Bigger is Better!
Dan4th Nicholas
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I spend a fair amount of time walking through MIT's campus because of where I work. This weekend, a few MIT-themed oversized boardgames were erected on campus. Sadly, I only had my cameraphone with me, but I thought it would be a great time to share the Comically Large Board Game Love!
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1. Board Game: Catan [Average Rating:7.23 Overall Rank:279] [Average Rating:7.23 Unranked]
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The settlers of MIT game has a mannequin propped up in the middle, and custom point cards:

 
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2. Board Game: Scrabble [Average Rating:6.29 Overall Rank:1504]
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All the words on this scrabble board are MIT-related.
 
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3. Board Game: Chess [Average Rating:7.09 Overall Rank:414] [Average Rating:7.09 Unranked]
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The pieces in this chess set are labelled with university positions, like Chancellor and Dean.
 
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Not necessarily!

(this is obviously not from MIT)...

Very cool project!
 
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5. Board Game: Xiangqi [Average Rating:7.15 Overall Rank:1003]
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Next time they should do something like this ...

BTW, "bigger is better" fits to XiangQi in comparison to Chess, too. The same number of pieces (32) on 90 intead of 64 positions! Bigger board = less crowdy = "better" game, at least in this case, at least IMHO.

Edit: And here, another one in "live action":



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6. Board Game: Catan: Portable Edition [Average Rating:6.81 Overall Rank:1477]
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It seems Catan made a desert appearance at this year's burning man as well. (Note that the desert tile is just a gap you can see the ground through)
 
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