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David Johnson
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In a small country far far away, 4 friends have started a journey. A journey taking them to the extremes of sleep deprivation ...

In Belgium, 4 members of the boardgame club "Spelbunker" have started an attempt to break the Guiness world record "The longest marathon playing a board game". A record they previously owned but was broken in 2012 and now stands at 61 hours and 2 minutes.

They are playing the game Terra Mystica.

Many thanks to Jens Drögemüller and Helge Ostertag for allowing they to play the prototype of the upcoming expansion of Terra Mystica.

You can follow this attempt live via youtube:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QBcTDOG6j5Q
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Russ Williams
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Why would it take that long? I thought Terra Mystica needs only a couple hours to play. Are they doing their turns incredibly slowly, or playing it multiple times one after the other?

Good luck to them in this strange endeavor.
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Ghoest McLellan
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Why would it take that long? I thought Terra Mystica needs only a couple hours to play. Are they doing their turns incredibly slowly, or playing it multiple times one after the other?

Good luck to them in this strange endeavor.


Ya they would logically be playing many games in a row. Good luck to them. Not a bad plug for Terra Mystica, either.
 
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Oh, come on. Playing the same game again and again does NOT count as the "longest board game".

Life is too short. The longest boardgames by playing time

Either play the full version of The Campaign for North Africa or just play Monopoly with the Free Parking rule.
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Darrell Hanning
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Sounds like they're going for the record in "longest, continuous board gaming session", not "the longest boardgame".

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