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Pierce Ostrander
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An article appeared today in the NYT:

"Board Games to Put Families Back in Play"

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/11/10/fashion/thursdaystyles/10o...

BuyWord, Carcassonne, Elfenland and Rat-a-Tat Cat are mentioned.
 
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Clam chowda!

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/86219


 
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Rat a tat Cat? Why is that one mentioned? Not a reflection on whether its a good game or not, as I've never played it, but it certainly is obscure.

No Settlers? No Puerto Rico? No Niagra?
 
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everlong205 wrote:
Rat a tat Cat? Why is that one mentioned? Not a reflection on whether its a good game or not, as I've never played it, but it certainly is obscure.

No Settlers? No Puerto Rico? No Niagra?


Rat-a-tat Cat is a top seller at Funagain.com. So are Carcasonne and Elfenland. Actually, Buyword looks like the oddball in that bunch.
 
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everlong205 wrote:
Rat a tat Cat? Why is that one mentioned? Not a reflection on whether its a good game or not, as I've never played it, but it certainly is obscure.

No Settlers? No Puerto Rico? No Niagra?


I would say that if you were a "typical" family, whatever that is, that the other games would be obscure. Rat-a-tat-cat can be found in every Walmart and Target.
 
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everlong205 wrote:
Rat a tat Cat? Why is that one mentioned? Not a reflection on whether its a good game or not, as I've never played it, but it certainly is obscure.

No Settlers? No Puerto Rico? No Niagra?




Actually, RAT A TAT CAT has sold 10-100 times more copies than PUERTO RICO. It is one of Gamewright's all-time best sellers. To the vast majority of Americans, PUERTO RICO is obscure.

Alan R. Moon
 
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SouthernMan wrote:
Err ... and that newspaper article was meant to raise the profile of gaming ? Where the family mum ends up being addicted to the console game (dumbing down of todays society) shake


Yeah, what was that? It's like the last couple of paragraphs completely obliterated any ground gained in the rest of the article.

I guess to continue to add value to the article, she would have actually had to *play* the games instead of just buy them. Maybe there's a follow-up story coming.
 
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Perhaps her husband would beat the game quicker if he wasn't "staring intently at his thumbs" while the computer is serving.

Anyway, when you're on the fringe, which Eurogaming certainly is in this country, there's no such thing as bad press.
 
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