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Episode 46 Mystery Connection: Grass & Druidenwalzer


By sconway - Posted on 07 January 2008

Can YOU find the mystery connection between Grass and Druidenwalzer?

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Steerpike's picture
If you participate in too much Grass then you will see fairies in trees. The person who designed Druidenwalzer was clearly smoking something... Both games involve cards being passed in both clockwise and anticlockwise directions. Both games offer subject matter which may be considered unacceptable to the religious right ------------------------------------------------- We don't stop playing games when we get old...... We get old when we stop playing games
They both involve the use of cones.
echack's picture
Here is one connection: Stonehenge! - Grass is a reimplementation of Mille Bornes ("Thousand Stones") (and is about getting people stoned....) - Druidenwalzer is about Druids, who were the builders of Stonehenge (a.k.a standing stones) So - Grass -> Stoned -> Mille Bornes -> Stones -> <-Stonehenge <- Druids <- Druidenwalzer Another connection: - a player can cause the cards to be moved/passed around due to a card play
Grass is the last name of the late Gunter Grass, a respected German author. Among his many works was a volume of fairy tales. A quick search of Amazon.com also shows turns up a the following quote from his book, Dog Years: "...an Old Celtic druid, a Prussian oak-tree god..." Druidenwalzer is a German game involving fairies, druids, and trees. Coincidence? Oh, I think not. I think Gunter Grass is the answer.
One connection seems obvious- Hippies! (It also links Stonehenge...) Grass is smoked by hippies and Hippies are all about protecting trees (and tree spirits and Druid dances and sun fairies and moon fairies). And of course, as a bonus, Andy Looney created a Hippie based game for Stonehenge. Ties the whole show together. -JEEP
darthpilgrim's picture
plants/nature - pot is a plant and so are trees! Faries - farie dust is a type of drug like grass and faries are in that druidinwhatever game. Drew, Ed, and Walter - Three very good friends who smoke a lot of grass and get drunk together. when they are high and drunk and people ask there names they say dru - id - en - walzer!
rkalajian's picture
Damn tree-hugging hippies smoke too much grass.

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