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), ...



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