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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Trying to find the name of a great solitaire game from my childhood

This is a fantastic, thinking solitaire game, played with 52 cards, all face up. To set it up, you lay out 15 clusters of 3 cards each with all cards exposed, in 2 concentric arcs. Then you lay out 3 ...
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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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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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What are the rules for the card game "High Nines"?

A long time ago, my cousin taught me a card game he called "High Nines": It was a trick-taking game, similar to Euchre, though it used the full card deck. Trump cards were worth one point, except ...
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What is the name of this cards game?

My friend taught me this game and I tried to find it online but I didn't found it. He calls it "army". Each player has 3 cards. the smallest card is becoming the player's shield. The other 2 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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'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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To what game does this card belong?

The card in the following picture was included, probably by mistake, in a stack of Chance cards that were in a 1936 Monopoly box that I purchased on eBay a number of years ago. It clearly has nothing ...
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What is the name of this solitaire card game?

You start flipping cards over one at a time and holding them in one hand. When you have two cards of the same suit that are separated by two other cards (e.g. 4♣ 2♦ 7♥ 10♣), you discard the middle two....
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What is this die for?

I came across a strange green die. I'm wondering if anybody knew what it was from. As you can see, the one on the die is replaced with an odd symbol.
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What is this board game called? [duplicate]

My brother and I play this game using 8 white checkers and 8 black checkers on opposite sides of the board. We take turns flicking the checkers across the board to knock the opponent's checkers off ...
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Game flicking chequers knocking opponents off

My brother and I play this game using 8 white checkers and 8 black checkers on opposite sides of the board. We take turns flicking the checkers across the board to knock the opponent's checkers off ...
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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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Michigan Rummy? Incorrect Name?

I remember a rummy variant that I played as a child. I was taught it by older family members, who are all long dead. They called it "Michigan Rummy" but it was quite different from the game ...

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