WootBot


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The only good wars are the ones fought around a table with your friends. No casualties, no shattered cities or burned fields or starving refugees, and it's all over in a few hours. Here are eight game boards where millions of us have discovered the pleasures of phony wars. Some were total global conflicts, others mere skirmishes. Do you recognize these play battlefields?

 

Answers are here. Please post your guesses, speculations, or arguments below! But know this: the Trivial Eye is presented for public amusement and no prizes are offered other than that familiar feeling of aggravation that so much of your mind is occupied by useless trivia.

thestone


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Well I know this much.

2 looks Lord of the Rings related
4 is Risk
7 is Stratego

Everything else is a mystery and/or WWII related from the looks of it.

ROGETRAY


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thestone wrote:Well I know this much.

2 looks Lord of the Rings related
4 is Risk
7 is Stratego

Everything else is a mystery and/or WWII related from the looks of it.



I think #1 might be Axis and Allies. Maybe some of the others are too?...

boddekker


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1. Axis and Allies
2. ? A Napoleonics game, maybe?
3. Memoir 44
4. Risk
5. ? Global Thermonuclear War?
6. Combat Commander: Europe
7. Stratego
8. Diplomacy

Yeah, I'm a nerd...

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dernst_ca1


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boddekker wrote:1. Axis and Allies
2. ? A Napoleonics game, maybe?
3. Memoir 44
4. Risk
5. ? Global Thermonuclear War?
6. Combat Commander: Europe
7. Stratego
8. Diplomacy

Yeah, I'm a nerd...



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HomerTime


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Talk about a subject outside one's realm of knowledge...
I didn't know a single one of these. Even after looking at the answers, there were only two of those games that I had even heard of (Risk and Stratego).

davidbowser


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One game of Axis and Allies could be played for 8 hours easily. If any side (I think their are 5) adopts pure defense and turtles up and develops tech, they can wait out the overly aggressive sides and wipe the board systematically. If sides are more balanced (offense/defense), then the game will go on FOREVER.