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Episode 63 Connection Contest: Loco & Bosworth

By sconway - Posted on 22 September 2008

Can YOU create a connection between Loco and Bosworth?

Post your connections here and you could win a set of custom Spiel dice!

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Guess as many times as you like. And remember, the mosre left of center your connection, the more likely you'll get our attention. :)

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Reiner Knizia had a milk nurse named Bosworth. And as little Reiner suckled at her teat, she would tell tales of the wonderful games she played in her youth...and this was the catalyst, the seed that inspired one of the greatest game designers of our time. <(^.^<) Enjoy!

The connection is, of course, the hit television show, Charlie's Angels.

In 1974, Tom Bosley, a noted character actor, took on the role of Howard Cunningham on ABC's show Happy Days.  Two years later, another character actor, David Bosworth became Bosley on Charlie's Angels.

Tom Bosley said in an interview that he thought the whole thing was Loco.  The pair had similar looks and often competed for the same roles.  There was already confusion as to which of them was which and for David to take on the role of Bosley only made the confusion worse...

Sorry, that should of course have mentioned that the confusion left casting directors everywhere in a real Quandry.

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The Battle of Bosworth (1485) was famous for the switches in allegiance of the Stanley family.

In Loco the value of each colour is constantly shifting.

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Or perhaps the connection is CHINA (or travelling in China) ?

Bosworth was designed by Mark Alan Osterhaus, whose initials form the name MAO; The father of the Chinese People's Republic and the main player in the Long March.

Loco was designed by Reiner Knizia who also came up with the soon forgotten game "Marco Polo Expedition" which was based around the silk road into China.

Follow the connections from Loco to Bosworth:
  • Loco (the game)
  • Loco was designed by Reiner Knizia
  • The earliest or first game developed that is listed on Board Game Geek for Reiner Knizia happens to be Gold Rausch (1990).  Gold Rausch is also listed as the earliest game on Reiner's website, which you can look at here on page 15.
  • It should be noted that Reiner lives in the United Kingdom.
  • Gold Rausch featured a card that had a plump broad by the name of "Rosa Famosa," which translates to Famous Rose.  (see upper left corner)
  • One might say that another famous rose with a connection to the UK is the War of the Roses.
  • Historically, the one battle that marked the end or last battle of the War of the Roses was the Battle of Bosworth Field.
  • And from Bosworth Field we get our last connection -- Bosworth (the game)
 And there you have it, as submitted by Jonesey. Oh, yeah . . . and one more connection to make and that is I must be Loco for doing this at 2:00 AM instead of sleeping. Jonesey



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