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    Default a few board games to try and guess

    Help with any of these would be much appreciated.

    1. A game about spies. May have been called spy ring or spy hunt. It included things like microfilm etc

    2.A game, I think set on an island. One thing I remember is plastic pieces of lava that went on the board, obviously from a volcano or something.

    3.Hard one because I don't think it's a mainstream game. I think it was made by a fantasy game company but it is not hero quest or anything like that. It involved moving nice painted figures around a board. You had to put square tiles on the board which mapped out your route. Sometimes you would draw a tile with had a bottomless pit!. The aim of the game was to get to the middle and take treasure from a dragon. Difficult I know but give it a go.

    4.Teenage hero turtles game with lots of cards. It wasn't the one where you had to flip discs.

    Cheers

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    Default Re: a few board games to try and guess

    1. Yes, I do recall, 'Spy Ring' (I think) but there was also 'Microdot' where the print on the cards was supposedly so small, you needed a magnifying glass to read it!

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    Default Re: a few board games to try and guess

    "Microdot", I think, rather than "Spy Ring"

    The second could be "The Lost Valley of the Dinosaurs"
    Lost Valley of the Dinosaurs | BoardGameGeek
    Lava pieces *and* a swooping Pterydactyl
    "It's never too late to have a happy childhood."

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    Quote Originally Posted by huggie74 View Post
    N0.2 Fireball Island?
    Fireball Island | BoardGameGeek

    List of Teenage Turle games
    BoardGameGeek | Gaming Unplugged Since 2000

    Spy ring ? as you suggested
    Spy Ring | BoardGameGeek

    No. 3 It from the pit ?
    It From The Pit | BoardGameGeek
    Thanks, found the turtles game and SPY RING is correct. Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Emettman View Post
    "Microdot", I think, rather than "Spy Ring"

    The second could be "The Lost Valley of the Dinosaurs"
    Lost Valley of the Dinosaurs | BoardGameGeek
    Lava pieces *and* a swooping Pterydactyl
    Lost Valley of the Dinosaurs...YES that's right. Cheers. I need to buy it off ebay now.

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    Just number 3 we need to find now. It might be difficult because like I said it was probably made by one of these companies that are famous for fantasy based games.

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    Quote Originally Posted by humanracer View Post
    Thanks, found the turtles game and SPY RING is correct. Cheers
    Was there a re-write or another game of the same name?
    My copy of Spy Ring has the radio aerials for hats, and large code cards to make "Fish" out of, but no microfilm...

    Ah:
    "The newer (1970's) version of the game changed in quite a few ways, but still bore a great resemblance to the original. The newer version was more of a race to collect a set of secrets (reading them using a "decoder"), and the contact man became a bodyguard for your spy."

    Boardgamegeek delivers again!
    Spy Ring | BoardGameGeek

    Being older, I have the pre-70's version!
    "It's never too late to have a happy childhood."

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    Which of the Turtle games was it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by huggie74 View Post
    Which of the Turtle games was it?
    Pizza Power Game, but I also remember "tower of doom" (a turtles version of Kerplunk).

    I also remember "search for shredder", I didn't have it but I would play it with my classmates.

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