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Welcome to the Games People Play board!
Board: Games People Play
Mar 2, 2005 9:31pm
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One of our members requested a games message board, so here it is! Enjoy! =)

-- Ryan
Re: Welcome to the Games People Play board!
Board: Games People Play
Reply to: #2562 by Green Tortuga
Mar 2, 2005 9:43pm
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Boy..that was faster than McDonalds!!!

Thanks Ryan!

Liz
of Penguin Patrol
(A Sequence Addict)
Games
Board: Games People Play
Mar 3, 2005 4:16am
I love almost every board game ever invented. I've not tried many of the less popular ones, but I've tried probably all of the ones you can find in ToysRUs over the years. I even recently made my first e-Bay purchase--a game called Bonkers that my sister and I used to play in our youth. It is AWESOME and my kids love it too!

We have a Game Night every couple of months with 2 other families. It's a great excuse for all of us to get together and we all love playing games late into the night--well, late considering there are children all around. :-)

Amyrica
Has anyone ever made a Simon Says type letterbox?
Board: Games People Play
Mar 6, 2005 10:24am
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I am wondering if anyone has made a letterbox, normal or postal, with a Simon Says theme. Each finder/recipient that found the box would have to follow the directions left by the previous finder/recipient.

I am thinking of making one like this but am having a hard time it. I am worried some people may not want to participate in it if they have to do extra things. I think the concept is neat and may work best as a PLB. Some additional directions I have come up with are to plant another box in the area of the Simon Says box, but leave the clues for the new box in the the SS box, or to remove their left shoe and stamp their big toe into the logbook, ect. Maybe if it was a PLB, add a funny story to the logbook, plant a HH with the box, or stamp in with an unusual object.

Anyone want to share their opinions, good or bad please, on this or give any advice?

Thanks!
Liz
of Penguin Patrol
Re: Has anyone ever made a Simon Says type letterbox?
Board: Games People Play
Reply to: #2673 by Penguin Patrol
Mar 6, 2005 12:19pm
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Liz,

This sounds like a fun idea. It's creative and unique. I say, as long as the folks know what they're in for when they attempt to find it, you're likely to get some positive players.

Of course, if some aren't interested in the extra effort involved, they may not seek it out. Or, they may find the letterbox and just not play along.

I actually know of a southeastern WOM letterbox that plays Hide and Seek. The finders of this letterbox actually take the letterbox with them and hide it in a new location and provide new clues. It's sort of like a HH, but it's its own letterbox--a travelling letterbox. It's great fun.

So, yes, you can definitely incorporate game-playing into letterboxing.

Take care,
Amyrica
Re: Has anyone ever made a Simon Says type letterbox?
Board: Games People Play
Reply to: #2673 by Penguin Patrol
Mar 6, 2005 12:59pm
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This sounds a lot like Mapsurfer's Beldin's Box. For this sort of mysterious pain, go to www.mapsurfer.com/index

Beldin's box is around 2002. Just fiund and rehid it.

Lightning' Bug
Re: Has anyone ever made a Simon Says type letterbox?
Board: Games People Play
Reply to: #2678 by LightninBug
Mar 6, 2005 1:39pm
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That was...um...amusing! I don't think I will be in search of those boxes any time soon! LOL
Re: Has anyone ever made a Simon Says type letterbox?
Board: Games People Play
Reply to: #2681 by Penguin Patrol
Mar 6, 2005 6:44pm
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That sounds like a ton of fun. I have a series out right now that is "Mother May I". Everyone that has attempted has called me all kinds of names.

Basically, I tell you in the clues that you start from point A, then take X number of "mommy" steps. Then when you find that box, it says to take X number of some animal steps. Now this means you have to figure out how far that particular animal jumps/hops/etc in order to figure out about how far to go, then you have to find the box because NOWHERE does it tell you exactly where the box is, only how far down the trail it is.

Maiden
Scrabble!!!
Board: Games People Play
Mar 9, 2005 9:29am
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If there were only one game left in the world I'd probably want it to be Scrabble.

dvn2r ckr
Crossword Puzzles/Jumble/Cryptoquip
Board: Games People Play
Mar 9, 2005 9:32am
Love most word games!!!

Crossword puzzles
Jumble/word scramble
Cryptoquips
you name it...

Funniest thing is that my college degrees are in 'technical' stuff and I somehow avoided most liberal arts type throughout my college/grad school experience!

dvn2r ckr
Re: Scrabble!!!
Board: Games People Play
Reply to: #2786 by daelphinus
Apr 5, 2005 2:03pm
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I adore Scrabble and I spend alot of time playing by myself with the computer. (I have it on my gameboy which I take to work with me). Ryan doesn´t like to play it. One of my best flight attendant friends is a great Scrabble player. She is very competitive and definitely plays for points. I often lose to her, because I will make low-scoring words that are clever or pretty! But we play whenever we work together. We bring along the deluxe travel edition and set it up in the galley on the airplane!
If you like Scrabble, you should read the book : Word Freak by Stefan Fatsis. It is about the world of competitive Scrabble. (It would also appeal to those folks who enjoyed the movie Searching for Bobby Fisher!) I thought the world of competitive chess and the world of competitive scrabble were very similiar.

-Amanda
Anyone Play Backgammon?
Board: Games People Play
Apr 5, 2005 6:57pm
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I love backgammon! If anyone is interested in playing, there is a site that enables you to play in e-mail. You go to the site, play your turn and it sends it to the opponent with a link. They hit the link, to to the site and play......and so on. You can play at your convience instead of both of you having to be online and in a game room.

If anyone's interested, e-mail me at nfmoon@mindspring.com

Missmoon
Balderdash
Board: Games People Play
May 30, 2005 9:12pm

If anyone has a big group of people this is a lot of fun. It has to do with defintions of words, where people have to makeup fake definitions and try to get other people to choose their's as being correct. I am horrible at describing it, but depending on the crowd it can be hilarious

Dragonfly

Here's a fun, complete waste of time.
Board: Games People Play
Sep 9, 2005 8:25pm
www.yetisports.org.

Well, OK, it does require some logical, mathmatical ability, so it isn't a COMPLETE waste of time.

Have Fun!

Thunderbird
What do you all make of this little puzzle?
Board: Games People Play
Oct 2, 2005 8:55pm
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Re: What do you all make of this little puzzle?
Board: Games People Play
Reply to: #8941 by Alyson Wonderland
Oct 2, 2005 10:12pm
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Intriguing! Looks like a fun game...hint 2 is much easier; 3 has me stumped right now!
Booknut
Re: What do you all make of this little puzzle?
Board: Games People Play
Reply to: #8945 by Booknut
Oct 2, 2005 11:19pm
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i think the key to the hint 3 came to me about 20 minutes after i sent this email... it was quite interesting. i may have to come up with something like this for a box....


yes, hint 2 was easier.
Re: What do you all make of this little puzzle?
Board: Games People Play
Reply to: #8941 by Alyson Wonderland
Oct 3, 2005 4:17am
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All I get is a sliced up picture of the human body with Lou Reed (I think) and a daisy. Seems like a puzzle advertising pain relief meds to me.

Some one want to e email me the their own hint?

phynstar
Re: Anyone Play Backgammon?
Board: Games People Play
Reply to: #10776 by System
Nov 12, 2005 9:23pm
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I love the ItsYourTurn site.
But I admit, I haven't explored all of it. I've been playing backgammon with Joonie these past few months
=0)
And my nic is Sits N Knits...just like my trail name
Ravenchase...
Board: Games People Play
Dec 12, 2005 11:02am
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This may interest some letterboxers out there....

Letterboxing with a corporate twist?

http://www.ravenchase.com/index.html

Enjoy!

dvn2r ckr
Geodashing
Board: Games People Play
Dec 12, 2005 11:03am
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Geodashing--taken to a global level...

http://geodashing.gpsgames.org/

Enjoy!

dvn2r ckr
Re: Ravenchase...
Board: Games People Play
Reply to: #12993 by daelphinus
Dec 12, 2005 12:41pm
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Wow, I wonder if they are really making money with this! Is this you Scarab??!! Are you cashing in on those wonderful games you have created at gatherings! :-)

Basically sounds like a professional scavenger hunt. A professional letterboxing hunt! again, I say, Wow!

And I like how they say "stop watching reality TV and get out there yourself!!"

-Amanda
Re: Geodashing
Board: Games People Play
Reply to: #12994 by daelphinus
Dec 12, 2005 1:10pm
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Now that is cool! Here's a good reason to get a GPS! Oh, Santaaaa ...
Most Popular Toys of the past 100 years
Board: Games People Play
Dec 15, 2005 4:10pm
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Thought this might make you wax nostalgically:::

Lionel trains (year introduced: 1900)

Crayola Crayons (1903)

Teddy Bears (1903)

Model T Ford die cast car (1906)

Erector Sets (1913)

Tinkertoys (1913)

Raggedy Ann Dolls (1915)

Lincoln Logs (1916)

Madame Alexander Collectible Dolls (1929)

Yo-Yo (1929)

View-Master 3-D Viewer (1938)

Sorry (1934)

Monopoly (1935)

Betsey Wetsy doll (1937)

Tonka Trucks (1947)

Magic 8 Ball (1947)

Scrabble (1948)

Slinky (1948)

Clue (1949)

Candy Land (1949)

Silly Putty (1950)

Mr. Potato Head (1952)

LEGO Building Sets (1953)

Matchbox Cars (1954)

Play-Doh (1956)

Yahtzee (1956)

Frisbee (1957),

Hula Hoop (1958)

Barbie (1959)

Etch-a-Sketch (1960)

Game Of Life (1960)

Troll Dolls (1961)

Easy Bake Oven (1963)

G.I. Joe (1964)

Operation (1965)

Twister (1966)

Battleship (1967)

Lite Brite (1967)

Hot Wheels (1968)

Nerf Balls (1970)

Uno (1972)

Dungeons and Dragons (1974)

Playmobil (1974)

Star Wars Action Figures (1977)

Rubik's Cube (1978)

Strawberry Shortcake (1979)

Trivial Pursuit (1982)

Care Bears (1983)

Cabbage Patch Kids (1983)

My Little Pony (1983)

Transformers (1984)

Koosh Ball (1987)

Pictionary (1987)

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1988)

Super Soaker (1989)

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (1993)

Lamaze Learning Products (1995)

Tickle-Me Elmo (1996)

Beanie Babies (1996)

Tamagotchi (1997)

Furby (1998)

Groovy Girls (1999)

Razor Scooter (2000)

Jumbo Music Blocks (2001)



fun facts:

The average American child spends 28 minutes a day coloring and wears down about 730 crayons by the age of 10. Parents and schools purchase 2.5 billion crayons each year.



Lincoln Logs were invented by John Lloyd Wright, the son of architect Frank Lloyd Wright. Wright was inspired by the way that his father designed the earthquake-proof Imperial Hotel in Tokyo.



The View-Master was the brainchild of piano tuner William Gruber. During World War II, viewers were used in training for the U.S. military, and more than 1 billion have been sold thus far. The most popular View-Master reel? The scenic reel of Mecca.



One out of every three American homes owns a Scrabble board. More than 100 million sets have been sold worldwide, and 1 to 2 million sets are sold each year in North America alone.



The original Mr. Potato Head contained only parts--eyes, ears, noses and mouths--parents had to supply children with real potatoes to play with! Eight years later, manufacturer Hasbro decided to include a hard plastic potato "body" with the toy to replace the real spud.



How does the Etch-a-Sketch work? Exactly the way it did when the toy was introduced 45 years ago. A stylus is mounted on a pair of orthogonal rails, which move when you turn the knobs. A mixture of extremely fine aluminum powder and beads (which help the powder flow evenly) lines the Etch-a-Sketch's interior. When you turn the device upside down and shake, this mixture sticks to the inside face of the glass. And when you then turn one of the knobs, the stylus scratches off the aluminum dust to create a line on the screen.



Erno Rubik, inventor of the Rubik's cube, was a lecturer in the Department of Interior Design at the Academy of Applied Arts and Crafts in Budapest when he created his now-famous cube. The cube (which has 43,252,003,274,489,856,000 different possible configurations and only one solution) made Rubik the communist bloc's first self-made millionaire and Hungary's richest private citizen.



In 1985, the peak of the Cabbage Patch Kids craze, doll sales totaled $600 million (that's more than $1.1 billion in 2005 dollars).
Re: Most Popular Toys of the past 100 years
Board: Games People Play
Reply to: #13204 by daelphinus
Dec 15, 2005 6:28pm
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Quote The cube (which has 43,252,003,274,489,856,000 different possible configurations and only one solution)


I, the Mighty Tortuga, can solve The Cube. One of my many hidden talents. ;o)

-- Ryan
Re: Most Popular Toys of the past 100 years
Board: Games People Play
Reply to: #13206 by Green Tortuga
Dec 15, 2005 6:57pm
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So can a certain monkey from Senegal (for cigarettes). It must be a smart monkey.

PEACE and Love,
-WINK
Re: Most Popular Toys of the past 100 years
Board: Games People Play
Reply to: #13204 by daelphinus
Dec 15, 2005 7:01pm
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Quote Koosh Ball (1987)

Pictionary (1987)

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1988)


Whoah...the Koosh Ball was invented the same year as I was born? Cool.

And heck yes! Those Ninja Turtles were the highlight of my early childhood!

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Erno Rubik, inventor of the Rubik's cube, was a lecturer in the Department of Interior Design at the Academy of Applied Arts and Crafts in Budapest when he created his now-famous cube. The cube (which has 43,252,003,274,489,856,000 different possible configurations and only one solution)


I love Rubik's cubes...I actually have one sitting in front of me on my desk...I'm not so good with them, though. I'm working on getting better!

-Celtic Quinn
Re: Most Popular Toys of the past 100 years
Board: Games People Play
Reply to: #13208 by Celtic Quinn
Dec 15, 2005 7:04pm
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Quote the Koosh Ball was invented the same year as I was born? Cool.


I ain't sayin' which toy came out the year I was born. I might as well just get a T-shirt that says "Older than Dirt," in big bold letters!

DebBee
Was 'Most Popular Toys..' Now: Rubik's Cube
Board: Games People Play
Reply to: #13207 by WINK
Dec 15, 2005 7:09pm
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I love the Rubik's cube, as i just mentioned in my other post...and i've been looking into it and learning to become better at solving them...

then I found this. Watch it.
http://www.speedcubing.com/chris/videos/3x3x3-onehanded-sub30.wmv

And i was like....WHOA.

Sigh. I want to do that....


-Celtic Quinn
Re: Was 'Most Popular Toys..' Now: Rubik's Cube
Board: Games People Play
Reply to: #13211 by Celtic Quinn
Dec 15, 2005 7:37pm
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Holy Cow!!!

-WINK