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Questions tagged [identify-this-game]

For questions on which game the described game is. Include as many details as possible, so we aren't left guessing!

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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 ...
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Game (like tic-tac-toe, but with a hole in the middle) where players have to score by getting temples on tiles?

The game has eight square pieces placed in a 3x3 array with the middle empty. Think tic-tac-toe but with a hole in the middle. Each of the eight tiles has a matrix of squares on it, around 8x8 or ...
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Looking for name of very old board-type game

I do not remember if it is competitive, cooperative or solo game. It is played with small cubes having a different marking on each side representing directions such as straight, turn, an X, diagonal,...
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Early to mid 70's 2-player maze race game - What was the name?

It's not Pathfinder. This one came with a vertical red plastic board that had pegs on half of each side with which you would build a maze using several dozen white "T"-shaped blocks placed between 2 ...
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Space version of a monopoly like game?

Trying to find a boardgame from my childhood. it was basically Monopoly in space. all the pieces were little rockets the board was a map of our solar system each moon around the planets had deed ...
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Spy or secret identity game

I don't have as much information about the game as I wish. I played it back in the 80's so it is at least that old. It was a board game typical size and had squares around the edge of the board that ...
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Cant remember the name [closed]

We used to play a card game with a mat on table. We had to put chips in the kitty also in 8 other piles on the mat. whoever won the hand got the kitty.
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What's this circular board with a spider in the middle

This was hung on the wall at a BBQ restaurant, but I'm not familiar with the board. It's almost like a dart board, but it's wooden with triangles on the sides and holes in the corners.
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Biome/nature board game- collecting animal cards from different environments

My sisters and I have been trying to remember the name of a board game we used to play in the late 90s but have had no luck. Here are the details we remember: 1. Players had their own board themed for ...
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what’s the names of the card game that uses 8 decks of cards?

This card game was played by 3 women at a Sr Center and it took 3 hours. Eight decks of cards used to play this game.
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What's this game featuring a 15x15 peg board, and 60 pegs for the two sides?

[The game was made by my husband’s grandfather in 1974, but we don’t know the name or the rules. Each end has 60 pegs. The playing space is 15 across and 15 spaces wide. Thanks for any help you can ...
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Cardgame where participants have to guess the situation based on hints

I played once at a friend's house a game where you picked a card that gave hints like 'John entered Bob's house and went out without clothes'. You had to guess why this happens. During the game, you ...
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Recent semi co-op maze game designed to be played blind

I saw a game recently appear on my personal twitter but forgot to fave it and now I cant't find it so might have been deleted. I think its a fairly new game that is a semi co-op, All players against ...
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What is the name of this trick-taking card game?

Years ago, in the 70s, my aunt from Kentucky taught us a card game. She called it "Table". I've found nothing on the internet but it seems similar to Oh Hell. You were dealt 1 card in the first round,...
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Identify game with 'Cataclysm cards and Sin cards' based on game end rules

A friend has found some rules to a game he printed off several years ago and had in a box that wasn't the game. The pages also seem to be just a print off of 'Advanced rules'. Unfortunately the game ...
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What is this four-player card game with only Jacks, Queens, Kings, and Aces?

Deck dealt contains only Jack, Queen, King, Ace. Four players. Each player gives one card to his neighbour in each round. Each player tries to get pairs and gets rid of them. Once one person is ...
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What’s the name of this three row solitaire?

Start building three rows/piles, one card at a time in each. When three adjacent cards in the same row together add to 10, 20 or 30, remove them and put them in the bottom of the draw pile (in your ...
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probably antique French game - asking for identification

This is on the back of a board for French Chequers called Jeu de Dames. I have found out that it is possibly from the mid 19th century! qq
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Game with changing goal [closed]

Are there any board or card games with changing goals? Before you answer real quick saying "yes", let me define what I mean. When I say change goal, I mean that the player works towards that goal not ...
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2000s Tabletop war game, hex terrain pieces, mix of science fiction and fantasy [duplicate]

I remember a friend of mine was trying to get me to implement this as a computer game. It came about around 2002-2006. Terrain pieces were stackable plastic hex pieces. Figures were similarly on hex ...
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Does anyone recognize this monster family board game?

I am gonna drive myself nuts because I can not remember the name of a board game from my childhood. It would have been between 1993–1999. The box was shaped like a creepy castle or house and there ...
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Adventure board game I had as a kid

My parents years ago cleaned the house and donated a lot of things that didn't see use, one of them was this game, never saw use because I didn't have a play group the right size. I remember it being ...
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What's the (Dutch) name of this “push your luck” dice game?

My wife and her family introduced a game to me that they know (in Dutch) as "knobbelen". It seems similar to the game of 5000s(in Dutch). In this game, each player throws three dice (d6) repeatedly, ...
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Game where you guess whether something is true

Once at a board game café in Toronto, some friends and I played a game I really enjoyed. I can't seem to remember its name or find it by Googling relevant phrases. The premise was: A card is drawn ...
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What is the name of this fantasy game with cards and little treasure counters?

I don't remember the name of this game I played with a friend many years ago (more than 15 years). It had something to do with dragons and the game had each player draw cards and used round wooden ...
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Does anyone remember how to play a card game called “Wreck Your Neighbors House.”

The card game was a little similar to Solitare but the set up of the cards was different. My family and I used to play this game 20-30yrs ago with my grandmother but we have all forgotten how to play ...
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Location of Tiled Memory Game [closed]

It was a classic freeware single player brain trainer/tile matching game from a Polish? author that existed on one or two now defunct game repos. Consisted of a 4X4 grid of random symbols, each of ...
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Go game board - what is this on the back?

The back of my (19×19) go board looks like this: Does anyone know what this is? Is this for a different game?
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Game that this piece comes from?

I’m trying to figure out what game this piece comes from. I only have two pieces, but apparently they are different shapes and colors. It almost looks like a rock. Size is about half of dime: Thanks!!...
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Which game does this die belong to?

My brother found a d6 die that had numbers 50, 100, 200, 500, 50 and 200 instead of normal 1-6. Which game is this die from?
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3D tic tac toe type of game

Looking for the name and rules of the game. Four identical pieces. Each a clear plastic double cube with a red round bead in the center of one cube (half of the piece) and a green round bead in the ...
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Board game that you set up each time differently with little cards

I played it in probably early 90s. You had little cards and each time you played you put down the cards or tiles along the spaces on the board so each time you played it was different. They were like ...
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Help Identify this Trucking Game from the Early 1980's

A user at boardgamegeek.com recently asked for help identifying a game he played as a kid in the early '80s. Usually BGG is able to quickly provide an answer for these types of queries, but his ...
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What is this “dice, cubes, hexes and ships” game?

I've seen it in a "Game mechanics" presentation. What is the name of this game showcased in the photo below?
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What is the original name of this game “Marble Wow”?

Anyone know another (hopefully original) name for this game explained in this youtube video? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JrjvrB6V_EY The description says it is ancient and of Asian origin but ...