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Can you identify this likely chess variant?

I frequent a thrifting board game thread on BGG (BoardGameGeek). Recenly a nice copy of a supposed chess variant appeared and we cannot seem to identify it. From that post the game is described ...
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Is this game in a tv 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.
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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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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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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 name of this solitaire variant?

I recently learned a new solitaire from a friend, but we have no idea what the name of it is. Can anyone help? You use two decks of cards, and start by placing 14 rows of cards. The middle 4 rows are ...
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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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Identifying an old flash game - 6x6 board, stacking tiles, possibly called “automatons”

I am trying to find a two-player tile placement strategy board game that I played 15–20 years ago on a now-defunct Flash game aggregator website. I believe the name of the page was "Automatons&...
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What is this tile set with the card suites and numbers set in a 6x6 grid?

What is the name of this game? How do you play it? (if instructions cannot be easily found online) Board and Game Pieces: Board and Back of Game Pieces: The game also includes: 12 White Poker ...
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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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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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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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Color Plastic Sheeps As Game Pawns

For years I've been trying to remember what game was this I played as a kid mid-1980's. It had a huge board and within the board there was a road. The board tiles were drawn stone-like. There were ...
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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 questions asking with emotions card game?

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 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) repeatedly, ...
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Help identify a game with a vampire and his servants

A friend asked me quite a question yesterday. She was trying to remember a game that she saw in a game shop when she was a child, in the 80s-90s. On its cover was a vampire at a table, ready to eat, ...
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Card game similar to jokers and pegs

I recently read about a popular game that, similar to Jokers and Pegs, used cards to determine play. As I recall, it required multiple decks of cards - two more decks than the number of players, but I ...
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Help Identify this Trucking Game from the Early 1980's

A user at boardgamegeek.com recently asked for help identifying a game he played as a kid in the early '80s. Usually BGG is able to quickly provide an answer for these types of queries, but his ...
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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. It uses one deck with no jokers. To set up the starting stacks, moving left to ...
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Thar she Blows! Any info?

Can someone please provide some info on the game? And possibly whay it may be worth? I have searched high and low and found nothing. All I really know is that the game is from the year 1939 and that ...
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name and rules of a numerical card game

I am looking for some information about a pokerlike game where 2 cards with numbers from 1 to 60 are dealt to each player and and bets are related to number representing an average number from of all ...
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Which board game is the family Banks playing in Fresh Prince of Bel Air S4E19?

I’m rewatching The Fresh Prince of Bel Air. In season 4 episode 19 “You’d Better Shop Around” the Bankses are playing a board game with cards and pawns. Carlton reads a card to Hilary asking “You’re ...
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What is the name of this card game

I played this game when I was younger but I cant remember its name, its a 2 player game, 3 cards in your hand, and then deal 2 cards face up in front of each person. You then have to each add a card ...
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Card game with animated and holographic cards

So I recently remembered a card game that I saw when I went to my friends house a couple years ago. Here are the things I remember: I remember most of the cards being like holographic and animated. ...
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Game I thought was called “By Popular Demand”

Where I work we have a quiz every Friday. I'm trying to find a quiz like game we can do by email instead whilst many of us are working remotely. I'm trying to find online rules to a game that I ...
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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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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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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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looking for an old game it had a battery operated ball

It was a game almost like kerplunk but it was a ball that moved around in a change and you had to take turns removing stickes to the cage till the ball got free
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What is this solitaire game?

My grandma taught me this game as a child and I can’t find it to learn it again. You have four piles on the left of the table. You have to somehow uncover aces to start playing the cards of that suit. ...
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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 ...