Local Heart, Global Soul

June 14, 2019

Getting Your Game On…

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

The next section of the 2017 Garderen Sand Sculpture exhibition was the “competition’ section. The competition is of course long since over but I had fun attempting to find the answers from these sand sculpture clues.

Some I took a random guess at, others I don’t know at all so if you recognise any of these, or think that some of my guesses are incorrect, please don’t hesitate to let me know.

Likewise if you have some of your own random guesses or suggestions then fire away with those too. Even if they are incorrect they might jog someone else’s memory.

After searching the Garderen website for an answer list and finding none, I emailed the sculpture event site to request a list of the answer. That was several months ago and I have received no reply to date.

The first one was easy because it’s one of my daughters favourite games. I know it as “Ludo” and for a children’ game it’s pretty ruthless.

How many times have I been around the entire board, sitting a few squares from the safety of “home” and “all‘ Kiwi Daughter needed was to throw a six, then another six, then a two to get me off an send me back to square one.

Three guesses what the kid would throw… yes, a six, followed by a six and then a two!

I mean this kind of thing would not happen just once or twice but game after game after game. My daughter has a knack of throwing what she needs in this game… it’s uncanny.

I learned the hard way not to get too confident if I had three of my four “men” in home either. Even if she was having a rare run of bad luck and only had one in home herself, more often than I could count she would not only throw what she needed to get my one remaining man off, but could then throw enough sixes (that entitle a player to anther turn) in a row to not just catch me up but beat me to the finishing post.

Himself chalked up more wins as a percentage than I ever could but  there can be no contesting that Kiwi Daughter reigns supreme when it comes to this game and not even she knows how she does it. (unless unbridled confidence is a factor).

(Number 1) The name of the game is: “Mens erger je niet”  which literally translates as: “Do not get angry/upset, man/people” and is kind of an apology for when you kick someone’s piece off the board. That said, in our house no-one is ever very apologetic about it, it’s a ruthless game after all.  If the Kiwidutch home, if you can handle loosing a lot at the hands of a magic dice throwing Kiwi Daughter, it’s a fun game too.

Wikipedia / Mens erger je niet (Ludo) / Board Game

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(Number 2) It’s safe to say that this one must be: “Pacman

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(Number 3) Not sure about the name of this one… some sort of fishing?

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(Number 4)  “Who Am I

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(Number 5) Our favourite set of wooden blocks…”Jenga

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(Number 6) I guessed this one by the balls in the background: “Bingo” (probably?)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(Number 7) I don’t have the first clue about this next one… (Himself couldn’t help here either). Suggestions welcome.

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

2 Comments »

  1. love your photos – but it might be an idea to try packing a little less in each post… People’s attention span is limited.

    Comment by Maureen Sudlow — June 14, 2019 @ 10:12 pm | Reply

    • Maureen,
      yes, I will start cutting down the number. Thanks!

      Comment by kiwidutch — June 16, 2019 @ 9:16 pm | Reply


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