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What game is this? 8x8 wooden grid with 2 sets of 9 marbles

Anyone got any idea what this game is? A wooden board consisting of 8x8 grids of holes and 2 sets of 9 marbles (blue and green, all marbles in a set appear to be the same). The label says ‘Oriental ...
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What is this 2 pack patience game?

Can anyone tell me what the name of this 2 pack solitaire game is called? I have played it since I was a child but would like to discover the full rules. It is much like standard one pack solitaire ...
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2-player Lord of the Rings game from the early 2000s

I am looking for a LOTR 2-player (1v1) board game I received for Christmas as a kid in the early 2000s (after the last movie got released, so probably 2003 or 2004, but the game in itself may have ...
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What is the name of this game with dice and tiles?

The person offering it calls it "Bamboo Game". There are no rules supplied with it.
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Identify a fantasy board game from the 90's

I had a game in the 90s when I was a kid. These are the traits I remember: Some kind of fantasy game. A big carton board consisting of two pieces: upper level and underground level. The game paths ...
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What is the name of this board game? 4 player max,1 token, winner is first to top of a raised platform

The game in question I remember playing in the 90s but was an 70s or 80s game. 4 player max 2 player min. Each player had one coloured token the board was made up of a player in each corner, with aim ...
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What card game was played in “Solo: A Star Wars Story”?

Han Solo won the Millennium Falcon at the end by playing a card game. What game was that actually?
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Child's game where a picture behind a shutter is only visible for a split second

I'm looking for the name of a children's game where a picture behind a plastic shutter is visible only for a fraction of a second. The players sitting in front of the shutter then had to guess the ...
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Childhood dangers card game made in the 70s/80s

Does anyone remember the name of a card game that was made in the 70s or 80s in which you collect cards in a sequence of events that was meant to teach kids to avoid household injuries? Some of the ...
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Is there any card game where the cards' back color is meaningful?

Many card games are played using a double deck of 52+2 cards where the back colors are different (e.g., in Italy it's customary to have red and blue). Is there any game, played with such a ...
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What's this matching playing card game?

I have a new set of playing cards. I would like to play a matching/trading game with them. However, I don't know the name and I am relying on the Internet to help me remember dealing rules. Here's ...
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German card game that involves betting 'knocks'

Played this card game a couple years ago while backpacking in South America with some Germans (I think). There was a betting system, but we didn't use any chips or currency, etc. It had a somewhat ...
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Help identifying version of solitaire

I was taught a solitaire game similar to klondike that has seven columns, 1st row has 1st card up and next 6 columns down, second layer has column 1 and 2 up next 5 down, erc until the 7th row is all ...
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Identify board game with a castle divider, air plungers, soldier-shaped plugs?

I remember a game my grandparents had, but I have never found it searching on the web. This game was likely made in the 1970s, it was 2-player. It had a green board that was injection molded plastic,...
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Identify similar Game to Achi

We in childhood played game called Bead 12 and a smaller version with 3 Beads. It is called in our local language Bara Tehni or Teen Tehni. A Bangladesh version of this game also called Baroguti and ...
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Solitaire game with all cards up in 5 rows of 10 cards each?

What is this game? The rules are: Goal - To create four "foundations" from all the cards. Foundations - Build up in suit from Ace to King. Initial Tableau - 50 cards in 5 rows of 10 each and two ...
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What's the name of this oil trading board game?

When I was a child I used to play around with the figures of a game that a relative of mine had tucked away in his attic. It was some sort of oil trading board game and some of the components I ...
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Heroic fantasy god game

I am looking for the name of a board game that I played in uni (6 years ago). It's an heroic fantasy game where each player is god and can take control of any race on the board and have them fight any ...
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What is this round board game on a turn table?

The board has 32 sections with 4 peg holes in each section. There are 4 numbered pegs each a different color. There are 4 die with numbers 1 through 6 following the same colors as the pegs. It is ...
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What's this German Go/Chess-like Game? “Heureka!”?

I was recently thinking back to a board game I played some 8 years ago. In my mind, I'm convinced the game was called Heureka (not Eureka), but after many days of fruitless searching, I don't think ...
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What is the name of this card game described below?

A player draws a card from 2 different stacks. First stack: a question that the player must ask another..."will you marry me?". Second stack: an emotion or attitude...."Aloof". The player must ...
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What's this board game with an old radio and some country flags on it?

This is the boardgame in question. What is it? The capital cities listed are Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Rome, and Vienna. There's a number of spaces that say "Tune" and it appears to have an ...
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1970s code-cracking game, similar to Mastermind

I am trying to identify a 1970s game similar to Mastermind, which involved cracking a code consisting of a few numerals. I believe the name was something like Quikwit, or Kwikwit - I'm uncertain of ...
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What is this board game with black & white pieces and criss-crossing lines called? or how is it played?

I found this image on Pinterest with description "Ancient board game". There are more than 15 black and white pieces, some of them are placed on the intersection of 3 vertical lines and other criss-...
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What is this Old French Game board with 10x10 squares and dark and light circular pieces?

I have this old 10x10 wooden game board with dark (black) and light (brown) circular pieces for a long time and am trying to find out a little bit about it. The entire board with storage is ...
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Help identifying this snake maze board game

Here is a short video showcasing a two-player table-top game produced by the Mexican toy company Lily-Ledy (most of its games were licensed from worldwide toy vendors, re-branded and manufactured in ...
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What game did these pawns go to?

Vintage unidentifiable Hard plastic game pieces 8 short 4 medium 1 large in both blue and red.
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Name of a board game with a world map and an airplane traveling to different cities

I am trying to find the name of an old board game. It had a picture of the world on the board with different cities. A line is drawn from each city to a destination. That is the only place that city ...
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What are these pieces from?

My parents found these while unpacking. I'm fairly certain they're from a board game of some sort, they're vaguely familiar but I can't place them! 44m diameter. If I had to guess, I'd suspect they're ...
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What is the name of this Rummy variant?

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.