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Mike James
United States
Columbia
Maryland
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The first man to raise a fist is the man who's run out of ideas
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Business! Mankind was my business. The common welfare was my business; charity, mercy, forbearance, and benevolence, were all my business. The dealings of my trade were but a drop of water in the comprehensive ocean of my business!
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9.2
Jan 2012
The longbox SI version of this game is very rare. It is probably the most obscure of the Sports Illustrated line, but it is great fun and there really aren't any other games like it.
2012-01-19
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Tom McHugh
United States
San Francisco
California
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Aug 2004*
Solid treatment of a unique sport where you also find out a little about famous decathletes of the past. Especially fun to roll a game during the Olympics.
2004-08-20*
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Paul Schwarzenbart
United States
Reedsburg
Wisconsin
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Dec 2008*
As a former track athlete I cannot diss the only meaningful entry in my sport. It could have used a little more and better statistical analysis, and the DYO athlete system needed work.
2008-12-23*
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Aeryn Sun
United States
Nesconset
New York
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Mar 2013
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Jason Locke
United States
Indianapolis
Indiana
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7.88
Jun 2015
97
Last play in 2011?
2015-08-19
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Richard Doig
Australia
Sydney
NSW
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7
Apr 2003*
Owned
Francesco Dello Iacono
Italy
Monza
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7
Jun 2004*
Owned
Ben Fletton
England
Kettering
Northants
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7
Apr 2005*
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John Weber
United States
Ellicott City
Maryland
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7
Aug 2008*
I guess I have a soft spot for this game, from the older AH/SI line of sports replay games using three specially made die that roll numbers in the 10 to 39 range. Perhaps it's because I am sucker for sports replay games, perhaps it's because it's one of only three times I actually won something at the Avaloncon/WBC conventions in the summer. Just recently re-discovered the game during the Beijing Olympics, and it's nice to see the updated charts with additional athletes posted here by Tom McHugh.

On the downside, it's still alot of paperwork and math, looking up charts, etc., needed to complete an event, such that the game might seem too fiddly to some. The high points of the game are the strategy options for the high jump and pole vault, where you have a big incentive to save energy and pass on many heights. But then the 1500 m. run seems to take FOREVER to complete, which in a way is quite realistic.
2006-12-19*
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Richard Partin
United States
Urbana
Illinois
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Dec 2012
Granted, not a lot of strategy, but fun to play with others and especially interesting if one plays a succession of competitions and records results in order to see which decathlete performs best over time. Also, the matter of strategy doesn't bother me, as decathlon is a sport more about performance than strategy, and since this game uses results of actual decathletes, what's interesting is playing and getting an idea over time of who excelled at which events and who might have been the best overall. At the same time, I think it has more strategy than people give it credit for. Still had my original game box, but not the game board or rule book, only the chits for the athletes and lots of scoresheets. So, I bought a used, complete copy, October 2012.
2012-10-22
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Evan Walter
United States
New Jersey
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Dec 2007*
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Ron
Austria
Vienna
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ASL ... yes, this is my Desert Island Game. If I have to give up all my 3000+ games and only allowed to keep one, this would be it. This bloody game stood the test of time. Around for more than 25 years - simply the best.
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Devoted Follower of the Most Holy Church of the Evil Bob. Possessed and down the road to become chaotic, evil & naughty. All hail the Evil Bob and his Stargate.
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7
Mar 2010
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Tim Niven
United States
Minnesota
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7
Nov 2014
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Terry Hollern
United States
Columbus
Ohio
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7
Jan 2012
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Rick Thompson
United States
Taylor
Michigan
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Old Ironsides being overflown by the Blue Angels
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7
Aug 2012
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Gibson Gibson
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Mar 2013
Maybe not one to be played over and over, but a nice change of pace. Like it better after tweaking the 1500 meters.
2013-03-28
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Steve Carey
United States
West Coast
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6
Jan 2013
Played this a lot back in the day.
2013-01-17
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David Gardner
United States
Washington
Dist of Columbia
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6
Apr 2002*
Classic sports game of my youth, but not one I'm that liable to suggest anymore. Prefer deeper strategy, but still fun to wheel out those Avalon Hill dice I used in Bowl Bound, Paydirt, etc.
2002-04-14*
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Andrei de Vore
United States
Unspecified
Unspecified
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6
Mar 2003*
Fun, unusual sports game. Game box is the ultimate in over packaging. : )
2003-03-25*
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gary dodson
United States
Unspecified
Unspecified
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6
Jul 2004*
I bought a sealed version of this recently that was missing the scoring tables! If anyone could put those up on the site, that would be great!
2004-07-27*
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Philip Poulton
United Kingdom
Harleston
Norfolk
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Dec 2005*
A game I've had for a long while, and one that I've only played solo. Good as far as it goes but not good enough. Someone, somewhere must be able to come up with a better representation of the decathlon than this.
2005-12-02*
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The Pariah
United States
Ronkonkoma
New York
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6
May 2007*
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Jeff Bakalchuck
United States
Durham
North Carolina
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Jun 2006*
A good beer and pretzels game. Not much strategy, lots of luck, but fast paced and fun.
2006-06-11*
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carl huber
England
London
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Oct 2006*
Don't know why we played this as much as we did. Funny game, but kind of amusing. A sports game in a box.
2006-10-03*
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Charles Rayburn
United States
Cleveland
Tennessee
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6
Oct 2007*
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B Frekot

Maryland
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6
Sep 2008*
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Mauro Fiori
Italy
Milano
Mi
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6
Mar 2008*
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Roberto Vaccari
Italy
Nonantola (Mo)
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Jul 2009*
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vins baudet
Spain
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6
Jan 2011
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Jan Konerding
Germany
Kelkheim
Hessen
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6
Mar 2010
Owned
Andreas Hellwig
Germany
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Aug 2010
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Gunter D'HOOGH
Belgium
WESPELAAR
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Oct 2010
Played this really many times "back in the days". My son and his best friend loved this. Now it's time I'm gonna teach this to HIS children.
2015-04-04
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francesco gaiffi
Italy
Pistoia
Tuscany
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Mar 2011
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Eric Lai
Hong Kong
Happy Valley
None
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6
May 2011
If you remember playing those old button mashing video games from the 80s, where to flick buttons to speed up and press another button to jump? Silly games but great fun when you play against friends. This is what this game is like. You can play it solitaire as well.
2011-05-26
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Frank L.
Germany
Clausthal-Zellerfeld
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Feb 2015
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Martin Stroud
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6
May 2015
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Ryan McManus
United States
Peosta
Iowa
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6
Aug 2015
Owned
Ron Pfeiffer
United States
Surfside Beach
South Carolina
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5.5
Jan 2009*
Limited choices for strategy keeps this from being an OK game. the addition of more decathletes from "lemonhead" raises the games value to me by .5
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2011-02-18
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Chris Drake
United States
Springfield
Missouri
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In a Garza David a baby! Don't you just love spell check?
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War Monger! She called me this because I play war games! Snicker.
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5.5
Oct 2010
not a whole bunch of game here but a nice diversion if you want to kill a little time
2010-10-14
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John McGuinness
United States
Massachusetts
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5.5
Dec 2014
Pretty much a basic dice rolling game. The problem with the game is that there are few decisions to make. During the running events there are none, during some of the filed events you can decide to play safe, do average attempt, or go all out. You can also decide to skip some heights of the pole vault and high jump. You can get more athletes (download on web) to make it a bit more interesting. Played it a bunch and still pull it out to play solitaire (which it does very nicely).
2015-02-27
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ivo mannu
Italy
rome
rome
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5.5
Jan 2015
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Matt Evinger
United States
Bangor
Pennsylvania
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Aug 2002*
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Randy Cox
United States
Clemson
South Carolina
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The Back Alley gets no respect.
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Jul 2003*
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Sean Roberts
United States
Fort Collins
Colorado
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Jul 2003*
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Ralph Reinert
United States
Seattle
Washington
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May 2007*
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Brian Sinclair
United States
Grand Rapids
Michigan
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Aug 2004*
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Miguel Borba
United States
Sacramento
California
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Feb 2005*
Don't mind the die rolling, just wish there was more strategy.
2005-02-26*
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Ryan Olson
United States
Topeka
Kansas
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Jan 2007*
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Dave Romanzin
Canada
Calgary
Alberta
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May 2006*
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Geni Palladin
Switzerland
exists on TtR Switzerland
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Jun 2006*
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