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Questions tagged [identify-this-game]

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Identify Chinese board game

I came across this Chinese board game. It has a cloth board and 25 black pieces and 25 red pieces with Chinese characters on them. Can anyone identify it and link to its rules? Thanks.
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Which D&D die looks like this asteroid imaged by NASA? [on hold]

I realize that this may not be 100% on-topic, but I'm hoping that it's close enough. The Cnet article This asteroid looks like rolling Dungeons & Dragons dice links to the NASA News article ...
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What is this weird d12 for?

So I won these d12s at an arcade only to realise they're not normal. Instead of having 1-12 on them, they have some array of numbers from 3-8 or 4-9. There were red, blue and white ones, and I don't ...
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What game does this black die belong to?

Bought a house and found this die in the backyard. The icon is in the spot where the 1 would go. This has peaked my curiosity and have tried to search google image but have had no luck. I also thought ...
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Name of 60's Milton Bradley racing car game?

Looking for the name of 60's Milton Bradley racing car game? The game involved one wind up car, on the floor, no track, and each kid would have a pole that reached to the floor with a semi-circle ...
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Tree Themed Trick Taking Game

I'm trying to find the name of a Tree-themed Trick taking game I played a few years ago (say around 2014). Unfortunately I don't remember much more about it. I thought it was Arboretum as the artwork ...
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Looking to identify an unusual type of solitaire

I went to college in the 1980s and someone there showed me an unusual way to play solitaire that I've played ever since. This game uses one standard deck of cards [no jokers]. Two rows of cards are ...
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Identify boardgame from Big movie

Does anyone know what the game pictured in the background of this scene is? It's got the logo from the fictitious toy company from the movie in it, so it's plausible the game is fictitious too. If it ...
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Identify this game - 4X board game between 2000 and 2010

Around 10 years ago, I've met a bunch of people who swore this game was THE best thing one could play. At the time I was mostly confused and didn't get all the awesomeness, and now, never found it ...
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What is this pattern/tile board game?

It has blocks in different arrangements- L shaped joined, three-in-a-line joined, single. Colours were red, blue and black. The objective of the game as I remember it was to put the tiles/ blocks ...
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Vintage Monopoly Game: What Year is it?

I have a nearly complete Monopoly set that I've been researching, and some dates I found tossed around are 1947 and 1955 (on selling pages), but I still can't even confirm the decade it was made. Here ...
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What is this 4x4 board with black and white sided, numbered pegs?

I found this little boardgame but cannot figure out what it is. Hopefully you can help me?
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Game about rescuing books from churches

I watched a review of this one a couple of years ago. It's set in France, I think, roughly late medieval / early Renaissance. There's religious unrest which is causing a lot of church burning, and you'...
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What game did these black and yellow dice come from?

I found these in Australia: A set of six six-sided dice, black with yellow markings. The dice are identical. The sides are the numerals 1, 2, and 3; an unfilled pip and a filled pip; and a weird ...
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Which game do these dice belong to?

I found these dice, but I dont know which game they belong to... any help is appreciated. The red dice has only D's (in yellow) and 0's on it; The green dice has -2, -1, 0, 1, 2 on it and only one 3 ...
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Help identify a ~1984-1986, D&D-ish, chit/card + dice, battle game

One summer back in the mid-1980s, a friend and I played a simple, fantasy, tabletop, war game. I barely remember it, but I am hoping someone else knows it. I am not positive, but I believe it came out ...
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What game? Matching dice with two each of d4, d6, d8, and d10

I bought this game at gen con in 2015. It is not dissimilar to Yahtzee or Farkle. I'd given it to my grandmother as a gift, but she has misplaced it. You have two four-sided dice, two six-sided dice, ...
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I can't find this game or remember the name

I am looking for a game that is played with all the cards in the deck. The cards are placed in a single row, face up, one next to the other. The object is to remove as many as possible. However the ...
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Identifying a word-guessing game based on the players' role

A couple of years ago, I learned a game from a Chinese grad student that he didn't know an English name for. I'd love to know if anybody knows about it and has a name I could use when explaining it to ...
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What board game is this die from?

It just appeared on the floor in my house and I have no clue where it came from. My kids moved out over a decade ago. It has these words on the sides - REVERSE, WILD, ANY TWO, END (gold background), ...
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What is this game with 9 sticks with black and white beads?

I found this game at my house, and I don’t know what it’s called, or how to play it. Can someone please help me.
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What card game is this? 4 cards per player faced down

When I visited Bulgaria, someone taught me a game, he called “kabum” ( not sure if that's how you write it). 2 or more players. each player receives 4 cards faced down and need to arrange them in a ...
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Please identify this game - 4x4 diagonal squares, 4 red and 4 blue pieces - nice wooden board

Can anyone please tell me what this game is called AND /OR how to play it? Many thanks
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What game with symbols and dice is this?

There are 6 symbols, and dice has the same 6 symbols. You bet money on symbols. There are three dice: 1 same symbol: you get what you bet 2 same symbol: you get double 3 same: you get triple No same: ...
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Can anyone identify this labrynth/marble maze?

I have been advised it may be from the 70s, but I'm looking for any more specific info such as manufacturer. I can't find any information on the item at all.
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Where is this six-sided die from

Gaming with my daughter's boyfriend, I noticed this die. I asked him about it, but his tl;dr was it was a found die, and he has no idea what it's for or from. Any ideas? I do note that 3 & 4 are ...
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Identify the source of this white die

To which board games does this die belong? It is a white die with 2 blank face, two faces with one pip, and two faces two pips. Been wondering for a while. Thanks in advance
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Multiplayer card game based on Rock Paper Scissors- what is it called?

A few years ago I played a fun multiplayer card game unashamedly based on Rock Paper Scissors. The players each had a hand of cards that were "Rock", "Paper", or "Scissors", but there was text on the ...
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Board game about setting fairy tales right

In my childhood (late 80s to early 90s) there was a board game around where you were part of sort of a book patrol. You had to set fairy tales right that went wrong. The main story as far as I ...
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Identify this peg game?

I'm looking for help with identifying this game. The pegs are lost but can be replaced. I can't find the directions or anything on the internet in shopping or otherwise. The board sort of looks like ...
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What is this two-player card game?

Per the mockup above... What is this game called? It's been in my family since I was a kid and I never could find it on the web. Here are the rules: It's two player Each player gets five cards in ...
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Card game based on dropping 3 of a kind or minimum of a 3 card straight flush

I am looking for the name of this game with a regular 52 card deck. Each player (minimum 2) is dealt 9 cards. Before the game starts each player selects one card to "discard" and the discards are ...
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Resource board game with villagers, huts, and breeding

About 5 years ago I played a 4-player board game. It had villager pieces that you could assign to huts and they would breed. There were resources like wood, and a trade/merchant/ports area where you ...
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Solitaire game where you deal four up, four down

What is the name of this solitaire game I learned when I was a kid? You lay out 52 cards (1 deck), dealt four up, four down. You get 8 piles: on the left, four face-up (arranged so you can see all ...
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What is the name of this board game?

I've been trying to find the name of an old and simple board game but I can't seem to be able to. The rules were something in these lines: 2 players The board has around 10 board squares or holes ...
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Identify this two-player game with wheels in a wall

I'm looking for a two-player board game I played 20-25 years ago (in the Netherlands). The board is upright, as if it's kind of a wall, and players are sitting on opposite sides of the wall, not ...
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Looking for Card Game With Streaks of Ashes on the Face

I am looking for a specific Card Game that my Grandma and Grandpa both played when they were younger. They don't remember the rules, but it appears that the defining feature was that, after a player ...
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Saboteur/survival game with dice mechanics

I'm trying to remember a game I played a year or so ago. Traitor/Hidden Saboteur premises with dice based game play. You are all on a ship or base with various bits that become damaged over time. The ...
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Help me identify this old tile stacking game

A game from the 60's. Stacking plastic tiles 1-20, six of each. Can't remember how to play but stacking was definitely involved.
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Stacking game around 1993-1996

I remember playing a game when I was younger you had 4 plastic pegs and 9 blocks. only 3 blocks could fit onto a peg at a time. The blocks had different colours and numbers. You pulled a card out of a ...
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Identify this card game with a 52-Card deck and two teams

I played this card game without knowing its name and had forgotten some rules. So here is a description of the game. It is for 3-12 players and players team up as the good or the bad. (Played using a ...
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What game is this wooden die from?

What game, possibly a children's board game, is this die from or used to play?
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Children's transport-themed game book, possibly European

From the 1970's - a large-format hardback children's book where each double-page spread was a transport-themed game with cut-out cardboard pieces. Most of the games were more complex than basic roll-...
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What is this game that is about connecting streams?

A few years back, my parents had this game about connecting streams, or rivers. The goal was to connect the streams which started at your side of the board to the other side, and deny the streams of ...
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what game is it?

I got this 2nd hand game/toy from a friend, but he also doesn't know what's the name or company that produce such games: The rule is obvious and it's really not easy. Is there a name for such game? ...
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Does anyone know what this game is?

I was just given this game from a box in my grandmothers house and we have no idea what it is. We think there may be some pegs missing and it uses a round solitaire board with two sets of pegs.
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Identify a card game where one player points to cards and the others try to figure out the one they are signalling

I play this game with my friends but I forgot the name of the game. First, Player 1 lays out 9 cards on a table face up in the shape of a perfect square. Then player 2 looks away. The other people ...
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Game based on old phone 'Snake' Game

I'm trying to remember the name of a board game based on the phone game 'snake' This hasn't been easy to google as 'board game' and 'snake' return Snakes And Ladders. I recall playing the game ...
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Which member of the Icelandic national football team designed a board game?

I was just watching Argentina play Iceland in the football World Cup, and one of the ITV commentators mentioned as an aside that one of the players on the Iceland team had recently published a board ...