My parents had this game, all I can remember:

  • It was stored in a brownish cardboard tube, about 10 cm in diameter and 50 cm long.
  • It consists of a playing mat (might have been artificial leather) and cylindrical wooden pieces of about 3 cm diameter, 1,5 cm height.
  • There were black and white wooden pieces for the two players, maybe some more of a third color.
  • The pieces were moved across the board and the game was about stacking them, using your own and the opponent's pieces.
  • Probably from the late seventies, early eighties.
  • Germany
  • quite unsure: winning had something to do with tower heights, maybe points were awarded depending on the level that the pieces were on.
  • do you recall the win condition(s)?
    – KMR
    Commented May 12, 2022 at 3:39
  • very unsure, but i guess it was about tower heights. see edit
    – Jasper
    Commented May 12, 2022 at 4:15
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    What does the playing mat look like? The description sounds like checkers. Could you highlight the differences and similarities between that game and checkers?
    – Stef
    Commented May 14, 2022 at 10:41
  • Agree, very generic :) Could also be backgammon if the stacking was not 3d. Were there dice involved?
    – joedragons
    Commented May 24, 2022 at 21:41

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Any of these match? BGG geeklist of games in tubes

Also from the description sounds a lot like DVONN, but it didn't use tube packaging

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    "A brownish carboard tube" without identifiaction suggests a home made container for the game. Commented May 13, 2022 at 17:45

Perhaps Polarity?

  • black and white (and one red) discs stored in tube
  • played on (in my version) a canvas mat
  • points scored by towers that stacked, and the pieces moved across the board because they were magnetic and attracted/repelled each other

The key extras would be:

  • discs were magnetic
  • A play was to "lean" a disc against the magnetic field of another leaner or single, or a tower (created by leaners being "caught")
  • if you caused anything to snap or fall, your turn ends (and if you created or added to a tower, it is flipped to the opponent's colour)
  • Looks extremely interesting, but no. The pieces were made of wood, I added this to the description.
    – Jasper
    Commented May 12, 2022 at 18:20

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