when did wine become the big new fashion?
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First I noticed one game about wine to be published this year, then another, then another. And somewhere in the back of my mind lingers a feeling that there were even more. When did this happen? When did wine become the new fashion in board game theming? (And did I indeed forget to add some?)
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1. Board Game: Grand Cru [Average Rating:6.84 Overall Rank:1697]
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Pitched as 'an economic strategy game for 2-5 wine enthusiasts.'

Even though it looks like it is from the 70s, it is really a 2010 game.
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2. Board Game: Vinhos [Average Rating:7.50 Overall Rank:314]
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'A trading and economic game about wine making'.

Set in Portugal, and with a nice spreadsheet-like board.
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3. Board Game: King's Vineyard [Average Rating:5.39 Overall Rank:14765]
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'Players vie to impress the King who judges each vineyard according to ...'

Ah, 'impressing kings'. Nothing new here. Just another royal-butt-licking game, but this time with wine sauce.
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4. Board Game: Toscana [Average Rating:6.36 Overall Rank:6014]
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Quote:
(And did I indeed forget to add some?)


Oh yes.
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5. Board Game: Die Weinhändler [Average Rating:6.19 Overall Rank:3687]
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Not from 2010 I know, but this is another classic wine title (and one of only a few wine games on BGG with a Geek Rating), simple game made harder if one consumes wine at the same time as playing it! - my review of this one can be found here GM
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6. Board Game: Vendimia [Average Rating:6.79 Unranked]
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This is another 2010 wine game i found in the database.

Video: http://boardgamegeek.com/video/176
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7. Board Game: Vino [Average Rating:6.48 Overall Rank:2858]
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1999 crop.
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8. Board Game: Bacchanales [Average Rating:6.01 Unranked]
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1993 crop.
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9. Board Game: Winemakers: El juego del vino [Average Rating:7.00 Unranked]
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2006 crop.
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10. Board Game: Vendemmia! [Average Rating:6.75 Unranked]
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2007 crop.
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11. Board Game: The Wine Game [Average Rating:3.50 Unranked]
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Wine games have been around for a long time. This one is from 1972. Search board games on the word "wine".

I think there's a Wine-opoly out there, too, but I couldn't find it.

Then there are games like Civilization and Age of Renaissance and Eurorails that have wine as one of their commodities.

And then there are drinking games...
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12. Board Game: Crush! The Dice Game [Average Rating:5.33 Unranked]
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Don't forget Crush! The Dice Game.

I'm certain that Crush! would have sold better had it been about the sea turtle in Finding Nemo and not about wine.
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13. Board Game: Winerd [Average Rating:5.18 Unranked]
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Don't forget this one ...
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14. Board Game: Viinipeli [Average Rating:4.19 Unranked]
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Here's a finnish one.
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15. Board Game: Vinspelet [Average Rating:4.00 Unranked]
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And a Swedish one.
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16. Board Game: Château: Vinspelet [Average Rating:5.50 Unranked]
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And another one
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17. Board Game: My Little Vineyard [Average Rating:7.00 Unranked]
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another one. this is a pnp
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18. Board Game: VitiVini [Average Rating:1.50 Unranked]
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