Tell me a little about your country and earn some Geek Gold....
John Peterson
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So I added a flag counter to my account and my lone American flag on my encounter looks lonely, so....

I have some spare geekgold sitting around and I'd like to share some interesting tidbits about this community and the number of people from all different countries that we interact with my two children (and get my daughter to crack open the altas she has in her room).

If you could please view my profile (to give company to my lonely American flag) and then post a reply to this thread. Tell me something about your country and where you live that I can share with my kids (ages 7 and 10). The first post from each country (that has a corresponding flag appear on my profile) will get 1 GG. I'll give GG to duplicate country visitors for cool info I can share with the kiddies....

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1. Board Game: Professor Noggin's History of the United States [Average Rating:5.50 Unranked]
John Peterson
United States
Normal
Illinois
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I live in the United States, specifically in Normal, Illinois. We should be seeing high speed train service in the not too distant future in my town (we fall between Chicago and St. Louis). I live at the end of what is called "Tornado Alley" here in the US. I have not yet witnessed a tornado personally (I would prefer not to), but I have witnessed the after effects. If you were to visit this part of the United States, you'd see mostly flat cornfields and soybean fields....
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2. Board Game: Madeira [Average Rating:7.67 Overall Rank:307]
Melody
Canada
Madeira Park
British Columbia
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Well I live on the west coast of Canada, specifically in Madeira Park. The area is known as the Raincoast, although it got laughably changed to the Sunshine Coast when I was a kid. It's a kinda of a out of the way place, but it is beautiful. Here it's all coast or mountains covered in forest. Unlike the rest of Canada we get very little snow if any, 2 inches of snow will shut down the area, I kid you not. The most famous bit about here is the show 'The Beachcombers' which was filmed in Gibsons about an hour drive away. The snorkling is somewhat awesome & if your into nature at all this is it. Being fairly in the middle of nowhere means the gaming community is in high probability, somewhat not exaggerating, just me & my brother.

We also have a thriving 'green' economy as well.

** Edit: Forgot to say don't give me any as I'm one of those people with lots just wanted to give you a new flag.

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3. Board Game: Monopoly: 2010 Fifa World Cup South Africa Edition [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
Ant Brooks
South Africa
Madibeng
North West
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I live in North West Province, South Africa, not far from an elephant sanctuary. We have eleven official languages here, but visitors can usually get by just with English.

In our garden, we get lots of birds, including large hadedas. We have a monitor lizard living nearby, who likes to visit our pond. At night, we occasionally have genets trying to get into our chicken coop!
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4. Board Game: Italia [Average Rating:6.72 Overall Rank:2675]
Roberto Vaccari
Italy
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Hi, now you have a shiny Italian flag on your profile!

I live in Italy, a Country too long to describe... but you are welcome to visit it, and if you'll do it at the end of March you could attend at Play!, the biggest gamers convention in Italy, that is held at Modena.
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5. Board Game: Belgium 1831 [Average Rating:8.24 Unranked]
Stefaan Henderickx
Belgium
Burcht
Antwerp
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Here we have Belgium, our nice little country at the heart of Europe. Recently Belgium broke the record "longest period a country did not form a governement after elections". We seem to have politicians that need a long time to become good friends. We are also known for chocolats, beer, fries and a weird statue of a little boy.
I hope you collect all flags.
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6. Board Game: Sverige-Resan [Average Rating:5.33 Unranked]
Josef Magnusson
Sweden
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Hi there kids, I am from Sweden, yes Sweden, not switzerland that so often is mixed up with my country.

If you ever come to Sweden I recomend you to go to the south and visit the beautifull city of Malmö. It is a fast growing modern city with a lot to offer. I really like to live in it. And if you don't like it, just jump on the train and in 15 min you are in Denmark and can put another X on your "I have been in that country list".

Very welcome.
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7. Board Game: The Doomsday Project [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
Richard Smeltzer
United Kingdom
Leeds
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This is England calling.

A little history:

In 1086, twenty years after he took control, William I "the Conqueror" ordered a survey of his new lands, with important questions being who owns a place, what do they collect in rent, and how much tax can we get out of them (plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose). This became known as the Domesday Book.

My own locale of Horsforth is listed with three different spellings Horseford, Horseforde, Hoseforde. In 1066 it was divided between three Saxon thanes. In 1086 it was owned by the King.
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8. Board Game: Whales [Average Rating:1.67 Unranked]
Clare Johnson
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Not sure if my flag shows up as the welsh dragon or as a union jack... either way

We have two languages English and Native Welsh, all our road signs are in the two languages, as I beleive the ones in Canada are. The capitol city is Cardiff or Caerdydd (Kai-ar-dee-th)

We have our own assembly government but still interact with England.

National sports include football(soccor) and rugby, Rugby being the important one. Every Year Wales play against England, Ireland, Italy, France and Scotland in rugby in a tournamnet called the 6 nations. (wales won thier opening match last week)

St David is the patron saint of wales and his day is celebrated on the 1st March. The national symbols of wales are the leek and the daffodil.

Wales Goldens age came from coal mining, plenty more history here but its quite heavy.

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9. Board Game: Israeli Independence [Average Rating:6.24 Overall Rank:4220]
Roy Hasson
Israel
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Hello from Israel!

Where to begin? Israel is a really tiny country, only about 400km long by 70 wide at its widest. However, in that small space we have a lot of different types of terrain and climates, with a desert in the south and snowy mountains up north. You can actually go skiing in the morning and scuba diving in the evening all in one day (if you drive a lot..)

Other than that 3 of the world's religions believe that our capital, Jerusalem is a holy city (and have been fighting over it for 3000 years).

Good luck collecting flags!
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10. Board Game: Pelican Cove [Average Rating:6.77 Overall Rank:1311]
Eric Chu
Australia
Nedlands
Western Australia
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There's many to say about Australia. It is such a great and beautiful country.

The things I probably like most is the land and the variety it brings. For example:

Kimberley - tropical area with clear wet/dry season that different and spectacular between the seasons. Driving through the Gibbs river road is a must (but has to be during the dry season otherwise you'll be trapped. The bungle bungle, Brooke, lake argyle, it's endless

Red centre/Uluru - one of the most unique thing about Australia is the red dirt. Just looking at the wide expense is amazing. I've been to a place where I am canoeing through a red stone canyon and observing the wildlife and walking along the same canyon and njoyong the expansive views is just unbelieveable.

Wine countries - Australia I think is fairly well known for the wines, and visiting the wine regions in Australia is both a visual and culinary experience. Barossa valley, hunter valley and Margaret river, I've been to all and there are all amazing experience.

Beaches/reefs - I'm putting these two together but they are slightly different. I great barrier reef I think everyone know so I don't need to expand on. But you'll definitely need to know about all the beaches. Driving along the Australian coast it will be rare that you will not find a beautiful beach to swim or just enjoy the sun sea and sand.

There are many more things but I'm sure others can add to it.
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11. RPG Item: The One Ring: Adventures over the Edge of the Wild [Average Rating:8.20 Overall Rank:55]
Bossko B.
England
Brierley Hill
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West Midlands of England.

I live in Brierley Hill which is in an area known as the Black Country. It got it's name from the heavy industry of the 19th and early 20th century where the foundry smoke turned the sky black. My immediate area is known for chain making, anchor making (yes, in the Midlands) and glass making. I found records recently from the headmaster of my old primary school, which I still live very close to, where in WWI a German Zeppelin passed overhead to try and bomb the Round Oak Steel works, but missed.

It is said that J.R.R. Tolkien named Mordor, the Dark Lands, after the Black Country.



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12. Board Game: Michiganopoly [Average Rating:3.21 Unranked]
Skaboy Green
United States
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Michigan
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well It is not a new country but i am a new state
the states name means large lake or water
and the auto industry has powered the state for many many years and we are struggling to find a replacement or 5
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13. Board Game: StalkerQuest [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
Hobbit DM
Ukraine
Chernivtsi
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Ukrainian flag added to your counter!

Hah, it's difficult to describe the country in a few words, not to mention to get kids interested Well, we're vast (by European standards), so you can travel the country for quite long with only fields or forest around. And we have cool mountains (almost right where I live). And tasty food Okay, come to visit and learn more over a gaming round

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14. Board Game: Austria Quiz [Average Rating:6.00 Unranked]
Kathrin
Austria
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I'm from Austria, a country in Europe. We have beautiful mountains, but also some very pretty cities, with interesting historic buildings. You can go skiing, ride a boat on the river Danube, visit some salt mines, watch the famous Lipizzaner stallions, see many impressive castles and churches, and tons more.

Here is a nice website with some activities related to Austria (the "Explorers" section seems a bit out of place, not sure about its connection to Austria): http://www.atozkidsstuff.com/austria.html
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15. Board Game: All About Delaware [Average Rating:1.00 Unranked]
Andy Andersen
United States
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Michigan
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The first state. Home of tax free shopping. All is well.
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16. Board Game: Helvetia [Average Rating:7.09 Overall Rank:635]
Dan Rosewater
Switzerland
Zürich
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Another contribution from central Europe: Switzerland also known as Helvetia. Often confused with Sweden or even Swasiland (Africa).
Switzerland is known for precise and precious watches, tasteful and tender chocolate, its famous Swiss Army Knife (imagine MacGyver without this?), cheese and the mountains (Alps), the most known summit, called "Matterhorn" is on front of the game shown here.
Even though it's a small country, there are 4 languages spoken (some in heavy dialect); German / French / Italian / Rumantsch.
Myself, I life in the biggest city of Switzerland: Zurich. However it's not the capital, which is Bern.
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Nuno Bizarro Sentieiro
Portugal
Leiria
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I love my country !
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18. Board Game: Field Command: Singapore 1942 [Average Rating:6.73 Unranked]
Tome Loh
Singapore
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Greetings from Singapore.

We're a little south-east asian country at the southern most tip of the Asian continent (it's true! There is a sign that says so at the southern most tip! of the island!). In a couple of day's time, we mark the fall of Singapore (then a British colony) to Japan on 15 Feb 1942 in the Malayan Campaign.

We have been known by many names, among them "a little red dot", "Disneyland with the death penalty", but hey, it's home

The good thing about us being at the crossroads of the world, is that we make a good jumping off point to the rest of developing asia.
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19. Board Game: Cascades [Average Rating:4.17 Unranked]
Kevin Heckman
United States
California
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Hello! I currently live and work in Cascadia. Cascadia is a country that is currently occupied by both the United States of America and Canada.

Geographically, my country is loosely defined by the coastal temperate rainforest that extends from northern Mendecino county through the area currently claimed by the province of British Columbia. Major cities are Portland, Seattle, and Vancouver. We have a great deal of natural resources (timber primarily) and are additionally leaders in world technology, home to Microsoft, Nintendo of America, Verizon Wireless, etc. Members of this site will also appreciate that Wizards of the Coast, a leader in hobby gaming, was also founded here.

Unfortunately BGG supports the oppressors, so there is no flag for Cascadia that I may contribute to your counter. If this changes I will certainly visit your home page.

For more information:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cascadia_(independence_movement)
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20. Board Game: Brazil [Average Rating:7.00 Unranked]
Tadeu Zubaran
Brazil
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Nice list.

My flag in bgg is German because I am in Germany until July but I am Brazilian.

Geography
My country is a continental country.
We have equatorial weather, in Amazonia state where the biggest part of the Florest with same name stays and we have colder weather in the south, from where I come. Most of the country is tropical.

Culture
We have an immense culture variety, the culture we export is just a small fraction of the different cultures in the country.

I think the only overarching cultural thing we have is football and corruption. In the south our culture is closer to that of Uruguai and Argentina than to Rio de Janeiro.

The all famous carnaval was not as popular in the south in my youth as it is today, it is becoming another trully universal culture trait through the country.

We are mostly warm people, in the south we are a bit more "Germanic" and are a bit closer to strangers than in other parts of the country. The most populated areas have huge poverty belts so if you visit Ro de Janeiro or Sao Paulo you will see those typical metropolis problems (violence, distrust and isolation) but if you have people that trust you (and that you can trust) you are usually very well received in most of the country.

We speak Portuguese, but it is a somewhat different Portuguese than of Portugal (although we can understand one another easily, but it is more different than american english and engish english).

Economy
My country is still a third world country. Our economy is booming and the indicatives are that we are going to have a better economy in the future. One big problem is that corruption is growing as fast or faster, so I am still skeptic.

We have more industrialized areas (south and southeast) and more rural areas in north, center and northeast. I for instance never saw a monkey, a tiger and only saw a snake once when I traveled to the beach .

We have a culture of never investing in long term infra structure, so our public transportation, health and security is in shambles.

Politics
We have still have a very ignorant population, and as a country we don't care if corruption is rampant as long as we have soap operas, carnaval and football.

Just as a anecdote a judge (not even really powerful guy just a normal judge) was taped having sex with minors (12 year olds more or less) in his chaimbers during his working time. His punishment was being retired with full benefits (a judge here make 3 to 30 times what a top scientist makes) to live like a king. There was no revolt, no repercutions.

We are going to the left wing spectrum more and more (radical left for american standards, actually our right wing is left wing by american standards), and the government is given more rights to interfere with our everyday life with each year.

The poorest parts of the northeast is the area that suffers the most. They are really isolated and they are controlled, almost enslaved I would say, by a few "dynasties" of politicians. It is a vicious cycle, they reelect that people because they are kept in misery and they are in misery because they reelect that people.

There are two interesting aspects of our government regarding science. On one hand there are a unprecedented investment in forming new scientists (in Brazil becoming a scientist is the aim of almost no one), but on the other hand there is a push to put more people in the university, not by increasing fundamental school quality, but lowering the university standards.
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21. Board Game: Nepal [Average Rating:5.86 Unranked]
Robert Wesley
Nepal
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22. Board Game: Canada [Average Rating:6.17 Unranked]
Ben Baker
Canada
Edmonton
Alberta
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Well, I just have to say that I love this geeklist.

I see you've already got a Canuck giving you some info, but I thought could use a couple of fun facts about the land up north. I am living in Edmonton, alberta, Canada.

Here in Canada, we eat something that is called a poutine. What it is is we eat French fries with cheese curds and we cover it in gravy. The best way to eat fries I must admit!

We also have two national sports. Most people know about our love for hockey, but our first national sport is actually the aboriginal game of lacrosse. A great game. Definitely worth checking out.

We don't call winter hats "beanies" but rather toques. (pronounced toocks)

Where I live there is a lot of snow and it does get to be very cold and everybody hates it. You don't need to go outside to know if it's cold, you just have to listen to people complaining about the weather.

And lastly, We don't have a president, rather a prime minister.
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23. Board Game: Monopoly: Edinburgh [Average Rating:4.67 Unranked]
Nick West
Scotland
Colinton
Edinburgh
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I'm an Englishman but married a Scottish lassie in 2007 and we moved up to Scotland. We live in Edinburgh, which is the capital city even though Glasgow has a population five times larger!

Scotland is part of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a long name eh! The United Kingdom is made up of England (by far the biggest and most populous), Wales (famous for coal, sheep and rugby football) and Scotland (famous for whisky, haggis and deep fried mars bars!) - they form a Union of countries that together form one big country all ruled by the same Queen. Northern Ireland is a bit left behind with the UK when the rest of Ireland got independence.

Amongst the many things Edinburgh specifically is famous for are:

1. The Edinburgh Festival.


Really many different festivals all going on a much the same time in July and August every year. There is the International Arts Festival (mostly high culture), the Fringe Festival (all sorts of everything but mostly known for it's comedy), the Book Festival, Science Festival etc etc. The city gets overtaken by vistors - some two million over the whole six weeks or so compared to the usual population of less than half a million.

2. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

The author behind Sherlock Holmes "consulting detective", came from Edinburgh and went to Medical School here. The famous Sherlock Holmes deduction technique was inspired by one or both of Dr. Joseph Bell, for whom Doyle had worked as a clerk at the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary (like Holmes, Bell was noted for drawing large conclusions from the smallest observations) and Sir Henry Littlejohn, Lecturer on Forensic Medicine and Public Health at the Royal College of Surgeons. Littlejohn served as Police Surgeon and Medical Officer of Health of Edinburgh, providing for Doyle a link between medical investigation and the detection of crime.

3. The Scottish Enlightenment

In the 18th-century, influential thinkers as Francis Hutcheson, Adam Smith and David Hume, paved the way for the modernization of Scotland and the entire Atlantic world. Edinburgh was known at the time as "the Athens of the North."

Hutcheson, the father of the Scottish Enlightenment, championed political liberty and the right of popular rebellion against tyranny and was an influence on the French and American Revolutionaries.

Adam Smith, in his monumental Wealth of Nations (1776), advocated liberty in the sphere of commerce and the global economy.

David Hume developed philosophical concepts that directly influenced James Madison and thus the U.S. Constitution.

In 19th-century Britain, the Scottish Enlightenment, as popularized by Dugald Stewart, became the basis of classical liberalism in political thought

Edinburgh was also a centre of scientific progress at the same time with many of the inventions that led to the industrial revolution coming from here and Scotland generally. Look up names like James Hutton, William Thomson, the 1st Baron Kelvin and maybe most famous of all James Watt who perfected the crucial technology of the Industrial Revolution: the steam engine.


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24. Board Game: Deutschland-Wissen [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
Stefanie Kethers
Australia
Melbourne
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You will have gotten an Australian flag from me, but I am German, so I can add a bit about Germany.

First of all, please don't confuse Bavaria with Germany. Only a small part of Germany has oompah bands and Lederhosen

Germany has about 82 Mio inhabitants, and is a federal republic made up of 16 states. I come from North-Rhine Westphalia, in Western Germany. I lived in Aachen, the city that was the political centre of Charlemagne's empire. It has a very nice cathedral, dating back to Charlemagne (it was built in the 8th century). It is also very close to the borders of Belgium and the Netherlands (as in, a few kilometres away, I used to go shopping for tea and vla, a kind of custard, in NL).

Most Germans learn at least one foreign language at school, and many learn two or more. Often, the first language is English (which is taught in many primary schools these days), then either Latin or French, though other languages (e.g. Russian, Spanish) can be taught, too. I did English, Latin, French and Spanish at school (and a bit of Dutch and Italian afterwards).
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25. Board Game: Cuba [Average Rating:7.22 Overall Rank:272]
Proudly annoying Capitalists since 1959
Cuba
Santa Clara
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Ola from Cuba...

My country is mostly known for the guy from Argentina and the guy you see in my Avatar.
Both of them changed Cuba for ever, but there is a lot more here.

Beautifull beaches, Good Drinks (Mojito or Cuba Libre anyone) and very nice girls.
We also have a rich history going back from before the Spanish came here, and offcourse one the world most famous revolutions!

Did I mention that we don't have any poisenous animals (But watch out for the zapata aligator )

Cheers, Haring

Ps. We also have more old american classics then the US devil
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