CS #726 - The Games People Play

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This is my friend's chess and checkers set designed by architect Michael Graves that gave me the idea of the theme for this week's Collective Shoot. Both photos will be used to advertise the set on eBay.
Very smooth looking set. Your photos should jack up the price.

The primary chess set sold today for $360, just a few days after it was listed. I just barely finished my chess project in time, as I need to return the chess sets to him tomorrow now that one of them has been sold. The project photos are at https://www.nikoncafe.com/threads/chess-project-12-images.325476/
 
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Closet Games...
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Some are likely very familiar, some maybe not for people in the U.S.

One unusual one is Mille Bornes. A game that I learned, when taking a French class in High School. My best friend and I started playing it and would have some VERY confrontational competitive games (it is based on a road trip, when players can give their opponent flat tires, red lights, and speed restrictions, for example). Here are some of the cards...

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My Mom, Dad, sister and I often played Mille Bornes around the kitchen table when growing up. Trying to recall what the expression was when given an "incident" when holding the "solution" . . . Something like "Coup Fourré"?
 
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Go...

I was really into Go, when I was young, following after my oldest brother, who taught it to me (and who still plays and is very good). I started a "Go" club in High School, but, after college, I stopped playing. Recently, I started looking at the books I had, and playing a few games on an app I have. I may pick it up again, now that I have some more time.
In the previous photo, there are two boards at the bottom left (home made, small) and right (full 19x19 board) of the pile. The grey box at the front center holds the stones used in the game...

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The black ones are a bit dusty from lack of use.
I played Go several times when in college, Paul. What I recall is that the game could often take a long time?
 
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