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The opportunities for replay nirvana are many

The opportunities for replay nirvana are many

We reached a milestone recently with the publication of the latest set of Career Cards, which means the majority of crickets from the start of Test cricket in the 1870s through to the end of 2020 now have their own Minden Playing Card Cricket Advanced card.

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All about the long and winding roadmap

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All about the long and winding roadmap

As fans of the Minden Cricket board game game will have seen over the past few months, the 10th anniversary of the 5th Edition of the perenially popular statistical cricket board game has coincided with a flurry of product development.

We have recently completed our goal of publishing all players who have played 5 Tests or more from 1877 to the present day. This provides over 1800 Advanced Player cards for players of the game.

We are now focussing on further products and product development, and as such I thought it worthwhile publishing a loose roadmap of what is in train.

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For your playing pleasure, the legendary Wicketz Advanced Rules

For your playing pleasure, the legendary Wicketz Advanced Rules

I've long been a fan of cricket board games, and ran a site which I'm in the process of rebuilding called replaycricket.com. Over the years I've collected and played plenty of games, including Wicketz, one of the better efforts. Wicketz was created by a fellow called Alf Compton who self published about 200 of them back in the 1980s. Although clearly "inspired by" the 1930s classic Stumpz (Alf wasn't the first or the last to find inspiration in this near perfect game) Wicketz has a charm of its own. The game was helped by its physicality, which included playing figures...

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World Cup 2019 - ODI Set Available Now

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World Cup 2019 - ODI Set Available Now

The ODI - Series - 2019 - World Cup set is based on the most recent cricket World Cup and contains all teams and players with statistics based on the nine group games and the three games in the finals. The Final itself was famously won by England against New Zealand in a gripping game that went to a Super Over and was eventually decided on a "count back" of fours.

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The Full All Time Great XIs Set Is Finally Here!

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The Full All Time Great XIs Set Is Finally Here!

Greetings all - I hope everyone had a nice Christmas. Well, at long, long, loooong last I have finally completed the Minden Cricket Advanced Player Cards that make up the All Time Great XIs set based on CricInfo's All Time Great Teams from about a decade ago (see here for the original article).  For those who might recall, I originally created a mere 4 of the 8 ATG teams as ATG XIs - Set A. Unlike the second part of Ralph Bakshi's Lord of the Rings, the ATG XI complete set has now actually been produced. I have sent an email...

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