816. Portland (Maine)
  1817. Portland-City
  1818. Portland [Stock Block]
  1819. Portsmouth
  1820. Portugal
  1821. Possum
  1822. Post Office - Holiday Stamp
  1823. Post Office - Love Stamp
  1824. Post Office - Wonders of America Stamp
  1825. Pot
  1826. Potsdam
  1827. Potsdam: Twisted edition
  1828. Powell River
  1829. Power Rangers
  1830. Powerpuff Girls
  1831. PowerTechnics
  1832. Pow Wow
  1833. Prague
  1834. Premier Communities
  1835. President
  1836. Pretty Pretty Princess Cinderella
  1837. Pride
  1838. Prince Caspian
  1839. Prince Edward Island
  1840. Princess
  1841. Princeton
  1842. Prison
  1843. Prologis Industrial Real Estate
  1844. ProRail
  1845. Prosser
  1846. PSG - Paris
  1847. PSV Soccer Club
  1848. Psycho
  1849. Puerto Rico
  1850. Pug
  1851. Puppy
  1852. Purdue
  1853. Put-In-Bay
  1854. Putrajaya
  1855. Puttan
  1856. Puzz 3D
  1857. PV Autoteile
  1858. Python
  1859. Qantas Socceroos Charity
  1860. Quad
  1861. Quad Cities
  1862. Quebec
  1863. Quebec [Stock Block]
  1864. Queensland Charity
  1865. Quik
  1866. Quilt
  1867. Quincy
  1868. QVC
  1869. R-
  1870. Race
  1871. Racine
  1872. Radio One
  1873. Raiders
  1874. Raleigh
  1875. Rambler
  1876. Randolph
  1877. Ranger (Forest Hills Elementary School PTA)
  1878. Ranger Rick
  1879. Rangers
  1880. Ras Al Khaimah
  1881. Ravensburg
  1882. Reading
  1883. Real Madrid
  1884. Recycl
  1885. Red Bank, NJ
  1886. Red Box
  1887. Red Deer
  1888. Red Sox 2004 World Series Champions
  1889. Red Sox 2007 World Series Champions
  1890. Redding
  1891. Redditch 50th Anniversary
  1892. Redneck
  1893. Regensburg
  1894. Regina
  1895. Reims
  1896. Relay
  1897. Renaissance Investments
  1898. Rennes
  1899. Resident Evil
  1900. Réunion
  1901. Reutlingen
  1902. Revolution
  1903. Revolutionary War
  1904. Rhein-Neckar
  1905. Rheinische Post
  1906. Rheinland-Pfalz
  1907. Rhode Island
  1908. Rhodesia
  1909. Rib
  1910. Rich Farmer, Poor Farmer
  1911. Richfield
  1912. Richmond
  1913. Richmond [Stock Block]
  1914. Ricuz
  1915. RIM 25th Anniversary
  1916. Ringhotels
  1917. Rio de Janero
  1918. Ripper
  1919. River Falls
  1920. Riverside
  1921. Riyadh
  1922. Rochester
  1923. Rochester Funds Muni
  1924. Rock
  1925. Rockford
  1926. Rockland
  1927. Rockyhill
  1928. Rodeo
  1929. Rono
  1930. Roosendaal
  1931. Roppongi Hills
  1932. Rosenheim
  1933. Rostock
  1934. Rotterdam
  1935. Round Rock
  1936. Rouen
  1937. Row
  1938. Royal Marines 350th Anniversary
  1939. Royal Wedding
  1940. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
  1941. Rugby World Cup, 1999
  1942. Ruhr
  1943. Ruhrgebiet
  1944. Russia
  1945. Rutgers
  1946. S. Carolina
  1947. S.M.U.
  1948. Saarbrucken
  1949. Saarland
  1950. Sachsen
  1951. Sacramento
  1952. Safari
  1953. Safari Tanzania
  1954. Saidina
  1955. Saidina Hill & Beach
  1956. Saidina Kuala Lumpur
  1957. Saidina Pulau Pinang
  1958. Saigon
  1959. Saint Etienne
  1960. Salem
  1961. Salt Lake
  1962. Salt Lake City
  1963. Salt Lake City [Stock Block]
  1964. Salt Lake City - Monogamy
  1965. Salvation
  1966. Salzburger Wirtschafts
  1967. San Antonio
  1968. San Antonio (MyCityOpoly)
  1969. San Antonio Spurs
  1970. San Diego
  1971. San Diego [Stock Block]
  1972. San Francisco
  1973. San Fransisco [Stock Block]
  1974. San Francisco Giants
  1975. San Francisco Historic
  1976. San Jose
  1977. Sandusky
  1978. Sandy Bay
  1979. Santa Barbara
  1980. Santa Catalina Island
  1981. Santa Fe
  1982. Santiago, Chile
  1983. Sao Paulo
  1984. Saskatchewan
  1985. Saskatoon
  1986. Sauerland
  1987. Sault Ste. Marie
  1988. SBB Immobillien SFF Immobillier
  1989. SCHEELS
  1990. Schiphol
  1991. Schleswig-Holstein
  1992. Schroders
  1993. Schwabing
  1994. Schwabisch Hall
  1995. Schwabische Alb
  1996. Schwaebische Alb
  1997. Schwarzwald
  1998. Schweinfurt
  1999. Scituate
  2000. Scooby-Doo
  2001. Scooby-Doo Fright Fest
  2002. Scotland
  2003. Scranton
  2004. SCS (St. Claire Shores)
  2005. Scuba
  2006. Seattle
  2007. Seattle [Stock Block]
  2008. Seattle Mariners
  2009. Seattle Seahawks
  2010. Seaworld
  2011. Seine-Saint-Denis
  2012. Seinfeld
  2013. Semant
  2014. Sephora
  2015. Sesame Street 35th Anniversary
  2016. Seville
  2017. Sex
  2018. Sex Imperium
  2019. Shalom
  2020. Shanghai
  2021. Sharon
  2022. Sharp Solar
  2023. Shawnee
  2024. Sheboygan Road America
  2025. Sheffield
  2026. Sheffield Shares
  2027. Shenandoah
  2028. Shenandoah (The Game of)
  2029. Sheraton
  2030. Shih Tzu
  2031. Shrek
  2032. Show-Me
  2033. Sidney Mobell
  2034. Siegburg
  2035. Siegen
  2036. Sigma Chi
  2037. Sikeston
  2038. Silicon Valley
  2039. Simcoe
  2040. Simmons
  2041. Simonds
  2042. Simpsons
  2043. Simpsons Treehouse of Horrors
  2044. Sims, The
  2045. Simsbury
  2046. Sin City
  2047. Sindelfingen
  2048. Singapore
  2049. Singapore "Lion"
  2050. Singapore "Lotus"
  2051. Singapore: Then and Now
  2052. Six Flags
  2053. Skan
  2054. Skandia Maklarna
  2055. Skinle
  2056. Skylanders
  2057. Skyanders (2014)
  2058. Skyrim
  2059. S.L.O.
  2060. Slovakia
  2061. Slovenia
  2062. Snap-on Screwdrivers
  2063. Snap-on Tool
  2064. Snohomish County
  2065. Snoopy
  2066. Snoopy It's a Dog's Life
  2067. Snowboarding
  2068. Snowman
  2069. Soester
  2070. Sofia the First
  2071. Solarquest Apollo 13
  2072. Solingen
  2073. Somerset County
  2074. Son
  2075. Sonic the Hedgehog
  2076. Sonora
  2077. Sooner
  2078. Sopron
  2079. South Africa 1963
  2080. South Africa 2002
  2081. South America
  2082. South Australian Charity
  2083. South Carolina
  2084. South Carolina State
  2085. South Kingston
  2086. South Orange
  2087. South Park
  2088. South Philly
  2089. South Tampa
  2090. Southampton
  2091. Southwold (Reydon & Walberswick)
  2092. Space
  2093. Space Estate
  2094. Space Express, King of Hotel
  2095. Spacer
  2096. Spade Town
  2097. Spanish
  2098. Sparta
  2099. Spartan
  2100. Spelman
  2101. Speyer
  2102. Spider-Man
  2103. Spider-Man (2002)
  2104. Spider-Man 3
  2105. Spin
  2106. Spokane
  2107. Spokane [Stock Block]
  2108. Spongebob Squarepants
  2109. Sporting Clube de Portugal
  2110. Sports
  2111. Spring Lake
  2112. Springfield
  2113. Spruce Grove
  2114. St Albert
  2115. St Catharines
  2116. St John's
  2117. St Joseph
  2118. St Lawrence River
  2119. St Louis
  2120. St Louis (in a Box)
  2121. St Louis Cardinals
  2122. St Louis Cardinals World Series
  2123. St Louis Rams
  2124. St Louis Rams Championship 2000
  2125. St Mawes
  2126. St Paul
  2127. Stamford
  2128. Stan
  2129. Stanford
  2130. Star Trek
  2131. Star Trek (11)
  2132. Star Trek Continuum
  2133. Star Trek Limited
  2134. Star Trek The Next Generation
  2135. Star Wars classic trilogy
  2136. Star Wars anniversary
  2137. Star Wars Episode 1
  2138. Star Wars Episode II
  2139. Star Wars Limited
  2140. Star Wars: The Clone Wars
  2141. Star Wars: The Saga
  2142. Stargate
  2143. Starpoint
  2144. Stash
  2145. State of Utah
  2146. Staten
  2147. Statesville
  2148. Stavanger
  2149. Stawar
  2150. Steiermark
  2151. Steven's Point
  2152. Stibbe
  2153. Stitch
  2154. Stock Exchange
  2155. Stockholm
  2156. Stoke-on-Trent
  2157. Stoner City
  2158. Stowe School
  2159. Strasbourg
  2160. Straubing
  2161. Street Fighter
  2162. Stripp
  2163. Strongsville
  2164. Stroudsburg
  2165. Stupid
  2166. Stuttgart
  2167. SUD
  2168. Sudbury
  2169. Sugar Land
  2170. Summer
  2171. Sun-Maid
  2172. Sunderland
  2173. Sunderland AFC
  2174. Sunnyside
  2175. Sunriver
  2176. Sunterra
  2177. Suomi
  2178. Super
  2179. Super Bowl XL (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  2180. Super Bowl XXXII
  2181. Super Deluxe
  2182. Super Greek
  2183. Supercheap Auto
  2184. Superman
  2185. Superman Returns
  2186. Supply Chain
  2187. Surfing
  2188. Survival
  2189. Suske en Wiske
  2190. Sverige
  2191. Swansea
  2192. Sweden
  2193. Swindon
  2194. Switzerland
  2195. Switzerland Deluxe
  2196. Sydney
  2197. Sylt
  2198. Syracuse
  2199. Syria
  2200. Szeged
  2201. Székesfehérvár
  2202. Szolnok
  2203. Szombathely
  2204. Taiwan
  2205. Take
  2206. Tallinn
  2207. Tampa
  2208. Tampa Bay
  2209. Tampa Tycoon
  2210. Tampere
  2211. Target
  2212. Tauton Deane
  2213. Team Great Britain (2012 Olympics)
  2214. Teaneck
  2215. Tech
  2216. Techno
  2217. Tecumseh
  2218. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  2219. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Collectors
  2220. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Retro
  2221. Tehran
  2222. Temple
  2223. Tenessee
  2224. Tenessee Volunteers
  2225. Ter
  2226. Terp
  2227. Tewksbury
  2228. Tex
  2229. Texas
  2230. Texas Tech
  2231. Thailand
  2232. Thanet
  2233. The '60s
  2234. The '70s
  2235. The Aviation Collector's
  2236. The Bay Area
  2237. The Beatles
  2238. The Beatles Yellow Submarine
  2239. The Best of Northampton
  2240. The Big Bang Theory
  2241. The Byrnecut Group (Mining)
  2242. The Chronicles of Narnia
  2243. The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspia
  2244. The Doom That Came To Atlantic City
  2245. The Godfather
  2246. The Grain Game
  2247. The Greatest Beaver County Game
  2248. The Green Earth
  2249. The Hague
  2250. The Hobbit
  2251. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
  2252. The Landlord's Game
  2253. The Legend of Zelda
  2254. The Lincoln Challenge (YMCA)
  2255. The Mob
  2256. The National Gallery (UK)
  2257. The National Trust (UK)
  2258. The Office 
  2259. The Outer Banks
  2260. The Rolling Stones
  2261. The Smurfs
  2262. The United Game
  2263. The Woodlands
  2264. There's No Place Like Rome
  2265. Thessalonica (Θεσσαλονίκη)
  2266. Thomas Cook
  2267. Thomaston
  2268. Three Kingdoms
  2269. Three Stooges
  2270. Three Trains
  2271. Thug
  2272. Thunder Bay
  2273. Thunderbird 50th
  2274. Thunderbirds
  2275. Thuringen
  2276. Tiers-Mondo
  2277. Tim (Hortons) 
  2278. Tijuan
  2279. Timmins
  2280. Tirol
  2281. TLN
  2282. TMCP
  2283. Tokyo
  2284. Toledo
  2285. Topeka
  2286. Torbay
  2287. Toronto
  2288. Toronto [Stock Block]
  2289. Toto
  2290. Tottenham Hotspur
  2291. Toulon
  2292. Toulouse
  2293. Tour de Saar
  2294. Touraine
  2295. Tours
  2296. Toys "R" Us 50th
  2297. Toys"R"Us: NY Times Square
  2298. Transformers
  2299. Transformers II
  2300. Transformers Retro
  2301. Transport en Logistiek
  2302. Traunreut
  2303. Traunstein
  2304. Trend Wirtschafts
  2305. Tri
  2306. Tri-Aktiv
  2307. Tri-Towns
  2308. Trier
  2309. Trinidopoly, Historical Buildings
  2310. Trio
  2311. Tron
  2312. Tropical Tycoon
  2313. Troy
  2314. Troyes
  2315. Truc
  2316. Truckee
  2317. Trump
  2318. Try
  2319. Tubingen
  2320. Tucson
  2321. Tulsa
  2322. Tumwater
  2323. Tunisia
  2324. Tuolumne County
  2325. Turista, Disneyland
  2326. Turista Internacional
  2327. Turista Mundial
  2328. Turista Mundial Chico
  2329. Turista Mundial Grande
  2330. Turista Nacional
  2331. Turkish
  2332. Turku
  2333. Turtle
  2334. Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs
  2335. TV
  2336. Twas the Night Before Christmas
  2337. Twin Cities
  2338. Twin Cities [Stock Block]
  2339. Two Rivers, Wisconsin
  2340. Tycoon
  2341. U.C.
  2342. U Dub
  2343. U.K.
  2344. U.K. Millennium
  2345. U.K. Nostalgia
  2346. U.S.A. [Stock Block]
  2347. U.S. Air Force
  2348. U.S. Army
  2349. U.S. Coast Guard
  2350. U.S. Marines
  2351. U.S. Navy 1998
  2352. U.S. Navy 2006
  2353. U of L
  2354. U.S. Space Program
  2355. U.S.C.
  2356. U-Build
  2357. UCLA
  2358. UConn
  2359. UCSD
  2360. UK Electronic Banking
  2361. Ulm/Neu-Ulm
  2362. Ultimate James Bond
  2363. Ultimate Rhode Island
  2364. Ultraman
  2365. Umass
  2366. Umpqua
  2367. UNESCO World Heritage Sites (Mexico)
  2368. Union Trust (Maine Dept of Conservation)
  2369. UnionPacific
  2370. Uniquely Singapore
  2371. Unit4 Business Software
  2372. United Way of Massachusetts Bay
  2373. University of Kent
  2374. University of Leeds
  2375. University of Newcastle Upon Tyre
  2376. UPS
  2377. Urbandale
  2378. URI
  2379. Uruguay
  2380. USA Greatest Cities
  2381. Utah
  2382. Utah (State)
  2383. Utrecht
  2384. Uusi Finanssi
  2385. UVA
  2386. Uxbridge
  2387. V8 Supercars Australian Charity
  2388. VA Tech
  2389. Vác
  2390. Valencia
  2391. Valenciennes
  2392. Vallejo
  2393. Valley Center
  2394. Vallo
  2395. Vancouver
  2396. Vancouver [Stock Block]
  2397. Vancouver Island
  2398. Vaughan
  2399. Vegan
  2400. Vegas
  2401. Vendee
  2402. Venezuela
  2403. Verkeersvliegers
  2404. Vermeer
  2405. Versailles
  2406. Verzetsstrijders
  2407. Veszprém
  2408. VFG
  2409. Victorian (Melbourne)
  2410. Villingen Schwenningen
  2411. Vine
  2412. Vienna (VA)
  2413. Vienna (Wien)
  2414. Vigo
  2415. Vintage Game Collection
  2416. Virgin Money
  2417. Virginia
  2418. Virginia Beach
  2419. Virginia State
  2420. Virginia State Parks
  2421. Virginia University
  2422. Visit South Walton
  2423. Vita Vera
  2424. VM Upplagan Frankrike 98
  2425. VNV
  2426. Vodafone
  2427. Vol
  2428. Volkswagen
  2429. Vom Niederrhein ins Bergische Land
  2430. Voralberg
  2431. Vyapar
  2432. W. R. Berkley
  2433. Waco
  2434. Waddingtons Standard
  2435. Waffle
  2436. Waffle House
  2437. WAGs
  2438. Wake Forest
  2439. Wakulla
  2440. Wal*Mart Retro
  2441. Wales-Cymru
  2442. Walk
  2443. Walking Dead Survival
  2444. WalleyeCapital
  2445. Wangerooge
  2446. War: A New Concept in War Games
  2447. War Scrap
  2448. Warren
  2449. Warsaw
  2450. Wartime (w/spinner)
  2451. Washington
  2452. Washington D.C.
  2453. Washington D.C. [Stock Block]
  2454. Washington State
  2455. Washington Redskins
  2456. Waterloo / Cedar Falls
  2457. Watford Grammar School for Boys
  2458. Waukesha County
  2459. Wazzu
  2460. Wedding
  2461. Weilheim
  2462. Wellingborough
  2463. Wereldhave
  2464. Wesel
  2465. West Coast Eagles FC
  2466. West Edmonton Mall
  2467. West Ham United
  2468. West Hartford
  2469. West Highland Terrier (Westie)
  2470. West Point
  2471. West Virginia
  2472. West Virginia State Parks and Forests
  2473. Western Australian Charity
  2474. Westfield
  2475. Westie
  2476. Westlake
  2477. Weston
  2478. Weymouth & Portland
  2479. White Flint
  2480. Whitehorse
  2481. Whitetail
  2482. Whittier
  2483. Who Can beat Nixon
  2484. Whoville
  2485. Wichita
  2486. Wien
  2487. Wiesbaden
  2488. Wigan
  2489. Wight
  2490. Wild Animal
  2491. Wild Turkey
  2492. Wildcat
  2493. Wildcatter 
  2494. Wildwood
  2495. Wilkes-Barre
  2496. William & Mary
  2497. Williamstown
  2498. Williston
  2499. Wimbledon
  2500. Windsor
  2501. Wine
  2502. Winnie the Pooh
  2503. Winnipeg
  2504. Winnipeg [Stock Block]
  2505. Winston-Salem
  2506. Wirtschafts
  2507. Wisconsin
  2508. Wisconsin Dells
  2509. Wisconsin State
  2510. Wismar
  2511. Witten
  2512. Wizard of Oz
  2513. Wizard of Oz 75th Anniversary
  2514. Wizard's (CustomLumos)
  2515. WM Fussball
  2516. Woerkum
  2517. Wolfsburg
  2518. Wolverhampton
  2519. Wonders of the World
  2520. Wooster
  2521. woot
  2522. Worcester
  2523. World
  2524. World (edition)
  2525. World Cup France 98
  2526. World Cup 2006
  2527. World Cup Brasil 2014 (Copa Mundial)
  2528. World Dredging
  2529. World Express, King of Hotel
  2530. World Football
  2531. World of Warcraft
  2532. World Tour Board Game (Korea)
  2533. Worms
  2534. Wrigley 100 years
  2535. Wuppertal
  2536. Wurzburg
  2537. WW II
  2538. WWE
  2539. Wyland Underwater World
  2540. X-Men
  2541. XXX
  2542. Y's Investments
  2543. Ya Gymraeg
  2544. Yakima, Washington
  2545. Yale
  2546. Yankee Candle
  2547. Yankton
  2548. Yellow Tail
  2549. Yemen
  2550. Yeo Valley
  2551. Yerington
  2552. Yn Gymraeg
  2553. Yokohama
  2554. Yonkers
  2555. Yoop
  2556. York
  2557. Yorkie
  2558. Yorkshire
  2559. Yorkshire Building Society
  2560. YS (Yellow Springs)
  2561. Yukon
  2562. Zack
  2563. Zag
  2564. Zalaegerszeg
  2565. Zanesville
  2566. Zapped
  2567. Zappos.com
  2568. Zaragoza
  2569. Zbawienie
  2570. Zeeuws
  2571. Zeeuwsch-Vlaams
  2572. Zicht op Zaken
  2573. Zontik
  2574. Zurich
  2575. Zwickau
  2576. Zwijndrecht
  2577. Zwolle-Noord

Yehuda

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Sunday, February 26, 2006

Weekend Gaming

My daughter taught her cousin and friends how to play Apples to Apples. I joined for a while, but it tends to get repetitive. OK, it was amusing that one of them was tipsy and couldn't stop giggling. They, on the other hand, can play this for hours without getting bored.

She also played Set. I looked on during the first game. Unlike some, I can actually keep my mouth closed while others are playing Set. This wasn't good enough, because my daughter could still tell by my eyes when I found a Set, and this bothered her. I was impressed with her friend's Set finding ability, so I joined the second game and won by a small margin. This was the closest game I'd played in a long time.

Am I bragging? No, not really. Set hits people in a particular area of the brain, and you have it or you don't. There's plenty of other things where I don't; this one I do. Actually, you can probably learn to get better at it if you really care. I'm sure there are plenty of others who could beat me.

Parents who can play well and refuse to "play badly" need to choose the right games to play with their children, so that the kids have a chance of winning once in a while. As the kids improve, the games improve.

Eventually, if they are not spoiled and have not given up playing games because they don't always win, they will start beating you, even at the harder games. This usually happens somewhere in their teens. It's partly due to their having grown up, maybe a little due to you slowing down. But it's fine and good.

Of course, then you have to move to games where you have a chance of winning once in a while.

Yehuda

Friday, February 24, 2006

Nothin'

My daughter tells me that her cousins who are visiting for the weekend "know how to play Settlers". I'm ready for anything.

Meanwhile, here's the top ten "games" over the course of my life, in no particular order:

1. AD&D, 1st edition
A. Magic the Gathering
a. Puerto Rico
i. Cosmic Encounter
I. Soccer
01. Ultimate Flying Disk (Frisbee)
one. Dungeo (Zork's predecessor)
One. Nethack
Alpha. Bridge
Aleph. Settlers of Catan

Wish I could add Go, but I haven't played it enough, yet.

See you on the other side of shabbat.
Yehuda

Thursday, February 23, 2006

Session Report

Games played: AD&D 2nd edition, San Marco.

It's really long, and probably full of spelling mistakes, but it's up. It's mostly a role playing adventure, but board gamers will probably enjoy it.

Yehuda

Also, here's another shout out for the excellent Treppenwitz. Do read.

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Havoc with Tal

Tal does cause havoc, but we're talking about the two-player game of Havoc by Sunriver Games.

I haven't played this in a while. It's not a top tier game, but it's also better than many second tier games. Maybe it's the perceived amount of luck, strange mechanics compared to the theme, I don't know. It's still a pretty good game.

The game is a little long for a straight filler, but that can be rectified by removing one or two battles from the game. It's not that long, however. Tal and I played the full set in about 50 minutes.

I pulled ahead early by taking the first three battles, while Tal spent her time trying to pull certain cards to make perfect straight flushes and sets of numbers. Apparently this was the right choice, as she took all but two of the remaining battles, and one of those two was removed from the game, unfought.

After round seven I was 3 points behind. The last two battles are six points each (swing), so I had to win both and she only had to win one. She won the last battle with her perfect straight card flush up to the 8 in green, beating my five 1's.

Yehuda

As Long As We're Linking 7

See As Long As We're Linking 6 for more details.

Note that several of the sites in previous ALAWL lists have been, or are in danger of being, removed from my blogroll, as they haven't updated their site in way too long. Also, some of the sites I add are new sites that pop up for one or two posts and then disappear. Get with the program, people.

Also, if you change your feed URL, please notify people on the old feed URL (Critical Gamers, this means you).

In addition to the sites I list here, there are other sites: sites that don't update, sites that have board game content very infrequently and provide no way to RSS by category, promotional sites (blogs containing no information other than new games received in the store), and many sites that deal primarily with war games, classic board games (chess, poker, backgammon, go, and so on), other games, and so forth.

Here's the new sites:

BoardgameCafe.net Community: Session Reports by various people on the BoardgameCafe site. They have a blog feed, too, but no bloggers.

The Games Journal: Greg's posting some article odds and ends as he receives them on The Games Journal site. May be very infrequent.

Have Games Will Travel: I listed the blog by Paul last time, but neglected to add the feed for his game podcast.

Karl CA Wilde: Blackpool, UK. Session reports. Suggest that you set your feed for articles from the board game category only.

Meeple Monologues: Gone Gaming's own sodaklady from South Dakota.

Petworth Game Night: Brian, Washington D.C. A little sparse, but still hoping.

Truth & Strategy: Lance Roberts, Fairbanks, Alaska. From Coldfoot's hometown.

Yehuda

Update: Added 'Peg City Gamers, a blog by Ryan Walberg and others in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Colloquialisms on the Air

I'm not interested in mentioning by name that radio station again, but I heard what I thought were some interesting colloquialisms on the air this morning on the way into work.

The subject: the Darfur conflict, a subject that deserves ten times the media attention that Israel gets, let alone that it has been getting.

1

The first was something by the correspondent in the field, in response to an on-air correspondent's pointed question:

waka waka blah blah. That's the rub[on-air correspondent's name], blah blah ...


"That's the rub"? Since when did the word "rub" enter into the dictionary as synonymous with "main issue"? I though Shakespeare made it up.

*Type* *Type*

Ah, here it is. According to The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms, "the rub" means "the difficulty":

This expression may come from lawn bowling, where rub refers to an unevenness in the ground that impedes the ball.


Cool.

2

The next was from a different correspondent:

waka waka blah blah. Touch wood, they hope to blah blah.


"Touch wood"? Is that like "knock on wood"? Of course, "wood" must refer to "cross". In Yiddish that would be "pooh pooh pooh", the symbolic spitting sounds used to ward off the evil eye.

*Type* *Type*

Dictionary.com does it again, this time by means of Webster's New Millennium™ Dictionary of English. It indeed is meant to ward off evil spirits. Since when do on-air correspondents use idioms like that?

3

The last one, again by the first correspondent:

waka waka blah blah. The refugees are hemorrhaging across the border into blah blah.


Yikes. An appropriate idiom, indeed.

Too bad I couldn't write while I was driving. I didn't realize the radio people were so idiomatic (1) (2).

Yehuda

(1) In it's third sense here.

(2) Something similar to "idiomatic" I already realized.

Monday, February 20, 2006

Gotcha?

I feel like someone should be calling gotcha on DW's latest article. C'mon guys: It's the king of ranters ranting about people who rant. Get it?

I received an email today from a Helena Kling of The Educational Centre for Games in Israel (or possibly The Heritage Centre for Games and Toys in Israel). They are based in Tel Aviv. It is some organization that has been promoting games and toys in Israel for 25 years. Strange that I haven't heard of it.

One of the reasons must be that the focus has been on "games and toys" and the implicit understanding of the foundation that assumes interest only from children and grandparents. The only games they know appear to be typical games from Kodkod (the only large Israeli games producer, makers of Rummikub) and classic pre-1970 games. Also, Helena only speaks English, which must be a problem. I speak Hebrew poorly and it is a barrier for me in reaching out to Hebrew speakers.

They appear to be underfunded, so I can't say I blame them too much. In any case, I know that Gilad, who is trying to start a Board Gaming organization in Israel (Hebrew speaking), is looking for a place to play in Tel Aviv, and Helena sounded enthusiastic about hosting his group, so maybe the connection will work out.

In other news, I bought a used copy of Queries and Theories from someone on the Jerusalem mailing list. It is an old game about logic and natural language. Some of you computer geeks may remember that languages are formed by sentences (such as A, PQ, and ABG) and rules (such as P -> BA). In the preceding example, we know that BAQ is a legal sentence in the language because it can be formed by some combination of the sentences and the rules.

You are supposed to guess the language; that's all I know so far. The game consists of a bunch of colored chips, a mat, and a 50 page rulebook in itsy print. I suspect that this rulebook could probably be rewritten as 8 colored glossy pages with pictures, but I wouldn't complain about the rules with DW around to scold me. Hee hee.

I think my son Saarya might enjoy playing it, as he is learning logic and computers in his ninth grade science high school class, and he likes games.

I also got the first three books of Pratchett's Diskworld series in pristine condition. The person selling me the game was getting rid of them, so I bought them, too. If you want them, make me an offer.

Yehuda

50 steps to a healthy gaming life

Inspired by this post by Better Me, I decided to make a checklist for healthy board gaming ...

By a "healthy gaming life", I don't mean just "a healthy life", or a "gaming life", but a synergy of both. Therefore, a certain amount of obsession is implied. A life full of gaming that is also still healthy. If this is not your intent, then the list doesn't apply to you. See the comments for more details.

Your stuff:
  • I am aware of all of the games that I own.
  • I have played all of the games that I own.
  • I don't own any games that I have no realistic plan on playing in the future. I don't own any games just for nostalgia. All of my games are fun to play, right now.
  • I own or have easy access to all of the games that I like to play.
  • My games are kept in a safe and dry location, in an organized manner.
  • All of my games have all of their pieces. None of the cards or pieces are marked or broken.
  • All of the components to my games are in their right location, and are not mixed with other games or under the couch.
  • All items in my games work properly, such as spinners or towers.
  • All of the boxes to my games are intact and sturdy.
  • All of my games contain rules in my native language or a language I can read easily.
  • I do not play with games if the parts were acquired by means of copyright violations.
  • I put away one game before taking out another, unless many people are over and playing simultaneously, or unless I have a designated area to store a long game such as a monster war-game.
  • My game collection is not obtrusive, and does not interfere with the functions of the house or the room in which they are stored.
  • I have a well-lit, uncluttered, and healthy place to play games. This place has access to fresh air, natural light, and a bathroom with a sink.
  • I have enough chairs for all players, and these chairs are comfortable.
Your self:
  • I don't overindulge in caffeine or sugar.
  • I exercise a few times every week and I don't watch much television.
  • Games do not take up more than 1/3 of my waking hours, unless I am involved with them professionally.
  • I read or write general articles about tech, math, or game strategy, as well as about games that I play.
  • I can effectively teach all games that I play.
  • I make a reasonable effort to win games while I'm playing them. If I'm playing with children or sensitive people, I still try to win, but I give advise to help them as well.
  • I really don't mind losing, since I find the game enjoyable for the experience.
  • I am a good winner, because I don't think that any of my opponent's are inherently incapable of doing whatever I did to win; it just clicked. I make other people feel good about specific plays that they did after the game, or I point out how the loss wasn't really under their control due to some random event, when appropriate. And I mean it.
  • I never cheat, and if I gain inadvertent information, I either don't use it or I disclose the fact to my opponents.
  • I never play with an agenda in mind. I don't try to humiliate my opponents. I don't carry grudges. I play for the shared enjoyable experience with my opponents, aware that both/all of us have to work together to achieve it.
  • I don't whine or use other means of coercion during game play.
  • I do not argue about rules during the game. I assume a ruling is unfavorable to my position before asking a question about rules.
  • I assume that actions are not permitted unless otherwise specified.
  • I do not favor an opponent when I can't win. I have a kingmaking code to which I follow in this situation (pick one or more:play for placing; play for max points; play for min point differential with leader; play for sub-goal; try a wild strategy that has at least some possibility of success; passively try not to affect the outcome and wait for the next game).
  • I play reasonably quickly, think only as long as acceptable given the spirit of the game, and do not hurry others to make their moves.
  • I maintain a record of my games and seek to improve my play in these games.
  • I am open to playing both games that I have already played and new games.
You and others:
  • I share my love for boardgaming with other people.
  • I play with my spouse or significant other.
  • I play with my children or parents.
  • At least some of my friends play games with me.
  • I do not use games as an excuse to cause distance between me and anyone else.
  • I do not play or suggest playing games when it will cause a fight of any sort.
  • I belong to and regularly attend a weekly game group.
  • I contribute to the game group more than just my attendance, such as organization, snacks, games, recording sessions, and/or cleaning up.
  • I ensure that all players feel welcome where I play, and I don't only talk to my close friends.
  • I give minimal strategy advice to new players, and otherwise only when asked. I never give misleading advice.
  • I politely decline to play games in which I am not interested.
  • I politely request to play games in which I am interested, unless I already know that other players don't want to play them.
  • I do not quit games in which I am losing, except for two player games where I politely offer to resign, but will continue if I think my opponent doesn't want me to.
  • I do not request takebacks that annoy other people. I let others take back their moves whenever possible so as to ensure they continue to enjoy the game.
  • I maintain a clean and healthy body and ensure that other players are not offended by my personal grooming or manners.
  • I am equally respectful to all people at a club, regardless of sex, race, age, or physical disability.
  • I prefer not to play than to get into an argument.
  • I do not gossip about other players or ridicule moves made by other people, even when they are not present.
Your initial score:

Score yourself again in two months and every six months.

Happy Gaming,
Yehuda

Sunday, February 19, 2006

Anti-climactic Game Endings

This is what happens when you track too many blogs. Someone started a discussion about board games that peter out with anti-climactic endings, but I can't remember who. I search back a week in bloglines to no avail.

Anyhoo, I just wanted to add a confirmation of this phenomenon. Lately, even some excellent games seem to end with a dawning slow realization that the game is over slightly before it should be.

Examples:

Power Grid. It comes down to some positioning that happens a few rounds before the last. Even if you don't realize this until the last round, once the person with the most plant capacity has built an equivalent amount of cities, everyone else just tosses their cards in without finishing the round. Bleah.

Maharaja. Similar situation. Someone pulls ahead in palaces and then the last three rounds are useless attempts to catch up, since the leader probably has enough money already to drop the last palaces, and it is really difficult to stop this. Again, cards are figuratively tossed in at the beginning of the last round, rather than finishing out the round.

Taj Mahal. Another major offender in runaway leader, if the lead is far enough.

In extreme cases of Settlers of Catan this can also happen, but generally speaking with enough lucky dice and a trade embargo it always remains possible to catch up. In Puerto Rico, you may know that you've lost, but the two leading players almost never know who has won.

So what is wrong here? What is the pattern?

In Power Grid, it's that there is no hidden scoring. In Maharaja, not only is there no hidden scoring, the victory condition is just too easy to fulfill once you are leading. In Taj, it's that there are not enough points to earn each round, even with the hand points (a poor attempt to add hidden points to the game, in my opinion).

There's no pattern. It's just a slight negative feature of otherwise great games. You would think that they could have gone back to the drawing board and added something to fix this, but either it didn't matter enough to them to fix, or they didn't consider it a problem.

Whatever it is, now that it has been pointed out, it bothers me. Don't you hate when that happens?

Yehuda

More on Linkposts

I tend to avoid a lot of the "best" blogs because they are filled with a whole lot of posts that are just links to other blogs (I call these "Linkpost" blogs). It's information overload and most of the information is highly time-wasting and irrelevant.

With their emphasis on traffic and the "wow-factor", it can feel a whole lot like hype. "This is cool! And so is this!" over and over. Like staring at an infomercial for too long, until you begin to realize that there's nothing behind the smoke and mirrors.

Occasionally something cool does pop up. Unfortunately, what each person considers "cool" is so widely varied that any attempt to consolidate it is doomed to failure.

Linkpost sites are no more than collections of what one person, or a few people, think is cool on other sites. I don't consider all the stuff in Boing Boing or Engadget cool; just a fraction of it, about the same amount I consider cool when I read the original sites themselves. What you need is a list of what is REALLY cool in all of these cool linkpost sites.

I'm sure you realize where this is heading. I make a list of what I think is cool from all of these sites. So do a hundred other people. Nobody agrees exactly with what one particular person finds cool, so after reading all of the summaries someone condenses all of the summaries, and so on.

All you can really do is flock around people whose ideas of cool match yours to a slightly higher percentage than what is typical.

Aside from game sites, one linkpost site that hits cool for me is Techdirt. I don't always agree with their assessments, but the topics are about what I want to see covered.

Another one that I discovered recently that is just inside my radar is lifehacker. It slips in and out, actually. Sometimes I'm just about to stop following it because it is wasting my time, and then it comes up with a few good articles. Two of the latest ones it linked to are Conversational Terrorism, an article about the unethical language we use to "win" conversations, and Are you ready to clean up your life?, one version of a checklist containing important steps to create a healthy lifestyle. I am considering adapting the latter article to create one for the gaming community.

I am far more enthusiastic about sites that actually have content. It's like listening to an original album by an artist, rather than to the greatest hits of the seventies.

Saturday, February 18, 2006

Weekend Gaming

For lunch we had a woman and two of her three children. I don't know why so many people we have over are divorced women with children; something about our social circle.

This one was a very old friend of my wife's. She was married to a gamer who once left me a large bag of Magic cards when we stayed at their apt in New York. Apparently he is also in Israel for the year. I invited him for Wed night games but haven't yet heard back from him.

Where was I?

So she came with her two kids, ages 10 and 13. After lunch, while she and Rachel discussed Pseudopigrapha and such stuff, I played Settlers with the kids. They took to it pretty well.

Settlers is one of those games that is just complicated enough that it is hard to teach all of the rules in one go before people's eyes begin to glaze over. Leave out the development cards or the robber and you could do it. Also, the setup phase also tends to confuse people. With some people you have to start playing a bit and then tell them about the cards.

I am extremely well versed in teaching Settlers, so I generally do teach it all at once, anyway. These kids were very bright and didn't have a problem. Their previous game experiences included Risk as well as most other board games.

Of course, the dice were screwy, but they got into it anyway. The ten year old boy won (with a little assistance of showing him how to build settlements) which was great. Both of them liked the game.

I decided to go read some Dragon magazine issues for ideas for the upcoming game, so I left them playing Yinsh. They seemed to get it, but when I came out to check on them I found out that they had disagreed over which ring they had to remove and had prematurely ended the game. A little while later they were playing Settlers with their mother.

She wanted to know if I take a commission in selling the game.

Yehuda

Thursday, February 16, 2006

A Bump in the Road

I would just like to give a shout out to the guy or gal who came up with the idea of having visitors to a website pay to not see ads. The idea is based on the following premise:

The people who have money, or are willing to spend money, do not see advertisements. The people who don't have money, or are not willing to spend money, see advertisements.


What a brilliant concept. I expect this idea to have a long lifespan.

Yehuda

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Meanwhile, Out in the Field

Captain Martin squinted through the dusty binocular lenses, trying to ascertain the enemy's activities. Four weeks of hard traveling and he was ready to engage his enemy. Martin was a military man through and through. He didn't serve because it paid well, because it was honorable, or because he had nothing better to do.

Martin's grizzled gray hair dripped water beneath his battered gray helmet. He lowered the binoculars, and reflected. He knew why he served. He served because he loved the taste of combat. This was his element.

Around him his men were setting up, building fortifications, and scouting around for the resources needed to prepare for the coming conflict. He surveyed the proceedings with a grim eye.

"Sergeant Trent, front and center!" he bellowed.

Sergeant Trent appeared before the Captain and gave a crisp salute.

"Yes, sir!" yelled Trent.

Martin commanded, "The enemy is trying to dig something up. I want you to take a crack squad of four men and blow up their position."

"No, sir!" replied sergeant Trent.

"What the ... Sergeant, that was an order! What the Hell is wrong with you?"

"Sir, sorry, sir! We are not allowed to engage in direct confrontation with the enemy, sir!"

"Not allowed .. What? What the Hell are you talking about, Sergeant? Not allowed to confront the enemy? That's ridiculous!"

"Yes, sir! No direct confrontations, sir!"

"Well, what the Hell are we supposed to do, wave at them?" asked the Captain.

"Sir, we are digging our own water supplies, as is the enemy! If we work hard, we can dig more water supplies faster than the enemy. If we have more water, we win."

The Captain stared at his sergeant as if he was seeing his left foot for the first time. "What!? What do we need more water for? We've already got enough! And how is having more water than our enemy going to win this war!?"

"Sir, not just more water!" Trent replied. "Let's see," he looked up and began ticking off on his fingers, "We need more water, more dirt, and more wood, and then we trade the dirt and wood to get bricks! Or we can use the wood to get paper which we can use to write to HQ for another shovel. That will let us dig even more water. See?" he beamed happily.

"What!" barked the Captain. "What are you talking about? We have to kill the enemy, not drink water!"

"Well, sir," answered Trent, somewhat embarrassed, "you know that the better supplied army is going to win, isn't it? That's why we need to get more supplies than they do!" And he smiled.

"Trent, I don't give a goddamn hoot nor holler about water, shovels, or dirt! Just take some men and go blow up that ... what the Hell is this!?"

An enemy soldier walked past Martin and Trent with a shovel and began digging in the ground. The rest of his men were laughing and joking and carrying on with their work.

"What the Hell is going on here?!" He fumbled for his gun. Trent lay a hand down on his arm. The Captain went wide eyed, struggled for a moment, and then gave up, staring at the sergeant.

"Uh, uh, Captain, sir. No direct confrontation, remember? He's just digging here for water, like the rest of us."

"What the Hell is he doing here? What's he doing in our position? How did he get into our position?"

"Well, Captain, I learned that it is best not to think of any particular position as 'ours' or 'theirs', you know? What's important is that you are constantly looking around for the best position at any given moment."

The Captain was looking rather green. "How did he get in here? What's happening with our fortifications?"

He looked around and saw his fortifications halfway built. There was another enemy soldier standing on top of one of the walls building it up. Right next to him was one of his soldiers, just standing around doing nothing.

"What the Hell are you doing?" he yelled up at his soldier. "What's that guy doing here?"

"We built up a few pieces of the wall, and then this other guy climbed up and began building some more on top of what we built," yelled his soldier from on top of the wall.

Trent added, "Don't think of it as 'our' wall sir, like I told you before."

"Well why is our man just doing nothing?" the Captain asked in bewilderment.

Trent answered, "He needs to get to the other side of the enemy guy, but he can't pass him."

"Can't pass him?! The damn wall is five feet wide! Just go around!"

"Sorry, sir. Our man just has to wait for the other guy to move. He's not allowed to go around. Hmmm. He might be able to come down on this side of the wall, walk around to the other side, and then climb back up. That will probably take a few days, however."

Meanwhile, a contingent of enemy soldiers had walked up to his canteen. After some exchange, the soldiers handed the guy in the canteen a cordon of wood and in return received a barrel of water.

"What's going on? Why are we giving them water, sergeant? You told me we needed to have more water than them to win the war!"

"Oh, we have enough water. We have a good water supply. We're trading water with them for wood."

"But we're helping the enemy! You don't trade with the enemy!"

"Well," answered the sergeant slowly, "we are helping them, true, but we do need the wood, and both of us are gaining over that third enemy over on the other hill."

The Captain's grizzled face began to turned purple. He jumped up and down and began screaming "Sergeant!!! What the Hell is going on here!? I came here to fight a damn war, and I'm going to fight a damn war!!!"

Trent traced a circle in the ground with his foot. "Sir, I'm going to have to ask you to stop shouting at me. That could be considered confrontational, you know."

Huffing and puffing the Captain slowly regained his composure. He hung his head in defeat, staring at the ground with a small tear slowly running down his face. He wore the look of a beaten man.

"Sergeant," he choked. "Sergeant, I give up. I'm going to go back to my tent to turn on my computer and play war games. It seems to be the only way I'm going to be able to experience any combat around here."

"Sir, I'm afraid you can't do that, sir."

"I can't?" asked the Captain, wearily.

"No, sir."

"Well, what can I do?"

The Sergeant took out something front his breast pocket and fanned it out in front of the Captain.

"Pick a card."

Some old postings of mine from Usenet

Computers

An acronym dictionary

Quick code to add callbacks into Net::FTP in perl.

A post of mine in 1994 questioning the sanity of propagating virus alerts via Internet. I was one of the first to catch this problem. It was related to the very first virus alert hoax, Good times.

Games

CE Superpowers

My early attempt at fun Magic comboes: Stormbind/Whiteout

I actually commented on the entire Stronghold expansion

I get persnickety after Hasbro announces it is taking over Wizards of the Coast.

My first attempt at a completely new game posted. Not a good game, since there is a forced stalemate.

3e D&D Elementalists and here. And additional elements, too.

How to succeed using cursed items

Other

RAP UP 1: where I attempt to provide a weekly wrap up on poems I found interesting on rec.arts.poetry. I stopped after four postings due to complaints about copyrights.

My Microwave poem

Monday, February 13, 2006

2 Player Power Grid

Today was the last day before I start a new job, and also Tu B'Shvat, a Jewish holiday for planting trees.

Many kids go on field trips to plant trees, either through school or with youth groups. I let Tal skip school and we went hiking. Long story short, we hiked around the Ein Gedi area near the Dead Sea. In the evening I brought Saarya home from school and we ended up playing two player Power Grid.

The game works pretty well for two players. Saarya started with some extra cities, but eventually the good prices slowed him down. Coal and oil kept being used faster than they could be replaced and they eventually ran out each round by the first person to pick them. Neither of us could get a nuclear plant running until nuclear fuel had already hit a cost of 1.

The problem was for the person with more cities who couldn't power them because he had no fuel - that was me. I saw this problem coming two rounds earlier and tried to switch to alternate plants of garbage and nuclear but couldn't do it early enough.

Saarya built to and powered 21 cities while I only had 3 plants operating and powering 16 cities.

There you have it. The trick is to work back early enough from the end game to see where that point is that you can establish a victory by running your opponent out of fuel. Of course, it is always possible that other 2 player games will go differently; this was only the first time I tried it.

Quite fun.

Yehuda

Sunday, February 12, 2006

The State of Games in Israel: FoxMind Games

Every once in a while I browse through the Israeli game stores looking for new products. Last time I found Ingenious and some other abstracts, like Travel Blokus, Gobblet, and Batik.

This time, in addition to the usual Haim Shafir line of card games, I found a line of FoxMind card games that looked familiar. I didn't write them down because I figured I would just look on FoxMind's site when I got home to remember them.

Strangely enough, none of the games are on FoxMind's site. In fact, when you look at the site (www.foxmind.com) in English you see one set of games, and when you look in French you see a different set of games. On BGG, only three games are listed from FoxMind. I know it's the right company because I recognize the fox logo.

This must be one of those weird country distribution sector business thingies, wherein they won the rights to publish certain games in some countries but not in other countries. Maybe the French will boycott them if they know that the company sells games in Israel, so Israel-only distributed games are not listed on the site. (It wouldn't be the first time.) Could be some more mundane reason, of course.

I'll see if I can pick up a list of these games next time I go.

Yehuda

How to Ruin Your Son's Computer Games

Something like the following happened this evening...

Eitan (16 yo son) fiddles with the computer and the voice of a Roman emperor is heard.

RE (loud and passionate): Your warriors are in position! The day of battle draws near!

Me: Boy this guy sounds angry.

Tal (12 yo daughter): Yeah, he does, doesn't he?

Eitan: Hey, be quiet, I'm listening to this.

RE: With blood and fire, steel and muscle you will drive your enemies before you and destroy them!

Me (moving over to computer): He's got issues. Listen to all that violence.

Tal (moving over to computer): He probably wasn't loved as a child.

Ariella (17 yo daughter, moving over to computer): Maybe he broke a nail.

Eitan: Will you guys shut up, I want to hear this.

RE: They will fall before the might of your glorious legionnaires! You shall make Rome whole again, oh mighty emperor!

Me: He really ought to get some therapy and deal with those anger issues.

Tal: You don't want to keep those feelings all bottled up inside. It could be dangerous.

Ariella: He could hurt someone, or himself.

Eitan: Come on guys! I can't hear what he's saying!

RE: Nothing will stand in your way! Your forces are the mightiest on Earth!

Me: Wow. Maybe he had a hard day. The guy should learn to relax.

Tal: He could use a good cup of cocoa and a warm bath.

Ariella: Maybe a massage. He sounds tense.

Eitan: That's not funny, just shut up!

RE: With a mighty trumpet and a swinging sword you shall conquer all and be victorious!

Me: I wonder if his family knows the problems he's been having at work.

Tal: Poor guy. A massage, or maybe ... oh wait I know!

Ariella: Yes! Yes! He needs ...

Eitan (puts his head in his hands)

RE: All hail oh mighty emperor!

Me, Tal, and Ariella (holding out our hands): A MAKEOVER!

Eitan: Crap, I can't play this anymore. (shuts off game, gets up, and walks away).

Yehuda

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