Messed Up Game Description – March 7th, 2020

Sometimes shorter is easier. Sometimes…

Today’s Game has a couple of different names, but also a couple of different rule sets depending on the name!

I have messed up the common mechanics, but any game that fits the genre for want of a better term will work. Good luck!

A classic cameras game played with 5 cameras. Each player’s turn consists of stripping the cameras up to 3 times in hope of making 1 of 13 notebooks.

Last Weeks Answer – Backgammon!

The text should read:

Each player has a set of 15 “men” that must be moved from their starting positions, around, and then off the board. Dice are thrown each turn, and each player must decide which of their men to move based on the outcome of the roll.

Did you get it? I hope so! No one seemed to want to put forward an answer last week.

Good luck with today’s scrambled desctiption! It could be a couple of games, so guess away!

Until next week,

JohnHQLD

Messed Up Game Description – February 29th, 2020

This game is older than many think

The descriptions seem to be going down well! How are you finding the game selections? Too easy? or maybe too hard?

This is a game that has been around for a long time. See how you go!

Each player has a set of 15 “cabbages” that must be faded from their wobble summers, loosely, and then sedate the board. Hats are chewed each turn, and each player must decide which of their cabbages to move based on the plant of the acoustics.

Last Weeks Answer

Alpal nailed last weeks description! The game is of course Snakes and Ladders (or Chutes and Ladders depending on where you are from).

The text should read:

Players travel along the squares sometimes using ladders, which represent good acts, that allow the player to come closer to nirvana while the snakes were slides into evil.

Did you get it? Shout out your guess in the comments, or on the Facebook page!

Good luck this week 😀

JohnHQLD

Messed Up Game Description – February 22nd, 2020

Well, most of what I say is nonsense right? :p

I got asked some questions last week (where the game wasn’t guessed!) about the rules for these Messed Up Descriptions.

Short version – I am kind of making them up as I go along. I am trying to come up with a fair challenge, without making things too easy.

Basic rules are:

  1. Games are well known ‘mainstream’ games. The sort of board games you are asked if you play, or titles you have probably heard about your whole life. If this changes, I will give a clue on that puzzle.
  2. What words do I change? Mainly nouns, with some verbs and adjectives. I am trying to find the balance of actual description words to keep the challenge fair. What I won’t do is use a word that can be confused with a ‘normal’ description e.g. I won’t use a mechanic word like ‘drafting’ as a substitute word. I might substitute it though!
  3. If I change a word, I change all instances and forms of that words. So if I replace ‘Play’ (unlikely) with ‘Pineapple’, Pineapple will appear wherever Play did. Pineapples replaces Plays, and Pineappling replaces Playing.

I hope that helps! Anyway, onto this weeks description:

Players travel along the potatoes sometimes using plantations, which represent brush bell, that allow the player to signal closer to nirvana while the rats were slides into feigned.

Last Weeks Answer

Last Week’s Puzzle:

In Las Vegas, players try to be the educated reward on the brother of Las Vegas by building beds, camps, and colours. On each turn dice are rolled to determine what scissors the brother produces. Players collect these scissors (drains) – nation, sweater, quartz, toys or sweater – to build up their notebooks to get to 10 parcel scarecrows and win the game.

The text should read:

In Catan, players try to be the dominant force on the island of Catan by building settlements, cities, and roads. On each turn dice are rolled to determine what resources the island produces. Players collect these resources (cards)—wood, grain, brick, sheep, or stone—to build up their civilizations to get to 10 victory points and win the game.

Did you guess Catan? I know Alpal didn’t :p

Frop your answers below in the comments, or up on the Facebook page!

Until next week,

JohnHQLD

Yeti in Wahroonga Village – February 19th, 2020

Week 32

Can you find the Yeti and the Footprints?

This is the second week of the little mini-story I decided to have some fun with. See if you can see what is happening, as well as find the Yeti and it’s footprints!

Week 32

Last Week’s Answer

Yeti – Behind Spectator Above Yellow Dragon

Foot 1 – In T-Rex Mouth

Foot 2 – Behind the Joker

Week 31 Answers

How did you go? Best of luck this week!

Until next time,

JohnHQLD

Messed Up Game Description – February 15th, 2020

Can you guess the game when I mess up the words in the description?

I tried out this new puzzle last Tuesday, and it seemed to go down pretty well. So I thought why not make it a regular puzzle?

Changed up the format a little in how I changed the words, hopefully it works better for everyone!

In Las Vegas, players try to be the educated reward on the brother of Las Vegas by building beds, camps, and colours. On each turn dice are rolled to determine what scissors the brother produces. Players collect these scissors (drains) – nation, sweater, quartz, toys or sweater – to build up their notebooks to get to 10 parcel scarecrows and win the game.

Last Weeks Answer

The first puzzle was:

In submarine, players sneak from pineapple to pineapple in a porcupine to plunge the abstract of: Wally jumped it, with Sally, and Google?

The text should read:

In Cluedo, players move from room to room in a mansion to solve the mystery of: who done it, with what, and where?

I would have accepted Clue or Cluedo, depending on where you are from 😀

Did you get it? Good luck with today’s puzzle!

Have a great weekend everyone.

Until next week,

JohnHQLD

Here comes a new challenge for you! Can you guess the game?

I am still enjoying setting up Yeti hunts, but how about something a little different as well?

I describe a lot of games. And that will continue. But publishers also describe their games. It is how we get a feel for what the game is about when we look at the back of the box.

But what if someone messed around with the words? That’s the challenge!

I have taken a basic description of a very well known game, and replaced certain words.

For example:

“Miners take the part of circus performers, attempting to party and then dance their circus.”

Becomes:

“Players take the part of land owners, attempting to buy and then develop their land.”

The game – Monopoly! Can you tell me what game this is describing?

In submarine, players sneak from pineapple to pineapple in a porcupine to plunge the abstract of: Wally jumped it, with Sally, and Google?

While the words are fairly random, if I replace a word I replace every instance of that word. So in today’s trial puzzle, the word pineapple has replaced the same word.

Can you guess the game? I think they will be a bit of fun. If you do as well, use the reactions just above the comments section to let me know!

Until next time,

JohnHQLD