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What is this card game's name?

It's called Devil's Delight by the people I know but I can't find any google results for it. Does any one know what people call this? The game is played with two decks and everyone gets seven cards ...
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Unknown Dice Game

Does anyone know what this game is? My wife picked up 2 of these shakers and I cannot identify the game. Thanks in advance!
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When and which board game was the first to be ever invented?

Which board game is the first to be ever invented, when was it invented and where?
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What game uses dice with sides powers of 2?

I have one die. It has six sides marked 2, 4, 8, 16, 32 and 64. Does anyone know what game uses this?
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Does anyone remember this game from the seventies? [closed]

This might be a tough one. My mom and dad are trying to remember the name of a game they played before I was born (I am 36 so we’re going back). All they can remember is that it was a card game, it ...
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Help identify this game with four divided concentric circles

I inherited the a wooden game from my parents. Probably date from 1960-1975. No box, no instruction. Can you help me identify it and locate rules for it? It's a 9.5" square with 4 indented concentric ...
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What is the name of this two player card game for betting?

There is a two-player game in Sri Lanka using the French card deck. One of the players shuffles the deck and the second player bets for a card value (without the suit). If the requested card value ...
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Identify this standard-deck solitaire with a 7x7 tableau

This game has 7 cards facing up in the first row and goes into descending order to the last row that has one up and 6 down. There are 3 cards left to use if no moves available. Aces go up when cleared ...
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Solitaire all cards dealt face up in 13 columns, then 12, then 11, 10, 9

I’m trying to figure out the name of this card game. First turn: Deal out 52 cards, all face up in 13 columns (4 rows). The cards in each column overlap. Can move single cards only. A card can be ...
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When you take a trick, you *take* a trick

I played a hand of Hearts with someone who had not played cards in a while. When she took her first trick, she started to put the cards in her hand before remembering to put them down. That gave me ...
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Which dice game has a board with 9x9 squares that has different colors on the diagonals and midway on some edges?

Can anyone identify this game? It's played on a board of 9 by 9 squares, some of which (on the diagonals and midway on some edges) are different colours, reminding me of an abbreviated Scrabble ...
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Can you identify this “memory” card game with 3 secret cards, lowest score wins

Last summer, my nephew taught our family a card game. I think he learned it in Singapore. We would like to find out what the game is called. THE RULES - as best as I can remember them: Each player ...
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What game is this meeple from?

This meeple was found at a bar where board games are often played, but nobody could identify what game it was from. It appears similar to a standard meeple, but with a flat bottom (rather than two ...
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What game uses dice with compass point arrows, forbidden signs, explosions, arrows and targeting reticles?

A while ago I bought a few bags of factory 2nd dice. Out of those bags, there are a handful of dice that I have not been able to immediately identify. Some I have later been able to identify through ...
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Can't remember name of board game

So in the very early 2000s (in the U.K.), I had this board game that was essentially a large purple monster head. I was quite young at the time so I can't fully remember the rules of the game either, ...
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Trying to figure out which version of solitaire this is

All cards are laid face up in 4 rows of 13 and the goal is to get into one pile but you can only move cards that are next to each other or 4 spaces away.
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What game do these dice go to?

I remember that these dice went to a specific game that we played growing up. (I was born in '75.) But that is all I can remember!
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What are the rules to this “CheeseGame”?

I was treasure hunting through a second-hand shop that imports most of its items from Japan and I found this wooden game. Pieces: 5 Natural-colored Cheese Wedges 1 Yellow Cheese Wedge 1 Mouse 1 Dome ...
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Card Chess with Playing Cards?

What is the name of the card game where you have two players and a "board" of cards 4 cards by 13 cards. The cards are face down. Each player takes a turn by either flipping a card (first card flip ...
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Help identify “blockart” game

I remember a very good boardgame named "BLOCKART" that I played decades ago. It has a white board that has deep rectangle/hexagon slots. There are a lot of colorful rectangular cuboid tokens. ...
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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? [closed]

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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Identify 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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Can anyone identify board game with 2 rows 2 holes wide each and 2 upright metal pins?

The Gatorade bottle has been placed for scale
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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 ...