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Francois Trudel
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http://news.bbc.co.uk/local/essex/hi/people_and_places/histo...

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Thanks for sharing.
Very interesting.
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news article wrote:
The House on the Hill Toy Museum in Stansted Mountfitchet purchased the game for over £600 at an auction.

"I've been looking for this particular game for over 40 years," said the museum owner Alan Goldsmith.


Talk about a grail game...
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Its nice to know that we are known for more then Essex girls.
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You have to laugh when you see that he has 500 games and considers this to be a disease which he has quite badly when there are many on this site with >1000 (probably without viewing it as a problem). Even I've got Four hundred and something without describing my house as a museum!
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How mean that the news story doesn't show us what's inside the box...
Thanks for sharing this though!
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Ed_the_Red wrote:
You have to laugh when you see that he has 500 games and considers this to be a disease which he has quite badly when there are many on this site with >1000 (probably without viewing it as a problem). Even I've got Four hundred and something without describing my house as a museum!


I get the impression that his collection is comprised of ultra-rare games primarily. So I don't think hes counting Puerto Rico or Stone Age among the 500.
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Quite likely. But the casual reader of the article will probably assume that he has 483 different sorts of Monopoly, not realising that there are thousands of other games out there.
 
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Despite the £600 price tag for the game, which translates as 'Adler Luftverteidigungs Spiel', he believed he had got a bargain.


Interesting use of the word translates?
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yuk "pfffft!" They probably don't even have a proper 'Games Dungeon' while I have 2 at MY "gloom beck & cat-call", with yet piles around & abound! sauron
 
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Only £600? It's no Trafalgar.

Besides, this owner will have no intentions on ever PLAYING this game. That reason alone would keep me from wanting something like this in my own collection.
 
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The darkside of boardgaming...shake...as a propaganda tool.
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cptwacky wrote:
The darkside of boardgaming...shake...as a propaganda tool.


I'd hesitate to call Adler Luftverteidigungs Spiel an historical simulation.

"You have 88m guns and one person is defending the Fatherland, the other person is the English bomber pilot. Rather like snakes and ladders the person with the 88m gun shoots down the British bombers."

But nor, on the face of it, does this game seem

"...a form of communication aimed at influencing the attitude of a community toward some cause or position. As opposed to impartially providing information, propaganda in its most basic sense, presents information primarily to influence an audience." (Wikipedia definition of propaganda)
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fard0che wrote:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/local/essex/hi/people_and_places/histo...

"When [the Allies] bombed Dresden and burnt the factory down all the games went with it, other than the ones that were sold before them, so they're extremely rare."

Sounds awfully like what happened to Poisson d'Avril, doesn't it?
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Andy Parsons wrote:
cptwacky wrote:
The darkside of boardgaming...shake...as a propaganda tool.


...(Wikipedia definition of propaganda)


I was under the impression the Nazi party made, controlled, and published all boardgames in Germany shortly before and during WW2...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nazi_board_games
 
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cptwacky wrote:
Andy Parsons wrote:
cptwacky wrote:
The darkside of boardgaming...shake...as a propaganda tool.


...(Wikipedia definition of propaganda)


I was under the impression the Nazi party made, controlled, and published all boardgames in Germany shortly before and during WW2...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nazi_board_games


What I don't understand is why no-one ever researches boardgames instead of heavy bombers in Axis and Allies. Just think, with good die rolls they could have had Puerto Rico by 1942 and then where would the allies be?
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EndersGame wrote:
fard0che wrote:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/local/essex/hi/people_and_places/histo...

"When [the Allies] bombed Dresden and burnt the factory down all the games went with it, other than the ones that were sold before them, so they're extremely rare."

Sounds awfully like what happened to Poisson d'Avril, doesn't it?


True eh? Just replace allied bombers with french revolutionaries, and bommbs with molotov's and it's pretty much the same thing. What a horrible, horrible waste.
 
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cptwacky wrote:
Andy Parsons wrote:
cptwacky wrote:
The darkside of boardgaming...shake...as a propaganda tool.


...(Wikipedia definition of propaganda)


I was under the impression the Nazi party made, controlled, and published all boardgames in Germany shortly before and during WW2...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nazi_board_games


That may be so. However, the link you have provided says nothing of the sort. It also doesn't make this particular boardgame a propaganda piece.
 
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