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Board Game: Raj [Average Rating:6.45 Overall Rank:1589]
Joe Browes
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London
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Gamehalla no.472 - £2.12
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Board Game: Raj [Average Rating:6.45 Overall Rank:1589]
M. Tamin Yurcaba
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And hold on... what's that on the stack next to Istanbul?

Raj... box is a bit dished on the bottom but inside... complete with the cards still sealed in plastic. $2.92 from 2nd Mile.

Delighted! Been wanting to find a copy of this.
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Board Game: Raj [Average Rating:6.45 Overall Rank:1589]
Jeff Niekamp
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Nope, I'm not dead... yet.

Finishing up a 7 week stretch of training with a week in-house, which gives me a little time, finally, to do some posting.

The items I discovered this week, I'll note, but some of the others have been found in the last week or two and I really don't remember when they were found so...

Raj I discovered yesterday for 75 cents at DI. This one is complete.

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Board Game: Raj [Average Rating:6.45 Overall Rank:1589]
Alex Radcliffe BoardGameCo
United States
Charlotte
North Carolina
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Soft Reserve: $14

BIN: $17

Condition: Very Good

Edition: Winning moves edition 1995
 
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Board Game: Raj [Average Rating:6.45 Overall Rank:1589]
Jeremy Heilman
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Denver
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BGG Comments: Almost too simple to be a game, but the metagame is very strong, as you spend each of your brief turns bluffing and second guessing your opponents' intentions. Best played over a series of rounds (e.g. to 71 points).

My Rating: 7.9

Link to video review: https://boardgamegeek.com/video/96956/raj/jeremy-reviews-it-...
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Board Game: Raj [Average Rating:6.45 Overall Rank:1589]
Kris Verbeeck
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classic filler that we dusted off with two plays.

Fourth apg
 
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Board Game: Raj [Average Rating:6.45 Overall Rank:1589]
Darren Hron
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Huntingdon
Pennsylvania
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Condition: Trade Game. Missing a green card

 
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Board Game: Raj [Average Rating:6.45 Overall Rank:1589]
Mark Johnson
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Santa Clarita
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This game is the American re-issue of Alex Randolph's amazingly brilliant mechanism: the simultaneous reveal, where ties cancel. It's one of those things in gaming you figure was just always there, like rolling dice, moving a marker from space to space on a board, or high-card-wins in a tick-taking game. But no, I think Randolph invented it for Hol's der Geier. Then it was a simple card game. For once, an American publisher made it BETTER for the mass market here, replacing the scoring cards with scoring tiles, and giving it the barest of themes. When we were first discovering German games in the 1990s, Raj was one of the few titles you could go buy at an American shopping mall (back when those had toy & game stores). There have been times I've thought about getting rid of this game, because it seems so slight. But then we play it again, and it's a crowd-pleaser. Best with 4-5 players.

PS-Somewhere in my collection I own Sid Sackson's personal copy of Hol's der Geier, which I acquired as part of his estate sale. It has a little note from Alex Randolph to Sid inside, maybe just Randolph's signature. I should try to find that.
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Board Game: Raj [Average Rating:6.45 Overall Rank:1589]
Joe Kirkman
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Norwich
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Title: Raj
Publisher: Winning moves
Language(s): English
Language dependence: no necessary in-game text
Condition: good condition
Shipping: Free to UK, first £5 elsewhere
 
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Board Game: Raj [Average Rating:6.45 Overall Rank:1589]
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Title: Hol's der Geier (1988)
Publisher: Ravensburger Spieleverlag GmbH
Version: Ravensburger German edition 1988
Language(s): German
Condition: Like new
Shipping: I'll cover the shipping costs (~3 GBP) for worldwide shipping

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Board Game: Raj [Average Rating:6.45 Overall Rank:1589]
Jonny B
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Baltimore
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Great condition.
 
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Board Game: Raj [Average Rating:6.45 Overall Rank:1589]
Alex Radcliffe BoardGameCo
United States
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Soft Reserve: $12

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Condition: Very Good

Edition: Winning moves edition 1995
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Title: Hol's der Geier (1988)
Publisher: Ravensburger Spieleverlag GmbH
Version: Ravensburger German edition 1988
Language(s): German
Condition: Like new
Shipping: I'll cover the shipping costs (~3 GBP) for worldwide shipping

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Board Game: Raj [Average Rating:6.45 Overall Rank:1589]
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Hol's der Geier version, unplayed.

$10 or trade.
 
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Jeremy Heilman
United States
Denver
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Originally published as Raj, Hol's der Geier is a boiled down card game of bluffing. The BGG description says it all:

Players are given an equal deck of cards from one to fifteen. Each turn, a prize tile is randomly selected from a pool. The prize tile either has positive or negative points, and each player is attempting to gather the most positive points from these prizes. Players secretly select one of their remaining fifteen cards, and reveal them simultaneously. The highest card gets the prize (if positive), or the lowest card get the prize (if negative). However, if two people play the highest (or lowest) card, they cancel each other out and the prize goes to the next in line...

It sounds like nothing, but it's a great exercise in second-guessing for up to 5 in about 10-15 minutes.

Language Dependence: No necessary in-game text
English rules: BGG File Section
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Board Game: Raj [Average Rating:6.45 Overall Rank:1589]
Jacob Coon
Germany
Riedlingen
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Titel: Hol's der Geier
Verlag: Ravensburger
Sprache: deutsch
Zustand: gut
 
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Titel: Hol's der Geier!
Verlag: Ravensburger
Sprache(n): German (rules only, components are language neutral)
Zustand: Like new
Versand: Ich übernehme die vollen Versandkosten (in Höhe von ca. €1,45 bis €1,90) in Deutschland

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Board Game: Raj [Average Rating:6.45 Overall Rank:1589]
Pat Johnston
United States
North Liberty
Iowa
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Played our DIY set. I won one round, and Natalie won the other.
 
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Alex Radcliffe BoardGameCo
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Condition: Very Good

Edition: Winning moves edition 1995
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Board Game: Raj [Average Rating:6.45 Overall Rank:1589]
Peter D
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Otherwise known as Raj. This game distils For Sale into its purest form.

Just one 60 card deck and a game lasts 5 minutes. And the rules can be explained to a 7 year old in 30 seconds. What's more it is very entertaining. This is my family's second fave pre-meal Cafe game, after the brilliant Pairs.



Ticks all the boxes.
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Board Game: Raj [Average Rating:6.45 Overall Rank:1589]
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$3 same location. Box opened but cards and tiles still in new packaging. I think opening a game is sometimes more fun than playing it. How someone takes a game out of shrink then doesn't open/punch the components I'll never know.
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Board Game: Raj [Average Rating:6.45 Overall Rank:1589]
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Titel: Hol's der Geier!
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Sprache(n): German (rules only, components are language neutral)
Zustand: Like new
Versand: Ich übernehme die vollen Versandkosten (in Höhe von ca. €1,45 bis €1,90) in Deutschland

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Jacob Coon
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Riedlingen
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Titel: Hol's der Geier
Verlag: Ravensburger
Sprache: deutsch
Zustand: gut
 
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Board Game: Raj [Average Rating:6.45 Overall Rank:1589]
Jeffrey Allers
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Two men wanted to play a card game, but I did not have a normal deck of cards, so I pulled out Hols der Geier (Raj). After a couple of run-throughs, I was able to explain how the game was played, and we played two games of it. Even a game as simple as this is not easy to explain without rules, but it is fast enough and intuitive enough that one can play a learning game that serves as a game explanation.
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Title: Hol's der Geier!
Publisher: Ravensburger
Language(s): German (rules only, components are language neutral)
Condition: Like new
Shipping: I'll cover the shipping costs (~3 GBP) for worldwide shipping

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