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Game Mornington Crescent

Discussion in 'Life in General' started by Bookangel, January 5, 2016.

  1. Threadmarks: Game 1

    Bookangel Administrator Staff Member

    Since my actual train went nowhere fast, anyone up for a game? Everyone knows the rules, and if not you can pick it up as we go.

    And just to make it more fun, we're planing with the Overground variation, authorised in 2013 for online play.

    Useful links
    Tube Map - for route and strategy planning
    The Little book of Mornington Crescent - a history of the game on Amazon

    And I shall start with the extremely controversial move:
    Denmark Hill
  2. Angel

    Angel Munificent Critic

    Oh for shame. A new board, a new game and you have to start like that. I'll refer you to Millican's Periodical from 1953 (surprisingly advanced for its time) on the correct way to start in such situations.

    However, you have at least given the option to open the game up for all to enjoy:

    Clapham Junction
  3. Reader

    Reader Vile Critic

    Well, that move certainly throws my options open, but after careful consideration I don't think I'll be as nice. Enjoy your dead end.

  4. porridge

    porridge Member

    Ah, but there's an easy way out of that if you know the counter. Saw it played in 1990, but its in the 1952 varient.

    London Bridge
  5. Angel

    Angel Munificent Critic

    Excellent move there, porridge.

    I'll go one step on with the Monopoly addendum, putting us nicely on

    Fenchurch Street
  6. Terry

    Terry Member


    No, I have no idea what I'm doing. Is that valid?
  7. Kindler

    Kindler Active Member

    I'll do that English thing and complain about lawns.

    Old Street
  8. Bookangel

    Bookangel Administrator Staff Member

    Old Street? I think I can see where you're going with that, Kindler, but you forget. We're playing with the overground rules and that gives a very easy out from your planned route using the Cheshunt diversion. (and I love the station's name)

    Turkey Street
  9. Angel

    Angel Munificent Critic

    Oh how appropriate.

    Overground rules all ready into play I see. Well to prevent a bit of a bottleneck later on and keeping in theme, which also gains me a yellow token:

    Canary Wharf
  10. skye

    skye Member

    Can I play Waterloo?


    Is that a move? Please can someone tell me the rules?
  11. Tregaron

    Tregaron Member

    There is a link to the rules in the first post.

    Thank you for Waterloo. By the Jubilee amendment, sub-clause 3.4 that opens a direct link cross London. So there's only one real move any player of sense would make.


    And I claim my yellow token.
  12. Terry

    Terry Member

    We need a yellow token now?

    I'm gonna try Oval

    Still no clue
  13. tirial

    tirial IT fixer extraordinaire Scribe

    No, no, no, that's just not cricket. There's only one move after the Waterloo and Southwark combination for any experienced player. So, since I am a contrary soul, (and porridge already played it) I'm not using it. Play your way out of this one:

    Hatton Cross
  14. Kindler

    Kindler Active Member

    Amateur. England was playing Test Cricket today, so by the related Sports and Gamer addendum (1973, Collins), Oval just sets up a one man in- one man out maneuver, so we can go straight to

    St John's Wood

    just don't let's head to Dollis Hill
  15. jessica

    jessica Citizen of Logres

    Why, would Dollis Hill be a problem for you? *bats eyelashes* Well since you don't like Hatton Cross, I;d better avoid the area completely...

    Heathrow Terminal 5
  16. porridge

    porridge Member

    Since you've stumped 'em all, I'll throw my tuppence worth in. Useless lot always forget the bus routes can be used on the third Wednesday on the month under the Scottish amendment of 1921. Learn the rules!

    Acton Town
  17. jessica

    jessica Citizen of Logres

    I'm quite well aware of that, and yes, you've prevented my Shephard's bush gambit. Very clever :mad: but since its now Thursday after hours and the Night Bus routes are available, which you appear to have forgotten, I'm going to claim my yellow token and play the classic counter:

  18. Bookangel

    Bookangel Administrator Staff Member

    Oh how nice of you to leave open the rather literary-themed:

    Notting Hill Gate
  19. Kindler

    Kindler Active Member

    And from literary to film, that's easy enough to follow...

    ...the place is Street: Bond Street
  20. Angel

    Angel Munificent Critic

    Well, well, it appears that certain people are trying the English Mustard Gambit (I remember the game that coined it from the St. Ives invitational 1968. Poor Col. Mustard forever tarred by the Cluedo ruling).

    So, to prevent taking any penalties, I will be playing that Yellow Token moving us to:

    Kensington High Street

    and declaring play to go Widdershins

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