Faidutti’s Triple Play

Je n’ai pas tout  de suite compris le sens de ce titre, et il m’a fallu l’aide de Google pour apprendre que le Triple Play était un terme de baseball consistant à marquer trois trucs (points, buts, essais, je ne sais pas comment cela s’appelle) d’affilée. Nous sommes donc en plein dans la culture américaine, ce qui n’est guère étonnant sur Fortress Ameritrash, un site de critique de jeux qui revendique avec un humour talentueux et provocateur une préférence pour les jeux un peu baroques, avec plein d’interaction, de figurines en plastiques, de cartes, de règles, d’hémoglobine, de dragons et de zombies. Nate Owens y consacre un article élogieux à trois petits jeux de cartes que j’ai publiés il y a maintenant une douzaine d’années, Castel, Citadelles et l’Or des Dragons.


I didn’t understand at once the meaning of this title, and I needed Google’s help to find out that a “triple play” is a baseball term, meaning something like scoring three goals (or hits, or points, or whatever they are called in baseball) one after the other. This title is nothing surprising on Fortress Amertitrash, a boardgaming reviews and analysis website which claims loud and clear – but also with a talentuous humor – its preference for “ameritrash” games, baroque games dripping with chrome and hemoglobine, heavy with cards, plastic miniatures, dragons and zombies.
Nate Owens has wtritten an interesting (and raving) blogpost about three light card games I published a dozen years ago, Castle, Citadels and Dragons’ Gold.

 

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  1. FYI, triple play doesn’t refer to scoring in baseball, it refers to the defense managing to charge the offense with three outs in a single play; three outs being the number necessary to have the defense and offense switch sides.

    If you’re looking for a positively connoted sports idiom for three successes, you might want to use “Hat Trick”, which is when one player in hockey manages to score three goals in a single game.

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