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Subject: Tiger Unleashed!! er... um... yawn.... rss

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Victor Digiovanni
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As I'm sure many of you are aware by now (at least those of you that were actively following RnR Games "Unleash the Tiger" teaser campaign), the Tiger in question is nothing more than an electronic hide'n'seek game. Whoop de doo.

In trying to reconcile this with all the hype the guy from RnR was giving this amazing new game, I have to remember the content and tone of his geekspeak interview. He's not all that concerned with making a deep gamer's game. He's shooting for the MASS MARKET. And looking at it in that light, I'd have to say he's probably going to make a fortune off of this.

It's simple. It's interactive. It's got a neat theme. It'll kill.

That said, it's still disappointing news for 99% of BGGers. Unless we have little kids. But it's not a game for us. And it was a little disingenuous for RnR to pump it up as if it would be something adults would be interested in. Of course, I'm sure there are plenty of you sick people out there that will find some, um, unorthodox uses for this game.

Anyway, as I said in the subject...

YAWN...

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Robert Wesley
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...as you so neatly put it "...an ELECTRONIC 'Hide & Seek' Game!" that could 'possibly' be PLAYED with, by attendees at 'BAND Camp'! So I wonder...does 'this' have a HUMMING setting?
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Hmmm. Is hide and seek a game or an activity? I am surprised by what it turned out to be (surely not the core BGG style "game"). But, as you said, this could end up being *huge* and I have to give him points for using the BGG meme for marketing. If not for your message I wouldn't have known the tiger was "unleashed".
 
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A Morris
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You have to be kidding....
This is a toy and nothing more. There's no game here, and I doubt many parents are going to fall for this one. I can see it now:

"Mom! I need a hide and seek tiger!"

"How much"

"$34.95"

"What does it do?"

"It's to play hide and seek... "

"No. Go play with the X-Box."

Even if said parent does pick one up, the kid will have fun hiding it for about an hour, get bored and go play a game on the X-Box/PC/Console of choice.

I hate to say it, but I think we've all been "marketed".
 
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