Minden Playing Card Cricket - Cricket Board Game

New Annual Set for 2011-12 is almost done

Season's Greetings to one and all!

Just putting the finishing touches to this year's annual update of Advanced Player Cards for Minden Playing Card Cricket. This year there are 143 Players Carded. As is the case each year, the Annual set includes all active Test Match players who were active during 2011 up until the final Test match before the New Year. The cards are based on total career stats up to that date and include players who have played at least 4 Tests in their career.

This set includes Ricky Ponting's final career card -- unless of course there is some miracle come back, and a card for Sehwag that has to be seen to be believed!

The cards will be available on the site by Sunday at the latest and for the first time will be available as a PDF that you get instantly upon purchase. The good news for those who bought the game in Q4 of this year (that's everyone who purchased the full game in October, November and December) is that you will get these update for FREE!

For the reset of you, don't worry ... I am going to do a very special price during December and January.

This year's set includes the following players:

Australia: BJ Haddin, BW Hilfenhaus, DA Warner, EJM Cowan, JL Pattinson, MA Starc, MEK Hussey, MG Johnson, MJ Clarke, MS Wade, NM Lyon, PJ Hughes, PM Siddle, RJ Harris, RT Ponting, SE Marsh, SR Watson

Bangladesh: Junaid Siddique, Mahmudullah , Mushfiqur Rahim, Naeem Islam, Nasir Hossain, Rubel Hossain, Shahadat Hossain, Shahriar Nafees, Shakib Al Hasan, Tamim Iqbal

England: AJ Strauss, AN Cook, CT Tremlett, EJG Morgan, G Onions, GP Swann, IJL Trott, IR Bell, JM Anderson, JM Bairstow, KP Pietersen, MJ Prior, MS Panesar, NRD Compton, RS Bopara, SCJ Broad, SR Patel, ST Finn, TT Bresnan

India: CA Pujara, G Gambhir, Harbhajan Singh, I Sharma, MS Dhoni, PP Ojha, R Ashwin, R Dravid, SK Raina, SR Tendulkar, UT Yadav, V Kohli, V Sehwag, VVS Laxman, Yuvraj Singh, Z Khan

New Zealand: BB Mccullum, BJ Arnel, BJ Watling, CFK Van Wyk, CS Martin, DAJ Bracewell, DG Brownlie, DL Vettori, DR Flynn, JEC Franklin, JS Patel, KS Williamson, LRPL Taylor, MJ Guptill, MR Gillespie, TA Boult, TG Southee

Pakistan: Abdur Rehman, Adnan Akmal, Aizaz Cheema, Asad Shafiq, Azhar Ali, Junaid Khan, Misbah-Ul-Haq , Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Sami, Saeed Ajmal, Taufeeq Umar, Umar Gul, Younis Khan

South Africa: AB De Villiers, AG Prince, AN Petersen, DW Steyn, GC Smith, HM Amla, Imran Tahir, JA Rudolph, JH Kallis, JP Duminy, M Morkel, MV Boucher, RJ Peterson, VD Philander

Sri Lanka: AD Mathews, CRD Fernando, DPMD Jayawardene, HAPW Jayawardene, HDRL Thirimanne, HMRKB Herath, KC Sangakkara, KMDN Kulasekara, KTGD Prasad, LD Chandimal, NLTC Perera, NT Paranavitana, RAS Lakmal, RMS Eranga, S Randiv, TM Dilshan, TT Samaraweera, UWMBCA Welegedara

West Indies: AB Barath, CH Gayle, CS Baugh, D Bishoo, D Ramdin, DJG Sammy, DM Bravo, FH Edwards, KA Edwards, KAJ Roach, KC Brathwaite, KOA Powell, MN Samuels, N Deonarine, R Rampaul, S Chanderpaul, S Shillingford, SP Narine, TL Best

Written by Dagbo Star — December 28, 2012

Minden gets mention in the Guardian

Okay, so it was in the Over by Over account of second day of the Fourth Test in Nagpur, but it was there and quite fun to see.

What was there I hear you ask? Nothing but a mention of the finest cricket stats based board game this side of the black stump.

And it was fun to see the usage spike, and we sold a small handful of games to boot.

So, a big thanks to long time Minden Playing Card Cricket supporter, Phil P, who sent in an email to the Over by Over team at the Guardian newspaper, which was then published during the lunch break.

Almost makes me wonder what would happen if I actually tried to promote this fine little sports stats-based board game rather than letting our sales tick over at a regular pace :-)

ps: in the spirit of the current ban on photographers by the BCCI, I've used an image that is from the files of Cricinfo that has little to do with the article above. Enjoy!

Written by Dagbo Star — December 14, 2012

New card sets being prepared...

Christmas is coming and with that means I actually get some time to devote to new card sets for Minden Playing Card Cricket 5th Edition. Happiness for all!

Stay tuned. 

Written by Dagbo Star — December 08, 2012

Download PDFs of Player Cards Instantly

Those of you who have visited mindencricket.com before will notice some changes. 

First of all we've moved our shop to Shopify, a neat little e-commerce site that allows us a bunch of behind the scenes improvement. But, more importantly, for those who purchase Minden Cricket items the biggest change you'll notice is the fact you can now purchase and then instantly download any of our Advanced Player card sets or Tour Packs.

No more waiting for an email to arrive. Just buy, download, print and play.

We hope this service will be popular with our customers, and for now we have stopped making 'print and post' versions of the cards available. We may change back to this is there are enough requests but for now only the Core Game will be purchasable as a printed product (and of course you will get all of the current crop of Advanced Cards printed on high quality stock with the game itself).

We are also working steadily to increase the number of Advanced Player cards available, as well as some special Tour Packs like the popular 1948 Ashes Tour Pack, but as ever time remains the enemy. 

Written by Dagbo Star — September 28, 2012


Minden Playing Card Cricket is a board game and is usually shipped each Monday. Advanced Player Card sets and Tour Packs are sold as PDFs and are available to download immediately after purchase.