ENTER! Misc Avatar Contest: Game Boards

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  1. Timewalker

    Timewalker Cat-lovin', Star Trekkin' Time Lady Premium Member

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    Hi, folks, and welcome to the Game Boards avatar contest. :)

    Who doesn't enjoy board games? Those colorful squares, rectangles, circles, dice, play money, spinners, tokens, tiles, and cards that made us rich, sent us to jail, allowed us to conquer the world, race around a track and send our opponents home, make words, or figure out that it was Colonel Mustard in the Lounge with the Candlestick...

    The theme of this contest is Game Boards. Only physical, RL game boards will be accepted. In other words, if you want to use an image of a Monopoly board, only RL ones are okay; the computer versions are not.

    Pictures of board game boxes will not be accepted unless the board itself is also visible in the picture. Same with game tokens, cards, or other parts of the game.

    If you're not sure if an image is okay, feel free to ask before you post. Please, no images from TV shows, movies, or comic books. Images of RL game boards that are based on TV shows, movies, or comic books are okay.

    Entries will be accepted until Monday, January 12. I look forward to seeing what everyone comes up with! :)
     
  2. Timewalker

    Timewalker Cat-lovin', Star Trekkin' Time Lady Premium Member

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    This version of the Dune boardgame is based on the original novels by Frank Herbert.
     
  3. Mary Ann

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    Great theme! I decided to go with Risk, possibly the only game board that's thrown across the room during arguments between players more often than Monopoly. I specifically chose a pic of the board that came with my family's 1970s version. In our house it was my youngest brother, a very sore loser indeed, who most often sent our board flying mid-game.

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  4. auntiehill

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    Settlers of Catan. "Oh, for God's sake! Just say, 'Lumber for Wool', or we'll be here all night!"
    I freaking LOVE this game; I even have the Star Trek edition.
     
  5. Timewalker

    Timewalker Cat-lovin', Star Trekkin' Time Lady Premium Member

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    Is this a picture of the box the game came in? I'm looking for pictures of the game board itself.
     
  6. auntiehill

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    That's a picture of the game itself. The box looks like this.

    If the logo bothers you that much, I can enter this one instead:
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  8. Timewalker

    Timewalker Cat-lovin', Star Trekkin' Time Lady Premium Member

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    I'll accept the first one if you prefer. It just looked to me like an illustration from a game box (I've never played this one), so that's why I asked. Let me know which one is your official entry.
     
  9. auntiehill

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    I like the first one better.
     
  10. Timewalker

    Timewalker Cat-lovin', Star Trekkin' Time Lady Premium Member

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    That must have been frustrating. I remember a game of Diplomacy where I had to talk a friend out of "nuking" everything by throwing her textbooks down on the game board. We had to play the game as part of our Social Studies 30 curriculum (Grade 12; that year all we studied were wars and revolutions). I explained that she couldn't nuke everything because there weren't any nukes in 1915.

    Okay, done. :)
     
  11. Kai "the spy"

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  13. auntiehill

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    Candyland! There's a vote.
     
  14. Mary Ann

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    Ours must have been the only household on the planet without Candyland. I feel deprived. ;)
     
  15. RJDiogenes

    RJDiogenes Idealistic Cynic and Canon Champion Premium Member

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    Great idea for a theme. :bolian:

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    Mouse Trap! :D
     
  16. Timelord Victorious

    Timelord Victorious Vice Admiral Admiral

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    I wanted to go with Star Trek Catan,

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    but I see auntiehill already did the classic version.
    I can do something else, cause I don't want to split votes.
     
  17. Timewalker

    Timewalker Cat-lovin', Star Trekkin' Time Lady Premium Member

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    I never had that game either.
     
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    Did you have Chutes & Ladders?
     
  20. Mary Ann

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    Not during my childhood, though my kids have gone through several versions of Snakes and Ladders. I was taught to play Canasta when I was five, though, so that makes up for the lack of a popular board game or two. Come to think of it, we had no board games which were only for children; they were all "family" games like Monopoly, Risk, Masterpiece, Clue, Sorry, and the like.