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Most of us have already suffered a minor heart attack thanks to the Geekdo (Google) search.

I created myself a jester Avatar just for today (I know, it's not the best).

What things did you do for April Fools Day or what interesting pranks or stories did you hear about?

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If you're open to non-boardgaming jokes, this WestJet (a Canadian airline) initiative is a fun one -- don't miss the video: http://www.westjet.com/guest/en/media-investors/helium.shtml...
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I had a professor who told the class the final was moved up to accommodate his vacation so we should get our pencils out. I think about half the students passed out until he shouted April Fools.
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I posted a news tidbit on my Finnish board game review site, claiming to start a board game publishing business. Our first game? 18xx game based on 1829 Mainline ("the best-loved game in the whole 18xx series") and set in Finland. Key features include Pendolino trains that only run if you roll 5 or 6 on a d6...
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http://inside-digital.blog.lonelyplanet.com/2011/04/01/must-...

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/7541...
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Really nice Geekdo page. +1
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Best thing of today is, when you type catan, agricola or other things and click "search"
 
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OK, Here's my favorite April Fools prank (I was among the "victims")
A co worker brought in a cake for April 1 for all to enjoy. As lunchtime approached, we all gathered around waiting for a slice of sweet sugary deliciousness (her daughter worked for a really good local bakery). I (the boss) stepped up to make the first cut. Upon slicing through the first layer of perfect frosting, I heard a distinctive "clink" and felt the knife come to an abrupt halt. Smiling, I moved the knife off to the left a bit...Clink! I tried the right... still no go! I then scraped the icing a little bit and saw what looked like porcelain. Scraping a bit more we discovered that she had iced not a cake, but a stack of plates.

We did enjoy the icing though.
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The first thing I did was search for "Dominion"

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Search on "twilight struggle" zombiegulp

"puerto rico" had me laughing, "power grid" was pretty cool.

"brass" is awesome.

"catan" is silly.

"goa" is very nice.

"small world" and "ticket to ride" - expected.

"arkham horror" - thumbsupthumbsupthumbsup
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cooler king wrote:
OK, Here's my favorite April Fools prank (I was among the "victims")
A co worker brought in a cake for April 1 for all to enjoy. As lunchtime approached, we all gathered around waiting for a slice of sweet sugary deliciousness (her daughter worked for a really good local bakery). I (the boss) stepped up to make the first cut. Upon slicing through the first layer of perfect frosting, I heard a distinctive "clink" and felt the knife come to an abrupt halt. Smiling, I moved the knife off to the left a bit...Clink! I tried the right... still no go! I then scraped the icing a little bit and saw what looked like porcelain. Scraping a bit more we discovered that she had iced not a cake, but a stack of plates.

We did enjoy the icing though.
That's nothing. Try making cookies loaded with salt and then a batch of Kool-Aid with vinegar. Nothing like biting into a salty cookie and reaching for that delicious beverage and spitting it out all over. Nothing except when someone does it twice (they got a cup of the regular Kool-aid but grabbed the tainted one by accident)

 
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cooler king wrote:
OK, Here's my favorite April Fools prank [...]we discovered that she had iced not a cake, but a stack of plates.
I've seen something similar done when someone iced a foam rubber block.

The funniest part was when the victim was having trouble cutting the "cake", so her boss stepped up and said "let me do it", and attacked the cake with more vigor and less success :-)
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I Simply slipped a note into my coworkers purse. It said "MWA HA HA HA! APRIL FOOLS"

I did nothing else.

She will worry about it all weekend...
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