All things Bavarian
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Ok,

time to be patriotic here, folks. As you can already see above my avatar I'm from a part of Germany called Bavaria. I'm not even sure how well known Bavaria is to the wider world, so I created this geeklist to show what my little corner of the world is (probably) famous for.

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1. Board Game: Castle Panic [Average Rating:6.67 Overall Rank:870]
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Building started in 1869 when Ludwig II was King of Bavaria. It never got finished, however. The costs were too much for the Bavarian government so Ludwig got removed before plunging Bavaria even deeper towards bancruptcy. Oh yes, he also was quite mad and died an early death that is still shrouded in mystery. He drowned together with his physicist van Gudden in what is today known as Lake Starnberg. As far as I know this castle inspired castles that you can see in Disney Land etc. and is also very famous with our Asian friends.
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2. Board Game: Oktoberfest [Average Rating:5.67 Unranked] [Average Rating:5.67 Unranked]
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The Oktoberfest was actually founded by the grandfather of Ludwig II (he of the fairy tale castles) whose name was Ludwig I (not much of a surprise there).
It all started in 1810 when Ludwig, who was still crown prince then, married Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen and it was decided to have some kind of festivity to celebrate this. The place where the Oktoberfest takes place today is still called Therese's meadow (Theresienwiese).
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3. Board Game: Prêt-à-Porter [Average Rating:7.22 Overall Rank:1132]
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Lederhosen - which are, more or less, exclusively worn by traditional Bavarians (which is very cool) and by tourists who visit the Oktoberfest (atrocious).
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4. Board Game: Schnapp die Wurst [Average Rating:5.50 Unranked]
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White Sausage (Weißwurst) - a traditional Bavarian meal. If someone orders one for lunch you know they're not from Bavaria since it's a sin to have one after 12:00. (Bavarian's fear they might turn into Gremlins if that happened)
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5. Board Game: Schafkopf [Average Rating:7.45 Overall Rank:3308]
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Schafkopfen (literally sheeps' head) in its four player version is probably THE Bavarian card game - and one of the best card games I know if played for money and combined with a hefty mug of beer at the ready. I gather it's also played in the Gread Lakes region of the US but apparently they have a five player version which would be regarded as heresy in Bavaria.
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6. Board Game: Automobile [Average Rating:7.35 Overall Rank:364]
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BMW, Audi etc. lots of fine cars created by Bavarian masterminds and famous across the globe. Audi was actually called Horch ("listen") before it got renamed some time after WW2.
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7. Board Game: Hitler's War [Average Rating:6.26 Overall Rank:4197]
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Ok, waaaaait a second... Hitler was, of course (Phew!) not Bavarian even though his birthplace Braunau am Inn used to belong to Bavaria for a while before it got snatched away by those pesky Austrians ( ). Still there's no way around the fact that most people associate him with Germany. This is fine by us, since Bavarians themselves are rather hesitant to identify with the rest of Germany. The do not even vote for the same conservative party as the rest of Germany but have their own subsection of it. However, it can't be denied that Munich, the capital of Bavaria played an important role in the genesis of Nazi terror and was also called the birthplace of the Nazi movement. Lenins also enjoyed a brief stay in Munich before he got shipped off to Russia to created another movement that has pretty much helped shaping the world as it is today - communism. Hitler's favourite bar can still be visited today in the Schellingstraße.
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8. Board Game: Polis: Fight for the Hegemony [Average Rating:7.70 Overall Rank:583]
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Here's another rather obscure piece of knowledge for you. When Greece had won its independence from the Ottoman empire in the 19th century they were ruled by a Bavarian king called Otto, son of Ludwig I (he of the Octoberfest). The Greek flag still showes the Bavarian colours (white and light blue) today.
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9. Board Game: BrewMaster: The Craft Beer Game [Average Rating:5.72 Overall Rank:12076]
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How could I forget that? Bavaria is regarded by many as the epicenter of beer producing and beer consuming culture. If you ever stop by don't forget to have a bottle of Augustiner Hell, which is my favourite brand. (all the while trying to ignore that the initals of Augustiner Hell A.H. also make it a favourite of Nazis around Germany), but hey, it's better than
, right? Right?!
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10. Board Game: The Elvis Presley Game [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
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Yap, another kind of King was stationed in Bavaria while he was in the military - yours truly: Elvis Presley (he of the Jailhouse Rock)
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11. Board Game: Abuse: The Final Insult [Average Rating:4.04 Overall Rank:16471]
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Ok, it's not that bad, but were it not for Bill Bryson (whom I absolutely adore) I'd never found out that the US-American word "hoodlum" originated from the Bavarian "haderlump" (meaning approximately the same).
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12. Board Game: A Castle for All Seasons [Average Rating:6.75 Overall Rank:1180]
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Linderhof. A gem of a castle also built by Ludwig II. which is quite small but, unlike Neuschwanstein, was actually completed and also used. Ludwig love spending his days here and undertaking midnight rides with a horse carriage to enjoy the isolation of the Bavarian forests. He liked being alone a lot and Linderhof was the place where he could relax from the hardships of governing a fledgling kingdom. The most impressive feature about Linderhof is the Venus grotto which he built there. It came with a subterranean lake which could be heated to approximately 95 degrees Fahrenheit so he could swim there quite comfortably. The (completely articifial) cave was also illuminated by, back then, state of the art electrification which would colour the cave in green, blue and red. There was also enough space for a whole choir which had to perform Wagner songs for his majesties pleasure while he rode the waves with a boat that resembled a swan (!).
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13. Board Game: Bundesliga [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
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Si non potes reperire Berolini in tabula, ludens essetis non WIF.
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A pretty decent soccer team too.

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14. Board Game: Illuminati: Bavarian Fire Drill [Average Rating:7.16 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.16 Unranked]
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Bavarian Fire Drill expansion for Illuminati.

One of the main Illuminati you can play in this game is called the Bavarian Illuminati



We know you Bavarians, you.
Always trying to take over the world. Now you're trying to do it with Euro board games. But with this game, using an Austin Texas out post (where Steve Jackson Games are stationed)
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15. Board Game: Beer & Pretzels [Average Rating:6.10 Overall Rank:6516]
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Bavarian Pretzels, of course.
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16. Board Game: Goldbräu [Average Rating:6.41 Overall Rank:2403]
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While the Oktoberfest is the grandest and most celebrated beerfest in Germany (and the world?), I preferred the smaller but still sizeable Bergkirchweih in the Franconian city of Erlangen (northern Bavaria). It was billed as the next biggest fest after Oktoberfest, but I think a number of cities make that claim. It is certainly huge.

I was a young soldier stationed there at Ferris Barracks (home of the 2nd Brigade, 1st Armored Division back then) from January 1974 til August 1976, and had the good fortune to attend the week-long fest each spring. GIs called it the "Strawberry Hill Fest" -- other than the fact that the permanent fest ground runs alongside the side of a ridge on the north side of town, I have no idea how that name was derived. The brigade tended to keep the training schedules light during the fest week knowing that a good amount of the troops would be hung over every morning.

Ferris Barracks, which began as a German Army horse artillery kaserne before World War 1, no longer exists. Its brick buildings were demolished about 15 years ago or so, and a residential neighborhood has been erected on the site.

I hope to visit Erlangen again someday, and when I do, I'll time my visit to coincide with Bergkirchweih.

Tschuss!
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17. Board Game: Die Siedler von Nürnberg [Average Rating:6.96 Overall Rank:1828]
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A truly beautiful city -- particularly the old city, which is surrounded by a big medieval wall. The castle sitting on a knoll in the center of the old city once served as the summer of residence of the Holy Roman Emperor.

Americans who've heard of Nuernberg (Nuremburg) tend to asscociate it with the massive Nazi Party rally filmed in Triumph of the Will, and the post-war war crimes trials.

But the city's history is far richer than that, spanning nearly a thousand years. It was the center of the German Renaissance, and Albrecht Duerer's house still stands there.

If you are planning a trip to Germany, considered visiting this great old city.
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18. Board Game: Tricky Fingers [Average Rating:6.05 Overall Rank:12207]
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What about "Fingerhakeln" ?
I admit that I´m not sure about it, but I believe it is bavarian culture?

Two grown men are sitting across a table..... they lock their midddle fingers of one hand and each man tries to pull the other over the table....
If one can explain better - please do so......

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19. Board Game: Whose Shoes? [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
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Schuhplatteln.



A traditional Bavarian dance. Looks quite hilarious in action.
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20. Board Game: Thurn and Taxis [Average Rating:7.11 Overall Rank:374]
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Regensburg Am Donau

Beautiful medieval city on the Danube where they sell a
superb beer called....

Thurn Und Taxis

At least they did back in the seventies when I lived there.
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21. Board Game: Lieber bairisch sterben [Average Rating:6.71 Overall Rank:10518]
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The Pope emeritus is bavarian.
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22. Board Game: Honey Donuts [Average Rating:7.67 Unranked]
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I hear "Bavarian" and I think "donut".

Bavarian Cream...mmmmmmmmm

I believe I have been to Bavaria, but it's been 30 years or so, I was 7, and it was West Germany at the time.
 
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