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Store:  Strategy Games
Format:  Board Games

Pool Position

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Ages Play Time Players
10+ 30 minutes 2-5

Designer(s): Thorsten Gimmler

Manufacturer(s): FX Schmid Germany

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Product Description

Who hasn't come across this pastime of many holiday-makers? Even before breakfast they go to endless trouble to place all available towels on the sun loungers--naturally as inconspicuously as possible, in order to reserve the best places at the hotel pool.

Of course there is no guarantee for the most desirable sun beds, because latecomers do not hesitate to throw other tourists' towels into the pool and replace them with their own. Only the arrival of pool attendant Luigi and his colleagues puts an end to this lively battle for best Pool Position.

The closer the sun loungers are to the pool, the more desirable they are and the more points a player therefore needs and earns for placing a towel on these well-positioned sun beds. But the pool attendants are keeping a watchful eye out and once a certain number of them have reached the sunbathing area, the game is finished and the player with the highest score wins.

Product Information

  • Designer(s): Thorsten Gimmler

  • Manufacturer(s): FX Schmid Germany

  • Year: 1999

  • Players: 2 - 5

  • Time: 30 minutes

  • Ages: 10 and up

  • Weight: 614 grams

  • Language Requirements: Game components are language-independent. Manufacturer's rules are printed in multiple languages (including English).


  • 1 hotel pool area
  • 75 towels
  • 13 pool attendants
  • 5 point saver cards
  • 5 life belts
  • 60 numbered cards

Product Reviews


Average Rating: 3 in 1 review

Hey, where's my towel ?!?
July 26, 1999

Ever been on a holiday and stayed in a hotel with a swimming pool? If you are the first in the morning at the pool, somehow people occupied all the best deck chairs by placing their towel on top of them. Well...must be Germans.

Yes, the time would come that Germans made a game about their nasty holiday habits. What is more fun (for Dutch...) is to take the towel and throw it in the pool and see the Germans come at around 11:00, seeing you on their chair, getting mad and totally pissed-off when seeing their towel in the pool..soaking wet.

Well, that's what this game is all about. Occupy as many as possible deck chairs and throw as many as possible opponents' towels in the pool.

Without going too much in the rules, the game is fast and has nice variation as saving points for the '15-point chairs' (while cards with points only go up to 12) and the bath attendants (all of them called Luigi...). Once they arrive at the scene, you can throw away towels of other players in the pool. But every time you do this, the attendant comes closer and closer to the chairs. If he is standing next to a row of chairs, you cannot throw away the towels anymore of that particular row.

It is a fast, but simple game (no real tactics) but we enjoyed it. But then, we're Dutch and we pretend the towels were from Germans....

I recommend this for people enjoying a nice closer or a warmup game before the serious games.

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