Metagames Returns & Starts Two New Boardgaming World Records

Posted by James (admin) on May 6th, 2011

After being away for 3 weeks, Metagames reviews will resume next week.  But, where have I been all this time?  Well, I was on an 11-day trek in the Himalayas in Nepal – a very out of character trip for me and an incredible experience.  The trek took us all the way up to and through Thorung La – the world’s longest/biggest pass – at an altitude of 5,416 metres (17,769 feet)!  That’s higher than the 3rd highest peak in the USA and higher than the 2nd highest peak in Europe if you include Russia.  (The highest peak in Europe excluding Russia is Mont Blanc at only 4,807 meters.)

Of course, I took the opportunity to get in some gaming with several portable games like Cockroach Poker, For Sale, No Thanks, Mow and Battle Line.  However, I also I decided to start 2 new boardgaming world records which will be hosted 0n this site which anyone can enter and compete for.

The first record is the Metagames World’s Highest Meeple record which is for the highest (land-based) meeple.  I have started this record at 5,416 metres (17,769 feet).  Check out the photos below:

Red wins! The meeple at 5,416 meters. Macro lens took a great photo. Me with the meeple. I don’t usually have a beard – it was just during the trek.


Me with the sign at the top of Thorung La.


I actually took several meeple with me.

The second record is the Metagames High Altitude Gaming record which is for playing games at the highest (land-based) altitudes.  The records page lists the top 5 highest gaming altitudes and I’ve started the record holding at 4,540 metres ( feet) where I played For Sale, No Thanks, Cockroach Poker, Mow.

More details on these awards can be found on the new Gaming World Records page.  Check out the details and get in touch if you want to submit an entry by emailing james at You could be the new World Record holder.

Boardgaming reviews will begin again next week – lots of new games are waiting to be played.


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