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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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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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Pegboard game what is it?

What game is this pegboard for?
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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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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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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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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'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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Identify this resource conversion game

Here's what I can remember about this game: There are different resources in the form of different coloured (wooden?) cubes You can buy cards that give you the ability to convert the cubes, i.e. 1 ...
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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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Does anyone know where this weird blue and green laughing chess set is from?

I found this really weird chess set at a thrift store. Does anyone know where it’s from? (I bought it because, obviously).
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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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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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Dice worker placement game about terraforming a planet

I'm looking for a game I played about 3-5 years ago. It was set in space and centred around terraforming a planet (possibly Mars?). It is a dice worker placement game where you roll dice and each dice ...
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Card game about collecting farms

The game involves collecting farms or ranches, cattle or sheep, jackaroo or something along those lines. I played it in the 90's with an older couple, that's not to say it was from the 90's though. I'...
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Where do these game pieces belong?

On BoardGameGeek someone posted a picture of Mongols, Japanese, and Chinese (along with Frederick?) game pieces. It's posted under the game called Khan: The Rise of the Mongols, but that game uses ...
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Help identify a trivia game

This is a long shot.....I used to play a trivial pursuit type game in the early/mid 90s. There was a board, it was similar to trivial pursuit in that you had a dice that you rolled to then move your ...

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