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Eugene van der Pijll
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Dutch publisher 999 Games has released a "Pocket edition" of Pickomino ("Regenwormen" in Dutch) a few days ago, so this afternoon I bought one.

(Photo by LeAchim.)

As the title of this new release implies, this is a smaller version... Wait a minute, that's not the correct picture...



That's better! As I said, this is a smaller version of the game; same rules, smaller components. The entire game fits inside a 5.5cm diameter tin box.



This is what you get for about half the price of the standard-size game (4.95 EUR): dice, tiles, and a 8 page rule"book" that has probably been condensed too much to learn the game from, even if you can read Dutch. Apart from the rules and the front and back of the tin, the game is (of course) language independent.



The dice are about 1cm x 1cm x 1cm; the tiles are 1.5cm x 3cm, and are made of a hard, half-transparent plastic. If you stack them, you can nearly read the number on the second tile, and in good light you can see if it's a 1-worm or a 4-worm tile.



I haven't played with this edition yet, but I think that the tiles are just a bit too small and thin to play comfortably. On the other hand, you can take a game this size anywhere, any time, so I'm sure this will be played a lot.
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.308 Jake
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That's pretty cool.....I want a copy.
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trippercook wrote:
That's pretty cool.....I want a copy.

I've found it on the Zoch Verlag website as well, so there is also a German version. Check the German and Dutch online game stores... I don't have any experience with them, so can't give you a recommendation.

I've found one (spellenwinkel.nl) that gives it away for free with every order; there may be more vendors that do this.

Search for "mini-regenwormen" or "mini-heckmeck".


 
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Today I bought a few games and when I went to the counter to pay I saw this mini-edition. It lookes very nice, you can put it in your pocket and take it everywhere. Very original ...
I think I will buy a few extra copies ...
 
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boenke wrote:
I think I will buy a few extra copies ...

One of those is for me, right?

Actually, I want six.
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Time Well Spent has imported a limited number of the German, Zoch edition of these. Only 5 left as of this post. Pretty cheap too, only $10.50. I saw one last night and it sure is small. Perfect for carrying around in your pocket as stated!
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Only 5 4 left as of this post.
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trippercook wrote:
That's pretty cool.....I want a copy.


Mine came in yesteday, it arrived from Europe where i think it's the only way to get it for now
 
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Time Well Spent has the pocket edition back in stock, it seems! It is where I got my mine a few months ago.
 
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This pocket edition has been in a short period my most played game. I have it with me all the time and you can play it almost everywhere.
 
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So am I the only one who couldn't figure out how to open it, LOL?!

Short answer: Press down on top and it pops open. Press inward on the sides to re-close.
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So am I the only one who couldn't figure out how to open it, LOL?!

No, you're not. I had to have someone explain it to me.
 
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