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Eetu Vuokko
Finland
Vantaa
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I has a monocle!
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Ah, a brand new monocle.
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8
Jul 2011
Children's game.
2011-12-06
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Kevin Nunn
United States
Houston
Texas
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8
Oct 2011
Rated as a kid's game. Lots of interesting decisions packed into rather simple rules. Kid-friendly with very attractive bits. Classic HABA.
2011-10-24
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Ben Vögel
United States
Golden Valley
Minnesota
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I've been on this site for 10 years now, and I'm far from sick of games, but I think I am, to some degree, sick of learning too many new games. I'm also tired of playing 4+ hr multiplayer games, but I'll still happily play really long games 2 player.
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7
Dec 2008*
[16 plays] This is mostly a roll and move game, but a very good one that also has a pick up and deliver mechanic. Players not only move their boat, they also sometimes determine the movement of the lighthouse. There is a slight memory element. There is also the opportunity for minor confrontation as you can bump other boats out of your way which can happen occasionally when playing with more players. The components are top notch, the play time is fast, my 5 year old got the rules easily, and yet there was enough here to entertain us.

Most recent play 7-17-10 with Ruth, Etta, and Orrin.
2010-07-19
Mark Jackson
United States
Goodlettsville
Tennessee
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Am I a man or am I a muppet? If I'm a muppet then I'm a very manly muppet!
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7
Mar 2007*
Nifty roll'n'move game for kids (and adults who love them)... I've actually begun describing this as an introductory "pick up & deliver" game.
2007-03-24*
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Jonas
United States
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7
Aug 2007*
Nice Kids game. Great Bits.

Know what? I've had to raise this from a 6 to a 7. This is a neat little kids game. Plus it really looks nice and has a neat toy factor to it with the lighthouse.
2007-08-21*
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Jon
United States
Edmond
Oklahoma
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7
Jun 2012
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Alexander Barowski
Germany
Limburg an der Lahn
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7
Jan 2009*
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Stefan vom Stein
Germany
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7
Sep 2011
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Benjamin Johnson
United States
Saint Paul
Minnesota
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7
Jun 2014
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For Trade
Greg Hacker
United States
Cheyenne
Wyoming
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7
Feb 2014
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For Trade
R S
Netherlands
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7
Apr 2015
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Dea Draper
United States
Boise
Idaho
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6.8
Jun 2011
AKA Smuggler's Island

I rate children's games according to how excited I am to play them with the appropriately aged child.

HABA games are so expensive, but most of the time well worth it, as this one is: Clever, attractive, quality components, fun to play.

Roll dice to rotate the lighthouse's beam left or right, and move the player's boats which are smuggling goods. If the lighthouse beam captures a boat, the goods are chucked overboard. (Roll & move, pick up & deliver, luck factor, light strategy involving moving & bumping others.) The winner is the one who has delivered the most smuggled good. Easy, well written directions, short playing time.

A variant adds to the re-playability, and extends the playing age.

I own a lot of HABA Children's games--this is immediately one of my favorites.
2011-03-20
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Anon Anon22
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6.5
Nov 2012
Components 10/10, lighthouse works great with kids.
Gameplay is very lucky, but that's not always a problem with kids.
2012-11-09
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David Thomson
United States
Pearland
Texas
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6
Aug 2008*
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Dirk Schröder
Germany
Münster
NRW
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Mar 2007*
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Doug Garrett
United States
Mountain View
California
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This week's podcast - Nations the Dice Game and Neptun
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6
Jun 2007*
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Steffen Palmer
Germany
Sontheim/Brenz
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Mar 2008*
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Kevin Duffy
United States
Phoenixville
Pennsylvania
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Mr Worf.....Fire!
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6
May 2009*
Kids.
2008-07-08*
Dave Peters
United States
Belmont
California
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Powers:Coleridge:Milton: Faith...must be, if anything, a clear-eyed recognition of the patterns and tendencies, to be found in every piece of the world's fabric, which are the lineaments of God.
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That's Tim Powers' fictional Samuel Coleridge "quoting" John Milton in _The Anubis Gates_.
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6
Jul 2008*
--July2008-- Lovely pickup-and-deliver game for youngsters. Some modest possibilities for bashing the neighbours exist - but, for the most part, the setbacks seem reasonably distributed and the penalties are light. My younger (8,6) children were quite amused.
Carl West
United States
Union City
California
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Aug 2009*
Johnny 99
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6
Jan 2011
Founding Fathers: try your hand at being President.
United States
Bay Area
California
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Jul 2013
Dave Jones
United States
Broomfield
Colorado
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I am calling a Grand Tichu!
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Hang on sloopy, sloopy hang on Sloopy lives in a very bad part of town Everybody else, tries to put my sloopy down Sloopy I don't care, what your daddy do Cuz you know sloopy, girl, I'm in love with you And so I say now Hang on sloopy, sloopy hang
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Nov 2014
Udo Bartsch
Germany
Hannover
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5
Sep 2007*
Tom Hilgert
Germany
Unspecified
Bavaria
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5
Jan 2009*
Bermuda Triangle remake for kids
2009-01-10*
KAS
United States
Arlington
Virginia
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5
Jul 2011
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Nico D
Belgium
Sint-Pieters-Leeuw
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5
Dec 2014
Elena
United States
Michigan
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4
May 2008*
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Patrick Brennan
Australia
St Ives, Sydney
NSW
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Dec 2014
A nice gimmick and theme for a kid's game, the rotating lighthouse, but the rules were just a touch fiddly for young kids (the dropping and picking up of goods when caught) and for older kids the game had nothing of interest, being a simple process of moving from one port to another via dice roll and see who gets caught the least by the luck of the lighthouse and poor luck in your movement. As a result, there was only ever groan factor, no cheer factor - not a good sign in a family game.
2014-12-07
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Belgium
Brakel
Oost-Vlaanderen
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Dec 2014
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akio kyono
Japan
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3
Aug 2009*

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