BGWS 004 – Adel Verpflichtet / Hoity Toity

Adel Verplichtet is a classic eurogame about choosing actions secretly based upon what you think the others will pick. (9:28)

This week in Board Games with Scott, I take a look at a game that I’ve got some sentimental feelings for, Adel Verpflichtet. This is a blind selection Eurogame that was Game of the Year in 1990. This game also was my “gateway game”, meaning it’s the first Eurogame I ever played. Adel Verpflichtet is out of print, but has been reprinted as Hoity Toity.

Board Games with Scott 004 at You Tube (streaming Flash).
You can also download the whole file in MPEG-4 format (Quicktime) or in other formats at the Internet Archive.

BGWS 004 Audio Only

Purchase Hoity Toity at Funagain.

More information about Adel Verpflichtet / Hoity Toity can be found at BoardGameGeek.

If you purchased this game because of Board Games with Scott, then let the local publisher, Uberplay, know!

Discuss this episode over at BoardGameGeek.


  1. Scott — You are doing an excellent service with your vlogs, and you are doing them well. I learned of your site when I saw you nominated for one of the awards on Gone Gaming. I look forward to all your future presentations.

    Also — your introduction to the range of boardgames vlog was outstanding. You have a knack for succinctly summarizing a complex (or simple) game and providing enough basic information to allow a person to ignore the game or research it more. Great job!

  2. Anonymous said

    Great show, Scott.

    After viewing your videos, I often go to Board Game Geek to view additional information about the games. It would be nice if you put a link to the BGG entry in each of your writeups.


  3. OK! Done and done.

  4. Walsfeo said

    Actually, it would be neat if you could do reviews or “how to use” other boardgame sites.

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