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Identify this strategic, war board & card game about Italy (not Carcassonne)?

The name of this game was a word I'm not familiar with, probably an italian word, starting with a C and around 8 to 12 letters long (it wasn't Carcassonne!) The goal of the game was to conquer 3 ...
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Is there a standard name for the card game “kabou”?

The game is played with french cards (4 colors: ace, 2 - 10, Jack, Queen, King; jokers). You need at least 2 players, but you can have more. A game of Kabou has arbitrary many rounds. In each round, ...
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What board game does this die belong to?

I found a red and black die in my pocket. The sides are a T, a Roman column, two people, a clock with x2, one person, and another T; each image is bordered by a circle. I have no idea what it's from; ...
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Looking for a card game about auerochs

I remember playing a card game I'd like to find and buy, but I don't remember the exact name. It is a game which we played with its own special-design deck. The cards have numbers going up to a bit ...
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Is there an English name for this popular Lebanese card game?

This is a trick taking game played with a standard suite of cards. There is a variant where the jokers are used, but I will be describing the standard game. The translation of the name is '400'. It ...
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What is this game with a 12x8 pegboard and 59 double sided pegs?

I was wondering if anyone knows what this game is. It has 59(maybe missing 1) pegs that are red on one side and wood color on the other. It is a 12 x 8 Pegboard Game. There are no markings on the ...
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Help identify an old board game with three rooms in a castle and a ghost

Some things that I can remember: There is a castle with 3 rooms. There are tree treasures in each of the rooms Maximum about 4 players Someone plays as a Ghost and others as people Ghost is hunting ...
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1932 Finance board game

We inherited board games from my husbands grandmother who died in the 1980s. Among them is a practically brand new (doesnt look used) board game called Finance. The instruction booklet says ...
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What is the name of the game where you bid for a hand in descreasing numbers?

I play a game where the game play is much like hearts/spades/etc. Standatd 52-card deck. Players play one card each "trick" and the highest card gets the trick. (Highest based on lead suit vs trump) ...
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Identify this board and card game relating to 19th century race horses

Does anyone know the name of the board game in the picture below please?
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Identify this grid placement/guessing game

Please help me know the name of this game, i can't google it because i don't know what the proper keyword is. Basically Its a board game played mostly by 2 or more depending on the creator of the ...
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Solitaire variant: Piles of 3, top moved by value match. Name=?

I'm in the UK. My sister taught me this as "American Patience" in the 1960's (it is not a straight Solitaire). Object: To clear the tableaux and move all the cards to the 4 foundation piles, Ace ...
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Number wars / do you play it in your country? [closed]

So, at here, Hungary, when I was child, we played a game, called No war (war of numbers). There was 2 teams, and on every member's head, there was a paper with a unique number. Like: 45987 for me, ...
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What is the name of this solitaire variant?

I recently learned a new solitaire from a friend, but we have no idea what the name of it is. Can anyone help? You use two decks of cards, and start by placing 14 rows of cards. The middle 4 rows ...
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What's the name of the board game about sailing between islands?

I recently played a board game but forgot the name of it. Can someone please tell me the title? You compete with other players to travel to other islands. During your turn, you can place boats in ...
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a really dizzying boardgame

Long ago, II think it was in the 1980s-1990s) I once played a game that really made me dizzy. It was a 2 or 3 player game played on a round board , consisting out of 6 concentric circles and ...
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Card game where you're dealt two role cards you keep hidden

I played a game a couple of months ago that was pretty minimalist. Everyone (6+ players) was dealt two cards that they kept hidden. Each had a role, I think some included Assassin, Baron or Duke(?), ...
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Help Determining a Card Game w/ 4 Stacks and Hidden Card Bidding

I played a game about 5 to 8 years ago with the following rules: The deck was similar to a Skip-Bo deck (Numbered cards with no suits) Each player was dealt a hand and 4 "piles" were created On each ...
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Name of empire building game with negotiated alliances?

Over the summer I played a board game in which players took on the role of 19th(?) century European powers, and accumulated score by owning 'control points' in various geographic regions around the ...
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Looking for a board game

I once ran into a computer implementation of an old board game that seemed rather interesting, unfortunately I am unable to recall either. What I do remember: Probable Java (advertised support for ...
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What version of rummy is this?

I was taught this as a young child by my grandmother. It's how my family plays what we call rummy, but I cannot find anything like it online: Two plus players (we've played up to 4), all dealt 7 ...
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What is this game with 16 pegs and 36 spools to fit on them?

This board has 36 spools that fit on 16 pegs or sticks. It looks like it might be 3D checkers or something like that. Interested in the name and how to play. Someone took a lot of time making this ...
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What are these games?

What are the three games seen above and to the right of Tom Vasel, between Twilight Struggle and Goa? Looks like a series called Ancients or with "Ancients" in the title.
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Identify board game on 4x4 board with 8 black and 8 white pieces

Staying in an old farmhouse in France we have found this game. There is a 4x4 board with 8 black and 8 white pieces. Does anyone know what this game is called and more importantly how to play it.
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What game is this die from?

I have found a die. The faces depict Fire, a Sheep, a Lock, a Footprint, an "L", and a Magnet. What game is it from?
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Old WW2 game played with cards instead of a board

I don't have a ton of information, but maybe it's enough to help me out? Played it a few times MANY years ago, was a lot of fun. It's a WW2 game played without a board. I remember playing as the ...
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What game does this die belong to?

Have a game die and I am trying to figure out which game it belongs to. Has the numbers 1, 2,3, 2 and " All HOP Over" and "Turn Log" Ideas?
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Mafia-type game which a secret message is communicated

During a recent visit to Europe, I saw some students playing a game that looked something like Mafia that played roughly like this (linguistic difficulties prevented me from any further ...
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Help Identify this game: place wooden barriers try to get across [duplicate]

When I was younger I had a cool game, that I forget the name of, and would like to re-acquire. It was a small wooden board, with a grid of squares on it. There were two players, and each turn, you ...
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What is this game, played with chess board and pieces, but with totally different rules?

Multiple decades ago, I was introduced to a game as described in the title of this question. What I can remember of it is: The two rooks had different functions. They were distinguished by placing ...
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What is this game with Knights and Ogres and wolf riders I played when I was a kid?

I grew up in the 80s, so the game should of come out in the late 80s or early 90s. I believe that the game was made by the same makers that made Hero Quest, but I might be wrong. The game was an War ...
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Name and rules of Japanese card game

While in Japan recently, a Japanese colleague taught me an excellent card game. It involved a standard 52 card deck, and the game play proceeded like Uno in that each player could lay a card whose ...
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Help identify old advertising card game

Over the weekend I picked up a deck of cards that was originally intended to advertise the 'Page Woven Wire Fence'. Each card has 4 little phrases on it about the company or the product. Each card ...
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What is this game called?

I was recently taught a game with the following rules. Deal 5 cards face down to each player in a line and then 5 cards on top of the face down cards. Then deal 3 cards to each player for their hand. ...
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Name of a card trading game

When I was young, there used to play a game where we traded cards. Two people used to split one pack of cards, these cards usually had information on cars. you would then compare specifications, and ...
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What is the name of this solitaire card game?

You start flipping cards over one at a time and holding them in one hand. When you have two cards of the same suit that are separated by two other cards (e.g. 4♣ 2♦ 7♥ 10♣), you discard the middle ...
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Monster Stacking Puzzle Game?

A couple of years ago I bought a game that I absolutely adored. Unfortunately I lent it to a friend, never got it back and haven't been able to find it since. Can anyone help? I don't know the name of ...
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Is there a standard name for the card game “Elevenses”?

My mother taught me a simple single player card game called Elevenses when I was young. I'm wondering: does my card game have a standard name? I have not met many who have known of the game. You ...
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Identify board game played as a child featuring cute monsters

When I was a child I had a board game that featured small plastic monsters. If I recall each player chose a type of monster and you got three monsters to play with of that type. I remember nothing of ...
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Space combat game with standard deck of cards

About a year ago I was clicking around on the net and I found someone's personal blog with a description of an invented card game. It was played with a normal deck of cards. Face cards were ships, ...
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Please help identifying board game similar to Mouse Trap

This is a game from likely the 70's or 80's. A board game similar to Mouse Trap in that, you set up a bunch of precarious pieces, and at the end the sequence is triggered and all the pieces jump or ...
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What game are these cards from?

What game do the cards in the hands of the guy second from the right (Gin Ichimaru) come from, if they do come from from any game?
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Soviet space exploration board game (now with pictures)

I have an archaeological question :). I used to have this space exploration board game that my father bought in the USSR in the 80s. I can't remember its name and I've been trying to find it on ...
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Looking for a horror boardgame I used to play back in 1999 or so

Back when I was a kid (which would've been at least 15 years ago, so around 1999 or so) there was a game I used to play that I would like to find again. This "horror" game took place in an haunted ...
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Tabletop game similar to Civilization, set in Antiquity

I played this game a few years ago and suddenly feel the need to find it again. The board represented most of Europe and North Africa. Each player had an empire and was represented by a historical ...
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Identify this dominos game

I played a game with a friend a few years ago and I can't remember what we called it. The game used a pack of dominos however you placed them around a central card. I believe it was a hexagon and ...
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Multiple games in same box using same components. What was it?

Several years ago I was at a friends house and he had this particular item. It was a box full of simple components, a board, and rules for multiple games. The idea behind it was the components were ...
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What's this 3D game?

It was a 16 square playing board. Each piece was a clear rectangle 1 wide, 2 tall. Each piece had a red and yellow ball in the center encased in a transparent box. The object was to get 4 in a row. ...
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What is this game with pegs in holes, jumping and capturing each other?

The rules we've guessed so far are: Each move is a peg jumping over another peg in its immediate proximity. The peg that gets jumped over is removed. The goal is to clear as many pegs as possible. ...
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Name of this interesting variant of Tic-tac-toe?

A group of grad students and I regularly meet up at conferences. Often, we spend our coffee breaks between talks playing various suggested generalisations of common pen-and-paper games to see if we ...