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), ...



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