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Episode 72 Connection Contest: Papillons & Dancing Eggs

By sconway - Posted on 16 February 2009

Can YOU create a connection between Papillons & Dancing Eggs?

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 more left of center your connection, the more likely you'll get our attention. :)

Spiel on!


In the 1973 film, Steve McQueen made Papillon's escape by diving and grabbing onto a sack of nuts for dear life. An errant bounce in Dancing Eggs could have you diving and grabbing onto a sack of nuts for dear life.

sconway's picture

That is so wrong, it's right.


scooterb23's picture

That has to be one of the worst puns I have ever heard.  Very well played.

As is the case in instances like these, and there is no drum set nearby, I need to share the perfect website...

And if the pun falls flat on its face...

I don't know if I've posted those here before, I tend to throw them all over when the need arises.  So if I have, I apologize.

JESS's picture

   ¡Hola everybody!

   As you konw, both authors are Spanish. Both were born at North Spain: Roberto Fraga is from A Coruña (northwest Spain) and Oriol Comas from Barcelona (northeast Spain). Roberto lives in France since many years ago (almost all his life).

   But these two game authors are connected:

- In 2006, in the first Boardgame Festival in Córdoba, they were the star guest authors in the show. Papillons prototype was played there, and the Spanish edition of Dancing Eggs (Danza del Huevo) was presented there then.

- Last year, Roberto Fraga was the star guest author invited to the Jugar x Jugar Game Fair 2008 in Granollers, and Oriol Comas is the director of this game fair.

- Oriol Comas is a participant in the "Corsarie Ludique" boardgame event, organized by Robeto Fraga.

   Not an imaginative, but a real true connection  :o)

   ¡Nos jugamos!


J Moody's picture

A basic connection:

The Egg Dance is a traditional Easter game.

Butterflies are often used as symbols of Christ, particulalry at Easter.


Also, if an egg falls to the floor in Columbus.....

Steerpike's picture

The connection is clearly the Oscars (you see, Stephen, I know how your brain works).

Papillon earned Steve McQueen an Oscar for Best Actor and Cool Hand Luke did the same for Paul Newman. Cool Hand Luke ? indeed, who can forget the infamous egg eating scene from that fine movie.

And both films were about prisons if you need a further connection. 


If you need an obscure UK connection then the 1970s TV comedy "Butterflies" was written by Carla Lane who went on to gain success with the series "Bread" which is what I like to dip into my soft boiled eggs on a weekend.

xofour's picture

But then again Cool Hand Luke is a classic.  Very nice connections steerpike.


Although the UK connection is nice as well.

kanoeboy's picture

Wow! There are some really good entries so far.

My connection, by far the most obvious, is the rare Chaetodon Litus fish.

The Chaetodon Litus fish is better known as the Litus Butterfly fish. This rare fish is also referred to as the Poisson-Papillon of the Easter Island as it can only be found around the remote Easter Island.  

Easter Island (despite the obvious connection between eggs and Easter) is a game designed by Roberto Fraga, who is also the designer of Dancing Eggs.


Steerpike's picture

huhu - great connection !

we are not worthy to dance around your table with eggs wedged under our armpits.

xofour's picture

This one is particularly impressive.  It's like a web of connection.  Very cool.



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