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Board Game: TohuWabohu [Average Rating:5.97 Overall Rank:7219]
Mischa Hoep
Netherlands
Westerland
Noord-Holland
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Thriftshop.

Rare enough to take it with me.
1 euro.

Gonna add more games tommorow.
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Board Game: TohuWabohu [Average Rating:5.97 Overall Rank:7219]
Jonathan Takagi
United States
San Marcos
California
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14 plays

I discovered Tohuwabohu really late, but was able to get a copy from Le Valet d'Coeur (I think they still have some), and everyone has enjoyed playing it. What really sets it apart from other speed/pattern recognition games, is that you are always at risk of losing the tiles which you have already claimed. This introduces an extra bit of paranoia, knowing that people are trying to steal your tiles.

You can play this with the flip side, which is just black, or even with the cardboard frames the tiles get punched out of, but I've found that it increases the difficulty to a level that is not very fun (for me, anyway).

Tohuwabohu is easily my favorite Michael Schacht game.
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Board Game: TohuWabohu [Average Rating:5.97 Overall Rank:7219]
Michael Schacht
Germany
Frankfurt
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Released by Goldsieber Spiele 1999.

This one was for me really fun when i saw the finished product because my protoype was a very, very simple and ugly one (see below).
A really big difference. But sometimes it already works.
I liked the idea of using the remaining cardboard frames also as material to play with. Quite unusual.
I bet there were some people throwing them away before realising.

I thinks this is the only game of mine for which TV spots were made.
They could be seen deep in the night because of the lower screening costs.
When the game became Family Game of the Year in Denmark they also made TV spots.
For such a small country like Denmark the sellings were incredible good:
around 60.000 copies were sold there.



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Board Game: TohuWabohu [Average Rating:5.97 Overall Rank:7219]
Jonathan Takagi
United States
San Marcos
California
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12 plays

I had been looking for this old Michael Schacht game for a while, then noticed that they have it in stock up at Le Valet d'Coeur. This is a cool speed pattern recognition game. What elevates it over the others is that you can lose pieces that you've already earned. So as you approach victory, you start cautiously watching your own tiles, and everyone else aspires to take them away. All this while you're supposed to be searching for other ones. Playing with the harder rules is too hard for me.
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Board Game: TohuWabohu [Average Rating:5.97 Overall Rank:7219]
Tim Myers
United States
Salem
Wisconsin
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848 boxes of games on the shelf,
848 boxes of games.
You take one down, and play a few rounds,

847 boxes of games on the shelf!
 
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Board Game: TohuWabohu [Average Rating:5.97 Overall Rank:7219]
Justin Redd
United States
Portland
Oregon
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It's not ranked, but has an average rating of 5.62. I played it once many years ago and loved it. But it appears not many others have loved this one. . . or even purchased it.
 
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Board Game: TohuWabohu [Average Rating:5.97 Overall Rank:7219]
Joe Huber

Westborough
Massachusetts
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Board Game: TohuWabohu [Average Rating:5.97 Overall Rank:7219]
Justin Redd
United States
Portland
Oregon
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Dan Blum found this one for me back in December '06. http://www.boardgamegeek.com/article/1223959

Posted: 4:39pm
Determined: 11:45pm
Total Time: 7 hours 6 minutes
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Board Game: TohuWabohu [Average Rating:5.97 Overall Rank:7219]
Malachi Brown
United States
Hermitage
TN
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It's turtles all the way down.
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“Questions are a burden to others; answers a prison for oneself.”
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Me: 2
2nd: 1

We are deep in the land of the lost games. There have only been 3 plays logged for this game.

I think this really shows the bias that BGG has toward new games.
 
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Eddie Bonet
United States
Sunrise
Florida
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Board Game: TohuWabohu [Average Rating:5.97 Overall Rank:7219]
Alan Turniansky
United States
Lake Worth
Florida
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Gen 1:1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
Gen 1:2 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness [was] upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.

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The name of this game is the German transliteration of the Hebrew phrase translated above as "without form and void"
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