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Name of solitaire game with layout like US flag?

The layout is as shown in the picture. I call it the “flag version”of solitaire, but that is my own made up name. My grandmother taught it to me. Stacks are moved to make descending order stacks but ...
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Identifying barricade-looking game

When my parents moved, they gave my old games from their place and there was this game (pieces are just putted like this, no idea if it's supposed to be like that, neither if the orientation is right):...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Info about this coin obstacle course game from Micki Gemla Sweden?

I found this old coin obstacle course game from Micki Gemla Made in Sweden? There where no hard cover so can anyone help me with the name of this game? And also maybe give some more information about ...
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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) ...
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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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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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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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Is there an English name for this popular Lebanese card game?

This is a trick taking game played with a standard suite of cards. There is a variant where the jokers are used, but I will be describing the standard game. The translation of the name is '400'. It ...
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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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Solitaire variant: Piles of 3, top moved by value match. Name=?

I'm in the UK. My sister taught me this as "American Patience" in the 1960's (it is not a straight Solitaire). Object: To clear the tableaux and move all the cards to the 4 foundation piles, Ace ...
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Is there a standard name for the card game "Elevenses"?

My mother taught me a simple single player card game called Elevenses when I was young. I'm wondering: does my card game have a standard name? I have not met many who have known of the game. You ...
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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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Can anyone identify this variant of Yukon solitaire?

I learned this game from my grandfather, and I want wondering if anyone else has seen it before or knows the name of it. I think it is a Yukon variant. Deck: one deck with no jokers (52 cards). Deal:...
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What is this wooden animals game with unique dice?

Does anyone recognize these game pieces? I found them at a second hand store and having a hard time finding where they come from. Here is what I have (all wooden): 4 blue roosters (?) 4 green pine ...
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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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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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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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Is the game in McDelivery Canada ad real or fake?

On Facebook's Board Game Revolution Community page, someone wants to know if the board game pictured in a television ad is a real game or a jumble of game parts. Video ad #1: https://youtu.be/...
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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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Help identifying old board game

Does anyone know what game this is? It seems to be a 12x12 grid with the outside rows used to mark a winner of a row. It appears that each box can be slid to reveal a color. Picture is from the late ...
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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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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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To which game would these dice belong?

Someone on Facebook happened on these old dice. Characters are engraved on some of them : 345 L D (?) HILLTOP, and some symbols. Can someone identify the game from which they come?
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Anybody know what game this belongs to

Any body have any guesses to which game these belong .... most likely a card/dice combo
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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