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Identify board game played as a child featuring cute monsters

When I was a child I had a board game that featured small plastic monsters. If I recall each player chose a type of monster and you got three monsters to play with of that type. I remember nothing of ...
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Space combat game with standard deck of cards

About a year ago I was clicking around on the net and I found someone's personal blog with a description of an invented card game. It was played with a normal deck of cards. Face cards were ships, ...
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Please help identifying board game similar to Mouse Trap

This is a game from likely the 70's or 80's. A board game similar to Mouse Trap in that, you set up a bunch of precarious pieces, and at the end the sequence is triggered and all the pieces jump or ...
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What game are these cards from?

What game do the cards in the hands of the guy second from the right (Gin Ichimaru) come from, if they do come from from any game?
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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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Looking for a horror boardgame I used to play back in 1999 or so

Back when I was a kid (which would've been at least 15 years ago, so around 1999 or so) there was a game I used to play that I would like to find again. This "horror" game took place in an haunted ...
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Tabletop game similar to Civilization, set in Antiquity

I played this game a few years ago and suddenly feel the need to find it again. The board represented most of Europe and North Africa. Each player had an empire and was represented by a historical ...
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Identify this dominos game

I played a game with a friend a few years ago and I can't remember what we called it. The game used a pack of dominos however you placed them around a central card. I believe it was a hexagon and ...
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Multiple games in same box using same components. What was it?

Several years ago I was at a friends house and he had this particular item. It was a box full of simple components, a board, and rules for multiple games. The idea behind it was the components were ...
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What's this 3D game?

It was a 16 square playing board. Each piece was a clear rectangle 1 wide, 2 tall. Each piece had a red and yellow ball in the center encased in a transparent box. The object was to get 4 in a row. ...
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What is this game with pegs in holes, jumping and capturing each other?

The rules we've guessed so far are: Each move is a peg jumping over another peg in its immediate proximity. The peg that gets jumped over is removed. The goal is to clear as many pegs as possible. ...
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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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What is this tile-based game?

I bought a game at a thrift store because it was not used. It consists of 104 ivory tiles. The tiles are numbered 1 to 13, with 2 sets in red and 2 in black; and then four more sets but these are ...
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What is the name of this snakes-and-ladders-like race game?

Someone taught me a game that they remember playing many years before. They drew the board from memory, it looks mostly like this: _____________ | __________ | | |E| | | | | | | | | | | | | | |&...
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Identify a game: escape from a labyrinth of square cards on an alien spaceship

Can anyone identify this game? The players are contestants trapped in a labyrinth on an alien spaceship, racing to find the exit. Locations are square cards that can be rotated during the game. At ...
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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 ...
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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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What is this brick-based board game?

I'm looking for the name of a board game from the 80's or 90's that was made up of yellow bricks in a small table that you had to tap out with a small red pick or hammer.
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What are the other games in this series?

A few weeks back me and my friends were remembering our childhood games, and it turned out all four of us had at least one of these themed board game collection books. The link has pictures of the ...
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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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What is the name of this game where you place colored cubes on a tiled grid?

I played a game about 5 years ago; pretty sure it would be classified as a Euro game. You have a player mat made by putting a few tiles together, I think a 2x2 square of square tiles. Each tile has a ...
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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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A board game called PALM BEACH or something to that effect

Does anyone remember a board game called PALM BEACH or something to that effect that was played similar to monopoly ? I am looking for a copy or more info. From what I can remember, The characters ...
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What is the name of this Yahtzee variant with 10 dice?

I took a class once where we had to design a handheld game system for a variant of Yahtzee, which I seem to recall being called "Back Yahtzee", however I am unable to confirm this online. There ...
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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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What is this game similar to Quoridor?

A friend of mine spoke about a game with rules a little bit similar to Quoridor but different. The rules are the following: you have a board constituted of squares each player has a pawn which he ...
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What type of game is Village idiot?

I love to play Village Idiot (I'm sure it goes by other names, but I don't know them), and I am wanting to play games similar to it, mainly shorter games. Is there a definitive category or name that ...
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Identify a numbers game where you strike out numbers

In this game you start out by jotting down numbers 1 through 19 on a squared paper into 9 columns (and skip 10, there are no zeroes). Then you start striking out numbers that are adjacent (diagonally ...
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Looking for a specific variant of Tic-Tac-Toe

I came across a nice variant of Tic-Tac-Toe game, but since I don't know the game, nor remember the exact parameters of the game, it is hard to find info about it, as existence of optimal strategies ...
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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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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 for rules to a card game called "Wild Cards" [closed]

This game is played with several tables of four in which winning partners in one round move to new table. Wild cards/rules change with each round. It's great for getting to know people. I lost my ...
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Trick-taking card game, where you aim to reach zero points?

My family has been playing this card game for years but no one knows what it is called. You start by dealing out 5 cards to everyone, then flip the next card, which marks the trump suit. The dealer ...
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Spiral Step game thingy [closed]

Probably the wrong forum, but how do you call these spirally things that you put on the top of a staircase and watch it fall down step by step? Thanks!
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I'm searching for Ricochet Robots, travel version

Years ago I played a game similar to Ricochet Robots, but a single player travel version. This game has a small board (something like 5x5 tiles) and several robot pieces. It includes cards with ...
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Ben and Mabel (Mable) cardgame? What's the "real" name?

My friends play a game they call "Ben and Mabel". I believe they learned it from their Dutch brother-in-law. This is my memory of playing it. You play with multiple decks mixed together. Maybe two ...
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Can't remember the name of this card game [closed]

There was a game we played a few years ago... a friend taught us but can't remember how to play! I remember we named it "Slummy" because it was a cross between rummy and solitaire (and we didn't know ...
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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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Which board game released in the 90's involved medieval combat?

In the game, you could have castles and fortresses. There were ballistae and catapults and little sets that could be purchased to build upon your original set. The game had a rulebook and turn-based ...
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What is the name of the game called "Ace" in south Asia (specifically India)?

This game has a standard deck of 52 playing cards. All the cards are dealt out to the players, and there can be any number of players. The game goes like this: First the player who has the Ace of ...
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What is this game featuring plastic squares with numbers in each corner?

What is the name of the game where there are 120 cream-colored plastic squares about an inch and a half on each side with a single number in each corner? The numbers range from 0 to 5. I do know that ...
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Identify card game similar to Kalookie

Several years ago I was taught a card game that was called "Oh Sh*t." Recently I looked it up online and found another card game with the same name, but completely different rules, so I'm hoping ...
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What is the name of this game with temples, volcanos and stacking tiles?

You build the board with tiles that are 3 hexes joined together, each has a volcano on it. You stack them, and build stuff on them. Temples on tiles that are 4 high, villages need to have a certain ...
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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 ...
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What is the name of this marble game?

My friends play this marble game often, but we don't know the name of it. You play with 2 decks of cards. Play in 2 or 3 teams of 2 players each. (The image below is setup for 2 teams of 2.) Goal ...
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What is the memory-style game that has pawn-like tokens covering pictures?

I remember a while ago having played a memory-like game which had blue plastic "pawns" which covered holes in a round cardboard sheet, while a second lower layer of cardboard was able to rotate ...
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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 is the French card game Paquet Voleur called in English?

In Quebec, Canada, we have a card game called Paquet Voleur. This roughly translates to pile thief. Basically, each player has cards in his hand and there are cards on the table. The goal is to make ...
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Classic Haunted Mansion Game

I am trying to remember the name of a old haunted mansion game I played. I remember you started in the Foyer and built the mansion as you explored out of mansion tiles. The tiles were unique because ...
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What game do these dice belong to?

I can't for the life of me can't remember where these dice came from, but I remember liking the game (it was from my childhood). Does anyone recognize where these came from?

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