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Subject: Input needed: A definitive list of inside jokes & humour in Le Havre rss

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Most of us probably know that Agricola was full of inside jokes - as is evident here:
Humor on the Agricola card artwork (includes comparison pictures)

It seems that the same is proving to be the case with Le Havre. In a recent GeekList about Games with Inside Jokes for Gamers, several inside jokes were already noted:

This ship is clearly a reference to BGG user Melissa:

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And the cover of the box features a worker carrying a box of Agricola as well as a ship with the name Rosenberg (the designer):



Is this all? Apparently not, because Melissa has this to say:
melissa wrote:
You have not even scratched the surface

Perhaps this thread can serve as a place for people to begin listing the inside jokes and humour that they find in Le Havre. How many others can you find? Let's get to work folks, please send in your suggestions and discoveries and post them here!
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That dog on the front cover looks remarkably like a sheep to me
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Here's what I've found thus far:

Food Production Tokens- as pointed out by Ender and vandermonium above, the ships on food production tokens are named after various playtesters - 28 lucky individuals in all.

Ship Cards
- The Iron Ship cards have ships named after famous French sea-side cities/ports.
- The Steel Ship cards have ships named after other famous European sea-side cities/ports and with their corresponding colours/flags hoisted, e.g. Amsterdam, Lissabohn (Lisbon). In particular, card no S12 - Steel Ship Triest has a twinned - Italy/Austria Flag hoisted, which I presume is a reference to the annexation of Triest from Austria-Hungary to Italy in 1920.
- The Luxury Liners are named after persons - Andrea, Suzanne, and Doris. Possible suspects: Andrea Boekhoff, Susanne Rosenberg, Doris Matthäus?
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Dale Yu also has a ship named after him. I know this because he mentioned it, so I specifically took that ship from the stockpile when I was playing the game with him laugh
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mimi2 wrote:
Food Production Tokens- as pointed out by Ender and vandermonium above, the ships on food production tokens are named after various playtesters - 28 lucky individuals in all.

I didn't do any playtesting, but I helped out with the proofreading, so they were nice enough to put my name on one of the tokens. I'm on a 3 token; had they checked out my waistline, they might have given me a higher value!

Melissa also snuck my name into one of the examples--I'm on page 9. Of course, I'm assuming I was the only Larry associated with the project; there might have been others.
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mimi2 wrote:

- The Steel Ship cards have ships named after other famous European sea-side cities/ports and with their corresponding colours/flags hoisted, e.g. Amsterdam, Lissabohn (Lisbon). In particular, card no S12 - Steel Ship Triest has a twinned - Italy/Austria Flag hoisted, which I presume is a reference to the annexation of Triest from Austria-Hungary to Italy in 1920.


Lissa-bohn? Any Bohnanza reference besides this pun?
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EndersGame wrote:
This ship is clearly a reference to BGG user Melissa:


Because she has two kids? In a pot?
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mimi2 wrote:

- The Luxury Liners are named after persons - Andrea, Suzanne, and Doris. Possible suspects: Andrea Boekhoff, Susanne Rosenberg, Doris Matthäus?


One out of three is not too bad. :-)
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I got my game last night! Huzzah! Looking through cards one thing that may be a coincidence or not, is the tattoo on the arm of the Agricola Box dude a Tichu Dragon?
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Played this for the first time yesterday, and noticed quite a few semi-hidden chuckles. Not the least was the effect/ability of the "Church" building (quite a late one to appear in the building piles).

Two fish and five loaves sound familiar to anyone?
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Prodromoi wrote:
Played this for the first time yesterday, and noticed quite a few semi-hidden chuckles. Not the least was the effect/ability of the "Church" building (quite a late one to appear in the building piles).

Two fish and five loaves sound familiar to anyone?


Yup I had quite the chuckle when I saw that one too.
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The best joke for me: Paid full retail of 70USD to support my local comic & game store, and when I get the game home, the board is in three separate frigging pieces. Har har.
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MisterCranky wrote:
The best joke for me: Paid full retail of 70USD to support my local comic & game store, and when I get the game home, the board is in three separate frigging pieces. Har har.


Be happy, you paid only 70 bucks. With one single folded board the game might easily cost 80 or more.
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I noticed that the crate Agricola is being carried in has a steel support in it in the shape of a "Z".

I wondered if that was a reference to Z-Man games being involved in the US release of the game ?
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There is no English edition of this game, nor a US edition. There is an Australian edition. I think one of the buildings is a dunny, and there are other Strain words, but my copy at home is still in shrink.
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