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The Roof, The Roof, The Roof is on Fire: A Fire in the Library Board Game Review

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19 Feb 2020 00:01 #315246 by WadeMonnig
If you have ever had the misfortune of lurking in...

“The Roof, The Roof, The Roof is on fire. We don’t give a damn, just save the books!”

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16 Oct 2020 11:46 - 16 Oct 2020 11:49 #315247 by ubarose
We played this last night and as Wade says the review, "it is way more fun that it has any right to be."

In our home we have smoke detectors which actually announce "Fire! Fire!" is a strange robotic voice in between the chirps and sirens. We have become quite familiar with this due to my less than expert cooking abilities. Last night we discovered that Zoe can do a perfect imitation of this voice. So every time someone pushed their luck too far, she'd do her "Fire! Fire!" impersonation, which was funnier than it had any right to be.

It made me think about how when you play a game often with your family or the same group you sometimes develop these kinds of little rituals, like chanting "Toad" in Talisman when someone rolls. And how these can make a game more special than it sometimes has the right to be.
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16 Oct 2020 12:18 - 16 Oct 2020 12:21 #315250 by Sagrilarus
I've played another game about a fire in a library, but I don't recall its name. I think its set in Roman times, something ancient at any rate. A lot of browns and orangy reds. There was a traitor, a woman intentionally spreading the fire. An odd subject to have two games about it.

I used to study in Patee Library at Penn State and I'll tell you what -- a map would have been mighty useful. Students had marked the walls with chalk arrows pointing to the way out like spelunkers do.
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16 Oct 2020 13:33 - 16 Oct 2020 13:33 #315258 by ubarose
@Sagrilarus

The one you describe sounds like it may have been inspired or maybe actually about The Great Library of Alexandria. I'll have to do a search when I am not at work with everything blocked.
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16 Oct 2020 13:50 #315260 by WadeMonnig
I would occasionally yell out "Fiber! Fiber! moke moke moke!" Which is a call back to my childhood friend who would do comedy bits to Crack us up. In this case it was a guy describing the drilling of a tooth with his mouth Numb from Bill Cosby.
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17 Oct 2020 09:19 #315287 by Sagrilarus

ubarose wrote: @Sagrilarus

The one you describe sounds like it may have been inspired or maybe actually about The Great Library of Alexandria. I'll have to do a search when I am not at work with everything blocked.


Finally grabbed my friend and asked. The game’s name is simply Alexandria. Very euroey.
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