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Kristin Altmann
Germany
Berlin
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10
May 2009*
Love it. The greatest racing game I can think of. Steering your sled is like driving a car - it requires practising.
2010-01-03
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Gontran
France
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10
Aug 2010
Best of all racing games.
2009-05-07
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Francois-Xavier Bocquet
United Kingdom
Exeter
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10
Dec 2010
This game is just great. I've never played a racing game before and it's just so much fun. The theme is very well represented here and you really feel like a gnarly musher!
The game really comes into its own right with 4 or 5 players, but it is also excellent for 2 players.
2010-12-19
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Grzegorz Majewski
Poland
Katowice
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10
May 2010
The best racing game I've ever played. Like in pool: plan your current move as to set you in good position for next move. For strong computing heads.
2011-08-14
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Doug Gray
United States
Millersburg
Ohio
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"We may throw the dice, but the Lord determines how they fall." NLT
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10
Jul 2014
I really enjoy games that allow me to forget I am playing a game. This one feels so real to me I have to wipe the snow off my face at the end of every race. I enjoy all the different set ups, the smooth game play and all the laughter this game delivers.
2014-01-01
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Trader Ghost
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10
Apr 2011
A very fun game for the entire family, especially for the kids. My kid love it! Great for racing fans too
2011-04-28
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Joe Bockerstette
United States
Kansas City
MO
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10
Jan 2014
GREAT FUN!!! Easy to teach and play within a couple of minutes. Hands down the best racing game I've ever played.

(I want it back)
2013-01-25
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akikazu takeuchi
Brazil
Tangará da Serra
Mato Grosso
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10
Jan 2013
Muito Divertido... nas palavras de um amigo meu (Robson), o melhor jogo de corrida que já jogamos
2013-01-14
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Lance G
United States
Knoxville
Tennessee
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When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.
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10
Apr 2015
A really cool card mechanic for controlling your sled(s). A great mix of strategy, game length and fun wrapped in a tight theme. Overall it's the best racing game I've played for just racing and it gets a 10 for all that.
2015-04-17
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Brian Poe
United States
Tucson
Arizona
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Something that would have been purple if there was light to see it by scuttled across the floor.
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Time is for Dragonflies and Angels. The former live too little and the latter live too long.
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9.5
Jul 2009*
This is quickly turning into one of my favorites. This is an INCREDIBLY fun game. I'm NEVER the Big Paws!

2009-07-06
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Robert Taylor-Smith
Canada
Okotoks
Alberta
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9.5
Jul 2009*
For me Snow Tails has the right mix of strategy, fun, and game length. A blast to play. Far better than other race games because the interesting card management system.
2009-07-05
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Bess A.
United States
Euclid
Ohio
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9.5
Aug 2010
The "Biggest Paws" award now gets threatened in every other game that provokes AP. The theme is charming enough that even non-gamers can enjoy it. The movement is a little hard to explain to newbies, but it makes so much sense thematically. The challenges of the different maps are great. You really feel like you're steering a barely-controlled sled as it skids back and forth across the ice.
2010-02-18
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Tim Pelletier
United States
Auburn
New Hampshire
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9.5
Mar 2011
I love racing games and this is one of the best. Different enough from Formula D to make both worth having in a collection.
2011-03-06
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Sergi Ortega Ayats
Spain
Barcelona
Barcelona
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9.5
Feb 2015
Sin duda alguna el mejor juego de carreras que he jugado jamás... elegante, divertido y dinámico.
2015-03-04
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Graham Marsden
United Kingdom
Portsmouth
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9.5
Sep 2014
I've just played this for the first time and I love it! It's fun, it's reasonably fast but needs a little careful planning.

Oh and for all those people bitching about the catch-up mechanism, having seen a player come from last place (one straight behind everyone else) and make a 12 square move to finish in second place, clearly they have no idea what they're talking about!
2014-09-10
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Ricardo Jorge Gomes
Portugal
Setubal
Grande Lisboa
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9.45
May 2013
Para um amante da neve, como eu, este jogo encanta em todos os niveis, especialmente em termos graficos e por ser uma agradavel aventura por estas paisagens.... A jogabilidade esta bastante acima do habitual, surpreendente, chegando a parecer real. Foi tudo muito pensado para conferir a este jogo uma verdadeira atmosfera de competicao, de tal forma que me conquistou ao primeiro desafio!
2011-11-28
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Matt Hiske
United States
Kentwood
Michigan
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9.3
Apr 2011
Captures the theme very well. Must Have! I like the title Snow Tails more than Too Mush. A game that even non race fans seem to enjoy a lot.

Top Racing Games:
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/35838/page/1
2008-08-29*
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Geoff Kemp
United Kingdom
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9.3
Feb 2015
A game of sledge racing, with well thought out rules, various courses and a joy to play.
2015-02-13
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Dave Kudzma
United States
Millsboro
Delaware
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9
May 2009*
Takes everything I love about Ave Caesar and elevates it to the next level. There are some really tough decisions here, and some real risks/gambles that evoke a ton of tension.

The modular board also makes this game a total winner.
2009-12-14
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David Dolzan
Slovenia
Komenda
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9
Sep 2014
OK, I am an addict for racing games, and this one is as good a racing game as it can be. It is fast, furious, tense, extremely fun, and full of agonizing decisions - should I go for it now, or wait just a bit, so I can manage through this corner unscathed. Really, really lovely. It's everything you would want from a racing game. Even the theme fits perfectly. The hand and risk management is non trivial and it really gives one the feeling of racing - I cannot praise this the game highly enough. The tracks can also vary quite significantly (there's a lot of track tiles included), so the experience is somewhat different each time and the game will feel fresh each time. You cannot go wrong with this one.
2010-08-26
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Vaughn Sandor
United States
Eastlake
Ohio
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9
Nov 2009*
A 'cuter' racing game that my family might like to play. 1st play - More challenging than I thought it would be. It will take several more plays to figure out how to maximize your movement each turn, We added the "trees" board to the second game and that was very cool. Look out!
2008-10-25*
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Andy
United Kingdom
Stockport
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9
Jun 2009*
Solid, clever little racing game, without the randomness of dice often associated with such games, but instead identical player decks of cards. It also boasts an original and very clever movement system, and a highly variable modular track system that's double-sided to vary the difficulty.
2009-07-23
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Chris Boote
United Kingdom
Virginia Water
Surrey
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9
Oct 2008*
Fun. Fun fun fun fun.
A really good race game.
That's fun
2008-10-27*
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Kyle W.
United States
Up Nort' Der
Wisconsin
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9
Jan 2010
Wonderful racing game with a very unique movement system.

Some people can have a little trouble wrapping their heads around the "math" part of it, but it's minimal - just some basic adding and subtracting.

Thanks to the BGG store I got my hands on a copy (actually two) of the Leap of Death add-on, so now my game finally feels "complete". I missed out on that somehow back when the game first came out.
2012-11-16
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Patrik Strömer
Sweden
Lidingo
Unspecified
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9
Oct 2008*
The best Fragor Game so far. I like racing games, and this on is clever, but difficult in a way that creates good tension until the end.
2008-10-30*
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David Fair
United States
Damascus
MD
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Yeah, that's me. Handsome devil, I know.
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9
Sep 2009*
One of my favorite race games, not only from the current essen crop, but perhaps of all time. Great marriage of mechanics and theme, and the bits and variable setup make it great.
2008-11-02*
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Leif Norcott
United States
Las Vegas
Nevada
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9
Sep 2010
I enjoy it, but most people I play with don't.

update: finally found some people that enjoy this game and realize the game is long term as racing games should be.
2010-09-06
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Crazy Bob
Philippines
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9
Dec 2008*
I don't like race games. I like this. Nuff said.
2009-11-20
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United States
Ohio
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We are not now that strength which in old days Moved earth and heaven, that which we are, we are; One equal temper of heroic hearts, Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.
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There is hope.
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9
Oct 2010
This is one of the more fun racing games I have played. I'm pretty sure that its tactical racing play is rivaled only by Turfmaster.

You have to be extremely flexible when racing your sled in this game. While you may have the cards in hand to make a great move, one of the other players may move into a position that robs you of it, and not only that, may put you into a position that will destroy your sled.

When played with 5 experienced players...the game is excellence racing.

Fantastic game.
2012-02-09
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Ryan Johnson
United States
Independence
Missouri
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9
Apr 2009*
This was my favorite technical game during BGG.Con '08. Normally I'm luke warm on most racing games, but the mechanics, tracks and risk in this game made for an outstanding experience. Managing your hand while trying to decide just how fast to enter the corners is just half of it... Within your card plays you must also manage drift (your ability to change lanes. Great game!
2008-11-26*
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Jonas
United States
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9
Jun 2009*
VERY Fun Game. More Later.
2009-06-08
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A Derk appears from the mists...
United States
Portland
Oregon
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9
Dec 2008*
One of the best games from the '08 Essen family. It seems to have very general appeal, and does will with nearly every group that I've seen play it (in two months). Good job, Lamont Brothers!
2008-12-11*
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Phyll
Australia
Sydney
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9
Dec 2010
Fantastic game with simple and unique mechanics. Probably my favourite race game. I love it.

Plays quickly, could play with ages about 8+ I reckon, sit back and enjoy the sled ride. A whole pack of fun. It doesn't take itself too seriously, and nor should you, 'cause you'll ruin it.

Sit back, enjoy the running into the side of the track, limiting your hand size, run up the bum of the sled in front and then clear a path straight through the trees. It's a hoot.
2009-11-13
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That is not Depeche but rather
United States
Grandville
Michigan
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9
May 2009*
Fragor Games edition. The best racing game I've played to date.
2010-03-01
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Marco Marandola
Canada
Mirabel
Quebec
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9
Jul 2009*
Bought On http://Germangames.com on July 23 2009 for 40.95
2009-07-23
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Erik Leppo
United States
Baltimore
Maryland
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Jun 2009*
Very good racing game. The course determines the length (space and time) and difficulty of the track. Your hand determines how you can move. Elements of Robo Rally (hand limit and damage causes few cards to be able to be held) and Formula D(e) (grids on track). There are obstacles on the course (ala Mississippi Queen Black Rose) but there are also destructable objects (trees cause damage but are destroyed). There are also speed limit checks that if you go over cause damage. Has a clever movement mechanism (left dog, right dog, and brake). You add your dogs and subtract your brake for movement but if your dogs are not equal you get pulled to one side or the other during your movement.
2009-08-31
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Eric Brosius
United States
Needham Heights
Massachusetts
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9
Jan 2011
This is almost the perfect racing game for me. It has enough control, and some ability to look ahead, but not enough to take away the "do you feel lucky?" aspect that any race game must have.

I like this more than Mush! Mush! Snow Tails 2, its successor.
2014-08-24
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Chris Walkley
United Kingdom
Birmingham
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Jun 2009*
Initial Rating. Got rules signed by Gordon at UK Games Expo '09
2009-06-07
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Filip Miłuński
Poland
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9
May 2009*
The best racing game I've ever played. Perfect balance between luck and tactics.
2009-06-17
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Shannon Appelcline
United States
Berkeley
California
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9
Dec 2014
A very clever racing game, combining great hand management with thoughtful play.
2009-05-28
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Graham Smallwood
United States
Santa Ana
California
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Jun 2009*
A PERFECT racing game. Equal resources from Ave Cesar plus the movement of Formula De plus a unique engine mechanic. Every single move requires thought and planning. Total thrill.

The theme is really important to the movement mechanic, but is kinda lame. Star Wars pod racing is what this needs to be.

And the fact that increasing the thrust on your right side makes you turn right instead of left is so ridiculously wrong from both a common sense and physics standpoint that we (2 PhDs, 1 Masters, 2 Programmers) all thought it was a misprint. It being intentional should cost this game a point.

Update: Sooo... not one of the five us have actually raced a dog sled though. Turns out the two lines of dogs aren't attached to the front, they are both attached to a common center line. So pull harder to the right of that attach point and you do turn right. Huh. I lernd something today.
2009-06-16
William Collins
United States
San Diego
California
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9
Feb 2010
Excellent little race game with tons of replayability.
2009-10-13
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brian
United States
Cedar Lake
Indiana
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9
Nov 2011
I have been wanting a race game for a bit and this seemed like a great theme. The rules seemed pretty straight forward (once I wrapped my mind around drifting through the turns) and we were up and running quickly.

I see that the game could summer from too much AP, especially with a larger group. It took my quite a few head scratches trying to negotiate the first U-turn. But I also think with more plays, I would have left myself better cards and a sharper sense to resolve it more quickly.

All in all a fun game and I look forward to playing it with more.
2009-07-26
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Paul Nomikos
Canada
Kingston
Ontario
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9
Feb 2011
Simple mechanics that blend well with the theme. Great components. A lot of options. There is more strategy than what you may think at the beginning. Probably, best race game!
2009-08-04
Kris Wolff
United States
poulsbo
Washington
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9
Jun 2013
My favorite racing game. There are definitely some tough decisions to be made.
2011-01-04
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Chris B
United States
Oxford
Mississippi
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Lets go Blues!
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9
Dec 2013
I very much enjoy racing games, and this one is one of the better ones. It's a fairly quick playing racing game with not an overwhelming amount of luck.

The modular board will allow us to tailor the races to our audiences while at the same time allowing us to keep the game new by providing different tracks, and how to navigate them.
2009-12-17
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Scott Almes
United States
Pittsburgh
Pennsylvania
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9
Mar 2010
My favorite pure racing game. It's a bit mathy (which I love), gives you the ability to plan ahead, can be tight, and gives a great sense of satisfaction when you play your cards right and whip around a corner.
2011-10-14
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Jason Barnes
United States
Fort Wayne
Indiana
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Jan 2010*
Woof, woof! Dogsled racing with great-looking components is sure fun. Involving a lot of the great aspects of Formula D, this one plays significantly faster.
2010-01-04
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Gene Baker
United States
Ocean Springs
Mississippi
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9
Nov 2011
11 Nov 09

A game with the potential to get a 10 rating time will tell. My favorite racing game.
2011-11-21
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Royce Hix
United States
Wausau
Wisconsin
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9
May 2010
5-18-10
Lowered rating from a 10 to a 9. When this game gets suggested, it just isn't as high on my list to play. I think it's a fantastic game but I've lost the excitement I once had after quite a few plays. While the modular board makes for a good amount of replayability, you're still limited to a set of pieces and a fairly basic rule set that doesn't have too much depth. This is great in that it is easy to teach and is playable by anyone, but after a dozen or so plays also shows that there isn't anything new to find or happen when playing again.

I still think the card management is a great idea in comparison to the roll-and-move of Formula D. Getting dents is more detrimental now than I once thought it was. I just wish there were some more options! It's still a great game but I just feel like I've seen all there is to see with it.
2010-05-18
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