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Metagames Returns & Starts Two New Boardgaming World Records

Posted by James (admin) on 6th May 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.

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Review: For $ale

Posted by James (admin) on 10th August 2010

For $ale is a fast and light auction game for 3 to 6 players with an excellent difference.

The game primarily consists of two decks of cards: One deck of properties and the other of cheques.  Each property card has a value ranging from 1 to 30 and the higher the value the nicer the property pictured on the card, i.e. the value 1 card shows a cardboard box, value 10 shows a basic log cabin, value 29 is a castle.  Each cheque card has a value ranging from zero to $15,000.  In addition, there are some cardboard tokens which are cash and each player starts with $18,00.

The game is made up of two halves.  First, the players bid for the properties using their cash.  Each round a number of cards equal to the number of players cards are laid out face-up in the middle of the table.  Going clockwise, players bid by either increasing the previous bid or passing.  If a player passes, they take the lowest value property card and pay half of their bid to the bank.  The last player left in each round wins the highest value card but must pay the full amount of their bid to the bank. Read the rest of this entry »

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