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Flashback Friday - Pick-Omino - Love it or Hate It? Do you Still Play It?

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Never thought I'd see a week of cute animals and creatures here on the site, but here we are. So let's close out the week with this old favorite, push-your-luck game by Reiner Knizia : Pick-Omino (also known as HeckMeck if you have the German version). 

Also, did you know Barnes once interviewed Reiner Kniza? You can listen to it here: Interview with Reiner Knizia

So what do you think of Pick-Omino/HeckMeck? Do you love it or hate it? Do you still play it?  

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engineer Al replied the topic: #282038 21 Sep 2018 12:11
A couple of years ago Repoman pulled out a "mini" version of this while we were guzzling beers at the local club. It has become one of my favorites and follows me to parties, bars, and even to work. Easy to lean and fun to play!
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Saul Goodman replied the topic: #282047 21 Sep 2018 13:10
Fantastic game. I can't imagine a Trashfest without.
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Ken B. replied the topic: #282054 21 Sep 2018 13:46
Great little dice game and the worm dominos have that satisfying clink and heft to them.

Those little dice are evil though. As soon as you pass up a worm for a couple of 5s, the dice will straight fuck you and give you worms no longer.
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Josh Look replied the topic: #282056 21 Sep 2018 13:52
If you don’t like Pick-omino then you’re a monster.
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Gregarius replied the topic: #282062 21 Sep 2018 14:32
I like Pick-Omino a lot (I have the tiny mint-tin edition), but I refuse to play it with more than four players.
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ChristopherMD replied the topic: #282063 21 Sep 2018 14:47
Can be bought on Amazon right now for only $129,999.00 with FREE SHIPPING.
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Shellhead replied the topic: #282064 21 Sep 2018 15:01

ChristopherMD wrote: Can be bought on Amazon right now for only $129,999.00 with FREE SHIPPING.


Holy shit!!!

www.flickr.com/photos/152016303@N05/3095...n/dateposted-public/
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ubarose replied the topic: #282067 21 Sep 2018 15:50

ChristopherMD wrote: Can be bought on Amazon right now for only $129,999.00 with FREE SHIPPING.


LOL. I recommend buying HeckMeck. It's only $14.99 and it comes in a smaller box. Also there is a new expansion for it called Extrawurm.

Small plug - if you buy it from Amazon using the links at the bottom of the article (link to article in the top of this thread) the site gets 4% of the purchase price.
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ubarose replied the topic: #282068 21 Sep 2018 15:52

Ken B. wrote: Great little dice game and the worm dominos have that satisfying clink and heft to them.

Those little dice are evil though. As soon as you pass up a worm for a couple of 5s, the dice will straight fuck you and give you worms no longer.


Gotta grab that Safety Worm when it shows up.
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NeonPeon replied the topic: #282069 21 Sep 2018 15:52
I've never heard of this game which makes me a terrible person, but that Amazon price is a bit of a deterrent.
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Shellhead replied the topic: #282070 21 Sep 2018 15:53
4% of $129,999 = $5,199.96.
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repoman replied the topic: #282073 21 Sep 2018 16:28
Love this game. Love the normal version I have. Love the tiny chewing tobacco travel version.

Yah, Pickomino goes for retarded prices per Amazon algorithms because it is technically out of print but get a box with Heckmeck. It's the exact same game. Best $15 you'll ever spend on a game.


Stealing somebody's tile is so satisfying.
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Colorcrayons replied the topic: #282098 22 Sep 2018 02:53
I've never played it. I've only seen it played once during a Call of Cthulhu LCG tourney at FFG event center 5 years ago.

Based on comments here, I am missing out.
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trif replied the topic: #282151 24 Sep 2018 01:25
I've got the Heckmeck edition. It's great - probably play it at least once a month as it's an excellent filler.
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Jazzbeaux replied the topic: #282152 24 Sep 2018 03:51
Played regularly, great game!