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Board Games that never made it

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Re: Board Games that never made it

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

Latest post of the previous page:

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

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Re: Board Games that never made it

#22 Post by animist » November 5th, 2010, 5:17 pm

Mah Pong - a right stinker

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Re: Board Games that never made it

#23 Post by Nick » November 5th, 2010, 5:57 pm

Not really a board game, but...


O'Grady Says....
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Teach Yerself Scouse

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Re: Board Games that never made it

#24 Post by animist » November 5th, 2010, 6:17 pm

Board of the Rings

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Re: Board Games that never made it

#25 Post by animist » November 5th, 2010, 8:59 pm

Cum - it was too sexually suggestive, so it became Go

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Re: Board Games that never made it

#26 Post by Fia » November 5th, 2010, 9:41 pm

Ma Yung

Can only be played when Carl's Mum was able to get enough folk together to be collectively unconscious. The game died out when Carl and his pals grew up and learnt to use alcohol wisely...

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Re: Board Games that never made it

#27 Post by Ken H » November 5th, 2010, 10:05 pm

A Scottish traditional game, Adult Hopscotch. Consists of hopping around on one leg whilst taking swigs out of a bottle of Scotch. Last one standing wins! Very similar to the English national game, Topple.
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Re: Board Games that never made it

#28 Post by Dave B » November 5th, 2010, 10:17 pm

Lewdo: an adult game best not described here.
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Re: Board Games that never made it

#29 Post by tea_ismynewjesus » November 5th, 2010, 10:56 pm

Oggle. It's like Boggle, but you have to eye up the letters. Not really a boardgame, though, is it?

Riled. An evening version of Frustration.

Trivial fur-suit.

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Re: Board Games that never made it

#30 Post by getreal » November 5th, 2010, 11:28 pm

Is Trivial Fur-suit similar to Trivial Purr-suit? It's a game where you ask cats questions in various categories. Turned out it wasn't very popular with cats at all.
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Re: Board Games that never made it

#31 Post by Ken H » November 6th, 2010, 12:30 pm

Where in the World is San Diego, an offshoot of that popular game, Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego. Designed for American school children, especially the geographically challenged ones in the bible belt, the game consisted of guessing what countries the major world cities, such as Chicago, London, and Moscow are located. It was removed from the market after a few months as it was deemed to be "too confusing" and "socialistic". It was replaced by the wildly popular Geography of the Bible game.
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Re: Board Games that never made it

#32 Post by philbo » November 6th, 2010, 3:46 pm

getreal wrote:Is Trivial Fur-suit similar to Trivial Purr-suit? It's a game where you ask cats questions in various categories. Turned out it wasn't very popular with cats at all.
But Trivial Hirsuit, on the other hand...

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Re: Board Games that never made it

#33 Post by Ken H » November 6th, 2010, 4:08 pm

Then there's Trivial Lawsuit, a favorite of attorneys.
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Re: Board Games that never made it

#34 Post by philbo » November 7th, 2010, 12:02 am

Ken H wrote:Then there's Trivial Lawsuit, a favorite of attorneys.
I like the idea of that one.. "you've landed on blue - that's Precedence: what case set the precedence for negligence, and centred around a pickled snail in a bottle of ginger beer?"


A: Donoghue vs Stephenson, 1932

Pah Jong - game for Chinese fathers

Or the game where you have to take over the world by making point-by-point rebuttals of invading armies
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Fisk!

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Re: Board Games that never made it

#35 Post by animist » November 7th, 2010, 7:52 am

Chairss - this developed from Mess (qv), continuing this postmodern game's rejection of the formal rules of traditional Chess. However, Chairss adapted the convention of the party game Musical Chairs, so that if two pieces advanced on the same square, the second one to cross into it would gracefully retire from the board. In another variation, Musical Chairss, music was played throughout the game, and pieces caught on the borders between squares when the music ceased would retire.

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Re: Board Games that never made it

#36 Post by animist » November 7th, 2010, 8:19 am

Ken H wrote:Where in the World is San Diego, an offshoot of that popular game, Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego. Designed for American school children, especially the geographically challenged ones in the bible belt, the game consisted of guessing what countries the major world cities, such as Chicago, London, and Moscow are located. It was removed from the market after a few months as it was deemed to be "too confusing" and "socialistic". It was replaced by the wildly popular Geography of the Bible game.
your description of this game was so graphic that, seriously, I forgot that these are spoofs! :laughter:

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Re: Board Games that never made it

#37 Post by Nick » November 7th, 2010, 10:24 am

Apparently, there is a once a board game version of Mornington Crescent, but as the result always turned out to be so bleedin' obvious, games only lasted 4 or 5 minutes, which tended to disappoint 2-6 players from age 6 upwards, thus rendering it a commercial failure.

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Re: Board Games that never made it

#38 Post by philbo » November 7th, 2010, 1:12 pm

Nick wrote:Apparently, there is a once a board game version of Mornington Crescent, but as the result always turned out to be so bleedin' obvious, games only lasted 4 or 5 minutes, which tended to disappoint 2-6 players from age 6 upwards, thus rendering it a commercial failure.
It probably didn't help that it came with 7,604 versions of the rule book, all of them basically unintelligible and missing the glossary to help people find out what the jargon terms used in the rule book actually mean.

:)

Never tried out the board game where the returning barbarian goes on and on about how great his last adventure was, and you just can't get rid of him:
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Heropest

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Re: Board Games that never made it

#39 Post by animist » November 7th, 2010, 7:24 pm

philbo wrote:
Ken H wrote:Then there's Trivial Lawsuit, a favorite of attorneys.
I like the idea of that one.. "you've landed on blue - that's Precedence: what case set the precedence for negligence, and centred around a pickled snail in a bottle of ginger beer?"


A: Donoghue vs Stephenson, 1932

Pah Jong - game for Chinese fathers

Or the game where you have to take over the world by making point-by-point rebuttals of invading armies
Spoiler:
Fisk!
as in Robert, or have I missed it? I hope the former

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Re: Board Games that never made it

#40 Post by Nick » November 7th, 2010, 8:36 pm

There was a young fencer named Fisk
With an action remarkably brisk.
So fast was his action
The Lorentz Contraction
Foreshortened his foil to a disc.

:D

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Re: Board Games that never made it

#41 Post by Dave B » November 7th, 2010, 8:59 pm

:pointlaugh:
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