Win 9 games! --CONTEST--
I have been wanting to do a couple of things for a while now. One was to divest myself of a lot of games, either through e-Bay or just giving them away. The other was to host a treasure hunt here on the BGG geek lists. So I decided to tie the two together by hosting some sort of puzzle with the prize being a few of those games I’ll ultimately be doffing. It’s not really a treasure hunt, as I had originally hoped, but it’s my way of testing the waters.Recommend
The prize package :
Banana Republic (played a few times)
Blackbeard (I don’t think I ever played it)
El Grande (probably played once or twice—German edition, I think)
Falling (surely never played, but possibly abused as it sat on a nightstand for years)
Maul of America (never played)
Paris Paris (played less than 6 times)
Sell-out by National Lampoon (played once)
Settlers of Catan (Mayfair edition from long ago, played once)
Tikal (never played—don’t remember if it’s German or English)
I have verified that I do, in fact, own all of these except for Tikal (and I’m 99% sure I have my never-played copy around, just have to find it) and Falling (which is no big loss if I can’t find it). Should I be unable to find any game on the list, it will not be part of the official prize package, but I’m not trying to shaft you—I just want to cover myself in case a game comes up mysteriously missing from my game room.
There are some questions interspersed with a few games I own below. Your mission is to answer those questions to the best of your ability. I can’t vouch for the fact that everything is perfect, but I think it’s pretty well fact-checked.
1. You can post questions or comments about a puzzle question, but I may or may not get around to answering.
2. My answers, per my research, are correct. You may find alternate references or solutions, but my answers are the ones that count. If that requires you to be psychic, so be it.
3. Don’t post answers here on this list. Or anywhere else.
4. Submit your answers in accordance with the instructions given in one of the puzzle questions. Other means of delivery will be ignored. Submitting your response via multiple methods (a shotgun approach) will remove you from contention for prizes.
5. If you contact me via private BGG e-mail, I may or may not get to answer it—I don’t really like using that feature of BGG.
6. Don’t post answers here on this list. Or anywhere else.
7. The contest ends seven days after I receive five valid entries or on October 4, whichever comes first (at noon, EDT).
8. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to answer the questions. You must include your real name and the city, state, and country where you live. You’ll get one point for every correct answer. You’ll also must include a list of what you think are the three toughest questions (ranked as first, second, and third toughest). And you’ll also need to include a guess as to how many valid entries I’ll get . You can get bonus points for correctly predicting which questions are toughest and for guessing close to the actual number of valid entries and for entering early, but I won’t tell you how the bonus points work so that you don’t try to “play the system.” Assume bonus points can be a deciding factor in the contest.
9. One entry per person. If you submit a second (or if I think you’re submitting a second under another name), it replaces the first.
10. For an entry to be valid, at least eight correct answers must appear in your submission as instructed within the puzzle. Invalid entries will not be included in the contest for any purposes.
11. Don’t post answers here on this list. Or anywhere else.
12. If I detect any shenanigans (even if I imagine them), I’ll invalidate your entry.
13. Winner receives the entire lot of games (no cherry picking) and must pay for shipping. Payment must come through PayPal, and I’ll charge not only for the freight, but also the small fee PayPal charges me. So, you’ll get the loot for the cost of shipping and the cost of the money transaction. The games themselves are free.
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