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T. Rosen
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Well that was quite a busy April Fool's Day!

We had people impersonating the avatars of both Chad Krizan (chaddyboy_2000) and Scott Alden (Aldie). We had a new interface for the BGG homepage not only with a new logo and color scheme, but also branching out into the wide world of Gadgets, Food, and even Scrapbooking. We had a brand new #1 ranked game, Monkey Auto Races (http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/24109), with an average rating of 9.84 from 292 user ratings. We had four cross-dressing church-goers (http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/159454). We had a new Fantasy Flight Games release schedule, including such gems as Lake Wobegon Horror and Fury of Dracula Expansion: 2 Fast 2 Fury of Dracula, among others (http://fantasyflightgames.com/releaseschedule2007.html). We even had spottings of a shrink-wrapped Full Métal Planète and an opened Poisson d'Avril at a thrift store in Canada (http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/20705).

In case you missed any of the April Fool's fun, check out the following link for the 24 items tagged "aprilfools"

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/user/Thommy8/tag/aprilfools

It includes not only a number of forum threads, but also some GeekLists, reviews, session reports, a game, and photos... everything you need, and then some!

We sure have come a long way from last year's marvelous April Fool's Day:


 
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"Lake Wobegon Horror?" A fake? Say it isn't so! I was so hoping for some Garrison Kieller mischief next time I chuck some dice...
 
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And Aldie's only had to use a few of those spoof buttons this year.
 
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I still wanna get a Monkey Auto Races microbadge! And now my game group wants to go out and play softball with glow-in-the-dark mini headsticks. Chaos, I say!!
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Quote:
We sure have come a long way from last year's marvelous April Fool's Day:

That's debatable.
 
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joebelanger wrote:
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We sure have come a long way from last year's marvelous April Fool's Day:

That's debatable.

I meant in terms of the sheer quantity of April Fool's activity on the site
 
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There was quite a lot last year, too.
 
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melissa wrote:
There was quite a lot last year, too.

But if it wasn't tagged, then it's like it doesn't exist
 
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Thommy8 wrote:
joebelanger wrote:
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We sure have come a long way from last year's marvelous April Fool's Day:

That's debatable.

I meant in terms of the sheer quantity of April Fool's activity on the site

There certainly was quantity.

 
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Don't forget the Boardgame Babylon Pre-Pre-Pre-Pre-Pre Essen 2007 Show.

http://boardgamebabylon.com/

 
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Thommy8 wrote:
Well that was quite a busy April Fool's Day!

We had a brand new #1 ranked game, Monkey Auto Races (http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/24109), with an average rating of 9.84 from 292 user ratings.

But please, lets remove it now, you know the old adage about "being the April Fool" if you let it drag on after the day has gone.
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mikehibbert wrote:
Thommy8 wrote:
Well that was quite a busy April Fool's Day!

We had a brand new #1 ranked game, Monkey Auto Races (http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/24109), with an average rating of 9.84 from 292 user ratings.

But please, lets remove it now, you know the old adage about "being the April Fool" if you let it drag on after the day has gone.

Yeah, good point. It is April 3rd now, and still no sign of Monkey Auto Races declining...
 
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It's dead

The database isn't insta-updated, to those wondering why it took so long to come down. I learned this when there were several hundred 10 ratings for AMR but it was still unranked. I just sat there waiting for it to go up... and waiting... and waiting...

still, good joke all around fellas. Next year: Caylus!
 
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otscotty wrote:
Don't forget the Boardgame Babylon Pre-Pre-Pre-Pre-Pre Essen 2007 Show.

http://boardgamebabylon.com/

It was SO great with all those new dice games and expansions :-)
 
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