Games at the Mind Sports Olympiad 2012
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This is a list of the games that are being played at the Mind Sports Olympiad 16, August 18-26, 2012 in London, England. This tournament features a wide variety of traditional and newer board games, as well as competitions in memory, sudoko, and other intellectual exercises. This list is in approximate schedule order, with multiple competitions of the same game listed in the earliest scheduled event. More details here:

http://www.boardability.com/home.php

Outside scope of BGG:

Trivia Quiz (self explanatory)
Mental Calculations - Solving math problems without calculators or pencil & paper. (World Championship match.)
Decamentathalon - A 10 event, 4 hour test in the following areas: Backgammon, Chess, creative thinking, Checkers/Draughts, Go, intelligence, Mastermind, memory, mental calculations and Othello. (World Championship match.)
Sudoku & KenKen - the classic Japanese pencil puzzle games
Creative Thinking - a written test with points scored for most creative (but not necessarily "right") answers. (World Championship match.)
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1. Board Game: HexDame [Average Rating:6.24 Unranked]
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2. Board Game: Backgammon [Average Rating:6.52 Overall Rank:917]
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Separate competitions for 3 point and 7 point games.
 
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3. Board Game: Scrabble [Average Rating:6.36 Overall Rank:1143]
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4. Board Game: Catan [Average Rating:7.35 Overall Rank:165]
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5. Board Game: Kamisado [Average Rating:7.07 Overall Rank:814]
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World Championship match.
 
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6. Board Game: Bughouse Chess [Average Rating:7.46 Overall Rank:1657]
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7. Board Game: Hare & Tortoise [Average Rating:6.67 Overall Rank:821]
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World Championship match
 
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8. Board Game: Cribbage [Average Rating:6.99 Overall Rank:440]
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Separate competitions for singles and pairs.
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9. Board Game: Chess [Average Rating:7.09 Overall Rank:328] [Average Rating:7.09 Unranked]
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Separate competitions for 20 minute, 40 minute and 5 minute + 3 seconds matches.
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10. Board Game: International Checkers [Average Rating:6.51 Overall Rank:4152]
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11. Board Game: Monopoly [Average Rating:4.46 Overall Rank:11156]
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12. Board Game: Stratego [Average Rating:6.02 Overall Rank:2097]
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13. Board Game: Poker [Average Rating:6.71 Overall Rank:680]
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Separate competitions for 7 Card Stud, 5 Card Draw, Canadian Stud, Pineapple, London Lowball, Texas Holdem, Omaha and Heads-up matches.
 
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14. Board Game: Oware [Average Rating:6.54 Overall Rank:3502]
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15. Board Game: Lines of Action [Average Rating:7.14 Overall Rank:1853]
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16. Board Game: Xiangqi [Average Rating:7.18 Overall Rank:693]
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17. Board Game: Blokus [Average Rating:7.00 Overall Rank:367]
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18. Board Game: Dominion [Average Rating:7.77 Overall Rank:30] [Average Rating:7.77 Unranked]
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19. Board Game: Twixt [Average Rating:6.59 Overall Rank:1141]
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20. Board Game: Checkers [Average Rating:4.84 Overall Rank:11129]
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Separate competitions for traditional Draughts and Suicide/Losing Draughts
 
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21. Board Game: Chess 960 [Average Rating:7.57 Overall Rank:4139]
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22. Board Game: Continuo [Average Rating:5.26 Overall Rank:10615]
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23. Board Game: Mastermind [Average Rating:5.43 Overall Rank:10667]
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24. Board Game: Triolet [Average Rating:5.71 Unranked]
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25. Board Game: Hyle [Average Rating:6.79 Overall Rank:3304]
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AKA Entropy. World Championship match
 
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