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Jake Drake
Germany
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10
Sep 2007*
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2015-07-30
Owned
G Comun
United Kingdom
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10
May 2009*
Owned
Keith Rapley
United Kingdom
Seer Green
Bucks
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10
Mar 2010
Owned
Theo Clarke
United Kingdom
Ipswich
Suffolk
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10
May 2014
Owned
Theo Clarke
United Kingdom
Ipswich
Suffolk
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10
May 2014
Owned
Keith Stump
United States
Knoxville
Tennessee
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9
Apr 2009*
Initial play of this showed me that this one is a keeper...can't wait to play this with a full contingent of adults. This may move its way to a 10 after more plays. The balloon bits are very cool, and I'm glad that Mark Jackson's comments on this game pointed me to get this one.
2009-04-13
Owned
Lecry Cedric
Italy
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9
May 2014
Owned
Get up, get up, get up, get down, fall over.
United Kingdom
Bolton
Lancashire
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8.8
Jun 2008*
Extraordinarily simple - each person has a secret objective, 3 balloons to get to the end of the track, roll and move the balloon of your choice. And yet, somehow, this is fascinating for kids and adults alike. It must be the secret objective because the fear of accidentally helping your opponent looms large. Kids play it a lot faster than adults, and often better too. Great pieces.
2008-06-07*
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Ken Spontelli
United States
Mansfield
Texas
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Okay, let's start the meeting. My name is Ken, and I'm a Tichu addict.
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8.25
May 2007*
This game can get a bunch of players, it can stretch to handle up to eight, playing and engaged in a short time. It's a good starter and I use it often when a group is just assembling at an event. A light game with hidden knowledge and a fair amount of "take that" action. If you want the game, look for Himmelsstürmer on German eBay; when you do your search make sure to check the "worldwide" box. You can normally find it for under $10 US. If you're signed in to your eBay account, you can use this link to find it. Himmelsstürmer
2007-05-10*
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Doctor Apollo
Australia
Newcastle
New South Wales
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8.2
Aug 2007*
This is a cool game.

The 'bumping' mechanic works well and the plastic balloons look great. Does not overstay its welcome and can be played by even the youngest family member who can identify colours and count to 6.

I guess the most disappointing feature of the game is the lack of different objective cards available for gameplay - I don't understand why only 8 cards were printed from the numerous possible (8C3 surely?) balloon combinations.
2007-08-30*
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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
Mar 2007*
A rare animal indeed: a Nik Sewell design that actually holds together over multiple plays. (And I'm a fan of his designs...) :-)

That said, this game is a delightful pastime in the vein of Undercover & Midnight Party... and it plays well with up to 8 players.
2007-03-23*
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Geoff Kemp
United Kingdom
West Runton
Unspecified
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8
Sep 2005*
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James Wallis
United Kingdom
London
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8
Dec 2005*
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colin oatway
United Kingdom
wokingham, Nr reading
berkshire
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But it gets boring, so I go back to being me
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8
Dec 2006*
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Dave Weeks
England
Sudbury
Suffolk
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8
Aug 2008*
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Kevin O'Brien
Australia
Fitzgibbon (Brisbane)
QLD
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The Secret Bread Empire Über Alles!
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8
May 2007*
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Christopher Seppala
United Kingdom
Whitstable
Kent
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8
Aug 2007*
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Imre Balogh
Hungary
Budapest
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8
Oct 2007*
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Perry Bond
United Kingdom
Lyndhurst
Hampshire
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8
Oct 2007*
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Bob Pitman
United Kingdom
Southampton
Hampshire
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8
Nov 2007*
Stven Carlberg
United States
Decatur
Georgia
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8
Dec 2007*
I still call this game Himmelsstürmer, the German title I first knew it by. It's a very light romp where players are at the mercy of the roll of the die. What makes it fun is that who wants which three balloons to win is a secret. A good, pretty quick diversion which we go ahead and play with as many as 8. Oh, and of course the little plastic balloons are SO much fun! (I'm talking about the original Parker version, not this odd one where you lay out a course with cards instead of playing on a board.) PS: I've posted rules to the game in English in the General Articles folder.
2007-12-30*
Owned
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Mike
United States
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8
Sep 2008*
Simple and elegant game play and game pieces.
2008-06-26*
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Kevin Mc Gowan
United Kingdom
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8
Oct 2008*
Owned
James Webb Space Telescope in 2018!
United States
Utah
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8
May 2010
[my rating is for kids]
2010-05-16
Gavin Owens
United Kingdom
Manchester
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8
Oct 2010
Owned
Brett
United States
Santa Clara
CA
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8
Nov 2010
Hare & Tortoise light. Great game as a "Gateway" game.
2010-11-07
Jeff Goostrey
United Kingdom
St Austell
Cornwall
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8
Jun 2015
Owned
James Torr
United States
Torrance
California
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8
Jul 2015
Rated as a kids game. There a lot of games in which the color of your pieces is a secret from the the players. This one, with its lovely components and simple rules, is a great one for the under-8 set. Even if they're unable to keep all their colors secret, it doesn't break the game, as with some in this genre.
2015-07-03
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Steven Galliford
United Kingdom
Luton
Bedfordshire
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8
Jul 2015
Owned
Raymond Weir
United Kingdom
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8
Aug 2015
Owned
Gui Mel
United Kingdom
Sussex
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7.9
Oct 2004*
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Geoff Kemp
United Kingdom
West Runton
Norfolk
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7.75
Aug 2011
Owned
fer moros
South Korea
Kwang-Ju
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7.5
Feb 2005*
A great light game. Very easy, beautiful and appealing to children. We played a 7 players game, and we all like it very much. It plays up to 8 ! I have to admit i really like all Nik's games
2005-02-02*
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Julian Clarke
Australia
Watson
ACT
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7.5
Feb 2007*
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robin h.
United States
North Carolina
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7.5
Feb 2007*
have homemade copy. Love to play this with the entire family, a great bluffing game.
2007-02-19*
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Peeter Kasin
Estonia
Kuressaare
Saaremaa
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7.5
Aug 2010
Owned
Geoff Kemp
United Kingdom
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7.5
Feb 2015
Good honest family game without the luck aspect so hidden layers!
2015-02-01
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Mic James
England
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7.4
Jan 2010*
sometimes old games are the best and this is one of the best...simple to play,but you will be hooked...very rare,but worth looking out for....paid £5 on ebay for it.
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2010-01-10
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Paul Mills
United Kingdom
Unspecified
Staffordshire
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7.25
Jan 2014
Owned
Randy Cox
United States
Clemson
South Carolina
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7.2
Sep 2009*
Cute little kid game. The secret agenda (hiddne goals) is beautiful. A little slow at times and it's the fault of the game, not the players, if situations cause slowdowns.
2009-07-22
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Colin McGeechan
Scotland
Coatbridge
North Lanarkshire
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7
Sep 2001*
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Eddy Richards
Scotland
Allanton
Duns
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7
Mar 2002*
Good clean fun, another light-hearted closer, as well as something the kids enjoy.
2010-04-16
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MickeyJames Hollander
United States
Minneapolis
Minnesota
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7
Mar 2003*
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Steve Easton
United Kingdom
Woking
Surrey
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Apr 2003*
This is a great bluffing game that anyone can play. Not much skill involved but much more fun than most kiddies' games.
2003-04-16*
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Ward Batty
United States
Atlanta
Georgia
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7
Sep 2003*
John Mitchell
United Kingdom
Enfield
Middlesex
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7
Apr 2004*
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Fiske Warren
Australia
Perth
Western Australia
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7
May 2004*
Simple fare but OK
2004-05-11*
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Stéphane Thuilière
France
Montpellier
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7
May 2004*
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Matthew Maisey
England
Wells
Somerset
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7
Sep 2004*
This works really well. A great 'crossover' game for kids with enough thought to make it worthwhile.
2004-09-09*
Paul Jordan
United Kingdom
Westbury
Wiltshire
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7
Sep 2004*
This is a simple (usually quick) bluffing game. It does slow down a little near the end though. I love the balloons pieces in this game.
2004-09-10*
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