Yeti in Wahroonga Village – April 15th, 2020

Week 39 Yeti Hunt

The Yeti Hunt is over!

As I mentioned last week, in trying to make changes to the content some things are being stopped on the site.

So for the foreseeable future, this means the Yeti Hunt is going away. Next week, I will be picking a Kickstarter or new game announcement, and highlighting why I am excited about it. Look at the Marvel Love Letter article for an example.

But I can’t leave you without reveling the locations from last week’s hunt!

Last Week’s Answer

Yeti – Hiding behind Mickey’s Foot
Foot 1 – On the Yellow Submarine
Foot 2 – On Jeep by Iron Man

Week 39 Answers

Did you find the Yeti? Do you want the hunts to continue? Let me know in the comments, or @JohnHQLD me on Twitter/Instagram!

Until next time,

JohnHQLD

Messed Up Game Description – April 4th, 2020

Let’s see how you go with this classic game

It’s another week, and another messed up game descrption! Rabbit nailed last weeks game, so I thought I would try another simple change.

Only one word has been changed, and it’s trademarked. That’s enough clues 🙂

If you are of a certain age, I am sorry if the jingle gets stuck in your head!

This is the game with the lunchroom dice roller. It’s a simplified Pachisi variant in which only one die is rolled per turn.

The text should read:

In this classic word game, players use their seven drawn letter-tiles to form words on the gameboard. Each word laid out earns points based on the commonality of the letters used, with certain board spaces giving bonuses. But a word can only be played if it uses at least one already-played tile or adds to an already-played word. This leads to slightly tactical play, as potential words are rejected because they would give an opponent too much access to the better bonus spaces.

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

JohnHQLD

Yeti in Wahroonga Village – April 1st, 2020

Can you find the Yeti and the Footprints?

Did you see the sneaky foot last week? It’s there I promise, April Fools Day aside!

Because it is April Fools Day, I tried to make today a little easier. There will be enough false headlines and rumours to sort through thanks to the internet!

Last Week’s Answer

Yeti – At Hot Dog Stand

Foot 1 – On Rooftop By Dragon

Foot 2 – On Top of Dragon

Week 37 Solution

Best of luck this week!

Until next time,

JohnHQLD

Messed Up Game Description – March 28th, 2020

How badly can I Scramble this week’s game description?

Hi everyone!

I need to sort out my game library. And my BGG Library tool. Work has meant both projects have taken a back seat. Well, work and the videos I have posted over the last couple of days. Check out my first impressions on Doom Eternal and my Tokaido Digital Gameplay if you haven’t already!

But today, I need your help working out a game description that I have gotten wrong. This week I didn’t mess up too much – I only substitued two words.

Can you tell me what game this is?

In this classic sofa game, players use their seven drawn attack-tiles to form sofas on the gameboard. Each sofa laid out earns points based on the commonality of the attacks used, with certain board spaces giving bonuses. But a sofa can only be played if it uses at least one already-played tile or adds to an already-played sofa. This leads to slightly tactical play, as potential sofas are rejected because they would give an opponent too much access to the better bonus spaces.

Last Weeks Answer – Guess Who!

Guess Who Cover Art

The text should read:

The mystery face game where you flip over a collection of faces with different color hair, eye color, hair, hats, glasses etc. to deduce who the secret person is that your opponent has chosen.

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

JohnHQLD

Yeti in Wahroonga Village – March 25th, 2020

Week 37

Can you find the Yeti and the Footprints?

There is a really sneaky footprint this week. I know where it is, and I have a lot of trouble making it out!

So this week, while I will give both feet locations, think of it as the Yeti and one footprint. Unless of course you want to accept the hardcore challenge 🙂

Week 37

Last Week’s Answer

Yeti – In Duck and Cover

Both Footprints – Sneaking Behind Evil Samurai

Week 36 Answers

How did you go? Best of luck this week!

Until next time,

JohnHQLD

Messed Up Game Description – March 21st, 2020

It’s the weekend, so let’s clean up a game description!

Happy Saturday!

You know what Saturday means – another messed up game description!

I have noticed that responses have dropped off. Am I making the quiz too hard? Too easy? Has the novelty worn off? Let me know in the comments below!

Enough asking for site feedback – let’s see how you go with this classic game description 😀

The mystery bush game where you flip over a collection of bushes with different trip sack, debt trip, sack, beds, pigs etc. to deduce who the harsh stocking is that your opponent has chosen.

Last Weeks Answer – Sorry!

The text should read:

Race your four game pieces from Start around the board to your Home in this Pachisi type game.

By turning over a card from the draw deck and following its instructions, players move their pieces around the game board, switch places with players, and knock opponents’ pieces off the track and back to their Start position.

Did you get it? Sorry if you didn’t 😀 (Yes, feel free to groan at the dad jokes :p )

Good luck with today’s puzzle!

Catch you with some exciting news next week 🙂

JohnHQLD

Yeti in Wahroonga Village – March 18th, 2020

Week 36

Can you find the Yeti and the Footprints?

Week 36

Last Week’s Answer

Yeti – On top of bank by Right Dragon Leg

Foot 1 – On top of roof with Donut

Foot 2 – Above Ladder from Ecto 1

How did you go? Alpal nailed it last week – even with the little story of the path the Yeti was taking!

Good luck today 😀

Until next time,

JohnHQLD

Messed Up Game Description – March 14th, 2020

Sometimes my life feels like my game descriptions. Still fun though!

It’s another week, and another messed up game description!

This is a classic game that many of us grew up with. And for some people, their parents and potentially grandparents as well!

I went a little different with my word replacements today. The game could be a lot of things, so here is the plain text first line of the descriptions – no changes made!

Race your four game pieces from Start around the board to your Home in this Pachisi type game.

From the clues, a few of you can probably already make a guess as to the game. So today, I am limiting you to ONE GUESS ONLY! Not really, but made you look :p

Anyway, on the the rest of the game description:

By baseball over a birds from the fade deck and following its blow, players move their pieces around the game board, sneeze places with players, and rejoice recess’ pieces off the airplane and back to their Start position.

The text should read:

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

Did you get it? Alpal smashed it! The game it could also have been is Yacht, which I know a lot of people have played over Yahtzee as it’s Public Domain. Essentially the same game, but some different scoring rules.

So there you go – your little bit of trivia for the day 🙂 Good luck with today’s puzzle!

JohnHQLD

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