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Offline DicedT

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10 Weirdest Wargames?
« on: April 10, 2012, 03:32:32 PM »
Inspired by Brant's quest to find obscure wargames, I've decided to write something on the 10 weirdest wargames. So which are your favorites for the coveted title of Bizarro Game of All Time? They can be paper or computer (though there are probably more weird paper wargames).

One of the finalists has to be Cod Wars.

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Re: 10 Weirdest Wargames?
« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2012, 03:38:59 PM »
Cod Wars?

Sounds a bit fishy to me, but I bet we'll have a whale of a time with this thread - I'm off to trawl through my old games collection...I'm bound to net something.
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Re: 10 Weirdest Wargames?
« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2012, 04:04:24 PM »




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« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2012, 04:38:27 PM »
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Re: 10 Weirdest Wargames?
« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2012, 05:16:05 PM »
Sushi-Jalapeno War?  You guys are incredible! 

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Re: 10 Weirdest Wargames?
« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2012, 05:41:15 PM »


I would definitely want to play the Iceberg!
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Re: 10 Weirdest Wargames?
« Reply #6 on: April 10, 2012, 05:54:04 PM »
Mississippi Banzai



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MISSISSIPPI BANZAI is another in XTR's many alternate-history wargames. This one takes its cue from the post WW2 oddness of Tomorrow the World, where the Germans and Japanese win the war and conquer the entire planet.

MB is set in that alternate 1948 when the two powers square off against each other in the heartland of the former USA. The Germans move north from St. Louis while the Japanese move in from western Missouri and Iowa. MB's map has hexes 12 kilometers across, and counters represent 8,000 to 15,000 men, or 180 to 300 vehicles. It may not be to everyone's taste because of the alt-history premise of the game.

Republished in Command Magazine Japan #28, and also in Separate Volume #19 of Command Magazine Japan, together with Black Gold.

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Re: 10 Weirdest Wargames?
« Reply #7 on: April 10, 2012, 06:56:26 PM »



I actually have 4th Reich. I bought it after someone pointed out that it is basically Norman Spinrad's book The Iron Dream
in boardgame form minus the title and with slight shifts in country names because of copyright issues.
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Re: 10 Weirdest Wargames?
« Reply #8 on: April 10, 2012, 09:05:38 PM »
Far and away...

Time Tripper: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/5503/time-tripper

The game about smoking dope and playing wargames.....
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Re: 10 Weirdest Wargames?
« Reply #9 on: April 10, 2012, 09:31:56 PM »
If by "weird" you mean "odd but realistic subject matter" then I submit:
Sticks and Stones (metagames)...man-to-man and man-vs-mammoth combat in the stone age.
The Canadian Civil War (by SPI...J. Dunnigan no less!) is an interesting "what if" on the FLQ crisis in 1970's Quebec.

If by "weird" you mean "odd but unrealistic topics" then I could submit a host of alien / sorcery / other weird stuff and WWII blend games

If by "weird" you mean "just plain strange" then perhaps:  Chitin (microgame); Snit's Revenge (TSR), Hotspot (Metagames...takes place on a lava planet) and a game called "Stomp" which is about giants crushing humans.
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Re: 10 Weirdest Wargames?
« Reply #10 on: April 11, 2012, 12:14:13 AM »
Some friends, my wife and I used to play this often. It's fun as all hell. And what's funny is that none of us are/were stoners. Not a wargame, but eh....neither is Axis and Allies, ha.
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Re: 10 Weirdest Wargames?
« Reply #11 on: April 11, 2012, 04:03:14 AM »
Some friends, my wife and I used to play this often. It's fun as all hell. And what's funny is that none of us are/were stoners. Not a wargame, but eh....neither is Axis and Allies, ha.


I guess the 'fun' factor would depend on how long the 'play aids' supply lasted, eh?
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Re: 10 Weirdest Wargames?
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Re: 10 Weirdest Wargames?
« Reply #13 on: April 12, 2012, 11:00:22 AM »
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Re: 10 Weirdest Wargames?
« Reply #14 on: April 12, 2012, 06:49:55 PM »
HOAX

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PHART: THE DISPERSING

ALL COME TO MIND

I have owned the three published games, still have two of em.

more realistic, brunch at the coliseum, gigantic is pretty fun but not too wierd

and never played em  but the black death and plague games were popular

I do still have PLAGUE & PESTILENCE THOUGH

too tired, too lazy, ya'll can geek um

IF there is no geek listing of phart, I will post pics here. anyone that wants to experience a full roaming vapor just meet up with me at the con in raleigh about 7 pm sat night, just before I play TRON but right after getting the chicken philly around the corner from the con!!!