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Old 2012-01-10, 10:44
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A game of Mornington Crescent

To complement the Chess game on the other thread, I thought we could also have some games of Mornington Crescent.
I assume everyone knows how to play (if not theres basic rules here). You can also consult your nearest British person.

As standard Mornington Crescent is too simplistic for this intellectual crowd at MBN, I think we can use the variation where we combine it with other well known games.

It should be easy for people to pick up as we go. Iĺl start;

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Old 2012-01-11, 00:53
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Move from Vine Street --> Maida Vale, not passing Go.
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Old 2012-01-11, 01:28
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I didn't find anything in your website, Darkflame, I read the wikipedia page of this game, and if I understand, the aim is to get to the Mornington Crescent station. Do we have to move from the station stated in the previous post ?
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Old 2012-01-11, 07:15
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Move from Vine Street --> Maida Vale, not passing Go.
owww... you narrowly avoided being in nid there.

I put a ¨S¨ on Elm Park...I believe thats a double word score.
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Old 2012-01-11, 10:17
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If I had passed Go, yeah, that would have put me in nid. I did think that through!

Professor Plum in Oxford Circus with the Revolver.

Let's see you get out of that double backpass!
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Old 2012-01-11, 10:55
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crud...and you sunk my Battleship too!

*rolls die*
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Ok, that takes me to Oxford Circus. That means I can climb a ladder to avoid that lateral!
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Old 2012-01-11, 12:38
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Then if I understood well...

Rook to King's Cross, take down the Bishop.
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gah, newcomers luck.
and whys everyone ganging up on me?

ok, theres only one move possible for me,
*tries to get his right foot on the Green(park) circle*
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Old 2012-01-11, 13:36
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Ooh, that gives me four in a row, which allows me to slot in Chancery Lane quite neatly, leaving you with no choice but to shunt if you want to get anywhere fast.
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Nice try at reverse physiology there! Iḿ fully aware I can also use the 4th orthogonal to get to Piccadilly Circus. But as thats likely a trap, I am indeed going to Shunt, pushing my Sergeant to Kings Cross, taking the Polaris´s Rook and getting a full house in the process!. hah!
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I'll try my luck here, since I came in late, I get to make two moves, atleast according to the 4th edition in combination with traditional scandinavian rules.

I move to Westminister and construct an additional pylon

And now for the second move:
I move my first ship to Tower hill and collect 2 clue tokens
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Old 2012-01-11, 20:17
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i put thirty kg of lemons into Aule's ship.

you know, to prevent scorbut.
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Old 2012-01-11, 20:30
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I'm going to use a double backpass, as common in the Chalk Farm '88 variation and finish Kentish Town, remove my knight, and claim 8 points and 2 barrels of beer.
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I'm gonna go ahead and join this game midway which will obviously give me the famous midway-starting game privileges.

But I'll spare you and only do a double backpack on 2 and licking the elbow.

//edit: I'm sorry I just understood "touching the elbow" is the official term. I'm new to this.
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Old 2012-01-11, 21:29
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That's ok, this is a casual game so any ranking you have wont be disturbed - although I do reserve the right to do my own penalties for any "advantageous misspronoucation".
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Ok, as clues are now in play we get homes on Baker Street.

Has anyone got any eights? or do I have to go fish at Bayswater?
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Old 2012-01-12, 02:25
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Well, spades are trumps, so all being well I should be able to get to Hammersmith via Marble Arch, using the Kirov manoeuvre.
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So no 8's then.
*goes fish*
*picks up a chance card and wins second prize in a beauty contest*

Hay, with this money I can goto Camden Town , which puts me very near Mornington Creasent ^_^
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Old 2012-01-17, 13:29
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Damn, you smart man !

Cheats at Loto and wins grand prize.
Buying a crane that works in a 500 Km radius
Moves Mornington Crescend to Edinburgh.

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Old 2012-01-17, 20:25
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*Ahem* You appear to have confused the Scottish. They are used to playing Morningside Crescent, and as such have given us Morningside Crescent in return.
Oh well, I will put another piece on the mousetrap, and hope to entrap whoever is on White City.
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Crap. You trapped another one of my Battleships
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Since my crane is still there, I begin walking to the end of it, right where I put Mornington Crescend.

I'm not speaking of Morningside Crescend, but of Mornington, that's what I moved with my crane, regardless of what you say. (totally legal step, as refered in the 1985 rules.)
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It is a legal step, but under those same rules, you still have to reach Mornington Creasent...currently in scotland...because station swapping under those rules doesnt change the goals.

However, because you caused the swap, you do get a free kick, which must be taken by Colonel Mustard.
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Ugh, that means I have to take the Queen of Spades and get 13 extra points! Why Colonel Mustard?? Makes it harder, but I can still get to Victoria invoking Madison's 5th conjecture.
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I know that Mornington Crescent is now in Scotland, but it also is at the end of my crane !!!
Already made 1/4 of the way
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I'm sorry, but I think you have to remain in the area of play, i.e. the London Underground network, or otherwise use other train networks. Manoevering the crane from the play area was fine, but leaving by means other than rail? I'm not sure. Anyone else know the exact rules on that?
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