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Board Games that never made it

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tea_ismynewjesus
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Board Games that never made it

#1 Post by tea_ismynewjesus » November 3rd, 2010, 7:36 pm

Inspired by jamesjones950's thread.


From Little Britain: "Snakes & Snakes. It's like Snakes and Ladders, but with Snakes. Devilishly difficult - nobody's ever completed it".
Socialist Monopoly. This one's actually quite dull, I played it at a tea party once.
Clue Dough.

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Re: Board Games that never made it

#2 Post by Dave B » November 3rd, 2010, 10:15 pm

Squabble: like Scrabble but you are not allowed to use words with more than four letters.
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#3 Post by getreal » November 3rd, 2010, 10:48 pm

Chinese crackers. Like chinese checkers, but you have to fry your own pieces first.
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#4 Post by getreal » November 3rd, 2010, 10:51 pm

Alternative backgammon. Like normal backgammon, but the board is painted on the back of a live pig. Balancing the pieces can be tricky and wellingtons are compulsory. It's also crap if it's raining. The paint runs all over the pig obscuring the playing surface.
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Re: Board Games that never made it

#5 Post by Ken H » November 4th, 2010, 2:48 am

Piddly Winks. The object is to try to piddle into a small hole in the center of a board. The game is best played by very muscular men.
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Re: Board Games that never made it

#6 Post by Vicky » November 4th, 2010, 8:08 am

:pointlaugh:


Unhappy Families

Rules as for Happy Families, but not allowed to end up with Mr and Mrs from same family

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#7 Post by philbo » November 4th, 2010, 12:13 pm

Ken H wrote:Piddly Winks. The object is to try to piddle into a small hole in the center of a board. The game is best played by very muscular men.
:)

Probably more popular than the similarly-named Tiddly Wanks, where guys have a few drinks then do what they enjoy most.

Lictionary - where contestants have to identify drawings done using only the tongue

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#8 Post by Lifelinking » November 4th, 2010, 12:24 pm

Operation - not the silly skills game with electronic burps and whistles - but a DIY kit to do minor surgical procedures at home thus helping to pay back the deficit. Laugh as you lance Grampa's neck boil!
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#9 Post by Nick » November 4th, 2010, 12:56 pm

Piggy in the Middle: in which participants make bacon sandwiches

Snap: in which you test the proposition that your sibbling's plastic toy is indeed "unbreakable"

Battleships: In which players try to find the most amusing use for aircraft carriers with no aircraft.

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#10 Post by jaywhat » November 4th, 2010, 1:14 pm

:pointlaugh:


Freecell.
... when you open the box there is nothing in it!

(http://www.freecell.org)

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#11 Post by animist » November 4th, 2010, 1:19 pm

Mess - a game played by chess pieces but without rules

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#12 Post by philbo » November 4th, 2010, 3:40 pm

Chinese Exchequers - hop over opposing countries' counters to take over their companies, or entire economies

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#13 Post by animist » November 4th, 2010, 4:45 pm

Breezes - like Draughts but more gentle

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#14 Post by Nick » November 4th, 2010, 4:48 pm

Draughts: The Alcoholics Edition :D


Not to mention a game for naturists to chase each other around....
Spoiler:
Nudo :shock:
And a card game for anglers......
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Chase The Dace

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#15 Post by Dave B » November 4th, 2010, 6:33 pm

Or one for those taking an inadvertent dip in the Cam on a dark cloudy night . . .
Spoiler:
Hunt the punt
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#16 Post by animist » November 4th, 2010, 11:29 pm

Horrid - even worse game than Skirrid

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#17 Post by philbo » November 5th, 2010, 12:38 pm

The H&SE version of the popular wargaming board game..
Spoiler:
Reduced Risk

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#18 Post by animist » November 5th, 2010, 3:20 pm

philbo wrote:The H&SE version of the popular wargaming board game..
Spoiler:
Reduced Risk
my favourite game! (not the safe one)

There was also a speed version called Brisk, for people who had better things to do than spend four hours pretending to conquer the world

Monotony - what Monopoly was originally called - did not sell well

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#19 Post by philbo » November 5th, 2010, 4:55 pm

:)

In a similar vein: the Duke of Edinburgh's favourite board game:
Spoiler:
Lack of Diplomacy

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#20 Post by philbo » November 5th, 2010, 5:01 pm

For some reason, this swords-and-sorcery board game didn't make it..
Spoiler:
Dungeons with Drag on

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