Questions tagged [identify-this-game]

For questions on which game the described game is. Include as many details as possible, so we aren't left guessing! Pictures are very helpful in most cases.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
4
votes
2answers
1k views

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....
10
votes
1answer
738 views

What is the name of this game involving racing to the other side of the board and putting down barriers?

Does anyone recognize this game, where players take turns in a square board, each turn a player can move his pawn or place a wall and the objective is to reach the other side of the board before the ...
9
votes
2answers
1k views

Game with 37 diagonally-oriented holes, 10 black pegs and 10 white pegs

Can anyone tell me what this game is called and how it is played? It's a small square board with 37 holes, 10 black pegs and 10 white pegs in opposite diagonal corners.
8
votes
1answer
277 views

Genre-mash up battle game

I am trying to find a game that I had a starter set to when I was younger. I tried doing some online research, but honestly, I don't even know where to start and I can't find anything for it at my ...
4
votes
4answers
5k views

What game asks "who is most likely to..."?

There is a board game popular amongst students at my university back in the mid 90's that I am trying to identify. What I remember (or think I remember) about it is that there was a stack of cards ...
2
votes
1answer
798 views

What is the name of this solitaire game?

I am looking for the name of a card game I played as a kid, but do not remember it's name. I found it in a Donald Duck book about the scouts (that I remember) It was played as a solitaire game with ...
1
vote
2answers
155 views

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 ...
13
votes
2answers
2k views

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.
4
votes
1answer
974 views

What is the board game played in Houseki no Kuni? [closed]

I am trying to identify this game from Houseki no Kuni, a buddhism-inspired manga. My English is so poor I can't describe this game and "google" it.
4
votes
1answer
18k views

Does anyone know the name of this card game?

The game is played with a standard 52 card deck. I start by dealing cards to each player plus a dummy hand next to the dealer and the last card goes into the middle. Then three pots are made up. Pot ...
15
votes
1answer
640 views

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 ...
13
votes
4answers
7k views

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 ...
8
votes
2answers
552 views

probably antique French game - asking for identification

This is on the back of a board for French Chequers called Jeu de Dames. I have found out that it is possibly from the mid 19th century! qq
5
votes
4answers
923 views

Safari / ecology childs board game, collecting animal cards

As a child (UK, born 1989 so playing it mid-to-late 90s I guess?) I played a game which (IIRC) centred around collecting animals from different environments. The physical playing board was square, ...
4
votes
3answers
636 views

What is this game involving moving circular levels and small balls that get moved up and down them?

I remember a childhood game for many player, with each player receiving multiple small plastic balls. The balls were placed on the game board, a circle with many moving levels, each with indentations ...
4
votes
1answer
433 views

Wooden felt-lined tray with numbers

It's a wooden felt-lined tray with twelve wooden toggles--for lack of a better term--across one of the long sides. They are numbered one through twelve, and you can flip them up or down. Same ...
4
votes
1answer
349 views

What game does this black die belong to?

Bought a house and found this die in the backyard. The icon is in the spot where the 1 would go. This has peaked my curiosity and have tried to search google image but have had no luck. I also thought ...
3
votes
1answer
1k views

Identify the Game: reach the other side of the board, while avoiding barriers [duplicate]

I was at a friend of a friend's house last weekend and played a cool game. Here is what I remember: The game is played on a square board 2 or 4 players The goal of the game is to reach the opposite ...
2
votes
1answer
174 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
190 views

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 ...