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Each player is given $1500 divided as follows: 2 each of $500’s, $100’s and $50’s; 6 $20’s; 5 each of $10’s, $5’s and $1’s.
Place each of the weapons in a different room. Select any six of the nine rooms.
Secretly place your fleet of 5 ships on your ocean grid.
Starting to the left of the first player, everyone in turn places one army onto any unoccupied territory. Continue until all 42 territories have been claimed.
Build up the tower by placing layers of three wooden blocks at right angles to each other.
Make sure the PopOut bar (see Figure 3) is down and locked to prevent checkers from falling out.
Carefully punch out the Cheese pieces from the cardboard sheet and place them in a pile next to the game board. Discard cardboard waste.
Each player takes a score card. To decide who goes first, each player in turn rolls all 5 dice.
Each player picks a Gingerbread Character pawn and places it on the START space on the game board.
Select one token and six scoring wedges, one in each of the six category colors.
Provide each team with a drawing pad, pencil, category card and playing piece.
Drop the letter cubes into the dome and place the yellow cube grid, open side down, over the dome.
Stand the fortress screen upright in the middle of the game board as shown in Figure 2.
Start with the center 4 squares of the board occupied with 2 black and 2 white pieces arranged diagonally.
Set out the four card boxes: Creative Cat, Word Worm, Star Performer and Data Head.
Drop each Funatomy part flat into its matching game board cavity.
Each player rolls the die by pressing the POP-O-MATIC once, then letting go.
Spread the mat face-up on a flat surface, indoors or outdoors.
The pieces are arranged on the board as shown. Note that the queen always is placed on a square of her own color.
The initial arrangement is: two on each player's twenty-four point, five on each player's thirteen point, three on each player's eight point, and five on each player's six point.
Each player will need two pegs for scoring. Pegs are stored underneath the board.
Choose a hippo and place five marbles into your marble release area beside your hippo.
When all the sticks are inserted, load the marbles by dropping them through the opening in the top of the tube. The marbles will rest on top of the web of sticks.
The dealer shuffles the cards and lays twelve cards (in a rectangle) face up on the table so that they can be seen by all players.
Place all letters in the pouch, or facedown beside the board, and mix them up. Draw for first play. The player with the letter closest to 'A' plays first.
The Codemaker secretly places any four code pegs in the code area then conceals them with the code shield.
Arrange the large tiles in a 3 x 3 square. This is your game board. Note: both sides have images, it does not matter which side is face up.
Place all 25 shapes next to the game unit, in a mixed order, with handles facing up. Next, set the timer for the full 60 seconds and the push the pop-up tray down.
Flip all of your face-card frames upright by tipping your game board away from you; then place your game board flat again. Your opponent does the same.
Dump monkeys onto the table.
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Jul 29th, 2012 at 05:16 GMT
what the heck is pictureka????
Jul 30th, 2012 at 23:22 GMT
Aug 2nd, 2012 at 19:33 GMT
My Stratego set never had one of those fancy newfangled fortress screens.
Aug 4th, 2012 at 18:44 GMT
It may have just been the fact that I can't scroll around very quickly and click with my laptop, but I was only about halfway done when time ended. With the fact that once you guess something you can't guess it again, I think it'd be fine to add a minute or two, but maybe I'm the only one with that problem since the stats show a lot of people did well.
Aug 7th, 2012 at 01:10 GMT
No, you're right Davidos. I thought I was going pretty quick and then all of the sudden the time ended with 9 questions still to go. Another 2 minutes please.
Aug 7th, 2012 at 16:29 GMT
Barrel of Monkeys instruction was awesome. Its applicable to other aspects of life, as well.
Aug 12th, 2012 at 17:32 GMT
Love this game! 5/5
Game published: Aug 20th, 2012 at 19:00 GMT
Aug 20th, 2012 at 19:48 GMT
Yep... very fun, good guessing as there some that I had never heard of "pictureka", "mastermind," and "set" to name a few
Aug 20th, 2012 at 20:10 GMT
More people need to know about Set. Good game to play with multiple people and it can even be played alone. And it's WAY more interesting than Solitaire.
Aug 20th, 2012 at 20:28 GMT
The four I missed I have never played, or even heard of them before this quiz!
Aug 20th, 2012 at 21:18 GMT
If you're among the 4.1% (as of 9,072 plays) not getting Hungry Hungry Hippos despite the word hippo being in the question, well I just don't know what to say to you.
Aug 20th, 2012 at 21:22 GMT
Really good quiz though I had to guess at quite a few, I wonder if some games have slightly different names in the UK? For example Clue is called Cludeo here. x
Aug 20th, 2012 at 21:30 GMT
@moviegoer74: same goes for the "dump monkeys on the table" (I laughed out loud at that one). But I'd like to seriously congratulate the 50.2% who got backgammon > I've obviously never read those instructions!
Aug 20th, 2012 at 21:31 GMT
Can't believe I missed Set! Wasn't reading carefully enough. What a fantastic game that is!
Aug 20th, 2012 at 22:12 GMT
I would have gotten backgammon if the set up instructions were "There are two sides, two players. One is light, the other is dark."
Aug 20th, 2012 at 22:19 GMT
That's strange...I don't remember ever having a "fortress screen" in Stratego. Is this from a newer version?
Aug 20th, 2012 at 22:28 GMT
"Sort the Resource Cards into 5 stacks and put them face up next to the game board. Shuffle the Development Cards and place them face down by the board."
Aug 20th, 2012 at 23:36 GMT
I did not make the right selections on a few questions and POW! Pop went my perfection on this quiz.
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Aug 20th, 2012 at 23:50 GMT
What is really sad is that I ran out of time because I stopped in the middle of the quiz to boil water to make spaghetti,and forgot to stop the timer.
Aug 21st, 2012 at 00:00 GMT
I play Stratego all the time, and it was one of the few I missed. Good quiz
Aug 21st, 2012 at 00:48 GMT
Choose a hippo....Hmmm. Wonder what that could be?
Aug 21st, 2012 at 01:56 GMT
Too bad Set is the least guessed (as of this writing). It's a great game!
Aug 21st, 2012 at 03:41 GMT
I thought Jenna Maroney was very good in the movie version of 'Trivial Pursuit.'
Aug 21st, 2012 at 03:51 GMT
I have never played a version of Stratego which included a fortress screen, so had no clue on that one. I'm irritated, because I love that game, and it's the only one I missed.
Aug 21st, 2012 at 04:12 GMT
"And how did you feel, being denied these Hungry, Hungry Hippos?"
Aug 21st, 2012 at 04:32 GMT
I used to have Perfection! Now that I remember that game, it was awesome!
Aug 21st, 2012 at 06:00 GMT
Perfection was the most nerve racking game of all time. Should be called heart attack.
Aug 21st, 2012 at 09:56 GMT
dammit cribbage. my favourite game of all time.
Aug 21st, 2012 at 10:35 GMT
Is Trouble the American name for Frustration? Or does it just have the same sort of dice?
Aug 21st, 2012 at 13:52 GMT
@allizonk: Yes, Trouble is the American name for Frustration. Gotta love the Pop-o-matic!
Aug 21st, 2012 at 14:00 GMT
so 'dump monkeys onto the table' isn't how you play chess? That explains why nobody ever wants to play me
Aug 21st, 2012 at 19:59 GMT
The fortress screen in Stratego is the paperboard you put in the middle so both players can arrange their pieces without seeing what the other is doing.
Aug 21st, 2012 at 20:19 GMT
jefe: no stratego board game i played with as a kid had a fortress screen you basically took turns setting your board while the other kid turned around
Aug 22nd, 2012 at 01:01 GMT
We never had to turn around while the opponent set up the Stratego board. The ranks are only printed on one side of the piece. We never had (or needed)a "fortress screen" either.
Aug 22nd, 2012 at 09:08 GMT
Othello is more commonly known as 'Reversi': http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reversi
Aug 22nd, 2012 at 14:13 GMT
If only Sporcle had setup instructions.
Aug 22nd, 2012 at 14:21 GMT
Dammit, chrisbeano stole my joke. :( Great quiz.
Aug 22nd, 2012 at 20:55 GMT
Regarding Stratego, I am going from the official Hasbro instructions:
I never used one either. My older brother probably tossed it out and was cheating all those years!
And all I can say about Set is in the URL. Fantastic game I've played with my kids since they could sit up, and indeed just as fun to play solo.
Feb 7th, 2013 at 02:07 GMT
Barrel of Monkeys were always too complicated of a concept for me to grasp
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