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 πŸ™‚

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

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

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 πŸ˜€

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 πŸ˜€ (Yes, feel free to groan at the dad jokes :p )

Good luck with today’s puzzle!

Catch you with some exciting news next week πŸ™‚

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 πŸ™‚ 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

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 aΒ 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 πŸ˜€

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)β€”wood, grain, brick, sheep, or stoneβ€”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

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 πŸ˜€

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

Have a great weekend everyone.

Until next week,

JohnHQLD