Let’s play…Mornington Crescent

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  • #156648

    DayGloScooter
    Participant
    Neophyte

    Currently, there seems to be nothing better to do than whine about the lack of activity, and since the demise of Pictorial Word Association (through lack of discipline), and Communal Poetry (through lack of talent) I think it may be time to try something simpler. I therefore suggest a round or two of that old favourite “Mornington Crescent”
    Since everyone has their own versions of this classic game, we will play by South East (or Armitage) rules. ie no doubles, no shuffles, no Nid. We can always introduce these for later games.
    Please keep any challenges specific and sensible. To anyone who thinks it funny to challenge with the old “south of the river” gag: it isn’t! We’ve all heard it every game since primary school!

    As nobody has declared (obviously – how could they?) I will start by playing
    Wood Green

  • #183303

    nimbus
    Participant
    Homeric

    OK, I am prepared to humour you, but quite frankly I don’t think that you have a snowflake in hells chance of getting this one off the ground, we will see………………so I am saying…South Harrow 😆

  • #183304

    DayGloScooter
    Participant
    Neophyte

    It is said that the greatest probability of failure lies with giving up. I therefore thank you for your support, and play a traverse to
    Waterloo

  • #183305

    The Grocer
    Participant
    Oracle

    Ideal I think !!

  • #183306

    DayGloScooter
    Participant
    Neophyte

    @The Grocer wrote:

    Old Street

    OOooh! Wicked!
    Methinks we have a ringer in our midst?

  • #183307

    sjs – GiH Admin
    Keymaster
    Aristotelic

    I know it’s early in the game and I know that I’m being cheeky here, but I’m going to play Cockfosters anyway. Get out of that one!

    GiH Admin

  • #183308

    DayGloScooter
    Participant
    Neophyte

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pSOR2jGv2uc[/youtube:2m3zx0kb]

    You’ll need to do better than that!

    Yes, I’m playing Seven Sisters

  • #183309

    elainetucker
    Participant
    Neophyte

    Hi All,

    Sad I know….. but humour me…. how do you play this? ic_confused

  • #183310

    brenda
    Participant
    Hoplite

    I haven’t figured it out either, Elaine.

    okay…I just googled it. Afraid I’ve never been to London, and don’t have a map. So, this is a game for only the few who have?

  • #183311

    nimbus
    Participant
    Homeric

    Well…well…well !! Mr Dayglow, you achieved what I was beginning to think was impossible you have brought SJS out of hiding :roll:

    on with the game then Cockfosters to Seven Sisters to ……….. EUSTON

  • #183299

    The Grocer
    Participant
    Oracle

    Now wasn’t one of the Beverley sisters “”Barbie””

    Barbi-can………….

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  • #183300

    The Grocer
    Participant
    Oracle

    ….but then all seven were ANGELS

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  • #183301

    sjs – GiH Admin
    Keymaster
    Aristotelic

    Euston to Barbican? I’m afraid I’ll have to challenge you on this. The 1978 Conference (held in 1997 I believe) determined this to be an utterly illegal move and completely ungentlemanly as well.

    Sorry, but you forfeit your turn and drop 3 pads into the bargain. I’ll take over Euston and go from there to Aldgate East (via Barons Court before you ask).

    GiH Admin

  • #183302

    DayGloScooter
    Participant
    Neophyte

    Ah-Ha! The old Barons Court diversion.
    The only reasonable move is Bank, so I’ll play
    Tooting Bec

  • #183295

    nimbus
    Participant
    Homeric

    Grocer is out of order!!! I agree with sjs an infringement of the rules is blatant….invoke no doubles, no shuffles, and certainly a Nid. :nod:

  • #183296

    The Grocer
    Participant
    Oracle

    😳

  • #183297

    DayGloScooter
    Participant
    Neophyte

    @nimbus wrote:

    Grocer is out of order!!! I agree with sjs an infringement of the rules is blatant….invoke no doubles, no shuffles, and certainly a Nid. :nod:

    This ^ reb_bravo

    but perhaps we can allow a little leeway in game #1? Since things are moving nicely, I suggest we call “Bodgers” and continue from Tooting Bec

  • #183298

    sjs – GiH Admin
    Keymaster
    Aristotelic

    Well since it is the first game, Bodgers it is then and I’ll play Tooting Broadway (ok, obvious really but with Shoreditch closed on Sundays there’s not a lot of choice here).

    GiH Admin

  • #183312

    The Grocer
    Participant
    Oracle

    I “”will”” get the hang of this game !!! :angry:

  • #183313

    DayGloScooter
    Participant
    Neophyte

    Tooting Broadway?? 😆 😆
    I can almost feel half a dozen players just waiting for Shoreditch to reopen tomorrow morning.

  • #183293

    nimbus
    Participant
    Homeric

    WATERLOO !!!

  • #183294

    DayGloScooter
    Participant
    Neophyte

    Huh?
    erm…erm…
    Parsons Green?

  • #183292

    nimbus
    Participant
    Homeric

    The Rules.

    Starting move.
    The first player may choose any station within zones 3 to 6 which is neither a main-line station or an underground intersection.
    Eg. Leyton is a legal first move; Stratford is not as it is both a main line station and an underground intersection. Likewise no station between Bromley-by-Bow and Braking is a legal starting move as all are on both the District and the Hammersmith and City lines

    After the first move the following rules apply:

    1.Play continues from the last station to be played.
    Eg. If Leyton is called as first move, the next player must make a legal move beginning from Leyton.

    2.A player may move from any main-line station within the map to any other main-line station within the map that is within the same zone as the original main-line station.
    Eg. Paddington to Old Street is fine as they are both zone 1 (see main-line jumps to different lines rule) Queens Park to Old Street is not as Queens park is zone 2.

    3.Each turn a player may move between zones once OR change lines at an intersection once OR travel across a main-line station once.
    So legal moves from our example of Leyton include:
    Bethnal Green but not Liverpool street
    (Bethnal green is a move from zone 3 to zone 2 via the central line. Liverpool street is also central line but would be a change of 2 zones, zone 3 to zone 1)

    West Acton but not Acton Town
    (reached via Stratford main-line to Ealing Broadway main-line the whole move to West Acton is in Zone 3 AND on the Central Line. Acton Town is also Zone 3 and reachable from Ealing Broadway, but also requires a change from Central Line to District Line)

    Canning town but not Prince Regent
    (Canning town is a straight change at Stratford onto the Jubilee Line, Prince Regent would be a straight change at Stratford onto the DLR (Docklands Light Railway) but requires going through zone 2 and back out to zone 3)

    4.When a player ends his turn on an intersection the next player may choose which of the available lines he or she is on.

    5.When a player ends his turn on a main-line station the next player may choose to jump to a new main-line station from his starting position (Zone rules still apply) before choosing which line he or she is on.

    6.Main-line jumps to different lines: When jumping to a legal station which is not on the same underground line as you original (as in the example Paddington to Old street), your move ends at the new main-line station ie. in the example it would be Old Street

    7.First player to Mornington Crescent wins 😛

  • #183314

    sjs – GiH Admin
    Keymaster
    Aristotelic

    Surely though we’re playing Central Standard Amended Rules?!

    Nobody seriously talks about Prince Regent these days and were we playing that then at least 3 of the moves thus far in the game would be considered Extras and thus liable to forfeiture of advantage!

    GiH Admin

  • #183315

    Shazzie
    Participant
    Oracle

    Are you kidding !!! ???? !!!!

    Its 40 degrees in the shade – my brain is boiling !

    I lost track of the rules after the second sentence.

    There must be an easier game to play – I-Spy , or Snap or something !!

  • #183316

    brenda
    Participant
    Hoplite

    Like I said…it’s a game for people who are either familiar with London or have a map. I’ll pass on this one. And it’s not at all entertaining to “watch”. :roll:

  • #183317

    Pappa Ouzo
    Participant
    Neophyte

    So Boring :retard: :retard: :retard:

  • #183318

    sjs – GiH Admin
    Keymaster
    Aristotelic

    @Pappa Ouzo wrote:

    So Boring :retard: :retard: :retard:

    Would a game of Strip Mornington Crescent spice up your life?

    GiH Admin

  • #183319

    DayGloScooter
    Participant
    Neophyte

    Parsons Green

  • #183320

    Chanchi
    Participant
    Neophyte

    Dayglo you cant go from Tooting Bec to parsons green! not even on same line! Cheat!!! :p

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  • #183321

    DayGloScooter
    Participant
    Neophyte

    CHEAT?
    CHEAT?
    I’ll give you feckin’ cheat…

  • #183322

    Chanchi
    Participant
    Neophyte

    SPOILSPORT!!

    :finger: 😆

  • #183323

    sjs – GiH Admin
    Keymaster
    Aristotelic

    Damn you, and damn you again DGS!

    I just never saw that coming; I thought you’d Repeat a Quandary and go for Earl’s Court leaving me with a Clear Prospect and thus victory.

    GiH Admin

  • #183324

    DayGloScooter
    Participant
    Neophyte

    GAME #2

    @Chanchi wrote:

    SPOILSPORT!!

    :finger: 😆

    Zat ees fighting talk! I challenge you to ze duel!
    Go fetch your rapier, and…

  • #183325

    Chanchi
    Participant
    Neophyte

    A duel it is !! Avast me hearties!

  • #183326

    DayGloScooter
    Participant
    Neophyte

    Shiver Me Timbers!

    Aaar-CHWAY

  • #183327

    nimbus
    Participant
    Homeric

    UNDERNEATH THE ARCHES EH !!…………….

  • #183328

    Chanchi
    Participant
    Neophyte

    Play Nice…………KINGSBURY Rules 😆

  • #183329

    DayGloScooter
    Participant
    Neophyte

    I’d expect nothing less, since we are
    ALL SAINTS

  • #183330

    Chanchi
    Participant
    Neophyte

    And I am of course The……….

    :mrgreen:

  • #183331

    DayGloScooter
    Participant
    Neophyte

    Hmmm…The Angel, Islington

    2!
    One…Two!
    EUSTON
    I’ll buy that for £100

  • #183332

    KP
    Participant
    Aristotelic

    Yaaaaaawwwwn

    Exciting ere, innit? :roll:

  • #183333

    DayGloScooter
    Participant
    Neophyte

    BZZZ…Challenge KP: Deviation.

  • #183334

    nimbus
    Participant
    Homeric

    @KP wrote:

    Yaaaaaawwwwn

    Exciting ere, innit? :roll:

    Well to paraphrase something a bearded guy in sandals said when he was wandering around Israel a few thousand years ago…..” forgive him Lord he knows not what he says”.

    I mean the guy has obviously never heard of “I am sorry I will say that again” or even the sainted Humphrey Lyttelton….yes I know its hard to comprehend but such people do exist, so rejoice believers and be thankful that you are not amongst their numbers :roll:

  • #183335

    Wheezer
    Participant
    Neophyte

    Wasn’t it: I’m sorry I’ll READ that again…..
    Radio show…….

  • #183336

    Chanchi
    Participant
    Neophyte

    @KP wrote:

    Yaaaaaawwwwn

    Exciting ere, innit? :roll:

    Moan, moan, moan….KP I think the heat is getting to you, drink more fluids Victor! I take away my wobbling breasts to allieviate the irritation to your eyes but is that enough ? no :roll:

    Ti na kano ic_confused

    you are therefore banished to……………………..

    😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆

  • #183337

    DayGloScooter
    Participant
    Neophyte

    @Chanchi wrote:

    Moan, moan, moan….KP I think the heat is getting to you, drink more fluids Victor! I take away my wobbling breasts to allieviate the irritation to your eyes but is that enough ? no

    Ti na kano

    On with the game…

  • #183338

    Chanchi
    Participant
    Neophyte

    More ammunition to fire eh????

  • #183339

    DayGloScooter
    Participant
    Neophyte

    Since we are still (vaguely) in touch with Nimbus’ posting of the rules, I shall stay within zone 1, and use all three possible connections to go, return and rego(?) to
    Paddington

  • #183340

    nimbus
    Participant
    Homeric

    @nimbus wrote:

    OK, I am prepared to humour you, but quite frankly I don’t think that you have a snowflake in hells chance of getting this one off the ground, we will see………………so I am saying…South Harrow 😆

    Well what did I tell you ! see it only made 4 pages and 49 postings! perhaps you will take notice of what I say next time Mr Dayglow 8)

  • #183341

    DayGloScooter
    Participant
    Neophyte

    Accepted. I bow to your awesome clairvoyance.

    I shall return to my secret laboratory, from whence shall emerge a great entertainment to consume the forum, Greece and take over the World!!

    Nya-ha-haaaa!

  • #183342

    Chanchi
    Participant
    Neophyte

    Ahhhh Dayglo you sunk my battle ship…..again :p

    Sorry I didn’t get back to continue have had a very hectic time, had to take my son to the hospital yet again but at least this time we got somewhere and solved our mould problem at the same time :))

    We are moving to a mould free house! Doc says my son has mould allergy was all I needed to hear ….now to tell the landlord ic_shock

    I await your new experiment :unibrow:

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