Gaming World Records
Metagames is proud to sponsor and host two Boardgaming World Records which anyone can enter: The Highest Meeple Record and the Highest Altitude Boardgaming record. If you think you have a valid entry to gain a record, please email james at metagames.co.uk
METAGAMES WORLD’S HIGHEST MEEPLE RECORD
This record is for having a meeple at the highest (land-based) altitude.
Current record holder: James Sheahan
Altitude: 5,416m (17,769 feet)
Location: Thorung La, Himalayas, Nepal
|Red wins! The meeple at 5,416 meters. Macro lens took a great photo.||Me with the meeple. I don’t usually have a beard – it was just during the trek.|
|Me with the sign at the top of Thorung La.||I actually took several meeple with me.|
Taken a meeple higher? Get in touch and send in the photo.
METAGAMES WORLD’S HIGHEST ALTITUDE BOARDGAMING RECORD
This record is for playing boardgames at the highest (land-based) altitude.
Current Record holder(s): James Sheahan, Reuben Maltby, Colin Warner, Priya Sejpal, Karen Bedey
Altitude: 4,540m (14,895 feet)
Location: Thorung Phedi, Himalayas, Nepal
Games played: For Sale, No Thanks, Cockroach Poker, Mow
[Photo to come]
|4th highest at 3,200 meters.|
2nd highest: 4,020 metres (13,189 feet) – Yak Kharka, Nepal.
Battle Line – James Sheahan, Richard Lever
4th highest: 3,200 metres (10,499 feet) – Dhukure Pokhari, Nepal.
Mow – Colin Warner, Reuben Maltby, Richard Lever, Callum Jay, Jared Neumegen
5th highest: 2,630 metres (8,629 feet) – Timang, Nepal.
Cockroach Poker – James Sheahan, Justin Gaffney, Callum Jay, Richard Lever, Colin Warner, Karen Bedey, Reuben Maltby
As I want this record to promote the great games that exist in the boardgaming hobby (i.e. the types of board and card games that I review on this blog); therefore, only games deemed (by me) to be non-mass games (i.e. not Monopoly, etc.) will be accepted. Also, games using a standard deck of playing cards will not be counted either. Yes, it may sound a bit arbitrary to non-gamers but that’s the deal and gamers will know what sort of games count.
Played a game that would register in the top 5? Get in touch and send your photo.
HOW DID THESE WORLD RECORDS START?
Whilst on an 11-day trek in the Himalayas in Nepal – a very out of character trip for me and an incredible experience – I decided to start these 2 new boardgaming world records. The trek took us through Thorung La – the world’s longest/biggest pass – at an altitude of 5,416 metres (17,769 feet)! That’s higher than the 3rd highest peak in the USA and higher than the 2nd highest peak in Europe (and that’s only if you include Russia – as the highest peak in Europe excluding Russia is Mont Blanc at 4,807 meters). I already packed some games for the trip as well as some meeple to get some unusual photos and the idea of starting these records came to me during the trip.
WILL THERE BE MORE WORLD RECORDS?
I definitely want to add new world records that people can compete for to the list. I don’t have any specific plans at the moment but I’m open to suggestions so let me know if you have suggestions.