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"Games We Know, Covered in Snow" (Winter Carnival Snow Statues)
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Here in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, we don't fight the snow - we embrace it. Every year, the first Wednesday of February marks the beginning of the Michigan Tech Winter Carnival. People come from all over to see the month-long labors of love that various student organizations put together.

This year, the theme was "Game We Know, Covered in Snow". Some statues were of video games, but a fair bit showed off board games, so I thought I would share my pictures of Carnie with my fellow Geeks.

Enjoy!
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1. Board Game: Scrabble [Average Rating:6.36 Overall Rank:1126]
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Not seen: Yes, they did go through the trouble of putting the point value on each tile.
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2. Board Game: Connect Four [Average Rating:4.81 Overall Rank:10949]
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My friends and I will be appearing in some of these to give you an idea of the size of these statues.

Hard to see: the two colors being 'played' are opaque and clear ice.
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3. Board Game: Candy Land [Average Rating:3.18 Overall Rank:10981]
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4. Board Game: Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots [Average Rating:4.73 Overall Rank:10830]
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5. Board Game: Jenga [Average Rating:5.52 Overall Rank:9511]
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Size: approx. 25 feet.
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6. Board Game: Rubik's Cube Card Game [Average Rating:4.00 Unranked]
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Also pictured: Chess, Monopoly car
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7. Board Game: Battleship [Average Rating:4.51 Overall Rank:10968]
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Height: approx 20 feet.
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8. Board Game: PAC-MAN Game [Average Rating:4.68 Overall Rank:10858]
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Ok, a videogame, but still awesome.
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9. Board Game: Rock Paper Scissors [Average Rating:4.46 Unranked]
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10. Board Game: Nuclear War [Average Rating:6.21 Overall Rank:1760]
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11. Board Game: Monopoly [Average Rating:4.45 Overall Rank:10975]
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Not too much effort put into the Monopoly statue - as it should be.
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12. Board Game: The Game of Life [Average Rating:4.04 Overall Rank:10979]
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Height: "Game of Life" approx 12 feet.
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13. Board Game: Yahtzee [Average Rating:5.22 Overall Rank:10891]
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14. Board Game: Hungry Hungry Hippos [Average Rating:4.08 Overall Rank:10969]
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15. Board Game: Barrel of Monkeys [Average Rating:3.69 Overall Rank:10962]
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Also pictured: Scrabble (tile 10 feet tall)
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16. Board Game: Jumanji [Average Rating:4.38 Overall Rank:10928]
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17. Board Game: Pretty Pretty Princess [Average Rating:4.36 Overall Rank:10863]
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18. Board Game: Chess [Average Rating:7.10 Overall Rank:321]
 
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A disarrayed chess board...




About to be barreled down by an angry Donkey Kong!

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19. Board Game: The Price Is Right [Average Rating:4.55 Overall Rank:10508]
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The Price is Right, complete with...

Cliffhanger!


Fabulous Prizes!


Bob Barker himself!


Plinko! (also seen in previous shot)


And the Wheel!

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20. Board Game: Donkey Kong [Average Rating:5.15 Overall Rank:9711]
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These last 4 entries are video games, but they are some of the best (especially the Mario one...I'm saving the best for last)





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21. Board Game: Donkey Kong Board Game [Average Rating:2.00 Unranked]
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22. Board Game: The Legend of Zelda [Average Rating:4.71 Overall Rank:9924]
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23. Board Game: Super Mario Bros. [Average Rating:3.62 Unranked]
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And last, but certainly not least...

(we weren't able to approach this one, but to give you an idea of the scale, mario is about 6 feet tall and the doors to the castles are about 8 feet tall)























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