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What is this weird d12 for?

So I won these d12s at an arcade only to realise they're not normal. Instead of having 1-12 on them, they have some array of numbers from 3-8 or 4-9. There were red, blue and white ones, and I don't ...
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What game did these black and yellow dice come from?

I found these in Australia: A set of six six-sided dice, black with yellow markings. The dice are identical. The sides are the numerals 1, 2, and 3; an unfilled pip and a filled pip; and a weird ...
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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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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 anyone tell me what game these dice come from?

There are 7 d6 and a d10. Sides contain horseshoes, crossbows, swords, wings, faces, etc.
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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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Anyone know what game uses these six-sided dice with letters and a dart-like glyph on them?

Does anyone know what these cubes are used for? Is it a board game? The dice are all identical, with sides, [D,S,S,T,M,Glyph].
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Can anyone help my identify this card game

It's a game about capitalism and I cannot remember it's name for the life of me
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Identify old boardgame

I found this game at my friend's parents. They said they custom made this from an old PC game (90's). But they forgot the name. Here is a picture of it. The goal is to get your pieces across the ...
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Which board game is this token from with a number on the front and "SW" on the back?

Please can anyone identify this game? These tokens have fallen out of some box but I can’t remember which one - it’s not any of the ones I’ve checked so far.
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Where is this die from?

The die appeared in my old room, lying perfectly on a table, and nobody knows where it came from. I would be thankful if you would help me identify this die.
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Can you identify this likely chess variant?

I frequent a thrifting board game thread on BGG (BoardGameGeek). Recently 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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What is this game with multiplying aliens and random weapons?

I remember playing a game with my parents when I was a kid (in the mid 1990s) where you played either as the crew on a ship being invaded by multiplying aliens or as the aliens themselves. The board ...
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Identify this board and card game relating to 19th century race horses

Does anyone know the name of the board game in the picture below please?
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Which game is this six-sided die with two sets of runic-looking plus, minus and empty sides from?

I have just received this die as an extra gift in a pack of games I bought online, but I really cannot identify where is this from? The other 3 sides are equal to the 3 visible, overall two have that ...
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What is this game with a 12x8 pegboard and 59 double sided pegs?

I was wondering if anyone knows what this game is. It has 59(maybe missing 1) pegs that are red on one side and wood color on the other. It is a 12 x 8 Pegboard Game. There are no markings on the ...
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How can I tell if these vintage boardgames are worth anything?

My grandparents passed away recently, and my mother is cleaning out their house. They have some vintage board games (ca. 1960's, maybe?) in their house, and she's wondering what to do with them. I don'...
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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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Identify: time travelling game

The game was played with a whole bunch of cards with historical events on them. Each event had two versions, one on each side of the card, and you could travel through time turning cards over to ...
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Identify Strategy Game with Chariots and Elephants

This was a strategy board game I played a few times as a child almost 20 years ago. Here is what I remember: There were two sides with identical sets of pieces. I seem to recall the sides being brown ...
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Soviet space exploration board game (now with pictures)

I have an archaeological question :). I used to have this space exploration board game that my father bought in the USSR in the 80s. I can't remember its name and I've been trying to find it on ...
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Name of this interesting variant of Tic-tac-toe?

A group of grad students and I regularly meet up at conferences. Often, we spend our coffee breaks between talks playing various suggested generalisations of common pen-and-paper games to see if we ...
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Help me identify this card game with secret, changing rules

A while ago, I played this card game with a handful of my friends. We used regular poker cards. We started playing the games without being told the rules. The only thing we were told was that it was ...
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Table-top Golf game with coins?

About twenty years ago I saw this game board. It was huge, the size of a table. Made of wood. And on it was an 18-hole golf course, complete with pegs and barriers for hazards. You played with coins (...
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What board game does this die belong to?

I found a red and black die in my pocket. The sides are a T, a Roman column, two people, a clock with x2, one person, and another T; each image is bordered by a circle. I have no idea what it's from; ...
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Identify this space combat game with a letter based ship architecture

I remember going through an old board game I found in my parents attic when I was a child (early 2000s, however it's an old game, so it could easily have been released in the 80s) and I was hoping you ...
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Does anyone recognize this monster family board game?

I am gonna drive myself nuts because I can not remember the name of a board game from my childhood. It would have been between 1993–1999. The box was shaped like a creepy castle or house and there ...
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Name of the game where you are a monk collecting scriptures and could become pope?

I trying to recall the title of a game. I remember its gameplay and mechanics rather well, however its name eludes me. The premise has you as monks who travel around Italy during the medieval period, ...
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Is this card game found in casinos?

In the paper [1], the authors write "... the problem is equivalent to a card game played in Las Vegas: The cards of a shuffled deck are dealt one at a time and face up. At the same time the ...
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Identify boardgame from Big movie

Does anyone know what the game pictured in the background of this scene is? It's got the logo from the fictitious toy company from the movie in it, so it's plausible the game is fictitious too. If it ...
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Identify board game on 4x4 board with 8 black and 8 white pieces

Staying in an old farmhouse in France we have found this game. There is a 4x4 board with 8 black and 8 white pieces. Does anyone know what this game is called and more importantly how to play it.
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What is the African board game in this picture?

What is the name of the board game in the picture below? Any article/document about the game would be very appreciated.
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Looking to identify a particular form of solitaire played in-hand, not on a table

Back in college I had a friend teach me a different way to play a solitaire-like game. It was played in-hand which meant you could play it while standing in line or any time you were bored and had a ...
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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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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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Adventure board game I had as a kid

My parents years ago cleaned the house and donated a lot of things that didn't see use, one of them was this game, never saw use because I didn't have a play group the right size. I remember it being ...
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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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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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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 is this game with Knights and Ogres and wolf riders I played when I was a kid?

I grew up in the 80s, so the game should of come out in the late 80s or early 90s. I believe that the game was made by the same makers that made Hero Quest, but I might be wrong. The game was an War ...
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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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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 the name of a 2d6 game

I remember a simple but interesting dice game, I remember the rules but I don't know its name. I would like to know its name to be able to look up stuff about it. It is played with two 6-sided dice. ...
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What is the board game featured in this Houkago Saikoro Kurabu picture?

Can someone identify the game in this picture? It comes from the manga Houkago Saikoro Kurabu, which has a history of showcasing real board games (particularly eurogames) so it is very likely not just ...
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What are the name and rules of this hand signing spell game?

I remember finding the rules to this game on the internet, oh, 15 years ago or so. The players (typically (or necessarily?) two) sit around a table. At every "turn" - for advanced play indicated by ...
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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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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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Identify an unknown letter cube game (not Boggle)

We managed to lose the instructions of this game and cannot remember the name. It seems similar to Boggle - but has groups of similar cubes, each with the type in a different colour, and a die. The ...
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What is this Soviet Russian game featuring a complex path on a black background?

A Russian friend found this game from his grandmother, but doesn't have the name or any other details. A reverse image search didn't turn anything up. What is it?
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What is this game that's similar to Go?

I always thought that Go was played by trying to place 5 of your pieces in a row while blocking your opponent from doing so, but I just recently looked up the rules, and it's completely different. Is ...

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