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Lautapelit (the publishers of this game in Finland) are calling it "Camel Cup"on their website http://www.lautapelit.fi/product.asp?sua=1&lang=1&s=21537 I guess the Up is beside the letter C. What is the official name of this game? Camel Up? Or is this game page incorrect, and it is Camel Cup?!
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bradelli wrote:
Lautapelit (the publishers of this game in Finland) are calling it "Camel Cup"on their website http://www.lautapelit.fi/product.asp?sua=1&lang=1&s=21537 I guess the Up is beside the letter C. What is the official name of this game? Camel Up? Or is this game page incorrect, and it is Camel Cup?!


LOL, you must be right! It certainly does look like "Camel Up," though.
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Hmm, at the Pegasus site they call it Camel Up, but notice the URL:
http://www.pegasus.de/detailansicht/54541g-camel-cup/

Maybe they want it both ways? Or can't decide?
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We need Steffen Bogen to decide
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According to Eggertspiele, it's Camel Up. However, we asked about using Camel Cup and it was fine with them. We had a unofficial "vote" on the name, and all persons involved in file and translation work felt that Cup sounds better. So in Nordic countries it'll Camel Cup.

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When I got the game to translate, I thought the name was Camel Cup (which made a lot more sense to me), and I was surprised to notice it's actually Camel Up. I'm glad Lautapelit.fi ended up with Camel Cup.
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toniemn wrote:

According to Eggertspiele, it's Camel Up. However, we asked about using Camel Cup and it was fine with them. We had a unofficial "vote" on the name, and all persons involved in file and translation work felt that Cup sounds better. So in Nordic countries it'll Camel Cup.

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Nice one That clears up this mystery!
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"Camel up" is probably inspired by "cowboy up":
https://www.google.com/search?q=define+%22cowboy+up%22&ie=ut...:en-US:official&client=firefox-a
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And the fact that the camels stack up in the game.
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Eggert/Pegasus decided to name the game "Camel Up", but I like that it is called "Camel Cup" too. At the cover you can read it in both ways - sure, that is intended. Perhaps we should name it CAMEL (C)UP, so the confusion will be perfect!!!
The name of my prototype was (T)OLLES KAMEL, a similar play on words in german...
Hope you will enjoy the game however you call it
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SenetFF wrote:
Perhaps we should name it CAMEL (C)UP, so the confusion will be perfect!!!




In any case, thanks for the fun game design. We have certainly enjoyed it in play testing and we look forward to receiving the produced copies next week.

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The artist Dennis Lohausen showed eggertspiele both cover box versions, Camel Cup and Camel Up. eggertspiele preferred the one with Camel Up, partly because the stacking of camels during the race was innovative, too.
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heli wrote:
"Camel up" is probably inspired by "cowboy up"

Interesting as I thought it was analogous to "pony up", with this being a betting game.
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toniemn wrote:
SenetFF wrote:
Perhaps we should name it CAMEL (C)UP, so the confusion will be perfect!!!




In any case, thanks for the fun game design. We have certainly enjoyed it in play testing and we look forward to receiving the produced copies next week.

Toni

Whilst the pyramid is a novel and attractive feature, I'd be worried that it's a bit clumsy and over-engineered as a dice dispenser. So I wonder if the playtesters prefer using the pyramid to simply drawing a die from a bag?

Back on subject, I prefer the name Camel Up. It reminds me of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table.
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So I wonder if the playtesters prefer using the pyramid to simply drawing a die from a bag?

If you draw a die from a bag, you need to roll the die. If you use the pyramid, you don't need to roll the die, because it already shows a random side. So you play faster with the pyramid.
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Thygra wrote:

If you draw a die from a bag, you need to roll the die. If you use the pyramid, you don't need to roll the die, because it already shows a random side. So you play faster with the pyramid.


But the use of th pyramid takes longer than drawing a die from teh bag. It don't think it makes a big difference in this respect. Also i think, first drawing the die and the rolling it creates some extra supense.

The pyramid is not really useful, but it's nice as a gimmick.
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In the Spielwarenmesse 2014 Overview video at 1:33, the demonstrator pops a die out of the piramid, then picks it up and rolls it.

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Highland Cow wrote:

In the Spielwarenmesse 2014 Overview video at 1:33, the demonstrator pops a die out of the piramid, then picks it up and rolls it.

Yep. This was a kind of miscommunication. Such things happen.
 
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W Eric Martin wrote:
heli wrote:
"Camel up" is probably inspired by "cowboy up"

Interesting as I thought it was analogous to "pony up", with this being a betting game.


Yes, at least here in America, "pony up" is common phrase meaning to pay up, especially in betting. So Camel Up as a title makes much more sense to me.
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it comes from camel me up, a porn site terminology for fivesome. please check the game box cover art and you tell me. am i not right?!!
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SenetFF wrote:
Eggert/Pegasus decided to name the game "Camel Up", but I like that it is called "Camel Cup" too. At the cover you can read it in both ways - sure, that is intended. Perhaps we should name it CAMEL (C)UP, so the confusion will be perfect!!!
The name of my prototype was (T)OLLES KAMEL, a similar play on words in german...
Hope you will enjoy the game however you call it


I'm glad I found this thread, I also like Camel Cup.
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heli wrote:
"Camel up" is probably inspired by "cowboy up":
https://www.google.com/search?q=define+%22cowboy+up%22&ie=ut...:en-US:official&client=firefox-a


LOL. No, not that.
 
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"Camel Cup," as in "Winston Cup," "Nextel Cup," "Breeders' Cup," "Stanley Cup," "Ryder Cup," or any other "cup" that is traditionally given as a prize in sports.

Because, for those who haven't looked at it (such as the person who created its BGG entry), it's a racing game.
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But it is also a "pile up game", so "Camel Up" is also fine.
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No, it's a betting game, where you bet on a race you have little influence over. I still say Camel Cup to be different and obnoxious, though.
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