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Questions tagged [identify-this-game]

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Help > Identify: ~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 ...
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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 ...