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As far as I can tell they are standard Tarot cards. Shown are Judgement and The Tower. While there are games that can be played with them, they are not from a specific game.


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There are two strong possibilities that are both played on a 19x19 board, Pente and Go Moku. Both have as a goal to get 5 in a row. Pente also allows capturing and you can win by capturing 5 pairs of stones. Pente Pretty good game, I had it confused with Go for the longest time as well. There have been a bunch of editions over the years, you shouldn't ...


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This is Peg Solitaire, also simply known as 'Solitaire'. The empty hole is usually located in the center of the board, but for variations and different shaped boards this is not always true. This size board makes it relatively easy to simply memorize a winning series of moves, but for larger boards a player may never find that series and will spend more time ...


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Sounds a lot like Mao (which I was introduced to as Chairmen). It's a card-shedding game (i.e. like Uno) with secret rules that can vary by playing group. As the game goes on, more rules are added but not directly explained. The game typically goes on until everyone gives up. EDIT: Some sample starting rules might include these ones that are fairly common ...


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Not sure about the board, which looks like a homemade knockoff to me, but the game itself and its mechanics appear to be Quoridor. — Image taken from http://boardgamegeek.com/image/110043/quoridor —


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I'm pretty sure it's ZAMMA: I'm seeing the 9 x 9 board there, and two different types of pieces equivalent to black and white. Also, I'm no expert, but that scene does look a bit North African to me. From the other side of that link: "When played in the Sahara, the men are represented by short sticks, whilst the women are pieces of camel dung." That ...


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It sounds like you have yourself a Rummikub set, but with the blue and yellow sets missing their 12s and 13s. The indented circles are there mainly for the benefit of distinguishing the 6 and the 9 from each other. The racks are used for resting your unplayed tiles on - played tiles are placed on the table between the players. The components of Rummikub ...


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Not yellow, but that sounds like Don't Break the Ice: http://www.amazon.com/Hasbro-4784-Dont-Break-the/dp/B00000IVZJ These variations have yellow tiles: Summ Bumm (Spielkiste Bee edition) http://www.boardgamegeek.com/image/1283724/dont-break-the-ice Wer andern eine Grube klopft (German First edition, 1976) ...


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With help from Pat Ludwig's answer I found out the right game. It's The Game of Nations. This game probably was release to exploit the first oil big crisis in 1972. Good to know that the world changed :-)


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This sounds like Uno Dominos. Looking at the Board Game Geek -site for the game (linked above), I found these instructions on how to play. The design shown in the picture above seems to be a pretty common one. There's another kind of tile design, done by Mattel, that can be seen in some images on the Board Game Geek -site and the instructions linked ...


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Mexicali It's a variant of Liar's Dice. The variant in question is, according to Wikipedia, called Mexican or Mexicali, and is typically a drinking game. My preference is for Mexicali. Other liars dice variants are typically 5 dice, not two, but the play's much the same.


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Sounds a lot like Waving Hands, or Spellcaster. Here's an online copy of the rules. According to BoardGameGeek, you can even play it online, here.


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This must be it. 1976 Board game: Palm Beach Source: http://www.palmbeachdailynews.com/news/lifestyles/blast-from-the-past-groovy-vintage-palm-beach-find/nWDNK/ Found an old ebay listing with more photos here: ...


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Here's the game I think I was thinking of: LUNAR LOCKOUT http://www.funagain.com/control/product?product_id=010971&reviews_show_all=Y Here's how one of the reviews describes it: This is a great little solitaire game. It's quite similar to Ricochet Robot in theme, but there are some important differences. There are no walls--not even around ...


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You are most likely referring to Weapons & Warriors. Here is Board James playing it. The rulebook can be found here. The game had several expansions. It contained cannons and ballista. You rolled dice to move your soldiers forward, which allowed you to move your firing pieces forward or fire your weapons. Weapons & Warriors: Castle Siege Game ...


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Quad-Ominos by Pressman Toy Corporation, perhaps? The rules, in English and French, can also be found linked from that page.


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Sounds like you are describing Quoridor. This abstract strategy is surprisingly deep for its simple rules. The object of the game is to advance your pawn to the opposite edge of the board. On your turn you may either move your pawn or place a wall. You may hinder your opponent with wall placement, but not completely block him off. Meanwhile, he ...


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The game is called Bridg-It and it is a specific implementation of the "Shannon switching game". There's a very elegant win for the first player which is based on pairing the edges together. I think it's in a book by Martin Gardner, but I can't seem to find it online. There's another solution here, but it's not as easy to understand.


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Ok, after a visit to my grandmother I was able to unearth the box with the game. To my delight it was almost completely intact. It's called "Путешествие в космос" ("A trip to space"). It's really hard to find anything related to this game on Google - all the results refer to a newer game by the same title. I'll post some more details, including a scan of the ...


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I have a couple guesses, I'm not sure either matches everything you listed though. Oil: The Great Adventure Petróleo A couple GeekLists may have what you are looking for if I missed the mark. Let's Play the Oil War Oil Exploration Games


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It sounds like you're describing One-Handed Solitaire, or a variant of it. Here's a second description of the rules. It's actually possible to play several solitaire games in this way, where you use the top of the deck as a kind of compressed tableau, and store the discards in the draw deck itself.


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There's a few names for this game: Asshole is the one I've heard most often. President or Janitor are other names I've heard when Authority Figures are around. Wizards of the Coast releases a version of this game under two names - the old one is The Great Dalmuti, and the new one is Dilbert-themed and called Corporate Shuffle. (I've never played Great ...


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Tikal or Java They are both part of the Mask Trilogy of games created by Wolfgang Kramer and Michael Kiesling. Mexica is the third.


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Apparently they were made by Tormont Publishing out of Canada in the early 90s, and they made them with all kinds of themes. I have been able to find a reference to a disny version, 'game' version and others. Sadly there is no real documentation for any of it, not even a wiki. This is a partial list of books that Tormont published. You can see a bunch of ...


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There are 4 distinct starting positions for the initial hole, considering symmetry: vertex, centre, and side-midpoint, side-other (for lack of a more descriptive term) Try to find solutions for all four starting configurations. You will encounter some similarities between the four.


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Sounds like Stonehenge: an anthology board game: Stonehenge is an anthology board game, a new concept where five award-winning game designers, all using the same gaming components, create five very different games in one box. The ancient ruin of Stonehenge will never be the same. The five games are: a magic game by Richard Garfield (Magic: The ...


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This sounds like a trick taking game in the Rams group. Rams group: in these games players have the opportunity to drop out after seeing their hands, but anyone who stays in and fails to make their quota of tricks suffers a penalty. None of these seem to match the rules you state exactly. Raub starts at 21, with players trying to get to 0 points. But, ...


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If you want to upgrade this card game to something slightly more "shiny"... I can recommend Frank's Zoo which uses these basic rules but has cute animals and some interesting (and varyingly optional) rules twists. At heart it's still Asshole :)


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TwixT "... was popular in the 60s and 70s as part of the 3M Bookshelf Series. TwixT is a "connection-type" game, very similar to Hex . Other related games are Havannah... "Connection type" means the object is to form a path connecting something to something else. This requires very different thinking from the standard battle-type game such as chess or ...


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The name of the game is Dog or Brändi Dog. It's a little bit like Parchesi, except you use cards and not dice to go. You can play it on BrettSpielWelt for free, if you want to confirm it's the good game.



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