BrandiDog: World Tour

Posted by on May 4, 2012

After meeting a Swiss devotee of the game and playing a mad number of times in Indonesia’s Togean Islands, the Swiss girl (and so her board game) left town.

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Within one day, we had made a bootleg version so we could continue playing. Just a few days later, Greg and I met back up with Swiss J’ana in a new town and of course played more.

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So what is this game? The one that mesmerizes and amazes and fills my evenings with travelers and murder and intrigue?

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Brandi Dog.

Amazingly, J’ana was kind enough to gift a BrandiDog board all the way to Hong Kong. And so, traveling around for months on end: the Brandi Dog World Tour.

Visiting J’ana in Switzerland, then, there was of course a gluttony of BrandiDog.

On a train (or 4),

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in a Roman Amphitheater,

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the shadow of an Abbey attached to a Cathedral dedicated to a martyred king,

BrandiDog in the Abbey

and on a luxurious hotel porchfront cafe overlooking Zurich and the Lake on a brilliant monday morning.

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The trip to Switzerland was over so quickly, seemingly just after it began. The BrandiDog World Tour, though, continues. I may only have pack room for three pairs of underwear and four pairs of socks, but I certainly manage to continue finding a place to pack this little board game!

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2 Responses to BrandiDog: World Tour

  1. Mollie Cothran

    How can I buy one of these games and how much are they? I understand from a friend we would need 6 of the boards.

    • Stephen

      Mine was a gift, and while I remember seeing them on the streets of Zurich they were pretty expensive. 60 Euros or whatever the equivalent was in francs at the time. I would suggest searching for ‘Dog Game’, which is the generic term for it; or barring that it isn’t too hard to make the wooden pieces to for a bulk order you might actually do better to contact somebody in woodworking and as them? If you’re in the US let me know and I can pass the email address of a contact that does cool woodworking projects.

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