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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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The Awful Green Things From Outer Space by Steve Jackson Games


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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 think the name of your game is Go Moku. That is the "five in a row" game. It's not really similar to Go, except in terms of the name. It can, however, be played on a Go board with black and white stones. But the objectives and criteria for winning are totally different.


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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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Those are from Cosmic Wimpout, at http://www.cosmicwimpout.com/, and yes, that's a great game.


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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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Could it be one of Rory's Story Cubes ? After looking closely at those photos, I'm going to say definitively, why yes. Yes it could.


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That looks like a set of Quarto to me. There are eight dark/eight light pieces, eight tall/eight short pieces, eight round/eight square pieces and eight pointed/eight flat pieces. Usually the fourth attribute is hollow/solid, but the game works in exactly the same way with pointed/flat. To play the game start with all the pieces off the board, and the first ...


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Conquest?


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Could it be you have Dragon Dice? Looks like this particular photo includes D8 not D10.


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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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Mystery Mansion? http://boardgamegeek.com/image/586882/mystery-mansion I remember playing this game. Interesting idea.


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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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It's called Nim, and it's an excellent (and common) game for discrete math studies. Wikipedia's article.


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You are playing asshole, a classic drinking game. Rules vary, but here's a pretty standard set: http://www.webtender.com/handbook/games/asshole.game


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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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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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http://www.passionforpuzzles.com/puzzles/cannibal-monsters-logic-puzzle Cannibal Monsters is your game maybe?


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Doing a quick search for "chess" and "immobilizer" led me to Baroque Chess.


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Looks like it's Frogger, a board game based on the video game. A picture of the die from there: And the game: (I found this by searching on Google for ["all hop over" "turn log"] - the single result is of all things a patent for the game.)


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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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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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