Oh, nein!
November 22, 2010 2:39 PM   Subscribe

Kackel Dackel. Schweine Schwarte. Dino Meal. Fiese Fliegen. German game maker Goliath does not flinch from making sport of all aspects of the consumption-excretion cycle.

(Kackel Dackel found at boingboing).
posted by emjaybee (20 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
this will be about flesh.
posted by clavdivs at 2:42 PM on November 22, 2010

Can the Human Centipede game be far behind?
posted by Joe Beese at 2:44 PM on November 22, 2010

├╝ber Fleisch und Technologie.
posted by clavdivs at 2:47 PM on November 22, 2010

Coming soon from Rio Grande Games: Reiner Knizia's Scheisse! (Which turns out to be yet another thinly themed abstract game.)
posted by kmz at 2:49 PM on November 22, 2010 [2 favorites]

The two words I will always remember from German class are Durchfall and Verstopfung. Sounds like what it is.
posted by medeine at 2:56 PM on November 22, 2010

Dear Santa,

I know you haven't heard from me in several decades, but you might recall that I was the kid that left some cookies out for your enjoyment from 1970 to 1974, without fail. I know they probably weren't the best cookies, but at least they weren't store bought, y'know?

I'm not normally one to ask you for anything, but I do not know where else to turn. I think I've tried to be very good these past few decades, and if you look on you magic scroll or 8-ball or whatever, I hope you'll forgive some of the things in there.

You see, the problem is this: There is this sweet toy in Germany where you try to throw out some old garbage without letting the flies out. At least I think that's how it goes. Anyway, I'm thinking that it would be lots of fun if it was combined with tequila. I think you'll see what I mean.

So if you see it fit this xmas, would you mind swinging by ole Deustchland and picking me up one of those?

posted by kuujjuarapik at 3:01 PM on November 22, 2010 [4 favorites]

Reminds me of the board game Ursuppe (Primordial Soup), in which each player has a color of amoebas, each of which "eat" wooden cubes of other colors and "poop" cubes of their own color. That's right, your amoebas are eating the poop of the other players' amoebas!
posted by explosion at 3:22 PM on November 22, 2010

That Fiese Fliegen voice is the one I hear in my German nightmares.
posted by klangklangston at 3:30 PM on November 22, 2010

I'm going to be calling my own little black and tan dachshund Kackel Dackel for the next, oh, FOREVER now -- thanks, emjaybee!

That said, I think I need to get one of those for my mom for Christmas...
posted by bitter-girl.com at 3:39 PM on November 22, 2010

I don't speak german.. so this is nothing short of hysterical. ROFL.
posted by hellslinger at 3:48 PM on November 22, 2010

These toys made Rainer Werner Fassbinder nostalgic for his lost childhood.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 3:57 PM on November 22, 2010 [2 favorites]

Thanks to the pooping dog game, my German boyfriend is NEVER allowed to make fun of trashy American culture EVER AGAIN.
posted by missmary6 at 5:31 PM on November 22, 2010 [1 favorite]

I think it's safe to say that I won't be speaking of "German-style board games" quite so admirably from this point on....
posted by JHarris at 5:48 PM on November 22, 2010 [1 favorite]

posted by not_on_display at 6:01 PM on November 22, 2010 [2 favorites]

Verstopfung. Sounds like what it is.

It's synonym, obstipation, is pretty self-explanatory, too.
posted by StickyCarpet at 6:06 PM on November 22, 2010

I really should have done even more research on this company before posting. Presenting Snotty Snotter.
posted by emjaybee at 10:40 PM on November 22, 2010

Sadly, we Germans deserve neither praise nor blame for these toys -- as far as I can see, they are a Dutch invention (the manuals on the German website point towards the Dutch mother company). Takkie Kakkie!

And they have a US subdivision which does not offer the Kackel Dackel, but at least you can buy the pig. Apparently, they seem to think that Americans care only about eating, but not the whole cycle. HAMBURGER.
posted by erdferkel at 1:12 AM on November 23, 2010 [1 favorite]

The dustbin/fly game is being TV-advertised in the UK. Different publisher.

Fans of proper German boardgames along these lines might want to note Suppenkasper (1987), a game in which players collaboratively create meals with cards from their hand. If you can't add a card to the meal then you have to eat it and add its calories to your total. Special cards include bulimia and laxatives. The winner of each round is the one closest to their ideal weight when another player either dies of anorexia or explodes from over-eating. Brought to you by Mattel.
posted by Hogshead at 6:19 AM on November 23, 2010 [2 favorites]

Hogshead: I had a round of Agricola last night in which I consistently barely made food needs the whole game. Suppenkasper sounds like hideous luxury.
posted by JHarris at 12:01 PM on November 23, 2010

emjaybee - I've seen Snotty Snotter before - his name in the U.S. is Gooey Louie!
posted by pinky at 2:48 PM on November 23, 2010

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