VOTE! Misc Avatar Contest: Game Boards

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by Timewalker, Jan 13, 2015.

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You may vote for four.

Poll closed Jan 19, 2015.
  1. Candyland

    20.0%
  2. Chess

    35.0%
  3. Clue

    60.0%
  4. Cornish Smuggler

    5.0%
  5. Crokinole

    10.0%
  6. Dune

    15.0%
  7. Game of Twenty Squares

    5.0%
  8. Monopoly

    50.0%
  9. Mouse Trap

    35.0%
  10. Operation

    20.0%
  11. Othello

    10.0%
  12. Risk

    15.0%
  13. Sarlacc Pit

    10.0%
  14. Scrabble

    60.0%
  15. Star Trek Catan

    25.0%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Timewalker

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

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    Hi, all! After a week of reminiscing about favorite board games, it's time to vote. :)

    You may vote for FOUR.


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    Candyland (Locutus of Bored)



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    Chess (Kai "the spy")



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    Clue (Showdown)



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    Cornish Smuggler (RevdKathy)



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    Crokinole (Owain Taggart)



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    Dune (Timewalker)



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    Game of Twenty Squares (rhubarbodendron)



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    Monopoly (auntiehill)



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    Mouse Trap (RJDiogenes)



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    Operation (Avro Arrow)



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    Othello (tharpdevenport)



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    Risk (macloudt)



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    Sarlacc Pit (Flying Spaghetti Monster)



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    Scrabble (Saga)



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    Star Trek Catan (Timelord Victorious)


    You may vote for four. Voting will remain open until Monday, January 19. Good luck, everyone! :)
     
  2. bbjeg

    bbjeg Admiral Admiral

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    Voted.
     
  3. auntiehill

    auntiehill The Blooness Premium Member

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    Rolled the dice and voted!
     
  4. Taylirious

    Taylirious Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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  5. Saga

    Saga Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    voted
     
  6. Avro Arrow

    Avro Arrow Because space reasons. Moderator

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    So many good entries! If I roll doubles, can I vote for four more? ;)
     
  7. RJDiogenes

    RJDiogenes Idealistic Cynic and Canon Champion Premium Member

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    Voted for Kai, Owain, Rhubarb, and Avro. King to Queen's Level 3!
     
  8. Kai "the spy"

    Kai "the spy" Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Voted for four and took a card from the deck.
     
  9. Kai "the spy"

    Kai "the spy" Vice Admiral Admiral

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    I see Clue and Scrabble are tied. And Chess isn't nearly as popular as it should be. I tell you, if this were Norway ...
     
  10. RJDiogenes

    RJDiogenes Idealistic Cynic and Canon Champion Premium Member

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    I'm surprised Chess didn't run away with it. I thought it would be a battle between Chess and Monopoly.
     
  11. Timewalker

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

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    I suspect that some votes may be on the basis of preference for the game itself, and others may be on the basis of the artistry and aesthetic appeal of the specific game board. Chess/checkerboards can be pretty basic, but I've also seen some amazingly beautiful ones.

    I've also seen a lot of interesting art projects and other items repurposed from game boards.

    If macloudt is following this thread, I'd ask if she's ever done any game board-related craft projects. I've got quite a few patterns for needlepoint and cross-stitch and I've seen some for 3-D knitted and crocheted chess/checker playing pieces.
     
  12. Mary Ann

    Mary Ann Knitting is honourable Premium Member

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    I have some cross stitch patterns for snakes and ladders, but have never gotten around to stitching them. I wanted to make at least one of them for my kids, but small children and stitching time do not combine well. On my (incredibly long) list of patterns I definitely want to stitch is a beautiful Celtic themed chess board from a needlepoint books I've had for years. I don't play chess but this pattern is begging to be stitched. I've not come across any 3-D knitted/crocheted playing pieces yet, but that's something a snoop around Ravelry can solve. :)
     
  13. RJDiogenes

    RJDiogenes Idealistic Cynic and Canon Champion Premium Member

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    True. With Chess, the artistry is usually more about the pieces than the board.
     
  14. Timewalker

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

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    And... we have a tie!

    The co-winners are Showdown (Clue), and Saga (Scrabble).

    Do we need a tiebreaker vote? Or would the co-winners like to work together on the next contest?

    Congratulations to the winners, and thanks for the fun discussion as well, folks. I really enjoyed this contest. :)
     
  15. Mary Ann

    Mary Ann Knitting is honourable Premium Member

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    Well done to the winners! It was a great contest bringing back lots of fun memories.
     
  16. Saga

    Saga Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Showdown can have the next contest. thanks for the votes.
     
  17. RJDiogenes

    RJDiogenes Idealistic Cynic and Canon Champion Premium Member

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    Congrats, Saga and Showdown. :bolian:

    Thanks for the votes, everybody. :)
     
  18. Timewalker

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

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    Check out Leisure Arts. I have a pattern book for 3D checker pieces that are cats vs. mice, with small rings to indicate when a piece has been "kinged."
     
  19. Mary Ann

    Mary Ann Knitting is honourable Premium Member

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    Will do. Thanks. :)
     
  20. Showdown

    Showdown Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Thanks for the votes. I'll put up the next contest soon.
    :)