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The Premise:
Sex sells. That was my original concept.

The Wager:
Dinner at Kirin Palace, my favorite Indian restaurant

The Bet:
That I could get Nin-Gonost to stay on the hot 50 list for over 1 week with just a picture.

Even when I posted the brand new core rules for download last year, it existed in the top 50 for all of 2 days.

Well, The game has been in the top 50 for over a week. I submitted the picture of my wife and the stat card of the character created for her. That's it. This has even been posted before, but not attached to the game.

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/image/118608

I did typo the caption, which unfortunately reads "NOTE included..." and should read "NOT included".

Her character is not yet available retail and no further content to the page was added.

In true BGG fashion, the number of views of the picture went up, the game stayed hot, and wham, my wife and brother now buy me dinner.

So, yup, sex sells. Without a doubt, attention can be directed around here easily by a pretty face. So next time a game jumps onto the "hot" list, just realize, it might not be the gameplay that qualifies as hot.

I will be thanking each of you as I enjoy my curry.
 
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Order a nan bread for me.
 
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Matchstickman wrote:
Order a nan bread for me.


Actually, you don't order it, they just bring it to your table.
 
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Everything between now and the next game is just killing time
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Then 'sit there and wait for one to arrive' for me!
 
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Maybe this is the secret for the success of the upcoming Die Macher reprint?

Jenna Jameson & Briana Banks on the box cover.

It would permanently dethrone Puerto Rico.

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Geosphere wrote:
The Premise:
Sex sells. That was my original concept.
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Well, The game has been in the top 50 for over a week. I submitted the picture of my wife and the stat card of the character created for her. That's it. This has even been posted before, but not attached to the game.

I don't understand why you are relating sex and the picture you submitted?gulp
It is a really decent picture, but in no way it is suggestive.
It's not like if you submitted a new set of cards for busen memo made with a picture of your wife
Anyway, I am always happy to see a new way of a fellow geek to get a free meal.
Enjoy your meal.
 
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michely wrote:
I don't understand why you are relating sex and the picture you submitted?gulp
It is a really decent picture, but in no way it is suggestive.


Because when I submit a picture of an Orc, we don't even get page hits. Submit a photo with a real female in it, and suddenly, things get noticed.
 
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Geosphere wrote:
Because when I submit a picture of an Orc, we don't even get page hits. Submit a photo with a real female in it, and suddenly, things get noticed.


So what you are saying is that womenskiss are selling, not sex.
What would we do without this marvelous creation?
 
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michely wrote:
What would we do without this marvelous creation?


Being this is a family forum, I cannot give my immediate answer.
 
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Given this revelation we are currently trying to figure out a way to work Monica Belucci onto the cover of our upcoming Cowboy/Gunfighting game.

PS. The risque pictures of George McClellan did NOT have the intended effect on sales of Forged In Fire.
 
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So, what does this tell us about Gay Monopoly being so high on the 'hot games' list?

Then again, I don't think I want to know.
 
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kingcujoI wrote:
Given this revelation we are currently trying to figure out a way to work Monica Belucci onto the cover of our upcoming Cowboy/Gunfighting game.


This is in no way a poor decision.
 
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Matt, the picture of Little Mac might not have sold the game, but I suspect he did slow it down--mine still hasn't arrive tho'ordered a month ago.cry
 
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Barry,

My apologies for the delay. We literally got the game off the presses and premiered it at Prezcon at the end of February. We then of course had to get back and put everything together to get it out in the mail. I am pretty sure that we got out the last of the orders last week. So it should arrive quite soon. If it hasn't arrived by the end this week please email me and I will check into it further.

PS. It must be the ghost of McClellan. Even in death he causes things to move at a snails pace.
 
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Let me get this straight. You found people willing to bet against the fact that, by and large, males like to look at (pictures of) attractive females?

I'm boggled. The kind of drugs you need to take to get to that kind of world view must have cost far more than an Indian meal devil
 
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Paul, why you haven't revised your avatar in honor of your lovely wife is beyond me!
 
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I would submit to your assertion that sex got the game on the Hot List; I don't entirely agree that it stayed there for a week because of that reason. The phenomenon of "positive attraction" (which indicates that something that is already popular is likely to stay popular because it already has a greater share of the attention of the market) is likely to also factor into the staying power.

In other words, games that aren't on the top 50 don't have that front page opportunity to be noticed. This is one of the reasons that there isn't a huge turnover in "Hot" games, geeklists, articles, etc. The ones at the top will get noticed, and in getting noticed, have a greater opportunity to get even more notice. Add to that the fact that many of the games on the Hot 50 have been there a while, and BGG veterans will likely click on anything new on the front page: hence, the reign of Nin-Gonost.
 
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I reject your experiment because it is flawed scientificly.

The control groups used have a disportionate amount of people who are termed "geeks", and whom are notorious for not being able to get layed. They are the same guys that make it so I do not want to go to the back of the comic book store when they are gaming.

This skews the resutls, and invalidates the experiment.

Next time you need to have a control.

Try posting the same card but with a picture of a goat, a chicken, or even some guy with man boobs.

I expect you would get the same results. Which would prove that sex sells. But it would also prove that for a lot of true geeks, it does not matter with what.

 
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tim-pelican wrote:
You found people willing to bet against the fact that, by and large, males like to look at (pictures of) attractive females?


Ah, the female mind. She was one of the bettors. She does not view herself as an attractive female. Therefor, she assumed she would not attract viewers.
 
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Natus wrote:
Paul, why you haven't revised your avatar in honor of your lovely wife is beyond me!


It would confuse people.
 
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Oh, "hot" means "popular". Now I get it! The picture confused me.
 
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I think it is awesome your wife got to be a piece in a game! I'm jealous of her. Especially when that caliber of artist did the art.
 
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I just googled Jenna Jameson and Brianni Banks.


Unbelievable.

I think I've found a whole new hobby. It's amazing what you can find on the internet. Anyone want to buy 1200 games?
 
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EYE of NiGHT wrote:
I just googled Jenna Jameson and Brianni Banks.


Unbelievabe.

I think I've found a whole new hobby. It's amazing what you can find on the internet. Anyone want to buy 1200 games?


Check out the details of the individual films. It reads like a list of game mechanics. wow

James
 
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This provides some interesting insight into the rapid rise of "Gay Monopoly" on the "hot 50" list in a predominately male website.
 
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