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Can anyone tell me what game these dice come from?

There are 7 d6 and a d10. Sides contain horseshoes, crossbows, swords, wings, faces, etc.
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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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What is the African board game in this picture?

What is the name of the board game in the picture below? Any article/document about the game would be very appreciated.
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Is this card game found in casinos?

In the paper [1], the authors write "... the problem is equivalent to a card game played in Las Vegas: The cards of a shuffled deck are dealt one at a time and face up. At the same time the ...
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What is this game with multiplying aliens and random weapons?

I remember playing a game with my parents when I was a kid (in the mid 1990s) where you played either as the crew on a ship being invaded by multiplying aliens or as the aliens themselves. The board ...
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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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Identify Strategy Game with Chariots and Elephants

This was a strategy board game I played a few times as a child almost 20 years ago. Here is what I remember: There were two sides with identical sets of pieces. I seem to recall the sides being ...
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Looking to identify a particular form of solitaire played in-hand, not on a table

Back in college I had a friend teach me a different way to play a solitaire-like game. It was played in-hand which meant you could play it while standing in line or any time you were bored and had a ...
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What is this game that's similar to Go?

I always thought that Go was played by trying to place 5 of your pieces in a row while blocking your opponent from doing so, but I just recently looked up the rules, and it's completely different. Is ...
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Help me identify this card game with secret, changing rules

A while ago, I played this card game with a handful of my friends. We used regular poker cards. We started playing the games without being told the rules. The only thing we were told was that it was ...
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What is the name of this game involving racing to the other side of the board and putting down barriers?

Does anyone recognize this game, where players take turns in a square board, each turn a player can move his pawn or place a wall and the objective is to reach the other side of the board before the ...
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Table-top Golf game with coins?

About twenty years ago I saw this game board. It was huge, the size of a table. Made of wood. And on it was an 18-hole golf course, complete with pegs and barriers for hazards. You played with coins ...
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What is this tile-based game?

I bought a game at a thrift store because it was not used. It consists of 104 ivory tiles. The tiles are numbered 1 to 13, with 2 sets in red and 2 in black; and then four more sets but these are ...
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What's the name of this board game about a Middle East oil war?

I'm trying to find a board game which I knew when I was a kid. Nobody let me play it. It's played in the Middle East. It has oil pipelines to link territories, oil tanker ships, perhaps an oil drill, ...
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Name and official (?) rules for this cards game I half remembered

There is this card game I like to play whenever I have 5+ people around and the group includes some 'not so serious' gamers. The problem is I have sort of forgotten the real rules over the years and ...
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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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What is the name of this game with temples, volcanos and stacking tiles?

You build the board with tiles that are 3 hexes joined together, each has a volcano on it. You stack them, and build stuff on them. Temples on tiles that are 4 high, villages need to have a certain ...
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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 the name and rules of this hand signing spell game?

I remember finding the rules to this game on the internet, oh, 15 years ago or so. The players (typically (or necessarily?) two) sit around a table. At every "turn" - for advanced play indicated by ...
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Looking for a specific variant of Tic-Tac-Toe

I came across a nice variant of Tic-Tac-Toe game, but since I don't know the game, nor remember the exact parameters of the game, it is hard to find info about it, as existence of optimal strategies ...
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What is the name of this marble game?

My friends play this marble game often, but we don't know the name of it. You play with 2 decks of cards. Play in 2 or 3 teams of 2 players each. (The image below is setup for 2 teams of 2.) Goal ...
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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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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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Looking for the name of a 2d6 game

I remember a simple but interesting dice game, I remember the rules but I don't know its name. I would like to know its name to be able to look up stuff about it. It is played with two 6-sided dice. ...
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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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Identify a numbers game where you strike out numbers

In this game you start out by jotting down numbers 1 through 19 on a squared paper into 9 columns (and skip 10, there are no zeroes). Then you start striking out numbers that are adjacent ...
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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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What are the other games in this series?

A few weeks back me and my friends were remembering our childhood games, and it turned out all four of us had at least one of these themed board game collection books. The link has pictures of the ...
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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 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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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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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 ...
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I'm searching for Ricochet Robots, travel version

Years ago I played a game similar to Ricochet Robots, but a single player travel version. This game has a small board (something like 5x5 tiles) and several robot pieces. It includes cards with ...
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What type of game is Village idiot?

I love to play Village Idiot (I'm sure it goes by other names, but I don't know them), and I am wanting to play games similar to it, mainly shorter games. Is there a definitive category or name that ...
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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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What are the rules for the card game “High Nines”?

A long time ago, my cousin taught me a card game he called "High Nines": It was a trick-taking game, similar to Euchre, though it used the full card deck. Trump cards were worth one point, except ...
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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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What game do these dice belong to?

I can't for the life of me can't remember where these dice came from, but I remember liking the game (it was from my childhood). Does anyone recognize where these came from?
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Identify a game: escape from a labyrinth of square cards on an alien spaceship

Can anyone identify this game? The players are contestants trapped in a labyrinth on an alien spaceship, racing to find the exit. Locations are square cards that can be rotated during the game. At ...
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Classic Haunted Mansion Game

I am trying to remember the name of a old haunted mansion game I played. I remember you started in the Foyer and built the mansion as you explored out of mansion tiles. The tiles were unique because ...
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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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Which board game released in the 90's involved medieval combat?

In the game, you could have castles and fortresses. There were ballistae and catapults and little sets that could be purchased to build upon your original set. The game had a rulebook and turn-based ...
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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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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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Identify card game similar to Kalookie

Several years ago I was taught a card game that was called "Oh Sh*t." Recently I looked it up online and found another card game with the same name, but completely different rules, so I'm hoping ...
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Name of card game similar to hearts

I would like to know if anyone on here has played or knows the name of a card game similar to hearts. The object of the game is to get rid of all your cards. If a player doesn't have a card that is ...
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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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What is this brick-based board game?

I'm looking for the name of a board game from the 80's or 90's that was made up of yellow bricks in a small table that you had to tap out with a small red pick or hammer.
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A board game called PALM BEACH or something to that effect

Does anyone remember a board game called PALM BEACH or something to that effect that was played similar to monopoly ? I am looking for a copy or more info. From what I can remember, The characters ...
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Game where you construct a line through the board blocking the other player?

This is a two-players game, where each players construct a line. The first player has to join the top and the bottom of the board whereas the second has to join the left and the right. The two lines ...