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What is this game with a wooden fish board and many little pinholes?

I bought this in a thrift store in Sitka, Alaska, in 2014. I assume it's a 2-player game with little pins that go in the holes. Does anyone know what game this might be?
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Identification: moving and stacking black and white pieces, packed in a tube

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 ...
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Identify these dice with letters

Cleaning up our board games at my rental and found these four dice. They have kind of a Rubberized feel to them. Die 1: Blue C Red D Purple S Yellow R Orange M Green N Die 2: Blue H Red T Purple N ...
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Name of fast card game with penalties?

Goal: First player to run out of cards wins. Deal: Divide cards evenly and place face down in a deck in front of each player. Play is fast. penalties: If a player takes too long opponents can yell ...
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What card game is this?

Dealer deals 3 cards to each player first, they’re not supposed to look at those. Then another three that you can look at but don’t touch go above them when the deck runs out of cards. So the general ...
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Boardgame similar to Talisman but with an end-boss

I recently played Talisman, revised 4th Edition, and it brought up some memories of a game that I played around 2010. The game belonged to the father of a friend of mine and was not new (if I had to ...
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Can anyone identify this Yukon solitaire variant?

So since I was a kid my grandma has always been playing the same kind of solitaire. But no one knows the name. After some digging I found out it must be some form of Yukon. Deck: Standard 52 card deck ...
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What is this Solitaire games name

There are 7 rows: Row 1 7 Face up Row 2 1 down 6 up Row 3 2 down 5 up Row 4 3 down 4 up Row 5 4 down 3 up Row 6 5 down 2 up Row 7 6 down 1 up Any of the 3 remaining cards can be played to ...
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What was this game with different symbols on puzzle pieces

I am trying to identify this game from memory. When I was a kid, me and some extended family members would often play this game at an elderly neighbor’s house. I remember always wanting to play the ...
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Codenames Pictures but with more surreal, colourful paintings

We all know Codenames and Codenames: Pictures. A few years ago at a Snakes & Lattes, I and a few others played a version of Codenames that was like Codenames: Pictures, but the images were very ...
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Identify this 10 Column Solitaire

A few days ago the person next to me on the plane was playing a solitaire game I had never seen, and I have been looking for the game name without success. What I could figure out is: Deal: Two decks ...
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Identifying a cooperative escape game

Setup: Maps are generated by placing provided tiles next to each other, which were either shuffled or placed according to some guide (don't remember). I remember there were distinct tile types with ...
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Are the cards in these videos cards from a real TCG, or just props?

The video game Inscryption has a few segments where in-game videos depicting a fictional Youtuber opening card packs of what are supposed to be fictional card games are played. In these videos, the ...
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Name this variant of Rummy with mystery cards

Any idea what it is variant of Rummy? 2 decks 10 cards dealt per player Mystery card can help to complete a set Meld all 10 of your cards. Example would be 8c,9c,Jc and the mystery card being 10 of ...
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Identify this game about using 3 cards sets to take control of Pawns

Help me identify this game about taking control of a row of Pawns with Flushes and Straights made of 3 cards. Here are some aspects I remember: It's a two player game. It's an older card game + where ...
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What is the racing board game they are playing in Netflix's show about Formula 1, s02e09?

They play some kind of board game with joysticks, she says "that's all we did growing up" so it's quite old and probably not very computerised. Now, from what I gather the cars turn ...
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Identify this wooden 24 hole pegboard game

What game is this pegboard for? It has a row of 2-5 hole groups (10 peg holes) on each side with 4 peg holes at the top.
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TacTix vs. ConTacTix?

I recently learned of the simple game TacTix, essentially a two-dimensional Nim (and thus similar to many other games). When googling up some examples, I found many pages referring to ConTacTix. Most ...
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Anyone know a game with yellow and blue ducks?

I remember having a game years ago (it would have been made around 2006-2013) in which there were two players. One player had yellow ducks, and the other had blue. The ducks were 3D, shaped like ...
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What's this old board game set in a village with yellow and red roads?

No pieces, or other information is available concerning this game board. What is this board game? It has several roads identified as "Concession Line", "Lower Road", "Log ...
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Can you identify this John Conway board game?

A colleague of mine received the item pictured below as a gift from Diana Conway, the widow of the mathematician John H. Conway. It was found among Conway's many recreational possessions, but was not ...
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Identify this game with 4 players, each have 2 choices

The game is played with any deck of playing cards, or just using hand gestures without any items at all. How I've seen it usually played - There are 4 players. Every round, each player will choose ...
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What's name of of this Jenga game?

I once played a game in which players need to make a chain of plastic rectangular blocks by hooking them together. The plastic blocks are coloured and semitransparent. First block hooks to the top of ...
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Identify game about ecology, earth & pollution with prisoner dilemma at the heart of the game

I'm searching for an old game, at least 25 years old, in which you play an industry nation and most of the time you loose against the game. At the heart of the game was a "prisoner dilemma". ...
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What is this game involving white disks, fish, and wavy pieces?

I'm wondering if someone might be able to help me out with an odd request. Living in Ireland, someone approached me to identify a game. They found games pieces in a very old wooden box (100 years or ...
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Trying to find specific children's horror-themed board game in book format

I'm trying to find this game I had as a kid. It was a roughly A3-sized cardboard book that contained several spooky-themed game boards. Each page was a different board and theme. I can't remember ...
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Collectible dinosaurs cards game from cereals loot box (probably), in the turn of the 2000's

If you're in for a challenge, here is what I remember about this small game I'd like to find more information on : It was a small collectible cards game about dinosaurs. Each card was of a square ...
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Svick Czech Card Game

It came up in some discussions today about an old card game called "Svick" that was played about 35 years ago. We can't really remember how this game was played, or all the rules to it, so I ...
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Identify an old apples to apples kind of card game

There is a card game from when I was young, around 1980 (could be even older). The game is in Finland, quite possibly translated to finnish from it's original language. Might also be a finnish game ...
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Collectible figures with rotatable base

First of all, I hope that this is the correct community for this question, otherwise I am happy to be corrected. I am looking for certain figures (of a game I think/suppose) that I saw around the year ...
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What is this tic-tac-toe like game with green and yellow balls?

I found recently this board game in my parents' home (Spain); it seems like it might possibly be a version of tic-tac-toe. Does anybody know the name of the game or the rules?
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ID 1980s kids' astronomy book featuring a board game about asteroid mining

I am searching for a book that contained a playable board game within its pages. About the book In the UK in the late 1980s, many schools participated in the Puffin Book Club, where pupils could buy ...
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Can you identify this form of solitaire [duplicate]

I learned this as a kid. The setup is one card laid out at a time in a row. You make stack cards next to each other if they match numbers or suits. You may also stack in the same manner but skipping ...
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Searching for a Shedding Card Game of Turkish Origin

I'm looking for any information about a card game that was taught to me by a friend, who claims this game is of Turkish origin. The game plays fairly similar to shedding card games like Mau-Mau, Uno, ...
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Identify a card game where you need to play a higher card or pickup the discard pile?

The first time I played was elementary and no one remembered the name so we've called it "the game with no name" for years. Setup: The game starts with three cards dealt to each player, face ...
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Searching for Plant Growth Board Game with Stacking

I am trying to find a game that is similar to Photosynthesis. Unless I am completely misremembering, it plays very similar to Photosynthesis, with a central area that everybody competes in and a sun ...
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I remember a certain card game. What is its name?

I once saw a video of a guy explaining how to play a card game. The game was quite like MtG, with a few differences. The "lands" were attached to the creatures. You paid for a creature by ...
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Card game No-Got

I was at a park in Florida and they were playing a game called No- got. they had two dice per person two decks of cards and you deal out all the cards and then you roll two dice and you followed the ...
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What is this card game called

Each player is dealt 4 cards, and 4 cards are dealt, face up onto the table. The deck is placed on the table face down. One deck of cards, containing three jokers Jokers = 25 points Face cards = 10 ...
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Asymmetric "Jurassic Park"-esque 2 player game

I remember playing a game at a board game event, but can't find its name for the life of me. Two players only. One plays as a Velociraptor mother (and her younglings), and the other plays as a ...
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1 board, 2 chickens,3 baskets 9 positions

Small ceramic board,2 chickens,9 positions,3 nests; 2 nests with 2 eggs & one nest with one egg. Eggs non removeable. Can I send a photo?
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Identify game: Intergalactic United Nations

Trying to identify a game I played at a convention a couple years ago. (No, it was not Diplomacy.) It was a fairly light and lighthearted game where you play the “Space UN” and debate what laws to ...
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Trying to remember card game I played a few years back

I still remember the rules pretty well, the name escapes me though. The cards look a lot like Phase 10, so I'm hoping my grandma didn't just make it up. Each player is dealt a hand of 6(?) cards Each ...
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Help me identify an old family board game (from memory)

I realize chances are slim, but I figure it's worth a shot asking, nonetheless. It's a game that I've played as a very young child and have moved countries since (but I'm pretty sure I've lost all ...
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Late 80's game, post apocalyptic dinosaurs and guns

I am trying to remember what was either a board game or a strategy game from the late 1980s. The setting was a post-apocalyptic USA with a campy 1950s vibe. You controlled dinosaurs that you have to ...
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Grandma's Patience

I've been given some cards numbered 1 to 16 (6 cards with each number). Apparently you can play a patience style game called Grandma's patience, trying to build up 6 columns of numbers, but I can't ...
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What's this game depicting an old viking in the middle of a big character sheet with futhark script?

On a French-language boardgame site, someone is looking to identify this game.
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Card Game Name: 5 points and you’re out

I recently learned a new card game and the person didn’t know the name. Maybe someone else does. Goes like this... A round begins with each player having been dealt 4 cards except the starting player ...
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What game has black dice with keys on three sides?

What game are these dice for: black 6-sided dice with a white key symbol on each of three sides with the other 3 sides blank
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Identify this Solitaire with 4 piles of 4 cards

I am looking for a Solitaire game, the rules are: Setup: deal 4 piles of 4 cards. Only the top card is face up. Then you flip over the top card in your hand. That becomes the starter card for the ...
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