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http://www.boardgamenews.com/index.php/boardgamenews/comment...

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Note the name - while Asmodee held a contest in early 2009 to find a new, more international name for Snow Tails, the company has since set aside the winning entry of Too Mush in favor of the original.
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Can I have a quiet, refined hoorah please?
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Wulf Corbett wrote:
Can I have a quiet, refined hoorah please?



No hoorah!!!

They actually listened surprise
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Or else the whole thing was a trivial publicity gimmick to get them noticed and make them look like they're good guys who listened when they changed the name back...

Cynic? Moi? cool
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Wulf Corbett wrote:
Or else the whole thing was a trivial publicity gimmick to get them noticed and make them look like they're good guys who listened when they changed the name back...

While I doubt they started the project with that conclusion in mind, it was certainly a win-win situation for them: Draw attention to themselves via a great game, offer a prize for contributions, and retain the option to not use the winning entry.
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This news is more than I can bear.

It is just...too mush!

I'd say more but then my voice may become husky.




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da pyrate wrote:
This news is more than I can bear.

It is just...too mush!

I'd say more but then my voice may become husky.

Saying more might make you dog tired.

Jim
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I'll just stay mala-mute on this issue.
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"Bravo," he said in a husky voice!
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jimmcmahon wrote:
da pyrate wrote:
This news is more than I can bear.

It is just...too mush!

I'd say more but then my voice may become husky.

Saying more might make you dog tired.

Jim


Jim,

you are 'dog-gone' right!!!


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Now maybe everyone can stop barking at Asmodee to keep the original name.
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All those poor folks who went and ordered the foreign version just to avoid the name Too Mush... laugh
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This now goes back on my wish list.
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NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

I'm so depressed now. My copy was supposed to be worth hundreds of dollars because I had the original name!

On the bright side, at least people can go back to just enjoying the game again.
 
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I knew that eventually Asmodee would come to their senses. They probably only initially accepted the new (now old) name of Too Mush just because it had sled by them, without any time to paws and think of the implications of a name change. I, fur one, am very happy that they've shed the new name, fur better or fur worse. Now, I'm just panting for it to arrive in stores!
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amacleod wrote:
I knew that eventually Asmodee would come to their senses. They probably only initially accepted the new (now old) name of Too Mush just because it had sled by them, without any time to paws and think of the implications of a name change. I, fur one, am very happy that they've shed the new name, fur better or fur worse. Now, I'm just panting for it to arrive in stores!
Stay. Play dead.

I actually ordered the original version not to avoid a lame name, but to have it now rather than "sometime in the future." In fact, I didn't even know for sure that it would be (dog) licensed by another publisher.

Jim
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jimmcmahon wrote:
amacleod wrote:
I knew that eventually Asmodee would come to their senses. They probably only initially accepted the new (now old) name of Too Mush just because it had sled by them, without any time to paws and think of the implications of a name change. I, fur one, am very happy that they've shed the new name, fur better or fur worse. Now, I'm just panting for it to arrive in stores!
Stay. Play dead.

I actually ordered the original version not to avoid a lame name, but to have it now rather than "sometime in the future." In fact, I didn't even know for sure that it would be (dog) licensed by another publisher.

Jim


Of course it would be licensed by another publisher! A bigger publisher would see to it that all the problems in Snow Tails would be (wait for it).....FIXED!
Mind you, with a name change like Too Mush: really, that made Snow Tails into an entirely different breed.
Alright, these puns really must stop. We all need some time to heel.
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Thankfully it is going to remain just a lame name instead of an awful one.
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Morgan and others,

What 'should' it have been named? I know I sent in a ton of proposed names that I liked more than Snow Tails. I believe they could not use Iditarod in the title due to fear of confusion/appearance of endorsement (but I am not sure).
 
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alexgrant wrote:
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Note the name - while Asmodee held a contest in early 2009 to find a new, more international name for Snow Tails, the company has since set aside the winning entry of Too Mush in favor of the original.

"...and there was much rejoicing."


WOOHOO!
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Morgan and others,

What 'should' it have been named? I know I sent in a ton of proposed names that I liked more than Snow Tails. I believe they could not use Iditarod in the title due to fear of confusion/appearance of endorsement (but I am not sure).


Who knows? I stand by my vote for Slush Puppies, but I don't take it too seriously. I'm not all that worked up about it. I wasn't about to rush out and buy an expensive version of the game just to avoid the terrible "Too Mush". The game is good and that is all that really matters to me.

What would be great would be if Asmode put out an special "Too Mush" - Avery label and sharpie so that everyone could be happy.

 
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Thank goodness, the original title is more fetching. They really would have been in the doghouse if they had stayed with the new one.
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