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From WOWK-TV in W. Virginia:

World Record Broken Saturday in Charleston

Uno fans participate in the world's largest card game tournament.

Story by Nicky Walters

CHARLESTON -- West Virginians put on their game face at Appalachian Power Park Saturday and set a new world record.

Three hundred thirty people helped celebrate the 35th anniversary of the Uno Card game.

They set a new Guiness World Record for the largest card game tournament ever played, beating the old record by 10 players.

The previous record of 320 players was set in Portugal.

Lucinda Kowalewski of Poca was the big winner.

She received 2007 season tickets to the West Virginia Power games and an X-Box 360 along with several other prizes.
 
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I guess my post about this will show up in about 30 seconds...
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Re: World record broken: 330 played Uno and didn't kill selv
Man, wouldn't you hate to be player 330 and have the person ahead of you play the Reverse card?
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Re: World record broken: 330 played Uno and didn't kill selv
I don't think 20 people can play the same game of uno without killing themselves. Much less 330
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Re: World record broken: 330 played Uno and didn't kill selv
Geosphere wrote:
I guess my post about this will show up in about 30 seconds...


Fark.com?

You realize we could break this record at BGG.con if we were so inclined...
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Re: World record broken: 330 played Uno and didn't kill selv
ed95005 wrote:
Geosphere wrote:
I guess my post about this will show up in about 30 seconds...


Fark.com?

You realize we could break this record at BGG.con if we were so inclined...


Ok, I'll set up the rules.

Everyone write their name on a piece of paper, and put it in this hat. I'll draw a name, and that will be the winner of the first BGG.CON UNO tournament(which has about the same effect).

And then we can go play some real games.
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I've been to MTG Regional Tournaments that would dwarf that. I'm surprised that 330 is the world record for a card game.
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*sigh*

I guess I should have added a at the end of my message.
 
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Re: World record broken: 330 played Uno and didn't kill selv
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I've been to MTG Regional Tournaments that would dwarf that. I'm surprised that 330 is the world record for a card game.


Yeah, wasn't one of last year's Grand Prix's attended by over 1000 players? Maybe they just never bothered alerting the Guiness chaps to it.
 
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Let's bring it closer to home: check out this picture of an 8 player game of Uno right here on BGG!

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Re: World record broken: 330 played Uno and didn't kill selv
I have to assume that Magic the Gathering doesn't count as a card game... because MtG tourneys can have FAR more people than 330 playing!
 
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Re: World record broken: 330 played Uno and didn't kill selv
I was thinking the same thing... 330?? WTF.

There must have been countless card tournies over the years that would dwarf that total... I'm thinking Bridge and Poker tournaments just to name a couple off the top of my head.

Have they ever heard of the World Series of Poker? Is that not a card game?

Odd.

Any elementary school could get together 100 decks of cards and the kids could all play Go Fish at lunch and break that record.
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Re: World record broken: 330 played Uno and didn't kill selv
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There must have been countless card tournies over the years that would dwarf that total... I'm thinking Bridge and Poker tournaments just to name a couple off the top of my head.

Have they ever heard of the World Series of Poker? Is that not a card game?


That was my immediate thought. The 2006 WSOP main event ($10,000 buy-in no-limit Texas Hold Em) had 8,773 entrants.
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I got runner-up in that tournament.
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Personally I think it's super cool that 330 people were playinng a card game.

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It does look as though some records are there for the breaking, I wonder if BGG could try and get in the record books on an anniversary as a bit of fun?

I know Jason Levine at Dice Tower was thinking about entering for biggest board game collection as the current record is not actually that massive compared to some of the collections around and Jason's is larger. Apparently some folks don't enter despite beating it because they know of someone else with a larger collection than their own.
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