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Jens Hoppe
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The latest game in the Einfach Genial/Ingenious family is Kosmos' new Einfach Genial Knobelspass. Now, I wondered why this game hadn't been added to the database, but looking closer it seems to be uncertain whether it merits a spot on BGG - since the submission guidelines specify that solitairy/logic puzzles should be excluded.

EGK is basically a solitaire puzzle, where one has to place a set of 21 EG-type double tiles on a fixed board (there are 4 sets of tiles, and several boards to choose from). Boards differ in complexity.

Despite being basically solitaire, Kosmos has tacked on multiplayer rules, so that up to four players can play. However, this merely means that each player takes a board and a set of tiles, and the first to complete his board wins.


So, should EGK be in the database or not? It is certainly a solitaire, logic puzzle, but on the other hand you can find many games with aspects resembling those of EGK: Many, many games in the database are solitaire, and many, many games are logic puzzles. But are there any games that are both the one and the other?

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Mik Svellov
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It it was a puzzle it shouldn't be included - just as I don't think that the Bohniversum jig-zaw puzzle belongs to BGG - no matter how useful the information may be to Bohnanza fans.

HOWEVER...
Since Einfach Genial KnobelspaƟ has rules for up to 4 players,
it touches the realm of multi-player puzzle games such as Turbo Taxi, Ubongo and Ricochet Robots
- so thus it should be included.

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Also see:

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/158731

For some other opinions
 
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jtakagi wrote:
Also see:

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/158731

For some other opinions


Ah, I hadn't seen that. Thanks.
 
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