The early works of Ribley! were mainly created under the name of Boebbel .
GAMES & CHESS PROBLEMS
Boebbel has published in various magazines a lot of word games, crosswords and cryptograms, often with a humorous bias. Very special were his boebbelograms , a sort of cryptograms with mainly selfmade neologisms.
Boebbel has always been a passionate chess problem solver, and he has composed and published a lot of chess problems himself, a lot of them with a jocular bias. He has also invented new fairy items in fairy chess, such as The Magician , The Hulk , Melodic Chess , and Copulation Chess …
Boebbel has created a couple of funny yet very educational games, of which the 'European Art Game' is the best known. The purpose of the game is to build up a collection of various works of art, but the money that the players need has to be earned on a special job circuit or with additional tasks.
SHOWS & CONTESTS
Boebbel has created quiz shows and contests, but he focused on dexterity and sensory perceptions rather than on pure knowledge; he aimed at well-founded entertainment and collective fun rather than selective competition.
The most famous of his contests was without doubt the ‘ Neanderthal Contest ‘ , in which the candidates needed to display neanderthal skills to win the contest rather than modern man intelligence.
FILMS & DOCUMENTARIES
Boebbel has written scenarios and scripts for short films and videoclips , but none of them were filmed due to the lack of financial resources or sponsoring. They are kept in the ‘ Boebblywood Film Archives ‘ .
Most memorable was the videoclip ‘ Cantata for Sadomasochistic Scream Quartet with Red-hot Irons, Bricks and Razor Blades ‘ .
Boebbel also made a few photo documentaries, e.g. ‘ The Dung Dynasty ‘ .