Hoity Toity

Hoity Toity

subject_name=Hoity Toity
designer= Klaus Teuber
publisher= Überplay
players=2 to 6
ages=12 years and up
setup_time=approx. 5 minutes
playing_time=> 45 minutes
random_chance= Card shuffling
footnotes =

"Hoity Toity" is a multiplayer board game invented by Klaus Teuber and currently published in USA by Überplay. The original German name is "Adel Verpflichtet" (meaning "Noblesse oblige"). It was also published in the USA under the name "By Hook or Crook", and in the UK under the name "Fair Means or Foul".

Game play

The players in the game represent the members of the pretentious Antique Club. Their goal in life is to have a better collection of old stuff than every other member in the club. They have two options every turn, choosing where to go (the Auction House to bid on an antique, or a manor house to participate in a competitive exhibit) and what to do there. The outcome of the players' actions depends on the choices and card play of the other players in the same location. The game therefore includes a considerable bluffing component.

The winner is the player to move the furthest on the board.


* Spiel des Jahres
* Deutscher Spiele Preis

External links

* Überplay's [http://uberplay.com/games/hoitytoity/ "Hoity Toity" homepage]
* [http://www.spielbyweb.com/ SpielByWeb] : a play-by-web site offering several games including Hoity Toity / Adel Verpflichtet

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  • Hoity-toity — Hoi ty toi ty, a. [From {Hoit}.] Thoughtless; giddy; flighty; also, haughty; patronizing; as, to be in hoity toity spirits, or to assume hoity toity airs; used also as an exclamation, denoting surprise or disapprobation, with some degree of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hoity-toity — also hoity toity, 1660s, riotous behavior, from earlier highty tighty frolicsome, flighty, perhaps an alteration and reduplication of dial. hoyting acting the hoyden, romping (1590s), see HOYDEN (Cf. hoyden). Sense of haughty first recorded late… …   Etymology dictionary

  • hoity-toity — [hoit′ē toit′ē] adj. [redupl. of obs. hoit, to indulge in noisy mirth] 1. Brit. giddy or flighty; capricious 2. haughty; arrogant; condescending 3. petulant; touchy; huffy n. hoity toity behavior …   English World dictionary

  • hoity-toity — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ haughty. ORIGIN originally in the sense «frolicsome, flighty»: from obsolete hoit «indulge in riotous mirth» …   English terms dictionary

  • hoity-toity — Affectedly genteel, pretentiously self important, unduly proud. She is one hoity toity bitch …   Dictionary of american slang

  • hoity-toity — Affectedly genteel, pretentiously self important, unduly proud. She is one hoity toity bitch …   Dictionary of american slang

  • hoity-toity — a bit snobbish, high and mighty    Pamela is a classy lady, but she is not snobbish or hoity toity …   English idioms

  • hoity-toity — hoi•ty toi•ty [[t]ˈhɔɪ tiˈtɔɪ ti[/t]] adj. 1) pretentious; haughty 2) giddy; flighty 3) hoity toity behavior • Etymology: 1660–70; rhyming compound based on hoit to romp, riot (now obs.) …   From formal English to slang

  • hoity toity — Synonyms and related words: Olympian detachment, Olympian loftiness, arrogance, arrogant, arrogantness, assumption of superiority, big, condescendence, condescending, condescension, dizzy, domineering, domineeringness, featherbrained, flighty,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • hoity-toity — I. noun Etymology: rhyming compound from English dialect hoit to play the fool Date: 1668 thoughtless giddy behavior II. adjective Date: 1812 1. thoughtlessly silly or frivolous ; flighty 2. marked by an air of assumed importance ; …   New Collegiate Dictionary