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Olivier Marchand
France
Paris
France
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10
Jul 2005*
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Paul Boos
United States
Falls Church
Virginia
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10
Aug 2010
Rating holding steady after playing with my 5 year old son twice - this is a fantastic game - memory and dexterity - lots to hold a kids interest. In actuality, there is quite a bit of physics going on too - as you load up your flying carpet, the CG (that's center of gravity) moves upward, making the guy more likely to flip over as you get more presents. I actually suspect this will go upward from 9 with more plays. I am also noticing a bit of blocking strategy that you can play as well as if the guy flips, your movement of the guy to a location away from what he or she needs. This game could hold someone's interest easily through 8-10 years old and then resurface as one becomes an adult.
2006-12-28*
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Arne Hoffmann
Germany
Essenbach
Germany
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10
Jan 2008*
Yes, this is a children's game and if my loving this game means I am a child, then I am a child. And a very happy one this is. The air pumpy is an ingenious idea and "flying carpets"!! Do I need to write more? Every game is 20 minutes of pure fun.
2009-04-25
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Game C
United States
California
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10
Aug 2010
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Falafel Palmer
United States
Seattle
Washington
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9
Apr 2009*
Love it! Great bits as always- thanks Haba! Really works well for kids or adults or both together.
2010-11-15
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bruce connal
United Kingdom
London
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9
Mar 2010
Undiluted fun. We are closer to 5 years old than ninety-nine (the recommended age range of the game) but our twenties are long gong and so it appears are large parts of our memory skills. However, Akaba got us off our seats and laughing throughout.

The use of bellows and the placement of the gifts onto your flying carpet to slow down any runaway leader are inspired touches and though the ways of ending your turn might cause tears and quarrels in a younger group as a gaming group in their thirties we were just about able to hold back our tears and contain any tantrum until we got back to our respective homes.

2010-03-22
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Gerhard Junker
Germany
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9
Apr 2013
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Dininoni Noni
Switzerland
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9
Feb 2015
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Erik Johnson
United States
St Paul
Minnesota
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8.5
Jan 2007*
Probably the most laughs per minute game I played this year. Wonderful family game. With the die rolling timing mechanism, the carpet flying is fast and furious, with some people cheering the die roller, while everyone else watching for the carpet to capsize. It is easy to become so fixated on flying well that you forget which shops you need to go to. There is some strategy in the tactical variant, which we played with, but it is hardly high strategy. That said, it is a lot of fun and will hit the table often at my house.
2007-01-18*
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Yves Phaneuf
Canada
Granby
Québec
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8
Apr 2005*
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Ludovic GIMET
France
SAINT JUST D'AVRAY
France
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8
Apr 2005*
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Wolfgang Friebe
Germany
Münster
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8
Jun 2005*
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Jesper A
Denmark
Frederikshavn
na
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8
Jan 2006*
Rated for what it is - a childrens game.... and a good one thumbsup
2006-01-04*
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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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8
Feb 2006*
Haba-licious memory game with movement courtesy of an air bulb... there's nothing quite like this out there, with the exception of one of Frank Branham's old prototypes.
2006-02-23*
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Mark Johnson
United States
Santa Clarita
California
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That's a Palm Pilot on the left, and a pink iPod mini on the right. Yes, I've been doing BGTG that long!
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8
Jan 2015
Goofy dexterity fun, with some novelty in the game equipment.
2015-07-09
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François Haffner
France
Sologny
Saône-et-Loire - Bourgogne
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8
Feb 2007*
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Thumis Dalidalisa
United States
Falls Church
Virginia
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8
Dec 2007*
A fun game for kids that adults can also enjoy. First rate components on very heavy cardboard in nice colors. Novel "bellows" component allows one to blow one's magic carpet around the board while another player furiously rolls dice.
2007-12-19*
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For Trade
Jason Zer0
United States
Del Mar
California
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8
Oct 2007*
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Mark Lockett
United Kingdom
Fishponds, Bristol
Bristol
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8
Jul 2008*
Great Fun, use the bellows to blow your magic carpet around the board into the bazaars. Find gifts for the family. First to match five gifts wins. 5 Plays.
2014-03-09
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United States
Plainwell
Michigan
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8
Jan 2012
I don't usually like games with what seems like a gimmicky aspect to it, in this game a "bellows", and I don't like memory games. So it is quite surprising that I quite like this game. A lot!! It is really quite fun to try and scoot your magic carpet along the board. Played with my 5 year old son, we had a blast! As a kids game highly recommended.
2012-01-01
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Andreas Josefsson
Sweden
Lund
Skane
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8
Sep 2009*
Great game. A childrens game that plays as well with adults as with children. It's frantic, it's fun.
2010-08-02
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supercloclo
France
Unspecified
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Sep 2010
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Hélio Andrade
Portugal
PORTUGAL
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Mar 2014
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marc magner
United States
webster
New York
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7.5
Apr 2011
rating as a kids game 7.5 - fun activity/dexterity game. not much strategy - blow your piece and draw a chit... but fun none the less.
2011-04-24
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Belgium
Brakel
Oost-Vlaanderen
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7.5
Jul 2012
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Christian Frank
Germany
Freiburg
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7
Mar 2005*
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Jim Cobb
United States
Alpharetta
Georgia
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7
May 2005*
Silly fun; lots of laughs.
2005-05-20*
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Bowie
Spain
Inca
Baleares
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7
Aug 2005*
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Daniel Copeland
United States
Round Rock
Texas
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7
Dec 2014
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Bruce Bridges
United States
Los Altos
CA
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7
Feb 2007*
The boys definitely enjoyed the bellows aspect of blowing the flying carpet around the board. The memory game aspect of finding the gifts was secondary to the excitement of the bellows, but they are now focusing better on the overall goal. This is a pretty fun game for adults who are playing with kids.
2013-03-30
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For Trade
Jeno Szabo
Hungary
Budapest
Budapest
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7
Feb 2006*
a perfect dexterity/memory game for children. i strongly recommend it for parents.
2006-02-02*
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Frank Burbach
United States
Asheville
North Carolina
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7
Feb 2006*
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Kevin Gonzalez
United States
Athens
Georgia
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7
Mar 2006*
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David Seddon
United Kingdom
Congleton
Cheshire
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7
Aug 2006*
A daft, silly, dexterity game for children to play with their parents.

It's not easy to manoeuvre the flying carpets around and someone always seems to throw doubles really quickly when it's your turn - thus stopping you from going any further.

Quite an original game. You've got to give a lot of Kudos for an idea like that!
2006-08-13*
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Damon Jansen
United States
Spokane Valley
Washington
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7
Nov 2007*
Kids' rating.

Good dexterity game for the young ones. And old ones. My daugter initially had a difficult time squeezing the bulb hard enough to make the carpet go anywhere, but practice helped.
2007-11-06*
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Rafael Aldana
United States
Mountain View
California
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Nov 2011
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Joe McKinley
United States
San Jose
California
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When I heard the learn’d astronomer; When the proofs, the figures, were ranged in columns before me; When I was shown the charts and the diagrams, to add, divide, and measure them; When I, sitting, heard the astronomer, where he he lectured with
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much applause in the lecture-room, How soon, unaccountable, I became tired and sick; Till rising and gliding out, I wander’d off by myself, In the mystical moist night-air, and from time to time, Look’d up in perfect silence at the stars. W.W.
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7
Dec 2006*
This rating is for kids aged 6-10.
2006-12-30*
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Michael Becker
Canada
Regina
Saskatchewan
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7
Jan 2007*
Nice real time game for children (and adults). I can easily see why this game won so many awards. Nice components, and a very unusual mechanic with the bellows.My second game we shuffled all the cards together regardless of color and the first two I flipped were the same. This created a mini disaster for me... I should probably follow the rules next game.
2007-01-26*
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Ken
United States
Portland
Oregon
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May I pass along my congratulations for your great interdimensional breakthrough. I am sure, in the miserable annals of the Earth, you will be duly enshrined. -- Lord John Whorfin
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7
May 2007*
Kids game rating. Wonderful production values, and the bellows used for movement is quite clever!
2007-05-28*
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Antony Hemme
Canada
Montréal
Québec
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7
Sep 2007*
Very good children game, good for adults too.
2009-09-25
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Franck LEGOUX
France
Surville
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7
Oct 2007*
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Richard Davis
United States
Mukilteo
Washington
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7
Dec 2007*
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Louis-David Péloquin
Canada
Laval
Québec
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7
Nov 2008*
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Sandra Sherwood
United States
Colorado Springs
CO
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7
Sep 2008*
Fun game to play with younger kids. However, it can be tough to use the bellow that comes with it, so it is probably not appropriate for kids younger than 6 or maybe 5.
2009-04-07
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Sylvain GBT
France
Unspecified
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Jan 2008*
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Rebekah B
United States
Colorado
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7
May 2008*
This has a unique combination of memory and dexterity, and it's a favorite game for my 4yo.

The age recommendation of 5 and up is probably appropriate, though (possibly even slightly low), as it was difficult for him to use the bellows at first. Luckily, the game is fun enough that he kept trying until he could do it well. Also, we have to play it on the floor to allow him to move around the board to effectively guide the carpet. His arms aren't yet long enough to reach around the large board, especially without upsetting all the components.

My copy was initially missing the bellows, but Haba has great customer service and I received a replacement quickly.
2008-05-10*
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Charles Veilleux
Canada
Levis
Quebec
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7
Apr 2008*
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Dan Hyer
United States
Vancouver
Washington
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The die is cast.
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7
Mar 2008*
Rating is for playing with children. Would rate this 6 for playing with adults only. This is one where adults can play with kids and not have to handicap themselves. This is a fast paced exciting game, it is not a game that involves a lot of strategy or thinking.

The excitement comes from one person using the blower to move their person as fast as they can while another person is rolling dice as fast as they can to try to force the end of their turn. For me, one of the most amusing parts is to try to distract the die roller and gain a few precious seconds of time blowing your carpet around before they realize they should be rolling the dice. No significant difference in play as you move from 2 to 4 players other than the play getting a little more chaotic as you try to distract the person rolling the dice as you start puffing.

Plays equally well with 2-4
2008-03-28*
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david karasick
United States
Gladwyne
Pennsylvania
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7
Apr 2008*
Puff the magic dragon or is it the magic carpet?
2008-04-28*
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Andrew H.
Poland
Cracow
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7
Jul 2008*
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