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« on: 13/12/2008 23:03:40 »
If I could just get a good idea for a board game I could be a squillionare. A friend suggested Lads Mag. Monopoly but all the chance cards got sticky. Any other ideas?
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« Reply #1 on: 13/12/2008 23:17:48 »
What about a celebrity ratings celebdaq-type boardgame,

With chance cards such as "you marry someone more famous than you, gain 10 celebrity points",
"your cosmetic surgery goes horribly wrong, lose 10 celebrity points".
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« Reply #2 on: 13/12/2008 23:33:11 »
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Cluedo gets make-over to reflect celebrity-obsessed modern culture

The classic board game Cluedo has been dragged into the celebrity obsessed 21st century after marketing men decided to kill off the much-loved traditional version.

Out go the original characters such as Colonel Mustard and Professor Plum, to be replaced by a movie star, an ageing footballer turned pundit and a billionaire video game designer.

No longer will the characters be able to carry out murder in the billiard room with a leadpipe because that scenario is now considered too old fashioned.

Instead they will have to "do-in" their victims with a baseball bat in the spa.

Marketing chiefs at the American toy giant Hasbro decided that the murder-solving game, launched in 1949 by a clerk from Birmingham, was now too stuffy for modern tastes.

They are keeping the old surnames but are giving them Christian names and changing their professions to appeal to a more modern informal world.

Replacements include film star Kasandra Scarlett, footie pundit Jack Mustard and video-game billionaire Victor Plum.

The house has been turned from a stately home into a Roman Abramovich-style mansion with a boardroom and spa instead of a library and ballroom.

New murder weapons include a dumbbell, an axe and a baseball bat have been introduced that will replace the leadpiping and spanner. The dagger remains but it is now called a knife.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/2558089/Cluedo-gets-make-over-to-reflect-celebrity-obsessed-modern-culture.html
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« Reply #3 on: 14/12/2008 10:46:54 »
Interesting idea. I've thought about about this and it could be that, like story lines having only seven basic plots, board games have only a small number of basic types too. So that whatever comes next is doomed to be a derivative of something else - the updating of Cluedo and Monopoly, for example.

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« Reply #4 on: 14/12/2008 14:58:10 »
"Help The Beaver Build A Dam". It's a sure-fire winner!  [;D]
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« Reply #5 on: 14/12/2008 16:12:24 »
"Help The Beaver Build A Dam". It's a sure-fire winner!  [;D]

Like Jenga but in in reverse ? ...

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« Reply #6 on: 14/12/2008 16:59:00 »
YES... Exactly! But with muddy twigs.  [:D]
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« Reply #7 on: 14/12/2008 21:13:16 »
I heard that a stick got into the favorite toys of all times list. Quite right to.
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« Reply #8 on: 14/12/2008 22:51:48 »
Yes, it still is. The stick went on to be integral in a lot of games that adults play: cricket, golf, hockey, tennis...

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« Reply #9 on: 14/12/2008 23:41:33 »
...beat the brat
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« Reply #10 on: 14/12/2008 23:55:39 »
I heard that a stick got into the favorite toys of all times list. Quite right to.

Sounds like you're about to recite "The four Yorkshiremen" ... http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=Xe1a1wHxTyo&feature=related   [:)]

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« Reply #11 on: 15/12/2008 16:06:14 »
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I heard that a stick got into the favorite toys of all times list. Quite right to.

As some of us are now officially FOGs  - shouldn't that be: Quite right too?

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« Reply #12 on: 15/12/2008 17:33:14 »
Well spotted, blakestyger  [:D]
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« Reply #13 on: 15/12/2008 17:47:14 »
I have a different type of Two for you. Two fingers!
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« Reply #14 on: 15/12/2008 19:33:01 »
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I heard that a stick got into the favorite toys of all times list. Quite right to.

As some of us are now officially FOGs  - shouldn't that be: Quite right too?

Actually, that is a very poor FOG - it should read "Quite right, too." The comma was neglected.
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« Reply #15 on: 15/12/2008 21:44:52 »
Is that comma or coma as we know that Jim is permanently in one.
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« Reply #16 on: 16/12/2008 00:43:08 »
If you can't come up with a new game.. just take an existing product and put a clock in it.

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« Reply #17 on: 16/12/2008 08:13:56 »
For successful boardgames, look no further than Scrabble(C), which has reached its 60th birthday. Scrabble is currently produced in 29 different languages. The latest is the Welsh language Scrabble introduced in 2006 - The board is 18ft wide and contains no vowels at all.  [:o)]

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« Reply #18 on: 16/12/2008 10:01:13 »
If you are going to copy Scrabble get a good lawyer...

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July 24, 2008 11:22 AM PDT
'Scrabble' maker Hasbro sues over 'Scrabulous'

This is the lawsuit we all knew was coming: Hasbro, which sells the Scrabble board game, has sued to shut down the wildly popular knockoff on Facebook called Scrabulous.

Hasbro on Thursday filed a copyright and trademark lawsuit in New York against the creators of the ad-supported Scrabulous application, which boasts an astonishing half-million daily users.
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-9998723-93.html



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« Reply #19 on: 16/12/2008 10:49:52 »
For successful boardgames, look no further than Scrabble(C), which has reached its 60th birthday. Scrabble is currently produced in 29 different languages. The latest is the Welsh language Scrabble introduced in 2006 - The board is 18ft wide and contains no vowels at all.  [:o)]

And even 90% of the Welsh can't understand it. Comes with built-in splash guard and blow-up sheep.
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« Reply #20 on: 16/12/2008 14:23:33 »
What about a science based board game? To progress in the game you have to answer a question from a question card like "Why is the sky blue", or "How is the energy of a given mass calculated?"

The cards might have to be pretty big to fit the answer underneath :P

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« Reply #21 on: 16/12/2008 18:50:49 »
What about a science based board game?
To progress in the game you have to answer a question from a question card like "Why is the sky blue", or "How is the energy of a given mass calculated?"

The cards might have to be pretty big to fit the answer underneath :P

The correctly answered cards could be removed from a board to reveal part of the nakedscientist beneath,
 like those promotional displays with bags of peanuts covering a large photo of a nude model.
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« Reply #22 on: 16/12/2008 19:08:28 »
What about a science based board game?
To progress in the game you have to answer a question from a question card like "Why is the sky blue", or "How is the energy of a given mass calculated?"

The cards might have to be pretty big to fit the answer underneath :P

The correctly answered cards could be removed from a board to reveal part of the nakedscientist beneath,
 like those promotional displays with bags of peanuts covering a large photo of a nude model.

Shall we have a poll about whose photo to use?
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« Reply #23 on: 16/12/2008 20:14:17 »
Maybe use the cards to cover the image of a nakedscientist rather than reveal it.   [:)]

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« Reply #24 on: 16/12/2008 20:26:32 »
Maybe use the cards to cover the image of a nakedscientist rather than reveal it.   [:)]

That would certainly be an incentive to answer correctly
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« Reply #25 on: 16/12/2008 20:27:57 »
...like those promotional displays with bags of peanuts covering a large photo of a nude model.

When I was a management trainee and worked in a pub to make ends meet, I had a complete card like this hanging in my bedroom. That's as cool as it got - I thought. [::)]

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« Reply #26 on: 16/12/2008 21:32:03 »
It just occurred to me ...
A top-trumphs card game with each card containing statistics about a single chemical element.

Now the bad news, someone has already done it  [V]
http://www.netsurf.ltd.uk/stax-o-facts/periodic/about.php

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« Reply #27 on: 17/12/2008 00:20:14 »
heck, I forgot about the Cluedo makeover. That solves one xmas present.

I'm a monopoly fan and have yet to come across a game that works as well as that. I have several monopoly sets and have even got a copy of the rare book.



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« Reply #28 on: 17/12/2008 08:33:57 »
what about scratch and sniff, top trumps?

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« Reply #29 on: 17/12/2008 08:43:12 »
what about scratch and sniff, top trumps?

I always thought that that would lend itself well to certain types of magazine....

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« Reply #30 on: 18/12/2008 10:28:00 »
what about scratch and sniff, top trumps?

I always thought that that would lend itself well to certain types of magazine....

Sounds like a cross between herpes & flatulence to me.
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